Jon Fazal is a Cardiff based musician. Originally from Bishops Cleeve in Gloucestershire, he has been writing his "heartfelt, intimate and hopeful" songs since he was thirteen years old and has been recording for almost as long. Seven years and 10,000 cups of tea later, Jon can be found performing regularly on Cardiff's open mic scene and busking on the city streets. He even gets proper gigs sometimes.
Major Chord was born in the winter of 2006 on a living room table. It came into existence somewhere between the Minor Key and the Umbilical Cord. Major Chord is sometimes lonely - singing and strumming guitar, but usually wistful harmonies and whimsical violin appear, then occassionally caressed keys, bopping bass and beating drums you hear. Blending folk sugar with hints of tasty pop and a pinch of alt-rock spice, Major Chord creates a warm and vibrant delight.
Growing up on Princeton Street in Santa Monica, twin brothers Jesse & Matt Kivel and childhood friend Ben Usen started playing together as a group in the late 90’s, but officially formed Princeton during a year long stay in London in 2005. With the addition of drummer David Kitz, the band first gained attention in 2008 with the conceptual four-song Bloomsbury EP, a breezy dance-pop confection about the imaginative group of British intellectuals. The band now lives in the Eagle Rock district of LA where their new album (Cocoon of Love) was recorded.
The indie-folk troubador Thomas Jonsson was 2008 listed in the British newspaper The Times as one of six acts who have taken the Swedish pop scene onwards since ABBA. Now in 2010, the time has come to release his fourth solo album 'ARCTIC' (Playground Music) which is the first one to come out under his brand new musical alias I'm Kingfisher (formerly: Thomas Denver Jonsson). Scandinavian Release Oct 18th, The release was followed by touring with Ed Harcourt in Scandinavia. During spring 2011, Arctic is released in UK, Benelux, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and more.
Red Sun Revival are an alternative/gothic rock band formed in London, England in 2011. The line-up consists of vocalist/guitarist Rob Leydon, guitarist Matt Helm, bassist Panos Theodoropoulos, and violinist Christina Emery. The band’s sound is defined by sonorous vocals with intricate, often sparkly guitars which float over driving bass lines and weave amongst haunting violin harmonies. The sound has echoes of the orchestral and choral aspects of film soundtracks and often incorporates elements of folk music.
Treebeard were formed in 1998 by Haze & World Turtle brothers Chris & Paul McMahon plus Paul Chisnell (Haze, Three Legged Cat, Old Pekuliar), Gordon Walker (Ant Hill Mob & guest on World Turtle's 'Wilderness of Eden') and Chris Jellis (Old Pekuliar). The band play original songs and tunes as well as a selection of rock, pop, folk (& even country!) songs in their own inimitable way.
The band describe their style as 'Heavy Wood', acoustic music played on a range of instruments, including guitar, fiddle...
Over the past three albums and five years, Toronto’s Celtic rock band Enter The Haggis has found itself at the center of a grassroots success story ever teetering on the brink of mainstream success. From playing Celtic festivals to headlining them, and from the festival circuit to selling out multiple nights in rock venues, ETH has blazed a path with heavy and almost constant touring up and down the East Coast, to Canada, the West Coast and back again, winning over success one fan, one town, one region at a time.
Amber Webber and Joshua Wells have been playing together for many years as part of Black Mountain. They've toured the world and have played impenetrable space-rock to the unlikeliest of audiences. With an abundance of creative energy to spare, the two decided to start a separate project together, that they named Lightning Dust. Committing themselves to a more simplistic approach with Lightning Dust, Webber and Wells also decided to escape the comforts of their familiar instruments and writing styles.