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Howlin' Circus

“Conjuring images of cattle ranching in the Summer, Howlin’ Circus combine raucous guitars with melodic vocals, tales of trepidation and unexpected harmonies. Shedding leaves on London’s Autumnal high it wasn’t until the Winter that the band formed, after co-writers Jamie Harper and Jafar Hassan brought forth their love for blues, rock ‘n’ roll and poetry. It is in this era of instant gratification that the band, completed soon after by the bass and drums of Charles Sanders and Ramy Kozman...

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James Wright

There are several artists called James Wright:
1. James Wright is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet.
2. James Wright is a multi-genre musician from Northern Ireland who used to write music under the alias 'Paranoid'. His music is often in the style of electronic, mostly ambient.
3. James Wright is a British experimental rock musician who had previously worked under the name 'G

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Kate Westbrook

Kate Westbrook's musical career began in the mid '70's when she joined the Mike Westbrook Brass Band. She has toured widely and has recorded more than 20 albums. Kate's vocal range embraces Contemporary Music, Opera, Music Hall, as well as Jazz and Popular Song. She sang the role of Anna in The Seven Deadly Sins by Brecht and Weill with the London Symphony Orchestra, arias by Rossini with the Mike Westbrook Orchestra in Big Band Rossini at the Proms, and songs by the Beatles with the Westbrook Band in Off Abbey Road.

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Otep

Otep is a band formed in 2000 in Los Angeles, California by Otep Shamaya. The band originally formed as a four-piece band and were invited to play Ozzfest before they had even signed to a label after Sharon Osbourne witnessed a brief part of their live performance. They've since played Ozzfest several times. Otep have since released five full-length albums featuring many session musicians including Greg Wells, Joey Jordison of Slipknot, Koichi Fukuda of Static-X, Emilie Autumn, Tony Campos of Soulfly and Asesino (ex-Static-X), and Ulrich Wild.

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Raz, Dwa, Trzy

"Raz, Dwa, Trzy..."
It`s an unusual band, hard to categorise. Its repertoire is a mixture of rock, jazz and folk. The band has been in existence for 13 years thanks to a number of elements: an unusual line-up (clarinet, piano accordion, electric piano, acoustic and electric guitars, double bass, drums and percussion), good musicianship of the band members and the enormous charisma of the leader, vocalist and writer of most of the songs - Adam Nowak."1, 2, 3...

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Klaus Kinski

Klaus Kinski (October 18, 1926–November 23, 1991) was a German actor of Polish descent, in the second half of the 20th century. He was notorious for his explosive temperament. After World War II, he began acting and changed his name to Klaus Kinski. He started on stage in Germany, became a legend as a monologist (presenting the prose and verse of William Shakespeare and Francois Villon, among others), and soon moved, pragmatically, to film, where the money was better.

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Grzegorz Turnau

Grzegorz Turnau (born on July 31, 1967 in Kraków, Poland) - Polish composer, arranger, pianist poet and singer. Grzegorz Turnau created characteristic music style which binded to jazz, smooth-jazz and sometimes folk. In his music he uses such instruments as saxophone, pipe, hautboy, electric and acoustic guitars and also string instruments and complete rythm section (percussion, ethnic drumms and bass guitar).

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The Butchers (Manchester)

The Butchers are a 4 piece band from Manchester (UK). After a five year break from the gigging scene they reformed in 2008 to work on new material. The result of this is a powerful mix of raw punky searing guitar/synths driven by uncompromising heavy bass and drums. With the sometimes obscure, but always evocative lyrics provided by Bob Clowrey, this band are anything but your typical northern band.

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Simon Armitage

Simon Armitage (born in Huddersfield on May 26, 1963) is a British poet, playwright, and novelist. Academic history
Armitage first studied at Colne Valley High School, Linthwaite, Huddersfield. He then went on to study geography at the University of Portsmouth, before lecturing on creative writing at both the University of Leeds and at the University of Iowa's writers' workshop. He is currently a senior lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University. Notable works

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