Owen Pallett (born Michael James Owen Pallett-Plowright, on September 7, 1979) is a violinist and singer from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and winner of the inaugural Polaris Music Prize. On December 18th, 2009, Pallett announced that he would be retiring his old artist name, Final Fantasy, and would be henceforth releasing his material under his own name. Previous albums released under the Final Fantasy name are planned to be re-packaged and re-released under the new name of Owen Pallett.
Chris Isaak (born June 26, 1956 in Stockton, California as Christopher Joseph Isaak) is an American Rock'n'Roll singer, songwriter, and occasional actor.
Isaak's music can be described as a blend of country, blues, rock'n'roll, pop and surf rock. He signed a contract to Warner Brothers Records in 1984 for his first album "Silvertone". Isaak's contract was renewed in 1988 when Warner moved him to their Reprise Records label.
Leslie Feist (born February 13, 1976) is a singer/songwriter from Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada. She performs as a solo artist under the name Feist and also as a member of Broken Social Scene. Raised in Regina and Calgary, Feist got her start in music as the lead vocalist for a punk band called Placebo (not the more famous British band Placebo), who won a local Battle of the Bands competition and were awarded the opening slot at a Ramones concert. After five years of touring, Feist was forced to take time off from music to recover from voice damage.
Tiny Ruins is only Hollie, and Hollie is all Tiny Ruins needs to be.
She writes dream-laden folk melodies from New Zealand.
****Please note: There are two Dan Mangans. One is a singer/songwriter from Canada (albums Nice, Nice, Very Nice, Postcards and Daydreaming), one is a DJ from Australia (albums Resorcerer, Little Snitch). The following bio is for the Canadian.**** In August of 2009, Dan Mangan released his sophomore album, Nice, Nice, Very Nice. And it’s about time. After three and a half years of touring his sleeper-hit, Postcards and Daydreaming, Dan is ready and eager to unveil a collection of lyrical ruminations that showcase his growth as a songwriter.
City and Colour is the side project of Alexisonfire guitarist and vocalist Dallas Green, started in 2004. The project title derives its name from Dallas’ own: Dallas, a city, and Green, a colour. Dallas is praised by critics and fans alike for his strong, clear vocals and his guitar playing skills. To date, Dallas has released two EPs, “The Death of Me” (2004) and “Missing” (2005), as well as two full length albums, “Sometimes” (2005) and “Bring Me Your Love” (2008).
Lucinda Williams (born January 26, 1953) is an American rock, folk, and alt-country songwriter and singer. A three-time Grammy Award winner, she was named "America's best songwriter" by TIME magazine in 2002. Williams has garnered considerable critical acclaim but her commercial success has been moderate. She has a reputation as a perfectionist and as a slow worker when it comes to recording; six years passed between the release of her second and third albums. However, she frequently makes guest appearances on other artists' albums and contributes to compilations and soundtracks.
1) Sierra was an American Contemporary Christian music vocal trio, founded in 1992 and quickly signed to Star Song, who released their debut self-titled album in 1994. The group released four albums before breaking up in 2002. 2) Sierra is a Japanese R&B singer who has frequently worked with Volta Masters. She released her first album Heavenly U in 2008. 3) Sierra Entertainment, Inc. (formerly Sierra On-Line) was a Worldwide American video game developer and publisher founded in 1979 as On-Line Systems by Ken and Roberta Williams.
Michael Kiwanuka is a British musician of Ugandan heritage who writes songs combining soul and rootsy folk influences and sings them with a deep, husky soulful voice. The Home Again Songfacts says that after signing with Communion Records, Kiwanuka recorded his debut EP, Tell Me A Tale, with the help of Paul Butler from The Bees, who took the Muswell Hill, London native to his Isle of Wight studio to record the songs.