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The non-stop Electronic Cabaret of Billie Ray Martin

“The singer is Billie Ray Martin and she’s one of the living legends in modern music history and one of the best voices on planet earth.”
DJ Hell

“Billie Ray Martin does it better…She is the thinking man’s diva, never being afraid to take a chance and push forward”
Dean Thatcher

To anyone with a soul, the return of Billie Ray Martin is long overdue. Where the average soul singer seems content to substitute bluster for raw emotion, Billie’s voice taps into and lays bare long-withheld feelings, deep-seated memories, and passions beyond your wildest dreams…

Forming Electribe 101 in 1989, Billie gave dance music fans something to think about. Their first single, “Talking With Myself”, rode the crest of the deep house wave with highly individual style. Its striking blend of Billie’s oblique, other-worldly vocals and lush electro had critics thumbing their thesauruses ragged, leading to it being unanimously declared one of the finest records of the decade. Two further hits and the album “Electribal Memories” followed, each meeting with unparalleled acclaim, as did a Depeche Mode support tour slot. But, in 1992, Billie left the group to follow her muse at leisure, a muse that has been leading her down progressively more adventurous alleyways since infancy.

Billie grew up in Hamburg’s red-light district with her working-class grandparents, who bombarded her with Elvis and German Schlager music and otherwise worked hard at keeping her away from the hookers and harbour-workers that populated her family and the area in which they lived. First demos were made at the tender age of five years old.

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