Biography

Alannah Currie

Alannah Currie is a New Zealand-born singer-songwriter and musician based in London. She is best known for being a member of the Thompson Twins, a British pop band from the 1980s.

Alannah Currie’s age is unknown. Where did she get her start?

Alannah Currie was born Alana Joy Currie in Auckland, New Zealand, on September 20, 1957. She will be 62 years old in September 2020.

She was born in New Zealand and studied journalism before relocating to Lilleshall Road in Clapham Old Town, South West London, in 1977.

Trace Newton-Ingham, with whom she would create her first band, the dread-punk-improvising ensemble The Unfuckables, met her at Clapham Old Town. Her popularity in the coming years would be fueled by the short-lived act.

Career

Currie met like-minded musicians in South West London’s “underground” music scene while performing with The Unfuckables. Tom Bailey, Pete Dodd, John Roog, and Jon Podgorski, four of these musicians, were members of the Thompson Twins, a new wave band that recruited Currie in 1981.

Thompson Twins lineup in 1982: (Left to right) Joe Leeway, Alannah Currie, and Tom Bailey ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Rolling Stones
In 1982, the Thompson Twins reformed as a trio with Tom Bailey, Alannah Currie, and Joe Leeway after a series of lineup changes. The group shifted their approach to a more mainstream pop sound, signing significant record deals with Arista Records and then Warner Bros. Records.

Currie worked on six albums with the band as a lyricist, drummer, visual stylist, and singer.

She’s also a co-founder of the techno band Babble with her then-husband and Thompson Twins bandmate Tom Bailey and has contributed as a lyricist, percussionist, and visual artist to the band.

Philanthropy and Activism

Alannah Currie is also an ardent social and environmental campaigner. She helped form MAdGE (Mothers Against Genetic Engineering in Food and the Environment) in New Zealand and has been protesting under the moniker Miss Pokeno since relocating to England in 2004.

Tom Bailey’s ex-wife is the mother of two children.
Alannah Currie was married to Tom Bailey, a Thompson Twins bandmate, for 14 years.

They married on October 27, 1994, and have two children together: Jackson Bailey (born in 1987) and Indie Bailey (born in 1995). (born in 1992). When they married and created the techno band Babble, they lived in Currie’s native nation of New Zealand.

After a 14-year marriage, they divorced in 2005, and Tom returned to England. Since then, he has remarried to artist Lauren Drescher and now lives in New Zealand, France, and England.

Currie, on the other hand, has kept her personal life private and is currently not known to be romantically connected with anyone.

Facts of Alannah Currie
Date of Birth:1958 September-20
Age:63 years old
Birth Nation:New Zealand
NameAlannah Currie
Birth NameAlannah Joy Currie
NationalityNew Zealander
Birth Place/CityAuckland, New Zealand
ProfessionSinger-Songwriter, Musician
Eye ColorGreen
Hair ColorBlonde
Children2
DivorceTom Bailey (October 27, 1991 – 2004)
Music GroupThompson Twins, Babble