Lightning Seeds are an alternative pop band, largely the brainchild of writer, singer and guitarist Ian Broudie (born 4th August 1958 in Liverpool, England). The band currently consists of Broudie (vocals, guitar), Ali Kane (keyboards), Martyn Campbell (bass) and Simon Rogers (percussion) Broudie and Simon Rogers formed the act as the "perfect pop project", and Lightning Seeds broke through in 1989 with the psychedelic synth pop hit, "Pure", which made the U.K.
Perfume is the name of at least two bands. Perfume is a three person j-pop/electro-pop group from Hiroshima who debuted locally in 2001 and nationally in 2005. In 2001, three 11-12 year old girls from an Artist School formed a group together in their hometown of Hiroshima. Consisting of Ayano Ōmoto (Nocchi), Yuka Kashino (Kashiyuka), and Ayaka Nishiwaki (A-Chan). Because all three members had the Japanese character (香) for fragrance in their names, they named the group Perfume. In 2002, they released two limited edition singles only in Hiroshima, called “OMAJINAI★ペロリ” and “彼氏募集中”.
Ian De Sylva is a singer/songwriter by trade but a rock ‘n’ roller at heart. He started his professional career as the main songwriter, guitarist and singer in 1990s Britpop act Silver who signed to Rough Trade when he was 18 years old. They released their track ‘Ten Seconds’ through Rough Trade’s famous ‘Singles Club’ and then went on to reach number 16 in the UK Independent Chart with both of their singles ‘Silver Saturday’ and ‘Diamond’ which led to Ian being dubbed as ‘the next Ray Davies’.
Dreams needed to be followed and passions expressed so 2009 gave rise to Modern Alarms
Now with a solid line up the band are producing intense, exciting, groove driven tunes that to experience live gives a true sense you're immersed in something special that very rarely comes around in music.
Confident and engaging and with ambition bigger than comprehension their ability to create music that evokes emotion in their audience is there for all to see. Born from a true respect of music and a desire to give their audience and themselves a reprieve from the daily grind.
Through a mutual love of good music and cheap booze, Tramp Attack were formed on the cusp of the millenium in the cauldron of depravity known as 16 Earl Road. Founder member and chief songwriter Matt Barton joined forces with housemates Ian Lane (drums) and Chris Marshall (bass) along with Barry Southern (lead guitar) to make music to put a tap in the toes and a glow in the bellies of boys and girls of all ages.
Grounds are a four-piece alternative rock band from Greater Manchester, UK. Coming together in 2008, the band take influences from some of Manchester's greatest acts; The Charlatans, Oasis, The Stone Roses, James, Elbow, as well as other pioneers such as the Doors. In January 2011 they auditioned for the Live & Unsigned competition, making it through to the regional finals in Manchester, where they will perform in a bid to become successful on Sunday 27th March.
Miles Hunt is the singer of highly successful 90s indie band The Wonder Stuff, and also briefly of Vent 414. His solo career began in 1999 and he has released three "proper" albums - "Hairy On The Inside" (2000), "The Miles Hunt Club" (2002, Under The artist name The Miles Hunt Club) and "Not An Exit" (2007), as well as various live albums. The latter was recorded with violinist Erika Nockalls, recent recruit to The Wonder Stuff, who seems likely to be heavily involved with future Miles Hunt output.
Del Amitri are a Pop-rock guitar band, formed in Glasgow, Scotland in 1980. They came together at school as teenagers when Justin Currie (bass and vocals), James Scobbie (guitar and vocals) and Donald Bentley (guitar) formed a band in reaction against the rest of the 'rockers' in the school. The name was chosen deliberately because it didn't mean anything but sounded a bit like someone's name - early Del Amitri did not want to be classified and their existence was kept secret from the rest of the school.
Robert Peter Williams (born 13 February 1974, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire) is an English singer, songwriter, and record producer. While Williams' early pop career started with the hit boy band Take That, he has found far greater success since taking his leave in 1995. As a solo artist, Williams has released seven #1 albums, a #1 Greatest Hits compilation, achieved album sales of over 55 million worldwide. His eighth studio album, "Reality Killed The Video Star" was released in November 2009 after Williams' two-year break from the music industry.