Tatia Starkey Is Ringo Starr’s Granddaughter

August 13, 2008

Meet Tatia Starkey, a.k.a. Veronica Avant, the granddaughter of Beatle Ringo Starr and an up-and-coming musician in her own right. See her biography, photos and video here.

Tatia took the stage over the weekend in one of her first big concerts as the guitarist for her band, Belakiss. The gig was at the Barfly in London. She uses the stage name Veronica Avant.

Tatia Starkey Biography

As a biography, Tatia Starkey was born on September 5, 1985, so her age is 22 years old. She is the daughter of Zak and Maureen Starkey, now divorced. Her grandfather is Beatles giant Ringo Starr, and her father has played drums for such bands as The Who and Oasis. Although also a musician, Tatia took a different angle and picked up the guitar instead of drums. She says her father tried to teach her the piano when she was little, but she wasn’t interested.

At age 19, Tatia was photographed performing as an erotic dancer. She danced with the troupe Narni Shakers under the name Tasher where she was called “an eye-catcher … sexy, slick and hard to miss”. At the same time that she was a dancer she was dating the Streets rapper Mike Skinner. While together, Skinner boasted “how filthy she is” – classy kind of guy.

Interestingly, on the band’s MySpace page, The Beatles are not listed as an influence.

See more photos of Tatia Starkey and a video below.

Tatia Starkey Video – “Go with the Flow”

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One Response to “Tatia Starkey Is Ringo Starr’s Granddaughter”

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    Johnny Main Says:

    Just to note that the article wrongly states that Tatia’s mother is Maureen Starkey when in fact her mother’s maiden name is Sarah Menikides.

    Maureen Starkey is actually Tatia’s grandmother who passed away on December 30th 1994.

    That’s just a simple mistake or bad journalism!