Caroline Crawley, British singer and musician, Dead


Caroline Crawley was born on August 8, 1963, and died on October 4, 2016.

She was a British singer who was part of various bands.

Caroline was co-founder Shelleyan Orphan alongside guitarist Jemaur Tayle.

The couple met in Bournemouth, England, where they discovered a mutual appreciation of poet Percy Bysshe Shelley.

The particular name of band comes from the Shelley poem “Spirit Of Solitude”.

She was the lead vocalist in the band that went on to release four albums, Helleborine (1987), Century Flower (1989), Humroot (1992) and We Have Everything We Need (2008).

During 1991, she was approached by 4AD Records founder Ivo Watts-Russell who asked her to appear on four tracks of This Mortal Coil’s album Blood.

She was permitted to do her own interpretations of the tracks, and appeared in the video for the Syd Barrett cover, “Late Night”.

She was also part of Babacar particularly in their self-titled album Babacar.

However, “Midsummer” sung by Crawley became a single for the band that also included Roberto Soave (bass guitar), Rob Steen (guitar), Jemaur Tayle (guitar) and Boris Williams (drums).

Caroline Crawley passed away in 2016.