The origins of New Zealand's Verlaines can be traced back as early as 1979, with the group's founder Graeme Downes took direct inspiration from fellow Dunedin group, the Clean to form a band of his own. It wasn't until 1981 that the group made their first public appearance with their initial five-piece line-up. The band have so far released seven full-length albums on three different labels, one mini album, three singles and two compilations.
There are at least six artists named Plastic:
1. a german electro - ebm band similar to A23 in style there album black colours has been hailed by many as a masterpice
http://www.myspace.com/plasticmusicde 2.Plastic are Agnieszka Burcan (vocal, keyboards, programming) and Pawel Radziszewski (guitar, scratches, programming). Their debut album is full of various music vibes. It takes you on a journey from dance, house through electro, funk, and drum’n’bass to chillout.
Carol Grimes (born Carol Ann Grimes, 7 April 1944, Lewisham, London) is a smooth jazz and world music singer. Grimes came to prominence in 1969 as a member of Delivery, associated with the Canterbury Scene. During the 1970s she performed regularly on the London blues circuit with her band The London Boogie Band. At the same time she released her first solo album Warm Blood, the first release on the Virgin's Caroline label (CA2001), backed by session musicians in London and Nashville. The cover was taken in her Notting Hill flat.
David Bass has been writing and singing for many years now. He works with Derek Fay on a project up until recently called Mrs. Columbo. They were forced to change the name of this band when they discovered another band (through My Space) also called Mrs. Columbo. On David Bass' album the Lovers, he has written both on his own and alongside guitarist Stephen Lytton. His music is often moody and changes in style from song to song. Lyrics are often cryptic and always interesting. Let David Bass know what you think by mailing him here: davidbass.
Around the late 60's/early 70's, this English folk-prog trio released four similar albums under four different band names: Alice Through The Looking Glass, TOMORROW COME SOME DAY, Agincourt and finally Ithaca. Ithaca's music is a combination of pastoral folk rock, psychedelia and progressive rock with gentle male/female vocal interplay. Their style is dreamy, very laid back and flows in a breezy, unassuming fashion. Lee Menelaus in particular, the female vocalist, projects a sweet (very sweet) serene tone yet not at all sappy.
Underground Lovers was an Australian indie/electronic group in the 1990s. Despite minimal commercial success, the band was much praised and developed a cult following. The lineup changed often, but retained a stable nucleus of Vincent M. Giarrusso (vocals, guitar, keyboard) and Glenn Bennie (guitar).
The B of the Bang is a lo-fi, electronica-tinged, anti-folk cake with a gothic, grunge icing. Topped with fuzzy reverb cherries. The B of the Bang is, in some instances, the lonesome journey of an acoustic troubador. The B of the Bang is, in other instances, a collection of musicians with a revolving line-up (and a couple of regulars propping up the musical bar). The B of the Bang gigs may come in various formats, be it a knackered acoustic guitar, playing detuned, lo-fi, gothic folk with a special box-o-tricks that makes bleeps and fuzzy noises gurgling contentedly in the background.