Allison Moorer (born 1972) Beautiful red-haired, blue-eyed American new traditional/alternative country singer, her songs nominated for both Grammy and Academy Awards. Known for her song 'A Soft Place to Fall'. This famous singer has worked through the 1986 personal tragedy of the murder-suicide of her parents. Her elder sister is Shelby Lynne, a singer and actress.
Trey Anastasio (born 1964) Talented redhead American musician, composer, singer, guitarist. Able to play a variety of music styles including rock music, jazz, funk, bluegrass, and country music to name a few. Best known for his involvement with the band 'Phish' and composing over 150 songs for the group. 'Rolling Stone' listed this famous singer and musician #73 on their "List of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" in 2003.
Kate Nash (born 1987) Pretty British red-haired singer/songwriter grew up in London, whose mother is Irish and father is British. Her career began around 2005 and her debut single 'Caroline's a Victim'/'Birds,' was released in 2007 by Moshi Moshi Records, also on video. In the U.K. she's had several hit albums 'Foundations' and 'Made of Bricks.' She is with a new band 'The Receeders' and working on solos as well. The famous singer appears at various festivals and on TV spots as well....
Shirley Manson (born 1966) Born in Scotland, this beautiful red head is an internationally known musician and lead singer with the Grammy-nominated band 'Garbage' (alternative rock). Her fans worldwide love her for her forthright style and a unique, distinctive voice. This famous singer is also a songwriter and lyricist with multiple musical influences, plus she has done some solo vocals and performed with other bands on occasion.
She had been a model for a British magazine 'Jackie' and later for Calvin Klein. She has moved into acting and appeared in the role of a Terminator named 'Catherine Weaver' in the American science fiction TV series 'Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.' She now has her own video game avatar for 'Guitar Hero', and she is also involved in charity work benefiting children and animals.
Neko Case (born 1970) American musician. This pretty redhead is a songwriter and singer of mainly alternative country music (country music with influences from other music genres). Although born in Virginia to young parents of Ukrainian ancestry, she later moved to British Columbia, Canada, and then back to the USA. She has collaborated and toured with Canadian bands and has been successful singing solo as well. She has also co-hosted on Turner Classic Movies (TCM) cable TV channel to discuss some of her favorite classic movies, something she really wanted to do!
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Paloma Faith (born 1985) An upcoming singer of soul, pop, soft rock who has branched out into a few films. Heritage is British/Spanish but born in London and trained in contemporary dance. Appears with different hair colors but also as a redhead at times and wears interesting, colorful retro costumes.
Catherine Hayes (1825-1861) Born in Limerick, Ireland, this redhead soprano who was the first Irish-born opera star to achieve international success -- traveling throughout Europe, USA, Canada,Austria, Peru,... This famous singer unfortunately died at the young age of 35 and is buried in London.
Redhead Express Large family band (consisting of the dad, mom, and 7 children) that performs music from the 1950s and 1960s as well as country, traditional, bluegrass, old-time songs, and original music. They sing and play a variety of acoustic instruments. Five of the kids have red hair, as did the mom. Originally from Alaska, they now reside in Tennessee and are touring the USA. (Read my INTERVIEW with the parents, Brett and Apryll Walker!)
Red Foley (Clyde Foley)(1910-1968) US country music and gospel music singer, one of their biggest stars for decades. This famous singer was born in Kentucky and nicknamed 'Red' because of his red hair color. Played multiple instruments and involved with the 'Grand Old Opry' and 'Ozark Jubilee' plus inducted into the 'Country Music Hall of Fame.' Some of his songs included 'Tennessee Saturday Night,' 'Peace in the Valley,' and 'One By One.' He's buried in Nashville, Tennessee. His granddaughter is singer Debby Boone (daughter of Shirley and Pat Boone)
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Tim Minchin (born 1975) Redhead Australian musical comedian, songwriter, actor who has appeared on stage/theater, TV, radio. He has done several DVD, CDs, and comedy shows. Grew up in Perth and WAAPA, then moved to Melbourne. He has wild red hair and became known with his show 'Dark Side' at several Comedy festivals in Melbourne and Edinburgh in 2005. His slogan on Facebook states: "Only a ginger can call another ginger 'ginger'..." from the lyrics of his song "Prejudice" [Note:Click here to download free .PDF file of lyrics-- some adult language] (Also on YouTube on my "Your Videos" page.)Apparently an atheist, he uses poetry and social satire plus comedic songs on a variety of topics. CAUTION: Some may find his work offensive due to mature/adult themes.
Newton Faulkner (born 1985) British musician with trademark red dreadlocks which he began growing at age 15. Known for unique guitar style involving finger-picking and rhythmic tapping/hitting the body of the guitar. His bands have included 'Green Day' and 'Half A Guy' and then the name 'Newton Battenberg Faulkner.' He's played on BBC Radio. His debut album was 'Hand Built By Robots' in 2007. He supports various bands on tour and plays in various musical festivals.
Ingrid Michaelson (born 1979) Pretty American red-haired singer/songwriter with indie-pop style. Did some singing with acappella group in college, then musical theater. Her songs have been played on some hit American TV shows such as 'Grey's Anatomy' and 'Scrubs' and also ad campaigns. She is known for her single 'The Way I Am.' She continues to tour Europe and the USA, notably in 2009-2010 with her 'Everybody' tour. She has also done collaborations with backup vocals for other artists and co-writing.
Mary Coughlan (born 1956) Redhead Irish jazz, blues, folk singer who has become well known in Ireland. This famous singer's first album was 'Tired and Emotional' among others. She's also presented productions in London and Dublin about jazz singer Billie Holiday, resulting in her album 'Mary Coughlan Sings Billie Holiday.' Her 2008 album, 'The House of Ill Repute' has met with good reviews. Public attention has often focused on challenges in her personal life including drinking issues, plus her outspoken opinions.
Jo Stafford (1917-2008) Often appearing as a redhead, this versatile American singer was popular in 1930s to 1960s, singing jazz and pop music. With her 2 sisters, they formed the popular vocal group The Stafford Sisters; later when the group broke up she formed the successful group The Pied Pipers who in 1939 joined Tommy Dorsey's big band and were a big hit. She later went solo, doing USO gigs and earned nickname "G.I. Jo." This famous singer then hosted 'The Chesterfield Supper Club' radio program. She had a string of big hits and briefly had her own TV show. This famous singer did a successful musical parody in 1961, winning a comedy album Grammy Award with her husband Paul Weston. (In ad at left, red-haired Jo is seen here with singer Perry Como and redhead Arthur Godfrey.)
Elly (Eleanor) Jackson (born 1988) Red-haired musician, singer, song writer, producer who is part of the duo La Roux (along with Ben Langmaid). Their music is a blend of synthetic/electropop and influenced by 1980s groups, recently nominated for a 2010 BRIT Award. The name of the band 'La Roux' refers to her red hair. (Read her quotes on my 'Celebrity Quotes' page....)
Irene Franklin (1876-1941) This natural redhead was a comedienne, singer, songwriter, and vaudeville star, beginning her career at a very early age. She appeared on Broadway and in a few films plus made a several recordings. She and her pianist (husband) Burt Green coauthored several songs. Her signature tune "Red Head" was inspired by her real-life natural red hair color and the nicknames. (Read her song lyrics and more on my "Song Titles" page!)
WHAT ABOUT BONO? -- There are some rumors that Bono was a redhead (ginger). ("Bono" is the stage name of the famous singer Paul David Hewson, an Irishman who is the lead vocalist of the popular Dublin-based rock band U2.) One source I have in Ireland is a woman who actually went to secondary school with Bono (about ages 11-18), and she said he was never a ginger. However, another source is a woman who apparently knew the band when they were starting out with photos of Bono with dark red hair. Plus some have noticed recent photos of him (pre-grey hair) showing some distinctly sandy-colored roots to his black hair. SO...Is he a redhead? Only Bono knows for sure...!