Hackney, London, England
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Faith`s first foray into music began when she mimicked famous soul singers including Etta James and Billie Holiday, whom she admired and cites as influences for her own work.
During her time at college, Faith worked in a pub where the manager asked her to front his band, which they later called `Paloma and the Penetrators`. During a performance with the band at a cabaret show, Faith was scouted by an A&R man from Epic Records, who invited Faith to sing for the manager of the label. Twenty minutes into the audition, Faith asked the manager to turn his phone off and when he refused she walked out. Nine months later, the manager called Faith and offered her a contract saying he had seen many acts since and none had been as memorable as her. Faith turned down an opportunity to join Amy Winehouse`s band and she began to write and perform her own songs.
Faith`s first recognised work was the song "It`s Christmas (And I Hate You)", which she recorded as a duet with singer-songwriter, Josh Weller in 2008.
Faith released her debut single, "Stone Cold Sober", in mid-2009, where it reached Nº17 on the UK Singles Chart. Faith`s second single, New York was released in September 2009. The song made its peak position in early October, peaking at Nº15 on the UK Singles Chart. Faith`s debut album, Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful?, was later released on 28 September 2009. Faith wrote or co-wrote all of the songs on the album in the UK, Sweden and America and recorded it entirely in London. It debuted at Nº14 on the UK Albums Chart and later peaked at Nº9, it remained in the chart for sixteen weeks. The album became BBC Radio 2`s `Album of the Week` from the 19 September 2009.
Her music is influenced by soul and jazz and her singing style has been compared favourably to that of Amy Winehouse and Duffy. Jools Holland has compared her voice to that of Etta James.
Faith appeared as a guest vocalist on Brixton band Basement Jaxx`s 2009 album, Scars. Faith`s third single was the album`s title track Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful?, and was released on 21 December 2009. The song did not perform as well as Faith`s previous singles and failed to reach the top 20 in the chart. It peaked at Nº64 in January 2010. In March 2010, Faith released her fourth single, Upside Down, which has so far peaked at Nº55 in the UK.
In September 2009, Faith`s official website announced her first tour, featuring dates in the UK, Germany and France. On 4 November 2009, Faith announced her first headlining tour of the UK and Ireland starting on 17 March 2010. The Times gave it five stars and said "Paloma Faith delivered both in a show that was full of theatrical artifice, but based on the rock-solid foundation of her sensational singing voice and a personality that sparkled like a rough diamond".
On the 22nd October 2009, Faith appeared on current events programme This Week discussing her views on the British education system with Michael Portillo. During this month she also appeared as a guest on Never Mind the Buzzcocks, performed the song "Upside Down" on The Hollyoaks Music Show, and performed her single "New York" on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross. She also appeared on the BBC`s Later with Jools Holland, recorded on 13 October 2009, and his live Hootenanny on 31 December 2009.
In June 2009, she performed a live set for the BBC`s Radio 2 Introduces... and gave an interview to the station`s host, Dermot O`Leary.. Faith performed at numerous festivals throughout that summer, including T4 on the Beach.
A song by Faith entitled "I Just Wait", was used as the backing track for a UK television alcohol awareness advert. Her single "Stone Cold Sober" was used as the backing track for a 2009 Rimmel commercial starring Lily Cole. Her song "Technicolour" was featured in Samsung`s Corby mobile phone TV commercial.
In November 2009, Faith became involved in an album artwork competition with BBC Blast, in which teenagers won the chance to work alongside leading artists, photographers and music industry professionals to create new Paloma Faith publicity artwork.
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Paloma Faith Blomfield
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Paloma Faith Blomfield (born 21 July 1981), known professionally as Paloma Faith, is an English singer, songwriter, and actress.
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City and Islington College
Contemporary dance at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, MA in theatre directing at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Producer and Model
Claim to Fame
Fall to Grace, the album was certified double Platinum in the UK
www.palomafaith.com/gb/home/, twitter.com/Palomafaith, www.facebook.com/palomafaith, www.last.fm/music/Paloma+Faith
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
Lateral Management, Spirit International Artists
(2012) TV commercial for "Kellog's Special K" cereal (soundtrack song - "Upside Down") (UK)
Pop, Soul, Jazz
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
Select Model Management
Soul, R&b, Jazz
soul, R&B, jazz
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