Elvis Costello has followed his musical curiosity in a career spanning three decades. He is perhaps best known for his performances with The Attractions, The Imposters and for concert appearances with pianist Steve Nieve. His recordings include ‘This Years Model’, ‘Imperial Bedroom’, ‘King of America’, ‘Blood and Chocolate’, ‘Spike’, ‘All This Useless Beauty’, ‘When I Was Cruel’, ‘North’ and ‘The Delivery Man’. However, he has also entered into acclaimed collaborations with Burt Bacharach, The Brodsky Quartet, Paul McCartney, Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter, guitarist, Bill Frisell, composer Roy Nathanson, The Charles Mingus Orchestra and record producer and songwriter T Bone Burnett.
Costello’s songs have been recorded by a great number of artists, and the list of performers reflects his interest in a wide range of musical styles: George Jones, Chet Baker, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Dusty Springfield, No Doubt and many more.
During his career Costello has received several prestigious honours, including two Ivor Novello Awards for songwriting, a BAFTA for the music written with Richard Harvey for Alan Bleasdale television drama series ‘G.B.H.’ and a Grammy for ‘I Still Have That Other Girl’ from his 1998 collaboration with Burt Bacharach ‘Painted From Memory’. Elvis Costello and The Attractions were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.