Beth Orton Biography

Elizabeth Caroline "Beth" Orton (born 14 December 1970) is an English singer-songwriter, known for her 'folktronica' sound, which mixes elements of folk and electronica. She was initially recognised for her collaborations with William Orbit and the Chemical Brothers in the mid-1990s. However, these were not Orton's first recordings. She had released a solo album, Superpinkymandy, in 1993. Since the album was only released in Japan, it went largely unnoticed by international audiences. Her second solo album, Trailer Park, garnered much critical acclaim in 1996. Orton developed a devoted audience with the release of the albums Central Reservation (1999) and the 2002 UK top 10 album, Daybreaker. In her 2006 release, Comfort of Strangers, she moved towards a more folk-based sound and away from the electronic sound of her past albums.

American films and television programmes such as Felicity, How to Deal, Charmed, Dawson's Creek, Vanilla Sky and Grey's Anatomy have featured her music and provided her with exposure to a more mainstream American audience.

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Beth Orton posts new song 'Magpie' online - watch

Singer songwriter also extends her forthcoming UK and Ireland tour

  • Sep 14, 2012

Beth Orton announces details of new album 'Sugaring Season'

The album is the Brit folk singer's first since 2006's 'Comfort Of Strangers'

  • Jul 10, 2012

Beth Orton announces December UK tour – ticket details

Singer-songwriter has scheduled seven shows for the winter

  • Jul 5, 2012

Beth Orton speaks out about YouTube music video cull

Singer underlines the importance of royalties

  • Mar 11, 2009

Beth Orton beefs up acoustic North American tour

More dates are added to summer jaunt

  • May 19, 2008

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Central Reservation

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Touch Me With Your Love

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Beth Orton Reviews

Beth Orton: Comfort Of Strangers

Beth Orton: Comfort Of Strangers

Hip ’90s folkie edges ever closer to the coffee table

  • Feb 16, 2006

Orton, Beth : Daybreaker

The mistress of folk-pop mystery returns

  • Jul 23, 2002

Orton, Beth : Concrete Sky

More straw-sucking folk-fluffery

  • Jul 12, 2002

Oxford Brookes University

Maybe [a]Godspeed You Black Emperor[/a] need a voice for hire....

  • Apr 5, 2000

Orton, Beth : Central reservation

It doesn't make you think of knitwear and viruses and winter chills and, crucially, it has a tune.

  • Sep 11, 1999

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