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Paloma Faith

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  • 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.

Tour Dates All Dates Dates In My Area

Date Venue Location Tickets
07.02.15 Iveagh Gardens Dublin, D Ireland
07.03.15 Delamere Forest Northwich, Cheshire UK
07.04.15 Thetford Forest Thetford, Sfk UK
07.07.15 Kew Gardens London, Lnd UK
07.09.15 Kew Gardens London, Lnd UK
07.10.15 Cannock Chase Forest Rugeley, Staffordshire UK
07.14.15 Pula, Croatia Pula, Croatia
08.20.15 Custom House Square Belfast, Ant UK
08.22.15 Hylands Park Chelmsford, London UK
08.22.15 Weston Park Shifnal, Tfw UK

Activity

  • 07.01.15 GLASTONBURY 2015 Listen to original versions of all the tracks from my set on @Spotify​ Xx https://t.co/OnUoQJu4cC http://t.co/m56Bi8kscS
  • 06.30.15 Reminiscing on Glastonbury with @vintagetrouble @tyvintagetrouble @bencaroninfo @missbabysol @nymmusic http://t.co/yrxx8tmSvt
  • 06.30.15 On the set of Peter Pan and someone just introduced themselves to me as my " chafe nurse" there's something new!
  • 06.29.15 LOVED @glastofest! Thank you to everyone who came along to watch me perform, you can watch back on BBC iPlayer here http://t.co/fqiKTlDmAd
  • 06.29.15 Highlight from Glastonbury!!!! http://t.co/5ztn4rEYHt
  • 06.28.15 Thank you @GlastoFest !! http://t.co/fqiKTlDmAd http://t.co/lUTsFu2GiN
  • 06.28.15 Glastonbury Fever #glastonbury so happy! http://t.co/kDDMzpzc6F
  • 06.27.15 WHAT A TRIPPPPPPPPP! I love you @GlastoFest stoked!!!!!
  • 06.27.15 My Glastonbury performance will be shown live on BBC 4 tonight at 8pm if you'd like a singalong! http://t.co/aJ8SS70JC5
  • 06.26.15 RT @RCALabelGroupUK: The great @PalomaFaith will take over the @GlastoFest #PyramidStage tomorrow at 18:15! #Glasto2015 #RCAlovesGlasto htt…
  • 06.25.15 Less than a month until @vfestival! Xx https://t.co/ul217yFBFc
  • 06.25.15 Me at the Eden project before I went on wearing my new fave @NicolasJebran http://t.co/ocBlchiFCy