Siouxsie Sioux

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Siouxsie Sioux (born Susan Janet Ballion, 27 May 1957), is an English singer-songwriter. She is best known as the lead singer of rock band Siouxsie and the Banshees (1976-1996). They released 11 studio albums in their career and two UK top ten singles, "Hong Kong Garden" and "Dear Prudence".

In 1981, Sioux and drummer Budgie made a side-project called The Creatures. They released four studio albums and broke up in 2005. In 1994 she released a single with Morrissey called "Interlude". That year she also sang on a Hector Zazou song called "The Lighthouse". In 2004 she started performing on her own as Siouxsie. Her first solo album, MantaRay, was released in 2007. In June 2013 she performed for the first time in five years at the Royal Festival Hall in London.[1]

She plays guitar, piano, bass, and percussion. Her voice is in the coloratura contralto range.

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In 1991 Sioux married Budgie, the Banshees' drummer. She said in an interview with The Sunday Times in 2007 that they had divorced.[2] She lives in France.

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