(born 22 February 1976) is a British singer
After a spell in indie rock
, Biel became involved with jazz. Her career took off when in 2000 she won the Perrier Vocalist of the Year
award. She has performed around the United Kingdom to great critical acclaim with her own band, and her self-produced debut album Not Alone
(featuring songs co-written with guitarist Jonny Phillips
, with whom she collaborated for some years previous) was released in 2005, again receiving critical praise. She is also known for her work with various members of the F-IRE Collective
, most notably Sebastian Rochford
on whose Polar Bear
project she has featured.
Formerly the singer of a now defunct project ironically called Unity, she came onto the radar of Everything But The Girl
producer Ben Watt
who released their EP 'Love in the Dead of Night' on his Buzzin Fly label (2004). Subsequently, Watt invited Biel to collaborate on other material, a single of his 'Guinea Pig' (2008) and also 'Bright Star'(2010), a 3-way collaboration between Watt, Biel and German producer Stimming. In both cases Biel was responsible for the melodies.
Biel regularly performs her self-penned alt pop material with her own band both nationally and internationally . A multi-instrumentalist, she can be often seen accompanying herself on piano... Read More