Sharin Foo (born 11 November 1973) is a Danish musician and singer playing in the rock group The Raveonettes.

Sharin Foo
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Sharin Foo in 2007
Background information
Born (1973-11-11) 11 November 1973 (age 48)
Emmelev, Djursland, Denmark
Associated actsThe Raveonettes

Early lifeEdit

Foo was born in Emmelev, Djursland, Denmark, on 11 November 1973. She was raised in a hippy commune.[1]

Foo's father is musician Kim Tai Foo,[2] a second-generation Danish-Chinese[2] who played in the Danish folk-rock band Djursland Spillemænd.[3]

At an early age, Foo spent time in India studying the musical traditions of dhrupad and qawwali.[2]

CareerEdit

When Foo returned to Denmark, she got involved in the local punk scene and met Sune Rose Wagner in Copenhagen in 2001.[2] They formed The Raveonettes and recorded their debut album, the EP Whip It On, in 2002 for the Crunchy Frog label, of Denmark.

Rolling Stone editor David Fricke's positive review of their performance at the 2002 Spot music festival held in Denmark resulted in a number of offers from major recording labels.[4] They signed with Sony Records and released their first full-length album, Chain Gang of Love, on the Columbia label, in 2003. The group, since its inception, has been touring constantly, in various line-ups around Wagner & Foo.

Personal lifeEdit

Foo married in 2007 musician and songwriter Greg Edwards, of the experimental rock band Autolux.[5] They have one daughter, Molly Foo Edwards, born on 13 September 2008.[6] The couple separated in February 2015[1] and divorced in August of the same year.[5]

Foo's sister, Louise, is also a musician and singer who has been in the group Giana Factory, and the collective Ohmarymary.[7] Louise Foo toured with The Raveonettes in the summer of 2008, replacing for some dates her sister who had to avoid stage work in order to better conclude her pregnancy, on doctor's orders.[7]

In 2011, Sharin Foo acted as judge in the Danish TV talent show Danmarks største stemme ("Denmark's Greatest Voice").[8] In 2012, along with graphic designer Camilla Hjerl who's also from Denmark, Foo opened Hurra!, an online shop and blog that "curates and sells a selection of Danish art and design objects,"[9] which led, in 2013, to a pop-up shop in Venice, California.[10]

In 2015, she competed in the Danish version of Dancing With The Stars along with dancing partner Frederik Nonnemann.[11] Foo subsequently stated that the dancing offered her a "new body-awareness" and she has become "more brave" about her physicality.[12] The dancing couple were voted out halfway through the competition.[13]

Foo lives in Los Angeles, California, with her daughter.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Jacobsgaard, Nanna (August 30, 2015). "Sharin Foo: Det er rock'n roll at være med i Vild med dans ("Sharin Foo: It's rock 'n' roll to be in Dancing With The Stars")". Berlingske Tidende (in Danish).
  2. ^ a b c d Sheffield, Rob (September 4, 2003). "Move Over, Sweden". Rolling Stone.
  3. ^ Djursland Spillemænd in the Discogs website
  4. ^ Moser, Margaretr (June 4, 2010). "The Spot festival". The Austin Chronicle.
  5. ^ a b Voergaard, Peter (June 2, 2008). "'Vild med dans'-deltageren Sharin Foo skal skilles ("Dancing with the Stars participant Sharin Foo divorced")". BT (in Danish).
  6. ^ Michaud, Sarah (August 26, 2014). "Raveonettes' Sharin Foo Welcomes Daughter Molly". People.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ a b Thiessen, Brock (June 2, 2008). "Raveonettes Swap Foos For European Tour". Exclaim!.
  8. ^ "Voice - Danmarks Største Stemme Præsenterer Danske Supertjerner I Coachroller ("Voice - Danish greatest stars as vocal coaches")". TV2 (in Danish). September 30, 2011.
  9. ^ "Danish Darling Sharin Foo Shares Her Wares- Hurra!" Archived April 4, 2014, at the Wayback Machine by Lindsay Luv, January 2013
  10. ^ "Hurra! pop-up delivering Danish design in sunny California, ArtRebels website
  11. ^ Grønbech, Jens (26 August 2015). "'Vild med dans'-deltager skal skilles" ['Dancing with the stars' participant must get divorced]. TV2 (in Danish). Retrieved 4 July 2021.
  12. ^ Skram de Fries, Helle (29 November 2015). "Sharin Foo: Vild med dans har ændret mig" ['Dancing with the stars' has changed me]. Billed Bladet (in Danish). Retrieved 4 July 2021.
  13. ^ Kofoed, Julie; Grønbech, Jens (16 October 2015). "Sharin Foo efter exit: Jeg nåede ikke mit fulde potentiale" [Sharin Foo after exit: I did not reach my full potential]. TV2 (in Danish). Retrieved 4 July 2021.

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