Linda Thompson (born Linda Pettifer) started her singing career in the 1960s, doing advertising jingles for money and singing in folk clubs for enjoyment. She changed her name to Linda Peters, and was romantically linked to Martin Carthy before working with Richard Thompson, whom she married in 1972. As part of Richard & Linda Thompson she sang on a string of critically acclaimed albums until a bitter split in 1982.
Show Without Punch play jazz-tinged alt-pop with the odd dash of skiffle and drum'n'bass. Frame of reference includes Tom Waits, Regina Spektor, Modest Mouse, Sparkle Horse, Steve Reich etc. Show Without Punch are: Roger Illingworth - vox, piano; Adam Jarvis - double bass, bass guitar; Raph Saib - drums. Show Without Punch's debut album is due some time in early 2007.
Hidden Door is a quartet made of creative and open minded people . It came out as an idea of Agata and Jakub , after some time they started collaborate with Agata's schoolmate Matt.Recently talented bassist Alex Praill joined the band. Hidden door has just released a debut EP called "When flowers died...".
From now on When flowers died...( EP) is available to buy in every major MP3 store including iTunes (worldwide), Amazon MP3, Napster, eMusic and many more! If you would like to rather touch and have a physical EP you can get a hard copy on their myspace profile.
Citizen Helene is a London-based singer, songwriter and guitarist originally from Dorset, England. Described as ‘baroque and beautiful’ by Darian Sahanaja (The Brian Wilson Band, Wondermints), Helene takes influences from 60's pop, psychedelic folk and jazz, resulting in a sound has been likened to that of Margo Guryan, Karen Carpenter and Joni Mitchell with English sensibilities, combining plaintive acoustic guitar with lush Beach Boys harmonies.
Chas & Dave are Cockney pop rock music artists, often billed as Chas 'n' Dave or erroneously as Chaz 'n' Dave. Their full names are Chas Hodges (piano, vocals, banjo, guitars) and Dave Peacock (bass guitar, vocals, banjo, guitars), with Mick Burt on drums. They were regulars on British TV from 1975 onwards and had hits like "Gertcha", their first, as well as "Rabbit" and "The Sideboard Song". Their music was featured in a TV beer advertising campaign which also helped to establish them in the United Kingdom.
Like Ursula Andress rising from the sea in her white bikini, Honey Ryder are guaranteed to be making heads turn this summer. Sweet dreams are made of this – and not since the Eurythmics have we witnessed such a distinctive male/female songwriting duo as Lindsay Boyle (vocals) and Martyn Shone (guitar). With its lyrical catchiness and (whisper it) commercial appeal, new album ‘Rising Up’ should come as standard with every sports car sold this year.
Bombay Dreams is a Bollywood-themed musical, with music by A. R. Rahman, lyrics by Don Black and the book by Meera Syal and Thomas Meehan, and produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The London production opened in 2002 and ran for two years. The musical also was produced on Broadway in 2004.
Big narstie is the largest and most exciting artist to emerge out of Brixton, South London. He is well known for his entertaining but gritty portrayals of inner city life and hardship. Big Narstie has collaborated with many of the Industry elite, including; N Dubz, Proffessor Green, Shystie, Bashy, and Wretch 32 among others. He has been featured in many videos on AKA (Channel U) and MTV Base, most notibly for his video collaboration with N Dubz (NAA vs NDubz) which was taken from the platinum selling album 'Uncle B'.
David's Lyre, alias Paul Dixon (born in London, 8 August 1989), is an English singer and guitarist.
He picked the name David's Lyre during his university studies in Manchester, in reference to the musical skills of the biblical King David with the lyre. As well as playing acoustic and electric guitar, Dixon plays the WEM CopyCat, Autoharp, Marxophone and Omnichord.
He was featured by The Guardian as 'New band of the day' in 2010...