Event preview: Tracey Thorn in conversation at Leeds Beckett University

Tracey Thorn. Picture: Edward Bishop
Tracey Thorn. Picture: Edward Bishop
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SINGER Tracey Thorn is to give a talk about her musical memoir at Leeds Beckett University.

But the 52-year-old, best known for her 18-year partnership with Ben Watt in the popular group Everything But The Girl, won’t be singing.

She will be discussing her best selling musical memoir Bedsit Disco Queen with long-time friend, academic Peter Mills, on October 15.

Mr Mills, who runs the university’s music courses, said: “It should be a good evening; Tracey and I have been friends a long time.

“It is nearly 30 years I was shocked to work out the other day, so I’m hoping it all works out well.

“There will be a Blackwells bookstall selling copies of her book Bedsit Disco Queen’ and she will be signing copies of the book too. Should note that she won’t be singing though. It will be In Conversation’ with her reading from the book and then questions and answers from the audience.”

Formed in 1982, Everything But The Girl released 10 albums before going on hiatus in 2000.

Their biggest hit, Missing’ was a top 10 hit around the world.

Thorn has subsequently released three solo albums and written two books. She is also a regular columnist for The New Statesman.

Her talk at the Rose Bowl, at Leeds Beckett University’s City Campus, starts at 6pm, admission is free.

To register for tickets visit http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/guest-speakers/tracey-thorn-in-conversation-with-peter-mills/

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