Iggy Pop (born James Newell Osterberg, Jr.; April 21, 1947) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and actor. Though widely known as an innovator and "godfather" of punk rock, Pop's music has encompassed a number of styles over the years, including pop, hard rock, jazz and blues. Pop became known as 'Iggy' in high school, during which time he served as drummer for local blues band The Iguanas.
Ruby and her Whorses is a fifteen year old girl and her guitar. Based in Suffolk, she cites a wide range of influences from William Shakespeare to Dizzee Rascal.
Last Gang are: Kristan Walker -Vocals/Guitar
Ritchie Townend - Guitar/Vocals
Maff Smith - Bass Guitar/Vocals
Matt Knee - Drums Further emerging proof of the wealth of talent beavering away in practice rooms in the north. No northern monkeys these lads. Kristian Walker & Ritchie Townend, old school friends, used to go around one another's house listening to all the old classic albums of the time and thought that they had some great ideas of their own. Matt Knee & Maff Smith soon joined and Last Gang was formed late last year.
Shakespear's Sister were pop/rock duo consisting of former Bananarama member Siobhan Fahey and (from 1989 - 1996) singer/songwriter/guitarist Marcella Detroit (real name Marcy Levy). Detroit had previously performed with Eric Clapton, released a solo album in 1982, and has since released more solo material as well as a blues album with the Marcy Levy Band. Fahey was born in Dublin, Ireland, and Detroit was born in Detroit, Michigan, USA, hence her stage name.
The Lodger was formulated by Pontefract-born songwriter Ben Siddall inside a Leeds bedsit. After a few 7-inch singles on a variety of independent labels such as Angular Records and Dance to the Radio, a debut album titled
Patrick Duff, once lead singer with the cult rock band Strangelove, is now an artist/songwriter in his own right, living and working in the United Kingdom and Ireland. His first solo album "Luxury Problems" was released on EMI's legendary Harvest Records label in June 2005. His second album "The Mad Straight Road" is now complete and due to be released in 2009 being his greatest achievement to date.
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Made in Manchester and signed to the late Factory records by Tony Wilson 'Shall We Take A Trip?' (Fac 268)
'My Rising Star' (Fac 298)
'Take 5' (Fac 308) 'Chicken Rhythms' (Fac 310)
'Chicken Rhythms' + Extras (LTMCD 2386) A Bit On The Side - Northside Biography In another world, Northside would have become the next great Factory band after Joy Division / New Order and Happy Mondays, going from strength to strength throughout the 1990s.
Richard Ashcroft (born Richard Paul Ashcroft, on September 11, 1971, in Billinge, Wigan, England) is best known as the front man of The Verve, which he helped form in 1989. After that band's demise in 1999, Ashcroft began his solo career, releasing Alone With Everybody in 2000, Human Conditions in 2002 and Keys to the World in 2006. He performed vocals for the track Lonely Soul on UNKLE's 1998 release Psyence Fiction and his voice can also be heard on the The Chemical Brothers' album Come With Us track The Test.
Polish doom/heavy metal band formed in Lublin (Poland). Also a black metal band from the USA, with lyrics about medieval times. One demo (Sampler), one EP (Legend om Skog), one full length album (S