The famous castrato-style performer whose high falsetto can plummet to deep baritone with startling effect (The Evening Standard). "The most exciting and flamboyant personality to shake up the opera world since Klaus Nomi" (Frontiers Magazine). The modern day Farinelli (Il Corriere della Sera). A remarkable voice (The Financial Times). Singer of cult status (The British Theatre Guide). An outstanding voice, an imposing presence (The Sunday Times). Flamboyant and wonderful (The Guardian). An amply characterful voice, a banshee falsetto (The Independent).
There is more than one artist with this name. Here they are described in order of popularity on Last.fm. 1) Guernica (ゲルニカ), presumably named after the famous painting Guernica by Pablo Picasso, this Japanese trio from the 1980s specializes in avant-garde music in a retro 1920's and 30's cabaret style. Their early recordings are primarily electronic (using synthesizers instead of traditional acoustic instruments) but their later works are performed by a live orchestra.
The brainchild of Marcella Puppini, acclaimed multi-instrumentalist / songwriter. Marcella has a strong background both in music & fashion, having graduated first from Central St Martins College of Art - which led her to work at Vivienne Westwood’s studio - and subsequently from Trinity College of Music where she studied Singing and Composition. Initially drawn to opera, Marcella subsequently shifted towards 'alternative cabaret'...
Spalien Acecraft are a Brighton based comedy pop band. Their genre has been described as Playground pop for grown up extra-terrestrials. They have their own website www.spalienacecraft.co.uk and have shows in the Brighton Fringe Festival 2010.
Richard Godwin (born 1981) is a singer/songwriter from north London. Backing himself with finger-picked acoustic guitar, he sings haunting, dramatic, occasionally humorous ballads in a louche baritone that has drawn comparisons to Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits and Nick Cave. The strongest influence on his performing style is the dark, unflinching Belgian chansonnier, Jacques Brel, whose macabre account of lost virginity, Au Suivant, Godwin has translated as "Next!".
Monty Python is a comedy troupe of 4 Englishmen (John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Michael Palin, Eric Idle), 1 Welshman (Terry Jones) and 1 American (Terry Gilliam), best known for their legendary and influential sketch comedy show "Monty Python's Flying Circus" (which ran for four seasons from 1969 to 1974). The troupe also wrote and starred in the films "And Now for Something Completely Different" (1971), "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" (1975), "Monty Python's Life of Brian" (1979), "Monty Python Live At The Hollywood Bowl" (1982) and "Monty Python's The Meaning of Life" (1983).
The Tango Saloon is an experimental tango band from Sydney, Australia. Their self-titled debut, a tango-flavored album with a twist of spaghetti western, was released in 2006 by Ipecac Recordings, the American record label run by Mike Patton and Greg Werckman. The followup, Transylvania was released in 2008. In June 2007, the band was seen supporting Ipecac label-mates Peeping Tom on the East-coast leg of their Australian tour.
The Dresden Dolls are an American musical duo from Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Formed in 2001, the group consists of Amanda Palmer (vocals, piano, ukulele, toy piano, harmonica) and Brian Viglione (drums, percussion, guitar, vocals). They describe their heavily art-damaged and theatrical style as "Brechtian punk cabaret", a phrase invented by Palmer because she was "terrified" that the press would invent a name that "would involve the word 'gothic'," and are part of an underground dark cabaret movement that started gaining momentum in the early 1990s.