The Paper Kites are an indie folk band from Melbourne, consisting of Sam Bentley (from Best Before), Christina Lacy, Dave Powys, Sam Rasmussen and Josh Bentley. Their mellow music and beautiful harmonies aim to put a smile on your face and some love in your heart! Check them on myspace; http://www.myspace.com/thepaperkitesband
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Brianna Carpenter remembers her childhood and the times she used to play Barbies whilst listening to Elton John. Ever since then Brianna has been fascinated by song writing and has developed through other musical influences such as Jamie Cullum, Ben Folds Regina Spektor and Bic Runga. Brianna now creates a mix of Folky Alternative Pop. Even though she was born completely deaf in one ear this has not stopped Brianna’s drive to compose. Brianna began song writing at the age of 13 and after writing her first real song "The Web" people started to recognize her talent.
The John Butler Trio is an eclectic roots/jam band from Australia led by guitarist and vocalist John Butler. Two of the band's albums, Three (2001) and Living 2001-2002 (2003), have gone platinum in Australia, each reaching the top ten of the Australian album charts. John Butler was born on April 1, 1975 in Torrance, California to an Australian father and American mother. He moved to the small Western Australian town of Pinjarra on 26 January 1986 when he was eleven.
Kimbra, born and bred in Hamilton, New Zealand has been writing a fusion of jazz and soul for over 5 years, known for her erratic but graceful voice inspired by the likes of Amy Winehouse, Bjork and Jeff Buckley. Kimbra's first success was in 2004, recieving Second place in the Smokefree Rockquest along with Best Vocals and Womens Musicianship (gaining $7000 in total from the competition raising artists like Brooke Fraser, Bic Runga and Anika Moa).
Dave Anderson is singer/songwriter based in Melbourne. He released his debut album Wish It All Away in August 2008. "Makes it clear he sings from his heart, not somebody else's" 4/5 Sydney Morning Herald
"Would sit comfortably on the shelf next to your Pete Murray CD's" 3.5/5 Sunday Telegraph Currently recording the follow up album, under playing in Melbourne as Dave Anderson & The Wine Merchants.
The Tealeaves sound is inspired by the era of the great singer-songwriters, including Cat Stevens, Simon & Garfunkel and Don McLean. Their music overflows with melody, harmony and lyrical honesty, and has been described as “heart wrenching to say the least”. James, the original leaf, gathered the group together in 2008 to prepare and record their self-titled debut album with eminent producer and engineer, Hadyn Buxton. Traversing a wide range of musical styles, their songs range from harmony filled wall-of-sound band tracks to intimate, melancholy indie-pop.
Shawn McDonald is a 28-year-old Seattle singer-songwriter. Shawn mixes his Christian background with abundant musical talent as an acoustic guitarist to create moving storylike epics and praising anthems for the Christian world and beyond.
Don McGlashan is a New Zealand musician and songwriter who has been a member of bands such as The Plague, From Scratch, The Whizz Kids, Blam Blam Blam, The Front Lawn, and The Mutton Birds. He composed several pieces for the Limbs Dance Company. McGlashan won the 'Best Song' award in the 1982 New Zealand Music Awards, for the Blam Blam Blam song Don't Fight It Marsha, It's Bigger Than Both Of Us.