Tracey Thorn is a singer, songwriter and writer. After forming her first band, Marine Girls while still at school, she delivered her breakthrough debut mini solo album, 'A Distant Shore' in 1982. She then spent seventeen years with Ben Watt in best-selling duo Everything But The Girl. After a self-imposed hiatus to focus on family life in 2000, she returned to her solo work in 2007. Since then she has released three further solo albums, one movie soundtrack, a clutch of singles and two books, including the Sunday Times-best-selling memoir, 'Bedsit Disco Queen'. She has also collaborated with other artists including Massive Attack and John Grant. She currently writes a twice-monthly column for The New Statesman.