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Paris Angels

Rikki Turner - Vocals, Wind Instruments
Jayne Gill - Vocals, Percussion
Steven Tajti - Keyboards, Programming
Scott Carey - Bass, Harmonicas
Mark Adj - Rhythm Guitar, Percussion
Simon Worrall - Drums, More Drums
Paul Wagstaff - Guitar, Noises Being regulars of the Boardwalk and Hacienda clubs had more of an influence on Paris Angels' sound than the music they actually listened to. Paris Angels signed to Sheer Joy records home of a disgruntled ex-Factory employee introduced Paris Angels to Michael Johnson (the man behind Blue Monday) and before you could say Moo to a Moog...

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Lettuce

(...)It was 1992 at the Berklee School of Music, and a few high school summer session kids exploded onto the Boston jazz scene with killer chops and bottomless energy. Drawn together at the altar of funky soul, Eric Krasno, Sam Kininger, Adam Deitch, Erick Coomes, Jeff Bhasker, and Ryan Zoidis began taking over local clubs and jam nights on borrowed sound equipment. Brash and precocious, the guys always got what they needed: "Let us borrow your gear." "Let us play one more tune." "Let us crash on your couch." Thus Lettuce ("Let us...") was born, and the funky gospel found another apostle.

Read more about Lettuce on Last.fm.

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Glenn Lewis

Glenn Lewis (born Glen Ricketts on March 13, 1975 in Toronto, Canada) is a soul singer and songwriter. Originally planning to pursue a career in animation as a teenager, Lewis instead decided to focus on music. His father was a member of the musical group Crack of Dawn. Lewis has cited Stevie Wonder as his biggest inspiration, and Glenn has often been compared to him because of their similarities in their tones. Glenn singing first garnered attention when he won a high-school talent contest by covering Wonder's "I Just Called to Say I Love You".

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Jazz

There are two bands with the name Jazz.

1. JAZZ is a band from Spokane, WA consisting of four losers trying to do something important with their lives.

Ben Smith - Drums
Alex Paul - Bass
Adam Price - Guitar, vocals
Ramsey Troxel - Guitar, Vocals

2. The former Belgian band called "The Names" lived a second incarnation as "Jazz" in the second part of the nineties. Their style remains similar although adapted to the new decade. The Names was maybe the most artistic band from the Disques del Crepuscule (the Belgian sideproject of Factory Records).

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Sophie Solomon

Sophie Solomon is a singer-songwriter/violinist born in the United Kingdom, who fuses many different musical influences into her music. Sophie Solomon began playing the violin at the age of two. At four she met Yehudi Menuhin and was taken to see the great cellist Mstislav Rostropovich. For the first five years she played totally by ear, learning to read music at the age of seven. Even though the National Children's Orchestra and ProCorda said she was one of the most promising violinists of her...

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Satellites of the Sun

Satellites of the Sun hail from Salisbury in the South of England. With drummer Andy completing the line up early in 2008 the band spent much of the year putting together a set of songs that mix power and melody, and can often climb from subtle beginnings to a crescendo of sound. The songs on this page were recorded live in the studio and are an attempt to capture the band in their natural environment - live performance. A handful of shows have already had people taking notice. Andy Clements - Drums / Vocals

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David Sanborn

David Sanborn (born July 30, 1945) is an American saxophonist, most commonly associated with smooth jazz and pop-jazz fusion, along with a slight rock 'n' roll/r and b style. He was born in Tampa, Florida and grew up in Kirkwood, Missouri. Sanborn, who suffered from polio in his youth, has been a highly regarded session player since the mid 1970s. One of his first professional gigs was as a member of Paul Butterfield's band.

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Bohren & der Club of Gore

Bohren & der Club of Gore are a band founded in 1992 in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany by Thorsten Benning (drums), Morten Gass (keys), Reiner Henseleit (guitar), and Robin Rodenberg (upright / double bass). They play a crossover of and , which they self described as an "unholy ambient mixture of ballads, Black Sabbath and down tuned Autopsy sounds". Over the years they have continously reduced and compressed their music to extremes.

Read more about Bohren & der Club of Gore on Last.fm.

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Urban Knights

Urban Knights is urban, R&B, smooth jazz band. The Urban Knights is an all-star smooth jazz band which features one of jazz greats, pianist Ramsey Lewis. Their first self-titled debut album in 1995 included prominent musicians Grover Washington Jr., Omar Hakim, Victor Bailey and the Emotions to name a few. Other great musicians have collaborated throughout the years with the Urban Knights such as Maurice White (Earth, Wind & Fire), Gerald Albright, Najee, Jonathan Butler, Norman Brown, Dave Koz, Fareed Haque, and Earl Klugh.

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Kenny Love

The multi-talented, multifaceted Kenny Love admits that he enjoys composing, recording and producing equally because each contains its own unique and separate element and experience. His choice of music for his own listening pleasure is jazz, and he describes his personal genre as Jazz/World Hybrid, stating “My sound was developed after I discovered the amazing 'coloring' that can be affected and executed via inverted 7th, 9th, and 11th chords within a musical composition.”

Read more about Kenny Love on Last.fm.

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