I was never interested in being the richest guy on the planet. My attitude was, I'm gonna turn music upside down. I'm gonna make a sound that nobody's heard before.
Born in 1968, into the poverty-stricken West Knowle area of Bristol, to an Anglo-Guyanese mother and Jamaican father, Adrian Thaws didn't have the easiest start in life. Environmental influences, particularly his mother's suicide, made a deep imprint on the boy who would grow up to become the artist and performer known as Tricky. Over the course of his career as a solo artist, he has released 13 studio albums, selling over 2 million copies worldw ide. His debut album Maxinquaye (1995) was nominated for the Mercury prize and sold over 800,000 copies worldwide. He is admired internationally by some of the biggest names in music. He currently lives and records in Berlin.
A life in which violence and tragedy have lurked beside every
success story * Guardian *
Although it is bookended by tragedy, and shot through with the violence and abuse of his early life, Hell Is Round the Corner proves an ultimately uplifting read, the testament of a fierce, funny and seemingly indomitable spirit. * Observer *