Bixby Canyon are:
Jake - Vox/guitar
Yelo - Bass
Fletcher - Drums Bixby Canyon (is that a Death Cab reference?) are harsh and grungy. Their frontman probably needs a bigger stage, even with the mic stands moved onto the floor he’s bouncing off his bandmates and running off to do a lightning lap of the half-empty room. Their unassuming bass player looks like Michael Cera, so it’s an impressive surprise when he steps up to the mic and screams like his guts are on fire. - Jody MacGregor - Rave Magazine live review
Bixby Canyon are:
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.
©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.
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
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.
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...
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.
Website : http://www.kestoncobblersclub.com/
Label : http://www.beatnikgeekrecords.com/
Downloads : http://astore.amazon.co.uk/beatgeekreco-21
EP/CD now available : http://www.beatnikgeekrecords.com/kcc.html
Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/pages/Keston-Cobblers-Club/195085284244 The distinctive sound that makes Keston Cobblers' Club so unique comes from a desire to create contemporary, catchy music, fused with the wholesome grittiness of traditional folk.