Alabama 3 are a band originating from Brixton, England, their music incorporates elements of country, acid house, blues and gospel. Named for the Alabama 2, a legal case in the American deep South during the 1930s, in which two black men were hanged for allegedly raping a white woman. The name is also a nod to other victims of injustice like the Birmingham 6 and Guildford 4. In the United States, they are known as A3, after they were sued by the legendary country outfit Alabama.
Abaji is a Lebanese-born multi-instrumentalist, singer, and composer. "When I was ten or eleven, I got really involved with sounds. Not just the guitar, but the sounds themselves.” From a musical family—Abaji’s Armenian grandmother played the oud (lute), his great-grandmother the kanun (zither), and his six maternal aunts were all passionate and contentious musicians. Abaji started playing and experimenting on an inexpensive Chinese-built guitar alone in his Beirut bedroom...
The son of Palestinian and Filipino immigrants (and the first American in his family), Hanni El Khatib grew up in San Francisco and was obsessed with classic Americana and pop culture of the 1950s and 60s. Influenced by pioneers of early Rock and R&B, the multi-instrumentalist serves as singer, songwriter & producer for his one-man band (live he is joined by drummer Nicky Fleming-Yaryan) mixing a unique sound of ‘50/’60s blues, soul, garage rock & doo whop. Or in Hanni’s words “these songs were written for anyone who’s ever been shot or hit by a train.
Little Johnny is an alias of Australian satirist Pauline Pantsdown. Famed for his cutup parodies of conservative firebrand Pauline Hanson, Pantsdown recorded the track "I'm Sorry" in 2004 using voice samples of Prime Minister John Howard.
A mod band that played the song "Hi Heel Sneakers" in the movie "Quadrophenia" in 1979, which was based on The Who's concept album in 1973.
Father John Misty is J. Tillman, who has been recording/releasing solo albums since 2003. Josh also played drums for Seattle’s Fleet Foxes from 2008-2011. On January 31st 2012, he released the first single, 'Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings', extracted from the debut album "Fear Fun". The Phil Ek mixed and Jonathan Wilson produced long player, was released on May 1st 2012 through Sub Pop (U.S.) and Bella Union (U.K.)
Bain Wolfkind emerged from the bottom of a bottle of bourbon in Dublin Ireland in the early years of the new century. In 2004 Wolfkind recorded the self produced 'Love Letters' EP, followed by 2005's full length release 'Music For Lovers and Gangsters', 2006's 'Confidential Report' EP , 2007's 'Wasteland' EP and 2008's, his most recent full length Cd release, 'The Swamp Angel' . The music of Bain Wolfkind could be described as a minimalised and post-industrialised version of artists like Lee Hazlewood with dark brooding vocals and slow blues...
Utterly fresh and unique but steeped in the tradition of real, authentic blues, Mojo Webb's music is truely world class. He began singing and playing the guitar at 12 and has added harmonica, saxophone, bass and drums to his repertoire. Webb began his career spenging 6 years on the road with Buzz & The Blues Band (1992-1998). Since then, Webb jas fronted his own bands and also performed solo. His stunning vocal delivery, incendiary guitar and harmonica playing have earned him countless admirers.
1.) Compelling Sydney two-piece, The Fumes burst onto the scene in 2004. The Fumes deliver multi-facetted stylistic raw blues tunes mashed with healthy rock riffs and snappy beats. Steve Merry (Vocals, Guitar) spent 12 months in the U.S where he took on some mentoring from Bob Brozman and an opportunity to immerse himself with many styles of music. It helped define and develop The Fumes. The Fumes complete with the addition of Joel Battersby, who had been drumming with members of The Beautiful Girls, proceeded to churn out an 8-track demo.
Cecil James ("Big Jay") McNeely (born on April 29, 1927, in Los Angeles, California) is an American rhythm and blues tenor saxophonist. He grew up in the community of Watts, California, where he occasionally observed Simon Rodia constructing the Watts Towers. McNeely is known for his intense playing and his energetic and acrobatic stage performances. For example, at a 1949 concert in the old Wrigley Field baseball stadium in Los Angeles, he played while walking through the stands and then while crawling from home plate to first base on his back.