Naomi has been singing, and later playing flute, guitar and banjo, on an award-winning series of bluegrass children’s albums on American Melody, a label founded and run by her father, since she was five years old. Beginning in 2002, Naomi released a series of her own records on American Melody. Her two albums of original songs, Flying Through and Hypnotized, attracted much critical praise and national and international radio airplay.
Blackmore's Night is an English Renaissance-inspired medieval folk rock band led by UK guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (electric and acoustic guitars) and Candice Night (lyricist and lead vocals). The origins of the band lie in 1990 when Candice was working at a local New York rock music radio station, and as part of her work first encountered Ritchie (now ex-Deep Purple/Rainbow guitarist), then with Deep Purple, at a soccer game he was playing in. The two became romantically entwined and discovered that they shared a passionate interest in the Renaissance.
For over four years, Birmingham band ‘Miccoli’ has toured the US and the UK honing a sound that has been compared to the likes of Snow Patrol and Coldplay. Made up of twin brothers, Adriano and Alessandro, along with their sister, Francesca, they have gigged in the Viper Rooms and every other key rock venue across America. Having worked with legendary producers, they have hung out with Motley Crue, written songs, had an altercation with Paris Hilton in a toilet, been cautioned by the highway patrol, written more songs and learnt a great deal about producing their own music.
The Prototypes are a French band formed in Paris, in 2003 when Stéphane Bodin and François Marché of Bosco collaborated with singer & performer Bubble Star (Isabel Le Doussal). Their hybrid style draws from many influences including folk, 1960s pop, and alternative Indie rock, but their signature sound is dominated by sequencers, synthesizers and risqué vocals often reminiscent of 1970s punk. Albums
Tout le monde cherche quelque chose à faire (2004)
Mutants Médiatiques (2005)
Prototypes (2006) - US Release with tracks from their previous two French albums
Lights And Sounds began with Maxwell Britton recording a million lights for fun in 2006 with the help of future band members Jack Merriman (drums) and Alex (keys). When a million lights became popular he recorded another track called Look What You've Become. This being even more popular than the first track, Max decided to make a go of turning this project into a band. Jack and Alex became permanent members and James Hatcher (guitar) and George Sparks (bass) joined the line-up.
The Player Piano were a band from Utah, United States. "Player Piano is the nom de plume of Indiana-born, London-fed Jeremy Radway. We’ve been a fan of his for awhile now - having had him play the past couple of Homegame festivals, up here in Fife. A talented musician and studio-engineer, Jeremy plays all the instruments on all of his recordings - drums, guitar, keys, vocals, handclaps and even backslaps (if it’s going well).
Anathallo is an indie band originally from Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, now mostly based in Chicago. Anathallo utilizes a wide variety of instruments, including horns, guitars, drums, piano, bells, and even unconventional objects like chains, velcro strips, stomp boxes, and pipes. The band has released several recordings through Selah Records, a vinyl release through Potential Getaway Driver, as well as completely independent releases.
Hailing from New Jersey and a newly-minted Princeton graduate, Anthony D'Amato is an as-yet-unsigned folk musician whose music leans towards alt-country Americana. His songs, in lyrical content and style, bring to mind the works of artists like Joe Purdy, Wilco, and the Avett Brothers. Although not currently associated with any label, Mr. D'Amato has gained indie acclaim in the past two years with his most recent album releases, "Shades of the Prison House" (2009) and "Down Wires", which debuted in October 2010.
Chelsea Light Moving is an indie rock band formed in 2012 in New York City, United States. Their members are Thurston Moore (guitar, vocals), Keith Wood (guitar), Samara Lubelski (bass guitar) and John Moloney (drums). After sitting in the orgone box planted in Burroughs' back yard of Lawrence, Kansas in the midpoint of the 1990s, Thurston Moore came to the realization that at some point he'd need to form a band that played Burroughs Rock.