Born at the tender age of 0, Danny beat his twin brother out into 'the world' to join his older brother & Mum 'n' Dad in the sunny dreamland that is Romford, Essex. Having a Euphonium playing Dad and a music teacher for a Mum, it wasn't long before Danny was mastering the recorder. However, he soon gave it up to pursue Graphic Design (which was and still is his Dad's real job). This pursuit carried on till after A-Levels when Danny decided that being a Graphic Designer was going to be too competitive - so he went for a more realistic career path - being a bass player and songwriter.
Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn was born September 17, 1974, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and has released a number of albums under the K Records label. She has collaborated with her close friend Phil Elvrum of The Microphones and has also worked extensively with The Black Cat Orchestra. Mirah is the youngest of three children and lived in Bala Cynwyd, a suburb of Philadelphia for most of her childhood. She then moved to Olympia, Washington and attended The Evergreen State College. She is modest and deliberate, prefers privacy to invasion and reconciliation to war.
Printed Circuit is a pseudonym of Claire Broadley, a musician from Leeds, UK. She began making music as a solo artist in June 1999, aged 19. During the next five years, she released records on labels like Tigerbeat6, Elefant, 555 and her own label, Catmobile. Her influences are continually taken from diverse sources, most obviously from the Acorn Electron computer games of her youth, but the only real constant is her own ability to tessellate simple melodies into far more complex compositions. A forthcoming album can be pre-ordered at PledgeMusic.com.
Don Ross (born November 19, 1960 in Montreal, Quebec to Scottish and Mi'kmaq parents) is a Canadian fingerstyle guitarist noted for the emotion and intensity of his playing as well as his use of extended technique. Ross' music borrows from rock, jazz, folk and classical music creating a style that he describes as "heavy wood". Ross is the first and only person to twice win the U.S. National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship (1988 and 1996).
The Portlands' Bio The Portlands formed in 2009 in the north-west of England, Manchester, and have toured the world with their distinct brand of Folk Rock 'N' Roll. After sharing studio time with Elbow only three months into their formation at Blueprint Studios, they went on to play some of the most prestigious venues in the country on their first UK Tour, and finished with a 15,000 capacity crowd festival date at the end of summer 2010.
"Sharp, Smart & Snappy!" Huw Stephens Radio 1 -
"No-one makes a noise like this, an enigmatic singer combines brilliantly with wailing guitars to create a catalogue of tunes that convulse like they're in the electric chair."
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"They are Indie, They are Electro, They are Sexy, They are Smart, The sound is Urgent and Fast Paced" Music News Scotland 2010 is set to be the year for Leeds band The Kiara Elles.
It is time to join the Syndicate... Time to take action and get on board... Transvaal Diamond Syndicate (TDS) are the manufacturers of some of Australia's finest foot-stompin' swamp and dirty blues/rock. "They are right up there with The Fumes and Dan Sultan." - Who The Hell July 2009 saw the beginning of a rapid upwards journey for Transvaal Diamond Syndicate, almost immediately garnering attention for their raw, energetic, exciting and often primeval live shows.
Aaron Shanley is a singer-songwriter from Lisburn, Northern Ireland. He has received notable ongoing support from the BBC, including BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio Ulster. Aaron Shanley won the Katherine Brick Young Songwriter of the Year Award in 2010. Aaron Shanley won the 'Best Male Award' at the Access To Music Awards at Birmingham O2 Academy on December 1 2010 hosted by Edith Bowman. Aaron has toured extensively in the US, UK and Ireland in 2010, including dates supporting Kiernan McMullan and Ben Glover.