Former backing singers to WHAM!, PEPSI & SHIRLIE embarked on a solo career after that group's break-up in Summer 1986. This connection was put to great use in the UK teenage magazine market where their pop/dance style appealed to suburban audiences.
Signing to Polydor Records, in 1987 the duo came out with a debut album 'All Right Now' and achieved two UK top 10 singles in 1987 with 'Heartache' (a number 2 hit) and 'Goodbye Stranger'.
Born in St. Louis, Missouri, January 8th, 1960, to a mother who loved music and a father who played the piano as a hobby, Dave started playing drums around the age of 8. During his high school years he received many awards from the NAJE (National Association of Jazz Educators) for his outstanding performances in his high school's competition winning jazz band, and was involved with numerous local groups from a very early age while studying with St.
Santessa is the UK's best kept secret. Her debut album DELIRIUM, produced by Stuart Matthewman, (Sade, Maxwell, Sweetback) released through Sony UK in 2000, was critically acclaimed across the board. It has gone on to become a highly sought after collectors item worldwide. Born on the Isle of Man, but without a drop of Manx blood; Her mother is half English, half Ghanaian, and her father hails from Ireland.
James Burton was born in Dubberly, Lousiana on August 21, 1939. He first picked up the guitar at age 13. By the time he was 15, he was recording with Dale Hawkins. He also got a job as the lead guitar player on the Louisiana Hayride, backing artists like George Jones and Johnny Horton. By 18, Burton moved to California to work with Ricky Nelson. With Ricky, he recorded Hello, Mary Lou and other classics.
Bonnie Raitt, (born November 8, 1949) is an American blues and R&B singer, songwriter, and guitarist who was born in Burbank, California, the daughter of Broadway musical star John Raitt. Raitt began playing guitar at an early age, something not a lot of her high school girlfriends did. "I had played a little at school and at camp," she later recalled in a July 2002 interview. "My parents would drag me out to perform for my family, like all parents do, but it was a hobby—nothing more...I think people must wonder how a white girl like me became a blues guitarist.
LightsGoBlue are a pop-electronic band made up of Raj (drums, synths + vocals) and Alex (guitar, synth + vocals). All their current tracks are recorded and produced themselves in a makeshift garage studio. They fucking love it. This year they've been lucky enough to tour both the U.K. and Ireland with bands with some amazing bands, including Enter Shikari, Canterbury, and Hadouken!. The band have put up mp3s which are free to download at www.musicglue.com/lightsgoblue. Twitter
'Formed in 2006, this exciting Reading based quartet create a pop/punk sound with an unique hint of electro, they put on very upbeat, energetic live shows with great confidence. The band together have had press coverage in national and international rock magazines, and wide label interest including major label showcases. Doing Live Shows with Bands such as Fightstar, Saosin, Killerpilze, We Are The Ocean and Tonight is Goodbye. DissolvedIn released their Debut EP "Proudly Dressed" in April 2008.
Hailing from Greater Manchester this Female fronted Blues/Pop band are building a roster of covers & originals. With influences like Amy Winehouse, Paulo Nutini & John Mayer 'Ford & The Shouts' are branching between modern pop & classic blues with the soulful voice of Kirsty Ford. Currently booking as a support band for local bands this one time 'open-mic-night' act are aiming for bigger things
Light Parades are a four piece outfit, primarily based in Kingston Upon Thames, West London, UK. Made up of Daniel Hopkinson, Stephen Hopkinson, Jakub Tucholski and Oliver Pearce. Formed in mid-2011, the ambitious quartet headed into Rockfield Studio in Wales only four weeks after forming, to start recording their debut album, due for release later this year. Their debut ep 'Sparkle' was released on 15th February 2012.