BETH ORTON 2022 489 Edit

BETH ORTON

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  • St Bartholomew's Church, Brighton

Singer/songwriter Beth Orton combines the passionate beauty of the acoustic folk tradition with the electronic beats of trip-hop to create a fresh, distinct fusion of roots and rhythm.

Born in Norwich, England in December 1970, Orton debuted as one half of the duo Spill, a one-off project with William Orbit which released a cover of John Martyn's 'Don't Wanna Know About Evil.'

After assembling a backing band, she issued her 1996 debut EP She Cries Your Name. Her stunning full-length bow Trailer Park followed later in the year. In 1997, Orton released the superb Best Bit EP, a move toward a more organic, soulful sound; the full-length Central Reservation then followed in 1999.

Three years later, Orton emerged refreshed with her third album Daybreaker featuring collaborations with both Ryan Adams and the Chemical Brothers. In early 2006, Orton released her fourth album, Comfort of Strangers, which was entirely acoustic. After a six-year hiatus, Orton released the critically acclaimed Sugaring Season, then in 2016, Orton returned to her electronic roots for the first time in 14 years with Kidsticks, co-producing alongside Andrew Hung of Bristol experimental electronic noise duo Fuck Buttons.

Weather Alive, Orton's newest LP is due to be released on September 23rd, released via Partisan Records.

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Tickets for Beth Orton's intimate church performance will be on sale from 10 AM, 10th June.