1981-1993 The band was formed as Still Life in 1981 in Jamestown, New York, by Dennis Drew (keyboards), Steve Gustafson (bass), Chet Cardinale (drums), Robert Buck (guitar), and Terry Newhouse (Buck's ex-wife and vocalist). Steve Gustafson invited Natalie Merchant, who was 17 at the time, to do some vocals. John Lombardo who was in a band called The Mills (along with brother guitarist/vocalists Mark Liuzzo and Paul Liuzzo and drummer Mike Young) and used to play occasionally with Still Life, was invited to join permanently on guitar and vocals. Newhouse and Cardinale left the band in July, and Natalie Merchant became the main singer. Various drummers came and left. The band changed its name to Burn Victims and then to 10,000 Maniacs after the low-budget horror movie Two Thousand Maniacs!.
Your Favourite Music is a small record label/production company in Norway with one studio in Oslo and two in Bergen. We are 3 producers and a small administration. Currently working with Kine, The Alexandria Quartet, Heine Totland, Hummingbird, We Don`t Have To Go and Susanne Sundfør.
Sinéad O'Connor ranked among the most distinctive and controversial pop music stars of the 1990s, the first and in many ways the most influential of the numerous female performers whose music dominated airwaves throughout the decade. Brash and outspoken -- her shaven head, angry visage, and shapeless wardrobe a direct challenge to the popular culture's long-prevailing notions of femininity and sexuality -- O'Connor irrevocably altered the image of women in rock; railing against long-standing stereotypes simply by asserting herself not as a sex object but as a serious artist, she kick-started a revolt which led the way for performers ranging from Liz Phair to Courtney Love to Alanis Morissette. O'Connor was born in Dublin, Ireland, on December 8, 1966. Her childhood was often traumatic: her parents divorced when she was eight, and she later claimed that her mother, who was killed in a 1985 automobile accident, frequently abused her.
Most recently Simon has been honored with the Beijing Pop Music Ceremony Golden Song Award for his song Half a World Away (Float Subway) with Supergirl winner Li Yuchun. Simon was the singer and writer behind indie band 'Velveteen' and has since become one of the hottest new properties in the U.K. by writing for acts such as Westlife, Echo and the Bunnymen, solo projects for Blue, Busted and U.S Pop Idol. He was part of the team that Developed international sensation, Sandi Thom. His work with John McLaughlin has spawned many top ten hits and continues to create acts signed to major labels. Most recently Simon has been honored with the Beijing Pop Music Ceremony Golden Song of the Year Award for his composition and Production of Half a World Away on Chinese Superstar, Li Yuchun.
After weathering a frustrating period of development deals, demos, and one forgotten album (1996's Snacks, released by Plump Records) during the '90s, indie rock singer/songwriter Sam Bisbee took things into his own hands. Gathering together talented players such as Charlie Drayton (the B-52's, Keith Richards), Peter Adams (Tracy Bonham, Juliana Hatfield), and guitarist/recording artist John Wolfington, Bisbee headed into Philip Glass' Looking Glass studios to make his own album his own way. The result was Bisbee's reemergence with 2001's Vehicle, a concoction of tuneful guitar pop, drum loops, samples and Bisbee's winsome, smart song craft. The effort featured guest vocals by Leona Naess on the driving opener, "Miracle Car." Following the release of a concert album, live at Arlene Grocery, in 2002, Bisbee launched a pattern in which new material appeared every two years: High in 2004, Oxygen in 2006, and Son of a Math Teacher in 2008. ~Erik Hage, Rovi
It’s been over twenty years since Peter Wright wrote his first song and the highly acclaimed British composer is showing no signs of slowing down. Growing up to the sounds of the Beatles and Motown, it’s safe to say there was no shortage of musical inspiration for a young Londoner in the late 60’s early 70’s. “I wanted to emulate the great songwriters of that era,” reflects Peter, “Lennon and McCartney, Bacharach and David, Brian Wilson, Holland Dozier Holland and Smokey Robinson”.
Canadian musician/producer/songwriter Greig Nori was already basking in the knowledge that Hedley's new album, Famous Last Words had its first two singles, "For The Nights I Can't Remember" and "Never Too Late" - both of which were co-written by Nori - go to 1 on Canadian radio. Nori also produced the whole album. But on June 15th, Nori shared the band's excitement at the MuchMusic Video Awards as Hedley won four out of six of the categories in which they were nominated, making them the leader at this year's awards. Nori's songwriting and producing prowess helped them earn Best Video, Best Cinematography and Best Director for "For the Nights I Can't Remember," and a MuchLOUD award for Best Rock Video for "She's So Sorry."
As former front woman for Grammy-nominated band Sixpence None the Richer, LEIGH NASH has charmed audiences far and wide with her ethereal voice. Now, NASH steps out on her own for her most personal project yet, her first solo album due out in 2006. The release of the album marks a significant time in Nash’s life. Starting her career as a young 15-year old girl with Sixpence, she has matured into a woman whose wispy vocals and intimate lyrics convey thirteen years of experiences and relationships. With a new addition to her family, her son Henry, to draw inspiration from, the singer/songwriter prepares to release an album that not only shares her voice with the audience, but also her heart. “It’s really wonderful to be able to put your whole self into something,” Nash says. “As a band, creating new material is really a group effort; there is a certain lack of control one has as an artist.