Go Sailor was a short-lived Berkeley based twee pop band. Its members included Rose Melberg of Tiger Trap and The Softies (guitar, vocals), Paul Curran of Crimpshrine (bass) and Amy Linton of Henry's Dress (drums). They recorded three 7" singles and a full-length CD on Lookout! Records in 1996, the latter of which collected the singles tracks and two compilation appearances. After their breakup their songs "Ray of Sunshine" and "Together Forever in Love" were included on the soundtrack to the movie But I'm a Cheerleader.
There are at least four artists/bands called Sina: 1) Sina is a swiss pop singer. She sings mainly in swiss-german with a dialect from Wallis. 2) A Turkish pop singer. 3) An alternative Iranian band. 4) A Slovak singer, now a member of the band Longital.
Running Riots are a 5 piece hailing from the Camden area of London, England. The band’s name reflects the fact they are a fierce live act, and are creating a buzz wherever they go, pulling rowdy audiences to witness this vastly popular unsigned band. Running Riots have been in some form since 2005 but it was the start of 2008 which saw the birth of Running Riots. The bands influences include The Jam, New York Dolls, The Clash, The Pixies, and more recently The Libertines, The Maccabees and Maximo Park.
Leftfield pop star, hip-hop pioneer, and veritable polymath, Akira The Don is a rapper, producer and cartoonist (amongst other things) currently residing in London, England. His debut LP, when We We Were Young was relased on Something In Construction Records in 2006. He's since released twenty-one (and counting) mixtapes via his webiste, akirathedon.com, including May's acclaimed The Omega Sanction, the precursor to his second album, The Life Equation, co-produced by Stephen Hague and due for release this Summer.
The Weeknd is a Toronto-based R&B singer named Abel Tesfaye. Abel started uploading songs to YouTube in 2010 and in March of 2011 he dropped his first mixtape, House of Balloons. In August of 2011, he dropped his second mixtape, Thursday. His third mixtape, Echoes of Silence, was released on December 21 2011. The Weeknd takes his ambivalent emotional tenor and stretches it out, building a whole worldview from it. He has sampled artists such as Beach House and Siouxsie and the Banshees. http://the-weeknd.com/
Rick James (born James Ambrose Johnson, Jr; February 1, 1948 - August 6, 2004) was an American funk and soul musician from Buffalo New York, who worked as a singer, keyboardist, bassist, record producer, arranger, and composer during his long career. One of the most popular artists on the Motown label during the late 1970s and early 1980s, James was famous for his wild brand of funk music and his trademark cornrow braids. As time went on, James was given the unofficial title The King of Punk-Funk.
ABC is the present vehicle for Martin Fry, originally formed as a four-piece, and were one of the major players in the new wave movement of the early 1980s. They could perhaps also be credited with creating the short-lived pigeonhole of 'sophisti-pop' - smart suits, clever lyrics and elaborate synth-based melodies. ABC was formed in 1980 after Martin Fry, a music journalist, interviewed the band Vice Versa for his fanzine Modern Drugs.
Ship to Shore is a band from Sheffield, England. Featuring members of The Legacy . Ship to Shore play pop-punk, influenced by bands such as The Movielife, New Found Glory and Saves the Day. They are about to go into the studio to record their first EP which will be out in the Autumn on Broken Night Records.