1) Formed in Melbourne, Australia in 1988, after 20 years, The Fauves, continue to be one of Australia's most unique bands. Although sonically nondescript, Fauves' song are typically wry, ironic, hyper-literate, biopsies of the broadest range of topics. Comprised of four school friends: Andrew Dyer, Adam Newey, Andrew Cox and Phil Leonard, the Fauves emerged from one of Melbourne's grittier suburbs, Frankston only to find major label support early in their career.
Atlanta based Blackberry Smoke continues to grow into the premiere Southern Rock band in America. Over the last 12 months, they have shared the stage with ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Montgomery-Gentry, Shooter Jennings, Cross Canadian Ragweed and countless others.
Blackberry Smoke has relentlessly toured the US this year including a 3 month opening for ZZ Top, and multiple dates with the bands mentioned, The Outlaws and more. They will be joining Lynyrd Skynyrd once again for the Simple Man Cruise in Jan 8-12 2009.
Katrina Leskanich was brought up in a U.S. military family who moved to England in 1976, she became a UK resident and has lived in England for the last 30 years. Katrina formed the band Mama's Cookin' with Vince de la Cruz in 1978. In 1981 Katrina and Vince joined The Waves with Kimberley Rew (formerly of Soft Boys) and Alex Cooper, and the band became Katrina and The Waves. In 1981 she became lead vocalist for the band Katrina and the Waves, based in the English city of Cambridge, which had several international hits...
Black Francis is the stage name used by Pixies singer, Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV. Inspired by a quip by the late Warren Zevon after the group's 1993 disbandment, Francis embarked upon a successful solo career under the inverted pseudonym, Frank Black; in addition to releasing a prolific number of stylistically departed records with Frank Black and the Catholics; until the 2004 reunion of the Pixies.
Calling All Cars are a rock band from Melbourne, Victoria that formed in 2005. There have been scientific studies done and we know for a fact nobody wants to read band bios that are full of shit, so we are going to give it to you straight. We are currently holed up at 'Studios in the City' in Melbourne with producer Tom Larkin putting the final touches on our debut album 'Hold Hold Fire' (Due out 12th of March 2010).
There are several artists with the name Dave Stewart:
1) Dave Stewart (prefers David A. Stewart) is most renown as one half of the succesful 80s pop duo Eurythmics
2) Dave Stewart is a British keyboardist and former member of Egg, Hatfield And The North, National Health and Bruford, now works with vocalist Barbara Gaskin
3) Dave Stewart is a British drummer with the group Camel
4) Dave Stewart is a British guitarist and vocalist with Steve Hillage's band
There are two artists by the name of Whitley listed on Last.fm: 1) Whitley is an artist from Melbourne, Australia. Whitley seamlessly blends organic acoustic flavours with electronic overtones creating songs with hushed, whimsical tales of love and loss.
Whitley’s previous incarnations in hardcore and punk bands were tempered when he was dragged along to see alt-country stars Keiran Cane and Kevin Welsh by a friend’s dad.
Amaya Laucirica is a Melbourne based singer/songwriter. She has so far released two albums, "Sugar Lights" and "Early Summer". Amaya's band was originally formed in Sydney, Australia and currently consists of members in both Sydney and Melbourne. Effortlessly beautiful and unapologetically abstract, Amaya's music speaks directly to the heart and soul, transcending the ordinary rhythm of the everyday.
Darts were a nine-piece, London-based 'doo-wop' vocal group formed in 1976 by bass singer Den Hegarty who, along with Griff Fender, Rita Ray and Horatio Hornblower, had previously performed with Rocky Sharpe and the Razors. Their first hit was a medley of The Rays' "Daddy Cool" and Little Richard's "The Girl Can't Help It", which reached no.6 in the UK charts at the end of 1977. They had a total of 12 single chart hits including three consecutive British No.