Swedish blues/rock band similar to Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan. After numerous line-up changes over the years, and the only constant member, guitarist/singer Clas Yngström in front, the band Sky High continues to perform powerful bluesrock. Formed in Gothenburg, Sweden in 1978, Clas Yngström & Sky High released albums all through the 80's, and the most commersial sucessfull album to date, Humanizer in 1987.
Any list of awesome Aussies should include Anni Piper. An outstanding bassist in her own right, she's an authentic roots blues rocker that possesses a voice to die for. It has even been touted that an appropriate compliment would be that she sounds 100% American! Anni remembers with clarity the first time she heard the blues back in her school days. “It was Paul Butterfield Blues Band playing ‘Born in Chicago’ - I knew straight away that this was the direction I was heading.” she says.
There are several artists named Black Coffee: 1) <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/+noredirect/%D0%A7%D1%91%D1%80%D0%BD%D1%8B%D0%B... class="bbcode_artist">Чёрный кофе</a> (Cherniy Kofe/Black Coffee) a Russian heavy metal band, singing both in Russian and in English. 2) A Swedish band (<a href="http://www.blackcoffee.se/" rel="nofollow">http://www.blackcoffee.se/</a>)
(<a href="http://www.myspace.com/blackcoffeebluesrock" rel="nofollow">http://www.myspace.com/blackcoffeebluesrock</a>) 3)Durban-born (South Africa) Nkosinathi Maphumulo has been on the music scene for over a decade but only got his break a few years ago. Nkosinathi, otherwise known as Black Coffee, is popular for his smash hit remixes, most of which have dominated the airwaves in the past couple of years.
The Futuras Blues Band - Hammond Organ instro rhythm & blues
You’d think that with all the technological and scientific advances made over the last century, someone would’ve invented a time machine by now.
But since they haven’t, The Futuras are the next best thing. Take a trip back to an era when skirts were tight, suits were sharp, wigs were big and no party was complete without a swingin’ Hammond B3 soundtrack. An era where Booker T. Jones and Georgie Fame reigned supreme, and music was all about finding your groove and rolling with it. Instrumental and downright sensational, this Hammond driven blues quartet will get you go-going faster than you can say These boots were made for dancin’, Daddy-o.
While the immortal Memphis sound clearly informs The Futuras’ repertoire, this band ain’t no one-trick pony. Expect scorching nods to artists as diverse as Packy Axton and Jimi Hendrix, The Small Faces and Albert King – all delivered in the band’s inimitably hip style. Like the man said, you don’t need a lead singer to have soul, baby.
So hit the dance floor or simply close your eyes and pretend it’s 1964 again: either way, The Futuras have got their mojo workin’ and they’re gonna work it on you…
Liz Green is a Manchester-based singer-songwriter. She is linked with Humble Soul records. Green won Glastonbury Festival's Emerging Talent Competition for in 2007. She includes Shane MacGowan, Blues, Canadian Hip Hop, Anti-folk, Musicals, George Thomas, and Late nights that last until dawn among her influences
Mason Rack is a songwriter/performer from Australia,Gold Coast.
He playes the Weissenborn lap slide guitar.
He plays influenced by blues, southern stop swamp, classic rock and alternative music. He has notched up a number of prestigious achievements such as scoring in the Top 5 for Blues at the Musiz Oz Awards, and being dubbed “The best new blues/roots act ever seen” at the Toyota National Gympie Muster. His energy pours forth with the same verve as his famous and similarly multi-talented dad Billy Rack, a renowned jazz musician with a corresponding knack for enthralling audiences
A respected session and sideman, British blues pianist and composer Jon Cleary has worked with rock, blues, and soul artists like Bonnie Raitt, D'Angelo, Maria Muldaur, Taj Mahal, and Eric Clapton. Originally a guitarist, Cleary began playing at age five, and started his first band at 15. Raised on blues, jazz, and soul records, his love of new orleans blues and jazz in particular took him across the ocean after he graduated from art school.
There are several musical acts with the name Crossroads including a heavy metal band, a bluegrass band and a barbershop quartet. The correct tag for Russian blues band is Crossroadz.
Eric Bibb (b. 16th August 1951) is an American blues singer and guitarist, based in London, England, who has made his career largely in Europe. Eric was born In New York into a musical family. Eric's father, Leon Bibb, is a trained singer who sang in musical theatre and made a name for himself as part of the 1960's New York folk scene. His uncle was the world famous jazz pianist and composer John Lewis, of the Modern Jazz Quartet. Family friends included Pete Seeger, Odetta and actor/singer/activist Paul Robeson, Eric's godfather.
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...