Beth Orton

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Elizabeth Caroline Orton (born 14 December 1970) is an English musician, known for her "folktronica" sound, which mixes elements of folk and electronica.[2] She was initially recognised for her collaborations with William Orbit, Andrew Weatherall, Red Snapper and the Chemical Brothers in the mid-1990s. Her UK/US first solo album, Trailer Park, received much critical acclaim in 1996. Orton developed a devoted audience with the release of the BRIT Award-winning album Central Reservation (1999) and the 2002 UK top 10 album, Daybreaker. Her 2006 album, Comfort of Strangers, was followed by a break during which Orton gave birth to her daughter and collaborated with the British guitarist Bert Jansch. Orton returned with Sugaring Season in 2012, which moved towards a purer acoustic sound, followed by a return to electronic music with Kidsticks, released in 2016.

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Beth Orton
Orton at the Mojo club night at the Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell 2009
Background information
Birth nameElizabeth Caroline Orton
Born (1970-12-14) 14 December 1970 (age 52)[1]
East Dereham, Norfolk, England
OriginNorwich, England
  • Musician
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • keyboards
  • synthesizer
Years active1993–present
LabelsHeavenly (1996–2005)
EMI-UK (2005–present)
Astralwerks (2003–2010)
ANTI- (2010–present)
Decca (2020–present)

Orton's music has been featured in Felicity, How to Deal, Charmed, Dawson's Creek, Roswell, Vanilla Sky, Grey's Anatomy, and Manifest, providing her with exposure to a more mainstream American audience.