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Everything But The Girl

Everything But The Girl

Fact Sheet

Country  England, UK
Everything But The Girl are a British two-person band formed in Hull, England in 1982 by lead singer and bass guitarist Tracey Thorn (born September 26, 1962) and guitarist Ben Watt (born December 6, 1962).

The group had their first hit single in 1984 with "Each and Every One", then hits followed like The Covers EP "Driving" and "Missing".

"Missing" became an international hit and helped usher the band into a more electronic sound. The albums that followed Amplified Heart, on which "Missing" appeared, Walking Wounded and Temperamental, showed the band's musical progress as well as established Ben Watt as a master DJ with an innate understanding of musical landscaping. The band has been on hiatus for a few years, partly due to Watt having contracted Churg-Strauss syndrome (an autoimmune disease) and their desire to raise their 3 children outside of the spotlight. Their fan base is very active though, as messages on the band's website confirm. The band will be releasing a double disk of remixes highlighting the best of their eclectic electronica influenced music including a trio of newly commissioned remixes.