Kerry Ellis (born May 6, 1979) is a British stage actress currently starring in the lead role of Elphaba in the West End production of the musical Wicked after taking over the role from Idina Menzel, for whom she originally served as standby. Among her previous notable roles are as Fantine in the West End production of Les Miserables and as Meat in the original London production of We Will Rock You.
Kristin Chenoweth (born July 24, 1968) is an American soprano and actress. She released her fourth album and debut country album Some Lessons Learned on September 13, 2011. Chenoweth was born in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. She graduated from Oklahoma City University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in musical theater and a master's degree in opera performance. She is a member of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority.
There are multiple artists named Wayne Smith. The fIrst (born in Waterhouse, Kingston, Jamaica, on December 5, 1965) is a Jamaican reggae musician. His 1985 recording of "(Under Me) Sleng Teng", is generally regarded as the beginning of ragga style reggae. The rhythm was created on a Casio Music Box and is based on the riff from Eddie Cochran's Something Else. The second Wayne Smith is a Leeds-based electronic producer also known for his work on synth in Solus Locus.
Black Uhuru is a Jamaican reggae band probably best known for their hits "Shine Eye Gal", "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner," "Sinsemilla," "Solidarity," and "What Is Life?". They were the first group to win a Grammy in the reggae category when it was introduced in 1985. They originally formed as 'Black Sounds Uhuru' (the Kiswahili word for freedom). The first line-up of the group was Garth Dennis, Don Carlos, and Derrick "Duckie" Simpson.
Born in the land down under and brought up in England, Kieran brings a unique blend of musical goodness to the UK rock and pop scene. After plying his trade in several bands from a young age, ranging from punk to emo and pop to rock and roll, Kieran’s developed a unique ability to sing with an energy and verve that will cut right to the senses of everyone who likes music of the rocking variety.
"The Ashbies are a shining new talent with a standard of songwriting and performance that totally belies their years." - The Month
Stephen Schwartz was born in New York City on March 6, 1948. He studied piano and composition at the Juilliard School of Music while in high school and graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 1968 with a B.F.A. in Drama. Upon coming back to live in New York City, he went to work as a producer for RCA Records, but shortly thereafter began to work in the Broadway theatre. His first major credit was the title song for the play Butterflies Are Free; the song was eventually used in the movie version as well.
1) Big Kids are a band. They tour a lot and have new records coming out... Discography
Hoop Dreams (2010)
LP: Protagonist Music and Topshelf Records
CD: Pissart Records
Tape: Mountain Man Records to come...
Split 7" w/Koalacaust on Mountain Main (Jan '11)
Split 7" w/ Joyce Manor on Brick Gun and Solidarity (Jan '11)
7" EP on Topshelf 2) Big Kids was also a band formed in the late 80's in Greensboro, North Carolina and consisted of Britt Snuzz Uzzell, Jeff Carroll, and Eddie Walker.
Snuzz is a singer/songwriter and solo artist originally from Fayetteville, North Carolina.