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Virginia Astley

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Astley is more well known for individuals she’s used than her own information. A classically educated United kingdom pianist and flutist who also is actually Pete Townshend’s sister-in-law, she added piano to Townshend’s “Slit Dresses,” and it has performed periods for Siouxsie & the Banshees. Her past due-’70s music group, the Ravishing Beauties, also included upcoming Dream Academy vocalist Kate St. John and Nicky Holland, who use Tears for Anxieties and Ryuichi Sakamoto. Astley’s sparse body of function combines ambient, also experimental textures and tune buildings with her quite soprano vocals. Producing three albums (just the last which was released within the U.S.) and a small number of one and EP paths, she remains practically unidentified to American viewers. Her information are suggested to listeners searching for interesting ambient United kingdom pop who discover the Cocteau Twins as well as the 4AD stable as well wimpy and pretentious.

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Date Of Birth September 26, 1959
Profession Singer, Songwriter
Nationality British, English
Parents Edwin Astley, Hazel Balbirnie
Siblings Jon Astley, Karen Astley
Music Songs Some Small Hope, A Summer Long Since Passed, Love's a Lonely Place to Be, Darkness Has Reached Its End, Tree Top Club, It's Too Hot to Sleep, Melt the Snow, With My Eyes Wide Open I'm Dreaming, So Like Dorian, When the Fields Were on Fire, Out on the Lawn I Lie in Bed, Hiding in the Ha-Ha, I Live in Dreams, My Smallest Friend, A Day, a Night, A Father, Had I the Heavens, We Will Meet Again, I Know a Tune We Could Sing, Summer of Their Dreams, Waiting to Fall, Too Bright for Peacocks, From Gardens Where We Feel Secure, All Shall Be Well, Futility, A Long Long Year, I'm Sorry, Blue Sky, White Sky, How Can I Do This to You, Sanctus, Another Road, Love's Eloquence
Albums From Gardens Where We Feel Secure, Hope in a Darkened Heart, Promise Nothing, All Shall Be Well, A Bao A Qu


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1 Daughter of composer Edwin Astley, sister-in-law of singer and composer Pete Townshend.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

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Me and You and Everyone We Know 2005 performer: "A Summer Long Since Passed" 1982 / writer: "A Summer Long Since Passed" 1982

Self

Self

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Astley's Way 2001 TV Movie documentary Herself
All the Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes 1982 Short documentary

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