Peter and the Wulf are a folk duo based in Oxford, UK, performing fresh arrangements of songs from the folk repertoire. Pete Ward, on guitar and vocals, and Wulf Forrester-Barker, on electric upright bass, are often accompanied by a violinist, with the talented Jill Allen performing this role on their February 2010 demo.
Robert Mitchell 3io is an up-and-coming jazz trio based in London, UK. Their debut album "The Greater Good" was named album of the year by the BBC.
With initial support in the form of grime veteran Plastician, “Birmingham’s finest” Emalkay gained the attention of South London based label Boka Records with the warped, future bass drones and epic strings of Gut Feeling. Continuing the success, Testing The Waters EP was released in October 2006 followed by Monsters in June 2007. The revolutionary sound of Mecha, released in the fall of 2007, gained Emalkay support from the likes of Radio 1 DJ Mary Anne Hobbs and breakbeat pioneer FreQ Nasty, as well as many of the leading figures of the current dubstep scene.
Dennis Locorriere (born Dennis Michael Locorriere, 13 June 1949, Union City, New Jersey) was the lead vocalist, guitarist of the pop group Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show, later Dr Hook. Locorriere, as a founding member of Dr Hook, was the recipient of more than sixty gold and platinum albums, gaining #1 chart status in more than 42 different countries. He is also a notable songwriter, his songs having been recorded by Bob Dylan, Crystal Gayle, BJ Thomas, Helen Reddy, Willie Nelson, Southside Johnny and most recently...
Born February 24, 1948 in Edinburgh, Scotland, vocalist Maggie Nicols (or Nichols as her name was written in former days) has worked on almost every kind of project. At the age of 15 she left school and started to work as a dancer at the Windmill Theatre. Her first singing engagement was in a strip club in Manchester at the age of 16. About that time she became obsessed with Jazz and started singing with revolutionary bebop pianist Dennis Rose. From then on she sang jazz standards and originals in pubs, clubs, hotels and in dance bands with some of the finest jazz musicians around.
Drafts are a four piece indie-rock group based in South Wales, formed predominantly by students of the Creative Sound and Music degree at the University of Wales, Newport. Drafts have taken influences from a variety of artists, most notably Biffy Clyro, Foals, Minus the Bear, Maple State and many more...
They have shared a stage with the likes of Dirty Goods, Hold Your Horse Is, Shoes And Socks Off, Mike Fantastic, Boys With X-Ray Eyes, Escape To Sea, The Dead Beggars Club, Straight Lines, Town, Hit Or Miss, We're No Heroes and many more...
I'll Hold Silence are a young but ambitious band hailing from Manchester, UK.
The band play a fresh new mix of searing metal melodies and hardcore influences to create a sound that they whilst retaining familiarity, will also bring new life into the scene. Their debut EP burst onto the scene 9th March 2012 and the band hope to follow the launch of the EP will a stint of gigs in Manchester and beyond to establish themselves not only locally, but nationwide. Keep your eyes and ears open.
Michael Weston King , is widely acknowledged as one of Britain's finest singer songwriters, Admired by the likes of Chris Hillman, Ron Sexsmith, and the legendary Townes van Zandt (who recorded one of Michael's songs), he draws his influence from a wide range of styles, from Pop to Folk, from Country music to Soul. He is the former leader of U.K. Alt Country pioneers The Good Sons, with whom he made 4 critically acclaimed albums in a seven year career, which was recently celebrated by the double album, Cosmic Fireworks-The Best of The Good Sons (1994-2001).
Joy Division were a post-punk band formed in 1976 in Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom. The band dissolved in May 1980 after the suicide of its lead singer, Ian Curtis. Much of their popularity/reputation arguably resulted from frequent playings on air by iconic DJ John Peel, but it is easy now to overlook the impact that the first album, Unknown Pleasures, had on post-punk music at the time, as reference the number of prominent bands that cited this album as an influence.