Little Boots

Born 4 May 1984.
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Little Boots Fresh Off Stage with Nick Grimshaw

Little Boots is Fresh Off Stage with Grimmy.

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Victoria Christina Hesketh (born 4 May 1984), better known by her stage name Little Boots, is an English electropop singer-songwriter and DJ. Her stage name comes from a nickname given to her by a friend, a reference to her unusually small feet. She shares her nickname with the ancient Roman emperor Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, who was better known by his nickname Caligula. This is Latin for "Little Boots." As a musician, Little Boots sings and plays the piano, keyboards, synthesizer, Stylophone and a Japanese electronic instrument called Tenori-on. After a return to college to focus on her studies, Hesketh along with two of her fellow students formed the electropunk band Dead Disco. The band had limited releases of their four singles but due to increasingly different ideas about the band's musical direction Hesketh left to pursue a solo career. Hesketh has cited as influences The Human League, Pink Floyd, Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus and Captain Beefheart. She has a soprano vocal range.

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