Tiombe Lockhart

Tiombe Lockhart

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In the age of madness Tiombe Lockhart and Her Army Of Love will emerge from the dark underworld, and free the universe from the cold iron grip of bad music.

Biography

Tiombe Lockhart began singing at the tender age of seven in southwest Atlanta, GA. She later moved to Los Angeles when she was 12 years old. Going to high school in LA (L.A. County High School for the Arts) exposed her to underground hip hop shows and the sounds of artists such as Mobb Deep, A Tribe Called Quest, DJ Quik, RZA, and The Living Legends. Tiombe particularly became obsessed with Millie Jackson, Faith Evans, and Teena Marie because of their creative independence, freeing them from the “silly singer� stigma. So when it came time for Tiombe to decide on a college, she chose The New School University in Manhattan in order to develop her skills not only as a vocalist, but also as a songwriter and producer. In New York, Tiombe’s musical taste and style was further influenced by the burgeoning jazz scene. She was introduced to the sounds of Branford Marsalis, Betty Carter, Brian Blade, Kenny Garrett, and Sun Ra. She remembers frequenting Cleopatra’s Needle, Smalls, Visiones or catching a hip hop show at Tramps or the Wetlands (R.I.P.).
Since receiving her BFA in vocal jazz performance, Tiombe Lockhart’s musical background has expanded. Seeking more than literal content and melodies, Tiombe started drinking her morning coffee to the raucous accompaniment of The Buzzcocks, the muted driving rhythms of Suicide, and the campy plastic beach glamour of the B-52’s.
Merging her newfound technical savvy and the experience of leading a rhythm section with the multifaceted universe of her musical taste, Tiombe was able to experiment with different sounds and communicate her vision to her band. This combination of technique and connoisseurship led to the refining of her unique style.
Tiombe Lockhart is best known for her contributions to the Platinum Pied Pipers (PPP) album, Triple P, which was regarded as one of the best independent of albums of 2005. Triple P was also nominated for Album of the Year by BBC Radio 1’s “Worldwide� Show. Individually, Tiombe received “Worldwide� nominations in 2004 for “Don’t Understand� from Team Shadetek’s The Girl E.P. and “I Got You,� the b-side of PPP’s critically acclaimed first single “Stay With Me.� Tiombe Lockhart’s earlier releases include collaborations with her former classmate, Bilal (Universal). Their work together yielded “Mr. Johnnie Walker,� which was featured on DJ Spinna’s Suite 903 compilation and was later released as a 7� single for Giant Step’s Simply Good Music Vol. 2.
Tiombe traveled with The Platinum Pied Pipers on their sold-out US and European tours, playing Coachella, The Montreal Jazz Festival, Transmusicales (France) The Jazz Café (London), and even opening for the legendary Roy Ayers at New York City’s Summer Stage.
Recently Tiombe Lockhart has collaborated with Waajeed, yet again, on “The War LP� released on Bling 47/Fat City.Although Tiombe’s been labeled a smooth, neo-soul temptress, from songs such as “I Got You�, “Queen of Doom, her current self released project, will challenge the listener’s idea of who she is. Injecting her vision of the dark underworld of New York into her writing and production. Tiombe has created a robust sound brimming with contradiction, absurdity, and melodic nuances.
As anyone who has been there can attest, Tiombe Lockhart’s live show appeals to the eyes as well as the ears. Audience participation, a unique sense of glamour and fashion, offbeat, but well-rehearsed, gyrating and a tongue in cheek humor set them apart from your casual take-yourself–too-seriously, cookie cutter stage sensibility, prevalent in most artists today. Overtly sexual, flamboyant, and sarcastic Tiombe is definitely there to entertain you. Alternately sweet and sexy, sincere and crass, she’ll be pouring her heart out to you while demanding another scotch.
At once dark and poetic, oft times whimsical and ironic, Tiombe Lockhart’s music reflects a complicated, youthful soul whose expression leaves the listener wanting for more.

Discography

Releases:
Mr. Johnnie Walker 7� (Giant Step) 2005
The Tiombe Lockhart Bootleg #1 CD-R 2005
Tiombe Lockhart & Her Army Of Love CD/2LP (Bling47) 2006

Tracks Appear On:
Don�t Understand from �The Girls� EP compilation (Shadetek) 2004
Mr. Johnnie Walker from DJ Spinna�s Suite 903 compilation CD (Suite 903) 2004
Mr. Johnnie Walker from �Simply Good Music Volume Two� CD compilation (Giant Step) 2005

Appears On:
Scarub � Freak What You Feel from �Tags Of The Times 3� CD/3LP compilation (Mary Joy) 2001
Scarub & Very � Black Beans And Dirty Rice from �Afro Classics?� CD/2LP (Heavenbound) 2002
The Grouch & Eligh � Atlantis (feat. Scarub) from �No More Greener Grasses� CD/2LP (Legendary Music) 2003
Platinum Pied Pipers � Stay With Me, I Got You from �Stay With Me� 12� (Ubiquity) 2004
The Saint � All You�ll Be (feat. Leron Thomas) from �Grown Folk Music� 2x12� (Uncle Junior) 2004
Tiombe Lockhart � Don�t Understand from �The Girls� EP compilation (Shadetek) 2004
Faze-O � Riding High (The Army Of Love Remix) from �Atlantiquity� CD compilation (Rhino) 2005
Platinum Pied Pipers - Stay With Me (DJ Mitsu The Beats Remix), Stay With Me (Grooveman Spot Remix) from �Stay With Me (Jazz Phenomenon Remixes)� 12� (Ubiquity) 2005
Platinum Pied Pipers � Now Or Never from �Act Like You Know� 12� (Ubiquity) 2005
Platinum Pied Pipers � Stay With Me, Now Or Never, I Got You from �Triple P� CD/2LP (Ubiquity) 2005
Leron Thomas- Strange (feat. Bilal) from �Dirty Draws Vol. 1� CD-R 2005
Bilal- Be Cool from Bilal�s Upcoming Album (Interscope) 2006
Domu � It�s You (Bling47 Remix) from �It�s You� 12� (Archive) 2006