Geoff Baker is a California-based singer/songwriter who has released three CDs to date: "Patriot Acts" (2004), "Know the Rain Here" (2004), and "Adding Up the Everything We Lost" (2008). (A different Geoff Baker, based in Ohio, released the CD, "Alone at Night: A Vampire's Tale.") "Patriot Acts" (2004) is a five-song EP about America under the reign of George W. Bush, written in the tradition of Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, and Billy Bragg.
Julia Harris was born in Cardiff but spent the first few years of her life in Cape Town, South Africa whale watching and riding on the cable car up to Table Mountain. Life growing up in South Wales was full of adventure too, camping, singing around bonfires, mud sliding down hills in the country and putting on talent shows for the local kids in the street. At 7 Julia was given a Casio VL-1 Keyboard from Santa and started playing along to her parents record collection. Zeppelin, Floyd, Squeeze, Paul Simon and Motown classics made a big impact on her.
The Tealeaves sound is inspired by the era of the great singer-songwriters, including Cat Stevens, Simon & Garfunkel and Don McLean. Their music overflows with melody, harmony and lyrical honesty, and has been described as
Sophie has always sort of written songs since year 9 when her mum passed down the 40-year-old Yamaha she played at uni. After 6 years of churning out some hearty angst heard thankfully by few, it's taken her till the very end of her own first year at university to actually pen something half-decent. Since then she has started to find the music she really loves and has been letting it shape some songs she feels more able to play in public.
Steve Thompson is an independent singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist currently based in western Pennsylvania. In late 2004, he released his debut - The Enigmatic Standard (EP). Thompson has since released three full albums - Allusions To A God, Score, and NoVA. Each release by Thompson has showcased a different sound in the music ranging from folk rock to electronica. His live band features Stephen Peck (ex-Zao) on drums, Dave Trinh (ex-States of Melba) on saxophone, and Tony Regola on bass.
Phildel is an up-and-coming musician from London. Phildel is a compound name - made up of her two parents' names: Philip and Della. Her father is Hong Kong Chinese and her mother is Irish. Despite being off to a good start, at the age of 8, Phildel's life spiraled into what can only be described as a Dickensian-style story. Her mother married a religious fundamentalist. Her name/religion/lifestyle/dress-code were changed by force,, all of her possessions seized and music became a forbidden evil within the household.
Matthew Carr is a songwriter from Wales. He is the singer with alt-country band Speeder and ambient folk band Spader.
The State Broadcasters began as a song writing project in 2004 when songwriter Graeme Black met multi-instrumentalists Pete MacDonald. After some low key live performances the duo realised they enjoyed performing the songs themselves and began to piece together a full band. In the last year The State Broadcasters have developed into a formidable live band producing an original and eclectic brand of Americana folk pop.
Hoshal Patrick are a London-based unsigned two-man duo consisting of Alex Mummery and James Shedden. They started making music shortly after meeting in Cambridge in 2005. They now live in North London where they write, record, produce and perform their songs.