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Nail

There are several artists named Nail. #1: Nail is a Canadian progressive heavy rock/metal band. After spending several years performing with Canadian multi-platinum recording artists Helix, Nail was formed in 2007 by Rainer and Cindy Wiechmann after their departure from that group. Nail presents a sound that is a considerable departure from the ‘80s “Hair Metal” rock sounds one would associate with Helix, having roots and influences more likely associated with groups like Rush, Black Sabbath, and Tool.

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DJ Maestro

DJ Maestro, alias Martijn Barkhuis (Groningen, 1970), is een nederlandse discjockey, componist en arrangeur. Hij organiseerde onder meer de Dig This!-avonden en de Blue Note Trip compilaties die hij samenstelde voor het jazzlabel Blue Note Records. Drie maanden na zijn geboorte trok Barkhuis met zijn ouders, die in Groningen studeerden, weg uit de gemeente. Hierna woonde hij onder meer in Emmen en Arnhem. Van zijn zevende tot zevenentwintigste speelde Barkhuis viool, onder andere bij het Nederlands Studentenorkest. Hij volgde een masterclass bij Theo Olof.

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Cat Empire

The Cat Empire is a large group of musicians, featuring two sets of male vocals, two trumpets, trombone, saxophone, drums, keys, and a DJ, as well as many other instruments. They are based in Melbourne, Australia. Their sound is often described as a fusion of jazz, ska, funk and rock with heavy Latin influences. The band has toured extensively throughout Australia, the US and Europe and has released four distinct albums with the first two reaching double platinum status and the third receiving an ARIA Music Award for best world album.

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New Cool Collective

New Cool Collective was born in 1994 when these eight cool musicians ignited the Amsterdam club scene and then set fire to the rest of the Dutch music scene, spreading the heat rapidly to international festivals. From the start they were hot and never cooled down, releasing albums, winning the Edison Jazz Award in 2000 (the Dutch Grammy) and touring extensively. Whether playing at the London Jazz Café, North Sea Jazz Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, or at clubs in Istanbul, Budapest...

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Alice in Grooveland

Intrepid quartet of jazz funksters with an impressively varied repertoire. Expect anything from the classic 50s Blue Note sound to 70s space funk - spiced up with a dash of 90s acid jazz and Brazilian disco! AIG have the chameleon-like ability to tailor their sound to very different venues and audiences - they are equally at home in a classy restaurant, busy pub or crowded nightclub. How did it all start? In mid 2009, four busy, experienced musicians joined forces to form a project that is creative and entertaining in equal measure. After experimenting with various line ups, they settled on the present lean, stripped-down quartet format in November 2009. 'The uncluttered line up gives us the space to try anything,' explains keyboardist Andrew. With the introduction of more and more original material, impromptu jams with vocalists and the increasing use of synths and electronics, 2010 looks promising indeed for Alice in Grooveland. Catch them live around central and South East London - not to be missed!

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Grupo Fantasma

Grupo Fantasma is an eleven-piece orchestra from Austin, Texas. Formed in 2000 from the merger of two acts, The Blue Noise Band and The Blimp, the band emerged with a sold out show at the former Empanada Parlour in Austin. The band is best known for their exuberant live shows and their recent association with Prince and his 3121 Club in Las Vegas. The band has backed Prince on numerous occasions, including his performance on the ALMA Awards in 2007, and often perform at his afterparty jam sessions. The ensemble has sold more than 20,000 albums independently.

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Shakira

Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll (born Wednesday, February 2, 1977), known simply as Shakira, is a Colombian singer-songwriter, musician, composer, record producer, music-video director, dancer, choreographer and philanthropist who has sold over fifty million records worldwide. She has been in the music industry since 1990, releasing her first album the following year. A child prodigy, she began writing poems and songs at age four and taught herself the guitar at age ten. The death of a half sibling and her father's reaction to it inspired her to write her first full song at age eight.

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Dinamo

Dinamo... es la mancomunion musical de gente muy dispar, de culturas antagónicas... pero con el mismo impulso por generar ambiente y euforia cosmopolita dentro y fuera del escenario. Federico Fossati (guitarra y voz), Ezequiel Maqui (bajo) y Valentin Tarin (bateria) edifican los cimientos del grupo en el 2002 en Alcudia, Mallorca, después de intensas carreras musicales en Argentina y Australia.

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