Best known for his sixteen years as songwriter-performer-producer with Tracey Thorn in multi-million-selling alt-pop UK duo Everything But the Girl (1984-2000), London-born Ben Watt is also a prize-nominated non-fiction writer, record label boss and DJ. In 2014, he returned to his earliest folk-jazz roots as a solo singer-songwriter with the award-winning album, Hendra, his first for thirty-one years. The follow-up Fever Dream was released in April 2016. He has also written two memoirs; the first, Patient (1996), was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, the most recent, Romany and Tom (2014), was long-listed for the UK’s premier non-fiction award, the Samuel Johnson Prize.
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