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Member Biographies

  • Elizabeth Fraser

    Elizabeth Fraser

    Voice, lyrics, misc. instrumentation

    Liz was the vocalist and lyricist in Cocteau Twins, and co-founded the group with her former partner Robin Guthrie and their friend Will Heggie. Rarely in the public eye, her unique vocal stylings, trademark lyrical approach, and song titles have made her one of the world’s most beloved singers.

  • Robin Guthrie

    Robin Guthrie

    Guitars, drum programming, production, bass

    Robin is a co-founder of Cocteau Twins, and was one of the principal songwriters and musicians. Robin’s unique and innovative style of guitar-playing and songwriting—as well as his deft production skills in the studio—have made him a much-respected musician and sought-after producer.

  • Simon Raymonde

    Simon Raymonde

    Bass, piano, guitars

    Simon, along with Robin, was a principal songwriter and musician in Cocteau Twins. Having joined Liz and Robin in 1983, he helped shape the signature “Cocteau sound”—primarily with bass, guitar, and piano. He has since become a respected leader in independent music as head of Bella Union.

  • Will Heggie

    Will Heggie


    Will Heggie co-founded Cocteau Twins with Robin Guthrie in 1980. He played bass on their first LP and two EPs before leaving the group in 1983. He later joined the influential Scottish band Lowlife.

  • Other Contributors

    Other Contributors

    Many musicians made vital contributions to Cocteau Twins work over the years, both in the studio and on stage.