Dean & Britta is a musical duo consisting of Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips, both former members of Luna. Wareham had formed Luna in 1992 after leaving his first band, Galaxie 500. Phillips joined Luna in 2000, replacing bassist Justin Harwood. Their first album started out as a Wareham solo project, but when he heard Phillips' demos, he asked her to join him. After Luna broke up in 2005, Dean & Britta spent the next year working on film scores (most notably Noah Baumbach's movie, The Squid and the Whale), and promoting the documentary film of Luna's farewell tour Tell Me Do You Miss Me.
With a surfboard under one arm and a guitar under the other, Kym Campbell is making waves in Australian surf music culture and is about to break into the international community with her second release, Preview, produced by the renowned Michael Stangel. (Veronicas/Shannon Noll) Often described as the female Jack Johnson, Kym writes and performs earthy, stripped back music incorporating roots, folk and reggae and peppered with acoustic guitar, ukulele, harmonica and a tight rhythm section.
Marques Toliver was born in Tallahassee Florida on March 28, 1987, but moved to Daytona Beach at a young age. His first impressionable musical influence began as a young boy mimicking the deep southern style of singing he came in contact with. As the years progressed he would be introduced to the violin and later receive formal training that would allow him to continue acquiring musical knowledge in college.
Shaun Holton isn’t your traditional artist. Essentially a one man band, the 24-year-old from Adelaide (South Australia) formed PROJECTED TWIN in late-2006. After spending his earlier years in bands, it became apparent his frustration in having to please the other members in the band stemmed his growth creatively as an artist. “I had got to a point where I felt like I wasn't really given a proper opportunity to create music without having to worry about 3-4 other people's opinions or artistic flare being trampled on,” said Shaun.
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.
A rare and unusual talent, Jake Morley has a musical style to drop your jaw, tapping and slapping an acoustic guitar on his lap as if playing the guitar, piano and drums combined... whilst singing. Sell-out headline gigs and the release of a critically-acclaimed debut EP This City have followed, culminating in major support slots for The Hoosiers and Nizlopi. Not just an unbelieveable guitarist, Jake's true talent lies in singing songs of beautiful, honest intensity. Have a look at some videos to find out more, then come and see a show.
Loene Carmen may well be Australia’s queen of underground rock’n’roll. A bona fide original, a songwriter extraordinaire and a true sonic explorer, equally at ease with ramshackle rock’n’roll, lo fi late night country blues, broken bedroom funk, slinky lounge and old fashioned Muscle Shoals soul as proven by her array of musical projects . Don Walker eloquently described her as “like Marilyn Monroe singing the songs of Bob Dylan or Lou Reed in a Vegas casino...except Loene writes her own...”.