Rain can refer to several artists. For the Korean pop artist, see 비. Quick Reference List:
- emo/post-hardcore band from Washington, D.C.
- American psychedelic/progressive rock band who released one album on the Project 3 label in 1972
- industrial metal band from Switzerland (now Sybreed)
- English progressive rock artist
- improvised group from New Zealand
- Hip-Hop artist from United States
- Russian hip-hop artist
- Czech metal group
- Belgian hardcore band
Nesian Mystik are one of the top hip hop and RnB groups in New Zealand, blending a variety of polynesian singing and rhyme styles into a unique flavour of music. They beging with a top selling single Nesian Style following up with their #1 debut album Polysaturated in 2002. In 2006 the eagerly awaited followup album Freshmen was released, continuing their Samoan, Maori, Cook Island and Tongan blend of funky, happy beats.
There are three bands with the name The Shallows: (1) The Shallows are an 11 piece folk/indie outfit from Perth, W.A. Genre: Indie, Roots
Region: Perth, WA
Members: Adam Tatana- Vocals/guitar Hayley-Jane Ayres- Vocals/violin/tambourine Matt Parker- Keys/vocals Craig Childs- guitar/vocals Nick Vasey- guitar Garo Tanzi- drums James Rogers - Bass Sam Gillies- noise synth Rebecca Smith - Violin/Viola Belinda Porte- Cello Catherine Ashley - Harp James Cross- Trombone Sounds Like: spiritualised, Sigur Ros, Arcade Fire
Nathan Haines (born: 1972) is one of New Zealand
1) Dave Edwards – Detroit’s Rockin’ Soul Survivor
2) Dave Edwards - New Zealand artist found here as fiffdimension to avoid confusion.
3) Dave Edwards - A super-talented producer and multi-instrumentalist from New Jersey - http://www.daveedwardsmusic.com/ 1) Dave Edwards, rock-and-soul singer and guitarist, has been a vital part of the Detroit metro musical landscape for over thirty years. From the heady days of national fame in the ‘80s, to the tight , energetic performances with which he pays homage to his musical roots today, Dave has outlasted many a Detroit rock meteorite.
There are at least three bands called Rhombus: 1) New Zealand dub-hip-hop-soul-funk-roots-reggae act Rhombus is a collaboration between producers Simon Rycroft and Thomas Voyce and MC Imon Star (Ahmen Mahal, son of blues legend Taj Mahal). Their debut album, 2002's 'Bass Player', also features the vocal talents of MC Mana, MC Rizzla (aka Tiki from Salmonella Dub), MC Antsman, Raashi Malik, and Lotus. 2005's 'Future Reference' added vocalist Lisa Tomlins (EBB) to the ensemble. A third album is due out mid-2007.
Samoan artist King Kapisi aka Bill Urale was the first Polynesian hip-hop artist to receive the prestigious APRA Silver Scroll Award for Songwriter of the Year for his single Reverse Resistance in 1999. King Kapisi has released three albums, Savage Thoughts (2000) and 2nd Round Testament (2003) and Dominant Species (2005) they were released in Australia with local sales hitting the gold status mark. The award-winning artist was nominated for 13 awards at the 2001 New Zealand B.Net Awards and took home seven of the prizes including Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Music Video.
Anika Moa (born 21st May 1980) is a singer-songwriter from Christchurch, New Zealand. While still at school in Christchurch, Moa entered the 'Smokefree Rockquest'.
She received a record deal with Warner Music in New Zealand and Atlantic Records in New York. The record company had big commercialized plans for her - which conflicted with her brash down-to-earth personality. Overall Moa did not enjoy her time in America and returned to base herself in New Zealand. Her first album was released in 2001.
Virginia "Gin" Wigmore is a New Zealand singer/songwriter who was born in Auckland, New Zealand, where she spent most of her childhood. However, while in Argentina at age 16 her father died of cancer. Upon her return to New Zealand, she articulated in song, the pain of losing her father. One of those early penned songs, “Hallelujah”, won the US-based International Songwriting Competition in 2004, when she beat 11,000 songwriting aspirants from 77 countries to become the youngest and only unsigned Grand Prize winner in the history of the ISC.