Reykjavik, Iceland (2005-Present)
It’s hard to spot the one side that epitomizes Helgi Hrafn Jonsson: There’s the lean, blond, loki-type of prankster, that would always be up for a laugh, be the joke on him or someone else. There’s the highly trained trombone-player, having toured and recorded all over europe and the U.S. with a vast array of bands and artists (from Voices of Europe to Sigur Rós), but namely with his own group Beefólk, signed to Wolfgang Muthspiel’s material-records label.
Reykjavik, Iceland (2005-Present)
THE 2 CEDARS - British fivepiece The Cedar (www.myspace.com/thecedar) are based in Bristol and Bath in the South-West of England. This is where they meet up and play all sorts of instruments together for audiences like you. Sometimes they play in other parts of the world too. Apart from super music for smart people, they
Scottish singer-songwriter KT Tunstall burst into the public consciousness in 2004 with her gritty debut album ‘Eye to the Telescope’, a provocative sonic mesh of heartfelt pop; rootsy, electric blues; and left-field alt-rock. 'Eye' spawned three hit singles — the Grammy-Award nominated “Black Horse and the Cherry Tree,” “Suddenly I See,” and “Other Side of the World” — all of which became omnipresent on radio, television, movies, and the Internet. Thanks to the multi-media exposure, the album is certified platinum in the United Kingdom and the United States, with worldwide sales exceeding 3.
Joan Jett (born Joan Marie Larkin on September 22, 1958 in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania) is an American rock singer and guitarist. She was the guitarist for the rock group The Runaways from 1975 to 1979, after which she released two solo albums - 1980's "Joan Jett" and 1981's "Bad Reputation" - before forming her own group, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. "The Hit List" (1990), a covers album recorded by Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, was labeled as being by Jett alone.
London-based quintet The Gresham Flyers are the hybrid of their diverse geographical backgrounds (north, midlands, south and Slough) and the best bits of your record collection, all sprinkled with a little sugar - David Gedge fronting an unruly combination of Sparks and Pulp. Describing their sound as "Classy, energetic pop, boy/ girl singers, handclaps, and hooks you can hang your duffel coat on", the band pride themselves on their instrument-swapping diversity and ear for a good hook, based around the diverse influences of the band- from the indie storytelling of Pulp & Belle & Sebastian...
Leslie Phillips is the name of more than one artist. (1) Leslie Phillips (b. January 28, 1962) is an American Christian singer and songwriter, who later recorded under the name Sam Phillips. One of her Christian market albums, The Turning, has been reissued under the Sam Phillips name. (2) Leslie Samuel Phillips OBE (b. April 20, 1924) is an English comedy actor, born in Tottenham, London. Phillips made his first film appearances in the 1930s, but it wasn't until the 1950s that he became famous for playing amusing English stereotypes.
‘Villagers’ began life as a nameless collection of musical poems, all under the pen of one Conor J. O’Brien. “Ultimately, I’ve learned that a song is not an isolated thing. You have to wash the dishes before you write a song. It should never be taken too seriously. It must be treated with joy and humour, regardless of the subject matter,” muses Conor, as he strokes his hairless chin.
“The aim is to feel the songs out. If I don’t surprise myself, then it is a worthless endeavour. Indeed, I would apply this attitude to all aspects of this project.
Tarsha Jones, better known as Miss Jones, is a former R&B artist and radio personality. Miss Jones is currently the host of Jonesy In the Morning, a morning show that airs nationally on MissJonesRadio.Net. After previously working for Hot 97 and until 2008 and WUSL Power 99Fm and until 2011, Jonesy In the Morning is produced by Miss Jones. Jones met rapper Doug E. Fresh, who admired her vocal skills and invited her to his Get Fresh Crew tour.
The Script are Danny O'Donoghue, Mark Sheehan and Glen Power from Dublin, Ireland. After reaching 15 in the charts with debut single We Cry, their 2nd single The Man Who Can't Be Moved peaked at 2. Their debut album, The Script, was released on the 11th August, and went straight to number 1 on iTunes UK & Ireland. Their 3rd single Breakeven was released on the 10th of November 2008.
Brian was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire in 1944 of a Welsh father and English mother. He joined a local church choir when he was 12 years old and started piano lessons at about the same time. The music of Cliff Richard and the Shadows inspired him to start learning the guitar. He joined a rock band called The Coasters as lead singer in 1961 and also joined an amateur theatre group called The Studio Theatre at around the same time.
First job was a library assistant for a year followed by three years as a student technician in a hospital pathological laboratory.