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Newton Faulkner

Born January 11, 1985 as Sam Newton Battenberg Faulkner. Faulkner began playing guitar at the age of 11-12 with session guitarist Bob "crazy guy" Cranham and also attended the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford, where he spent 2 years gaining both diploma and the higher diploma award under the tutelage of Eric Roche. His first band was a Green Day cover band, in which he played bass guitar.

fun.

fun. is an indie pop band which formed in New York City, New York, United States in 2008. The band consists of Nate Ruess (vocals), Andrew Dost (keyboard, bass) and Jack Antonoff (guitar, trumpet). Ruess is a former member of The Format, Andrew Dost is a former member of Anathallo and Jack Antonoff is a member of Steel Train. The band also includes touring members Nate Harold (bass), Emily Moore (keyboards, guitar) and Will Noon (drums).

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Lakyn Heperi

Lakyn Heperi is a semi-pro skateboarder who transformed into a singer/songwriter after a broken ankle kept him off his board for 8 months. Lakyn started playing every day, not because he was aiming for anything in particular, but because it allowed him to express his frustration after the accident.
He recorded his music in his bedroom and put it up online and is now a YouTube sensation with tens of thousands of followers.

Faker

Faker is an Australian alternative rock band, formed in Sydney in 1996. The band consists of vocalist Nathan Hudson, drummer Evan Mannell, guitarist Nic Munnings, and bassist Ash Moss. Their touring keyboardist is Dizzi de Cazz. The band has released two studio albums, and despite forming in 1996, Faker's first studio album Addicted Romantic, was only released in 2005. Prior to that, the band played multiple local gigs, and also released two EPs. In 2007, Faker became a mainstream success with their second album, Be the Twilight, and went on to continue touring nationally.

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Versa Emerge

vice versa: with the order changed : with the relations reversed
emerge: to rise from an obscure or inferior position or condition Through endless member metamorphosis and what seemed to be a constant subjection to the opposite forces of the universe, VersaEmerge (now graced for the first time with a solid line-up) is finally becoming the band, and people, they've worked so vigorously and tirelessly to become.

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Erland and the Carnival

Carnival are a British Folk rock band, formed in London, England by multi instrumentalist Simon Tong (formerly of the the Verve / Blur / The Good, the Bad & the Queen), Orcadian folk guitarist and singer Gawain Erland Cooper and Drummer / Engineer David Nock (who recently worked with Paul McCartney on his Firemen project). After Erland recorded a track –‘Coming Home’ produced by Nock for Tongs Butterfly recordings compilation- “What the folk vol2”- the three of them began writing and playing together around London.

Addison Groove

Addison Groove is the jukin' alter-ego of Headhunter. Over the last 12 months he's become notorious for ripping through fierce sets of Chicago juke music; the mutant niche offspring of DJ Funk and Slugo's booty house designed to incite mindblowing dance moves from liquid-hipped quicksteppers. He takes the 808-derived percussion of juke proper and reconstitutes the groove at a 'step compatible 136 bpm, contrasting the 808's booming potential with hi-pitched toms and rapid-fire samples to make the dancefloor go f*cking spare.

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Asteroid B-612

Asteroid B-612 is the home of the Little Prince in Antoine de Saint-Exupery's children's story The Little Prince. No less than two bands have borrowed the name: 1. Punk, Sydney.
Formed in 1992 in Sydney and quickly became mainstays of the then-burgeoning Melbourne punk scene, sharing a sweaty Detroity rock aesthetic, as well as gigs, with bands like Hoss, Bored!, The Powder Monkeys and Seminal Rats. Have sporadically recorded and toured to a devoted fanbase ever since.

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