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Catherine Tran

Born to Vietnamese parents in the seaside resort of Eastbourne on the south coast of England, Catherine first began performing live in public at 14 and from the age of 16, earned her apprenticeship as a solo artist by playing famous intimate acoustic London venues such as The 12 Bar Club and The Kashmir Klub. Soon after, Catherine tour supported Van Morrison, Al Stewart, Loudon Wainwright III and Ed Harcourt.

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Amanda Palmer

Amanda Palmer is the singer and pianist of The Dresden Dolls. Born in 1976, she grew up in Lexington, Massachusetts and received her B.A. from Wesleyan University. She attended Lexington High School, where she was very involved in the drama department. Amanda sometimes has Lexington High School students perform drama pieces at her shows. Before she was in the Dresden Dolls she was in a band called "Amanda Palmer and the Void". In October of 2000 she met Brian Viglione, a drummer; together they formed the Dresden Dolls.

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John Legend

John Stephens (born December 28, 1978 in Springfield, Ohio), better known as John Legend, is a Grammy award winning R&B singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, poet and actor signed to Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music label. Prior to the release of his debut album Get Lifted in 2004, Legend's career gained momentum through a series of successful collaborations with multiple established artists such as Jay-Z, Alicia Keys and Lauryn Hill. He released his second album, Once Again in 2006, and his latest release, 2008's Evolver showcased a more experimental and upbeat side of Legend.

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Stephen Fearing

Born in Canada, but raised in Ireland for a large part of his life, Stephen Fearing's music is painted by a deep respect for his homeland, and told through deeply personal folk songs. Up until 2006 Fearing has released a total of seven albums, from 1988's 'Out to Sea', all the way up to the recent release, 'Yellowjacket'. Fearing's distinct musical style is punctuated by his method of playing an accompanying beat on his guitar as he strums it. He has toured Canada numerous times and worked with a number of Canadian musicians ranging from Sarah McLachlan to Colin Linden.

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Dave Abrams

Dave is a young Singer/Songwriter from the Milton Keynes area. He has been writing his own music since 2009 and has been playing the guitar for long before that. Dave's influences include a variety of artists from different genres, but his inspiration comes from the folky side of things. Dave's music is primarily acoustic but he has been branching out to include other timbres to live out his musical vision.

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Camille

There are four artists who have recorded as Camille: 1. Camille Dalmais, a one time political science student, whose first album, Le Sac Des Filles, was released in 2002.
Then, she was part of Marc Collin's Nouvelle Vague project, which consists of old new-wave songs transformed into bossa nova. In 2005, Camille released Le fil.
This is a concept album, built on one note (a "B") that starts at the beginning of the album and stops at its end.
All the songs of the album are constructed on the voice of Camille with only one instrument (double-bass, and sometimes a keyboard).

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Black Eyes And Neckties

Currently one of the best live acts from the (US) Pacific Northwest, Black Eyes & Neckties (or ‘BENt’ as they are known to some) merge dark garage punk and horror rock with an infectious frantic energy. They have won the award for “best Rock Band” five years in a row! (2004-2008) as voted on by the readers of Bellingham, WA’s local monthly What’s Up! Magazine. They have recently signed with William Morris Agency UK and are embarking on their first UK tour in May of 2009.

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Beverley Craven

Beverley Craven is a British singer, born 28 June 1963 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. She had her greatest success in the early 1990s, and is best known for the hit "Promise Me" which hit Number 3 in the UK singles chart in 1991. Craven achieved another five entries in the same chart over the next two years. After meeting backstage at a Tears for Fears concert, Craven is married to singer/songwriter Colin Campsie, and the couple have three daughters.

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Jeff Tweedy

Jeff Tweedy (born August 25, 1967 in Belleville, Illinois, United States) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and poet best known for his work with the group Wilco. Tweedy also founded (along with Jay Farrar) the alternative country group Uncle Tupelo, and is a member of Golden Smog, an occasional musical collective whose shifting personnel also includes members of The Jayhawks, Soul Asylum and The Replacements.

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