Steven Paul "Elliott" Smith (August 6, 1969 – October 21, 2003) was an American songwriter and musician. Smith was born in Omaha, Nebraska, raised primarily in Texas, and resided for a significant portion of his life in Portland, Oregon, where he first gained popularity. His primary instrument was the guitar, but he was also proficient at piano, clarinet, bass, drums and harmonica. Smith had a distinctive vocal style characterized by his "whispery, spiderweb-thin delivery" and use of multi-tracking to create vocal harmonies.
www.myspace.com/sonsofnoelandadrian Sons of Noel and Adrian (SONAA) was formed in 2007 by best friends, Jacob Richardson and Tom Cowan. After years of writing and performing together in the drunken brewery town of Burton-Upon-Trent both guitar players parted ways as Jacob left for art school in Cornwall and Tom set off to travel across Europe. The pair would re-unite years later on the south-eastern shores of the UK and the creative Mecca of Brighton.
Soothsayers' web site describes themselevs as: "A group of musicians playing a fusion of nu Afro beat
and dub; a cultural collision created by movement of people; music with vision and a message; music for all people from all cultures and nations". Band tour line up: Adesose Wallace (vocals/perussion), Idris Rahman ( Sax/vocals) , Robin Hopcraft (trumpet/vocals) , Phil Dawson (guitar), Jonny Phillips (guitar), Patrick Illingworth (Drums) , Eustace Williams (bass).
Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn was born September 17, 1974, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and has released a number of albums under the K Records label. She has collaborated with her close friend Phil Elvrum of The Microphones and has also worked extensively with The Black Cat Orchestra. Mirah is the youngest of three children and lived in Bala Cynwyd, a suburb of Philadelphia for most of her childhood. She then moved to Olympia, Washington and attended The Evergreen State College. She is modest and deliberate, prefers privacy to invasion and reconciliation to war.
Cuushe, who is greatly inspired by music like Board of Canada, L’altra, started out her musical career as a member in a collage pop band, and eventually ventured into solo-project works in 2003. Using her mesmerizing airy vocals as the main instrument, Cuushe composes pop-infused electronic music that is lovable and yet uniquely different from any other song-based pop sounds out there. Together with the delicate lyrics penned by her, the multi-talented cuushe beautifully projects a subtle musical world that is carefully wrapped with sensitive emotion and fragile memories.