Benjamin Francis Leftwich (Born September 4, 1989) is an English singer-songwriter from York. Leftwich began playing music at the age of ten and grew up listening to The Rolling Stones and Nina Simone before discovering such singer-songwriters as Nick Drake, Bob Dylan, and Elliott Smith. He decided to use his middle name as part of his stage moniker as he felt Ben Leftwich was "a bit too snappy." His debut album 'Last Smoke Before The Snowstorm' was released on July 3, 2011 in the United Kingdom.
Nacional are a relaxing indie band from Glasgow not to be confused with The National. They formed in November 2006. They are on the Leeds label Art Goes Pop. Band members are Robert Armstrong, Jamie Hamilton, Michael O’Hara, Jonny McGiffen and Colin Healy.
Florence + the Machine formed in 2007 in London, England, United Kingdom. The band is the recording name of singer/songwriter Florence Welch and a collaboration of other artists who provide backing music for her; Florence Welch is the band's only constant member. The current touring lineup of the band is Florence Welch (vocals), Robert Ackroyd (guitar), Isabella Summers (keyboards), Tom Monger (harp), Mark Saunders (bass), Christopher Lloyd Hayden (drums).
“…a pop rock monster....barbed with youthful aggression. If there's a god it'll sell like hotcakes.”
ROCK SOUND “…Young Brighton lot Telegraphs know a thing or two about melody. Then they give it a spiky edge a la Biffy Clyro and, presto, a quality work of angular rock goodness.”
KERRANG! “…a great big burning ball of fire straight at your record collection…. this is a ballsy twos-up of an EP that can only lead to bigger and better things.”
4/5 - TUNED MAGAZINE ‘Across A Wire EP’ Review “…combines ice and fire, burning from the inside with steely confidence and lyrical suss”
There are two musical projects by the name of Kano -- one is a grime rapper, and the other is a classic italo-disco project.  Kane Brett Robinson (born 21 May 1985 in East Ham, Newham, London, England), better known as Kano, is a grime MC from East Ham, Newham, East London, and has gained wider attention after his debut album Home Sweet Home. His decision to make grime music, and eventually other types of music as well, was vindicated since, in his younger years, he was a promising footballer representing Chelsea F.
What about the man behind the Lightspeed Champion moniker? Who is he? Where did he come from? How much free time does he have? Working backwards: very little. Devonté Hynes is a man who doesn’t like to sit around waiting for results; by the time the results are in, he’s on to bigger and better, or at the very least worse but different. A selected history of Dev rather breathlessly testifies to as much:
One Direction is a five-member boy band made up of Liam Payne (born 29 August 1993) from Wolverhampton, Louis Tomlinson (born 24 December 1991) from Doncaster, Niall Horan (born 13th September 1993) from Mullingar, Westmeath, Ireland, Harry Styles, (born 1 February 1994) from Holmes Chapel, Cheshire and Zayn Malik, (born 12 January 1993) from East Bowling, Bradford. They applied as solo candidates on the 2010 edition of the X Factor, but the judges, after a suggestion by Simon Cowell, put them in a band in London, UK; therefore qualifying for the Groups category.
Edward John Izzard (born February 7, 1962) is a British stand-up comedian and actor. He has a very individual style of rambling, surreal monologue. He has turned his attention to acting as well as maintaining his demanding touring schedule.
Early life and career
Izzard was born in Aden, Yemen, as the youngest son of John and Ella Izzard. In 1963, shortly before Britain abandoned the capital of Aden, the Izzards moved to Northern Ireland.
Paul Weller (born 25 May 1958) is an English singer / songwriter, leader of two successful bands: The Jam and The Style Council. In England, he is recognised as something of a national institution yet, because much of his songwriting is rooted in English culture, he has remained essentially a national rather than an international star. Born John William Weller in Stanley Road, Woking, he was also a central figure in the Mod revival.
Savage and soul-drenched rock & roll from London. Jim Jones stirs up his disciples like a diabolical preacher, while his stage antics add fuel to the fire. His electrifying band, including a bastard son of The Killer, invokes the filthy swing. www.myspace.com/thejimjonesrevue