KT Tunstall

Spending her early days busking and playing small cafes, KT Tunstall became associated with the Fife community of musicians known as the Fence Collective before performing with Jewish folk troupe Oi Va Voi. Nudged into mainstream consciousness by a performance on BBC TV show 'Later... With Jools Holland', the Scottish singer-songwriter's debut album 'Eye to the Telescope' (2004) became a huge hit across Europe winning her nominations for the Mercury Music Prize, BRITs and Grammy Awards. The US caught on when 'American Idol' contestant Katharine McPhee covered 'Black Horse and the Cherry Tree' on the show, introducing her to a wider audience and sending her album spiraling up the US charts. She went on to perform at Glastonbury Festival, on the American leg of the 2007 Live Earth gig and the Nobel Peace Prize Concert. The limited release of the stripped-down album 'KT Tunstall's Acoustic Extravaganza' followed in 2006, before 'Drastic Fantastic' (2007) made it to number three in the UK and number nine in the US. Her third album 'Tiger Suit' was released in 2010 with the follow-up, 'Invisible Empire // Crescent Moon' releasing in 2013. Shortly after its release, Tunstall relocated from Edinburgh to Los Angeles where she started to work as a film score composer. She contributed to the soundtracks of 'Winter's Tale', 'Million Dollar Arm', 'Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast', 'About Ray' and 'Bad Moms'. At the same time, she began work on her next album which would form part of her 'KIN' trilogy. The first album came as 'KIN' in 2016, the second 'WAX' in 2018 with the third still unannounced.

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