At just 22 Frank Hamilton has had a busy 2007, notching up several thousand miles on the clock of his one-litre Vauxhall Corsa. He released a couple of singles, got played by Edith Bowman on Radio One, was dubbed ‘the Mike Skinner of folk’ by Music Week and has already had his new single feature as XFM’s record of the week. ‘Friday Nights’ is the second release on Franks DIY label and demonstrates exactly why a buzz has centered around the Cambridge born wordsmith.
Cuff the Duke is a Canadian band from Oshawa, Ontario, that has been active from 2001. They play a blend of traditional country and folk music with indie rock influences, and can be categorized as an alt-country group. The line-up of the band has evolved, with the consistent members thus far being Wayne Petti (vocals, guitar, keyboards, harmonica, bass) and Paul Lowman (bass, piano, backing vocals, fiddle, guitar, lap steel). Petti and Murray have also released solo albums.
The Bee Gees, originally made up of three brothers: Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb (died 2012), and Maurice Gibb (died 2003), have been successful for most of their 40-plus years of recording music. They had two distinct periods of exceptional success: as a pop act in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and as a foremost act of the disco music era in the late 1970s. The Gibb brothers were born on the Isle of Man, UK to English parents in 1946 (Barry Alan Crompton Gibb, September 1) and 1949 ( twins Robin Hugh Gibb and Maurice (pronounced "Morris") Ernest Gibb, December 22).
Scarlett Parade is a duo hailing from the Isle of Man, the tiny island located in the Irish Sea between Liverpool and Belfast. Formed in early 2011, members Adam Jones and Geoffrey Tinkler, both 24, have a strong songwriting partnership that is designed to showcase their strengths, not only as songwriters, but multi-instrumentalists also. Friends for many years, Adam and Geoff were classmates throughout high school and performed in various bands throughout this time.
The Band Perry is an American country music band composed of Kimberly Perry (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, piano) and her two brothers: Reid Perry (bass guitar, background vocals) and Neil Perry (mandolin, drums, accordion, background vocals). They were born in Mobile, Alabama, and moved to Greeneville , Tenn. The trio owes its unique sound to its parents. "Most dads would be rocking their kids to sleep singing 'Rock-a-bye Baby,' " Kimberly says.
Rasputina is a "cello rock" ensemble composed of singer/cellist Melora Creager, and various, frequently changing band members. The current lineup includes Creager (cello), Daniel Dejesus (cello), and Dawn Miceli (drums). Founded by Creager in 1992, they have long held true to their mission of enlightening the common man as to the power and versatility of the mighty cello. Historically influenced, and constantly costumed, Rasputina keeps a small legion of incredibly passionate admirers enthralled with their earnest musicianship.
There are two bands called Wild Strawberries: 1) Wild Strawberries is a Canadian pop band made up of married couple Roberta Carter Harrison (vocals) and Ken Harrison. Interestingly, the former is a physiotherapist and the latter is a doctor. They have released a number of albums, their latest being Deformative Years in 2005. The band's early releases were produced independently, leading to the creation of the Strawberry Records label. After the successful Bet You Think I'm Lonely album, the band partnered with Nettwerk for the production of their albums.
"Epic, Melodic, Well-groomed Indie" - NME
This melodic Worthing four-piece will inject you with a dose of well-crafted and highly contagious Indie Pop. With a refreshing combination of uplifting 3 part harmonies, electronic guitar parts and captivating lead vocals, the results are undeniable! You can now find sandweaver turning heads across the country playing venues such as London's Storm - Leicester Square, The Clapham Grand, West One Four, Brixton Jam, The Vibe Bar, Monto Water Rats, Joogleberry Play House...
Shirley Natasja Clamp (born 17 February 1973 in Bor