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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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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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leaving atlantis

Leaving Atlantis are Signe Gry Thorup from Denmark and Vesa Haapanen from Finland based in London, UK. Listen to their debut album "Strange New World" on Grooveshark. In the year 1999, Signe & Vesa met at a music college called The Powerhouse in West London. They became friends while living and experiencing the life in the big metropolis, full of edge and big dreams. Life, and a very big city, splits them up but 9 years later they meet again and discover a musical chemistry that is impossible to let slip and very quickly Leaving Atlantis is born.

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Kiesza

Kiesza has packed a lot into her 22 years. She's been a navy codebreaker, a national beauty pageant contestant and a tall ship sailor.But these days, writing and performing music is the Calgary native's main passion. It's been only four years since Kiesza (pronounced Kye-za) wrote her first song on her mother's old guitar. "I knew that my mom had a guitar in storage in the house," she says. "My parents got divorced when I was 18 and I had a lot of emotions going on and I went searching for it. When I found it and started playing it, I wrote a song that first day.

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Ashleigh Mannix

Hailing from a geographical and cultural mix that takes in both the ACT and NSW’s South Coast, Ashleigh Mannix has recently emerged as a bright young singer/songwriter and natural solo performer, consistently embraced by fans, peers and audiences alike, both locally and overseas. Ashleigh picked up her first guitar at the age of 11, a few years later adding to this musical experience with her own voice.

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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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