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Imogen Heap

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Havering, Outer London (1997 – present)

Imogen Heap (born December 9, 1977, in Havering, Outer London) is a British / artist. She is known for her work as part of the musical duo Frou Frou from 2002-3, and for her solo albums, which she writes, produces, and mixes. She has released a series of solo albums including Ellipse (in 2009), a North American chart success that earned Heap two Grammy nominations and won her the Best Engineered Album (Non-Classical) award.

Heap grew up playing music from an early age, and by her eleventh birthday she was writing her own songs. From the age of 15, she studied at the BRIT School Of Performing Arts & Technology in Croydon, South London, recording three tracks for the school’s annual CD between 1994 and 1995, “Aliens” being the title track of the latter.

After being introduced to Nik Kershaw by his manager Mickey Modern, Heap and Kershaw recorded four demos that Mickey Modern took to Rondor Music. Consequently, a few months later Heap signed her first record contract at 18 to independent record label Almo Sounds. During 1996, Heap began working with an experimental pop band called Acacia, which featured her future collaborator Guy Sigsworth and was fronted by the singer Alexander Nilere. While never a full member of the band, Heap was a guest vocalist (as a counterpart to Nilere) and contributed to various Acacia single and album tracks in 1997. One Acacia song, “Maddening Shroud”, would later be covered by Frou Frou.

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  • LiamRandolph

    @Mindcircus Are we listening to the same artist? Her sense of humor tends to show up quite a lot in her music.

    19 May 3:03am Reply
  • Tristan_Spears

    The Moment I Said It <3

    17 May 3:06am Reply
  • SaraBeeJim

    ellipse <333

    15 Mar 11:23pm Reply
  • edubbwitthevdub

    Instrumental versions are really nice

    17 Feb 2:16am Reply
  • Rud-Johns

    Sparks is not that great

    14 Feb 12:24am Reply
  • lightningmonkey

    v one half of Frou Frou. Guy Sigsworth was the other half.

    18 Jan 10:07pm Reply
  • eroock

    Is this Frou Frou?

    27 Dec 2014 Reply
  • eroock

    CLAMS CASINO SAMPLED THE SHIT OUT OF HER <3 [2]

    27 Dec 2014 Reply
  • ivor138

    CLAMS CASINO SAMPLED THE SHIT OUT OF HER <3

    21 Dec 2014 Reply
  • GaaraGOinMusic1

    69 scrobblings of her

    14 Nov 2014 Reply
  • trymeimnew

    Run Time <3

    27 Oct 2014 Reply
  • ifyouwantjoy

    Sparks is actually FANTASTIC !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    22 Oct 2014 Reply
  • matt5496

    Sparks is actually fantastic

    13 Oct 2014 Reply
  • tribeonlinefr

    CD-Review "Sparks": http://www.tribe-online.de/music/musik-reviews/imogen-heap-sparks/

    8 Oct 2014 Reply
  • lightningmonkey

    It's been three months since we had everything but The Beast, and I'm still discovering new things about Sparks on every listen. I'm in love.

    3 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Wintermoor99

    ive been an imogen superfan a long time, speak for yourself and ellipse are timeless records i'll never get sick of but i find the new record to be rather flat, which seems dumb because there's actually so much going on but it just slips through my fingers, not a single tune i can seem to get into :(

    28 Sep 2014 Reply
  • MarcusLMosnter

    Sparks is basically what I look for in an album, glad I found it. <3

    19 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Ali29_

    I was a little bit disappointed when I heard Sparks for the first time, but it gets better and better now. It beats Ellipse for sure. I think Imogen went too "experimental" in her music and she'll never release an album like Speak For Yourself, but I'm ok with that. She's still an amazing artist and I'm very curious about her next projects.

    10 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Mindcircus

    Wish she would make something not so serious, sometimes I think she tries too hard.

    6 Sep 2014 Reply
  • PeteJBaker

    It's on UK Spotify. Obsessively bought it on CD as well, since Spotty's 320kb/s quality really doesn't do the production justice.

    1 Sep 2014 Reply
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