Robert Wyatt, born Robert Ellidge, in Bristol on 28 January 1945, is an English musician, and a former member of the influential Canterbury scene band Soft Machine. As a teenager, he lived with his parents in a fourteen-room Georgian guest-house, Wellington House, in Lydden near Canterbury. Here he was taught the drums by visiting American jazz drummer George Niedorf. In 1962, Wyatt and Niedorf moved to Majorca where they stayed with the poet Robert Graves. The following year, Wyatt returned to England and joined the Daevid Allen Trio with Daevid Allen and Hugh Hopper.
Pollyanna is the name of two musical artists : *Existing in the mid to late 90s, but still popular today, Pollyanna were an Australian indie/alternative rock band. The band consisted of, at various times, Matt Handley, Maryke Stapleton, Ace Moley, Andy Strachan, Shaun Lohoar, Glenn Maynard and Serge Luca.
see here: http://www.amo.org.au/artist.asp?id=1551
They were originally a Sydney band but then later relocated to Melbourne (in 1997).
Keith Caputo is a singer/songwriter from Brooklyn, NY, best known as the lead singer of the metal/hard-rock band Life of Agony. Caputo is also a well established solo artist, especially in Europe. He has toured with numerous well-known bands such as Coldplay and Travis. As of 2008, Caputo has released three full length albums, namely Died Laughing (2000), Hearts Blood On Your Dawn (2006) and A Fondness For Hometown Scars (2008). Other releases include Died Laughing Pure (2001), Perfect Little Monsters (2002) and Live Monsters (2004).
My Friend Marx is the debut album from the freshest Irish voice of 2011. Marc O’Reilly’s roots may lie in Waterford and France, but his sound rests somewhere between the American-influenced folk blues of Peter Green and contemporaries such as Ray LaMontagne and Gomez. Following stints in different alt/rock bands, Marc began to make his mark in 2010 as a solo performer, playing at last summer’s Electric Picnic festival and supporting fellow Irish songwriters including David Kitt.
If you are reading this while listening to your mp3s, your artist tag is wrong.
The right tag is "Bridget St. John". On the original vinyl copy of "Songs For The Gentle Man, her name is Bridget St John on the cover and Bridget St. John on the label. Wikipedia refers to her as Bridget St John, and this is also the name that appears on her songs when they are downloaded from iTunes. Cherry Red Records, who have re-released her original recordings for Dandelion, also refer to her as Bridget St John.
Gruff Rhys is the lead singer of the Welsh band Super Furry Animals. His first solo album, Yr Atal Genhedlaeth preceded his band's LP, Love Kraft, in winter '05. He has just released his second solo effort, Candylion, which includes songs in English, Welsh and Spanish and collaborations with Lisa Jen of 9Bach and Sean O'Hagan of The High Llamas.
More than one artist uses the name St. Vincent. St. Vincent is the band of singer-guitarist-composer Annie Clark, signed to Beggars Banquet. Hailed by the Boston Globe as an "adorably spunky guitar prodigy," 25 year-old Annie has been building a buzz opening for such acclaimed and diverse acts as The National, Television, Arcade Fire, John Vanderslice, Tracy + the Plastics, Death Cab for Cutie, Tuck & Patti, Sufjan Stevens, Midlake and Xiu Xiu.
Cross traditional Irish alt folk with US folk miserabilists such as Smog and the result is this minimal, pared-down, fragile slice of singer-songwriting that no iPod should be without. It may be a style of music that's ten-a-penny these days, but that only makes artists such as Adrian Crowley, who stand out from the crowd, all the more impressive. ALBUM REVIEW: Opening track Bless Our Tiny Hearts is bleak and beautiful, as is the third offering, Star Of The Harbour, both recalling the archetypal forlorn troubadour strumming a lonely guitar on a sea wall as the storm clouds gather.
Cate Le Bon has clocked up quite an impressive musical C.V. She has already supported Gruff Rhys on his UK tour, played Glastonbury, Latitude and The Green Man festival and is now a guest vocalist on Neon Neon’s hit single I Lust U. Her first official release comes in the form of a Welsh EP, ‘Edrych Yn Llygaid Ceffyl Benthyg’ which is a beautifully shonky musical journey from start to finish strung together by Cate Le Bon’s haunting vocals and her unique vocal melodies.