b. Sheree Sarah Brown, 25th December 1955, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. Los Angeles-based Sheree recorded two albums, in the early Eighties, both for the Capitol imprint. 'Straight Ahead' was released in 1981 and included the songs 'You'll Be Dancing All Night' and 'It's A Pleasure'. 'The Music' followed in 1982 and included 'Happy Music', 'Got To Get Away' and 'On My Way Home' (featuring Stevie Wonder on harmonica). Both albums were showcases for her songwriting abilities, with 'It's A Pleasure' recognized as her finest moment, and later re-recorded by Frances Nero.
1. Country artist. 2. Video game soundtrack composer, with ties to Epic Games, having composed the soundtracks for Jazz Jackrabbit and Epic Pinball. 3. Contestant in the 3rd series of X Factor (UK version), in 2006.
Ed Motta is an mpb / mobo / jazz artist, born Eduardo Motta (17 Aug 1971), in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. At the end of the 80's Ed Motta burst upon the music scene as a major singer and one of Conexão Japeri's composers and producers. He was an instant success on the carioca show circuit and his 1988 debut album, "Conexão Japeri" (Warner), confirmed it. Songs like "Manuel", "Vamos dançar", "Baixo Rio" and "Um love" became big hits. The songs were marked by lavish musicality and introduced strong soul and funk components into the pop-rock scene that was the rage in Brazil at the time.
The Budos Band are an "Instrumental Staten-Island Afro-Soul" outfit recording on the Daptone Records label. The band has eleven members (up to thirteen members at times) who play instrumental music that is self-described as "Afro-Soul," a term and sound which - in a recent interview - baritone saxophone player Jared Tankel elucidates as, being drawn from Ethiopian music the band had been listening to that had a soul undercurrent to it, which the band then "sprinkled a little bit of sweet 60's stuff on top" of.
Darkwave/Gothic Rock band formed in Karlsruhe, Germany in 1993 by Johannes Berthold. Scarcely another band among the German-speaking Alternative /(Dark)Wave-scene has polarized media and audience within the last eighteen years as much as ILLUMINATE. Either praised up to the skies or torn apart as „Schlager“ (a German derogatory term for bad pop songs) – be that as it may, for the last decade, Jo-hannes Berthold and his band have left their mark on the Dark scene...
Enchanting audiences with natural charisma, Cherri Prince delivers her powerful stage performance with breathtaking intimacy. Her vocals have been heard at venues such as Sadlers Wells, The Spitz and Vibe Bar - she is truly captivating.
With a distinctly eclectic style, she exudes creativity and elegance. Her influences are an intricate blend ranging from her heritage to the musical landscape she inhabits. The sound track of her childhood included artist such as Sade, Ella Fitzgerald, Bob Marley, Shirley Brown and Diana Ross and The Supremes.
Roberta Flack (born February 10, 1937 in Asheville, North Carolina) is an American singer. A notable performer in the areas of jazz, soul, and folk. Flack is best known for singles such as "Killing Me Softly With His Song", which won the 1974 Grammy for Record of the Year, and "Where Is the Love", the latter being one of her many duets with Donny Hathaway. She also sung with Peabo Bryson, who sung with Moses Dillard's Band on the Chitlin' Circuit, , and played constantly at 'The Ghana ' night club in Greenville, South Carolina, Peabo's hometown, before Peabo got famous with Roberta Flack.
There is more than one band with the name "Loose Ends". One of the top British dance and urban contemporary trios in the early '80s, Loose Ends formed in London. They were originally called Loose End, and included Carl McIntosh, Jane Eugene, and Steve Nichol. Virgin signed them in 1981, and their debut was written by Chris and Eddie Amoo of the Real Thing. The group changed its name to Loose Ends in 1983, and signed with MCA in America in 1984. Their single "Hanging on a String (Contemplating)" topped the R&B charts in 1985, and they repeated that achievement in 1986 with "Slow Down.
Los Angeles based singer-songwriter Beth Hart, known for her raw and powerful blues-rock sound, wraps her expressive vocals around classic soul cover album Don’t Explain—an album that grew out of her friendship with blues-rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa. Produced by Kevin Shirley (Joe Bonamassa, Led Zeppelin, Black Crowes), the album features Hart’s interpretations of ten soulful blues songs, with Bonamassa on guitar and his ace band filling out the tracks.