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Tricky was born in Bristol, England, United Kingdom on January 27th, 1968 and is the Music Producer. At the age of 56, Tricky biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, songs, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 27, 1968
United Kingdom
Place of Birth
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
56 years old
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$4 Million
Actor, Film Actor, Rapper, Record Producer, Singer, Songwriter, Television Actor
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Tricky Life

Adrian Nicholas Thaws (born 27 January 1968), better known by his stage name Tricky, is an English singer, rapper, and actor.

He was born and raised in Bristol and began his career as an early collaborator of Massive Attack before embarking on a solo career with his debut album, Maxinquaye, in 1995.

Tricky's debut earned him critical acclaim, kicking off a long-running collaboration with vocalist Martina Topley-Bird.

Pre-Millennium Tension and the pseudonymous Nearly God were two more studio albums before the decade, including Pre-Millennium Tension and the pseudonymous Nearly God, which were released in 1996.

Since 2000, he has released eight studio albums, the most recent Ununiform (2017). Tricky is a pioneer of trip hop music, and his work has been praised for its gritty, layered musical style that blends cultural influences and genres, including hip hop, experimental rock, and ragga.

Terry Hall, Björk, Gravediggaz, Grace Jones, and PJ Harvey have all worked with a diverse range of artists over the course of his career, including Terry Hall, Björk, Björk, Gravediggaz, Grace Jones, and PJ Harvey.

Early life

Tricky was born in Bristol's Knowle West neighbourhood, to a Jamaican father and a mixed-race Anglo-Guyanese mother. When Tricky was four, his mother, Maxine Quaye, died by suicide or due to epilepsy problems. Roy Thaws, his father, operated the Studio 17 sound system (formerly known as "Tarzan the High Priest") with his brother Rupert and father Hector. "It became Bristol's most popular sound system at the time," Bunny Martt said in 2012.

Tricky grew up in Knowle West, an economically deprived area in Southern Bristol. He became involved in crime at an early age and joined a cartel that was involved in car theft, robbery, war, and promiscuity. Tricky spent his youth in the care of his grandmother, who would often encourage him to watch old horror films rather than going to school. He began writing lyrics at the age of 15. "I like to dance, I like to dance, and I like pretty girls taking down their pants" MixMag, 1996. Since he obtained forged £50 notes from a friend who later informed the police, he spent some time in jail. "Prison was really good," Tricky said in a follow-up interview. I'm never going back.

Personal life

Tricky has claimed that he has "been through a lot." I've been moved from family to family, never stayed in one house from birth to age 16. I'm not normal. It has a lot to do with my upbringing. I was on the lookout for three years before going off for three years. My uncles are villains. All that stuff. I have a very dysfunctional family, but for some reason, the women in my family's household never give the children to the grandmothers.'

Tricky has fourteen paternal siblings.

In the 1990s, he had a brief relationship with Icelandic singer-songwriter Björk. Tricky answered the questions in mid-2013 about the time the pair spent together in mid-2013: "I wasn't good for Björk." I wasn't feeling well for her. I think she was really kind to me, she gave me a lot of love, and she was a wonderful person to me.

I think she cared about me, right?"

In Las Vegas, he was also married to Carmen Ejogo in early 1998.

Mina Mazy, a daughter of a tricky father, was born on a wall near his Bristol home on March 19, 1995. On May 8, 2019, Mina suffered with depression and took her own life. Tricky wrote, "It feels like I'm in a world that doesn't exist," she wrote, unaware that no one will ever be the same again." My soul is empty, no words or text can express it fully.

Tricky went to Berlin, Germany, in 2015.


Tricky Career


Tricky met DJ Milo in the mid-1980s and spent time with the Wild Bunch, which later developed into Massive Attack in 1987. At age eighteen, he was known as "tricky Kid" and joined the Fresh 4, a hip hop group derived from the Wild Bunch. He also rapped on Massive Attack's bestselling debut album, Blue Lines (1991).

Martina Topley-Bird met in Bristol in 1991, just before the album of Massive Attack's album Blue Lines was released. She returned to his house a few years later and told Tricky and Mark Stewart that she could sing. Martina was just fifteen years old, but her "honey-coated vox" impressed them enough to record "Aftermath" (although The Face '95 notes that the first song they recorded together was called "Shoebox"). To Massive Attack, tricky showed "Aftermath" but they weren't concerned. In 1993, he decided to release a few hundred vinyl copies of the song. He took it straight off the tape so that the song is really just "basline and his own" rather than "just bassline and his own." 1994 (NME). In 1995, a white label signed him to Island Records, and he began to produce his first solo album, Maxinquaye.

Massive Attack was delayed until he dropped Maxinquaye, a solo project by himself and Mark Saunders, as well as prominently starring singer Martina Topley-Bird. The album was well-received, and Tricky soon earned international recognition, despite the fact that he was unconsciously uncomfortable with. "Tricky devoured everything from American hip-hop and soul to reggae and the more melancholic strains of '80s British rock," Rolling Stone's Maxinquaye album review revealed.

In the book "Global Noise: Rap and Hip-Hop," author David Hesmond and Caspar Melville wrote, "Tricky demonstrated his commitment to hip-hop aesthetics by reconstructing samples and slices of both the most reputable black music (Public Enemy) and the tackiest pop (quoting David Cassidy's "How Can I Be Sure?"). Tricky created "a mercurial style of dance music that quickly finds its [sic] own fast feet," the Rolling Stone article explained.

Tricky's lyrics for the Massive Attack album Security were incomplete, and the band was given a copy of the Maxinquaye lyrics he had written instead. On Maxinquaye and "Karmacoma" and "Eurochild" on Protection, respectively, there are songs on both albums that have common lyrics: "Overcome" and "Hell is 'Round the Corner" and "Eurochild" on Protection. Tricky found it difficult to cope with Maxinquaye's huge success and then eschewed the laid-back soul sound of the first album to produce a more edgy and aggressive punk style of music.

On his second album Nearly God, Neneh Cherry and Björk appeared as guests. The opening number was a preview of the Siouxsie and Banshees pre-trip-hop song "Tattoo" which had previously inspired Tricky as he forged his style.

Tricky appeared on the Thirteen Ghosts soundtrack in 2001, and the album "Excess" features Alanis Morissette in two of the choruses. That song appeared on the Queen of the Damned soundtrack in 2002.

Knowle West Boy, Tricky's recording, was released in the United Kingdom and Ireland in July 2008 and in the United States in September 2008. "Council Estate" was the artist's first single to feature only me on vocals, according to the artist. I couldn't say the words out loud. I had to come out of myself and perform a booming, screaming vocal. "I wanted to be a good frontman on this one." Tricky mentioned Knowle West Boy as the first album for which he had enlisted a co-producer in an interview with The Skinny in July 2008. Bernard Butler, an ex-Suede guitarist, was Tricky's first pick, but Tricky ended the album by utterly re-recording all of the songs.

Tricky's 1995 debut album Maxinquaye was reissued with a special 13-track CD featuring B-sides, outtakes, and seven previously unreleased mixes of songs such as "Overcome," "Hell is Round the Corner," and "Black Steel."

Massive Attack attacked Tricky in Paris and begged him to work on a new initiative, according to Daddy G: "Things seem to have healed between us and tricky." It's been well documented how we and Tricky get along, hasn't it? It's not that good, but it has changed. Things have mellowed down. Tricky appeared in Paris a few weeks ago, and it was an amicable gathering after five or six years. Tricky agreed to record with the band, but he revealed in a June 2013 interview that "there are a few songs that are OK, and they are really good actually to be honest with you." Tricky also stated in June 2013 that he did not want to spend more than three days with Massive Attack and referred to band member Daddy G as "very arrogant."

Tricky's ninth album Mixed Race was released on September 27, 2010, and the album's first single was released on September 23rd. Franky Riley, Terry Lynn, Bobby Gillespie, Hamadouche, Blackman, and Tricky's youngest brother Marlon Thaws appear on the album.

Tricky's then-named Brownpunk joined My Black Heart Machine for one single, "It Beats Like This," which Tricky co-produced in June 2011. The Black Heart Machine was then hired by the band to cover a Maxinquaye song for an album of covers by Brownpunk's roster; the band named "Hell Is Round the Corner." The band's first EP, "It Beats Like This," was released in April 2013.

Tricky's album IamOmni (released under the moniker IamOmni) was available on Omni's official website starting on August 30th as a free download from the 30th August 2011 collection.

Tricky appeared on stage during Beyoncé's headline slot on the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury on June 26, 2011. He later said he was "mortified" by his own appearance, citing "I've never been so embarrassed," owing to a technical glitch with his microphone. My body just froze."

Tricky appeared at numerous concerts around the United Kingdom, including for the first time in many years in Bristol, for the first time in many years. The concerts featured regular interruptions arranged by Tricky, where he brought his youngest brother, Marlon Thaws, to rap on stage with other local rappers as well as encouraging the audience to come out on stage. Tricky's appearance and yelling his words, causing a lot of people to leave early after repeated problems with Tricky's behavior and yel "wanker" from the audience.

Tricky revealed the unveiling of False Idols, his first album. The album is the follow-up to Peter Silberman's 2010 Mixed Race and featured Fifi Rong and Nneka. This information about the album was tricked out: Tricky released this note:

Tricky will appear at a number of festivals around Europe over the summer of 2014, including Control Day Out in Romania, festival Couleur Café in Belgium, Positivus Festival in Latvia, and the Galtres Parklands Festival in England, the latter of which co-headlines with contemporaries Morcheeba.

In June 2014, Tricky announced Adrian Thaws, a new album. It was first announced on September 8, 2014. In January 2016, Skilled Mechanics was introduced. Tricky had written an EP Ritual Spirit of the band in the same month.

Uniform's third official studio album, which included collaborations with Asia Argento, Avalon Lurks, and Martina Topley-Bird, as well as a a photograph of Hole's "Doll Parts."

Tricky's autobiography has been published in Blink, a Bonnier Books UK imprint. Kerri Sharp, a commissioning editor, has inherited World Music, a Berlin-based independent music company, where Tricky now lives. The book is currently unidentified and will debut as a £20 Hardback in October 2019.

On March 6, 2020, his EP 20,20 was published. It featured the female singer Anika's album Lonely Dancer, which was released on the website. She had previously worked with Beak in 2010. Fall to Pieces, Tricky's next album, was released in September 2020.

Tricky's 'Lonely Guest', an artist name, was released in October 2021. Paul Smith of Idles, Joe Talbot, and Max's Paul Smith appeared on the self-titled album.

Side projects and film career

Tricky has appeared on a number of albums, including an appearance on Live's fifth studio album, V. This performance came as Tricky and Live's lead singer Ed Kowalczyk had a close friendship, with Kowalczyk contributing vocals to 'Evolution Revolution Love,' a track on Tricky and Live.

Tricky has appeared in several films in the past. In the 1997 Luc Besson film The Fifth Element, he appeared in a key supporting role, from right-hand man "Right Arm" to evil businessman Mr. Zorg.

He appeared briefly in the 2004 Olivier Assayas film Clean, playing himself, and also played a key role in Tool's "Parabol/Parabola" music video. He was also said to appear in John Woo's 1997 film Face/Off, but he denied it, although his single "Christiansands" was included in the film. In the US sitcom Girlfriends, Tricky appeared as Finn, a singer who loves and then abandons main character Lynn.

Tricky appeared in Internet advertisement for a cannabis delivery service in New York City in 2001. Despite the fact that he did not appear in any episodes, it seems in the ads that it is if he is a customer of the product.

In mid-2007, Tricky and former Island Records executive Chris Blackwell announced the launch of "Brown Punk" a record label. Tricky said, "Brown Punk is a positive movement in which intellectuals mix with the work class, rock mixing with reggae, and indie mixing with emo." The Dirty, The Gospel, and Laid Blak Mexican band My Black Heart Machine were among the acts that were signed to the brand, but the band appears to have been inactive as of October 2013.


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