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).
Martyn Jacques, the founder of The Tiger Lillies, spent much of his early years living above a brothel in London's Soho. His songs describe (in lurid detail) pimps, prostitutes, drug addicts, losers and other unsavoury characters. He wrote the music for Shockheaded Peter and won an Olivier Award for Best Supporting Performance in a Musical for his memorable role in the work. He is currently working on several theatrical projects.
http://nrkpyramids.bandcamp.com/ NRK (Nobody Really Knows) is a group of musicians who predominantly create hip-hop from Powder Springs, GA/Los Angeles, CA. They released Goodwill (as The Bandits) in 2009 and The NRK Compilation on April 17th, 2010. Both are available for free download. NRK was started by Pyramid Vritra, KC 2.0, Pyramid Murdock, and Gloomy Pyramid while they were in 8th grade. Members such as Jay Cue, Andre McCloud, Mr. Northstar, Tyler Major, LuiDiamonds, and Pyramid Mables were added later on when they were all in High School.
The Last Shadow Puppets is a band that consists of Alex Turner of Sheffield band Arctic Monkeys and Miles Kane of The Rascals. They released their debut album, The Age of the Understatement, on the 21st April 2008 in the U.K., and 6th May in the U.S. The album also features James Ford (producer and half of the duo Simian Mobile Disco) and string arrangements from Owen Pallett a.k.a Final Fantasy. The album went straight to number one in the U.K. Albums Chart.
Rose Cousins is a Canadian bluegrass/folk singer-songwriter. Born and raised in Prince Edward Island, she is currently based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Beginning in 2002, she released two EPs prior to her full-length debut, If You Were for Me, in 2006. The album garnered her a nomination for best solo artist at the Canadian Folk Music Awards. She was also a winner in the 2007 Mountain Stage Newsong Contest, as well as winning best folk recording from both the Nova Scotia Music Awards and the PEI Music Awards, and Female Recording of the Year at the East Coast Music Awards in 2008.
There are multiple artists named The Fugitives: 1. Garage band who released their sole LP The Fugitives at Dave's Hideout in the summer of 1964. 2. The Fugitives, a combination of multi-talented Vancouver artists Mark Berube, Barbara Adler, and Brendan McLeod, have been classified under many guises: slam folk, folk hop, spoken word cabaret. Yet a common throughline is always their remarkable storytelling abilities.
Previously known as Evident Earth, This Century is a pop band from Tempe, Arizona, signed to Action Theory records. The members are Ryan Gose (drums), Joel Kanitz (vocals), Alex Silverman (bass), and Sean Silverman (guitar). Discography: 2007 EP
Look What We Made EP
No Way Out Digital Sampler
To Love and Back EP
Hopeful Romantic Sampler
Sound of Fire single
Sound of Fire
Kiss Me Like It's Christmas (acoustic) single
Bleach Blonde single
Estelle Fanta Swaray (born 18 January 1980 in London, United Kingdom) commonly known as Estelle, and formerly as Est'elle, is an English R&B singer-songwriter, rapper and record producer. In 2009, she won a Grammy Award for American Boy featuring Kanye West in the category for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration as well receiving the MOBO for 'Best Newcomer' and received three consecutive 'Best Female Artist' trophies from the UK Hip-Hop Awards.