I am Tiger Lilly - a singer songwriter from Slough. When I was 11yrs old I was told I was "too dark to be Wendy" when we played 'Peter Pan' in the playground. I was only allowed to be 'Tiger Lilly' because I resembled the character with my long dark hair my mum would plait either side of my olive skin. I would go home and write in my diary whilst crying and listening to music, the emotions were so strong I progressed to poems and then to lyrics, always signing off each piece with 'By Tiger Lilly'.
I had such a hard time at school and felt very alone and depressed, often I would self harm as I did not know how to cope but I found music and that became my outlet. It made me connect with my feelings and singing gave me an escape to a place where I felt happy. I never thought that years later I would become an artist with a message so profound I would want the whole world to know how it feels to have this knowledge.
I believe in the power of music to heal.
My goal is to reach 1000's children and adults across the UK and inspire them with my story.
I will start in London at the Hard Rock Cafe on Thursday 7th September and then make my way up to Edinburgh to perform on the Hard Rock Cafe before I work my way down the country going in to schools, music venues, community centres and radio stations giving my 'Music & Mental Health Awarness' workshop and talking about subjects close to my heart; bullying, depression, anxiety and living with Borderline Personality Disorder, (a disorder which is still so unrecognised in the UK).
During the school workshop I will talk about my inspirational journey from being bullied at school to becoming a confident singer songwriter. The workshop will consist of a live performance of one of my songs, followed by a workshop on bullying and using music to channel emotions and finished with a Q&A session before the final talk.
With your help through pledging your support on my campaign I will be able to raise the money I need to cover the cost of travelling across the UK and inspiring as many people as possible through telling my story, sharing my music and giving hope to those who feel alone.
Thank you for being part of my journey and helping me to make a difference.
MUSIC & MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS- ‘BROKEN GLASS UK’ TOUR
TIGER LILLY- BROKEN GLASS’ SINGLE LAUNCH THURS 7TH SEPTEMBER IN LONDON (VENUE TBA)
10% of ticket sales will be donated to mental health charity Mind who provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.
Tiger Lilly is an award winning alternative indie pop artist from the suburbs of London hailed for her raw and emotive 'heart on her sleeve' lyrics and captivating live performances.
After two successful UK tours playing at some of the countries most legendary venues, Tiger Lilly is currently promoting the release of her new single ‘Broken Glass’ after the success of her previous single 'Green Eyed Monster' which was featured on 'BBC Introducing' and is now available on all major platforms.
Tiger Lilly, who has Borderline Personality Disorder is currently crowdfunding to do another tour whilst raising awareness for mental health issues.
Tiger Lilly is back with a new sound which is quite beautiful and evocative. A powerful, emotional and very honest voice in our independent music scene- Lorraine Solomon – Director of Success Express UK
Tiger Lilly's music has been aired on numerous radio stations across the world including 7 BBC Radio stations and has been featured in several national and international music and lifestyle publications as well as being broadcast live on BBC Persia TV and several performances during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Dorney Lake as part of 'The Games Walk Festival'.