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Everything But the Girl


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Birth Place: Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England
Years Active: 1982–present
Genres: Pop, Rock, Alternative Rock, Electronica, Bossa Nova, Sophisti-pop, Lounge, Trip-hop, Jazz, Alternative Dance

Everything but the Girl was a jazz/pop duo that formed in Hull, England in 1981. The band consisted of lead singer Tracey Thorn, and guitarist/keyboardist and singer Ben Watt. The duo met while attending college in Hull and hit it off musically. Thorn was a member of the trio Marine Girls and Watt was working as a solo artists signed to the indie label Cherry Red. Despite both Thorn and Watt already having music careers that were moderately successful, they felt compelled to work together and formed Everything but the Girl. The duo's debut album, “Eden” appeared in 1984 and their style of music quickly placed them into a genre of music that was led by bands such as Swing Out Sister, Sade... Continue Bio >>


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