Loss Leader is a one-man project from Glasgow revolving around live guitar and vocals to doomy-electro laptop/live drums. Full self-titled album released on Predestination Records.
Ali Whitton is a 27 year old singer songwriter. Ali has released two albums and recently one EP. His newest release was the iTunes / digital EP entitled "Ghosts (that Are Not Ghosts)" in June 2010. Ali worked hard in the last seven years but has always been overlooked by the lucky break that could push him into the consciousness of the indie masses. Feeling a little trampled on by the modern world, he plans a retreat and some time away from music. In September 2010 he is returning to his birthplace of New Zealand to find perspective and breathe fresher air.
Orla Gartland is a 17 year old, singer/songwriter from Dublin, Ireland. Known for her brilliantly original quirky folk pop, bursting with personality and catchy melodies. These songs all tied together by her distinctive, celtic-infused vocal and trademark animated live performance. Having racked up 8.5 million hits on youtube and building 30k likes on Facebook, Orla independently released her first single on June 17th which reached top 10 iTunes placement in over 17 countries.
Michael Bedford was born in 1962 in Dublin, Ireland.
He released the hits "More Than A Kiss" and "Tonight".
That Petrol Emotion originally formed in 1984 from the ashes of the Derry Hitmakers, Bam Bam and the Calling and The Undertones. It was formed by guitarist John O'Neill and second guitarist Raymond Gorman who DJ'd together at the Derry 'Left Bank' club. Drummer and friend Ciaran McLaughlin joined next after having relocated from Derry to London, followed by John's brother and Undertones lead guitarist Damian O'Neill who played bass from 1985 until 1988 upon John's departure. He then took up guitar duties from 1988-1994 and 2008-present.
Andy is an Irish singer songwriter who released his first solo album with British label ICC after leading YFC's itinerant band TVB, throughout the UK and Europe. He also spent time working as a doctor before taking on his responsibilities with YFC. "Advertising the Invisible" was the fruit of those first few years, and was produced by Dave Lynch (Toploader, Matt Redman). Andy's current role is as YFC's national songwriter/performer/worship leader, while resourcing others to do the same.
Adebisi Shank are an electric, energetic, loud band from Ireland proving there's more to the artistic,experimental musical nature of their land than just 'charity giving' money grabbers like U2. Taking their cue from acts such as Battles, Oxes and Lite, their debut LP "This is the album of a band called Adebisi Shank" shines through with rays of inventiveness that would teach a few of their contemporaries a thing or two in the art of writing, without ever leaning into the self indulgent persuasions many have fallen ill to when attempting this sort of 'art noise'.
Bell X1 are Brian Crosby, Dave Geraghty, Paul Noonan and Dominic Phillips, Esq. 1991 - 2000
Brian, Paul, Dom and Damien Rice form Juniper, having met in School. They go to College, play some weddings, 21st's and Bar Mitzvahs... and for a while have a Sunday night residency in the Kildrought Lounge and Bar, Celbridge. They meet Dave, who weans them off the Neil Diamond and Roxette covers. Band move into house in country, release EP, "Manna", and two singles in Ireland. Damien leaves band, the others read about Chuck Yeager and his Right Stuff.
Born in America of Anglo-Welsh-Irish-Austrian heritage, Carol Thompson is one of America's foremost players of the Celtic harp, began playing the pedal harp at age thirteen with classical instruction from Dorothy Knauss of Allentown, PA, a student of Alfred Holy. After years of playing classical music, she allowed her lifelong interest in medieval and renaissance history to take to the fore, and learned to play several variants of her instrument.
Gemma Hayes is a singer-songwriter born August 11, 1977 in Ballyporeen, Tipperary, Ireland. She signed to Source Records/Virgin in 2001 and issued the folksy 4.35am EP and the more band-orientated Work To A Calm EP before releasing her debut album, Night On My Side, in 2002. The album was subsequently nominated for that year's Mercury Music Prize. After touring Night on my Side Hayes took 2 years out from the music business; "All I do know is that I didn't want to listen to music at all. I stopped listening to the radio. It was like I'd overdosed on music".