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John Tams

John Tams (born 16th February, 1949) is an award-winning English actor, singer, songwriter and musician. His contributions to English folk music are legendary. John Tams was a member of Derbyshire folk group Muckram Wakes in the 1970s, then worked with Ashley Hutchings as singer and melodeon-player on albums including 'Son of Morris On', and as a member of the Albion Band. Splitting with Hutchings in the 1980s he formed Home Service. Now a solo performer - fronting a folk-rock band, or in a duo with Barry Coope.

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Nick Smith

After having toured with The Graham Colton Band and Adam Richman, as well as opening for many other acts such as Ari Hest, Ingram Hill, Michael Tolcher, Stephen Kellogg, Matt Wertz, Dave Barnes, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Green Lemon and David Mead, acoustic-pop songster and Oklahoma City native Nick Smith has made a name for himself by touring clubs and universities across the nation, building new fan bases city by city.

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Robby Hecht

Robby Hecht’s music represents a return to the early 70s golden era of acoustic pop where thoughtful, well-crafted lyrics were blended with timeless melodies to impact mainstream music and culture. His debut album Late Last Night, produced by Lex Price (Mindy Smith) and mixed by Roger Moutenot (Yo La Tengo, Josh Rouse), was released in May of 2008 and features an impressive list of guest performers including Mindy Smith, Jeff Coffin, Thad Cockrell, Jill Andrews of The Everybodyfields, John Deaderick (Patty Griffin), Andrea Zonn (James Taylor) and more.

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Tiffany Anders

Tiffany Anders started her recording career at the tender age of five singing and snickering on art rock band Monitor's record, which also included the Meat Puppets first release. It would be a little while before she would record again, doing background vocals for artists such as Dinosaur Jr., Mike Watt, and Mike Johnson. She first started playing guitar at 14, but it would be several years before she would put a band together to play the songs that she had been working on, finally settling on the name Hot White Noon.

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Syren

There are at least three groups known as Syren. 1. Syren is a band featuring members; Luiz Syren Vox (Atlantida and 3LP), Alex Macedo Guitar (Atlantida), Dennis Pombo Guitar (Imago Mortis ), Bruno Coe - Bass (Imago Mortis) and Flávio Pascarillo Drums (Tribuzy and Nordheim). 2. Syren is a pair of Canadian sisters, Fae and Melody, who sing Celtic songs and their own compositions backed up by pennywistles, bodhrans, and acoustic guitars.

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Lucy Zirins

Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tt56SpLqYGA Born in Burnley in NW England, Lucy Zirins is a singer-songwriter influenced by blues, soul, gospel, country, folk & jazz. “I started playing guitar at the age of 12 when my uncle died. When his stuff was cleared out, the guitar and his books… I asked if I could have them. I guess I learned to play guitar to keep his memory alive”.

Read more about Lucy Zirins on Last.fm.

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Dastards

Midlands-based DASTARDS have a unique sound where uplifting vocals are accompanied by tight and rhythmic guitar accompaniment. DASTARDS are one of the UK's hottest new bands. DASTARDS are: Wake - 22, frontman, song writer and rhythm guitarist Jake Bright- 18, bass and backing vocals George Brown - 22, lead guitar DASTARDS have released 3 singles: What I Came For (Wrapped Up) March 2007
Flashlights Oct 2007
Staying Out Feb 2009 [DASTARDS.com]http://www.DASTARDS.com]DASTARDS.com

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Hokie Joint

Hokie Joint, a new band, formed November 2007, are exciting audiences everywhere that they play with their own refreshing brand of raw blues based music. The sound is fresh, vibrant and appealing.
The line up consists of a startling combination of youth and experience.
JoJo provides an expressive visual performance along with a voice that compels anyone to listen to his devilish tones.
Joel’s enthralling guitar playing casts a magical spell impossible to resist.
Stephen drives his rhythmic steam train through it all, pulling more faces than Frankie Howerd on acid.

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Karen Tweed

Accordionist, born in London in 1963, has played with many bands, including Swåp, May Monday, The Poozies, and the Kathryn Tickell Band. Tweed is established as one of the finest exponents of the piano accordion and is also in demand for her work as an arranger, composer and tutor. Her music, which moves with ease between blistering melody lines and soulful backing, has been described as 'mercurial, subtle and astounding'.

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