Kate Tempest is an English poet, as well as playwright and musical artist. She is versatile and has proven beyond any doubt that poetry is an art that still has its place in today’s society. Find out all the information you need about Kate in this article.

the biography

Born Kate Esther Calvert on December 22, 1985, Tempest was one of five children in south-east London. From 14 to 18, she worked in a record store before joining Thomas Tallis School before leaving at 16 to study at the BRIT School Performing Arts and Technology. She then graduated in English Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London.

She first performed at open mic nights at a small hip-hop store in Carnaby Street, London’s West End called Deal Real when she was 16.

After that, she then supported acts like John Cooper Clarke, Benjamin Zephaniah and Billy Bragg. His group, Sound of Rum, toured internationally, but this disbanded in 2012. Shortly after, Tempest was commissioned to write his first track called ‘Wasted’.

The following year, Tempest published his first book of poetry, “Everything Speaks in Its Own Way.” It turned out to be a limited edition on his personal imprint, Zingaro. When she turned 26, she launched another work called “Brand New Ancients”, a play delivered at Battersea Arts Centre. The move won her tremendous critical acclaim and put her in the spotlight after winning the Herald Angel and the Ted Hughes Award.

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In September 2013 his play Hopelessly Devoted premiered at the Birmingham Rep Theatre, having been produced by Paines Plow.

In 2014, Tempest worked with Dan Carey on her album Everybody Down, which she released the same year and for which she was nominated for the 2014 Mercury Prize.

Later that same year, in October to be precise, TenezYour Own – her collection of poems – was published to great commercial and critical acclaim. At the same time, Tempest was named Next Generation Poet.

In 2016, Bloomsbury published her first novel, The Bricks That Build the Houses. It became a Sunday Times bestseller and later won Best Discovery for the Author, Books Are My Bag.

Tempest hosted the 2017 Brighton Festival, as well as her album ‘Let Them Eat Chaos’ (which she released in 2016) debuting at number 28 on the UK Albums Chart. The same album was nominated for the Mercury Prize in 2017 and she was also nominated for the 2018 Brit Awards for Best British Female Solo Artist.

Kate Tempest has been nominated for several awards and won quite a few.

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Kate Tempest’s father, Nigel Calvert, was a laborer who, as a child, took night school while maintaining her job as a laborer and caring for a family of five children, became an entertainment lawyer when Tempest had eight years. It shaped a work ethic in her that propelled her to the success she enjoys today.

In 1996, Nigel Calvert then established Calvert Solicitors LLP, an entertainment law firm representing many stars and celebrities in several high profile cases.

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Kate Tempest is known for her private life, and for this reason, very little is known about her personal life, romantic relationships, and family life.

Fast facts

First Name: Kate Esther Calvert

Date of birth: December 22, 1985

Country of birth: United Kingdom

Gender: Female

Birth sign: Sagittarius

Net worth: Not Available

Siblings: 4