Newton, North Carolina
Claim to Fame
Adult Alternative Pop/ Rock, Alternative/ Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/ Rock, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter
Cathartic, Intense, Cerebral, Literate, Theatrical, Provocative, Playful, Passionate, Complex, Brooding, Rebellious, Nocturnal, Stylish, Poignant, Bittersweet, Confrontational, Soothing, Earnest, Sophisticated, Quirky, Earthy
Vocals, Piano, Keyboards
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Tori Amos (born Myra Ellen Amos on August 22, 1963) is a pianist and singer-songwriter of dual British and American citizenship. She is married to English sound engineer Mark Hawley, with whom she has one child, Natashya "Tash" Lórien Hawley, born on September 5, 2000.
Amos was at the forefront of a number of female singer-songwriters in the early 1990s and was noteworthy early in her career as one of the few alternative rock performers to use a piano as her primary instrument. She is known for emotionally intense songs that cover a wide range of subjects including sexuality, religion and personal tragedy. Some of her charting singles include "Crucify", "Silent All These Years", "Cornflake Girl", "Caught a Lite Sneeze", "Professional Widow", "Spark", and "A Sorta Fairytale".
Amos had sold 12 million records worldwide as of 2005 and has also enjoyed a large cult following. Having a history of making eccentric and at times ribald comments during concerts and interviews, she has earned a reputation for being highly idiosyncratic. As a social commentator and sometimes activist, some of the topics she has been most vocal about include feminism, religion, and sexuality.
Full Name at Birth
Myra Ellen Amos
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Richard Montgomery High School
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
International Talent Booking, Richard de la Font Agency, Cti, Splash Talent, Entertainment Booking Agency, Executive Visions Inc., Entertainment Resource Group, Creative Artists Agency, Headline Entertainment, Grabow & Associates, Inc
Mary Ellen Amos
Tori Amos (born Myra Ellen Amos, August 22, 1963) is an American singer-songwriter and pianist. She is a classically trained musician with a mezzo-soprano vocal range. Having already begun composing instrumental pieces on piano, Amos won a full scholarship to the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University at the age of five, the youngest person ever to have been admitted. She was expelled at the age of 11 for what Rolling Stone described as "musical insubordination." Amos was the lead singer of the short-lived 1980s pop group Y Kant Tori Read before achieving her breakthrough as a solo artist in the early 1990s. Her songs focus on a broad range of topics, including sexuality, feminism, politics, and religion.
Alternative rock, Baroque Pop, Art Rock, Electronica, Chamber Pop
Piano, Harpsichord, Clavichord, Hammond organ, Harmonium, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer, Kurzweil, Clavinet, Vocals
Atlantic, Epic, Universal Republic, Deutsche Grammophon, Mercury Classics
Y Kant Tori Read
baroque pop, art rock, electronica, chamber pop, experimental rock
harpsichord, clavichord, harmonium, clavinet, vocals
piano rock, pop rock, classical
Rhodes electric piano, Wurlitzer electric piano
Chamber pop, electronic
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