Alison Statton

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Alison Statton portrait, 26 April 1989
Young Marble Giants live at Factory Festival, Nivelles, Belgium, 1 November, 2008
Weekend at the Paradiso, Amsterdam, 5 February 1983
Weekend at the Paradiso, Amsterdam, 2 February 1983

Alison Statton (born 1959) is a Welsh singer. She presently works as a chiropractor in Cardiff, Wales, where she was born. Fans of the singer have included Kurt Cobain, Courtney Love, Belle and Sebastian and Renato Russo.

Musical career[edit]

Statton is best known as the singer for the band Young Marble Giants. Her vocals are gentle, plaintive and poetic. After Young Marble Giants split up, she formed the band Weekend with Simon Emmerson (Booth) and Spike Williams, releasing the LP La Variete in 1982 and a live EP, Live at Ronnie Scott's, the following year.

She released two recordings with the guitarist from Ludus, Ian Devine, The Prince of Wales and Cardiffians. After working with Devine, she released several records with Spike.

Young Marble Giants reunited for a number of live performances during 2007-9 in Barcelona, Paris, Vigo, Porto, Berlin, The Hay Festival, ATP Festival and Belgium. Further gigs followed in 2012 and 2013.


With Young Marble Giants[edit]

With Weekend[edit]

  • La Variete (1982)
  • Live at Ronnie Scott's (1983)

With Ian Devine[edit]

  • The Prince of Wales (1988)
  • Cardiffians (1990)

With Spike[edit]

  • Weekend in Wales (1993)
  • Tidal Blues (1994)
  • Maple Snow (1995)
  • The Shady Tree (1997)

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