Randy Newman writes mordant, ironic, concise songs with chromatic twists worthy of George Gershwin and Kurt Weill. He sings in a deep drawl and accompanies himself on piano (Fats Domino was an early hero) and often tours alone. Newman tends to write lyrics about characters usually bordering on the pathological: bigots, perverts, slaveship captains, ELO fans. While this practice tends to limit his pop appeal, a few of his songs have been widely covered, and he has a solid cult following.
Elizabeth Shepherd pushes the boundaries of what is considered conventional jazz, all the while creating a sound completely her own. From London to Tokyo, Elizabeth has captivated audiences and critics on both sides of the pond. Her Juno nominated debut album, Start To Move continues to receive critical acclaim, and was voted the Top 3 Jazz Albums of the Year by the listeners of the Gilles Peterson show on BBC Radio 1 UK in 2006.
Egberto Amin Gismonti (born December 5, 1947 in Carmo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) is a brazilian composer, guitarist and pianist. Gismonti began his formal music studies at the age of six on piano. After studying classical music for 15 years, he went to Paris to study orchestration and analysis with Nadia Boulanger and the composer Jean Barraqué, a disciple of Arnold Schönberg and Anton Webern. After his return to Brazil, Gismonti began to explore other musical genres.
Walsh studied classical piano with Carol Stone and W.O. Smith at Tennessee State University; played gigs with Roy Orbison and Jimmy Webb; wrote songs for Waylon Jennings, Jessi Colter, The Amazing Rhythm Aces and others, and spent 25 years making a living in Nashville recording studios.
He has toured Europe with Gretchen Peters eight times since '04, and continues to record and tour internationally and domestically with her.
Moya is a one-man musical project. It was started in the spring of 2005 in Belarus by 19-year old Vasil Maronau. Moya's music is changing and will continue to change. The official website is www.moyaband.com
Sabrina Chap is a Chicago born, NY based neo-vaudevillian chanteuses. She has been called many things. A mix between Julie Andrews and Divine. A sexy Tom Lehrer. A post-modern Cirkus MILF. Whatever you call her, this insane sex bomb of hilarity is bringing her whiskey soaked vocals and piano driven tunes to her second studio album, a ridiculous explosion of politics, horns and wit called,
‘I don’t care what it is, care what it looks like/Don’t care how long it took/I care if it sells/... I don’t care how hard you work/I care if you’re gonna be a celebrity’ ‘home truths’ Rowen Bridler is one of the few singer-songwriters who write with a sense of humour about politics, the music industry and the cult of celebrity. Starting out with a poetic style, her early recorded work was difficult to categorise with a wide varity of classic and modern influences.
There are several artists by this name: 1. Three Albums From Chris Anderson who teamed up with DJ Robbie for some hot dance releases 2. Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief of Wired Magazine. I wrote The Long Tail, which first appeared in Wired in October 2004 3. Chris Anderson, composer/playwright and independent musician, who wrote "WAiT - it's a musical!" independent musician E. Christine (Chris) Anderson, is a pop rock exploration of the Biblical story of Jesus' birth. Anderson won a GRAMMY IN THE STREETS award (Baltimore,2003) for her song, "Their Leader" from this project.