Dee Dee Bridgewater (b. May 27, 1950) is an American Jazz singer. She is a two-time Grammy Award Winner, Tony Award Winner and Host of NPR's Syndicated Radio show "JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater". She is a United Nations Ambassador for the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Born Denise Eileen Garrett in Memphis, Tennessee, she grew up in Flint, Michigan. Her father, Matthew Garrett, was a jazz trumpeter and teacher at Manassas High School, and through his playing, Denise was exposed to jazz early on.
K-Klass are a house music group from Wrexham, North Wales. Signed to Deconstruction Records, an offshoot of Parlophone Records, the members are Andy Williams, Carl Thomas, Russ Morgan and Paul Roberts. Williams and Thomas, from Wrexham, teamed up with Morgan and Roberts, from Chester, after meeting at The Ha
Take That are a boy band that originated in Manchester, England in 1990 consisting of Gary Barlow, Mark Owen, Jason Orange and Howard Donald. Between the band's first single release ("Do What U Like/Promises") in 1991 and their cataclysmic breakup in 1996 when Robbie Williams left the band to pursue a solo career in 1995, the BBC described Take That as "the most successful British band since the Beatles, beloved of young and old alike."
Carlinhos Brown is a Brazilian musician from Salvador, Bahia. He took the surname Brown from the Black Panther, H. Rap Brown. His music is a mixture of Brazilian and rock and soul music. The music features heavy percussion rhythms and Caribbean and Afro-Brazilian-influenced musical styles.
Musician and composer Jimi Tenor has never settled for the traditional role of a pop artist. He is known as a productive musician whose work lies beyond current trends, and also as a performer who combines the finest elements of afro-american music, spontaneous silliness and shameless glamour in an original way. Besides being a professional musician for almost 20 years, Jimi Tenor (born Lassi Lehto, 1965, Lahti, Finland) has also practised photography, directed short films and designed clothes and musical instruments.
Revolving around a central core of Julianne Regan, Tim McTighe, former Levitation luminary Christian Hayes (aka Bic) and original All About Eve drummer Mark Price, Mice released their first single Matt's Prozac in November 1995. Countrywide touring followed as did an album Because I Can recorded for indie label Permanent Records. Many collaborators took part in this band, including both Marty Willson-Piper and Andy Cousin which lead to people questioning why this band wasn't launched as another incarnation of All About Eve.
Steve Rodway AKA Motiv8 created some excellent remixes that set commercial clubs on fire, all artists covered. Very poppy & predictable but always uplifting in many ways. Rodway also produced for a number of high profile pop artists. A contractual dispute with one - Eurovision starlet and massive gay icon Gina G - led to that singer being unable to record, after which she struggled to regain the profile she has achieved through her work on the album 'Fresh'.
Steve Coogan is a British comedian born in Manchester, 14th October 1965. He has recently become a fledging Hollywood actor but is more popular for his TV characters, most notably Alan Partridge, Paul Calf, Pauline Calf, Tony Ferrino and Tommy Saxondale.