Since exploding onto the UK music scene in autumn 2004, KT Tunstall has emerged as one of today's most remarkable new artists. "EYE TO THE TELESCOPE," the Scottish singer/songwriter's dazzling Mercury Prize-nominated debut, showcases her provocative sonic mesh of heartfelt pop, bona fide electric blues, and left-field alt.folk. Songs like the album's smash singles, "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree" and "Other Side of the World" amply display Tunstall's idiosyncratic vocal gifts and distinctive guitar playing, along with a flair for imaginative songwriting, alive with gripping lyrical bite and rare emotional power.
KT's music makes her USA Network debut as the soundtrack for the channel's US Open Tennis Campaign.
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- Chinese and Irish descent
- Grew up in the university Town of St. Andrews, Scotland
- Interested in Science Fiction as a child
- Influences include Ella Fitzgerald, James Brown, Lou Reed, Billie Holliday, Johnny Cash and Tom Waits
- Joined her first band, The Happy Campers, at age 16
- Branded by VH1 as THE single most important artist America needs to know in 2006
- Black Horse and the Cherry tree spent 4 weeks at #1 on the radio
- Tunstall's birth name is Kate although she changed it because she felt KT has "got a bit more attitude than Kate which just says farmer's daughter to me"
- 2005 – Eye to the Telescope: 2x-platimun certified debut. 3 consecutive UK top 10 singles. Q Awards ‘Napster Best Track' for "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree"
- "The kind of record you might expect from an established international artist, not a girl composing her first musical calling car. It really is that good, the album Fiona Apple is still hoping to grow into, that Sheryl Grow got too distracted to make, and Lucinda Williams would be proud of." – Scotland on Sunday
- "Tunstall's voice has a gorgeous tone and fluidity, but she eschews anything too showy. Her songs are focused, dwelling on the minutiae of relationships with sharp lyrical sensibility and a strong sense of melody." – Daily Telegraph's Neil McCormick
- "Raw, edgy sultry, lush, hazy pop music." – The Cure's Robert Smith
- "Tunstall's got a megawatt charisma of her own. She may be new to the ranks of stardom, but she's not going to stay that way for long" – The Guardian's Betty Clark