Altjian Juric (born 10 June 1975), best known by his stage name Altiyan Childs, is an Australian singer-songwriter. He was the winner of the second season of The X Factor Australia in 2010. After X Factor ended, Childs subsequently signed a recording contract with Sony Music Australia. His debut single, "Somewhere in the World", was made available for download, following his win on the show on 22 November 2010. The song debuted on the ARIA Singles Chart at number eight. It was followed by the release of Childs' self-titled debut album on 10 December 2010.
A solo project of London, UK, singer-songwriter Kele Okereke (of Bloc Party). His début single, Tenderoni, was released on 14 June 2010. The Boxer album (released 21 June 2010, on Wichita, plus Polydor in UK & Glassnote in US), was produced mainly in New York with XXXchange (known for his work in the hip-hop group Spank Rock). Okereke sees the 'Kele' brand as a way for him to embrace his interest in dance music. "I've been into clubbing for years.
Samba ist eine deutsche Band aus Münster (Westfalen). Mitte der Neunziger bei Sony als hoffnungsvolle Newcomer im Windschatten der Hamburger Schule unter Vertrag, entwickelte sich die Gruppe um Songwriter Knut Stenert vom wortwitzigen deutschsprachigen Punk hin zu anspruchsvollem Indie-Pop, ohne dabei ein Massenpublikum ansprechen zu können. Durchgängiges Merkmal der Songs sind die extrem einfallsreichen, assoziativen deutschsprachigen Texte von Stenert. Der Name der Band geht auf einen seit den siebziger Jahren beliebten Sportschuh der Firma Adidas zurück.
Finabah has come a long way since their humble beginnings in 2002. The idea of forming this awesome foursome started with two mates with too much beer, a guitar and a voice (always a deadly combo!). These two talented munchkins surprisingly remembered there pact to form a band the following morning so they picked up their guitar and vocal chords scattered on the floor and went to get a maxi burger with egg!!! (or in other words the quest was on!) Predictably...
Duran Duran (named after a character in Roger Vadim's sci-fi classic, Barbarella) is an electronic pop-rock band that was part of the new wave music movement in the early 1980s. Created by Nick Rhodes (keyboards) and John Taylor (bass) in Birmingham, UK, 1978, with the later addition of Roger Taylor (drums), Andy Taylor (guitar), and Simon Le Bon (lead vocals), the band has sold more than 100 million records, making them one of the best-selling bands in history.
They were formed in 1977 as Flowers by Iva Davies (born Ivor Arthur Davies, on 22 May 1955, in Wauchope, New South Wales, Australia), who was the main creative force, and a classically trained musician; and bass player, Keith Welsh. For a number of years they also obtained the services of Bob Kretschmer, until he was replaced by young guitarist Paul Gildea. Since 1980 Icehouse has released seven albums, several compilations, and music from collaborations with other artists including dance companies.
As one of North America’s most outstanding stage performers, Wolf Mail’s career has been marked by one success after another. In a remarkably short time, he went from performing the local Southern California scene to opening act on Robben Ford’s European tours and international acclaim as one of the most compelling artists on the scene, touring 25 countries in the process, maintaining his previous release “Solid ground” for 3 weeks in the Japanese top 10 best selling CDs and a spot in the U.
The Morning Benders is a band from Berkeley, California, formed in 2005, consisting of Julian Harmon, Tim Or, Jonathan Chu, and Christopher Chu. In 2008, they released their debut album Talking Through Tin Cans on +1 Records. The band has toured in support of Broken Bells (Spring/Summer 2010), Grizzly Bear (Fall 2009), The Kooks and Death Cab for Cutie (Summer 2008), Ra Ra Riot (Fall 2008), The Black Keys (Summer 2010), and has also played with Yo La Tengo, MGMT, Grand Archives, Yeasayer, Two Gallants, The Rosebuds, Au Revoir Simone, We Are Scientists, and White Rabbits.
Stan Roto Walker (born 23 October 1990), is an Australian born New Zealand R&B/soul recording artist who rose to fame in 2009 as a contestant on Australian Idol, becoming the winner of that season.
Walker's debut single, "Black Box" was available for digital download immediately following his win on Idol, on 22 November 2009. The single peaked at number 2 on the ARIA Charts, and on 5 December 2009 debuted at number 5 on the RIANZ Charts in New Zealand, climbing to number 1 the next week. His debut album Introducing.