An elegant and quirky singer-songwriter, Aimee Mann was compared to Joni Mitchell when she came to recognition in the mid-1980s, and has gone on to forge a fiercely independent career built on humble, honest and intimate folk pop. Raised in Richmond, Virginia, Mann moved to Boston to study at Berklee College but soon dropped out to join punk band The Young Snakes. She found fame with new wave outfit Til' Tuesday when their single 'Voices Carry' became a huge hit on MTV, before turning solo with her debut album 'Whatever' in 1993. The album produced the singles 'I Should've Known' and 'Stupid Thing' and won admiration from contemporaries such as Elvis Costello, Elton John and Steve Vai, although she was held back by a legal wrangle when her record label Imago went bankrupt. She appeared in cult movie 'The Big Lebowski', but it took her until 1999 to find her feet again when she recorded the soundtrack to the hit Tom Cruise film 'Magnolia', from which the lead track 'Save Me' was nominated for a Grammy and an Academy Award. She founded her own label SuperEgo Records in 2000, through which she released the acclaimed 'Lost In Space' in 2002 and 'The Forgotten Arm' in 2005, and reached number 32 in the US charts with the intriguingly titled '@#%&*! Smilers' in 2008. In 2012 she released 'Charmer' featuring a duet with James Mercer of The Shins and the singles 'Charmer' and 'Labrador'. The following year Mann formed a collaborative project with Ted Leo called '#BOTH'; the duo produced album 'The Both' which scored a number 12 position in the US Independent Albums Chart. In 2017 Mann released her ninth solo album 'Mental Illness' featuring the lead single 'Goose Snow Cone'.