Desaparecidos was a short-lived American quintet formed in 2001 in Omaha, Nebraska, fronted by Conor Oberst (vocals, guitar) and featuring Denver Dalley, now of Statistics (guitar), Landon Hedges, now of Little Brazil (bass), Ian McElroy (keyboards), and Matt Baum (drums). This project however was restarted in 2010. Oberst may be better known for his confessional songwriting and storytelling as the lead singer of the popular indie folk band Bright Eyes, but Desaparecidos has a very different flavor.
©ook And The ©ase Daniel Cook is a prolific songwriter and the band has developed a sound and style that is beautifully reckless but refined. As a man who wears his heart on his sleeve, Daniel has no shortage of passion and life experience to draw from. The lyrics are classy, genuine and heartfelt and this is conveyed superbly through their captivating, emotionally charged performances. It is not unusual for the room to fall silent with admiration as they step on stage and begin to play.
The Portlands' Bio The Portlands formed in 2009 in the north-west of England, Manchester, and have toured the world with their distinct brand of Folk Rock 'N' Roll. After sharing studio time with Elbow only three months into their formation at Blueprint Studios, they went on to play some of the most prestigious venues in the country on their first UK Tour, and finished with a 15,000 capacity crowd festival date at the end of summer 2010.
Luke Sital-Singh is Fellow Stranger and Fellow Stranger is Luke Sital-Singh. Under that elemental handle, the young singer-songwriter from Brighton has his roots in an eclectic mix of songsmiths both young and old, from Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and Joni Mitchell to Damien Rice, Josh Ritter and Tallest Man On Earth. Sonically Luke and his band nod towards the grandeur of Sigur Ros with the haunting harmonies akin to Bon Iver.
Conor Oberst is an American singer-songwriter born February 15, 1980 in Omaha, Nebraska. He began his recording career in 1993 at the age of 13 and has since produced an enormous amount of material. Conor was deeply influenced early on by singer-songwriters David Dondero and Simon Joyner. His first two albums "Water" and "Here's to Special Treatment" were both released in 1994. Rolling Stone has referred to him as "rock's boy genius.
www.thenightishere.com the night was a solo project, focussed on incorporating and recording guest musicians. An EP was released in 2008 via iTunes and some sales and fans were recruited. A band finally formed in mid 2011, The members of the band brought their own influences and experience, and made the music evolve into what it is today. They recorded their first album independently in December 2011 at Jungle Studios.
Quickbeam are named after a type of tree (the Rowan family, green-geeks), a tree that apparently has positive influence over the negative and is sacred to those who worship it (in mythological language anyway). It seems a fitting moniker for this duo, Monika and Drew, from Glasgow and Aberdeen. They have performed at Glasgow
Rosie Catalano is a disarming chanteuse whose lyrics balance bittersweet nostalgia with playful humour to create vivid, cinematic songs. A founding member of the band The Rouge Balloon, Catalano embarked on a solo career following her 2009 collaboration with Little Birdy ("Where Did I Go Wrong?") and has recently been announced as finalist for the 2011 APRA Professional Development Award.. Armed with her guitar, Catalano is an enchanting performer both on stage and in the studio, and is soon to release her debut self-titled EP...