Jamie N Commons is a 20 year old singer songwriter currently studying music at Goldsmiths, University of London. He takes his influences from rock and folk backgrounds, whilst being a classically trained opera singer, to create a truly distinctive sound.
Among the gypsy jazz musicians that play guitar in the style of Django Reinhardt, there are a few that really stand out. Lollo a Dutch gypsy was raised on gypsy Jazz and started playing at the age of 12 with members of his family. Lollo made his goal in life to carry on the music of Django Reinhardt. His technique and suppleness are amazing, his music refreshing, not the standard tunes that are often heard in this genre.
Arnold Dreyblatt (b. New York City, 1953) is an American composer and visual artist. He studied with Pauline Oliveros, La Monte Young, and Alvin Lucier and has been based in Berlin, Germany since 1984. His compositions are based on harmonics, and thus just intonation, played either through a bowing technique he developed for his modified bass, a children's piano he specially tuned, or conventional instruments.
Iain Archer is a singer/songwriter from northern ireland, who was once a member of the indie band Snow Patrol. Iain comes from a musical background and released several solo albums in the mid 90s on the small Scottish independent label Sticky Music. After a stint with Snow Patrol and a side project with Snow Patrol's frontman Gary Lightbody in reindeer section, he returned to his solo career. In 2004 he released his album Flood The Tanks. In 2005 Iain picked up an Ivor Novello Award as part of the songwriting team behind Snow Patrol's Final Straw album.
The United Kingdom. A melting pot of a series of wholly different areas, it is a bastion of eclectic art, music, and food - drawing on its own history of romanticism and philosophy to stand out as a tour de force of positivity in the most negative of times. Nestled within its heart, an uprising of emotionally-charged lyrics have flowed out with serene guitar work and accentual worldly instruments to write a new definition of what it is to be insightful.
As co-workers of the legendary, snobby Amsterdam-based record store Concerto long-time friends Z!P and Tom Waist met each other musically mid-2007 through the release of a mix cd by Boris Dlugosch entitled Radio Disco. Intrigued by the shocking similarity in taste for electronic music, the two decided to do a few mix sessions together.
Tom Waist had, by that time, been dj-ing for about four years without getting any real exposure.