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Welcome

to the official TU website!

Your one stop shop for everything Tu.

We hope you enjoy your musical journey into our world.

Last updated Feb 21, 2010.

Gigs updates, added date at the Pheonix Folk club and Thriplow Daffodil Weekend.



January 17, 2010.

Tu have some videos for you to enjoy - more in the news page.
Like the music? Help promote it!
Gigs added.
Tu are seeking a drummer. Please contact Tu if you are or know a drummer.



Happy New Year!

January 4, 2010.

New gigs and more venues where you can get some great original music.



April 1, 2009.

More gigs added!
Also a spot of news for you to feast your eyes on.



March 8, 2009.

New gigs updated! Go check out now - they are in March!



Feb 22, 2009:

Finally - listen to some music clips!



About Tu


TU are a dynamic two-piece acoustic, bringing together their diverse musical styles to form a unique sound. Combining Shani's rock and global musical influences with Carolyn's Celtic folk feel, the result is two strong voices with bass & guitar, presenting their eclectic songs and sounds.

Tu were formed in the summer of 2006 in response to a challenge! The challenge was tu form a new collaboration to perform at the Red Lion Folk Festival in Cambridge. Carolyn and Shani, who were unknown tu each other as musicians but had a mutual friend in common, decided that it would be a �fun� thing tu do. Little did they know!

The instant affinity the two musicians felt, despite different backgrounds both personally and musically, meant a natural synergy that has endured well beyond the �one off� for the Red Lion and has resulted in a tight, well-rehearsed duo who are now launching themselves on the UK acoustic, rock, ambient and folk scene.

Both songwriters, singers and seasoned performers in their own right, Tu - together - form a unique combination that defies pigeonholing.

Tu are looking to play wherever their music will be appreciated, whatever the genre.


Tu are...

Shani Eliraz

  • Electric Guitar
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Bass Guitar
  • Vocals
  • Carolyn Sheppard

  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Bass Guitar
  • Vocals
  • Read more in the bios page.

    A word about the word

    Tu - a powerful Maori God with many suffixes denoting his power and wit.
    Tu - a word meaning �you� in Gaelic, French, Spanish, Welsh and Latin (and probably more).
    Tu di Gong - Chinese Earth God
    Tuatha De Dannan - Celtic Tribes of the Goddess Dann
    Lilitu - a fierce female Sumerian demon
    Labaratu - another fierce female Sumerian demon
    tu quoque - 'thou also'; act of imputing to one's accuser the same fault as that with which one is charged.
    Tu - prefix used by the Russian military for specific defence equipment
    Huun-Huur-Tu - Throat singers of Tuva, literally translated as "sun propeller."