Dido

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": pop female vocalists singer-songwriter chillout alternative british Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s

Biography

Dido Florian Cloud de Bounevialle Armstrong, 25 December 1971, England. Armstrong is the sister of Faithless mastermind and leading UK dance music producer, Rollo. She sang ‘Flowerstand Man’ on Faithless’ 1996 debut, Reverence and contributed backing vocals to several other tracks, while maintaining a day job in a London office and studying for a law degree part-time. Like her peer, Sonique, Dido’s first solo successes were in the USA, rather than her native UK.

Musically gifted from an early age, Dido (named after the Queen of Carthage) attended London’s Guildhall School of Music and played recorder, piano and violin by the age of 10. Her teenage years were spent listening to her brother’s record collection and touring with a classical ensemble. She began singing with various London-based bands before becoming involved in her brother’s project, Faithless. After the million-selling success of Reverence,...

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