The Weeknd is a Toronto-based R&B singer named Abel Tesfaye. Abel started uploading songs to YouTube in 2010 and in March of 2011 he dropped his first mixtape, House of Balloons. In August of 2011, he dropped his second mixtape, Thursday. His third mixtape, Echoes of Silence, was released on December 21 2011. The Weeknd takes his ambivalent emotional tenor and stretches it out, building a whole worldview from it. He has sampled artists such as Beach House and Siouxsie and the Banshees. http://the-weeknd.com/
There are three artists with this name: 1. Abel is five-piece acoustic / pop band from Breda, The Netherlands.
2. Abel is also a four-piece indie rock band from Poughkeepsie, NY.
3. Abel is also the name of a Spanish jazz / funk band from San Francisco, CA.
1. Abel is a Dutch acoustic / pop band from the city of Breda. The band was formed in 1996 as a cover band called The Acting Crowd. After many line-up changes, the band now has 5 members: - Joris Rasenberg (Vocals)
UK duo Spaceheads have released 7 albums on such labels as Merge, BiP_HOp, Pandemonium Rdz. Andy Diagram (trumpet) and Richard Harrison (drums), take their unique sound, based on live trumpet loops, drums and electronics, to greater sonic extremes.
Lazy grooves and thick harmonised trumpet chords; sleazy deep beat brass and crushed up metallic drumbeats. Spaceheads mix the raw emotional sound of breath with the banging of wood on skin, and push it through the blips, crackle and distortion of pixelated electronic noise.
According to Songfacts, Brett Domino is the alter-ego of Rob J Madin. As Brett Domino, he is a musician, Internet celebrity and television presenter from Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. Domino is best known for his YouTube videos, in which he plays mostly covers and medleys of popular songs, sometimes with his band, The Brett Domino Trio, in a unique keyboard style. He has parlayed this into a series of TV appearances, most notably as the "House Band" on some episodes of ITV2's spin-off show, Britain's Got More Talent.
Saxophonist Amy Dickson began lessons at the age of six and made her concerto debut ten years later. Recognized widely for her remarkable and distinctive tone and exceptional musicality, she has performed in Europe, Africa and Australasia, in venues such as the Wigmore Hall and the Sydney Opera House. She has also performed as a soloist with many orchestras throughout the world including the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the Vienna Chamber Orchestra.
LAURA B is a singer, songwriter, producer, engineer and all round superstar bleeper DJ. This ex-Pink Floyd engineer has been producing her own music since the late 90’s, applying professionally acquired expertise in sonic excellence to her unique style of laidback, spacey electronica. Her first release was on the visionary Law and Auder compilation, Female of the Species, and has been followed by releases on Telstar, Raya, Upstairs Recordings, Cooking Vinyl, Fantastic Recordings. In addition to this she has five Big Chill releases under her belt.
FOLLOWING ON FROM THE RUTS
Ruts DC was the follow up name used by the surviving three members of The Ruts following the death of singer Malcolm Owen in 1980. They released two albums: Animal Now (a rock record on Virgin in 1981), and Rhythm Collision (a dub reggae record on their own imprint, Bohemian, in 1982, engineered by Mad Professor).
The band came to a halt in 1984 only once reforming to perform one now legendary gig at The Academy Islington on July 16th 2007.
David Bass has been writing and singing for many years now. He works with Derek Fay on a project up until recently called Mrs. Columbo. They were forced to change the name of this band when they discovered another band (through My Space) also called Mrs. Columbo. On David Bass' album the Lovers, he has written both on his own and alongside guitarist Stephen Lytton. His music is often moody and changes in style from song to song. Lyrics are often cryptic and always interesting. Let David Bass know what you think by mailing him here: davidbass.
Junior Brown (born 1953) is an American country guitarist and singer from Kirksville, Indiana. He first learned to play piano from his father "before I could talk". His music career began in the 1960s, and he worked through that decade and the next developing his astonishing guitar skills. By the mid-80s he was teaching guitar at the Hank Thompson School of Country Music at Rogers State University, in Claremore, Oklahoma.