Bulmer performing with NYPC in February 2010.
|Birth name||Tahita Rotardier Bulmer|
29 April 1981 |
City of Westminster, London, England
|Genres||Post-punk revival, electropop, new rave, alternative dance|
|Associated acts||New Young Pony Club, Alphawave, Blue States|
Tahita Rotardier Bulmer (born 29 April 1981) is an English singer-songwriter. She is known for her true contralto voice.
She is currently the lead vocalist for the English electropop band, NYPC (formerly New Young Pony Club) and has previously been a member of Alphawave and Blue States. Tahita is the daughter of Rowan Bulmer, previously one of the Richmond "Faces", along with his flatmate, Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones, and photographer for Ready Steady Go/The Marquee Club, now retired, and Valewska Rotardier (1939–1999). Tahita is of mixed heritage, her mother being Trinidadian and her father being English.
She was born in City of Westminster, London and spent her childhood living in New York, London and Cairo. Bulmer did not attend school at all between the ages of 8 and 13, spending that period traveling with her mother. She attended Sussex University studying Film/Media/English during which time she was in the band Alphawave. She provided vocals for the 2002 album Man Mountain by Blue States. She also co-wrote five tracks on the album, including the standout track from this album "Season Song". "Season Song" was used on the closing credits of the film 28 Days Later.
Tahita and New Young Pony Club Guitarist/Producer Andy Spence first worked together on his Organic Audio Project in 2002, writing the track "Your Day" together, before forming New Young Pony Club in 2005 having worked together on Tahita's never released solo project for several years. The breakout track "Ice Cream" came out on Tirk Recordings in 2005, initially only a release of 500 7 inches and was played on Six Music and XFM. The band signed to Island Records and released their debut album Fantastic Playroom in 2007, with second album The Optimist was released on their own label The Numbers in 2010, and third album NYPC in 2010.
According to an interview, she is a vegetarian and is an avid supporter of the animal rights group Viva!. In an interview with Juliet Gellatley, who is Founder & International Director of Viva!, Bulmer stated: "My diet gives me energy and when I tried giving up dairy my skin cleared up. There are definitely health advantages to being veggie."
- "Tahita Bulmer of New Young Pony Club". Peta2. Archived from the original on 2006-03-14. Retrieved 2006-11-17.
- "Wild Woman of Rock!". Viva!. Retrieved 2011-12-31.