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Sophie Yau

SOPHIE YAU\SOFEE YOW\,n. [F. SOFIE, L. SOPHY] London based indie folk pop singer-songwriter. Ridiculously short-sighted and permanently big-haired, Sophie Yau is a kaleidoscope of talent, charm and blithe sagacity. Can be found staring longingly at a pair of over-priced shoes at any London shoe-shop. Tough like a 3 day old biscuit gone stale in the sun; kind like the young man that gives you his seat on the tube, Sophie sings about French monasteries and carbon footprints. She also follows laineygossip.com obsessively.

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Bruce Cockburn

Bruce Cockburn, (pronounced "CO-burn"), has had a long and distinguished career with much success in his native Canada. His first albums were fairly straight ahead folk music spotlighting his brilliant guitar playing. In fact, there were a good number of instrumental guitar numbers on those early recordings. A Christian element came into his music around the time of the album Salt, Sun And Time, and over time his writing has taken on a stronger and stronger political orientation.

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The Hoons

The Hoons are a rock/pop/dance, country crossover band.
They started out making music in 2005 after meeting at a pigeon fanciers club in Coventry. It was during an impulsive vocal jam session in the club toilet that these boys realised, if they put their heads together, great things would surely come. In the beginning the band consisted of, Steve Thompson on bass, drums, banjo and falseto vocals.
Noelynoel on kazoo, washboard, litter tray and trumpet.

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Quandrant

Quandrant are a four-piece band hailing from Liverpool, England. The band formed in January 2009. Comprised of drummer David Stephenson, guitarist Rob Hamer, singer Lloyd Rock and bassist Stephen Burns. The band have a genuine passion for music, write, perform and record all their own material

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John Scofield

John Scofield (born December 26, 1951 in Dayton, Ohio) is a jazz guitarist and composer, who played and eventually collaborated with Miles Davis. A bebop master, Scofield is simultaneously well acquainted with R&B and blues styles which he mixes seamlessly with his jazz playing. He recorded with Charles Mingus in 1976, and replaced Pat Metheny in Gary Burton's quartet. In autumn 1976 he signed a contract with Enja Records, and he released his first album East Meets West in 1977. In 1979 he formed a trio with Steve Swallow and Adam Nussbaum.

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Vanderbuyst

Vanderbuyst is a Dutch Hard Rock band formed in 2008 by guitarist Willem Verbuyst (ex-Powervice). He’s joined by Barry van Esbroek on drums and Jochem Jonkman on both bass and lead vocals. Vanderbuyst are a power trio that advocate a mix of 70s/80s Hard Rock, Classic Rock and early NWOBHM. Inspired by bands like UFO, Rainbow, Thin Lizzy, Deep Purple, Van Halen, and ZZ Top, Vanderbuyst aren’t for you if you’re looking for the latest Nu-Metal and Gothic sounds. However, if you like your Hard Rock old school, Vanderbuyst is all you need.

Read more about Vanderbuyst on Last.fm.

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Robert Fripp

Robert Fripp (born 16 May 1946 in Wimborne Minster, Dorset, England) is a guitarist, composer and a record producer, perhaps best known for being the guitarist for, and only constant member of, the progressive rock band King Crimson. His work, spanning five decades, encompasses a variety of musical styles. Fripp began playing guitar at the age of eleven. He says he was tone-deaf with no sense of rhythm when he started. His comment on dealing with the obstacle is "Music so wishes to be heard that it sometimes calls on unlikely characters to give it voice".

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hodmadoddery

Busking duo - two guitarists and singers. Play mostly British folk songs. Regulars on the European busking festival circuit - and for many years the first programmed band at every Glastonbury Festival (on the Market area Bandstand, aka. Babylon Bandstand)

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