WHO IS SIA FURLER
Sia Furler was born in Adelaide, South Australia , on 18th December 1975.
She attended North Adelaide Primary School and Adelaide High School , graduating in 1994.Her father, Phil B.Colson, was a musician in various bands including Foreday Riders, Rum Jungle , Fat Time , Jump Back Jack , and Mount Lofty Rangers.Her mother , Loene Furler, is a singer, songwriter, musician, and art lecturer who also provided backing vocals for Mount Lofty Rangers.Her parents were both in an Adelaide rockabilly band, The Soda Jerx.Furler is the niece of UK-based actor/singer Kevin Colson.Singer/songwriter Colin Hay of Men at Work, though not related, is affectionately known as "Uncle Colin".In her 2008 NPR Music interview , she said that she had mimicker other singers while growing up and counts Aretha Franklin , Stevie Wonder and Sting as her early influences.
1996-2000: Crisp and Only See
In the early 1990s ,Sia started gigging in the Adelaide acid jazz scene and at the age of 17 , joined the jazz-funk band , Crisp .Crisp included Furler on vocals ,Jesse Flavell on guitar, Jeremy Glover on bass guitar,Sam Langley,Ben Timmis on keyboards,Steve Rooney on drums.The group released two albums :"Word and the Deal"(1996) and "Delerium" (1997).By 1997,Furler had left Crisp and as a trip hop artist ,released her debut album from an Adelaide garage -which sold 1,200 copies ,1000 in Adelaide alone.It was produced by former Crisp bandmate Flavell , who also wrote most of the tracks , for Flavoured Records.
During a November 1997 episode of "Home and Away" in her "Only See" days , Sia guest-starred on the show and sang a song called "How to Breathe" on a beach, after Rebecca and Travis are declared husband and wife.
Following the disbandment of Crisp in 1997,Sia moved to London where she performed as a background vocalist for British band Jamiroquai.
Source: Adelaide Music Wiki.