Contemporary Musicians | Lewis, Linda Gail Singer, songwriter Linda Gail Lewis is the younger sister of one of music's great performers, Jerry Lee Lewis. After decades of lingering in his shadow, she finally achieved a measure of fame in 2000 with a critically acclaimed album of duets performed with Irish rocker Van Morrison. Living a life every bit as tumultuous as her piano-thumping brother's, Lewis has toured the world repeatedly, married eight times, nearly died from drug overdoses, and has fought the ongoing battle of family-versus-career.
Dean & Britta is a musical duo consisting of Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips, both former members of Luna. Wareham had formed Luna in 1992 after leaving his first band, Galaxie 500. Phillips joined Luna in 2000, replacing bassist Justin Harwood. Their first album started out as a Wareham solo project, but when he heard Phillips' demos, he asked her to join him. After Luna broke up in 2005, Dean & Britta spent the next year working on film scores (most notably Noah Baumbach's movie, The Squid and the Whale), and promoting the documentary film of Luna's farewell tour Tell Me Do You Miss Me.
Robyn Rihanna Fenty, known by her stage name, Rihanna, is a Barbadian singer. Her song 'Umbrella' was one of the highest-selling songs of 2007 and her 3rd album "Good Girl Gone Bad" was critically acclaimed, helping propel her to superstar status. She has attained five Billboard Hot 100 number ones thus far and is the second Barbadian artist to win a Grammy Award. She is also a cultural ambassador for Barbados.
Erin K is Erin Kleh and last November she picked up the Spanish guitar her father bought her years ago (but never learned to play) and began writing some very unusual music. She recorded these songs in her bedroom with the aid of a very nice Macbook built-in microphone, a sunglass case full of change, and a cardboard box drum-kit. One day her friend Antony (the subject of her song "Sorry I'm Not Black") told her that the songs were pretty great and that she should play them live up on stage so other people could hear them.
Whilst most do not receive enough, this 19-year old does not know what to do with all of her gifts. She is gorgeous, talented, and has a name which makes even Welsh duchesses turn green with envy. What Dominique Dillon de Byington
Sa Dingding (萨顶顶) is a singer and musician born in Inner Mongolia province, China. She sings in Sanskrit, Tibetan, Laghu, Mandarin, and also in a self-created language. She plays several instruments, including the zheng, the Chinese drum, Chinese gong, and horse-head fiddle. Inspirations include Buddhism and Dyana Yoga. She released her debut album "Alive" in fall 2007 (at age 18). It blends Asian and electronic musical styles. Sa Dingding won in China the title of "Best Dance Music Singer". She has performed at CCTV (a Chinese television network) and MTV.
Maeve "Mona" Monica O'Boyle (6 October 1987, Glasgow) is a Scottish musician, signed to Linn Records. Aged 21, her unique blend of melodic pop, folk and rock have already won the acclaim of many established musicians and lovers of music. Contributors Indeed, contributors on her forthcoming debut album include: Legendary Blue Nile producer Calum Malcolm; Ricky Ross (Deacon Blue, James Blunt); Gordon Goudie (Echo and the Bunnymen); John McLaughlin (Busted, Westlife...