Describing herself as a “freak child” Tori Amos first started a band in 1986, Y Kant Tori Read but she found it difficult to sight read and the band failed to emulate any success and quickly disbanded.

Her big break came with her first solo album, Little Earthquakes which gave an insight into her life and then came her follow up Under the Pink (1993), which received critical acclaim and featured Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor and Tori Amos was heralded as the next big thing on the pop and rock circuit.

Our ‘Away In A Manger’ isn’t like your ‘Away In A Manger’, so they changed it to make it in order to make it their own.

Her desire for harmonious relationships and surroundings is so strong that she avoids personal confrontation or any expression of intense, unpleasant emotions.

Tori Amos broke up with long-term boyfriend Eric Rosse (who produced her first two albums) and her next album Boys for Pele explored her feelings and was a darker album then her previous releases.

He turned 70 recently and he said to me in March when I was visiting him in New York, “Look, I’m 70, I’ve always wanted to know what you would do with a seasonal album.

Amos works well with the public and has an instinct for what the public wants and will respond to.

Having a "nest" is not especially important to Tori, and she may invest more of her emotional energy into her career or public life than in her private life.

She is a considerate and thoughtful friend, and has a real flair for making others feel accepted and appreciated.

Inwardly, Tori Amos is often torn with indecision and is much more at odds with herself than others would ever guess based on her flawless disposition.

The UK and Ireland leg of the tour will see her perform at Dublin, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, Nottingham and London.

Tori Amos (full name Myra Ellen Amos) was born 22nd August 1963 and is a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and composer from North Carolina, USA.

Tori may be especially sensitive to noise as well as bright lights and sunshine.