Gift Of Gab (Tim Parker) and Chief Xcel (Xavier Mosley) met at John F. Kennedy High School in 1987 in Sacramento, California and formed the group in the early 1990s. They released their first recording, "Swan Lake", on solesides records. The Solesides Crew consisted of the duo, as well as other friends of theirs they had met at University of California - Davis, including DJ Shadow, Lyrics Born and Lateef The Truth Speaker. The single was an underground hit, but label trouble prevented the duo from immediately capitalizing on their fame.
Steve Spacek, the acclaimed voice behind the ground-breaking genre-pushing group Spacek (who were championed by everyone from Entertainment Weekly to Mos Def), made a name for himself at the turn of the century with the song
Tree is the name of at least 9 different artists:
1. A psychedelic band from Israel
2. A hardcore band from Massachusetts, United States
3. A grindcore band from Kansas, United States
4. A rapper/producer from Illinois, United States
5. A rock band active in the 1960's
6. A singer/songwriter from California, United States
7. A pop singer from Australia
8. A rock band from Australia (now called Treehouse)
9. A Christian rock band from South Africa (now called Tree63)
10. Project of Oliver Nickell from San Francisco, California
There is more than one artist with this name: 1) Platinum were a Birmingham based band that formed in 2000 with founding members Paul Tandy on lead guitar, Ben Gaughran on keyboard, Luke Houghton on rhythm guitar and Daniel Sankarsingh on Drums. After auditioning vocalists they decided Paul and Ben should share the role of lead vocals and soon after they recruited Daniel's sister and Ben's cousin, Ellena Sankarsingh to take the role of vocalist and percussionist. After auditioning bassists, Daniel got his best friend, Ben Cross to learn bass so he could then play in the band.
There are 2 bands by the name of Fly: 1. Fly is a trio featuring Mark Turner on tenor and soprano saxophones, Larry Grenadier on double-bass, and Jeff Ballard on drums. Their latest effort, Sky & Country was released in the United States on ECM records on March 31, 2009 and features compositions from all three members. 2. Fly is a Pop, Rock band formed in St. Cloud, Minnesota in 1999 by Paul Ergen (guitar), Jason Hall (lead guitar), Justin Hall (bass, backup vocalist), Peter Johnson (drums), and Tyler Tholl (rhythm guitar, vocalist, songwriter).
There are at least four acts under Edison name: 1) American rock band, Edison,
2) Mysterious one man act from Japan, responsible for the animated adaptation of the BLACK LAGOON manga, EDISON.
3) Australian screamo/emo band from Woodend, Victoria.
4) Beat juggler out of San Francisco, CA and signed to Kid Without Radio label, 1) Edison: Ethan Isaac — Vocals Jonathan Svec — Guitar Joel Kelley — Guitar Todd Budich — Drums Anton Kreisl — Bass
Buika (b.1972) is a Spanish singer. Her music mixes flamenco with soul, jazz ,and funk. Born Concha Buika in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, her family came from Equatorial Guinea; she grew up among gypsy people. Ever since she was a child her musical talent was evident, but it was after a visit to London to study drama when, after being invited to a Pat Metheny concert that her life changed. From that moment she began her musical career. During the 1990s she took part in different productions, such as Ombra by La Fura Dels Baus and the soundtrack for the Spanish film Km.
Belleruche is a band. Consisting of Kathrin deBoer, Ricky Fabulous,and DJ Modest. Formed in the lesser bars and pubs of North London in 2005, the band now record for the Brighton based Tru-thoughts label. Influenced by vintage blues records, punk girl drummers, obscure 60's cover bands and experimental west coast turntablists, they describe their sound as 'Turntable Soul Music'. Belleruche released a series of three extremely limited 7” records on their own Hippoflex Recording Industries label before signing with Tru-thoughts.
Stephanie McKay is a singer-songwriter from the Bronx, New York.
She was a member of the Brooklyn Funk Essentials and has worked with Talib Kweli, Mos Def , Tricky and Portishead's Geoff Barrow. Her debut solo album, entitled McKay, was released in 2003 in Europe but not in the US. It received critical acclaim and was likened to classic Sixties soul with elements of hip hop and electronica. She achieved some popular success with the ska influenced single 'Take Me Over' in summer 2003 and her videos were played frequently on MTV.