Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson (born October 25, 1984), better known by her stage name Katy Perry, is an American singer-songwriter and musician. Perry rose to fame in 2007 with her internet hit "Ur So Gay", and has since had three number one hits, in the forms of 'I Kissed a Girl', 'California Gurls' and 'Teenage Dream'. Perry was born and raised in Santa Barbara, California, United States by Christian pastor parents and grew up listening only to gospel music. After earning a GED during her freshman year of high school, she began to pursue a music career.
Thirsty Merc are an Australian rock band. The band's chemistry and musical potency quickly attracted the attention of Warner Music Australia and a deal was signed and their self-titled debut album was released August 2004. “Someday Someday”, a soulful ballad about a guy separated from his girl by the demands of touring, broke the ARIA Top 20.
We Are The In Crowd didn’t require much time to live up to their name.
Formed in 2009 and signed by Hopeless Records shortly after, this is a band that had all their dominoes poised and ready to fall in their favor in quick succession. Armed with an irresistible combo of male and female vocals, the handful of vibrant songs the group have released are only tastes of what’s on the horizon.
It was November 2005, when Orianthi stepped off a plane from Japan where she had been performing for PRS Guitars. She received a call that one of her all-time idols, Carlos Santana had spoken about her during an interview on Australian television earlier that morning. She had to hop on another waiting plane to her hometown, Adelaide before she could see the footage. It was the longest two hour flight.
The Monster Goes Rawrr!! is a rock/electro band that formed in mid-2009 in Brisbane, Australia. The band consists of Maxwell Wiens (lead vocals), Adam Kremer (lead guitar/backing vocals), Benson Willemse (bass guitar), Brendan Dunstan (rhythm guitar/backing vocals), Alexandria Savva (keyboards/backing vocals) and David Soole (electric drums).
Ash Wednesday is an Australian musician, who played in Jab, The Models and Einstürzende Neubauten. Wednesday formed an Australian punk rock band in Adelaide in January 1976. The band's original lineup consisted of Bohdan X (Bodhan Kubiakowski) on guitar and vocals, Wednesday playing bass guitar, synthesizer and tapes, and Johnny Crash (Janis Friedenfelds) on drums and vocals. The band took its name from the first initials of the founding members. The band relocated to Melbourne in August 1977.
Maroon 5 is a Grammy Award-winning American pop rock band. Formed in Los Angeles, United States, the group comprises five members: Adam Levine (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), James Valentine (lead guitar, backing vocals), Jesse Carmichael (keyboards, rhythm guitar, backing vocals), Mickey Madden (bass guitar), and Matt Flynn (drums, percussion). Maroon 5's third studio album Hands All Over was released in the U.S. on September 21, 2010.
Legendary at promoting others but not himself, Guy Blackman is the operator of Chapter Music (www.chaptermusic.com.au), writes for Victorian newspaper The Age and has written and performed music both with Sleepy Township and under his own name.
Born and raised in Perth, Australia before moving to Melbourne in 1995, Blackman is a passionate performer and music theorist. Fearless in the personal topics he tackles, he has won fans over across the world; fans such as Jens Lekman, The Crayon Fields...
She is Marina, you are her Diamonds. Marina Lambrini Diamandis (Greek: Μαρίνα-Λαμπρινή Διαμάντη, pronounced /diːəˈmændi/ dee-a-man-dee, born 10 October 1985 in Abergavenny, Wales, United Kingdom), better known by her stage name Marina and the Diamonds, is a Welsh singer of Greek descent. Despite the name, Marina is a solo act, with the "Diamonds" being what she refers to as her fans. Marina released her first single, (a double A-side single 'Obsessions / Mowgli's Road') through Neon Gold Records on Valentines Day, 2009, closely followed by "The Crown Jewels EP" in June 2009.
The indie four-piece flew overseas in 2008 to play the Great Escape Festival in the UK after Martin Elbourne (former agent of New Order, The Smiths) immediately confirmed City Riots after watching the band perform just a few weeks beforehand. The band was part of a stellar line-up including The Wombats, Vampire Weekend and The Futureheads, as well as playing sideshows at the Camden Barfly and the International Pop Festival in Liverpool.