Thursday, April 26, 7pm
Zara H. Phillips seemed to live a charmed life - backing singer to the stars with an incredible career here and across the Atlantic - but her smile masked a difficult childhood and the reality that she was adopted as a baby in the 60s. Her life soon spiralled and as a teenager she suffered from drug and alcohol addiction, as she struggled to find her birth parents and her true identity.
Somebody's Daughter is a fascinating and revealing account of how a beautiful woman's life has been dominated by her adoption and how it has affected her and those around her. Hard-hitting and emotional, Zara's memoir explores the needs of adopted children, with her characteristic warmth and wit, and the true journey it takes to find where you belong.
Born and raised in London, singer-songwriter Zara Phillips has led a charmed musical life. She began her professional career working as a backing vocalist for Bob Geldof, who recruited her for his first solo projects after he departed the chart-topping UK band The Boomtown Rats. Zara's musical career quickly blossomed and she continued her work on tour, in television and videos with U.K. artists such as Matt Bianco, Nick Kamen, David Essex, and the solo project from Dire Straits' John Illsley. Additionally, she toured in support of Bananarama.Zara moved to Los Angeles where she continued writing new songs and performing solo. In 2008, she finished directing and producing an adoption documentary entitled 'Roots: Unknown', focusing on the emotional influence adoption has on the adoptee and their families, based on her own experience of being an adopted child. The film won Best Homegrown Documentary at The Garden State Film festival in New Jersey.
Zara Phillips, Somebody's Daughter