Dexys Midnight Runners - the name consistently spelled without an apostrophe - were a British post-punk and northern soul band who achieved their major success in the early to mid 1980s. The word "Dexys" in this case, comes from a colloquialism of "dextroamphetamine" or "purple hearts," a type of amphetamine diet pill that was a popular "upper" drug with England's Northern Soul scene in the 1960s.
Swarathma is an Indian folk-rock band from Bangalore, India. The sound is rooted in Indian folk traditions while drawing on rock, blues and reggae motifs. Swarathma's live act is all about infectious on-stage energy. Their act is high on interactivity with sing-along sections, ad-libbed repartee and the occasional couplet. It also features faux folk-horses
and band members sporting Nehru Topis.
1.Mike Scott is a Scottish musician and singer-songwriter. Scott was born and brought up in Edinburgh, Scotland. His father left the family when Scott was ten years old. Scott was interested in music from an early age. At the age of twelve, after the family had moved to Ayr, he began to learn guitar. The following year he was playing in school bands, and formed a band called Karma with friend John Caldwell. Karma's sound was inspired by David Bowie, The Beatles, and Bob Dylan.
Folk, punk, rock! Unique sounding band with 5 albums: 'Fly In The Face of Fashion', 'Anarcoustica', 'Merchants of Propaganda', 'Time, Change and Continuity' (10 year celebration album), and the latest, 'Politics and Love, Sex and Understanding'. There is also a 5 track EP, Bose Liebe, one of many FREE downloads available from their website (www.bleedinghearts.co.uk). Please check out their Myspace (www.myspace.com/bleedingheartsonline).
Bruce Cockburn, (pronounced "CO-burn"), has had a long and distinguished career with much success in his native Canada. His first albums were fairly straight ahead folk music spotlighting his brilliant guitar playing. In fact, there were a good number of instrumental guitar numbers on those early recordings. A Christian element came into his music around the time of the album Salt, Sun And Time, and over time his writing has taken on a stronger and stronger political orientation.
Ben Christophers is an English singer-songwriter. He wrote his first song at the age of five and has released four full length albums: My Beautiful Demon, Spoonface, The Spaces In Between and a limited edition album called Viewfinder. In 2010 he released a self-titled mini-album and toured with Imogen Heap. He is also part of the Blue Dreams, the backing band for Bat For Lashes. Christophers has had two TV documentaries made on him by the VPRO in Holland. He has written with and duetted with Françoise Hardy and toured with Tori Amos.
Unsigned (Independant) Solo Artiste. Birmingham UK. Roots Rock Reggae/Jazz/experimental fuses. Studio/Live performance (Clubs, Festivals, Theatre, Concerts, etc) with tons of Lead, Guest & Session vocal experience... smile! "My background in music has been wonderfully coloured with a great variety of professional artistes that i've had the amazing pleasure of working with including Steel Pulse, Pato Banton, Dean Frazer, Abijah (JA), Ranking Roger, Willie Stewart of 'Third World', Eddy Grant, Peter Hunnigale...
The Pierces, sisters Allison and Catherine, are a pair of singer-songwriters based in New York City (by way of Alabama and Nashville). Former ballerinas turned songstresses, they released their self-titled debut in 2000 with Epic. The album was met with lukewarm reception, but the girls were undeterred. After moving to New York, they released Light Of The Moon with Universal in 2005, with similar luck.
Brian was born November 12, 1943, in Brooklyn/Queens, New York City, where his first musical experience ranged from church choir at nine, to clarinet and guitar, to his first local harmony group, the Delfis. In 1959, they cut a demo record and made the rounds of New York City record labels. Finally, with much persistence, after many closed doors, Brian was signed as a solo artist to a management contract, where he cut demos for band leader Sammy Kaye's publishing company. Kapp Records heard a demo and signed Brian at age 16.