There are two bands called No Island: The first is an independent rock band based in Vancouver, Canada; the second is hardcore band based in Glasgow, Scotland that chose the same name 2 years later. 1. Vancouver-based No Island delivers a new brand of rock that blurs the lines between genres and generations. With carefully-crafted original songs and a unique sound complimented by keyboards and saxophone, No Island’s approach to rock is catchy, powerful, and sophisticated all at once.
Masaaki Suzuki is an organist, harpsichordist and conductor, and the founder and musical director of the Bach Collegium Japan. He was born in Kobe to parents who were both Christian and amateur musicians. He studied composition and organ at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, and was later taught harpsichord and organ by Ton Koopman and Piet Kee at the Sweelink Conservatory in Holland. In 1993 he began teaching at Kobe University, and founded the Bach Collegium in 1990. The group began giving concerts regularly in 1992, and made its first recordings three years later.
Landmarq Since its formation in 1990, UK-based Landmarq has so far released six CD albums, two of which have been recorded live at various concerts in the UK and Europe. Initially signing to a Dutch record company then forming their own label, Synergy Records, the band have firmly established themselves within the world of Progressive rock, though their style may also extend into AOR, Melodic Rock, Hard Rock and even a slightly jazzy edge...
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Stebmo is the solo project of instrumentalist Steve Moore. His first album, Stebmo is due out on Southern Lords Records in April 2008. Recently, Steve Moore has been recording and touring with Earth and Sunn O))). Steve Moore has also contributed to work by Sufjan Stevens and Laura Viers among others. Steve Moore shares a name with a member of Zombi, but although their music may share some similarity in terms of the instrumentalism, they are different people.
Richard Egarr is a British keyboard performer and conductor. He received his musical training as a choirboy at York Minster, at Chetham's School of Music in Manchester, and as organ scholar at Clare College, Cambridge. His study with Gustav Leonhardt further inspired his work in the field of historical performance. Egarr has worked with all types of keyboards and performed repertoire ranging from fifteenth-century organ intabulations to Dussek and Chopin on early pianos, to Berg and Maxwell Davies on modern piano.
Lawrence Elliott Willis (born December 20, 1940 in New York, NY) is an American jazz pianist and composer. He has performed in a wide range of styles, including jazz fusion and rock. After his first year studying music theory at the Manhattan School of Music he began performing regularly with Jackie McLean. After he graduated he made his first jazz recording, McLean's Right Now!, which featured two of Willis' compositions.
one: Owl Eyes is Brooke Addamo, a 19 year old Melbourne singer/songwriter who threads elaborate fantasies of escapism in fictional worlds into breezy, intelligent indie-pop songs. Although she was eliminated from Australian Idol, where she was a contestant during season 6, she is now paving her own way up the charts. On her EP Faces, she teamed up with producer Jan Skubiszewski (The Cat Empire, Phrase, Kram , and has been described as a "honey-voiced Melbournite who has a habit of conjuring up wistful, dreamy pop tunes."
Martin Bramah teamed up with Una Baines to form The Blue Orchids late in 1979, in Manchester, England. Bramah’s voice whether wailing, shouting, or calling is always looking for a different angle, another way of being. Una’s strung-out keyboard playing, flowing and soaring, weaving around Martin’s inventive, discordant guitar patterns. The overall effect created a madcap cathedral of sound.