KT Tunstall

  • Singer/Songwriter

About KT Tunstall

Since scoring a worldwide smash with her debut album ‘Eye To The Telescope’ in 2004, which went on to sell over 5 million copies, KT Tunstall has remained at the forefront of UK singer-songwriter talent. Over the next decade, three further critically acclaimed albums followed; ‘Drastic Fantastic’, ‘Tiger Suit’ and ‘Invisible Empire//Crescent Moon’ in 2007, 2010 and 2013 respectively, keeping the platinum sales rolling and cementing the Scottish singer-songwriter’s reputation as a major recording talent, as well as a mesmerising live artist.

KT Tunstall

Tunstall has become a festival favourite, from Glastonbury to Belladrum and back again. She outsold every other female artist in the UK in 2005, won the 2006 Brit Award for Best British Female Solo Artist, won the Ivor Novello Best Song award for her huge, self-penned hit 'Suddenly I See’, and a Q award for Track of the Year. She also landed a Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and lent her tunes to a host of movies and TV shows.

The last few years have seen something of a creative rebirth for KT. Upon relocating to the west coast of the USA, she was accepted as one of six annual fellows for the Sundance Film Institute’s Composers Lab (hosted by George Lucas’s Skywalker Ranch in Northern California) and has since scored music for short and feature films. As well as putting the finishing touches to her forthcoming album, 2018 has already seen KT being awarded the Inspirational Artist gong at Music Week's Women In Music Awards, as well as having been invited to take on the role as the first ever female Grand Marshal (following the likes of Sir Sean Connery) to lead April’s annual New York Tartan Week Parade along Sixth Avenue. A triumphant 2018 summer and autumn tour of North America with The Pretenders, Simple Minds, and Barenaked Ladies provided the perfect build up to the much-anticipated release of her 6th studio album. 

KT is an avid player of Supro guitars, effects and amplification, regularly wielding a Poppy Red Belmont Vibrato as her main live electric guitar, as well as a Supro 2032FB Hampton Baritone in Djent Black. For amplification KT plugs into a pair of Supro Statesmen 1699R 50 watt combos. A self-confessed pedal head, KT employs the Supro SP1310 Tremolo, Supro SP1305 Drive, a Pigtronix PXSPL Infinity Looper for her trademark multi-layered loops, in addition to a Pigtronix PXOCT Octava, Pigtronix PXQTM Quantum Chorus/Vibe, Pigtronix PXPTM Philosopher’s Tone Compressor, all juiced via a Pigtronix PXMVP Power Supply.

KT Tunstall ~ Wax