July 6, 2020 | by Danny Neill Zara Phillips – Meditation and KitKats Independent – Out Now Zara Phillips has been quietly developing a music career for more than thirty years now, alongside pursuing many other creative and artistic endeavours. Her entry point musically was very much through the mainstream arena, working as a backing vocalist first for Bob Geldof as he launched a solo career before joining names like Matt Bianco, Nick Kamen and David Essex.
July 6, 2020 | by Danny Coleman “Meditation & KitKats did you see the cover? I was thinking to myself if somebody had asked me about all the songs my response would be, they’re really just about the last few years of my life and how I’ve gotten through life. An if somebody said, ‘How have you gotten through your life?’ I would say meditation and Kit Kats because to be honest, some days I’ve meditated and I’ll be Zen and other days I’ve been eating Kit Kats all day,” said Zara Phillips, laughing as she discussed her new album, the trials, tribulations and heartaches of being adopted, her producer Richard Thompson and more.
By: Robert Dye, Americansongwriter.com – May 8, 2020 Singer/songwriter Zara Philips has quite the backstory. Born in the UK, adopted, moved to the US, continually searching for her Italian birth father only to find him later in life a few miles from her home in New Jersey. A backup singer who found herself touring with Bob Geldof in the ‘80s, Phillips is finally coming into her own with her new album Meditations & Kit Kats, which includes the single “Perfect Strangers” premiering here with American Songwriter.
May 3, 2020 | Jim Bessman | Centerline True, the title and cover of singer-songwriter/author Zara Phillips’ latest album Meditation & KitKats is funny indeed, what with her assuming a classic cross-legged meditation pose—except that both hands hold KitKat candy bars upright, empty wrappers strewn all over the floor before her.
ALFREDO MARZIANO, coolmag.it – 1 Maggio 2020 È una famiglia musicale sempre più allargata, quella che circonda il luminare del folk rock britannico Richard Thompson. Figli (Teddy, Kami, Jack), nipoti (Zak Hobbs), l’ex moglie Linda e ora la compagna Zara Phillips, con cui da un paio d’anni convive a Montclair, in New Jersey. Zara sale spesso sul palco con lui in concerto, ha partecipato alle registrazioni del suo ultimo disco 13 Rivers e ha un nuovo album solista – il 3° in carriera – in uscita per CD Baby l’8 maggio su tutte le maggiori piattaforme digitali (la pubblicazione su Cd dovrebbe avvenire in autunno).
By ZARA PHILLIPS, Daily Mail UK PUBLISHED: 20:03 EDT, 16 June 2018 | UPDATED: 20:03 EDT, 16 June 2018 All I wanted was a father’s love: Growing up, Zara Phillips’s life was dominated by her two fathers: the adoptive one who never spoke to her and whose affection she craved, and the biological one about whom she knew nothing but his first name…
A few years back I met Jeffrey Togman a fellow adopted person in my town. He needed someone to help him shoot his film about him trying to find his birth mother. We, of course, did not know which way it would go; how the story would end. Jeff was born in Florida and adopted in NYC; all of which make finding ones birth parents really impossible as birth records are sealed. As an adopted person from England, where birth records are open, I was so shocked to discover this and horrified. How could wanting to know your birth mothers name be something that an adopted adult would have such a difficult time not being able to receive?