Madredeus is a Portuguese band whose music combines fado influences with modern folk music. The band's founding members were Pedro Ayres Magalhães (Classical guitar), Rodrigo Leão (keyboard synthesizer), Francisco Ribeiro (cello) and Teresa Salgueiro (vocals). Magalhães and Leão formed the band in 1985, Ribeiro joined in 1986. They'd been searching for a female singer, and found Teresa Salgueiro in one of Lisbon's night clubs. Teresa liked their music and agreed to join, so in 1987 Madredeus recorded their first album, Os dias da Madredeus.
The critically acclaimed TG Collective was born in September 2006, bringing together a spirited brew of young, Birmingham-based performers. Based around the much-admired Trio Gitano, this dynamic young ensemble was founded by Jamie Fekete and Sam Slater - two of the three guitars of Trio Gitano, whose debut album Who Ate All The Tapas? dropped in at No.4 in the Sunday Times' Records of the Year.
Buddy Guy (born George Guy, July 30, 1936 in Lettsworth, Louisiana) is an American blues music and rock music guitarist, as well as a singer. Known as an inspiration to Jimi Hendrix and other 1960s blues and rock legends, Guy is considered as an important proponent of Chicago blues made famous by Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf. He has influenced both widely known and local blues guitarists. Guy is known for his showmanship; for example...
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.
The Untied Knot consists of guitarist Nigel Bryant and percussionist Matt Donovan. Its music is a fusion of acoustic guitar filigrees, synthesizer and percussion, notably tablas and glockenspiel. The instrumental debut album “Sketches For A Lost Summer” was released in Summer 2009 to a warm reception including airplay from BBC 6 Music, WFMU in New York and Canal Extremadura in Spain.
This is what independent record shop, Normans of Leeds UK had to say “Beautiful cover art, music is pretty sweet too.
Pet Accessories is the fresh spawn of former Red Go Green Stop shreecher/honker Anna Hetherington, a Leeds-based musician/composer/producer. The music is produced and composed by Anna and then translated to live performance by way of a three-piece. For the live versions Anna is accompanied by Mark Parvin (previous RGGS synther) on drums and David Laine (of China Shop Bull infamy) on bass.
The resultant sonic bombardment is a genre-whoring hodgepodge of electro, indie, and subversive pop.