Leeds based 8-piece The Resplendents formed in 2005 out of a desire to make new music the old way. With rich vocal harmonies, twin saxes and a rhythm section inspired by the funk and soul of Detroit & Memphis the band are unique amongst their contemporaries. Live performances mix the passion of James Brown, the spirit of Dexy’s, and the big sound of Arcade Fire whilst also embracing a more tender sound inspired by Burt Bacharach and Jimmy Webb.
Belfast based duo/band/pair/duet/ensemble/group/lads fusing funk and soul music with electronics using instruments, vocals, computers and hardware synths and modules. Have played various shows in Europe using computers to record live funk jam mashups with live bass, vocals, horns, 101 and drum machine. Have an upcoming LP on Belgian label Bugklinik.
Sarah Fisher is a young singer from Toronto, Ontario, Canada who began her singing career at the age of seven in her church choir. She later went on to begin her recording career at the age of twelve. She has performed in school recitals and productions, amateur theatre, weddings, funerals, retirement homes and community events. Sarah
Coockoo is a young and eccentric, alternative rock band, based in Moscow. Internet success in January 2009 with their provocative single; Groupies’ Anthem (F.U.C.K) brought instant popularity within the Russian underground music scene. During the proceeding year they have built on this success playing regularly at some of the finest music venues in Moscow. The year has continued positively with rotations on national radio and performances being screened on Russian Music TV channels.
The Cruel Sea is a multi-ARIA Award winning 90s Australian rock/blues outfit. Originally an instrumental band focused on surf sounds, the addition of vocalist Tex Perkins (also a member of The Beasts Of Bourbon and a solo artist) proved an inspired decision. Combining the charismatic Perkins with the highly talented musicians created an unstoppable force through much of the 90s. Members of the band continue to perform, though with the exception of Perkins, most activity is fairly low key.
Alfred McCoy Tyner (born 11 December 1938) is a jazz pianist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, known for his work with the John Coltrane Quartet and a long solo career. Tyner was born in Philadelphia as the oldest of three children. He was encouraged to study piano by his mother. He finally began studying the piano at age 13 and within two years, music had become the focal point in his life. His early influences included Bud Powell, a Philadelphia neighbor.
A booze and smoke filled stumble through love and loss taking in swing, blues, rock, folk, avant garde Old House Playground is a two piece band based in Manchester UK. Their first album
Drei Mannen aus Zürich fabrizieren Jazz mit Spannkraft. Musik die federt, niemals hampelt oder luftig hübsch verpufft, sondern vielmehr kerzengerade auf dem Wellenspitz des Alpenfoehns hinunter in die Talkessel surft und dort die Äcker und Scheitel neu bestellt mit kantiger Rhythmik und seeltiefen Sounds. Das Rusconi Trio ist DIE Alternative zu Kernkraft und Fernwärme, ein musikalischer Hochofen, ein Hochdruckgebiet auf dem Weg zu DIR. (David Hesse, Quelle: www.rusconi-music.com)