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Becky Ratcliffe

Becky Ratcliffe

Becks / Fire & Theft

Date Of Birth : 7/3/72

Discography : View all tracks

Becky has a clear, European sounding voice which has stood her in good stead for the Hardcore scene.  In 1995, Becky released her first official dance track and went on to perform vocals for Ham, Demo and Justin Time on "Here I Am", DNA & Justin Time"s "Touch My Heart", her own "Dynamite" and "Swallow The Light", Helix anthem "U R Everything" with Marlon and Fire and Theft tracks "No Conference", "Game 9" and "Essential Philosophy". Becky says, "Fire and Theft was an amazing time for me, working closely with my brother and our good friend Matt Lovett, performing songs that meant something to us.  Everything was exciting back then, we had Portishead and Radiohead.  Two loves of my life."
The last hardcore vocal she did was for Slipmatt and Frisky, on a track called "Take Care of You". She has also done some House, but feels her most vocally experimental phase was with Fire & Theft. Becky says, "I used to listen to a lot of guitar bands, the aforementioned Radiohead, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Dandy Warhols, Smashing Pumpkins, Silverchair, Sparklehorse (RIP), Pavement, blah, blah, blah. On the electronic side, I tended to listen to The Sneakerpimps, Morcheeba, Bjork, Kinder & Dorfmeister, Lamb and Spiritualize, mostly downbeat stuff.

Becky has also performed live at Stage One's Happy Hardcore Night at "The Fubar" in Scotland. She says, "We used to go with 'fire & theft' to illegal raves and perform there at the end of the night". She has also graced The Rock Garden with her voice.
Nowadays you’ll still find me listening to Radiohead along with the White Stripes and anything else Jack White gets up to, love that man.  Also into Vampire Weekend and enjoy a bit of Goldfrapp.  Here’s hoping the recession will throw some new talent at us like it did last time round.

Samuel Barber - Adagio For Strings
Acen - Trip To The Moon
Radiohead - Climbing Up The Walls
Portishead - Cowboys
Matthew - What More In Five Colours
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Road Trippin'
Marc & The Mambas - If You Go Away
Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy
The Sneakerpimps - Spin, Spin Sugar
Janis Joplin - Mercedes Benz