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KT Tunstall


  • KT sang guest vocals for three tracks from the Oi Va Voi album Laughter Through Tears: Ladino Song, Refugee, and Yesterday's Mistake.
  • In an interview, when KT was asked what song she wished she had written, she said she wished she had written Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who.
  • A clip of KT's song "Suddenly I See" was used in the second episode of the show The Singing Bee. The contestant knew all the words.
  • KT Tunstall's 3rd album, Drastic Fantastic, is due to be released on September 18, 2007.
  • KT Tunstall performed at Giants Stadium on July 7th, 2007 as part of the Live Earth concert.
  • The name Kate is a shortened version of Katherine, in Greek times, which means "pure".
  • KT's birth father was a folk singer, a career that KT had decided to follow years before she discovered that about her father.
  • KT met her birth mother for the first time when she was in her early 20's.
  • KT once won a "battle of the bands" competition in the Royal Holloway, University of London, where she attended school.
  • KT's current boyfriend is Luke Bullen, The Mescaleros' drummer.
  • KT has co-written and co-sang a song for Travis' new Album, The Boy With No Name, which will be released in May 2007.
  • KT Tunstall has performed the song Ain't Misbehavin' by Ella Fitzgerald, in the Later with Jools Holland show, with Jools on the piano.
  • KT has released her second album, named KT Tunstall's Acoustic Extravaganza. It is a CD and a DVD, that includes special features and behind the scenes.
  • KT's song Suddenly I See was used twice already on a soundtrack:
  • In So You Think You Can Dance, it was used as a background song during the female contestants' goodbye videos.
  • It was the on soundtrack of The Devil Wears Prada, the movie starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway.
  • KT was adopted at a young age.
  • KT performed the song Get Ur Freak On (by Missy Elliott) in the BBC's Live Lounge.
  • KT's Black Horse and The Cherry Tree was covered by Katharine McPhee on American Idol 5th season, in the Top 5 week - May 2, 2006 (this song was chosen as current Billboard Top 10).
  • KT uses an AKAI E2 headrush loop pedal on stage, which she affectionately calls "Wee Bastard".
  • KT has an older brother named Jo and a younger brother named Daniel, who has a hearing impairment.
  • KT is often nicknamed "One-Woman Band" - She usually sings and plays different parts of her songs and combines them. For example, in the Black Horse & The Cherry Tree clip - She plays 3 different instruments, sings and does back-voices.
  • In the video clip to Suddenly I See, KT appeared twice - as though she sings a duet with herself.
  • KT is the singer in the song Lazarus, by Violin player Sophie Solomon.
  • KT's Sun Astrology sign is Cancer.
  • KT's Chinese Astrology sign is Rabbit - a person who is popular, sweet, sensitive and who can be very protective of the ones he cares for.
  • KT's real name is Kate Tunstall. The abbreviation KT is a play on the name Katie, and also the initials of Kate Tunstall.
  • KT's first Europe tour was with Joss Stone, in the beginning of 2005, as her supporting performer.
  • KT, in her twenties, used to write and perform music for children's TV shows.
  • KT graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London.
  • KT's debut album name, Eye To The Telescope, is influenced by the long hours she was spending with her father in the Royal Scottish Observatory.
  • KT Tunstall's singles and EPs:
  • (Single only)
  • 01 Throw Me a Rope (2004).
  • Album Eye To The Telescope
  • 02 The False Alarm (EP, 2004).
  • 03 Black Horse And The Cherry Tree (March 2005).
  • 04 Other Side Of The World (May 2005).
  • 05 Suddenly I See (Sept 2005).
  • 06 Under The Weather (Nov 2005).
  • 07 Another Place To Fall (Mar 2006).
  • Album Acoustic Extravaganza
  • 08 Ashes (Promo).
  • Album Drastic Fantastic
  • 09 Hold On (Aug 2007).
  • 10 Saving My Face (Nov 2007).
  • KT is of a Irish (father's side) and Chinese (mother's side) descent.
  • KT joined the folk group Fence Collective after college. She also met the Beta Band, and joined them later on.
  • When KT was 16 years old, she started writing her own music and songs.
  • KT began practicing Piano and Flute when she was only 6 years old.
  • KT's Awards:
  • 1. Q Music Awards: Best Track, Black Horse and the Cherry Tree, 2005.
  • 2. Brits Awards: Best British Female Solo Artist, 2006.
  • 3. Ivor Novello Awards: Best Song Musically and Lyrically, Suddenly I See, 2006.
  • 4. Scottish Style Awards: Most Stylish Band or Musician, 2006.
  • KT has sold more than 1.2 million copies of her debut album Eye To The Telescope all over the world.
  • KT is 5' 2" (1.57 m).


Adult Hits

Black Hourse & The Cherry Tree
Black Hourse & The Cherry Tree
Suddenly I See

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