The tri-lingual ex-magician’s assistant from Hackney is now better known for retro-pop and soul hits like Only Love Can Hurt Like This and New York. Aside from her vintage style jazz soul singing, The Guardian hail her as ‘an entertaining raconteuse and a wicked mimic.’ Paloma performs accoustically, or with 10-piece band.
London-born singer-songwriter Paloma Faith rose to fame with her debut single Stone Cold Sober. She has since released a string of hit singles and albums showcasing her distinctive vocal style and retro soul-pop influences.
Paloma studied dance and theatre, paying her way with jobs as diverse as modelling and working as a magician’s assistant, as well as singing in cabaret and burlesque clubs. Influenced by jazz greats such as Billie Holiday, Marlene Shaw and Etta James, she created her own contemporary take on jazz with catchy pop sensibilities, an incredible natural voice, easy down-to-earth charm, and a flamboyant, artistic style all her own.
Since her early hits such as Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful?, Paloma has found success around the world with tracks including Only Love Can Hurt Like This and Never Tear Us Apart. She has collaborated with artists as diverse as The Guy Barker Orchestra, Pharrell Williams, Blur’s Graham Coxon, and hip-hop veteran Ghostface Killah. Her single with Sigma, Changing, brought her wider international recognition and her first number one.
Away from music Paloma has appeared on large and small screens in productions from the first St. Trinian’s film and Terry Gilliam’s The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassuss to BBC One’s HolbyBlue and Blandings.
Live, Paloma performs with a full big band, or a smaller, more intimate group of musicians. She combines her hits with covers of jazz, soul and pop favourites performed with her trademark energy and style.
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