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.
This vocal powerhouse from Belfast has really caught the attention of thousands of avid music lovers over the past few years. From a massive landslide win at the Coca-Cola all Ireland music finals in Belfast
Tich is a 19 year old singer songwriter from the UK. 2012 has seen Tich become an online sensation. As well as picking up fans the world over, Tich has also caught the ears of the world’s biggest pop-group One Direction who have shown massive support for this rapidly growing, and talented artist. And they’re not alone. Olly Murs, JLS, Nick Jonas & The Wanted have all voiced their support for Tich, who has now amassed over 2.5 million views on YouTube, 20,000 YouTube subscribers, 25,000 Twitter followers and 8,000 Facebook likes in just over 6 months!
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...
Slow Skies is the musical project of Karen Sheridan, a musician from Dublin. After meeting producer Conal Herron in London they decided to record Slow Skies debut EP Silhouettes together in the winter of 2011/12 in different sitting rooms in Dublin, Donegal and Wexford. Blending folk pop melodies with strings, a harmonium, kitchen cabinet percussion and soft guitars, Slow Skies weighs somewhere between folk and pop music. With no set band Karen plans to play her gigs with different friends in different cities over the summer and winter months of 2012.
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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.
Fusing alternative rock and trip-hop, The Mouth Of Ghosts are a band from London who make moody, textured music, fueled by ragged guitars and distant electronics. www.myspace.com/themouthofghosts
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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Chloe Blackwell (aka Chloe) is a soul/jazz singer/songwriter currently living in London, UK. www.myspace.com/chloeblackwell
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.