Sia Kate Isobelle Furler is an Australian singer-songwriter, record producer and music video director. She started her career as a singer in the local Adelaide acid jazz band Crisp in the mid-1990s. Sia was born Sia Kate Isobelle Furler on December 18, 1975, in Adelaide, Australia. She moved to England to pursue a career in music in her early 20s and sang with the group Zero 7. Her first solo record, Healing Is Difficult, put her career on a new track, and she followed it with such records as Colour the Small One and Some People Have Real Problems. With songs such as “Chandelier” and “Elastic Heart” propelling Sia to pop chart fame, she has taken to wearing a wig that hides her face, choosing to live in the spotlight as anonymously as possible.
Her mom was involved in the arts and her father was a musician, so Sia was exposed to creative elements at an early age. As a musician, her father was friends with members of the band INXS and also Men at Work’s Colin Hay, whom Sia knew so well growing up that she referred to him as Uncle Collie.
Sia first began performing with a band called Crisp, singing her way through the Adelaide jazz scene in the 1990s. Some success led her to launch a solo career in 1997, but it didn’t work out and she soon made a plan to move to the UK to be with her boyfriend. Tragically, a week before she was set to leave Australia, he was hit by a car and killed. She has described the young man as the love of her life, and his death was a devastating event. Click to continue reading……..