Florence Welch life and biography

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Florence Welch biography

Date of birth : 1986-08-28
Date of death : -
Birthplace : London, England, UK
Nationality : British
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-08-23
Credited as : Indie rock, singer-songwriter, BRIT Awards

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Florence Welch is a British singer and songwriter who fronts the band Florence + The Machine. Florence was born on August 28, 1986 in London, England.

At a young age, Welch reportedly found inspiration in the music of groups like Nirvana and Green Day, and launched her own music career by fronting a rotating group of musicians who play back-up to her pop/soul/rock vocals. Her ever-changing group, Florence + The Machine began playing clubs and getting attention for their music in 2008. By July, 2009, the group released its first studio album, entitled "Lungs". Plans are reportedly in the works for a second album to begin production in late 2010.

Florence has a reputation for being somewhat eccentric and for embracing the macabre. Florence has reported to the press that she believes some of her clothing is haunted, she likes to play dress-up even as an adult, and she is prone to record odd or interesting sounds to use for future musical tracks. Florence has also admitted publicly that she finds her best musical inspirations while drunk or hung over.

Florence has reported that her big break toward launching Florence + The Machine came in 2007 at a formal gala event when she cornered Mairead Nash, a former BBC DJ, in the bathroom and began singing to her. She performed the Etta James song, Something's Got a Hold on Me, and impressed Nash so much that Florence was asked to perform at a Christmas party, and parlayed that into getting Nash to work as her manager.

Lungs won the MasterCard British Album award at the 2010 BRIT Awards. At the 53rd Grammy Awards, Florence and the Machine was nominated for Best New Artist. Additionally, the band performed at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards and the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize Concert.

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