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Bob Delyn A'R Ebillion

Bob Delyn a'r Ebillion are a Welsh folk-rock band fronted by poet, bard, singer and harpist Twm Morys. Their songs are sung in Welsh, with several in Breton (singer Nolwenn Korbell also features on two of their albums), strongly influenced by traditional songs and legends, but with an original, fresh take. This is also evident in the music, a unique mix of contemporary rhythms and instruments, with strong presence of Celtic harp and haunting sax.
They have released four albums, Sgwarnogod Bach Bob (Bob's Little Hares), Gwbade Bach Cochlyd (Little Red Faces), Gedon and Dore.

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Hookers for Jesus

Hookers for Jesus is a Bloomington, IN based singer-songwriter. The term comes from the female members of the Children of God church who practiced flirty fishing. Flirty fishing refers to Matthew 4:19 from the New Testament in which Jesus tells two fishermen that he will make them "fishers of men"; cult leader David Berg extrapolated from this that women in his movement should be "flirty fishers" (also called "bait" or "fisherwomen"); the targeted men were called "fish". The cult published several documents with exact instructions.

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Lisa Miller

1) An American teen singer signed to Motown in the 1960s.
2) An Australian pop and country singer. 1) Recording for Motown as Little Lisa, she was the daugher of The Lewis Sisters. Later she recorded as Lisa Miller (her real name) and Leeza Miller. Her only release under her own name was the album Within Myself on Canterbury in 1968. The album only got a promotional pressing however, at it wasn't widely available until the Sundazed reissue in 2010. She continues to perform and scored a #4 hit in Brazil in 1983, singing on Sergio Mendes' "Never Gonna Let You Go".

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Sylvie Lewis

Sylvie Lewis is a singer/songwriter, currently based in Rome, Italy. Born in London, England, she came to the United States in 1995 and studied at the Berklee College of Music. After some travelling, she relocated to Los Angeles, where her self-released EP "Beautiful Mess" was heard by Cheap Lullaby Records, and she was signed to a deal. She released her debut album Tangos and Tantrums in 2005 to good reviews, and has toured the United States and the United Kingdom since then.

Read more about Sylvie Lewis on Last.fm.

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Heron

Heron is a British folk band from the 1970s who originally put out two albums on the Dawn label. During the post psychedelic era for folk music many bands fused together delicate melancholia with a simple folk basis. Heron like Waterfall, some Magna Carta, and Dulcimer fall into this area.

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The Wild

There is more than one band called The Wild. 1. The Wild is a 4 (sometimes 5) piece folk-rock band currently based in Atlanta, Georgia. The Wild also help run WonderRoot, a nonprofit community center in Atlanta that provides a low-cost/free recording studio, darkroom, computer lab, library, conference room for the local kids as well as an all-ages show space for tons of bands passing through. 2. The Wild is a 3-man alternative / indie-hip hop band from Auckland, New Zealand.

Read more about The Wild on Last.fm.

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Sheila E.

Sheila Escovedo is the daughter of percussionist Pete Escovedo, with whom she frequently performs. Sheila E's uncle is Alejandro Escovedo, formerly with Delphine Neid's first-wave punk rock group The Nuns, Rank and File and The True Believers, followed by a solo career. The late Tito Puente was Escovedo's godfather. She is also niece to Javier Escovedo, founder of seminal San Diego punk act, The Zeros. Another uncle, Mario Escovedo, fronted long-running indie rockers, The Dragons. Escovedo is of Mexican, African American, and Creole heritage. Coke Escovedo was also her uncle.

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