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Paloma Faith

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  • Born: London, England
  • Years Active: 2000s
  • Website: http://www.palomafaith.com
  • Recent Activity: 02.06.16 Hopefully my existential crisis dies down next week?! #teampaloma thanks for watching
  • Paloma Faith

  • 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.

Activity

  • 02.06.16 Hopefully my existential crisis dies down next week?! #teampaloma thanks for watching
  • 02.06.16 very happy for you @Vangelispoly and @boygeorge match made in heaven !!!!
  • 02.06.16 wonderful words from @boygeorge here. Very moving #hatsoff
  • 02.06.16 YESSSSSS! Welcome @BradleyWmusic you are a heart throb and a lovely singer too! #teampaloma #babyelvis https://t.co/DJ5KyN7Ikm
  • 02.06.16 watching this back I can see how confused I was at this point. It's so tough knowing what you are listening to after 16 hour days of this
  • 02.06.16 what a mistake I made Dylan my mum will be fuming she is the biggest Beatles and Bob Dylan fan ever
  • 02.06.16 wow cillas wedding dress was exceptional!!!!
  • 02.06.16 absolutely beautiful. It just goes to show what a little more experience and guidance can do.
  • 02.06.16 I actually regret not turning for you @The_ChloeCastro so much well done @rickontour
  • 02.06.16 marv you are a treasure!! @MarvTheJazzman
  • 02.06.16 welcome to the courageous vivika jade to the show @vivicajade congratulations to @iamwill for adding her to your team
  • 02.06.16 YOUTH by Paolo Sorrentino is out now in cinemas in the uk and I make a small appearance. https://t.co/dBYfznVUMF