The media have been overrun lately with stories of YouTube, MySpace, Facebook, etc., and how the Internet has changed the way we communicate with others around the world. Singer-songwriter Sally Anthony has taken this theory to the next level, using the power of the Internet to drive her incredible success. That online success set the stage for the October 23rd release of her new album, GOODBYE (Gracie Productions/EMI). In its first week, the album quickly shot to the Top 10 of the Billboard Heatseekers Chart, landing at number 9 and has since stayed on the chart for 4 consecutive weeks.
1. Chasing Ghosts is a unique folk/acoustic sound, a change of pace for former Bellevue frontman Jimmy Kyle, whose new direction is a soulful and intimate departure from his screamo roots. Jimmy has completed his debut solo record "Confessions from a Phone Booth" with US Producer Andy Beck and has been playing showcases around Australia and Auckland Regions, Making Festival appearances alongside Neil Finn, Sarah Blasko, The Young Heretics and Ash Grunwald in Australia.
There is more than one group called the Tubes. 1) The Tubes are a San Francisco-based theater rock band, popular in the mid 1970s and early 1980s, known for their live performances that combined music performances with many different unique costumes and in some acts they wore leotards with painted on nipples and pubic hair (neither of which points are relevant for evaluating their artistic/musical/political relevance). They made satires of life in the USA; the media, consumerism, and politics. They were often banned in the Midwest USA.
Astrid Williamson is a singer/songwriter from Scotland. She was the frontperson for Scottish trio Goya Dress in the mid-'90s. After the dissolution of the band in late 1996, Williamson opted to go solo under the alias of her first name - adding her last name on later releases. Astrid Williamson is a classically trained pianist and a confessional-style singer/songwriter with a uniquely haunting and beautiful voice. She is often compared to the likes of Tori Amos, Kristin Hersh And Polly Harvey though she definitely remains distinctive in her own right.
ROBIN BECK first came to prominence singing the Coca-Cola theme tune 'The First Time', scoring a major international hit in the process. Although this was to be the general public's inauguration into the lady's work, Beck had in fact been plugging away on the music scene for quite some time, having issued her debut album, the heavily Disco orientated 'Sweet Talk', in 1979. This soon forgotten opus, featuring backing vocals from no less a figure than Luther Vandross, included a cover version of TODD RUNDGREN's 'Hello It's Me'.
The origins of New Zealand's Verlaines can be traced back as early as 1979, with the group's founder Graeme Downes took direct inspiration from fellow Dunedin group, the Clean to form a band of his own. It wasn't until 1981 that the group made their first public appearance with their initial five-piece line-up. The band have so far released seven full-length albums on three different labels, one mini album, three singles and two compilations.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers is a rock band formed in 1976 from Gainesville, Florida, USA and led by Tom Petty. Petty has been supported by his band, The Heartbreakers, for the majority of his career. He has occasionally released solo work, as was the case with his 2006 album Highway Companion on which he performed most of the backing instrumentation himself. However, members of The Heartbreakers have played on each of his solo albums and the band has always backed him when touring in support of those albums.
Sahara is a name that has been used by multiple artists. Sahara (1): Female fronted American progressive/melodic/hard rock band. They released 2 albums: Going Crazy (1992) & The Seventh House (1994). Band members were Lizz Vandall (vocals), Phil Woodward (Guitars), Diane Arens (Keyboards), Pat Kara (Bass) and Kevin Millar (drums). Sahara (2): Romanian hard rock/pop-rock band with one demo album in 2002, SAHARA - CD Demo and various songs on MUSIC OF THE GLOBE No.1 and RAGEVOLUTIA Rock 2004 compilations. Homepage can be found here.
The Nuts are a four piece rock band based in Littlehampton, West Sussex. They have played in various bands since the age of 15 and between them have gained a great deal of experience performing around the UK. Since coming together to form The Nuts they have gathered a large, devoted fan base that has filled pubs and venues around the South of England Audiences have taken to the raw energetic sound of the band since recording their first Demo in 2011 and now have another one under their belt with their latest single "Angelina Jolie".
There are three Jason Walkers. 1. Jason Walker is a male vocalist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania known for his soulful diva-like vocals. He scored a #1 track on the Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart in 2004 with "Foolish Mind Games" and in 2005 with "Set It Free." The two tracks were released on Junior Vasquez's JVM label. http://www.jasonwalkermusic.com/ 2. Jason Walker is a pop/rock singer whose song "Down" was prominently featured on CW's The Vampire Diaries. http://www.myspace.com/jasonwalkeronline