|Birth name||Louise Mary Watts|
June 4, 1962 |
Burnley, Lancashire, England
|Genres||Folk, pop, Anarcho-punk|
Born in Burnley, Watts was member of Chumbawamba from their formation in 1982 until their disbandment in 2012, making her the second-longest serving band member behind Boff Whalley. She joined Whalley, Danbert Nobacon and Midge and Tomi in 1982 to form the original line-up, and the band made their live debut in January of that year.
Watts provided lead vocals for the band's hit song Tubthumping, which gained them international recognition, and topped charts in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Italy and New Zealand as well as Tubthumping's follow-up song Amnesia, which reached number 1 on the UK Singles Chart. They were also nominated for a Brit Award for "Best British Single" at the 1998 Brit Awards, at which they also performed.
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