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Ted Barnes

Ted Barnes is a UK based musician, songwriter and composer.

Best known for his work with British songwriter Beth Orton, he co-wrote, recorded and played live with Beth for over ten years.

Ted has released four solo albums and formed the band ‘Clayhill’ with long term collaborator Ali Friend (Red Snapper) and the late Gavin Clark (Sunhouse).

He has worked with filmmakers Shane Meadows and Clio Barnard and written soundtracks for both theatre and circus companies including devising theatre shows for the National Theatre and Battersea Arts Centre. He is a member of Mrs H and the Sing-along Band and also produces singer songwriters and commercial music library albums.

“Deeply poetic without uttering a word, his work instantly transfixes you”

Dazed & Confused

“His delicate, evocative music weaves a quietly irresistible magic”


“This music is quite awesome – simple - but awesome”

Record Collector