Previously existing as progressive / melodic house entity Solarity, Dusky are London based musicians Alfie Granger-Howell and Nick Harriman. As comfortable writing elegant orchestral pieces or stirring piano motifs as they are jackin' house and epic techno grooves, their diverse sounds are united by the duo's singular aim - to compose electronic music with depth, soul and originality.
Andy Allo is simply a breath of fresh air. The Cameroonian-born and raised singer-songwriter is one of the music scene’s exciting new artists who is breaking musical boundaries by creating her own soulful path. In 2009 the independent artist debuted her first album UnFresh, a collection of 12 original songs about the whirlwind experience of being in love, losing it while in continuous pursuit of happiness. Her first single from the album is "dreamland" featuring Blu. She has currently finished touring with prince, who is one of her influences and co-writer on her upcoming album.
Betty Wright (born December 21, 1953, in Miami, Florida) is a soul and R&B singer, who influenced a generation of female singer-songwriters and also influenced the world of hip hop, who sampled some of her more famous material. Born singing gospel with the family group, the Echoes of Joy, Wright began switching to R&B music in 1965 when she was only 11. In 1968, she released her first album, My First Time Around, at the age of 15, and scored her first hit, "Girls Can't Do What Guys Can Do". But it was not until the end of 1971 that Wright's most successful phase of her career took place.
Formed in 1986, The Hitman Blues Band played all over the New York metro area before moving on to the UK, Europe, and the rest of the US Eastern Seaboard. While the personnel have changed over the years due to touring demands (except for Russell "Hitman" Alexander), the line-up has always been top notch players with the fire and experience needed to lift up the audience. With four critically acclaimed CDs and extremely successful UK and European tours, The Hitman Blues Band is ready to expand into new markets throughout the US and the rest of the world.
The Early Years Kevin Mark Trail was born and raised in North West London. Trail's music is a mix of soul, reggae, hip hop, R&B and garage, influenced by U.S. R&B and Jamaican reggae. His mother introduced him to reggae and soul from his childhood and lists the likes of John Holt, Bob Marley, Gregory Isaacs and Toots & The Maytals as some of his reggae influences as well as Millie Jackson, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and Donny Hathaway as his soul influences. His influences from today include Cassandra Wilson, OutKast, Jill Scott, N*E*R*D, The Roots, A Tribe Called Quest and Sting.
Musician/producer David Lyttle was born 1984 in Northern Ireland to folk musician parents. Following years performing as a child, he developed an interest in jazz in his teens and began working with key artists worldwide. Now considered an exciting new voice in urban music, his current album 'Interlude' features a range of guests from both urban and jazz music, including Mercury-nominated rapper Soweto Kinch, Irish vocalist Rhea, keyboardist Jason Rebello and bassist Pino Palladino.
Noel Gander...Acoustic/Electric, Slide guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
Dean Baker....Lead Vocals
Mike Skinner..Acoustic/12 String guitars, Banjo, Vocals
Kev Conran....Congas, Djembie, Harmonica, Sax, Vocals
Andy Pilgrim... Drums, Percussion NAVACROSS Were formed around late in 2007 by Noel Gander, Dean Baker and Mike Skinner and enjoyed instant success performing their original Soulful/Folk Rock to audiences at many open mic nights in and around Chelmsford. This led to invitations to perform at larger venues in the area such as The Cramphorn Theatre, The Fleece and The Berwick suite.
There are several (at least 11) artists by the name Lola: 1. Side project of Arthur Russell 2. French-born New York-based singer/songwriter. 3. Hungarian pop singer. (Korsós Judit) 4. Jennifer Lopez' alter-ego in her upcoming music project. 5. Mexican pop singer/actress Eiza Gonzalez (better known as Lola). 6. Danish pop-rock band started in the 90s. 7. Russian alternative rock band. http://www.showcaseyourmusic.com/LOLA
Maxi Priest (born Max Alfred Elliott on June 10, 1961) is a reggae singer from England. Career Of West Indian descent, and the second youngest of nine children, he was born in Lewisham, London. He is known as the 'King of Lovers Rock'. His music is sometimes closer to R&B, and pop, than to reggae music itself. His first major album was the self-titled Maxi Priest (1988) along with his cover of Cat Stevens' Wild World established him as one of the British reggae top singers this internationally acclaimed vocalist, is the only UK reggae act to score an American Billboard Number One.