Bacharach studied music at McGill University and the Mannes School of Music. In the 1950s and the early 1960s he was the pianist, arranger and bandleader for Marlene Dietrich with whom he toured. He teamed with lyricist Hal David and others to write many popular songs in the 1960s and 1970s. Bacharach's music has been sung by a number of popular singers including The Beatles,The Carpenters, Aretha Franklin, Jack Jones, Tom Jones, Dusty Springfield, Luther Vandross and The Drifters. He met Dionne Warwick, with whom he would form a famed collaboration.
Keith Peter Christmas is a singer and songwriter, born in Wivenhoe, near Colchester in Essex, England on the 13th of October 1946. In 1969 his first album "Stimulus" was released, he played acoustic guitar on David Bowie's "Space Oddity" album and appeared at the first Glastonbury Festival 1970. Through the 70s he produced four more albums, "Fable Of The Wings", "Pigmy", "Brighter Day" and "Stories From The Human Zoo" while touring with and supporting bands like The Who, King Crimson, Ten Years After, Frank Zappa, Roxy Music, Hawkwind, Captain Beefheart and the Kinks.
Rasputina is a "cello rock" ensemble composed of singer/cellist Melora Creager, and various, frequently changing band members. The current lineup includes Creager (cello), Daniel Dejesus (cello), and Dawn Miceli (drums). Founded by Creager in 1992, they have long held true to their mission of enlightening the common man as to the power and versatility of the mighty cello. Historically influenced, and constantly costumed, Rasputina keeps a small legion of incredibly passionate admirers enthralled with their earnest musicianship.
Neil Hannon (born November 7, 1970) is a singer and songwriter, best known as the creator and lead member of the orchestral pop group The Divine Comedy. The band's official website even goes so far as to say, "The Divine Comedy is Neil Hannon," and Hannon is quoted in an interview as saying, "The Divine Comedy will always be my band because... I thought of it first!" In 2005 he contributed vocals to his long-time collaborator Joby Talbot's soundtrack for the movie version of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
A pastiche of post-rock, chamber-pop and contemporary classical composition, San Fermin is the work of Brooklyn composer and songwriter Ellis Ludwig-Leone. His self-titled debut album is strongly influenced by his unique background in classical music, which includes a job assisting composer/arranger Nico Muhly. After finishing his musical studies at Yale, Ludwig-Leone wrote the album in six weeks while holed up in a studio on the mountainous border between Alberta and British Columbia.
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Alexz Johnson (Born on November 4th, 1986, in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada) is never quite what you'd think: she is always, instead, a surprise. While she writes intimate, down-to-earth lyrics, they’re delivered with a larger-than-life, crystalline voice. “Growing up I was afraid of it,” she says, about realizing she could sing big as a small child- the sixth in a brood of ten-- in Vancouver. “I thought it would blow me away.
The Polyphonic Spree are a psychedelic pop group which formed in 2000 in Dallas, Texas, United States. The band's core members are Tim DeLaughter (lead vocals, guitar), Mark Pirro (bass) and Bryan Wakeland (drums), all former members of the alternative rock band Tripping Daisy. The band also contains 5 backing vocalists and 12 musicians. The band's lineup has generally been stable since their formation.
Nick Garrie-Hamilton, better known as Nick Garrie, is a British singer-songwriter best known for his extremely rare 1969 debut album, The Nightmare of JB Stanislas, which is considered by many to be an exemplary piece of psychedelic baroque pop. Original copies of the album, which was reportedly only available in France, are known to very expensive, and it wasn't until 2005, when Rev-ola Records issued it, that it was available on CD.
Collarbones is a long distance collaboration between Adelaide’s Travis Cook and Sydney’s Marcus Whale, beginning in 2007. The ‘Waiting for the Ghosts’ EP was released in June 2009. 'Tiger Beats', a covers and remixes mixtape was released in January 2011 on bandcamp. Debut album 'Iconography' was released in March 2011 on Two Bright Lakes.
Band of Jesse D Vernon, released 1st album in 1997, based now in Paris, fomally in the UK. Released album "Morning Star" 1997 (Swarf-finger records / Microbe); "My Place In The Dust", produced by John Parish in 2001 (Microbe/ sink and stove records); "TheOpposite Is True" 2005 (Microbe / Disco-Ordination); "A Sign For The Stranger" 2009 (Microbe / Disco-Ordination) Lyrically Leonard Cohen to Jonathan Richman. stylistically Nina Simone to Hendrix.