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Paloma Faith

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  • Paloma Faith

  • Paloma Faith

  • Paloma Faith

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Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

A familiar presence on the London underground circuit for several years, the multi-talented Paloma Faith eventually broke into the mainstream thanks to her theatrical image and retro-soul sound. Born in Hackney to a Spanish father and English mother, she earned a degree in contemporary dance at university before studying for an M.A. in time-based arts at St. Martins College. At the age of 18, she made her debut on the cabaret scene, singing in a covers band called Paloma & the Penetrators, before performing as a magician's assistant and appearing in a burlesque troupe. After turning down an opportunity to join Amy Winehouse's band, she began writing and performing her own songs, and soon earned a reputation as one of London's most unique and flamboyant live acts. Her debut single, "Stone Cold Sober," reached number 17 in the U.K. charts, and her debut album, Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful?, was issued by Epic Records at the end of 2009. Meanwhile, Faith appeared on Basement Jaxx's album Scars and Josh Weller's debut while also gaining work as an actress, playing Andrea the Emo in St. Trinian's and appearing as Sally in Terry Gilliam's The Imagination of Dr. Parnassus.

Faith's second studio album, 2012's lush and cinematic Fall to Grace, was produced by Nellee Hooper (Gwen Stefani, Massive Attack, Björk). It debuted at number two in the U.K. charts, led by Faith's first Top Ten single, "Picking Up the Pieces." Her third album, 2014's A Perfect Contradiction, was an upbeat return to her early soul sound featuring a star cast of songwriters, including Pharrell Williams, Raphael Saadiq, and Diane Warren.

Tour Dates All Dates Dates In My Area

Date Venue Location Tickets
08.20.15 Custom House Square Belfast, Ant UK
08.22.15 Weston Park Shifnal, Tfw UK
08.22.15 Hylands Park Chelmsford, London UK
08.30.15 Alex James' Farm Kingham, Oxf UK

Activity

  • 08.02.15 RIP Cilla - national treasure, singer and host of my favourite childhood TV show "blind date" http://t.co/J174s0Itna
  • 08.02.15 Quivering with excitement for this new album from @vintagetrouble http://t.co/4kn96Kz8In
  • 08.01.15 Absolutely beyond inspired working with @nilerodgers In his studio. Can't wait to play with chic @FOLDfest on tuesday
  • 08.01.15 RT @FOLDfest: ONLY 4 DAYS until NY's Hottest, Newest Music Festival! @NileRodgers presents #FOLDfestival Aug 4-5 at @MCV6025! TIX: http://t…
  • 07.31.15 Sometimes I wonder if I'll ever get it right... http://t.co/2cQhqv9R5m https://t.co/9vVpH1ptV8
  • 07.31.15 So excited to be in Nyc to play at the amazing @nilerodgers festival @FOLDfest on tuesday who is coming along?!
  • 07.31.15 As I lay my head down in Manhattan I hear the orchestra of car horns and a cacophony of stories in the street below
  • 07.30.15 RT @TicketmasterUK: Kicking off – I'd like to be friends with @PalomaFaith, she looks like she'd be good at a party, and funny too. #Friend…
  • 07.30.15 Loving my new travel bags. I will never loose them on the conveyor belt will I?! Thank you @AntlerUK http://t.co/5ZQGDRgh6K
  • 07.29.15 It's official gatwick airport is the worst airport in the world
  • 07.29.15 On 26th August I'm playing an intimate gig with MasterCard​. Head here - https://t.co/lrECYXPMHt - if you'd like the chance join me Xx
  • 07.23.15 RT @vfestival: ONLY ONE 🎶🙌😎⛺🎈🎊🎪🎉💃 http://t.co/tSNdnfT2O6