Benjamin Brian Thomas Watt (born 6 December 1962) is a British musician, singer, songwriter, author, DJ and radio presenter, best known as one half of the duo Everything but the Girl.
Watt began recording in 1981 on the indie label Cherry Red. His first single 'Cant' was produced by folk-maverick Kevin Coyne. His second release, 1982's 5-track EP 'Summer into Winter' featured Robert Wyatt on backing vocals and piano.
His debut album North Marine Drive was released in 1983 and reached Number 1 on UK Indie Charts. Yo tengo este vinilo y es una auténtica pasada, con una versión magnífica de un tema de Bod Dylan.
He then took a fork in the road and joined forces with vocalist Tracey Thorn, with whom he wrote and recorded with for 18 years—together they created nine studio albums as Everything but the Girl (EBTG) after signing to Blanco Y Negro through Warners in 1984, and then Virgin in 1995. EBTG have received eight gold, and one platinum album BPI Certifications in the UK, and one gold album RIAA Certification in the US.
Following EBTG's self-imposed hiatus in 2000, Watt immersed himself in the world of underground electronic music both as a DJ and recording artist/producer. His recorded output during this period includes club tracks such as "Lone Cat (Holding On)", "A Stronger Man" featuring Sananda Maitreya (formerly known as Terence Trent D'Arby), the "Outspoken EP Part 1" including "Pop A Cap in Yo' Ass" featuring Estelle, "Just a Blip" and "Guinea Pig".
In 2014 Watt returned to his folk-jazz roots and released his first solo album since 1983, Hendra, on 14 April 2014, the content of which was recorded with a new band including Bernard Butler, formerly of the band Suede—Watt explained that he knew that Butler would be the "perfect counterpoint to bring some darkness to the light.
Hace 40 años de aquel mítico “Crime of the Century”, el primer álbum con el que los británicos Supertramp obtuvieron un notable éxito. La nueva edición incluye el álbum original remasterizado por Ray Staff en los Air Studios, y un segundo disco con un concierto de 1975 en The Hammersmith Odeon, mezclado a partir de las cintas originales del ingeniero Ken Scott.