Kate Victoria Tunstall was born in the summer of 1975 in Scotland. A hard working musician, she was no spring chicken by the time she finally achieved commercial success in 2004. At 29 years of age she performed on the popular British show Later…with Jools Holland as a last minute fill in. Making the most of the opportunity KT blew everyone away with her one woman acoustic performance of her song “Black Horse and the Cherry Tree”. That performance was a true breakout moment and since then critical and commercial success has come her way.
Over the course of her career KT Tunstall has released five albums with her most successful being 2004’s Eye to the Telescope. Since 2004 she has got a Grammy nomination, a Mercury Music nomination, a BRIT Award, and an Ivor Novello Award for songwriting and composition. The Ivor Novello Award was in 2006 for “Suddenly I See”, which was judged as the best song musically and lyrically.
Adopted as a child she had parents that had no interested in music. When as a teenager her family moved to the United States she began busking in the streets of Burlington, Vermont. Her musical style is folk pop.
Her latest album release is Invisible Empire/Crescent Moon. The Invisible Empire half of the album is filled with mournful and dark songs while the Crescent Moon portion is more otherworldly and hopeful. Songs on the album were influenced by the death of her father and her divorce from Luke Bullen. The album was best reviewed of her career by critics.
-Date: September 21, 2013
-Venue: Gesu Theatre
-Ticket Purchase: www.admission.com or (514) 790-1245
-Ticket Price: $41.10 (plus handling charges)
-Show Time: 8:00 p.m.
-Opening Act: Brian Lopez