Cyndi Lauper (born Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper on June 22, 1953 in Brooklyn, New York, United States), is a Grammy Award-winning singer (who possesses a four-octave vocal range) and Emmy Award-winning film, television and theatre actress. She was lead singer of the rockabilly band Blue Angel before her rise to fame as a solo singer. Her melodic voice and wild costumes have come to epitomize the 1980s and New Wave — the decade and genre in which she first came to fame.
As the daughter of working jazz musician parents, Kate Martin was always into music. At age 3, she taught herself how to play piano, mimicking the music she heard on TV; theme songs and advertising jingles. After this discovery, she then set about teaching herself any other instrument she could get her hands on and singing everything she heard. At 12, Kate was performing regularly in her father’s band, singing jazz standards in smoky bars.
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.
1- Black & White are Samuel Wallerstein and Yaniv Biton. Together they represent one of the biggest promises to come out of Israel. The due have invented a new Psy-style which is heavily influenced from Techno, Industrial, Electro and new wave music. Their atmosphere is unique and their story telling is one of a kind. Their debut album – "Frame by frame" was released in 2005 and since then they are touring the world and releasing tracks on many compilations of various labels such as: HOMmega, Tip world, Phantasm, Crystal Matrix, Digital Oracle, FinePlay, Sirius, Com.
Stitched Vision is Jason Campbell, once global roamer now fringe-dwelling citizen of Newcastle, Australia. His pedal-heavy synthscapes are neither nostalgic nor futuristic, but rather channel the current plight of his city of residence, unfolding as explorations of urban decay and cultural regeneration. Understated melodies sheathed in white noise – pitting the organic against the industrial – mark Campbell’s work and come to symbolise Newcastle’s attempts at rejuvenation beyond its steelworks and coal exporting harbour (the largest in the world).
Imaginary Cities are Rusty Matyas and Marti Sarbit. It all started at The Cavern. Winnipeg is known as the “Heart of the Continent.” In this beating heart on the prairies, there is always new music being made: in its clubs and basements, and in between work and life. Imaginary Cities was born in a club called The Cavern, in between sets. Their debut album, Temporary Resident, has been nominated for the 2011 Polaris Prize Longlist, and they have been gaining fans around the world for their renowned live performances, including a stint opening for the Pixies across North America.
Brian Wilson is the chief songwriter and producer, co-lead vocalist, and former bassist of The Beach Boys. Due to his unorthodox approaches to pop composition, and arrangement, as well as his extraordinary mastery of the recording studio, he is widely acknowledged to be one of the most innovative and influential songwriters and producers ever in the pop idiom. The Beach Boys
Brian Wilson formed The Beach Boys, originally the Pendletones, with Mike Love, Al Jardine, and his brothers Carl and Dennis, in 1961.
is a three-piece indie pop explosion band from Sydney,
Australia led by charismatic Argentinian/Spanish singer and guitar player
Leticia Nischang. Previously in bands such as Sneeze, The GiveGoods, 120
Mins and Sweet Thing, Nischang has a thoroughly original guitar technique
which appears to be both technically advanced and naive at the same time.
Playing bass is a certified member of Australia’s indie rock royal family, Tom
Michael Paynter (born 1986 in Melbourne, Australia) is a singer-songwriter and musician. He will release his debut album in early 2010, entitled This Welcome Diversion. He has released two singles from the album, "Closer" and "A Victim Song". To promote his album, Paynter supported Vanessa Amorosi on her national tour throughout July 2008, and served as the main support act for Shannon Noll on his National tour at the end of 2008.
MAPS AND COMPASSES VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XkYyFP86-o
Goodnight Owl can lead the way in two directions, an embrace of the dawn, or an adventure into the dark. Make it what you will, Central Australian born Eddie Alexander has developed his song writing to take the listener on a journey lyrically and musically.