Sir Elton John described her as having “one of the most impressive soul signatures” he’d heard in over 20 years, and Nile Rodgers said she was one of his “favourite new artists in the world”.
Tallia Storm’s soulful powerhouse vocals make it easy to detect her influences: Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Amy Winehouse and Alicia Keys, and even the jazz greats of Fitzgerald and Vaughan.
The singer/songwriter has spent the last decade working with music industry heavyweights in the UK and in the US.
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Tallia Storm was just 13 years old when she handed her demo CD to Sir Elton John’s husband, David Furnish, in a hotel restaurant. Just 24 hours later, Elton called her and invited her to open his UK concert to over 17,000 people.
With her signature vocals and an online following of almost 1.5 MILLION, Tallia has been dubbed a major teenage influencer, fashion ‘it girl’, and “British Singing Sensation” by New York-based Paper Magazine. In 2018 she was announced as the fifth most googled act in the world, and was awarded the Best New Artist award at the 2019 Boisdale Music Awards.
Being dressed by some of the biggest high street and luxury brands in the world, such as Dior, Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana, she has built up a world in which she can deliver the type of music she really wants to.
She is part of the growing staple of acts that choose not to be represented by a major label. Instead, her independent entrepreneurial spirit has meant she thinks globally rather than locally, and her ambition and originality have seen her grow in popularity on both sides of the Atlantic.
The London-based singer/songwriter has even penned two novels published by Scholastic. A light-hearted take on her own story, Pop Girl (2015) and its sequel Pop Girl: Signed With a Kiss (2017) is based around a fictional character called Storm Hall. Both books made it onto Amazon’s ‘Popular Music Books for Young Adults’ bestseller list.
Over the years, Tallia has become a familiar face on our television screens, appearing in E4’s Celebs Go Dating (2018) and All-Star Driving School (2018), The X Factor: The Band (2019), Good Morning Britain (2020), Celebrity Karaoke Club (2020), Eating With My Ex (2021), The Real Housewives of Jersey, UK (2020-2021), and Tonight LIVE With Mark Dolan (2022), as well as appearing on the televised segments of the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards, 2015 MTV EMA Milan, and the 2022 National Television Awards.
In April 2023, she was announced as the new host for Capital Scotland’s breakfast show, alongside presenter Fat Brestovci.
She has hosted WE Day at Wembley Arena, presented at NBC Universal and London Fashion Week, and interviewed some of the biggest stage and screen stars at the Radio 1 Teen Awards.
In 2013, Tallia presented her TEDxTEEN Talk titled ‘Discovering the Storm Inside You’, which has since gained over 152,000 views!
Music, fashion and television are intertwined in Tallia’s world, a “barometer of our cultural identity”, she states. If one thing is for sure, this #storm is just getting started!