Sam Smith is a British singer/songwriter. In October 2012 Sam Smith featured on Disclosure's single "Latch", the single was released on October 8, 2012 and peaked to number 11 on the UK Singles Chart. In February 2013 he released his debut single "Lay Me Down". In May 2013 he will feature on Naughty Boy's single "La La La". The single was released on 19 May 2013 and entered at number one on the UK Singles Chart.
The Blind Boys of Alabama are a gospel music group from Alabama that first formed at the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind in 1939. Although the Blind Boys of Alabama have been singing gospel music for more than five decades, it's only recently that the group has had the benefit of a major record company behind them. Led by founding member Clarence Fountain, the rest of the group currently consists of Eric McKinney, George Scott, Caleb Butler, Johnny Field, Jimmy Carter, Joey Williams, Donald Dillion and Aubrey Blount.
Brendan Maclean is a Sydney, Australia based national radio announcer, actor and critically awarded songwriter. In 2007, Maclean won Australia's National Youth Week People's Choice award for his debut record "Airport People." He then went on to win the Australian National Youth Week Industry award for Writing in 2008. Brendan's debut EP, White Canvas was released on iTunes in March 2010. The video clip for the first single 'Practically Wasted' won Best Music Video in the Queensland New Film Awards and came in at 38 in the ABC Rage Top 50 for 2010.
Sheila Escovedo is the daughter of percussionist Pete Escovedo, with whom she frequently performs. Sheila E's uncle is Alejandro Escovedo, formerly with Delphine Neid's first-wave punk rock group The Nuns, Rank and File and The True Believers, followed by a solo career. The late Tito Puente was Escovedo's godfather. She is also niece to Javier Escovedo, founder of seminal San Diego punk act, The Zeros. Another uncle, Mario Escovedo, fronted long-running indie rockers, The Dragons. Escovedo is of Mexican, African American, and Creole heritage. Coke Escovedo was also her uncle.
A unique, UK singer songwriter and artist. Daley hails from Manchester - his diverse sound rooted within Neo-soul, Pop and R&B, infused with Ambient / Experimental vibes. Over the last few years Daley has been building a reputation for himself around the UK, showcasing his trademark melodic vocal style, flair for songwriting and vocal arrangement, and is currently writing his debut album.
Reared on Motown backbeats, 70s groove bands, and gospel wails, multi-talented artist Angela Johnson has a knack for creating songs that infuse the classic elements of music’s yesteryear into a dynamic and contemporary brew distinctly her own. Her critically-acclaimed solo albums They Don’t Know (2002 Purpose) and Got To Let It Go (2005 Purpose) introduced Angela as a soothing soul singer with a stealth, gut-punching alto and a sensitive songwriter of deceptively simple melodies that moved listeners from romantic sways to back-burning sweats.
Terry Callier (born 24 May 1945) is an American jazz, soul and folk guitarist and singer-songwriter from Chicago, Illinois. Callier, a childhood friend of Curtis Mayfield, began recording in 1963 but never reached stardom despite a series of regional hits in the 1960s and 70s and three outstanding albums for Cadet: Occasional Rain (1972), What Colour is Love? (1973) and I Just Can't Help Myself (1975).