If you haven’t already heard of Hayes Carll, you soon will. In the three years since his self-released second album, Little Rock became available, Carll has toured relentlessly in North America and abroad (performing over two hundred shows a year), founded a successful singer-songwriter music festival on the Gulf Coast of Texas, secured a record deal with Lost Highway Records, and has even seen Little Rock become the first self-released album to reach #1 on the Americana Music Chart. He’s only getting started.
Glaswegian singer songwriter Michael Hargan will have you mesmerised during his live performance. Equally at home playing solo, with a band or a string quartet, no 2 shows are ever the same and his ability to turn a 3 minute song into a 15 minute improvisation is a focal point in his live show. Inspired by the spirit of bands like U2, Counting Crows, Pearl Jam, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash and The Frames, Hargan takes hold of his audience during his live shows and let's them go when he decides.
Ari Hest is an American singer-songwriter. Born in the Bronx and raised in a musical environment (his father is a professor of music, his mother a professional singer), Hest began writing songs for the guitar in his mid-teens. Despite his parents' professional interests, Hest considers himself a self-taught musician. Hest is a 2002 graduate of New York University. A veteran of the small club circuit, particularly in and around his native New York City, Hest recorded and issued his first three albums on his own.
April Maybe May (ex Fallen Leaves) are Rosie Hillman (vocals and acoustic guitar) and Matt Kassell (electric guitar and backing vocals) from the UK. '...April Maybe May turn in their songs with a natural, crystalline passion. Lyrically bright and seriously happy go lucky with lovelorn undertones it’s marvelous stuff...' - Manchester Music
Haruko is a German acoustic folk artist who identifies closely with contemporary US artists like Mariee Sioux, Alela Diane, Bonny 'Prince' Billy and Joanna Newsom. Her 10-track debut album, "Wild Geese", was released in June 2009 on Bracken Records.
The former alias of Dan Snaith, an electronic musician from Dundas, Ontario, Canada. Snaith renamed himself Caribou in 2004 under threat of an American lawsuit by Richard "Handsome Dick" Manitoba, who had used the surname professionally since the 1970s but has not released any music as a solo artist. Manitoba's critically acclaimed album "Up In Flames" has since been re-released under the Caribou name and listed as such in discographies.
HOLLY IS EXCITED TO BE IN THE STUDIO RECORDING WITH GRAMMY-AWARD WINNING PRODUCER "KIPPER" (Sting,Mary J Blige,Clay Aiken). Holly has been gigging throughout this year at many London venues, including The Bedford, Cafe de Paris, The Blag Club, Sound, Soho Revue Bar and many more. She has also been writing for Grammy award winning RnB production duo "The Heavyweights" (NeYo, Rihanna). "Holly Rubenstein is a musician's musician.
Arto Lindsay (born May 28, 1953, Richmond, Virginia) is an American guitarist, singer, record producer and experimental composer. He's probably best known as a founding member of the influential no wave band DNA, though his work after DNA has been quite prolific. He has a distinctive soft voice and an often noisy, self-taught guitar style comprised almost entirely of extended techniques, described by Brian Olewnick "studiedly naïve ... sounding like the bastard child of Derek Bailey"; his guitar work is contrasted frequently with gentler, sensuous Brazilian music themes.
There is more than one artist with this name: 1. Canadian frontman of The Tea Party.
2. A musician from Dublin, Ireland.
3. An American singer and drummer.
4. Lead artist behind the band Idaho 1) Jeff Martin was the lead vocalist and frontman of the Canadian rock band The Tea Party who is currently based in Perth, Australia. After the band broke up in 2005 he launched a solo career, and released his first solo album titled Exile and the Kingdom in April 2006.
This Way Up are a band from the Herts and Essex area. They formed in late 2006 and have recently recorded a new demo which can be found at www.myspace.com/thiswayupuk.
The band consists of Polly Hardy-Johnson on vocals, Reece Akhtar on Guitar, Sean Evans on Guitar, Tim Mcdonnell on Drums and Jason Langdon on Bass.
The group have been likened to Kate Nash fronting a rock/metal band and are praised for their vocal and guitar melodies over hard rock and metal riffs and drums.