KT Tunstall

Born 23 June 1975.
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KT Tunstall - Black Horse & The Cherry Tree (Later Archive 2004)

KT Tunstall performs Black Horse & The Cherry Tree on Later... with Jools Holland in 2004.

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Kate Victoria "KT" Tunstall (born 23 June 1975) is a Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist. She broke into the public eye with a 2004 live solo performance of her song "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree" on Later... with Jools Holland. She has enjoyed commercial and critical success since, picking up three nominations before winning a BRIT Award, and a Grammy Award nomination. She is also the recipient of an Ivor Novello Award.

She has released five albums internationally: Eye to the Telescope (2004), KT Tunstall's Acoustic Extravaganza (2006), Drastic Fantastic (2007), Tiger Suit (2010) and Invisible Empire // Crescent Moon (2013). She has also appeared in two episodes of the comedy series This is Jinsy on Sky Atlantic. Since 2013, she is working with American artist Howe Gelb.

Tunstall has also written soundtracks for films; Boy from The Kid, and most recently Miracle for Winter's Tale, and We Could Be Kings for the Disney movie Million Dollar Arm's Million Dollar Arm (soundtrack).

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  1. Review of Tiger Suit

    Tiger Suit 2010

    Reviewed by Matthew Horton
    Tunstall’s third album proves that a bit of “grrr” does the girl good.
  2. Review of Drastic Fantastic

    Drastic Fantastic 2007

    Reviewed by Rowan Collinson
    KT returns with an even stronger second album...
  3. Review of Eye To The Telescope

    Eye To The Telescope 2005

    Reviewed by Dan Tallis
    On 'Silent Sea' the familiar simple acoustic guitar rhythms are present and KT's...
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