Stuart A. Staples

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Stuart Ashton Staples (born November 14, 1965)[1] is an English musician best known as the lead singer of British indie band Tindersticks, in which he also plays guitar. Staples has a very recognizable vocal style and a distinctively low, nasal voice.

Early life[edit]

Born 14 November 1965, Staples is from Nottingham, England.

Career[edit]

Prior to co-founding Tindersticks, Staples played in a band called Asphalt Ribbons, whose final line-up was nearly identical to that of his later band.[2] He has released two solo albums: Lucky Dog Recordings 03-04 and Leaving Songs. He has composed the soundtrack to two films by Claire Denis, L'Intrus (2004)[3][4] and White Material (2009)[5]

Tindersticks had previously recorded the music to two other Denis films, Nénette et Boni and Trouble Every Day.[2] In 2007 he collaborated with David Boulter composing the soundtrack to Tot Ziens! (We'll meet Again), a short by Belgian director Klaus Verscheure.

Solo discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McKibbin, Tony (2009) "Profile - Stuart Staples (Tindersticks)", The List, 9 July 2009, retrieved 2011-01-21
  2. ^ a b Strong, Martin C. (2003) The Great Indie Discography, Canongate, ISBN 1-84195-335-0, p. 1030-31
  3. ^ Sutton, Michael "Stuart Staples Biography", Allmusic, retrieved 2011-01-21
  4. ^ Holden, Stephen (2005) "MOVIE REVIEW: The Intruder (2004) - An Inscrutable Traveler Embarks on a Staggered Path of Recollections", New York Times, 23 December 2005, retrieved 2011-01-21
  5. ^ Weissberg, Jay (September 6, 2009). "White Material". variety.com. Retrieved November 21, 2011. 

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