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Burt Bacharach

Bacharach studied music at McGill University and the Mannes School of Music. In the 1950s and the early 1960s he was the pianist, arranger and bandleader for Marlene Dietrich with whom he toured. He teamed with lyricist Hal David and others to write many popular songs in the 1960s and 1970s. Bacharach's music has been sung by a number of popular singers including The Beatles,The Carpenters, Aretha Franklin, Jack Jones, Tom Jones, Dusty Springfield, Luther Vandross and The Drifters. He met Dionne Warwick, with whom he would form a famed collaboration.

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Darren Hayes

Darren Stanley Hayes (born 8 May 1972 in Brisbane, QLD) is an Australian singer-songwriter. He's best known as the vocalist of the hugely popular 90's duo Savage Garden, whose international hits included "Truly Madly Deeply", "I Want You" and "I Knew I Loved You". Hayes' first solo album Spin was released in 2002, carrying on in the same musical vein as Savage Garden, with a less soft rock sound and more edgy R&B vibe, although the first single Insatiable was a ballad, reaching Number 3 in Australia.

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Voltaire Twins

Voltaire Twins - Jaymes and Tegan Voltaire have been making music since before either of them can remember, but it’s only in the last year that they’ve been actively writing together as the Voltaire Twins. Fusing 8-bit electro with nu-rave pop, the Voltaire Twins are an arpeggiated assault on the senses.
The Voltaire Twins are yet to release or even record anything more than a couple of rough bedroom demos, but they’ve already established one hell of a reputation for their energetic, sometimes unpredictable live performances.

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Kate Ceberano

There is something truly spectacular about award winning singer and songwriter KateCeberano. Whether it is her soulful voice,her charismatic nature or exotic looks, she has become a legendary Australian icon over the past twenty-five years. A woman widely respected not only by the music industry, but also for her ability to juggle an abundance of other roles. From television appearances (Dancing with the Stars, It Takes Two, Who Do You Think You Are), to charity work (Ambassador for the National Breast Cancer Foundation), to motherhood (her daughter Gypsy is now 5).

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Neil Diamond

Neil Leslie Diamond (born January 24, 1941) is an American singer and songwriter, born in Brooklyn, NY. From the 1960s to the 1980s, Diamond was one of the more successful pop music performers, scoring a number of hits. As critic William Ruhlmann writes, "as of 2001, he claimed worldwide record sales of 115 million copies, and as of 2002 he was ranked third, behind only Elton John and Barbra Streisand, on the list of the most successful adult contemporary artists in the history of the Billboard chart.

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Flowers

There is more than one group under the name “Flowers”. 1. Flowers was the first name of Australian band Icehouse. In the years 1977-1980 they built a strong reputation in the Sydney pub circuit as a more intelligent, New Wave style band - at some contrast to the two guitars, drum and bass style that was otherwise popular at the time. Their popularity, but difficulty in finding an attractive recording deal, led them to be known as the most the popular band in Sydney without a record. This was finally resolved in 1980 with the release of their debut album.

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Dali's Angels

Dali's Angels are a young band from the east coast of Australia. They have been together for over three years. The lineup is Luke Costelloe guitar and lead vocals Fletcher Charlton drums and vocals Nick Lee lead guitar and Taylor Molnar bass and vocals. When the Dali's Angels originally formed they were inspired by groups like. The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys, Blur, Radiohead, Talking Heads and their mutual love of tight, narrative / riff driven pop still continues to this day in their own work. Three years on they have aquired their own sound and a unique voice.

I Blame Coco

I Blame Coco is headed by Coco Sumner (real name Eliot Pauline Styler Sumner), supported by Joy Joseph and Raphael Mann from Mr Hudson & The Library on drums and bass. According to the Caesar Songfacts, Sumner is the daughter of the musician Sting and actress Trudi Styler. In 2008 she signed with Island Records, and after sending time writing and recording in Sweden she released her debut single Caesar as I Blame Coco on February 1, 2010.

Neon Trees

Neon Trees is an alternative rock band which formed in Provo, Utah in 2005, with origins in Southern California. Formed initially by neighbors Tyler Glenn (lead vocals/keyboards) and Chris Allen (guitars), the band made its first home in Provo, eventually adding Branden Campbell (bass) and Elaine Bradley (drums/vocals) to the lineup. In 2010, the band's single "Animal" peaked at #1 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart.

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