Beth Orton Schedule
BRIT Award-winning English singer/songwriter Beth Orton's signature "folktronica" sound is
something everyone can appreciate! This architect of folk and electronica music has had her music featured in films and TV
programs like How to Deal, Charmed, Felicity, Dawson's Creek, Vanilla Sky and Grey's Anatomy.
You can catch folk and
acoustic pop artist Beth Orton on her upcoming tour, which includes stops at the Infinity Hall in Norfolk, Connecticut; the
Paradise Rock Club in Boston, Massachusetts; and The Allen Room at Lincoln Center.
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Born in East Dereham, England, Beth Orton grew up appreciating her natural, rural surroundings, even
though she relocated to London when she was 14, after her parents separated. Orton was also passionate about reading and loved
writing and the theater as well.
Both of Orton's parents had passed away by the time she had turned 19. She traveled
to Thailand for a bit to reside in a Buddhist community. It was a time for self-discovery for Orton, in which she learned
about the concepts of solitude and independence, which helped her later on in life.
Back in Europe,Orton's first contribution
to music commenced when she met William Orbit at a London nightclub. He tried to borrow a cigarette from her, and they developed
a relationship shortly after. Orbit invited Orton to do some spoken word for his Strange Cargo project, but she drunkenly
decided to sing also. What is perhaps the best-known work from her at the time, Water from a Vine Leaf, was co-written by
Orton and released as a limited-edition single.
Orton and Orbit also released a cover version of John Martyn's Don't
Wanna Know 'Bout Evil – this was the first song they recorded together. It was originally released in Japan and re-issued
in the U.K. in 1997.
Orton's solo album, Superpinkymandy, arrived in 1993 exclusively in Japan, which didn't help Orton
rein in international attention.
Trailer Park was Orton's next album, which came out in 1996. The album was well-received,
drawing the attention of the British music industry. She claimed both Mercy Prize and Brit Award nominations as a result of
this album that showcased her vocals and self-taught guitar work.
Her third album, Central Reservation (1999), contained
production work from Ben Watt of Everything But the Girl fame. This album earned her a Brit Award in 2000 as well as another
nod for the Mercury Prize.
With the release of the albums Central Reservation and the 2002 U.K. Top 10 album Daybreaker,
Orton cultivated a loyal fan base. The Other Side of Daybreak (2003) featured remixes along with remakes and tracks that were
never before released.
On her 2006 release, Comfort of Strangers, Orton moved toward a more folk-based sound and away
from the electronic sound of past albums.
The following year, singer Annie Lennox collaborated with Beth Orton as well
as 22 other female artists to boost awareness of HIV transmissions from mother to child in Africa. Issued on World AIDS Day
in 2007, the single, Sing, was the result of the awareness effort.
Beth Orton Hit Albums
Beth Orton mixes the passionate beauty of the acoustic folk tradition with the electronic beats of trip-hop to develop a fresh,
authentic brand of music.
To date, Beth Orton's albums include: Superpinkymandy (1993); Trailer Park (1996); Central
Reservation (1999); Daybreaker (2002); Comfort of Strangers (2006); and Sugaring Season (2012).
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Beth Orton Trivia
Orton found her niche as a musician, she worked as a waitress at Pizza Hut as well as owned her own catering business.
also expressed interest in the theater andhad enrolled at the Anna Scher Theatre School, spending some time touring 'Une Saison
en Enfer.' She played Rimbaud's lover with a fringe theater company throughout Russia, the U.K. and Ukraine.
Orton Concert Experience
After several years of taking a break from recording, the talented Beth Orton is back and
better than ever! With works like Sugaring Season, Trailer Park, Best Bit, Central Reservation and Comfort of Strangers, Orton
has developed a repertoire that is second to none when it comes to roots and rhythm.
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