In existence for about 8 years, 4tRECk / Sam CALLOW makes music based around approaches, such as spontaeneous improvisation, chance, using instruments (piano, guitar, violin, accordion, home-made stringed instruments, percussion, voice..) the "wrong" way, inventive (perhaps illogical) ideas, and detailed composition ... The results are entertaining, with a broad aural palette, and a melancholic undertow.
Accomplished and well-seasoned, Jenny Biddle is one of the most versatile songwriters of her time. With her blistering guitar excursions and heartfelt touch to the piano, the songstress combines her jaw-dropping skills with her fruitful ear for melody, and humble, straight-to-the-core lyrics. Topping it off with her infectious, soulful voice, Jenny offers a vivacious performance that captivates her audience, whether it be beautiful non-nonsense folk, down and dirty blues grooves, rockin
Hailing from Melbourne (Australia), Mal Webb is a world-renowned vocal gymnast, multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter. When live he has a loop pedal that allows him to record a loop live and then sing/play over the top of the loop. Watch this YouTube video for an idea. Aside from solo performance he is also well known for the many bands he has been involved with - most notably Totally Gourdgeous, Oxo Cubans and Bomba.
Having played every den in Manchester over the past couple of years, 22 year old Mancunian Liam Frost released his debut EP, She Painted Pictures, in February 2006 on Lavolta Records. Liam made his live debut at 15 years of (under) age, reeling off fake dates of birth to perform at the infamous Akoustic Anarchy nights at the Star & Garter. After a few years singing in ‘shouty punk bands around Manchester’, Liam went solo in 2003 at the ripe old age of 20.
The band plays a virtuoso and humorous fusion of jazz and bulgarian folk music with influences by rock, pop and oriental music on a very high technical level. It was formed in Trondheim, Norway in 1991 by four students of the Jazz Department at the Conservatory of Music of Trondheim. Saxophonist Haavard Lund left the band during fall of 1995 and Trifon Trifonov from Bulgaria joined as new saxophonist in December 1995. Line Up:
Stian Carstensen: accordion, guitar
On her new album Songs for Bright Street, New York-based singer/songwriter Amy Speace demonstrates why she's quickly become one of her adopted hometown's most celebrated emerging artists. Possessing a commanding voice, a distinctive melodic sensibility and an uncanny knack for nailing complex emotions in song, Speace makes music that's both illuminating and effortlessly accessible. From the rustic rush of "Step Out of the Shade" to the bittersweet lilt of "Water Landing" to the gentle acoustic intimacy of "Two...
Elvis Perkins (born February 9, 1976) is a folk-rock singer-songwriter. He is the son of actor Anthony Perkins (an Academy-award nominated screen actor best known for his role as Norman Bates in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho) and photographer Berry Berenson. He was raised in Los Angeles, California and New York City. Perkins is a great-grandson of the fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli and a nephew of the actress Marisa Berenson.