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Steve Roberts

Steve Roberts is a singer-songwriter from Liverpool, UK, described by The Guardian as an acoustic troubadour. His first proper band 16 Tambourines was a sprawling affair that played gigs as a 3 piece (the ‘angry young men’ set) up to an 8 piece with brass, percussion and on occasions a didgeridoo. The band played pubs and basement bars that usually only allowed cover bands. “We practised in the middle of town at a place called The Ministry, were the Bunnymen and Teardrops used to rehearse when they were dead famous and heard loads of great stories about them that just frustrated us.

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Blackwolf

100% PURE ROCK 'N' ROLL. BlackWolf was created by rhythm guitarist, Jason Cronin in early 2009 with the idea in mind to keep rock n roll alive. Each band member has been added gradually, to finally come up with the current line-up today. The band has many influences including : AC/DC, Guns n Roses, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, Van Halen, Airbourne, Velvet Revolver, Status Quo, Chuck Berry, ZZ Top - just to name a few. If you want to Rock the night away, you should look no further.

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Doogie White

Doogie White (born March 7, 1960[1], Motherwell), is a Scottish rock vocalist, who has sung for Sack Trick, Midnight Blue, Praying Mantis, Rainbow, Malmsteen and Cornerstone. Dougie formed La Paz in 1984, playing around Scotland for four years, before in 1988 joining melodic rock combo Midnight Blue, cutting one eponymous LP of AOR (released on Zero records exclusively in Japan.) A trip to Japan in 1991 singing with Praying Mantis in a NWOBHM revival tour followed.

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Marillion

Marillion are a rock band formed in Aylesbury, England often categorized as neo-progressive. They originally started as "Silmarillion" (from Tolkien's book) with heavy influences from classic Genesis but went on to develop their own distinctive sound. The band was formed in 1979 by Mick Pointer (drums), Steve Rothery (guitar), Doug 'Rastus' Irvine (bass), and others, soon adding vocalist Fish (real name Derek W. Dick), Diz Minitt (bass), and Brian Jelliman.

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Unida

Unida was an American band that was formed after the dissolution of Kyuss and Slo Burn. The band originally consisted of John Garcia (vocals), Arthur Seay (guitar), Miguel Cancino (drums) and Dave Dinsmore (bass). Dinsmore was later replaced by Scott Reeder, who was in turn replaced by Eddie Plascencia. Paul Gray of Slipknot also played with the band as a touring bassist. In 1999, the band appeared on a split CD release with Swedish band Dozer.

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The Velvelettes

The Velvelettes were a 60's femal vocal group founded in 1961 by sisters Carolyn and Millie Gill with cousins Bertha Barbee-McNeal and Norma Barbee (both from Flint, Michigan) on the Western Michigan University campus, where they were students. The group signed to Motown Records, but weren't given top priority, as other female vocal groups were attracting audiences and recording hits. While the group awaited their chance at stardom, they recorded backing vocals for more established Motown girl groups, including The Marvelettes, Martha & The Vandellas, and The Supremes.

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Andy Mitchell (The Yardbirds)

Andy Mitchell, rock singer-songwriter, is the lead singer of legendary British Rock group The Yardbirds, that boasted 3 iconic British lead guitarists, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page. His forthcoming album "Rooms" will be released on 1st August, with the 1st single (Like A) New Year's. Andy Mitchell's music weaves classic rock and soul influences into a melodic modern rock tapestry, blending rock guitar riffs with a powerful soulful vocal delivery soaked in pop-tinged soaring melodies.

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Shawn Colvin

Shawn Colvin (born January 10, 1956 in Vermillion, South Dakota) is an American musician. Best known for her hit single "Sunny Came Home" from the album "A Few Small Repairs". Colvin's formative years were spent in the town of Carbondale, Illinois, where she attended Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She learned to play guitar at the age of 10. Her first public concert was at age 15 at the University of Illinois campus. Colvin cites Joni Mitchell as a primary influence on her music, and her initial performances closely mirrored Mitchell's inflections and guitar tunings.

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Magnum

There are several artists by this name: 1) Magnum was a "free soul" act in the 70's from San Pedro, CA. 2) Magnum is an American AOR band. They released only one full album - No Secrets (1989). We recommend to tag them as Magnum (US). 3) Magnum are a British melodic rock band from Birmingham England. Formed in 1972, Magnum have undergone several changes in personnel over the years but the singer-songwriter core of Bob Catley and Tony Clarkin remain today.

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