Saturday, April 18, 2009
Ketevan Melua was born in Kutaisi, Georgia, which then was part of the Soviet Union, in 1984. She spent her first years with her grandparents in the capital Tbilisi before moving, with her parents and brother, to the town of Batumi, Ajaria where her father worked as a heart specialist. Katie Melua is a unique and remarkable vocalist/guitarist known and loved for singing open-hearted ballads.
On 2 October 2006, Katie Melua has set a new World Record and entered the Guinness Book of Records by performing the world's deepest underwater concert. Katie and her band played for workers at the Statoil Troll A Gas Rig in the North Sea, an amazing 303 metres below sea level.
The concert required extensive medical testing and underwater survival training including escaping through the window of a submerged helicopter, and was held to celebrate the 10th anniversary of gas production by Troll-Gas. It was filmed by Norwegian TV channel NRK.
Craig Glenday, editor-in-chief of Guinness World Records, was also there and confirmed the world record.