Natalie Imbruglia

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s

Biography

Natalie Jane Imbruglia, 4 February 1975, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. One of 1998’s surprise pop successes, Imbruglia’s first brush with stardom came in 1992 when she played Beth Brennan in the popular Australian soap opera Neighbours. She had originally started out as a singer, turning to acting later. Imbruglia spent two years on Neighbours, but after leaving struggled to find work in Australia. A move to England in 1996 offered little in the way of career progress, but she began turning her thoughts and experiences into songs. In 1997 she gained a recording contract with RCA Records in London, helped by her perceived affinity with the chart-topping ‘feminine angst rock’ of Alanis Morissette and Meredith Brooks. Recorded in London with Phil Thornalley (ex-Cure) and Nigel Godrich (Radiohead), in Los Angeles with Mark Goldenberg (Eels), and in New York with Mark Plati (David Bowie, Deee-Lite), Left Of The Middle sold strongly on the back...

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