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Christina Martin

Recent 2012 Music Nova Scotia Award Winner
Female Artist Recording of the Year (Sleeping With A Stranger) This ECMA award-winning artist has been attracting Roots/Rock listeners across North America and Europe for nearly a decade. An eminent singer songwriter and storyteller, she has released five albums. Sleeping With A Stranger is Christina’s newest album, and reflects the artists coming of age lyrically and musically. She recently returned home to share her stories and songs after performing 40 shows in Europe with husband/producer Dale Murray.

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Shel

SHEL is Sarah, Hannah, Eva and Liza, four classically trained musicians who happen to be sisters. Emerging from the artist colony of Fort Collins on the Eastern slope of Colorado, SHEL is sophisticated and youthful, emotional and lighthearted, classic and eccentric. SHEL's engaging live show is marked with a prodigy's creativity and a veteran's instinct for entertaining. At every performance, SHEL delights audiences with their unique songwriting style and fresh, new sound. "SHEL has delivered one of the most impressive debuts of the year..." Chris Douridas, KCRW, Los Angeles

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The Paper Shades

There is nothing complicated about the Paper Shades, a duo in which both Sarah Dollar and Jon Rixon sing and play guitar, but from this simple formula, our panel found some great results.

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Charlotte O'Connor

Charlotte has signed a worldwide record deal with Columbia Records (Sony BMG) on the 16th December 2008. Charlotte O’Connor is a 16 year old acoustic singer/songwriter from Blackburn, Lancashire. Influenced by artists like Damien Rice, Pink and Michelle Branch and with abundance of passion, determination and confidence the future looks bright for Charlotte. Charlotte is currently recording more new material and playing various venues across the country.

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Farriers

Farriers are a five piece alternative folk outfit from Northern Ireland. They combine a healthy dose of Americana into an own rootsy background, to create a rich style that, when required stomps as hard as hell.
Stephen Macartney and Rachel Coulter sing the songs and play the guitars. Aaron Jackson rumbles the bass guitar and hollers the backing vocals. Kate Squires glides along on the viola. Jonny Tate batters an old beat up kit. And the occasional water trough. They listen to lots of different stuff, from bluegrass to old eighties pop.

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Jo Harman & Company

Jo Harman’s evocative voice, and compelling stagecraft, has seen her dubbed one of the most exciting performers of her generation. From initial attention grabbing performances at The Great Escape (music industry) Festival and headlining prestigious London clubs like the acclaimed 606 and award winning Hideaway (where she, and they, cut their first ever live album), Jo and her top class band are now making waves of the 2011 festival circuit; Meadowlands, Chagstock, and North Devon Festival included.

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Lanie Lane

The spirit of Muddy Waters inhabiting Doris Day.
The Andrews Sisters in the year 2010.
Erykah Badu singing to herself as she does the housework. Pinpointing exactly where Lanie Lane is coming from musically is not easy, but a hotpot of Blues, Jazz, Pop & Country from golden era of the 30’s, 40’s & 50’s is a good starting point. Musical signposts though, are only surface grime. Lanie’s Lane's cute personality quirks such as naming her beloved guitar, her love of free form scat...

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Abagail Grey

Abagail Grey is a five piece band with a unique line up of vocals, piano, two harps, trumpet, violin, acoustic guitar, bass guitar and drums. Their live shows are aesthetically and aurally engaging, with soaring harmonies and a punchy rhythm section. Their debut record "Long Case Clock Suspension", produced by Chris Geddes from Belle and Sebastian is stylistically coherent throughout, from the beautiful artwork right to the core of the music.

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