Percy Sledge (born 25 November 1941 in Leighton, Alabama) is a US-American R&B and soul performer. Percy Sledge worked in the fields in Leighton before he worked as an orderly at Colbert County Hospital in Sheffield. By the mid-1960s, Sledge was touring the Southeast with the Esquires Combo on weekends and working at the hospital. A former patient who was a friend of producer Quin Ivy introduced the two, an audition followed, and Sledge was signed to a recording contract.
Vocal & Trumpet & Composer & Lyrics : Cana Çankaya
Dj : Ercan Erbas
Guitar & Arangements : Tuna Hizmetli
Bass : Sinan Öktem /-------/ www.myspace.com/playhouseturkey
--------------------------------------------------------- "Playhouse" was also a minimal shoegaze sideproject by a member of Lorna. It released at least one song (christmas story) on a compilation of christmas songs and on the old mp3.com.
Tina Cousins is a singer of electronic music, from Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, England, born April 20, 1974. She first achieved global success by appearing on German DJ/producer team Sash!'s single "Mysterious Times" in 1998, which lead to a string of other releases, notably "Forever","Killin' time", "Pray","Angel" and most recently her cover of Black's "Wonderful Life".
The Brand New Heavies are an acid jazz and alternative hip hop group formed in 1985 in Ealing, West London. Originally an instrumental rare groove group, the Brand New Heavies gained a cult following in the London club scene and soon signed to Cooltempo as acid house replaced rare groove in clubs. Band members
The core members of the group are:
* Jan Kincaid — born 17 May 1966 in Ealing - drummer / keyboardist
* Simon Bartholomew — born 16 October 1965 in Ealing - guitarist
* Andrew "Love" Levy — born 20 July 1966 in Ealing - bassist / keyboardist
Shep began his DJ career in the late 80's at Bensons Wine Bar, Essex, England. His Sunday night residence soon became so popular they moved him to a Friday Night slot "it was great because everyone was into rave in the late 80's and there was me playing rare groove & jazz, and the kid's were loving it."
It was in the early 90's that Shep got in to radio via Friends FM, a pirate radio station in Leyton, East London, working alongside Soul 24-7's Alan Jay.
Neil Angilley is known for his work with Down to the Bone who were nominated for a 'Grammy'. He has also been Musical Director for Vanessa-Mae since 1998 and has played on numerous albums with 'Snowboy and the Latin Section' & 'Negrocan' (nominees for the Ibiza Prize).. He has also appeared as a guest soloist on various albums including 'An Ordinary Day in an Unusual Place' - US3, 'Fuzzy Logic' - David Benoit, and 'Crush' - Richard Elliot.
Sunlightsquare are a multi genre crossing band, fusing Latin, nu-jazz, soul, reggaeton, funk and Salsa inspired music to create beautiful innovative grooves, branding them as one of the most exciting acts to spawn from the London Jazz scene in recent times!.. They first started recording together in 2004, releasing their debut album ‘Urban Session’ in 2006 on their own label Sunlightsquare Records.
Laurent De Wilde, the Mid-Atlantic piano player of the year, is a graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure. This school and a few others like it are called Les Grandes Ecoles and they are comparable to the Ivy League. They produce the elite in this country. And so it seemed appropriate to ask De Wilde: "What's a nice guy like you doing in a métier like this?" He replied with a very American have-a-nice-day croon: "It seemed like a good idea at the time."