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Lindy Layton guest with Carl & Huw – Monday 3rd June – 10:00-12:00

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Lindy began her recording career in 1990 fronting the band BEATS INTERNATIONAL along side Norman Cook AKA Fatboy Slim. The single DUB Be GOOD TO ME was a worldwide smash hit, reaching number one in at least ten countries including the UK. There followed a number one album LET THEM EAT BINGO and three more top ten hits. After two years of touring with beats Lindy decided to pursue a solo career Signing a contract with Arista records to perform under her own name she released her first solo album PRESSURE to critical acclaim. Two world tours to follow to promote her solo career.

Lindys next project was to write produce and sing on the number one garage hit WE GOT THE LOVE. Released in 1994 after a year of studying music in London and Italy, it signalled a change in direction and returned to her club land roots. Promoting the album in the clubs, Lindy met FRANKIE KNUCKLES and her burgeoning DJ career was launched into the major leagues playing along side names like Jon pleased Wimmin and Tony Humphreys all over the world and a residency at the Hacienda club in Manchester.

Continuing with her djing in the heart of West Londons Globe, she wrote her third solo album NO OTHER STAR, a trip hop reggae influenced record written for the Japanese market, where Lindy is famous for her lovers rock work. She spent the year following touring Japan. During this time she met a new partner in crime and began her next project HARDKNOX which signed to Skint records in 1997. The band developed a unique DJ sound working together with the decks, sampled beats and sounds to create a hard sound that brought the band huge underground success.

Tours with the major UK dance acts followed, playing alongside FATBOY SLIM again, The Chemical Brothers and Underworld. The bands underground success made waves over to New York label JIVE ELECTRO releasing their self-titled album HARDKNOX. A three month tour of the US honed the bands performance into a mix of Djing scratching and live music with innovative vocals from Lindy. After there US tour HARDKNOX were asked to support MOBY on his Play world tour in 1999.

In the last few years Lindy has had time to build a following for her Djing with residencies at, The End, Big Beat Boutique, Funkt The Dogstar, Babushka, Canvas, The Bed bar and Point 101 , londons GRand union and the most thriving paradise bar of west london .Most recently through spending so much time behind the decks rather than a mixing desk she has found herself right back where she started, pursuing her passion for lovers rock and dub reggae w With collaborations with some of the freshest artists of the scene The Hemponics a very exciting new act from the Faithless stables soon to be released on Trojan records, Keith Tenniswood and Andrew Weatherall of the Two Lone Swordsman and "Stingray" , Writing beautiful new songs with the freedom to work with some of the most talented musicians on the scene . She writes and performs often with the mighty dub pistols , singing and djing at all the key festivals in the U.K. And Europe .enjoying main stages at Bestival isle of white festival Glastonbury , shindig and many more.

With Lindy s diverse style and creative insight she has been performing at londons finest events and exhibitions at including venues , Royal academy of arts , the v&a museum Somerset house and other historic venues , providing live soundtracks to some of the most powerful art in history . This month Lindy will be appearing at the private and public previews of 2017 summer exhibits at the royal academy .

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