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Rufus Wainwright

Rufus McGarrigle Wainwright (born 22 July 1973) is a Canadian-American singer-songwriter. Wainwright was born in Rhinebeck, New York, USA, to folk singers Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle (they divorced while he was a child). He began to play the piano at age six, and by age thirteen he was touring with his sister Martha Wainwright, mother Kate, and aunt Anna as the McGarrigle Sisters and Family.

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The Raveonettes

The Raveonettes are a rock and roll duo formed in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2001. Comprising Sune Rose Wagner (guitar, instruments, vocals) and Sharin Foo (guitar and vocals), their music is characterized by close two-part vocal harmony inspired by The Everly Brothers, coupled with hard-edged electric guitar overlaid with liberal doses of noise. The name, The Raveonettes, is a direct reference to The Ronettes, and Buddy Holly's song Rave On!.

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Band of Skulls

Band of Skulls is an alternative rock band that formed in 2008 in Southampton, England. It consists of Russel Marsden (guitar, vocals), Emma Richardson (bass, vocals), and Matt Hayward (drums), who formed a band after they all met in college. Initially, they played at night clubs in the greater London area and recorded some demos under the name of Fleeing New York before changing their name to Band of Skulls in November 2008.

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Fallback

There are currently 2 bands sharing the name Fallback Fallback was established in 2005 based out of Fargo, North Dakota. Fallback consist of 5 members with their own unique influences which cover every inch of the spectrum to create music that appeals on every level. Fallback’s sound is emotionally direct, raw, and captivating. Lead singer Jarrod Simek has a vocal range that can go hauntingly deep and melodic to infuriated growls in a matter of seconds.

The Dead Leaves

The Dead Leaves are a indie alternative band from Melbourne, Australia. While initially formed in 2009 to play and record lead-vocalist Matt Joe Gow's solo work, The Dead Leaves (featuring guitarist Andrew Pollock, bassist Cameron Grindrod and drummer Joel Witenberg) have evolved far beyond a solo artist's backing band. In January 2011, the band began recording their debut album at BJB Studios in Sydney, Australia, with producers Scott Horscroft (The Presets, Birds of Tokyo, The Panics) and Eric J Dubowsky (Art vs Science, Weezer).

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Tigermoth

There are more than one artist the go by Tigermoth 1) Band from Sheffield England
2) Producer from Brisbane Australia 1)Tigermoth formed in Sheffield where they met at university.
They were:
Martin Wilson - guitar/vocals
Ollie Pound - guitar
Jim Lasbury - drums
Tanya Brown - bass
After moving to London in 2003, the band met with some critical success after notably appearing on the compilation "Bring Your Own Poison: The Rhythm Factory Sessions" and their following single, "I Know, You Know."

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Jamie Hutchings

Enigmatic songwriter and front man for Bluebottle Kiss, Jamie Hutchings is also a solo artist and producer. The son of professional jazz musician, Jamie was born, grew up and continues to live in Sydney, Australia. Fifteen years of leading one of Australia's most consistently creative and critically acclaimed rock bands, Bluebottle Kiss, saw Jamie Hutchings write and release over 130 songs. During that time the band relentlessly toured the country, the US and Europe playing with bands as diverse as Beck, Midnight Oil and Dinosaur Jr .

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Jack Johnson

Jack Hody Johnson (born May 18, 1975 in North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii) is a singer-songwriter, accomplished professional surfer and filmmaker who has achieved critical and commercial success and a dedicated following since he first appeared on G. Love & Special Sauce's album Philadelphonic. The release of his 2001 debut album, Brushfire Fairytales further cemented his popularity and he has since released four more successful albums including 2003's On and On, 2005's In Between Dreams, 2008's Sleep Through the Static and 2010's To The Sea.

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chase the sun

New arrivals on the blues and roots scene; Chase The Sun have spent no time garnering widespread critical acclaim for their soul-tinged song writing, blues sensibilities and the powerhouse live delivery of guitar star-on-the-rise Jan Rynsaardt. Combining elements of old-school acoustic blues, Stevie Ray Vaughn boogie, hillbilly finger picking and Hendrix flash; three-piece Chase The Sun crank out a new take on a classic sound.

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Jackson Jackson

Harry James Angus (Vocals/Trumpet; The Cat Empire) and Jan Skubiszewski (Producer; Phrase, & Composer; APRA Award winner Two Hands, The Rage In Placid Lake, Last Man Standing) met in 2002, when Jan's assistant engineered a recording Harry was performing on. Fast-forward to 2006 - Jan's talent behind the sound desk and his mastery of beats collide with Harry's musical genius to form the collaboration known as Jackson Jackson.

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