There are, at least, two artists known as Andrew Gordon, both Scottish: 1) A songwriter. 2) A folk singer. 1) A Scottish songwriter, based in Portsmouth, UK. Born in a modern-day barn, out of sight & near some small animals - a desperation to learn the ways of the ivories manifested itself, in the mind of the child & in quick succession song-worthy events occurred. Out of those ashes came Andrew Gordon; a boy with no greater faith in life than in love. Love lost, love found & the love of cigarettes.
Gavin Friday (born Fionan Hanvey in Dublin, 8 Oct 59). In early life, he survived a Christian Brothers education to become a singer, composer and painter. A founder of Virgin Prunes (legendary avant-garde post-punk group), Between 1987 and 2005 he composed and performed with his musical partner, Maurice Seezer. Gavin is currently working on a new solo album with writing partner Herbie Macken.
Amanda Palmer meets band The Grand Theft Orchestra CD backed in Kickstarter:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/amandapalmer/amanda-palmer-the-new-record-art-book-and-tour?ref=home_popular "hi folks, it's AFP. this is my first BIG, LEGIT studio album undertaking since breaking from a major label. i've spent four years writing the songs for this record, and more recently, putting together the perfect band, The Grand Theft Orchestra, comprised of genius musicians/arrangers/programmers MICHAEL MCQUILKEN, CHAD RAINES, and JHEREK BISCHOFF.
Lead singer, primary songwriter and founder Sex Gang Children. From 1985 on, Andi has recorded and performed as a solo act and with various line-ups of Sex Gang Children. More info at www.myspace.com/andisexgang.
1) Celebration is a psychedelic soul band based out of Baltimore Md. Celebration is comprised of singer Katrina Ford, multi-instrumentalist Sean Antanaitis and drummer David Bergander... and additional rotating memebers: Walker Teret plays bass, sometimes guitar, percussion and backing vocals, Tony Drummond, plays keys, percussion and backing vocals, Tommy Rouse plays guitar and percussion.
In the beginning the band as a three piece's sound was centered around the unique output provided by all the instruments played by Antanaitis in the studio as well as live.
Having first hit Tel Aviv stages in 2007 before carrying her compelling combination of banging electro, industrial art-deco-pop, cabaret, hard rock and Middle Eastern music to London, Spiritwo has already made a big impact on the Tel Aviv and London underground scenes with her powerful theatrical live show. In early 2009 Spiritwo was reborn as a full band are set to release their debut EP in 2010.
Brighton based Birdeatsbaby formed sometime in 2006 with the intention of breaking away from current musical trends. This piano driven female fronted cabaret rock band, with the unusual addition of a string section, creates a sound impossible to pigeon hole, but recent live reviews have included 'a female divine comedy with behavioral problems '. Live shows are theatrical, highly entertaining, frightening but fragile, with brutally honest and witty lyrics.
The name Tiny Tim was first popularized by author Charles Dickens, and has been used by several musical performers including a jump blues singer, and a rockabilly artist but is most commonly associated with Herbert Buckingham Khaury (April 12, 1932
The Wiyos -
Vaudevillian Ragtime Blues, Hillbilly Swing and Old Time Country
The old-time spirit of The WIYOS mirrors that of the
medicine shows of the 1920's and 30's, when black
and white musical traditions mixed liberally and
genre distinctions didn't exist between blues and
country, ragtime and gospel, or swing and hillbilly
music. Accordingly, The WIYOS write songs that are
equally influenced by music from the Blue Ridge
Mountains and New York City, mixing the more
urbane sounds of Django Reinhardt, the Gershwin