British Female Guitarists

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 1 
Dido
(Singer-songwriter)
Dido
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Birthdate: December 25, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kensington, London, England
 2 
PJ Harvey
(Singer-songwriter, Composer, Artist, Singer, Guitarist)
PJ Harvey
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Birthdate: October 9, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bridport

Tinged with themes of female sexuality, the lyrics of PJ Harvey have redefined the place women occupy in rock music. While she was initially part of a musical trio named after herself, she later charted her own path as a solo musician. She is only artist to have earned the Mercury Prize twice.

 3 
Shirley Manson
(Actor, Singer, Guitarist, Musician, Model, Songwriter)
Shirley Manson
4
Birthdate: August 26, 1966
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Edinburgh
 4 
Corinne Bailey Rae
(Singer-Songwriter Best Known for Her 2006 Single ‘Put Your Records On')
Corinne Bailey Rae
3
Birthdate: February 26, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Leeds, England
 5 
Kate Nash
(Singer-songwriter)
Kate Nash
3
Birthdate: July 6, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Harrow, London, England, UK
 6 
Mollie King
(Singer from the girl group The Saturdays)
Mollie King
3
Birthdate: June 4, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wandsworth, London, England, United Kingdom
 7 
Karen Elson
(Model, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Singer)
Karen Elson
3
Birthdate: January 14, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oldham
 8 
Genesis P-Orridge
(Singer-songwriter)
Genesis P-Orridge
3
Birthdate: February 22, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Manchester, England
 9 
Joan Armatrading
(British singer-songwriter and Grammy and BRIT Award winner who has released popular singles like "Drop the Pilot.")
Joan Armatrading
7
Birthdate: December 9, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis
 10 
Laura Marling
(Brit Award-Winning British Folk Singer-Songwriter Known for Albums like 'Song for Our Daughter')
Laura Marling
3
Birthdate: February 1, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: England

British folk singer-songwriter Laura Marling is noted for albums like I Speak Because I Can and Song for Our Daughter, which garnered her nomination for Mercury Music Prize. The latter and her sixth album, Semper Femina also earned her Grammy Award nomination for Best Folk Album. She has won the Brit Award for Best British Female Solo Artist in 2011.

 11 
Justine Frischmann
(Was the Lead Singer of the Britpop band 'Elastica' and Co-Founder of the Rock Band 'Suede')
Justine Frischmann
2
Birthdate: September 16, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kensington, London, England
 12 
Lianne La Havas
(British Record Producer and Singer-Songwriter)
Lianne La Havas
3
Birthdate: August 23, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London

Lianne La Havas is a British record producer and singer-songwriter. Apart from releasing award-winning albums like Lianne La Havas and Is Your Love Big Enough, La Havas also headlines concert tours. Her work has received nominations for the prestigious Grammy Awards and Brit Awards.

 13 
Beth Gibbons
(English Singer-Songwriter and Member of the Trip Hop Band 'Portishead')
Beth Gibbons
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Birthdate: January 4, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Exeter, Devon, England

Singer and lyricist of the English band Portishead, Beth Gibbons was at her family’s farm in Exeter and grew up shunning modern lifestyle or education. Throughout her career, she has collaborated with many artists. She has also been a judge at the Independent Music Award.

 14 
Tracey Thorn
(Singer)
Tracey Thorn
2
Birthdate: September 26, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brookmans Park, Hertfordshire, England, UK
 15 
Bat for Lashes
(British Multi-instrumentalist, Singer, and Songwriter)
Bat for Lashes
2
Birthdate: October 25, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brighton

Bat for Lashes is a British multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter. She is best known for releasing albums like Fur and Gold, The Haunted Man, and Lost Girls. Bat for Lashes is the recipient of an ASCAP Award, Ivor Novello Awards, and UK Asian Music Award.

 16 
Natalia Kills
(Actor, Singer, Guitarist, Model, Songwriter)
Natalia Kills
2
Birthdate: August 15, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bradford
 17 
Ella Edmondson
(English Singer-Songwriter and Daughter of Comedians Ade Edmondson and Jennifer Saunders)
Ella Edmondson
2
Birthdate: January 22, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hammersmith

English singer-songwriter Ella Edmondson is the eldest daughter of comedians Ade Edmondson and Jennifer Saunders. During her teens, for some time, Ella became part of the goth subculture. She did several odd jobs before turning to music full-time releasing the EP, Blame Amy, and the album, Hold Your Horses. She also toured with Ade’s English folk band, The Bad Shepherds.   

 18 
Leona Naess
(Singer)
Leona Naess
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Birthdate: July 31, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
 19 
Gillian Gilbert
(Musician)
Gillian Gilbert
2
Birthdate: January 27, 1961
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Whalley Range, Manchester Whalley Range, Manchester, England
 20 
Beth Orton
(Singer-songwriter)
Beth Orton
2
Birthdate: December 14, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: East Dereham, Norfolk, England
 21 
Viv Albertine
(Musician)
Viv Albertine
2
Birthdate: December 1, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
 22 
Cait O'Riordan
(She played bass guitar for the Irish punk/folk band the Pogues from 1983 to 1986)
Cait O'Riordan
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Birthdate: January 4, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lagos, Nigeria
 23 
Cait O'Riordan
(British Musician, Bass Guitar Player, and Radio Host)
Cait O'Riordan
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Birthdate: January 4, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lagos, Nigeria
 24 
Nerina Pallot
(Singer who is known for albums like Dear Frustrated Superstar, Fires, and Year of the Wolf)
Nerina Pallot
0
Birthdate: April 26, 1974
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
 25 
Shingai Shoniwa
(Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter)
Shingai Shoniwa
1
Birthdate: September 1, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London
 26 
Jo Ann Kelly
(Singer, Guitarist)
Jo Ann Kelly
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Birthdate: January 5, 1944
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Streatham, South London, England
Died: October 21, 1990
 27 
Deborah Curtis
(Musician)
Deborah Curtis
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Birthdate: July 15, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdom
Died: May 18, 1980
 28 
Lay Low
(Icelandic Singer Who Soared to Fame with Her Debut Album Please Don't Hate Me)
Lay Low
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Birthdate: September 10, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England

Born to an Icelandic mother and a Sri Lankan father in London, singer Lovísa Elísabet Sigrúnardóttir, better known as Lay Low, moved to Reykjavik as a child. Her debut album, Please Don't Hate Me, became a chart-topper. She has also composed and performed for the play How I Learned to Drive.