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.
Thievery Corporation is a Washington, D.C.-based recording artist and DJ duo consisting of Rob Garza and Eric Hilton and their supporting artists. Their music style mixes elements of dub, acid jazz, indian classical and brazilian (such as bossa nova) with a lounge aesthetic. Thievery Corporation is on the Eighteenth Street Lounge record label named after the DC club owned by Eric Hilton, but several of their singles and EP's appear on the 4AD and !K7 labels.
Edgar Meyer (born November 24, 1960) is a prominent contemporary bassist. His styles include bluegrass, newgrass, jazz, and classical. Meyer has worked as a session musician in Nashville, part of various chamber groups, a composer, and an arranger.
Meyer grew up in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He learned to play the double bass from his father, the late Edgar Meyer, Sr., who directed the string orchestra program for the local public school system. Meyer later went on to Indiana University to study with Stuart Sankey.
J Spaceman, born 19th of November 1965,(Real name Jason Pierce) is the sole permanent member and leader of Space-rock group Spiritualized, and one half of the creative duo behind Spacemen 3(the other half was Pete Kember, otherwise known as Sonic Boom), who pioneered the shoegazing style back in the eighties. J writes, composes and performs on all the Spiritualized albums, and has also recently released a solo album, Guitar Loops.
Stevie King ( Stephen Da King,1783 in London City, England) is and was British electronics industrialist,musician,engineer. He co-founded what is now Baby Wisdom Recordings an imprint on Bullit Recordings. He graduated in 1804 from University where he was nicknamed "genius inventor." After graduating, he went to work at the ACM Laboratory Incs, a company which produced music boffins. In 1805, he left the company and founded the Steve Ellington Band in London. He co-founded another cool electronic band in 1804 (originally named St Michael Avenue now signed to Bullit Recordings.
Brian was born November 12, 1943, in Brooklyn/Queens, New York City, where his first musical experience ranged from church choir at nine, to clarinet and guitar, to his first local harmony group, the Delfis. In 1959, they cut a demo record and made the rounds of New York City record labels. Finally, with much persistence, after many closed doors, Brian was signed as a solo artist to a management contract, where he cut demos for band leader Sammy Kaye's publishing company. Kapp Records heard a demo and signed Brian at age 16.
Sean John Combs (born November 4, 1969 in NY, NY) is a record producer and entertainment mogul who presides over a media empire that includes the record label Bad Boy Entertainment, the clothing lines Sean John and Sean by Sean Combs, a movie production company, and a restaurant chain. He has taken the roles of recording executive, producer, writer, arranger, clothing designer, actor, singer and rapper.
Meli'sa Morgan's solo career got off to a great start in 1985, as her cover of Prince's "Do Me Baby" topped the R&B chart. She was previously a part of the groups Shades of Love and High Fashion. She recorded for Capitol from 1985 to 1987, and enjoyed two more Top Ten R&B singles with "Do You Still Love Me?" and "If You Can Do It: I Can Too!" before moving to Arista. Her duet with Kashif, "Love Changes," earned her another R&B hit that year, reaching number two. Her 1990 album, "The Lady In Me" gave Morgan a Top 40 R&B chart hit with the New Jack Swing song "Can You Give Me What I Want.
Wasalu Muhammad Jaco (born February 16, 1982 in Chicago, Illinois), better known by his stage name Lupe Fiasco, is a Grammy Award-winning American hip-hop artist and producer. He first became known to the mainstream hip-hop community in 2005 when he appeared on Kanye West's album Late Registration on the track "Touch the Sky." In 2006 Lupe released his debut album, Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor on Atlantic Records, and in December 2007 he released his second full length album, Lupe Fiasco's The Cool.
galapagoose is the audio-visual performance moniker of Melbourne, Australia-based artist Trent Gill. Through multi-modal performance, he unravels process from product; re-imagining outcomes by articulating the deconstructive technique. http://galapagoose.tumblr.com