Rox Biography

ROX is the stage name of 21-year old South London singer-songwriter Roxanne Tataei.

Born in Norbury, she is half-Jamaican, half-Iranian. She cites living with her grandparents and being a regular churchgoer as her introduction to singing. By age ten, Rox was a part of the National Youth Music Theatre and traveled across Britain appearing in various productions with them. By her fourteenth birthday Rox had her first guitar and was experimenting with several musical genres. Her influences include Lauryn Hill, Joni Mitchell, Sade, Mary J. Blige and Alanis Morissette.

After forming her first band in 2007, Rox attracted interest from a variety of labels, before settling with Rough Trade. Since this, Rox has appeared on tours with the likes of Mark Ronson and Daniel Merriweather as well as television shows Later... with Jools Holland. Rox has also appeared at Reading and Leeds Festivals with Wiley and BBC Electric Proms with Nitin Sawhney. Rox was featured as The Guardian's 'New Band of the Day' on 23rd November 2009. Rox also made the longlist of the BBC's Sound of 2010. As well as MTV's '10 for 10' list.

Rox is due to release her debut album, Memoirs in the spring of 2010. The album was partially recorded in New Jersey in April 2009 with Commissioner Gordon (of Lauryn Hill fame) but mainly in London with Jay-Z and Lupe Fiasco producer Al Shux. Her track I Don't Believe is currently being used in an advertising campaign by Rimmel.

Rox's debut single 'No Going Back' is due to be released on seven-inch vinyl on December 15th. She told Steve Lamacq on his BBC Radio 2 show that it's about "leaving a relationship and not wanting to go back to that situation."
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