We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome the fabulous Sophie Ellis-Bextor to the main stage at Chalfest for 2019!!
Sophie Ellis-Bextor shot to fame as a vocalist on Spiller’s huge number one single Groovejet and then followed it up with Take Me Home and her worldwide smash hit, Murder on the Dancefloor.
Her solo debut album, Read My Lips was released in 2001 and reached number two in the UK Albums Chart and certified double platinum by the BPI. The album sold more than 2 million copies worldwide.
Her subsequent album releases include Shoot from the Hip (2003), Trip the Light Fantastic (2007), Make a Scene (2011).
In 2014, in a departure from her previous dance pop albums, Sophie embarked on her debut singer/songwriter album “Wanderlust” with Ed Harcourt at the helm as co-writer and Producer. It proved to be a critical and commercial success : certified Gold in the UK and spending 3 weeks in the UK top 10 album chart and spawning the hit single “ Young Blood “
Sophie followed this release and collaboration up with 2016’s Familia which saw her return to the dance floor with the radio hit “Come With Us“
In the Spring of 2018 with Ed Harcourt as Producer and Amy Langley (of Dirty Pretty Strings) arranging, Sophie released orchestrated versions of all her hits and past single releases.