Sabrina Chap is a Chicago born, NY based neo-vaudevillian chanteuses. She has been called many things. A mix between Julie Andrews and Divine. A sexy Tom Lehrer. A post-modern Cirkus MILF. Whatever you call her, this insane sex bomb of hilarity is bringing her whiskey soaked vocals and piano driven tunes to her second studio album, a ridiculous explosion of politics, horns and wit called,
Groanbox (formerly The Groanbox Boys), the North American trio of Michael Ward-Bergeman, Cory Seznec and Paul Clifford, are a musical hybrid of ideas and ideals. They are at first glance a roots band, soaked in the traditions of American music, with all the guts of rock and roll and all the soul of the wandering troubadour. But somewhere along the way, that troubadour turned off the road and, from the melting pot of New Orleans, began a new journey that would take the Groanbox sound to new and unexplored places.
Storming Gypsy folk music, dark and twisting melodies and intense breaks makes Buffos Wake head and shoulders above your usual gypsy fair, so pack up the caravan Mama, we’re headin’ to the hills! Brighton, UK 2010 Nathan Carter - vox, guitar Becca Wright - violin Tom Bailey - double bass Briony Dace - accordion Jack E - guitar Daniel Davis - cajon, percussions gypsy folk cabaret buffo wake brighton uk horror circus gypsy punk
Uniko is a seven-part work composed by Pohjonen and Kosminen which had its World Premiere concert with Kronos Quartet at the prestigious Helsinki Festival in 2004. Subsequent Uniko performances took place in Moscow, Norway and eventually led to its North American Premiere with three sold-out concerts at the BAM NEXT WAVE Festival in New York in 2007. Uniko was recorded at Avatar Studios in NYC immediately following the BAM concerts with production by Iceland’s Valgeir Sigurdsson, known for his work with Björk and others.
Gabriel Yared (Arabic: جبرائيل يارد) (born 7 October 1949) is a Lebanese-French composer, best known for his work in French and American cinema. Born in Beirut, Lebanon, his work in France included the scores for Betty Blue and Camille Claudel. He later began working with American film directors, winning an Oscar for his score for The English Patient and a nomination for The Talented Mr. Ripley and Cold Mountain.
Sylvia Hallett studied music at Dartington, and then spent two years studying composition with Max Deutsch in Paris. She now works both as a composer and as an improviser, and has had pieces performed in Britain and Europe. She has played in many international festivals since the late 1970s, working with several well-known and respected musicians, including Lol Coxhill, Maggie Nicols, Phil Minton, Evan Parker, and the groups Accordions Go Crazy, LaXula, British Summer Time Ends, The London Improvisers Orchestra, and the London Hardingfelelag.
Dave Thomas is an English Pianist/Accordionist already familiar to many fans of French composer Yann Tiersen from his popular YouTube account - on which he covers, entirely by ear, works from the critically acclaimed Amelie soundtrack with an astonishing degree of musicality and touch. Dave is currently attempting to forge a solo career from a rapidly growing fanbase.
Steve Riley is an accordionist, singer, fiddler, record producer, member of the swamp pop group Lil’ Band ‘o’ Gold, and leader of Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys. Born in Mamou, Louisiana in 1969, Riley drew upon traditional Cajun close-knit family influences. He started singing at age three and playing the accordion at age seven, and at age fifteen Riley was performing in Dewey Balfa’s band.