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 Post subject: FAQ (KT)
PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2005 5:31 pm 
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Hopefully here is the answer to the question that's stopping you sleeping at night.

    KT the person

Born of Hong Kong Chinese/Scottish mother and Irish father, and adopted by a Scots couple. Birth mother was a dancer, father was a folk singer???

DOB 23/06/75

Married to Luke, the band's drummer. "Luke" is a boy's name, by the way.

KT's Tattoo on her shoulder is a cat winking.

KT's boots are by Fiorentini Baker & you can get them at Post Mistress or Selfridges in London.

Yes, she does post on the forum. Click here to see KT's posts

    KT the artist

KT appeared on Later with Jools as a last minute replacement for the rapper Nas. At the time she was on tour playng with mad Orcadians, Half Cousin, who were supporting The Earlies.

She features on supremo Klezmer band, Oi Va Voi's album, 'Laughter Through the Tears.'

She also guests on King Creosote's new album, 'KC Rules Ok.'

Also she features on Yush 2k, 'Tales From The Greenyard' (credited as Kate Turnstall)

On Sophie Solomons debut album, KT performs on track 4 Lazarus.

KT has now performed with Willy Mason, Suzanne Vega, and a few others!!

The loop pedal (also known as The Wee Bastard or WBP) is an Akai Headrush E2 (she previously had an E1).

Guitar Info

"Suddenly I See" was inspired by the cover of Patti Smith's Horses album

    KT's influences and music taste...
KT has mentioned in the press and elsewhere, an admiration for these artists/bands:

PJ Harvey
Carole King
Tom Lehrer
10,000 Maniacs
Ella Fitzgerald
The Grateful Dead
Nick Cave
Tom Waits
Patti Smith
Joni Mitchell
Kate Bush
Kaiser Chiefs
The Earlies
Half Cousin (with whom she has toured)
The Chemical Brothers
The White Stripes

    KT Covers
KT has performed, live or in the studio, these tracks written by other artists:

Get UR Freak On - Missy Elliot
My Doorbell - The White Stripes
Want You Back - The Jackson Five
Tangled Up In Blue, Simple Twist Of Fate, Wheels on Fire - Bob Dylan
Teenage Kicks - Undertones
You To Me Are Everything - The Real Thing
Golden Age - Beck
Fake Plastic Trees - Radiohead
The Prayer - Bloc Party
Ain't Nobody - Chaka Khan

    KT non-album Tracks (B sides, demos, live only, new etc)

Moment of Madness
If Only
Morning Stars
Throw Me A Rope
One Day
Boo Hoo
Black And White
Dirty Water
Girl And The Ghost
The Journey
Bad Day

KT's songs list

    KT, as well as being a solo artist (with a fabulous band) has performed with

Oi Va Voi
Red Light Stylus
King Creosote... The Fence Collective
Half Cousin
The Happy Campers
Billy Bragg
Jools Holland
Donna Maciocia (from band Amplifico)

    KT's Management

Any questions for KT's management, contact Simon at

    Requests for Autographs

If you want an autgraph, or just send a letter to KT, please write to her

c/o Relentless
43 Brook Green
W6 7EF

Enclosing a large Stamped Addressed Envelope (or International Reply Coupons if you are outside the UK)

    KT's Equipment Picks (from an interview published in Acoustic Guitar May 2008)
• Acoustic Guitars:
Gibson Doves. On Acoustic Extravaganza, KT Tunstall played a blonde Dove, and she has a black custom Elvis Presley Dove with a white pickguard and stars on the fretboard. Her backup guitar is a Gibson Hummingbird. Tunstall also plays a guitar given to her by Shinichi Arimitsu, a Japanese fan/luthier; in honor of Tunstall’s breakthrough hit, the guitar is inlaid with a black horse and cherry blossom.
• Electric Guitars:
White 1975 Gretsch Falcon and 1963 Gretsch Silver Jet. The hollow-body Falcon was originally rented for the Brit Awards, where she wanted to make her segment look as if it were in black and white. She was so smitten with the guitar her label bought it for her.
• Amplification:
Both Doves use Fishman Acoustic Matrix Natural I pickup systems.
• Strings:
D’Addario EJ17 phosphor bronze mediums (.013–.053).
• Picks:
Jim Dunlop .73 gray nylons.
• Looper:
Akai E2 Headrush, nicknamed “Wee Bastard” by Tunstall.

Last edited by James1 on Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:26 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:24 pm 
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With thanks to p-nuts for finding all the photos

Gibson Dove (Cosmo)

Gibson Dove Custom (Vinnie)

Gibson Hummingbird

Gibson Chet Atkin's Country Gentleman (in wine red)

Fender American Standard Strat

p-nutz wrote:
Interesting fact.... my eagle eye tells me it has a Jazzmaster neck on it as opposed to a Strat neck

it has swirls beside the Fender logo


Gretsch White Falcon Double Cutaway

Gretsch Duojet Double Cutaway

Gretsch Billy Bo Jupiter

Hey. Juggernaut. I wanna drive it with you.

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