HOW IT ALL BEGAN
Dubbed the 'Tiny Chancer' by the UK media after having been discovered by Sir Elton John at aged just 13, Tallia Storm has built an incredible fan base, performed across the world and is without a doubt one of the most stylish and talked about British teenagers.
After leaving her demo CD with Sir Elton John's partner in a hotel restaurant, singer/songwriter Tallia Storm's life changed in 2012 when she was just 13 years of age.
Sir Elton John called within 24 hours and invited her to open his football stadium concert in Scotland. She belted out her strong soulful melodies, with an R&B groove that simply defied her petite teenage frame. To great critical acclaim, she was front-page news in the UK media. Since then Tallia has performed across the world with her fearless sense of style and charm.
Having grown up singing along to Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington and Lena Horne and later finding a love for contemporary artists such as the late Amy Winehouse, Frank Ocean, Drake & Kendrick Lamar, Tallia delivers a powerful and modern urban vocal, which is gathering an array of fans. Her forte is live performance and her simple acoustic set is where her heart is, which is why her social media fan base goes from strength to strength.
Tallia's released a 4 track EP last summer that offered you a glimpse of her unique soulful sound, one hailed by Sir Elton John as 'one of the most impressive soul signatures I've heard in years' and by Nile Rodgers who said Tallia was 'one of his favourite new artists in the world'. Her music received great critical acclaim in the UK. "An infectious beat reminiscent of a Kylie Minogue dance style tracks," Vibe Magazine. "Like, Follow, Tweet, Tweet, is the ultra modern hypnotic hook that draws you into this garage infused track," Gigslutz.co.uk "It's safe to say that Tallia Storm is well on her way to becoming the next big thing and only time will tell us just how much stronger she will get," Hitthefloor.com.
Since then she decided to take her time to write and craft her debut album, which is in the throws of completion. "I wanted to write an album that was truly me and not what someone wanted me to be. I have always had a mature sound as I've grown up with jazz as a major part of my life and self education. I turn 18 years of age in October 2016 and I think it's now time to show people what I can really do - in my own space. I'm really proud of these new songs and so excited to share them. Despite being so young, I've seen a lot already and feel I've been honest about what a teenager goes through. It's not heavy, but it's a rollercoaster of teenage emotions - raw, real and honest," says Tallia Storm.
Not only is she a singer/songwriter but she has just published her debut novel 'POP GIRL' by Scholastic in the UK and it's set for a USA rollout in early 2017.
Tallia has spoken at TEDXTeen in New York, presented for Snapchat on their global story at LFW and is gathering quite a name for herself as a TV presenter and style icon.
Tallia is a regular front row VIP guest at London Fashion Week, is sponsored by Maserati GB and is loved by designers and high street retailers who vie to dress her.
With almost 200,000 followers on Instagram, it's clear that this 18-year-old is building up quite a storm.
'This is me now. Some people say I dream too big, I say they dream too small'