Intimate and playful, placid and serene. Melancholy and dark, with occasional hints of passing sadness. This is the sound of Sydney Wayser, a twenty year-old singer-songwriter who with her French father and American mother has lived her life between Paris and Los Angeles. Sydney
In 2008, Emil Brynge relocated to London from his native Sweden, having already performed in the UK at various gigs and festivals since 2006. His songs and lyrics are infused with his reverence for nature, and a deep interest in visual art inspired him to write a song about Brancusi's sculpture 'Bird In Space'. As a guitarist, Brynge's finger-picking style is strongly influenced by musicians such as Nick Drake, Robin Williamson, Bert Jansch and The Incredible String Band. He also plays several other instruments including sitar, violin and piano.
Weddings Parties Anything, often known as WPA and Weddoes, is an Australian folk rock band formed by Mick Thomas in Melbourne in 1985 and continuing until 1998. Their name came from a Clash song ("Revolution Rock") and musicologist Billy Pinnell described their first album as the best Australian rock debut since Skyhooks' Living in the '70s. WPA initially gained a reputation as a hot new band through their constant touring in their early days, however they never really became a commercial success.
1. Penny Century consists of five northern youngsters hailing from Ostersund, Sweden. They are first and foremost dear friends, but also happen to share a huge love for pop-music. So writing and performing songs together came along rather natural, and the band Penny Century were soon formed. The guitarists and songwriters Erik Persson and Kim Fastesson are also members of local rockband Archer and the rhythm-section, Pontus Sillren and Martin Soderin used to play in various odd, experimental groups when they were younger.
The Folksmen were a fictional folk trio from the film A Mighty Wind (2003). They were a parody of popular folk combos of the early 1960s such as The Kingston Trio and The Brothers Four. The Folksmen were played by Michael McKean, Christopher Guest and Harry Shearer, better known as another fictional group: Spinal Tap.
Walking Wounded are a 5 piece band from East London playing a wide variety of original material from Rock to Arabic, Reggae to Balkan, Celtic to Ska and more…
They feature accordion, guitar, harmonica, bass, percussion and harmony vocals.
Don’t be fooled – despite their eclecticism the Wounded retain their distinctive sound that makes them instantly recognizable and the band rock with an energy that many an electric band would envy. The band were one of the winners of the 2004 Glastonbury unsigned bands competition and one of The Guardian’s ‘Best of the rest’ at Glastonbury 2004.
Formed by the founding members of Modern Fighting Vehicles, Native Roses has swelled its ranks with such darlings as Jessica and Jasmine (aka Birdy), who has subsequently landed a great solo recording contract with Atlantic. They’ve released a four track EP this year and are cutting a record with critically acclaimed engineer, producer and former member of Roxy Music, Guy Fletcher along with Co- Producer and multi platinum songwriter and former member of Dire Straits, John Illsley. Native Roses are Jacob Stevens, James Knaggs, Jessica Illsley and Moses Bogarde.
Jackie Greene is a singer-songwriter playing folk or roots rock music. Greene, was born on November 27, 1980 and was brought up in Cameron Park, California. He was interested in music from an early age. As a child, he taught himself to play the piano and subsequently the guitar. At 16 he started sitting in for local bands. As he got older he started composing his own songs and ended up playing in coffee-houses. He recorded a demo in his garage called
The band Hjaltalín (Fix your tags!) began as a one-act thing in the music scene of MH, a Reykjavik gymnasium that is renowned for harboring musicians. Things have evolved since then, personnel changed, and the band has actually changed course regarding musical styles in the meantime, although the band is certainly hard to categorize with influences ranging from modern indie rock to 60’s pop music to classical music.