William Orbit
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William Orbit (born William Mark Wainwright, 15 December 1956) is an English musician, composer and record producer who has sold 200 million recordings worldwide of his own work and his production and songwriting work, and is the recipient of multiple Grammys, Ivor Novello awards and and other music industry awards.

With his band Bassomatic, Orbit toured throughout Europe and the UK, performing at venues such as The Hacienda in Manchester, Roskilde Festival in Denmark, Heaven in London and also deejayed using his extensive vinyl collection.

In 2013 William worked with Britney Spears and Will.i.am on her album ‘Britney Jean’, with fellow songwriters Ana Diaz and Dan Traynor with whom he wrote and produced the track ‘Alien’. He was a writer and producer on the Chris Brown song “Don’t Wake Me Up” which was recorded at Record Plant in LA and for which he received an ASCAP award in 2014. The song has had 165 Million views on YouTube. This was followed by a production of the Queen track, ‘There Must Be More to Life Than This’, which featured archive vocals by Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson. Orbit went on to produce another Queen song, ‘Let Me In Your Heart Again’. In 2015 his composition ‘The Name of the Wave’ was used in the Oscar winning documentary ‘Amy’, directed by Asif Kapadia.

He has recently performed in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and at a gala at Banqueting House in London’s Whitehall for the charity ‘Together For Short Lives’, a group that sponsors and supports children with terminal illness and their families.

He occasionally holds songwriting retreats during the New Years week at Studio at The Palms, a recording studio located within Palms Casino in Las Vegas.

He is a member of an improvisational drama group in London with his friend Professor Noreena Hertz.

William alternatively resides in Soho and by the beach south of Los Angeles. He is a longstanding member of The Groucho Club in Soho and hosts freestyle social events and dinners in the neighborhood for circle.

He is writing a book and painting with oils on canvas.