Born Patricia Kotero on August 2, 1959 in Santa Monica, California, Apollonia Kotero is a swimsuit model, actress and singer of Italian and Mexican descent. She joined Prince's entourage after the departure of Vanity, Denise Matthews, as lead in the film Purple Rain and as lead-singer of recording group Apollonia 6. Kotero had taken part in nationwide audition to find a replacement for Vanity before being cast by Prince in the role that had originally been given to Vanity.
The band originally formed when the members were just 15 and students in Terenure College. The band was initially known as 'Kiros' but changed its name and line-up three years later to 'Corona'. When the Italian dance act Corona re-emerged, the band changed their name again to 'The Coronas'. The band's debut album Heroes Or Ghosts was released on the 5th of October 2007, debuting at no. 21 in the Irish album charts .
The new album “Scar Obscura” is a veritable tour-de-force in vicious, hook-laden, melodic metal. Featuring 10 songs of raging metal anthems, “Scar Obscura” is a must for anybody with even a passing interest in heavy music. With many bands taking on an abrasive screaming approach Sinocence continue to focus on their solid songwriting skills and intense rhythm section. What sets the band apart from their contemporaries however are the soaring and emotional vocals encompassed onto the tracks.
United Bible Studies is an experimental and improvisational folk band from Ireland. There are a few core members, and a host of incidental contributors on both the live performances and regular albums. United Bible Studies is part of the Deserted Village music collective.
Their are various bands that go by the name, Spiders. 1) Spiders are a band from G
Clancy is the name of two artists; 1) a folk-pop group from London formed in 2006, and 2) a British group prominent in the pub rock scene of the early 1970s. 1) Clancy are a group of singer/songwriters who create quirky folk-pop songs. They are fronted by singer/actress Sharon Clancy who is from Wexford, Ireland, and from whom the band takes its name. Sharon has starred in numerous musical (on and off the West End) and enjoyed a lengthy solo career.
Picturehouse are an internationally acclaimed band who have 3 platinum selling albums in Ireland and have toured Europe extensively. They are Dublin based and first came to real prominence via the Irish music scene in the late 90's with their independently released debut album 'Shinebox'. Bristling with great songs they soon found themselves receiving significant radio exposure and invites from a wide variety of big name acts to join them on tour. These acts included Marillion, Meat Loaf, The Corrs, Mel C, Texas, Runrig, Bon Jovi and The Divine Comedy.
As everyone knows, the best superheroes have a killer origin story
www.myspace.com/notain Operating under the stage name Ain, Irish singer/songwriter Aindriú Conroy has based himself in London since the dissolution of the Opiates, his Dublin noise rock project, in 2005. The Kildare native's subsequent emergence as a solo performer could scarcely have provided a greater contrast. He stripped his music of all excessive ornamentation and complexity and instead embraced the simple structures of prewar Delta blues and sparse, nuanced arrangements consisting of little more than acoustic guitar and the singer's own haunted vocals.