|Birth name||William Mark Wainwright|
|Also known as||William Orbit|
|Born||15 December 1956|
William Orbit (born on 15 December 1956 as William Mark Wainwright aka Billy Bubbles in Shoreditch, Hackney) is an English musician and record producer, perhaps best known to most for his work on Madonna's album Ray of Light, which received four Grammy Awards and sold 4 million copies in the US. Events 533 - Byzantine general Belisarius defeats the Vandals, commanded by King Gelimer, at the Battle of Year 1956 ( MCMLVI) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Shoreditch is an area of London within the London Borough of Hackney. The London Borough of Hackney ( is a London borough in North-East London and forms part of Inner London. Electronic Musician is a monthly Magazine published by Prism Business Media featuring articles on Synthesizers, Music production and Events 533 - Byzantine general Belisarius defeats the Vandals, commanded by King Gelimer, at the Battle of Year 1956 ( MCMLVI) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Shoreditch is an area of London within the London Borough of Hackney. The London Borough of Hackney ( is a London borough in North-East London and forms part of Inner London. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland A musician is a person who plays or writes Music. Musicians can be classified by their roles in creating or performing music An instrumentalist plays a In the Music industry, a record producer or music producer has many roles among them controlling the recording sessions coaching and guiding the musicians organizing Madonna Louise Ciccone Ritchie (born August 16 1958 known as Madonna, is an American Ray of Light is the seventh studio album by American singer-songwriter Madonna, released on March 3 1998 by Maverick Records. The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards)—or Grammys —are presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences  He has also co-produced several unreleased Madonna songs originally recorded for other albums that were never used. The following is a list of songs recorded by Madonna not released commercially In addition, he produced "13" by Blur, and remixed some of the songs on the album. Blur are an English Alternative rock band that formed in London in 1989 More recently he has turned to orchestral compositions.
In addition to being a producer, William is also a composer and multi-instrumentalist who has specialised in keyboard electronica and much of his work also features accomplished guitar playing. The guitar is a Musical instrument with ancient roots that is used in a wide variety of musical styles He has also recorded several largely instrumental solo albums under the name Strange Cargo which features vocals by Beth Orton, Laurie Mayer and Joe Frank, among others. Strange Cargo may refer to Strange Cargo (1929 film Strange Cargo (1936 film Strange Cargo (1940 film, starring Elizabeth Caroline Orton, commonly known as Beth Orton, (born December 14, 1970) is a BRIT Award –winning English Singer-songwriter Laurie Mayer can relate to Laurie Mayer (composer - a composer and musician who works with William Orbit Laurie Mayer (newsreader - Joe Frank (born August 19, 1938) is an American Radio personality known best for his engaging often philosophical humorous and sometimes absurd "Water from a Vine Leaf" was a chart success from the album Strange Cargo 3. Strange Cargo III is the fourth album by electronic instrumentalist William Orbit.
Prior to that he formed the group Torch Song, with Laurie Mayer, in the 1980s. Torch Song was a British Synthpop and dance band of the early 1980s consisting of William Orbit, Laurie Mayer and Grant Gilbert At that time the band first developed Guerilla Studios in an abandoned school on the Harrow Road. They shared the premises with a group of Spanish anarchists and it became known as El Centro Iberico. They were later joined by a third member, Rico Conning. Rico Conning is a producer songwriter sound designer and Guitarist In his early career (1977-83 he was a singer guitarist and songwriter with London based band the
He has also produced and remixed songs by numerous other artists, such as French pop star Étienne Daho. Étienne Daho (born January 14, 1956 in Oran) is a French Singer, Songwriter and Record producer who has released Along with producer Rico Conning they produced the Pop Satori album, Scottish act One Dove, and Seal. One Dove was a Scottish dance music group active in the early 1990s consisting of Dot Allison, Ian Carmichael and Jim McKinven. Sealhenry Olusegun Olumide Adelo Samuel (born February 19, 1963 in Paddington, London) is a British soul Singer and He also remixed Prince's #1 hit song movie tie-in, "Batdance", from Batman in 1989. " Batdance " is a song by Prince, from the 1989 ''Batman'' soundtrack Batman is a 1989 Superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name. Orbit's remixes carry his signature electronic sounds and techniques, making them sought after by fans of his solo work.
Orbit also produced a version of Samuel Barber's "Adagio for Strings" (the original arrangement of which features as the main theme of the soundtrack to Platoon). Samuel Osborne Barber II ( March 9, 1910 – January 23, 1981) was an American Composer of Orchestral, Opera, "Adagio for Strings" is a work for String orchestra, arranged by the American Composer Samuel Barber from his first string quartet Platoon is a 1986 Vietnam War film written and directed by Oliver Stone and starring Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger Adagio was lifted from the successful album Pieces in a Modern Style which was a compilation of classical re-workings. Pieces in a Modern Style is the sixth album by electronic instrumentalist William Orbit. Orbit's version of the track was itself remixed in 1999 by Ferry Corsten and became a big club music hit as well as reaching #4 in the UK Singles Chart. Ferry Corsten, also known under the alias System F, (born 4 December 1973 in Rotterdam, Netherlands) is a pioneer and producer of trance The UK Singles Chart is compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC on behalf of the British record industry
He has worked with girl groups All Saints ("Pure Shores", "Black Coffee") and Sugababes and Pink ("Feel Good Time" from Charlie's Angels 2). A girl group is a Popular music act featuring several young Female Singers who generally harmonize together " Pure Shores " is a song by All Saints, released as the first single from their second album Saints & Sinners. " Black Coffee " was the second single released from the Saints & Sinners album of All Saints. Sugababes are a BRIT Award -winning English pop group trio from London. Pink is a pale Red Color that was first recorded in the 17th century to describe the pale red Flowers of pinks, Flowering plants " Feel Good Time " is a song by Pink featuring William Orbit. Charlie's Angels Full Throttle is a 2003 action / Comedy film the second of the Charlie's Angels cinematic releases He produced "Dice" for Finley Quaye in collaboration with Beth Orton; Quaye also played guitar and sang on Orbit's tracks including the unreleased 'Arioso' featuring Madonna. Finley Quaye (born 25 March 1974, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK) is a British Musician.
Some of Orbit's remixes include the song "Electrical Storm" by U2 in the album The Best of 1990-2000. " Electrical Storm " was the only single from U2 's second compilation album The Best of 1990–2000, and one of the two new songs recorded for The Best of 1990–2000 is the second Greatest hits compilation by Irish rock band U2, released in November 2002 His remix is called "Electrical Storm (William Orbit Mix). " Electrical Storm " was the only single from U2 's second compilation album The Best of 1990–2000, and one of the two new songs recorded for " He has also worked with Swedish duo Roxette in the song "Entering Your Heart. Roxette is a Swedish pop duo consisting of Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle. "
Orbit has also created several radio shows. In the late 1990's, he had a series on Los Angeles-based KCRW, called Stereo Odyssey. KCRW (899 MHz FM) is a Public radio station broadcasting from the campus of Santa Monica College in Santa Monica California
Orbit's song, "Time To Get Wise" was used in the 2004 film What the Bleep Do We Know!?, and the song's title was used as a tag line for the film. What the Bleep Do We Know!? (also written What tнe #$*! Dө ωΣ (kπow!? and What the #$*! Do We Know!?) is a 2004 film which
In 2005, Orbit's most recent album, Hello Waveforms was released on the Sanctuary label. Hello Waveforms is the seventh album by British electronic Musician and Record producer, William Orbit. Sanctuary Records is a Record label based in the United Kingdom and a subsidiary of Universal Music Group. Subsequently he produced two tracks — "Louise" and "Summertime" — for Robbie Williams' 2006 album, Rudebox. Robert Peter Maximilian Williams (born 13 February 1974) is an English singer "Rudebox" is a 2006 single by English musician Robbie Williams, from the album of the same name. At this time, he also mixed several tracks on Laurie Mayer's most recent album, Black Lining. Laurie Mayer can relate to Laurie Mayer (composer - a composer and musician who works with William Orbit Laurie Mayer (newsreader -
In the fall of 2006, "Purdy," a track Orbit co-composed with Laurie Mayer and Rico Conning, was used as the soundtrack in a television ad campaign for H&M which starred Madonna and was directed by her and Dan Cadan. Hennes & Mauritz AB (operating as H&M) is a Swedish clothing company known for its inexpensive and fashionable clothing offerings for women men teenagers and children
In 2007, Orbit composed his first orchestral suite for a full orchestra. The composition was performed for the first time on July 8, 2007, by the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra in the Bridgewater Hall at the Manchester International Festival.
More complete discographies can be found when exploring external links. William Orbit (born on 15 December 1956 as William Mark Wainwright in Shoreditch, Hackney) is an English Musician
Used on Madonna's Ray of Light:
Used with Torch Song/Guerilla Studio in the 1980s:
Used in Torch Song's live performance at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in 1995:
various Roland drum-pads
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