Bio, & Wiki of British folk singer “Daughter” Elena Tonra

Elena Tonra
Elena Tonra

Elena Tonra is a famous folk singer who founded the band the “Daughter”. She has recorded a UK top twenty albums titled If You Leave and singles such as  “Youth,” “Smother,” and “Human.”

When was Elena Tonra Born?

Elena Tonra was born on January 15, 1990, in Northwood, London, England. The folk singer is currently 29 years and her sun sign is Capricorn. Her father is from Ireland while her mother is from Italy. She grew up alongside his elder brother whose name is Kieran.

Elena Tonra
Caption: Elena Tonra, British folk singer (Source: Zimbio)

Elena Tonra has British nationality and belongs to the ethnicity of Irish. 

Similarly, Elena Tonra is quite active on social networking sites such as Twitter and Instagram.

Elena Tonra (Daughter Band)

Elena Tonra is a British singer. She is famous as the founder and member of the band “Daughter”. Elena formed the band in the year 2010 and has released four EPs and three albums. She also released a UK top twenty albums titled If You Leave and also some singles such as ‘Youth,’ ‘Smother,’ and ‘Human.’ As of now, the band is signed to Glassnote and 4AD.

Elena Tonra’s Professional Career

Elena was interested in music from an early age. She started her career by performing acoustic shows at several London venues. Later, she went on to study songwriting at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance. In 2010, Elena formed a band which she named “Daughter” after the Swiss-born guitarist Igor Haefeli and drummer Remi Aguilella from France joined the band.

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Elena Tonra
Caption: Elena Tonra with her fellow band members, ‘Daughter'(Source: popped music)

On 20 April 2011, they released their debut EP ‘His Young Heart’.Followed by releasing another EP “The Wild Youth” on 2nd October of the same year. They recorded their second EP through artist-led Communion Records and the British website praised For Folk’s Sake.

After that, Daughter was invited to perform a Maida Vale Session for BBC Radio 1’s Dj Huw Stephens’s show. Then in the year 2012, Daughter made an announcement about their signing to UK label 4AD. In the month of October the same year, they released their first single, ‘Smother’.

The single playlisted by radio channels such as BBC Radio 1 and 6Music. It was also awarded as the Single of the Week Huw Stephens. After the release of their first single, the band got much recognition and fame in the industry. Then Daughter also featured on the David Letterman Show.

Later in March 2013, Daughter released their debut album ‘‘If you leave’’. And it was Charting at  Number 16 in the UK and they also received Independent Album of the Year of 2013 AIM Independent Music Awards. Then they released another album ‘‘Not to Disappear’’ which consists of 10 tracks on 30 September 2015.

On September 1, 2017, Daughter released their third album, “Music From Before the Storm” which was also used as the soundtrack of a video game Life Is Strange: Before the Storm in 2017.

Elena Tonra’s Achievement and Awards

Elena has become successful in her music career and gained a lot of fame and recognition. Although they haven’t won awards from her band’s song ‘Youth’ was played in an advertisement for the Tour de France on ITV4. It was her biggest lifetime achievement. It also featured in a commercial by Norwegian airline company Widerøe.

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Daughter songs also featured in many movies and TV shows such as  Lovesick, Forever, A Long Way Down,  Arrow, The Gifted, Cuffs, Grey’s Anatomy, Cold Feet, Our Girl, Skins, After Life and many more. Similarly, Elena’s other like Home, Smother and Torch featured in various hit tv-series and movies as well.

Who was Elena Tonra Boyfriend?

Previously, Elena was in a relationship with Swiss-born guitarist Igor Haefeli who is also the member of their band. The two have been working together for 9 years since 2010.

And they fall in love and have dated each other for a few years. Unfortunately, things didn’t work between them and they parted their ways in 2003 just before the release of their 2013 debut album If You Leave.

As of now, Elena seems to be single and enjoying her singlehood. Also, she might be focussing on her career rather than engaging in any kind of love affair or relationship.

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