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Sophie Ellis-Bextor

Sophie Ellis-Bextor first delved into the world of music in the mid-'90s as the lead singer of Britpop outfit Theaudience. The band released one studio album in 1998, reaching No.22 on the official UK albums chart and housing two UK top 40 singles. Following the departure of guitarist and former Congregation member Billy Reeves, Theaudience disbanded in 1999, shortly after which Sophie Eillis-Bextor teamed up with Venetian DJ Spiller on the summer anthem Groovejet (If This Ain't Love). The success of the single and Ellis-Bextor's standing in the UK scene led to her debut solo single Take Me Home in 2001.