Rick Springfield (born Richard Lewis Springthorpe; 23 August 1949) is an Australian singer-songwriter, musician, and actor. He was a member of pop rock group Zoot from 1969 to 1971 and then started his solo career with his début single "Speak to the Sky" reaching the top 10 in Australia. In mid-1972, he relocated to the United States. He had a No. 1 hit with "Jessie's Girl" in 1981 in both Australia and the US.
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Frei.Wild is a German rock group, originating from South Tyrol. They started as a cover band of "Boehse Onkelz", but now write their own music and lyrics. They have a growing fan base in Germany, although they are still relatively small.
In 1977, Robben Ford assembled a group of veteran session musicians to record his album The Inside Story. The trio of musicians, which included keyboardist Russell Ferrante, bassist Jimmy Haslip and drummer Ricky Lawson, soon discovered a certain "chemistry" and musical affinity that led to their formation of Yellowjackets. The Inside Story being mainly instrumental, Robben Ford's record label wanted him to record another album that was more pop and vocal oriented. The group, known as the Robben Ford Group, preferred to pursue the instrumental route, and a "band within a band" was formed.
There are numerous bands with the name Marathon: 1. Marathon was a melodic punk band from various parts of upstate New York, formed from the ashes of bands such as Standfast, De La Hoya, and Building On Fire. They toured the US and won fans with their sincere political lyrics and catchy melodies. In May of 2006 Marathon played their final two shows in New Brunswick, NJ and Syracuse, NY. Members of Marathon continue to write music and tour the world in bands like Attica! Attica! and Polar Bear Club.
There are 6 artists with the name Shorty. (1) Shorty was officially born in 1991 under the guise of vocalist Al Johnson and guitarist Mark Shippy. Along with drummer Todd Lamparelli and bassist Luke Frantom, they released three singles and two albums.
The group became Shorty and decided to officially keep the moniker in September. Atlanta, GA, label Worry Bird released the band's first 7", Last One in My Mouth Is a Jerk, late that year.
Kasey Chambers, born June 4, 1976 in Mount Gambier, Australia is Australia's most popular country music performer with three successive albums reaching #1 on the Australian album charts in 2002, 2004 and 2006, each achieving multi-platinum sales. Kasey's signature tune "Not Pretty Enough" hit #1 on the ARIA singles charts in 2002, where it remained at the top spot for 4 weeks.
There are several artists named Kodiak: 1) German drone/doom metal band, in action 2008-2012
2) London electronic duo
3) Northern Irish rock band
4) Pennsylvania band
5) US emo band active in the 1990s
6) Glasgow band formed in 2004
7) Canadian world music group 1) Kodiak were a 3 piece Funeral Drone/Doom Metal band. In may 2008 they released their first 2 song cdr via Denovali Records, which was sold out in 2 months.
Right Idea is a hardcore band from Cleveland Ohio. They take the best parts of 80s straight edge hardcore bands and blend them together for maximum excitement! The songs are fast and the lyrics are cool and can be related to by the everyday dude. http://if-you-cared.blogspot.com/
2008 saw the coming together of a group of friends to start The Vampirates. Influenced by bands such as Cancer Bats, Come Back Kid and Pennywise. The Vampirates have staked their claim as one of the most impressive live acts in the nation. Their intense sound gained the attention of Kevin Call of Comeback Kid, who worked closely with the band to produce the 2009 EP 'Cast Aside'. To help gain national exposure The Vampirates have continued to tour strongly. And help it did, 'Cast Aside' charted in the ARIA Alternative Charts and has achieved regular airplay on national broadcaster Triple J.