KT Tunstall

Spending her early days busking and playing coffee houses, KT Tunstall became associated with the Fife community of musicians known as the Fence Collective before performing with Jewish folk troupe Oi Va Voi. Nudged into mainstream consciousness by a brilliant performance on BBC TV show Later...With Jools Holland, the Scottish singer-songwriter's debut album Eye To The Telescope (2004) became a huge hit across Europe winning her nominations for the Mercury Music Prize, BRITs and Grammy Awards. The US caught on when American Idol contestant Katharine McPhee covered Black Horse And The Cherry Tree on the show, introducing her to a wider audience and sending her album spiralling up the US charts. Tunstall went on to star at Glastonbury Festival, the American leg of the 2007 Live Earth gig and the Nobel Peace Prize Concert. The limited release of the stripped-down album KT Tunstall's Acoustic Extravaganza (2006) followed, before Drastic Fantastic (2007) made it to Number 3 in the UK and Number 9 in the US.

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07-07-2011