William Orbit

~ Person

Legal name: William Mark Wainwright


William Orbit (born William Mark Wainwright, 15 December 1956) is an English musician, composer and record producer. In the early 1980s he formed synthpop act Torch Song with Laurie Mayer and Grant Gilbert. In 1987 he released the first of his Strange Cargo album series, containing ambient music.

Towards the end of the 1990s Orbit started to work with bigger name artists, producing songs on Ray of Light and Music by Madonna, 13 and Think Tank by Blur and Saints and Sinners by All Saints. His work with Madonna led him to win three Grammys. He worked again with Madonna on her 2012 album MDNA producing six songs.

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Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1987 Orbit William Orbit 1
1987 Strange Cargo William Orbit 2
1990 Strange Cargo 2 William Orbit 4 2
1993 Strange Cargo III William Orbit 4
1995 Pieces in a Modern Style William Orbit 4
1995 Strange Cargo Hinterland William Orbit 1
2006 Hello Waveforms William Orbit 2
2009 My Oracle Lives Uptown William Orbit 2
2010 Pieces in a Modern Style 2 William Orbit 3
2014 Strange Cargo 5 William Orbit 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1996 The Best of Strange Cargos Compilation William Orbit 4 2
2010 Odyssey Compilation William Orbit 1


Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1993 Water From a Vine Leaf William Orbit 2
1999 Barber's Adagio for Strings William Orbit 4
2000 Ravel's Pavane pour une Infante Défunte William Orbit 2
2003 Dice Finley Quaye & William Orbit 2

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
Promotional William Orbit 1

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