- Tanita Tikaram
Infobox musical artist
Name = Tanita Tikaram
Background = solo_singer
Born = birth date and age|1969|8|12
Genre = Pop/folk
Years_active = 1988–present
Label = Reprise, Naïve
URL = [http://www.tanita-tikaram.com/ Tanita-Tikaram.com]
Tanita Tikaram (born
August 12, 1969) is an English pop/folk singer/songwriterbest known for the enigmatic hits " Twist in My Sobriety" and " Good Tradition" from her 1988 debut album, " Ancient Heart" (see 1988 in music). Successive releases failed to meet with similar commercial success although she has continued to release recordings as recently as 2005. Her style is based on her husky voice, acoustic guitarand quirky, poetic lyrics.
"Ancient Heart", released when she was just 19 years old, became an international hit and led to a world tour. "
Twist in My Sobriety" was accompanied by an award-winning black and white video, set in a rural village in the Bolivian Altiplano, and directed by Gerard de Thame. Three follow-up albums received mixed reviews and declining sales. Her co-producers and collaborators during this period were Rod Argentand Peter Van Hooke. Jennifer Warnesprovided vocals on two tracks of "Everybody's Angel".
In 1995, she released "Lovers in the City", which she co-produced with
Thomas Newman, and in 1998 collaborated with Marco Sabiuon the more pop music-oriented "The Cappuccino Songs".
In 2005, Tikaram released her latest album, "Sentimental". The album, which features two collaborations with
Nick Lowe, was warmly received by critics and fans, but was released only on the French label Naïve Records.
Tikaram was born in
Münster, Germany, the daughter of a Malaysian mother and an Indo-Fijian British armyofficer, and grew up in Basingstoke, England. She is the sister of actor Ramon Tikaram.
lesbian nightclub"Le Boobsbourg" in Beaubourg, Pariscredited Tikaram with coining its name, after mispronunciation of the district's name by American tourists. [ Time OutParis Eating & Drinking, Rosa Jackson, 2005.]
Ancient Heart" (1988) UK #3, U.S. #59
The Sweet Keeper" (1990) UK #3, U.S. #124
Everybody's Angel" (1991) UK #19, U.S. #142
* "Eleven Kinds of Loneliness" (1992)
Lovers In The City" (1995) UK #75
* "The Best Of" (1996) - compilation
* "The Cappuccino Songs" (1998) UK #69
* "Sentimental" (2005)
* Vocals for
Bronte Brothersdebut "The Way Through The Woods".
* Vocals for
Christie Hennessy"Lord of Your Eyes".
* Harmony vocals for the 1989 self-titled third album by
Brendan Croker& the Five O'Clock Shadows.
* Cover version of
Elvis Presley's 1957 " Loving You", included in the 1990 tribute album "The Last Temptation of Elvis".
* Vocals for the 1990
Mark Ishamalbum "Mark Isham"; he covers her B-side"I Never Will Know".
* Vocals for the 1991
Nanci Griffithalbum "Late Night Grande Hotel".
* Musician for the 1997 Moodswings. collaboration "Psychedelicatessen" and also sang vocals on the song "Redemption Song (Oh Happy Day)".
* Tikaram had a cameo in the 1994 film "
Erotique", in a segment directed by Monika Treuttitled "Taboo Parlor". Tikaram played a woman who walks in on two women making love. The segment also featured songs by her. [ [http://www.hyenafilms.com/erot_en.html http://www.hyenafilms.com/erot_en.html] "Hyenafilms.com" Retrieved on 04-25-07 ]
* Producer of the
Jared Katsianedocumentary drama "Solace", also known as " [http://www.everydayisnew.com/ Everyday Is New] " (similar to a track on her album "Sentimental"), released 2005.
* [http://www.tanita-tikaram.com/ Official website] "(English)"
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