Born Jan 27, 1968

Tricky is an English musician and actor. As a producer and a musician, he is noted for a dark, rich and layered sound and a whispering sprechgesang lyrical style. Culturally, Tricky encourages an intertwining of societies, particularly in his musical fusion of rock and hip hop, high art and pop culture. His debut album Maxinquaye was nominated for the Mercury Prize and voted Album of the Year by NME Magazine.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Tricky.


1968 Birth Born on January 27, 1968.


1987 19 Years Old Eventually he met DJ Milo and hung out with a sound system called The Wild Bunch, which by 1987 evolved into Massive Attack. … Read More


1991 23 Years Old In 1991, before the release of Massive Attack's album Blue Lines, he met Martina Topley-Bird. … Read More
1993 25 Years Old So in 1993 he decided to press a few hundred vinyl copies of the song. … Read More
1996 28 Years Old In 1996, Neneh Cherry and Björk appeared as guests on his second album Nearly God. … Read More
1997 29 Years Old 1 More Event
Tricky has also acted in various films. He appeared in a significant supporting role in the 1997 Luc Besson film The Fifth Element, playing the right-hand man "Right Arm" to evil businessman Mr. Zorg. … Read More


2001 33 Years Old In 2001 Tricky appeared in online advertising for the web series We Deliver, about a marijuana delivery service in New York. … Read More


2008 40 Years Old 1 More Event
Tricky's 2008 studio album, Knowle West Boy, was released in the UK and Ireland in July 2008 and September 2008 in the U.S. The first single was "Council Estate".
2009 41 Years Old 1 More Event
On 8 December 2009, Tricky's 1995 debut album Maxinquaye was reissued with a bonus 13-track CD featuring B-sides, out-takes and 7 previously unreleased mixes including three new mixes of "Overcome", "Hell is Round the Corner", and "Black Steel".
2010 42 Years Old 1 More Event
During an interview on 1 July 2010, Tricky stated that his new album, titled Mixed Race, was scheduled for release on 27 September 2010. … Read More
2011 43 Years Old 1 More Event
In early 2011, Tricky was booked to headline Blissfields Festival.
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