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In the end of the 80s and in the early 90s, Roxette, a pop-rock duo from Halmstad, Sweden, stood among the top bands in worldwide sales and notoriety, brandishing a simple yet effective blend of pop with a slight edge and occasional hints of dance. The group claims influences ranging from The Beatles to Blondie to new wave music to Joni Mitchell and Aretha Franklin. Perhaps, years after the fact...
There are a few groups that go by the name Xenos: 1. Xenos are a folk ensemble from Melbourne, Australia that have been playing for over a decade, nationally and internationally. 2. The band Xenos formed in the year 2000 and has become one of the most known Christian music bands in Latvia.
Two years in row (1999, 2000) Xenos leader, Santa was responsible to organize summer outreaches for Musicians Summer of Service, (YWAM Montana) music band called TAP. During these TAP concerts, in order to have some songs in the local language, Santa and her friend Sandis did some songs during the break.
Grace Jones (born Grace Mendoza on May 19, 1948, in Spanish Town, Jamaica) is a model, singer and actress. Raised in Syracuse, New York, she found success in the 70s as a model, working in New York and Paris (where she shared an apartment with Jerry Hall and Jessica Lange), before rising to public prominence as a singer and personality. Jones secured a record deal with Island Records, which resulted in a string of club hits.
The Ready Set is the solo project of 21 year old Jordan Witzigreuter, started November 17th, 2007. Born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana, his interest in music formed when he began playing drums at the age of 10. He says that he came home one day and his mom told him that she had signed him up for drum lessons. He states that those lessons are the main reasons he is where he is in music today. By the age of 14 he was playing in bands, playing drums while getting more familiar with other instruments, and by the age of 16 he was touring in them.
Formed in 2006, the Straight Arrows are a studiously authentic take on the glory days of 60s garage rock. From Sydney, Australia, they feature members of local acts such as the holy soul and The Red Riders. Doing their best to re-invent The Sonics, the Straight Arrows don't fail.
Mario Dewar Barrett (born August 27, 1986 in Baltimore, Maryland) is a Grammy nominated R&B singer, dancer, model and actor signed to J Records. He released his self-titled debut album in 2002 to critical and commercial success, with it selling over 96,000 copies in its first week. In 2004, he released his second album Turning Point, and had huge success with the song "Let Me Love You". It was one of the biggest songs of the year, holding a nine week run at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Cher Lloyd, 17, is a student from Malvern, Worcestershire, United Kingdom. She is of Romany ancestry through her mother. She studied performing arts at Dyson Perrins CE Sports College in 2009. She auditioned for The X Factor twice before (when the minimum age was lower) singing ballads but it was only after reinventing herself in 2010 that she got through to see the judges. Lloyd has previously performed at holiday camps and said she gets a mixed reaction to her music. She auditioned singing the Keri Hilson version of Turn My Swag On.
Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), better known by his stage name Eminem/Slim Shady is an American rapper and record producer. Eminem learned his trade while growing up in Detroit, United States, and quickly gained popularity in 1999 with his major-label album, The Slim Shady LP, which won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album. The following album, The Marshall Mathers LP, became the fastest-selling solo album in the United States history.
Uncanny X-Men formed in Melbourne as a guitar pop band in 1981 and worked the pub rock circuit. Original line-up included Chuck Hargreaves on guitar, Steve Harrison on bass guitar, Brian Mannix as lead singer, Nick Manthandos on drums and Ron Thiessen on guitar. Mannix became known for his mischievous and comical send-ups of other artists. The band was signed by Mushroom Records early in 1982 and released their debut EP Salive One in November, which peaked at #15 on the Kent Music Report. They toured Australia in support of US rock act Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.