Saint Saviour (musician)

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Saint Saviour
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Background information
Birth name Rebecca Jones
Born England, United Kingdom
Genres Alternative
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, musician
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2007–present
Labels Bang The Box, PID, Surface Area
Website saintsaviour.co.uk

Becky Jones, better known as Saint Saviour, is an English musician from Stockton-On-Tees. Formerly of the electro band The RGBs, she toured with Groove Armada as their lead singer between 2009 and 2012, whilst also producing her own solo music as Saint Saviour from 2010. After releasing two EPs, her debut album Union came out in June 2012. Her song "This Ain't No Hymn" then appeared in the 2012 trailer for the film Miss Bala.

Saint Saviour's second solo album In the Seams was released on 3 November 2014.[1] The album was produced by fellow Northern English singer-songwriter Bill Ryder-Jones and features the Manchester Camerata Orchestra. Saint Saviour is taking both Ryder-Jones and the Manchester Camerata on her December 2014 tour of the UK.

History[edit]

As she writes on her official website, "I’ve been hanging about the periphery of music for a few years now, mainly collaborating with electronic producers, writing really positive, upbeat pop/dance tunes."[2] Originally from Stockton-on-Tees, she moved to London in 2003.[3] She adopted the name 'Saint Saviour' after seeing it regularly while running in the St Saviour's Dock area of London.[3] She was lead singer in the RGBs, who toured with Groove Armada, before joining the latter.[4][5] In 2010, Saint Saviour provided a vocal collaboration for Groove Armada on their album Black Light, and toured as the band's singer.[5][6]

She subsequently launched her career as a solo artist, supporting Hurts on tour, in 2010 and releasing a series of EPs (Anatomy and Suukei[7]).[8][9] She has since released a first album Union, and released a second album In the Seams in November 2014. The new album sees Saint Saviour take a more honest and personal approach to songwriting with a stripped back sound and strings played by the Manchester Camerata Orchestra.[10]

Her voice has drawn comparisons with Kate Bush, Elizabeth Fraser, and Sinéad O'Connor.[3][6]

She is also the head of songwriting at Tech Music School in London.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of album, showing year released and chart placement
Year Album details Peak chart positions
UK
[11]
AUT
[12]
BEL (FLA)
[13]
BEL (WAL)
[14]
FRA
[15]
IRL
[16]
NL
[17]
SWE
[18]
SWI
[19]
ITA
[20]
GRE
[21]
2011 Union 199 - - - - - - - - - -
2014 In the Seams - - - - - - - - - - -

EPs[edit]

Year Title
2011 Anatomy
  • Released: 28 March 2011
2011 Suukei
  • Released: 21 November 2011

Singles[edit]

  • "Love Will Tear Us Apart" (2008), Bang The Box[22]
  • "Woman Scorned" (2010), Euphonios

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gimmerz, Mof. "Quietus Review of In The Seams". The Quietus. Retrieved 25 October 2014. 
  2. ^ How now | Saint Saviour
  3. ^ a b c Davidson-Vidavski, Doron (2011) "Listen Up Music Interview: Saint Saviour", Londonist.com, 22 September 2011, retrieved 2011-12-19
  4. ^ Mathieson, Craig (2010) "From dance to dark sounds, they're in a new groove", Sydney Morning Herald, 25 January 2010, retrieved 2011-12-19
  5. ^ a b Clarke, Betty (2010) "Groove Armada, Forum, London", The Guardian, 8 March 2010, retrieved 2011-12-19
  6. ^ a b Cragg, Michael (2011) "New music: Saint Saviour - Reasons", The Guardian, 22 March 2011, retrieved 2011-12-19
  7. ^ "Discogs.com". Retrieved 25 October 2014. 
  8. ^ "Groove Armada-Pop Review-Music-The Guardian". The Guardian. 8 March 2010. Retrieved 21 November 2011. 
  9. ^ Larkin, Adrian (2010) "Groove Armada's Saint Saviour", BBC, 21 October 2010, retrieved 2011-12-19
  10. ^ Tuffrey, Laurie. "The Quietus "I Remember" Single Review". The Quietus. Retrieved 25 October 2014. 
  11. ^ Official UK Albums Top 100 - 24 December 2011 | The UK Charts | Top 40 | Official Charts Company
  12. ^ Austrian Charts austriancharts.at/
  13. ^ Belgian Flanders Charts www.ultratop.be/nl/
  14. ^ Belgian Wallonia Charts www.ultratop.be/fr/
  15. ^ French Charts lescharts.com/
  16. ^ Steffen Hung. "Discography Anna Calvi". irishcharts.com. Retrieved 2011-04-02. 
  17. ^ Dutch Charts dutchcharts.nl/
  18. ^ Swedish Charts swedishcharts.com/
  19. ^ Swiss Charts hitparade.ch/
  20. ^ Italian Charts hitparade.ch/
  21. ^ Greek Charts/
  22. ^ "Love Will Tear Us Apart" at Discogs

External links[edit]