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Paloma Faith Biography

Paloma Faith (born Paloma Faith Blomfield, 21.7.1985)

Paloma Faith is a British singer, songwriter, dancer and actress.

Paloma Faith: Childhood

Paloma Faith was born in the Hackney area of London. Her father is Spanish, whilst her mother is English. Paloma's parents divorced when she was just four years old and she was raised by her mother in Stoke Newington, London.

After leaving school, Paloma studied for a BA in Contemporary Dance at Leeds University. Whilst she lived in Leeds, she had a part-time job at a bar in the city centre, Milo, whose previous staff roster also includes Ricky Wilson of Kaiser Chiefs and the actor Sam Riley. She also had a part-time job at Agent Provocateur, selling lingerie.

When she left Leeds, Paloma Faith studied for an MA in Drama, at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.

Paloma Faith: Career in the Limelight

When Paloma Faith first started making music, she found herself mimicking the blues singers that she admires, such as Billie Holiday, Etta James, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald. She soon found her own voice though and turned down the opportunity to be a backing singer in Amy Winehouse's live band.

One of the first steps on Paloma's path to recognition was the track 'It's Christmas (And I Hate You)' that she recorded as a duet with Josh Weller. Her debut solo single, however, was 'Stone Cold Sober', which went to number 17 on the UK singles chart in June 2009. That month, she played live and was interviewed on Dermot O'Leary's BBC Radio 2 show.

In September 2009, Paloma Faith's debut album was released, entitled Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful? Faith had written the album in Sweden and America, as well as the UK and recorded it in London. The album reached number nine in the UK albums chart and her performance on Later. With Jools Holland earned her another comparison to Etta James, from the show's host.

In September 2009, Paloma Faith was a guest on Never Mind the Buzzcocks. The actor James Cordon was that week's host. Paloma was on Phil Jupitus' team but took quite a shine to the other team captain, Noel Fielding of The Mighty Boosh.

Later that year, Paloma Faith performed her song 'New York' on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross. To end 2009, she was a guest on Jools Holland's New Year's Eve Hootenanny show, along with Dizzee Rascal, Shingai Shoniwa of Noisettes, Florence and the Machine, Paolo Nutini and Boy George.

Paloma Faith is also an actress and had a major role in the 2007 film St. Trinian's. The film also starred the members of Girls Aloud, as well as Colin Firth, Gemma Arterton, Russell Brand and Rupert Everett.

In 2009, she appeared in the Terry Gilliam-directed The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. The film received sympathetic reviews, despite its re-constructed ending, which had to be re-thought after the lead actor, Heath Ledger, died before the end of filming. The remainder of his character's scenes were filmed by Jude Law, Johnny Depp and Colin Farrell.

Paloma Faith also appears in the music video for 'The Beat My Heart Skipped', by Dan Le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip.

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The Latest Paloma Faith News

Paloma Faith Joins Modelling Agency

10th April 2014

British singer Paloma Faith is branching into the modelling industry by signing up to an agency.The Picking Up The Pieces...

Paloma Faith Blames Social Media For Ruining Pop

13th March 2014

British singer Paloma Faith has blamed social media for ruining the mystique of music superstars.The Picking Up The Pieces hitmaker...

Paloma Faith: Bowie Is The Last Pop Star

13th March 2014

Paloma Faith thinks David Bowie is the last great pop star. The 'Can't Rely On You' singer reckons pop is...

Paloma Faith: I Had No Confidence

12th March 2014

Paloma Faith admits she had no confidence when she first started performing. The 'Can't Rely On You' singer tried singing...

Paloma Faith 'fine' After Mugging

11th March 2014

Paloma Faith is ''fine'' after being mugged.The 'Can't Rely On You' hitmaker was robbed in the street recently, and though...

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Paloma Faith Reviews

A Week in Music featuring: Ellie Goulding, Green Day, Paloma Faith, Axewound, The Vaccines and much more! Feature

16th October 2012

Albums of Note... That 'difficult second album' phase is probably even more difficult when -...

Paloma Faith - Fall To Grace Album Review

28th May 2012

Having deservedly battled her way into the limelight after serving her time as a backing...

Paloma Faith - Do You Want The Truth Or Something Beautiful? Album Review

15th March 2010

Do You Want The Truth Or Something Beatuiful? is the debut album from English soulstress...

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Paloma Faith Festivals

Standon Calling

1st August 2014

Latitude Festival

17th July 2014

Bestival

4th September 2014

T4 on the Beach

1st July 2012

Glastonbury Festival

25th June 2014

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Paloma Faith Interviews

Paloma Faith, Interview

4th April 2012

Paloma Faith may still only be at the ripe young age of twenty-six but already...

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The Latest Paloma Faith Press Releases

Paloma Faith's Incredible Album 'Fall To Grace' Hits Double Platinum

5th March 2013

Her New Single 'Black & Blue' Is Released On March 10th 2013

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Paloma Faith To Play American Express Platinum Cashback Gig On The 3rd Of March 2013

25th February 2013

Platinum-selling recording artist Paloma Faith will play a stripped back and...

Paloma Faith Announces 2013 Forest Tour

14th January 2013

The captivating Paloma Faith is the latest act to announce that she will be...

Paloma Faith Announces First Ever Us Tour Dates September 2012

22nd August 2012

The highly-anticipated U.S. release of Paloma Faith's Fall To Grace is drawing near, and you...

Larmer Tree Festival Announces Full Music Line-up 2012

13th June 2012

Larmer Tree Festival is ecstatic to announce its full eclectic music line-up complete with some...

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