On signing to Heavenly Records, she invited them to write and play on her debut album ‘Trailer Park’. Released in 1996 to huge critical acclaim it received a Brit Award, a Mercury Award nomination and in 2009 it was re-released as a “seminal classic album”.
The collaboration continued through Beth’s subsequent releases including ‘Best Bit’ EP and the albums ‘Central Reservation’ and ‘Daybreaker’.
Ted was also a permanent member of her touring band for over ten years parting ways just before her ‘Company of Strangers’ album.
They continue to write and play together.
With the demise of Clayhill in 2009, Gavin asked Ted to produce his first and only solo album, ‘When we had Faces’. This became the soundtrack for Shane meadows ‘Somers Town’ and was finally part released on ‘Beautiful Skeletons’ in 2014. Very sadly Gavin passed away in the beginning of 2015.
As long-term friends and collaborators, Ted and Ali were honoured to play at his remembrance service in the summer of 2015.
They have collaborated on several Arctic Circle projects and continue to write together.
Her 2020 release ‘A Dark Murmuration of Words’ features the co-written track ‘Return Me’
They continue to regularly write, play and record together.
Ted’s rendition of ‘Over The Hill’ featured the vocals of Gavin Clark.