KT Tunstall Biography (Wikipedia)
Kate Victoria Tunstall (born 23 June 1975), known professionally as KT Tunstall, is a Scottish singer-songwriter and musician. 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.
Born in Edinburgh to a Hong Kong-born exotic dancer, she was adopted by David and Rosemary Tunstall of St Andrews. At the age of four she started playing piano; later she learned to play other musical instruments. She attended the Lawhead Primary and Madras College in St. Andrews, High School of Dundee and Kent School in Kent, Connecticut in the United States. She earned her BA in Drama & Music in 1996 from the Royal Holloway, University of London. She was awarded an honorary doctorate by Royal Holloway in 2011.
Her debut album was named Eye to the Telescope - the name was inspired by her childhood experiences at her father's physics laboratory at University of St Andrews. Released in 2004, this album launched her music career. That album inspired her nomination for the Mercury Prize in 2005, BRIT Award for Best British Live Act and BRIT Award for Best Breakthrough Act in 2006, and Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 2007. She eventually won BRIT Award for Best British Female Artist and European Border Breakers Award, both in 2006. The single "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree" was given the Q Magazine Award for Best Track in 2005, and "Suddenly I See" won the Ivor Novello Award for Best Song in 2006. "Suddenly I See" became a popular hit and has been featured in The Devil Wears Prada, Blind Dating, Ugly Betty, Grey's Anatomy, Love, Rosie, Thrillville, and as a campaign song of the US presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton in 2008.
- Why Later... with Jools Holland has lasted 25 yearshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05gv3ch.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05gv3ch.jpg2017-09-24T09:04:00.000ZBehind the scenes at Jools' 25th birthday celebrationshttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05h31jd
Why Later... with Jools Holland has lasted 25 years
- KT Tunstall: "James Bay is an incredible musician...and has better hair than me!"https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04cm9cp.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04cm9cp.jpg2016-10-20T14:56:00.000ZKT discusses working with James and Simple Minds, composing movie music and her new albumhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04cm9d3
KT Tunstall: "James Bay is an incredible musician...and has better hair than me!"
- KT Tunstall and Julie Fowlis - State Trooper (The Quay Sessions)https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p049y52k.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p049y52k.jpg2016-10-04T10:24:47.000ZKT Tunstall and Julie Fowlis perform their own take on the Bruce Springsteen Songhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p049y4mr
KT Tunstall and Julie Fowlis - State Trooper (The Quay Sessions)
- KT Tunstall - Black Horse and The Cherry Tree (The Quay Sessions)https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0481zrd.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0481zrd.jpg2016-09-16T09:27:47.000ZKT Tunstall performs live on The Quay Sessions with Roddy Harthttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0481zgj
KT Tunstall - Black Horse and The Cherry Tree (The Quay Sessions)
- KT Tunstall - Maybe It's A Good Thinghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p047yr67.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p047yr67.jpg2016-09-15T14:54:24.000ZKT Tunstall performs live on The Quay Sessions with Roddy Harthttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p047yql7
KT Tunstall - Maybe It's A Good Thing
- KT Tunstall: "Someone shouted 'My name is Ian' into my loop pedal..."https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0479bjz.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0479bjz.jpg2016-09-09T08:15:00.000ZKT explains to Chris how her one-woman loop pedalling doesn't always go to plan.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0479bm3
KT Tunstall: "Someone shouted 'My name is Ian' into my loop pedal..."
- KT Tunstall Acoustic Sessionhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02vkcrn.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02vkcrn.jpg2016-08-30T11:11:00.000ZKT Tunstall is in conversation with Janice and performs a live acoustic music session.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0469kj7
KT Tunstall Acoustic Session
KT Tunstall Tracks