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Background information
Birth name Adrian Nicholas Matthews Thaws
Born January 27, 1968
Origin Knowle West, Bristol, England
Genre(s) Trip Hop
Years active 1985—present
Label(s) Island Records
Domino Records
Associated acts The Wild Bunch
Massive Attack

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Tricky Overview


Tricky (born Adrian Nicholas Matthews Thaws, 27 January 1968) is an English musician and actor. As a producer and a musician, he is noted for a dark, rich and layered sound and a whispering sprechgesang lyrical style. Culturally, Tricky encourages an intertwining of societies, particularly in his musical fusion of rock and hip hop, high art and pop culture. His debut album "Maxinquaye" was nominated for the Mercury Prize and voted Album of the Year by NME Magazine.

Mixed Race (2010) Knowle West Boy (2008) Vulnerable (2003) A Ruff Guide (2002) Blowback (2001) Juxtapose (1999) Angels With Dirty Faces (1998) Pre-Millennium Tension (1996) Nearly God (1996) Maxinquaye (1995)

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Tricky, Delays, Summer Camp Added To Line-Up For Blissfields Festival 2011

March 25, 2011
Tricky, Delays and Summer Camp have been added to the line-up for this year's Blissfields festival. The event, which takes place in Hampshire from June 30 - July 3, will see Tricky headline the festival along with Frank Turner.  Read more 

Tricky Announces One Off London Date

August 13, 2010
Tricky will celebrate the release of his brand new album 'Mixed Race' by playing a one-off headline show in London this September. The Bristol born star will play Camden's KOKO venue on September 22.  Read more 

Tricky Teams Up With Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie On New Album

July 2, 2010
Tricky has announced details of his forthcoming ninth studio album. 'Mixed Race', which is the follow-up to 2008's 'Knowle West Boy', will be released on September 27.  Read more 

Bristol Beats London, Manchester And Liverpool To 'Most Musical City' Title

March 12, 2010
Bristol has been crowned the “most musical city” in the UK following a survey by the Performing Rights Society (PRS for Music). The city, which has spawned acts including Portishead, Massive Attack, F*ck Buttons and Tricky, came out ahead of cities such as Cardiff, Glasgow and Manchester.  Read more 

Orbital, Simian Mobile Disco and Tricky For Glade Festival 2010

February 11, 2010
Orbital, Simian Mobile Disco and Tricky are the first three acts confirmed for Glade Festival this summer. The four day Glastonbury spin-off is also promising many more surprises in the pipeline.  Read more 

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