Imogen Heap ), born Imogen Jennifer Jane Heap is an author English-born composer and performer born in Essex on December 9, 1977. Her fans affectionately call her Immi.
After publishing her first album I Megaphone in 1998, she created the group Frou Frou in 2002 with producer Guy Sigsworth. She is best known for her song Hide & Seek, from her second album Speak For Yourself, and for which she received a 2007 Grammy nomination as "Best New Artist". In 2010, his third recording, Ellipse, won the Grammy Award for the "Best-produced album, non-classical category" ("Best Engineered Album, Non-classical").
Imogen Heap was born on December 9, 1977, in the United Kingdom. His mother chooses the name "Imogen" in tribute to the composer Gustav Holst, whose daughter is Imogen herself> and Jennifer and Jane in additional names>. She moved quickly to her parents' piano to "make noises". At the age of 8, she took classical training and learned to play the cello. Wishing to become a composer, she studied wind instruments and more specifically the clarinet. She is also trying on the trumpet. She continues her studies at the Brit School of Arts and Technology Croydon, in the Sussex region. She learns to program on Macintosh and assimilates sampling techniques. She begins to write songs, inspired by her daily life. She participates in the different albums published by her school in 1994 and 1995.
Imogen Heap is spotted at her school by a manager as she plays the piano at lunchtime. He introduces Nik Kershaw with whom she composes the song Come Here Boy>. Thanks to this song, she manages to sign a contract with the record company Almo Sounds. She then works with producers Dave Stewart and Guy Sigsworth to finalize her first album.