Little Boots

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Little Boots
Little Boots
Background information
Birth name Victoria Hesketh
Born 4 May 1984 (1984-05-04) (age 33)[1]
Blackpool, Lancashire, UK
Origin Thornton, Lancashire, UK
Genres electropop, synthpop
Instruments Vocals, keyboards, piano, Tenori-on, stylophone[2]
Labels IAMSOUND, Sixsevenine, Atlantic, Elektra
Website www.littlebootsmusic.co.uk

Victoria Christina Hesketh (born 4 May 1984),[1] also known by her stage name Little Boots, is an English pop singer.[3] She auditioned for the ITV Talent competition Pop Idol when she was sixteen. Afterwards she went on tour in Europe with a jazz group. Then she became the lead singer for a band called Dead Disco. After that, she started a solo career.[4]

Little Boots' stage name is from a movie called Caligula. A friend gave her the nickname. She has been compared to other female pop singers like Lady Gaga, Ladyhawke, Florence and the Machine and La Roux.[5] Little Boots got a lot of attention in January 2009 when she came top of a list called the BBC Sound of Music 2009 poll.[6] She also got a BRIT critics choice award nomination that has brought her mainstream media attention.[7]

Her first album, Hands, was released on the 8 June 2009. It got to #5 in the UK Albums Chart. Her second album, Nocturnes, was released on the 5 May 2013. Her highest charting single so far is "Remedy". As a musician Little Boots sings and plays the keyboard, piano, stylophone and a Japanese electronic instrument, called a Tenori-on.[8]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Smith, Aidan (2009-02-15 26 years old). "Little boots in a big bad world". Scotland on Sunday. Retrieved 2009-02-26.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. "Little Boots". MTV. Retrieved 2009-04-13. 
  3. "BBC Sound of 2009: Little Boots". BBC News. 2008-12-05. Retrieved 2008-12-09. 
  4. "Info on Little Boots - MTV". Retrieved 2009-06-09. 
  5. Day, Elizabeth (2009-04-19). "Pop's new wave: quirky, stylish girls fashioned from the 80s". The Observer. Retrieved 2009-04-20. 
  6. "Little Boots tops music tips list". BBC News. 2009-01-09. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  7. "Critics' Choice". The Brits. Retrieved 2009-01-08. 
  8. "Little Boots: the Tenori-On, the video and the interview". The Guardian. 2009-01-11. Retrieved 2009-04-13.