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Break Even

There is more than one artist with that name: 1. Since forming in the suburbs of Perth in 2005, Break Even have endured almost every experience a young band can; the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. The former includes putting out 2 successful releases and touring the country countless times with some of the biggest names in local and international hardcore. The latter on the other hand, includes undergoing numerous lineup changes and on a greater scale, a tragedy in the death of a band member.

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Coma Lies NC

Coma Lies NC are a tech-hardcore/metal band from Newcastle, Australia. They recorded a four-track demo in 2005 before beginning to record their debut EP for Skull and Bones Records in 2006. In 2010, they changed their name band name (Coma Lies to Coma Lies NC), and their vocalist (Liam Christenson to Reece Moon). Current Lineup:
Reece - Vocals
Andy - Guitar
Russ - Bass
Josh - Guitar
Mitta - Drums http://www.myspace.com/comaliesnc

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Alesa Lajana

Equiped with both an accoustic guitar and accoustic lap-steel slide guitar, Alesa conjures a magical language that draws on the complex ornamentation of traditional Scottish and Irish bagpipe and fiddle tunes, blues, and the music of Eastern Europe. Alesa grew up in Southern Queensland, Australia, where she attended the Brisbane Independant School. From an early age, she showed promise in Visual Art, Dance and Music.

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TaikOz

TaikOz is a percussion - largely taiko - ensemble based in Sydney, Australia. The ensemble was founded in 1997 by <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Ian+Cleworth" class="bbcode_artist">Ian Cleworth</a> and shakuhachi dai-shihan, grand master <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Riley+Lee" class="bbcode_artist">Riley Lee</a>. The group now features eight performers, all exponents of wadaiko, or Japanese drumming. TaikOz performs year-round, as well as providing classes to interested members of the public. The ensemble has released three CDs: Taiko No Sekai, Live At Angel Place (a live recording, also released on DVD) and Daichi... Big Earth.

Phrase

Harley Webster (born 1981), better known as Phrase is an Australian hip hop MC, originating from Melbourne, Victoria. Growing up in the suburbs of Melbourne, Phrase’s love of hip hop kicked off in his early teens when he started listening to Ice T, NWA, Ice Cube, and 2Pac. Whilst he was a certified fan of these US rappers, it wasn’t until he began listening to community radio and new Australian rappers that he started to feel a real affinity with hip hop as an art-form. “These dudes were rapping about issues that I relate to like cops, graffiti, and crime in Australia.

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Georgia Fair

Jordan and Ben first became mates when their mutual passion, in exploring and writing new music, yearned to be shared. When not playing and writing, they were raiding their father’s album collections for inspiration and direction. With the likes of Fleetwood Mac, Crosby Stills Nash and Young, Crowded House and Simon and Garfunkel they were in good stead for the future. Also drawing from contemporary artists such as Fleet Foxes, Angus Stone & Bon Iver they have developed a great, fresh sound.

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Twelve Foot Ninja

Twelve Foot Ninja are a rock band from Melbourne, Victoria. They formed in 2007. Melbourne Australia based Twelve Foot Ninja are independent and self-funded. Their music and lyrics are inspired by a story (written by guitarist Stevic) of a ninja's mission to restore balance in a world headed toward self-inflicted catastrophe. Sound familiar? Twelve Foot Ninja describe themselves as a hybrid of genres - metal, dub, yacht rock, funk and world music.

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Funkoars

The Funkoars are an Australian hip hop act from Adelaide, Australia and formed in 1999. Funkoars were founded on the unique personalities of four individuals. These larger than life musicians were drawn to each other not just from a love of music, but their light hearted and jovial outlook on life. It’s these personalities coupled with their prodigious talent that has brought Funkoars their success. The energetic and humorous nature of their lyrics is not something that can be emulated.

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Underground Lovers

Underground Lovers were an Australian alternative rock band. Although their commercial success was minimal at best, they were a much-lauded act in the country's alternative scene throughout the 1990's. While the band has experienced many lineup changes during its existence, the nucleus of the band since its inception has been Vincent M. Giarrusso (vocals, guitar, keyboard) and Glenn Bennie (guitar).

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