The Ting Tings are a British musical duo, consisting of Katie White (vocals, guitar, bass drums, bass guitar, cowbells) and Jules De Martino (drums, lead guitar, bass guitar, vocals, piano). They formed in December 2007 while based at Islington Mill Studios in Salford, Greater Manchester.
White and De Martino have released four singles on their current label, Columbia Records UK, including the single "That's Not My Name", which reached number one on the UK Singles Chart in May 2008. The album We Started Nothing was released on 19 May, 2008 and hit number one on the UK Albums Chart. A single, "Hands", was released on 11 October, 2010 and was also featured in the video game FIFA 12. Their second studio album, Sounds from Nowheresville, was released in February 2012, with the lead single "Hang It Up" released on 16 January, 2012. Their third studio album, Super Critical, was released in October 2014.
- Katie White: Katherine Rebecca "Katie" White (born 1983 in Lowton, England) was raised on a farm in Lowton, and attended Lowton High School, which has a large performing arts department. In 1995, White's grandfather Ken (who Katie saw little of) won £6.6 million from the then-newly established National Lottery and gave each of his three sons £1 million. Katie's father David used his share of the money to purchase a haulage company, and as a father helped Katie during her school years as a prospective musician.
- Jules De Martino: Julian "Jules" De Martino (born 1969 in London) began playing drums at age 13. He studied fine art at East London's Loughton College and signed a minor publishing deal with Morrison Leahy Music (who also publish George Michael). He formed a band, Mojo Pin, which was influenced by artist Jeff Buckley. The band released two indie singles: "You" and "My Imagination", with Lowlife Records and toured with Irish band the Big Geraniums in 1997.
We Started Nothing (2008)
Sounds from Nowheresville (2012)
Super Critical (2014)
Sources: Last.fm, Wikipedia
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