Samantha Bower Fragility, teenage angst, broken hearts, dilemmas of love, all wrapped in rebellious ruggedness. With a unique singing style, and a memorable Emo-Punk appearance, Samantha Bower is a rock girl. Raised by the likes of Sex Pistols but mainly influenced by American Punk-Rock acts such as Blink 182, Letters to Cleo, Sum 41, The All-American Rejects, All Time Low, Greenday, Avril Lavigne, Kamelot, Plain White T's, Goo Goo Dolls and Evanescence.
Anggun (born Anggun Cipta Sasmi on April 29, 1974 in Jakarta, Indonesia) is an Indonesian singer/songwriter. She started singing in 1986. Her father, Darto Singo, was a famous singer and producer in Indonesia and Anggun decided to follow in her father's footsteps. At the tender age of 7 years she recorded her first album with children's song. At 12, after becoming interested in rock music, she recorded her second heavily rock influenced album, "Dunia Aku Punya", that in the indonesian language mean "World of mine".
Leslie Mendelson is a singer/songwriter from New York with influences ranging from Carole King to Laura Nyro. Influenced by her father, a trumpet player and music teacher, Leslie became passionate about music during her early childhood. She starting singing some of her original music with Mother Freedom, a Long Island funk-rock combo with whom she recorded an album. Then, in the Spring of 2002, Leslie relocated to New York City beginning her songwriting career. There, she became a part of Manhattan’s downtown music scene and participated in the New York Songwriters Circle.
Leaves' Eyes is a symphonic metal band with folk metal elements from Stavanger, Norway and Ludwigsburg, Germany. The band assembled in 2003, shortly before singer Liv Kristine was fired from Theatre of Tragedy. Leaves' Eyes currently consists of Liv Kristine (female vocals), Alexander Krull (male vocals, programming), Sander van der Meer (guitars), Thorsten Bauer (guitars/Bass), and Roland Navratil (drums & percussion). Former members include Martin Schmidt (drums, left in 2004), Chris Lukhaup (bass, left in 2007), and Moritz Neuner (drums, left in 2007).
Glasgow band DOVES OF DISORDER are a fire-breathing, four-headed, eight-legged heavy-pop-punk machine. They formed in July 2008 after Heather (vocals), Susie (guitar/vocals) James (drums) and Barry (bass) were asked to leave a speed-dating event in their hometown – none of the band are willing to admit why they were asked to leave but rumours persist that it was due to them being "too damn sexy..."
Patti LuPone (born April 21, 1949 in Northport, Long Island, New York) is an American singer and actress. She is most famous stage for her Tony Award-winning roles in Evita (1979) and Gypsy (2008). LuPone has also appeared in the 1987 revival of Anything Goes and 2005 revival of Sweeney Todd. She has achieved iconic status for her involvement in productions of Les Miserables, Sunset Blvd., Noises Off, Company, Candide, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Oliver!, The Three Sisters, and Master Class.
Bonnie Raitt, (born November 8, 1949) is an American blues and R&B singer, songwriter, and guitarist who was born in Burbank, California, the daughter of Broadway musical star John Raitt. Raitt began playing guitar at an early age, something not a lot of her high school girlfriends did. "I had played a little at school and at camp," she later recalled in a July 2002 interview. "My parents would drag me out to perform for my family, like all parents do, but it was a hobby—nothing more...I think people must wonder how a white girl like me became a blues guitarist.
Jude Johnstone (born in Bar Harbor, Maine) is an American singer-songwriter. Her songs have been covered by a number of artists, including Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, Bette Midler, Johnny Cash, and Stevie Nicks. Johnstone wrote the #1 song "The Woman Before Me" on Trisha Yearwood's debut CD. In 2002, having enjoyed songwriting for some years, Johnstone and longtime manager Bob Burton decided to release her own debut CD "Coming of Age" on BoJak Records. The album received critical acclaim. Since then she has released On a Good Day (2005), Blue Light (2007), Mr. Sun (2008), Quiet Girl (2011).
Shawn Colvin (born January 10, 1956 in Vermillion, South Dakota) is an American musician. Best known for her hit single "Sunny Came Home" from the album "A Few Small Repairs". Colvin's formative years were spent in the town of Carbondale, Illinois, where she attended Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She learned to play guitar at the age of 10. Her first public concert was at age 15 at the University of Illinois campus. Colvin cites Joni Mitchell as a primary influence on her music, and her initial performances closely mirrored Mitchell's inflections and guitar tunings.
Born In London, England in the late eighties, acoustic Singer Songwriter Karina Berry delivers beautifully crafted melodic songs that draw in the listener.
Early influences from Morrissey and Drugstore helped develop her unique style and passion for songwriting.
After recording a 3 track EP in 2005, Karina recorded songs for the 2006 album 'Lazy Ways' alongside tracks 'The Sea' and Atlantic Highway' .