THE HERITAGE ORCHESTRA was initially devised for the Heritage club-night by Chris Wheeler & Jules Buckley. In June 2004 it was the biggest band ever to play in a UK club, with twelve string players; an eight-piece rhythm section; six brass; a woodwind section of six; and three vocalists. In its current state it performs with at least 43 musicians on stage. On Thursday 3rd June 2004 The Heritage Orchestra performed for the first time, attracting 600 people into Cargo; one of the few venues that could technically deal with the band.
Tim Hagans (born August 19, 1954) is a jazz trumpeter and composer. He grew up in Dayton, Ohio playing in school bands. His early inspirations included Miles Davis, Herb Alpert, Sly Stone, and Blood, Sweat and Tears. In his late teens, Hagans joined Woody Herman in the Isham Jones Band. Upon matriculation, Hagans enrolled at Bowling Green State University, where he majored in music education. After the summer of 1974, however, Hagans dropped out of school to join Stan Kenton's band.
Yolanda be cool is a House artist out of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The following is a quote from the artists MySpace "myspace.com/yolandabecool" Influences: "Congas, bongos, tartalet recordings, old school hip hop, zombie disco squad, german saunas, solo, oliver $, the sweat familia, weirdos, jesse rose, mastiksoul, coffee..." "Oh...And basically teki latek aka on his label Sound Pellegrino...
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia based True Live formed in 2003. They're a unique ensemble that cross boundaries of genre and style while engaging audiences with songs of passion and meaning. With performances and recordings of musical and lyrical depth and a line-up consisting of a three-piece string section (cello, violin, double bass), percussion, keyboards and vocals, the group create a contemporary, organic sound that could only be described as monstrous.
In 2005, The Five Corners Quintet from Helsinki took the international dancefloor jazz scene by a storm. "Chasin’ the Jazz Gone By”, their debut for Ricky-Tick Records, a label that was initially conceived of as a vehicle for releasing the very first TFCQ vinyl single, proved out to be both an artistic and a commercial success story. For once and for all, the album proved that it is possible to look back while moving forward.
From rare-groove to rave to trip-hop and soul, Nicolette was one of the most eccentric dance vocalists of the 1990s, working with everyone from the one-shot rave act L.A. Style to electro futurists like Plaid. Born in Scotland though she was raised in Nigeria, France and Switzerland, Nicolette debuted with the single "Wicked Mathematics" after being one of the first signings by the eponymous label run by Shut Up and Dance.
Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Yeshe is a world nomad having lived in over 20 countries and embedding himself in their music and culture. His first solo album is titled World CitiZen. Born in West Germany, Yeshe was passionately interested in other cultures, especially Africa, from early childhood. As a young teenager Yeshe became involved in the flourishing 70s African music scene and by the age of 14 Yeshe was performing with a variety of percussion ensembles.
Cobblestone Jazz is Mathew Jonson on drums and SH-101 bass, programmer Tyger Dhula, and Danuel Tate on keys and vocoder, Itiswhatitis Recordings, Vibraphone Biography Cobblestone Jazz have been performing live electronic music for four years on the west coast of British Columbia. The three members of the group are programmer Tyger Dhula, keyboardists Danuel Tate and Mathew Jonson, whose recent works for Itiswhatitis, Minus and Substatic have brought him international recognition.