Rui Veloso, born in 1957, is a Portuguese rock singer and musician. Regarded as the “father of Portuguese rock”, this composer and interpreter had a great impact on the Portuguese music scene with the record Ar de Rock (April 1980). Songs such as Chico Fininho and A Rapariguinha do Shopping were instant classics in the 1980s. His lyrics, usually written by Carlos Tê, are strongly influenced by Porto's culture. An unconditional lover of the blues, he has played with B.B.
"Gemma Ray embodies a character from a 50’s film noir, delivering something that comes across as both sexy and incredibly dark, drawing everything from Nina Simone to Loretta Lynn, her luscious dinky kinky songs have the power to soothe the worst of heartaches." ... "Like a grittier Lorretta Lynn, she’s from the wrong side of the tracks. Uncouthly ace" - ... "A new sound has come. If you’re down and in trouble and you need a helping hand, Gemma Ray has come to share your despair; she will sing you better as she knows just how you feel.
The Booze Brothers are a rock/blues band from Sweden. Albums:
1998 Evil Morning Blues
2000 On The Rocks
2004 Live... with the Wolf Island Horns!
Formed out of a piggery in deepest darkest West Yorkshire, Old Man Pie play naive country, anti-folk and pie music. Our influences are many and varied and musical differences are a plenty, but we are united by a pleasure of good melody and lyrical depth. http://www.oldmanpie.net/
Wellington 5-piece The Thomas Oliver Band have spent the past few years touring and playing live throughout New Zealand with the likes of Fat Freddy
Aurea is a 23 year-old singer from Santiago do Cacém, Portugal.
Her first single for her debut album Aurea was Busy (For Me). This is an album with mainly soul music. Her main influences are Aretha Franklin, Joss Stone, John Mayer, Amy Winehouse, and James Morrison. She has also performed a virtual duet with Elvis Presley in Love Me Tender (Viva Elvis) (Duet with Aurea) for the Love Me Tender Duets - Viva Elvis Collection album, comemorative of the 75th birthday of the King.