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Tanita Tikaram


Tanita Tikaram made a splash on both edges from the Atlantic at only 19 yrs . old with her dramatic, singer/songwriter-influenced lyrics. The offspring of Malaysian and Fijian parents, Tikaram transferred to Britain at age group 12 and started writing music as an adolescent. She performed her 1st gig at 17 in London following a favorable reaction to her demonstration tape from a golf club she had delivered it to. After showing up on tv, Tikaram was authorized to Warner and released Old Center, co-produced by Pole Argent and Peter Vehicle Hooke, in 1988. Both “Twist in my own Sobriety” and “Great Tradition” were strikes in European countries, and Tikaram toured the entire world. Using the follow-up recording, 1990’s The Lovely Keeper, Tikaram started to settle in to the status of the cult act, a predicament not changed from the much less constant albums Everybody’s Angel (1991) and Eleven Forms of Loneliness (1992). Still, Tikaram started to bounce back 1995 using the recording Lovers in the town; she shifted to Polygram for 1998’s The Cappuccino Tracks. Seven years approved before she came back with Sentimental, with unique visitor Nick Lowe showing up on two paths. Another prolonged break adopted Sentimental: she didn’t come back until 2012, when she returned using the soul-influenced Can’t RETURN BACK. Released on Hearing, Can’t RETURN BACK was made by Paul Bryan and presented visitor vocals by Grant-Lee Phillips. Four years later on, Tikaram released Nearer to individuals, a jazzy LP that showcased her street band.

Quick Facts

Full Name Tanita Tikaram
Profession Actor, Film producer, Singer-songwriter
Education Queen Mary's College, Basingstoke, University of Manchester
Nationality British
Parents Fatimah Rohani, Pramod Tikaram
Siblings Ramon Tikaram
Music Songs Twist in My Sobriety, Cathedral Song, Good Tradition, World Outside Your Window, Only the Ones We Love, And I Think of You, Stop Listening, I Might Be Crying, Wonderful Shadow, Valentine Heart, Dust on My Shoes, If I Ever, We Almost Got It Together, Little Sister Leaving Town, I Don't Wanna Lose at Love, Yodelling Song, Thursday's Child, My Love Tonight, Play Me Again, The Cappuccino Song, Amore Si, Glass Love Train, Light Up My World, Happy Taxi, Food On My Table, Sunset's Arrived, Sighing Innocents, He Likes the Sun, The Day Before You Came, Preyed Upon, Back in Your Arms, Feeding the Witches
Albums Ancient Heart, The Sweet Keeper, Everybody's Angel, Eleven Kinds of Loneliness, Lovers in the City, The Cappuccino Songs, Sentimental, Closer to the People, The Best of Tanita Tikaram, Can't Go Back
Nominations MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video, MTV Video Music Award for Best Cinematography, Brit Award for British Single, Brit Award for British Female Solo Artist
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1 Sister of actor Ramon Tikaram.
2 She has recorded 7 albums which between them have sold over 7 million copies worldwide (in Norway more than a quarter of the entire population own one of her LPs).
3 Her father was an Indian-Fijian British Army officer, her mother is Malaysian.
4 In 1988 had a hit song, 'Twist in My Sobriety'.
5 When she was 12 her family moved to England.



Por Toda Minha Vida 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Mistress of Spices 2005 performer: "Don't Shake Me Up" / writer: "Don't Shake Me Up"
Bandits 2001 performer: "Twist in My Sobriety" 1988 / writer: "Twist in My Sobriety" 1988
Out of the Present 1997 Documentary performer: "Twist in My Sobriety"
Stars in Their Eyes 1994 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Frauen sind was Wunderbares 1994 lyrics: "World Outside Your Window" / music: "World Outside Your Window" / performer: "World Outside Your Window"
Northern Exposure 1992 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Spijkerhoek 1990 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Miami Vice 1989 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Rockopop TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1989 writer - 1 episode, 1989
Die Harald Schmidt Show TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012



Goodbye Morocco 2012 La chanteuse du restaurant
Erotique 1994



Everyday Is New 2006 producer
Solace 2005 Short producer



Die Harald Schmidt Show 2012 TV Series Herself
Gylne tider 2006 TV Series documentary Herself
Joyeux anniversaire Monsieur Trenet 1995 TV Movie Herself
Ei itketä lauantaina 1995 TV Series Herself
Late Night with David Letterman 1989-1991 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself
Pero ¿esto qué es? 1989-1990 TV Series Herself
Casino 1990 TV Series
Going Live! 1990 TV Series Herself
Brit Awards 1989 1989 TV Special Herself
La parada 1989 TV Series Herself
Top of the Pops 1988 TV Series Herself

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1 Deep brooding voice

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