Siouxsie Sioux
Siouxsie Sioux is an English
English people
The English are a nation and ethnic group native to England, who speak English. The English identity is of early mediaeval origin, when they were known in Old English as the Anglecynn. England is now a country of the United Kingdom, and the majority of English people in England are British Citizens...

Singer-songwriters are musicians who write, compose and sing their own musical material including lyrics and melodies. As opposed to contemporary popular music singers who write their own songs, the term singer-songwriter describes a distinct form of artistry, closely associated with the...

. She is best known as the lead singer of the critically acclaimed rock band Siouxsie and the Banshees (1976–1996) and of its splinter group The Creatures
The Creatures
The Creatures were a musical act formed in 1981 as a side-project for Siouxsie and the Banshees members Siouxsie Sioux and Budgie. The Times described their music as "adventurous art rock built around Siouxsie's extraordinary voice and drummer Budgie's battery of percussion".With the dissolution of...

 (1981–2005). The Banshees produced eleven studio albums and a string of hit singles including "Hong Kong Garden
Hong Kong Garden (song)
"Hong Kong Garden" is the debut single released by British band Siouxsie and the Banshees. It was produced by their manager Nils Stevenson and sound-engineer Steve Lillywhite. Issued in the UK by Polydor Records in 1978, the single quickly hit number seven in the UK singles chart.The song is now...

", "Happy House
Happy House
"Happy House" is a song recorded by British rock band Siouxsie and the Banshees. The song was written by Banshees members Siouxsie Sioux and Steven Severin and it was released as the first single from the band's third album Kaleidoscope....

", "Peek-a-Boo
Peek-a-Boo (song)
"Peek-a-Boo" is a song by English alternative rock band Siouxsie and the Banshees. It was released in 1988 as the first single from the band's ninth studio album Peepshow...

" and "Kiss Them for Me". With The Creatures, Siouxsie recorded four studio albums and the hit single "Right Now".

She has also sung with artists such as Morrissey
Steven Patrick Morrissey , known as Morrissey, is an English singer and lyricist. He rose to prominence in the 1980s as the lyricist and vocalist of the alternative rock band The Smiths. The band was highly successful in the United Kingdom but broke up in 1987, and Morrissey began a solo career,...

 and John Cale
John Cale
John Davies Cale, OBE is a Welsh musician, composer, singer-songwriter and record producer who was a founding member of the experimental rock band The Velvet Underground....


It was meant to be our 15 minutes of fame, but we managed to sustain it for 10 years, which only goes to show how addictive dressing up and making noise for a living can be. [1986]

[Speaking about her first gig at the 100 Club, a planned improvisation based around 'The Lord's Prayer', though the performance didn't go quite to plan] The intention was to play one number until they threw us off the stage, but they never did.. We got bored before them.

I grew up trying out Catwoman kicks on people—she and Emma Peel were my mentors when I was young. As soon as Warners, who owned the Batman soundtrack, got involved, 'Face to Face' became the worst experience I've ever had. I wouldn't piss on them if they were on fire.

I'm very dissatisfied with the Superstition album. Stephen Hague's production was too technical and methodical.

[October 2003] There's no stopping us now. For the first time, we're in complete control rather than bowing to the whims of a record company. We can do what we like, when we like. People keep asking me when I'm going to retire, like I'm some old mare ready to be put out to pasture. They've asked me that since I was 30, and the answer is still the same. Never!

[Regarding the split of Siouxsie & the Banshees in 1995, the 2002 reunion tour, and the split again in 2003] It suddenly seemed a good idea to perform songs that we hadn't played for 20 years," explains Siouxsie. "And for a while it was fun. Me and Severin actually seemed to be getting on again. I say seemed. Obviously now I can't stand the sight of the poisonous old toad.