Nearly Dan are a tribute/cover band for the 70s alternative rock band Steely Dan. The band was formed in 1997 from musicians living in Stoke-On-Trent in North England and have recently celebrated their 10th year of playing as Nearly Dan. The band advertise that they are able to play near note-perfect covers of Steely Dan records from across the entire discography of the band, including some solo work from Steely Dan frontman Donald Fagen. Such is their popularity amongst music fans that they have played many venues big and small, both nationally and internationally.
Cocosuma is a electronica band from Paris. Their albums, published at Third Side Records have met both critical and public acclaim. Some of their tracks are picked for lounge or trip hop compilations. Cocosuma gained some fame in 2005 with the French mini-series Clara Sheller for which their song The Servant was the end credits. Finally, they've changed their mind.
After a debut album boldly entitled 'I refuse to grow up' which got them very impressive reviews...
Ghost Boy with Golden Virtues is a band based in Brisbane, Australia. They describe themselves as "avant-garde cabaret punk performance art." Their first album, Enter, was released in February 2010. The lead single “Wolfish” received multiple airplay on radio 4ZZZ, Triple J and Rage. The 2nd single from the album was "Love Me". It also included reworkings of Iggy Pop & Serge Gainsbourg songs. The songs and the music are unashamedly explicit and erotically charged.
Marva Whitney (born Marva Ann Manning on May 1, 1944 in Kansas City, Kansas) is an American soul/funk singer. She is considered by many funk enthusiasts to be one of the "rawest" and "brassiest" music divas. Whitney's performing career started as early as three years old while touring with her family's gospel group, the Manning Gospel Singers. Singing with James Brown in the late 1960s, she was able to make a name for herself with powerful songs like "I'm Tired, I'm Tired, I'm Tired (Things Better Change Before It's Too Late)" and "If You Don't Work (You Can't Eat).
Zabalaza is the first solo release from the South African kwaito performer, Thandiswa Mazwai. Before this album, Thandiswa was most famously known as the lead singer for the kwaito group Bongo Maffin. Zabalaza, Xhosa for Rebellion, is a shining example of the integrative style of kwaito, and Thandiswa has infused this album with the sounds of her roots: kwaito, traditional Xhosa music, mbaqanga, reggae, and even gospel music.
"Auburn," as you will quickly notice, refers to more than one band. First is an R&B/pop singer who sings "La La La." Most other tracks are from a southern metalcore band of the same name. According to the La La La Songfacts, Auburn Williams was born in Minneapolis to a single mother. She began singing in church and listened to nothing but gospel music as a kid. When she was 13, Auburn began performing with a local all-girl group called Loyal and she continued to work on her songwriting, posting tracks on her MySpace page growing her fanbase the grass-roots way.
Louise Redknapp (born Louise Elizabeth Nurding, 4 November 1974) is an English singer and television presenter. She was a former member of the girl group Eternal before turning solo in 1995. She has released three solo studio albums, Naked in 1996, Woman in Me in 1997 and Elbow Beach in 2000 and had success with twelve Top 20 singles. She is married to retired English footballer Jamie Redknapp and is now a television presenter.
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.
Florence And The Machine (printed on CD pressings and tagged on iTunes as Florence + The Machine) is the recording name of Florence Welch and a collaboration of other artists who provide backing music for her voice. Florence is an art- college dropout from Camberwell, London, who was discovered singing Motown covers in a nightclub toilet, drunk. Musically Florence and the Machine's sound is generally referred to as soul inspired indie rock.