Kt Tunstall

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KT Tunstall (born 23.6.1975)

KT Tunstall is a Scottish songwriter and singer, who rose to fame following a performance on Later with Jools Holland, performing 'Black Horse and the Cherry Tree'.

KT Tunstall: Childhood

KT Tunstall was born in Edinburgh, to an Irish father and a half Chinese / half Scottish mother. She has never met her biological father and was adopted as a child. Her adoptive father was a lecturer of Physics at the University of St Andrews and her adoptive mother was a school teacher.

KT was raised in St Andrews, in Fife, Scotland but spent her final year of school in Connecticut. She also studied at Royal Holloway College, London.

KT Tunstall: Early Musical Career

KT played with a number of independent bands throughout her twenties, including Tomoko, Ella Drew. She also played with people involved in the Fence Collective, which included the band King Creosote and featured on Oi Va Voi's Laughter Through The Tears album.

KT's debut solo album, Eye To The Telescope, a mixture of folk, rock and pop music, was released in 2004.

KT Tunstall: Rise To Fame

When Nas cancelled his performance on Later with Jools Holland, KT was given 24 hours to prepare a performance for the show. Her album was re-released, following the TV appearance and peaked at number three, 70 places better than on its initial release. Eye To The Telescope was nominated for the 2005 Mercury Music Prize Award.

KT Tunstall was thrust in the USA's national consciousness when American Idol contestant Katherine McPhee asked to perform 'Black Horse and the Cherry Tree. Despite being critical of such talent shows, KT licensed the song as she correctly assumed that it was not one of the show's organizers that had suggested the song for Katherine. Following the performance, the song jumped to number 23 on the Billboard Chart.

In 2006, KT Tunstall released KT Tunstall's Acoustic Extravangza, originally available only via her website, though it later saw a full worldwide release later that year.

In 2006, the song 'Suddenly I See' earned KT a prestigious Ivor Novello award (for 'Best Song Musically and Lyrically).

KT performed at the American leg of the Live Earth event in July 2007, playing her three biggest hits, 'Other Side of the World', 'Suddenly I See' and 'Black Horse and the Cherry Tree'.

KT released her third album, Drastic Fantastic in September 2007. It reached number three in the UK charts and number nine in the US. Later that year, a KT Tunstall Christmas album was released by Target, in association with NBC.

KT Tunstall: Personal Life

KT Tunstall has been dating the drummer in her band, Luke Bullen, since 2003 and they have announced plans to marry at the end of 2008.

In 2005, KT almost sparked a public feud with the singer Dido, after publicly stating that Dido "can't f***ing sing." She later apologised for the remark.

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11th November 2013 -

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KT Tunstall is a femme fatale in the grim new video for her upcoming single 'Made Of Glass' taken from her fourth album 'Invisible Empire // Crescent Moon'. The singer-songwriter is currently on her UK...

KT Tunstall - Invisible Empire

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KT Tunstall transforms into a Joan of Arc-esque warrior in the stunning video for her new single 'Invisible Empire' which is set for release on August 19th 2013. It's taken from her latest album 'Invisible...

KT Tunstall - Walk Like An Egyptian

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KT Tunstall The Prayer and Walk Like An Egyptian Audio Streams Listen to KT Tunstall covering Bloc Party's single The Prayer, and The Bangles classic hit 'Walk Like An Egyptian' these songs will form...

KT Tunstall, Saving My Face Video

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KT Tunstall Saving My Face Video Check out the video for KT Tunstall's new single (released on November 19th 2007). The video for Saving My Face, is a post-production heavy promo that was helmed by...

KT Tunstall - Hold On

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KT Tunstall Hold On Audio & VideoKT Tunstall's new single, 'Hold On' features all the energetic, danceable clapping, thumping and stomping she shared with the world on her first international hit 'Black Horse and the...

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KT Tunstall KT Tunstall's Acoustic Extravaganza Album Audio Streams Between Christmas and New Year 2005, following months on the road, KT Tunstall and her band spent two days in a tiny recording studio on the...

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KT will release a new single 'Another Place To Fall', from 'Eye To The Telescope', on March 13th through RelentlessKT Tunstall has been nominated for three 2006 Brit Awards - 'British Female Solo Artist', 'British...

KT Tunstall - Under The Weather

24th November 2005 -

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KT Tunstall"Under The Weather"RelentlessReleased 05/12/2005Single Release2005 hasn't been a bad year for KT Tunstall, the St Andrews singer-songwriter's record "Eye To The Telescope" has gone double platinum and also landed her a Mercury Prize nomination....

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Kt Tunstall New Single 'Under The Weather' Out 5th December'Black Horse & The Cherry Tree' Wins Best Track At The Q AwardsDebut Album Passes A Million SalesKT Tunstall's position as one of the success stories...

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KT Tunstall with support from Ed HarcourtManchester Academy 1Sunday 16th October 2005A musical craftsman with a laid back approach that is more retro than any band who can stick tattoos all over their body and...

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Honjo

I need to contact Luke Bullen regarding a purchase he made from the Boomtown Drums tent at the Regina Folk Festival.If you could get him to call me at 1 306 537181 I would appreciate it. Sorry to have to put this one this site but I didn't know how else to contact him.

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RJ

Have been trying to figure out who sings Black Horse and Cherry Tree ever since I first heard it, which must have been shortly after it was released. Great song; great performance!

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pacific44

KT...I asked my son to find out what the name of the song was and who sang it..It was you and Black Horse and a Cherry Tree....Just wanted to tell you I think it's great!!..Dave Check out my sons homepage, he's really into music also....www.daveallentalent.com

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Keely

KT You are the ROCKINIST chick I have seen since the 1980s. I heard your song Black Horse and the Cherry Tree on KCUV radio in Denver, Colorado, United States. Luckily they post artists names and playlists on their website (www.kcuvradio.com). Went looking for it on the internet to hear again and found your video. Couldn't find your record in the stores here so THANK YOU for subscribing to internet marketing. Come tour the US-- We'll give you our money! You should pair up with my brother's band John Common (www.johncommon.com). They are just about to break out onto the scene. Good men. Good chemistry and a sound you can't quite put into a box. BEST OF LUCK!

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