Ebony Bones

Ebony Bones

Ebony Bones is a British singer-songwriter, record producer and actress. Writing and producing her debut album Bone Of My Bones, she was named one of the "40 Men And Women Who Make London" by Time Out for their 40th anniversary edition as well as producing the soundtrack for Yves Saint Laurent's Manifesto campaign. Currently finishing work on her second album recorded in India with members of the Symphony Orchestra of India, as well as headlining the official opening of Art Basel in Miami, in 2011 Ebony Bones also opened for Cee Lo Green on his European tour. Bones will also feature on the new album for Amadou and Mariam as well as upcoming collaborations alongside Yoko Ono.

Born Ebony Thomas attending London's Sylvia Young Theatre School alongside classmate Amy Winehouse, it is known that Ebony began her career at the age of 12, when she was spotted by BAFTA award winning actor and Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Mark Rylance, for his production of Macbeth also starring actress Jane Horrocks. Nominated for The British Soap Awards in 2004 and 2005 for playing the role of Yasmin Green on the FIVE (UK) TV drama Family Affairs, she was one of the programme's youngest, longest-serving and most popular cast members.

Known for her onstage antics and theatrical costumes, she opened for Cee Lo Green 2011 Tour across the UK and Europe. Beginning as a self-taught musician performing under the stage name 'Ebony Bones!'given to her by her original live drummer Rat Scabies of The Damned, she anonymously uploaded music onto a blank Myspace page. Writing and producing her own material, "We Know All About U" depicting an Orwellian society, made its radio debut as "The Hottest Record In The World Today" as well as "Single Of The Week" on BBC Radio 1 by Dj Zane Lowe, also receiving daytime play from Jo Whiley, becoming Radio 1's most played single by an unsigned artist. Her debut album Bone Of My Bones was released in 2009 featuring W.A.R.R.I.O.R" and "Guess We'll Always Have NY" later used for campaigns by Yves Saint Laurent, EA Sports FIFA 2011 soundtrack, and a controversial Citroën car commercial featuring John Lennon, which was later banned in parts of Europe.
Photographed for The New York Times by Jean-Baptiste Mondino and appearing in publications such as Rolling Stone, Vogue, NME, Q, The Guardian, The Observer, i-D, and Entertainment Weekly, she has also been on the covers of French lifestyle magazine Télérama three times, Tsugi, Japan's Eyescream, as well as German music magazine De:Bug.
In 2010 she was requested to perform live at The Shanghai World Trade Show Expo 2010, Central Park SummerStage in New York, and The Grand Palais in Paris for SFR live concerts. In the summer of 2011 Ebony Bones also debuted new material from her upcoming sophomore album at The Cannes Film Festival and T-Mobile International Film Festival.

"We Are The Lucky Ones" explores the past, present, and future of music and culture. Reflecting on my past, I realize that I, in fact, am extremely lucky to have been born into a time where a biracial woman can explore her creativity and gain respect without having to sell herself short. Following in the footsteps of Josephine Baker – it is rare but it has happened in this album for me, a modern day Tragic Mulatto. I am attempting to abolish the notion of genre by exploring various sounds within this album. A woman should not be limited to simply one talent, I write, compose, produce, and sing on every song on the album."
-TECLA on her new album "We Are The Lucky Ones"

NYC sonic renegade TECLA released her second full-length studio album, We Are The Lucky Ones, on March 19th via Mayimba Music. We Are The Lucky Ones is a kaleidoscopic album that evinces the spectrum of Tecla's life and musical journey from a child piano prodigy to years singing, rapping, djing, and producing in New York's underground. We Are The Lucky Ones' was entirely written by Tecla. The album's genre-defying sound infuses Tecla's uncompromising songwriting and rap lyricism with tropical, Caribbean, pop and funk elements.

TECLA is a first-generation New York City (Hell's kitchen) native-born of Italian and Haitian immigrants. She has gone from being a classically trained child pianist prodigy to versatile performer in hip-hop, reggae, punk-rock, electronic, & funk bands. She has toured throughout the U.S. Canada, Europe, and Asia with Chrisette Michele, Das Racist, Gordon Voidwell, Chairlift, and more.

Exploring her talents on a variety of synth keyboards she discovered and developed her own modern musical sound.
TECLA is understood and known for her genre-mixing melodic compositions, danceable afro/funk/caribbean/tropical/pop production style, and boundary-breaking songwriting and rap lyricism. TECLA has been described as "the new freak Lauryn Hill", "SWV on acid", "the Rocktronica Black Cinderella", "Ritchie Valens meets Pagliacci".

It is hard to think of anything that TECLA cannot do as a pianist, composer,producer, DJ, singer, and rapper. As the most un-apologetically complicated gender-boundary-breaking female in the pop music circle today, TECLA will only continue to rise to a place where no one has gone before. Stay tuned.

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