Kelli Dayton

Kelli Dayton has sung backing vocals for Bryan Ferry on his album 'Frantic'. Kelli was the singer in the band Sneaker Pimps and now has a solo career.

Sneaker Pimps by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Sneaker Pimps are a trip-hop trio that formed in Reading, England in 1995, following the success of Portishead's Dummy and Tricky's Maxinquaye. Borrowing heavily from Portishead and Massive Attack, Sneaker Pimps have a trancey but edgey sound, highlighted by Kelli Dayton's soulful vocals. While Dayton is the focal point, Chris Corner (guitar) and Liam Howe (keyboards) are the band's leaders, writing all of the songs and producing the records. Howe and Corner had been playing in bands since the early '90s, to no success. After seeing Dayton sing with a pub band in 1995, they convinced her to join the fledgling Sneaker Pimps, who had taken their name from an article the Beastie Boys published in their Grand Royale magazine about a man they hired to track down classic sneakers.

Sneaker Pimps released their first single, "Tesko Suicide," in May of 1996 and it was greeted with positive reviews in the UK music press. Becoming X, the group's debut, was released in August and it was a critical success, with Q magazine naming the album one of the best albums of the year. However, the band failed to make an impact on the pop charts in the UK. The hit Becoming X was released in the United States in February 1997, preceded by the single "6 Underground." Becoming Remixed followed in early 1998

Kelli Dayton is credited on the following Roxy Music and Solo Albums