- Tori Mrs. T.
- Myra Ellen Amos
- Newton North Carolina United States
- United States
- Singer-songwriter Piano (and Other Keyboard Instruments) Player Ass Kicker.
- Preaching About Mary Magdelene Buying Clothes For Her Alter Egos Collecting Amazing Shoes Reading Comic Books.
- Talent Red Hair Sense Of Humor Beautiful Voice Big Lips
- Saying "grrrrrrrrrl" At Least Four Times In Each Song
Tori Amos (born Myra Ellen Amos on August 22, 1963) is an American pianist and singer-songwriter. She is married to English sound engineer Mark Hawley, with whom she has one child, Natashya "Tash" Lórien Hawley, born on September 5, 2000. Amos is of mixed Caucasian & Native American ancestry.
Amos was in the short-lived band Y Kant Tori Read. After its demise, she became a successful solo artist. Amos was at the forefront of a number of female singer-songwriters in the early 1990s and was noteworthy early in her career as one of the few alternative rock performers to use a piano as her primary instrument. She is known for emotionally intense songs that cover a wide range of subjects including sexuality, religion and personal tragedy. Some of her charting singles include "Crucify", "Silent All These Years", "Cornflake Girl", "Caught a Lite Sneeze", "Professional Widow", "Spark", and "A Sorta Fairytale".
Amos had sold 12+ million records worldwide as of 2005 and has also enjoyed a large cult following. Having a history of making eccentric and at times ribald comments during concerts and interviews, she has earned a reputation for being highly idiosyncratic. As a social commentator and sometimes activist, some of the topics she has been most vocal about include feminism, religion, and sexuality.
Amos has flirted with many genres, including: electronic, soul, funk, orchestral, country, pop, adult contemporary, dance, glam rock & jazz/big band. She has been an indie artist since 2009.