Sophie Ellis-Bextor is an English singer, songwriter and model. She first came to prominence in the late 1990s, as the lead singer of the indie rock band Theaudience. After the group disbanded, Ellis-Bextor went solo, achieving widespread success in the early 2000s. Her music is a mixture of mainstream pop, disco, nu-disco, and 1980s electronic influences.
Former indie chick with 'theaudience' who has reinvented herself to become a stylish, classy and successful disco diva turned Strictly Come Dancing contestant. Her recent work has taken on a new direction, with a Kate Bush/Tori Amos influence, and material co-written by pianist and singer-songwriter Ed Harcourt..