Paul Daniel Frehley, aka Ace Frehley (born in The Bronx, NY, United States on April 27, 1951) is an American guitarist best known as a founding member and lead guitarist for the rock band KISS. Frehley played with the group from its inception in 1972 until his departure in 1982. After leaving Kiss, Frehley embarked on a moderately successful solo career, which was put on hold when he rejoined Kiss in 1996 for a highly successful reunion tour. His second tenure with Kiss lasted until 2002, when he left at the conclusion of the band's Farewell Tour.
Pseudo Echo were an Australian new wave band. Formed in the early eighties by school friends Brian Canham (vocals, guitars, and keyboards) and Pierre Gigliotti (bass and keyboards), the band completed its lineup with Anthony Agiro (drums) and Tony Lugton (guitars and keyboards). Their first album Autumnal Park was an Ultravox-influenced album that yielded the Australian singles "Listening" (produced by Peter Dawkins) , "Stranger in Me", "Dancing Till Midnight", and "Beat for You". It was a mature album that gave little indication of their youth.
The Spolkestra is an art-pop collective hailing from all over the UK, with backgrounds in indie, jazz, classical, and folk. Wielding a huge array of instruments from electric guitars and Fender Rhodes keyboards to violins, cellos and saxophones, The Spolkestra create an energetic and exciting mesh of solar pop and browbeat modernism. Their debut EP 'Open Arms' is out now for sale on iTunes, Indiestore and CDBaby. "pure musical mastery, and an indefinable aesthetic charm"
Red Ruin "Completely infectious... full of glee and wonder"
Tom McRae (born Jeremy Thomas McRae Blackall) is a singer-songwriter from the United Kingdom. While growing up in Chelmsford, his parents were vicars in the Church of England and McRae sang in the choir. His mother played guitar and as a teen, he'd borrow it and began writing songs at 15. At 18 he moved to London to study politics at Guild Hall University, soon forming bands and writing songs. A chance meeting with sound engineer Roger Bechirian led him to a working relationship that shaped McRae's soft-spoken sound and later landed him a deal with Mercury's db records.
The Flying Pickets is a British a cappella vocal group, that had a surprise number one hit in 1983 in the UK singles chart, with their cover of Yazoo's track Only You. The name 'Flying Pickets' refers to mobile strikers who travel in order to join a picket. The group of six was founded by Brian Hibbard in 1982 by a group of actors , the "7:84 Theatre group", a fringe theatre group who had sung a capella in their production of One Big Blow, based on the 1984 UK miners' strike.
The Classic Crime is a Seattle-based alternative rock band. They released their Tooth & Nail debut album, 'Albatross', in 2006. It marked the fastest first-week sales for a new artist in the history of T&N. The band members are Matt MacDonald (vocals), Justin DuQue (guitar), Robert "Cheeze" Negrin (guitar), Alan Clark (bass), and Paul "Skip" Erickson (drums). While touring in support of their full-length album Albatross, the band created the Acoustic EP: Seattle Sessions, which was simply a compilation of songs they created while on the road.
The Quireboys, originally known as the London Quireboys, are a rock band that started in the late '80s/early '90s, with John Grey (Spike) on vocals, Guy Griffin and Guy Bailey on guitar, Chris Johnstone on piano/keyboard, Nigel Mogg on bass guitar, and Ian Wallace on drums. Their first album was a hit, but after arguments with the record label, it took them a long time to get "Bitter Sweet & Twisted" released. The rise of grunge made it a challenging time for them.
Andrew W.K. was born Andrew Wilkes-Krier in Stanford, California in 1979, before moving to Michigan at age 4. He began piano lessons promptly at age 5, studying at The University Of Michigan School Of Music Pedagogy program. By his early teens Andrew had already exhibited great enthusiasm and talent for both music and the visual arts. He spent his high school years playing drums and keyboard in an almost endless variety of short-lived, but passionate groups, all centered in southeast Michigan's explosive cultural scene.
1) Chaos Theory - A Rapcore/Metal crossover band based in Denver Colorado. Featured front man Mike V. http://www.last.fm/music/Mike+V. 2) Chaos Theory signs development deal with DBM Records, sister company to Dirtbag Clothing and Dirtbag Music. We look forward to the future with DBM Records and the Dirtbag family.** "Rising up from the streets of Detroit to take on the WORLD" Chaos Theory is a five piece band based in the Metro Detroit area.
Starship is an American rock band that operated from 1985 to 1989, reforming in 1992. In 1984, Paul Kantner left Jefferson Starship (San Francisco, California, USA). His former bandmates wanted to continue as Jefferson Starship, but Kantner, as the last founding member of Jefferson Airplane, took legal action over the "Jefferson" name. Kantner settled out of court and signed an agreement that neither party would use the names "Jefferson" or "Airplane" unless all members of Jefferson Airplane, Inc.