Having cut his teeth in much-touted Manchester band Keith, Oli Bayston has more recently been acquiring production credits alongside Dan Carey (Steve Mason and Toy), playing keyboards for the likes of Willy Mason and putting his accomplished song-writing talents on display for The 2 Bears, George Fitzgerald and Rosie Lowe.
Now, under the Francis Bacon inspired moniker Boxed In - the name is loosely derived from Bacon’s infamous Head VI, once described as “the operation through which the entire body escapes through the mouth” - he has stepped into the spotlight to reveal his immaculately produced, energetic sound and signed to Nettwerk for his debut release, due out later this year.
Australian singer-songwriter Stu Larsen recorded his debut full-length album, Vagabond, at Sydney’s esteemed Linear Studios and was co-produced by Chris Vallejo and friend/label-mate Mike Rosenberg (aka Passenger). A few years ago, Stu left his small town in Queensland, Australia and embraced a life as a bit of a vagabond himself, exploring and embracing opportunities as they came. He has been touring, recording, driving friends tour vans and pretty much anything else that allows him to continue his travels. The album expresses the dichotomy of Stu’s life on the road – his amazing journeys and beautiful observations along the way; contrasted with an inevitable sense of loneliness. He attracted new fans in North America and beyond during his extensive run as support for Passenger in 2013.
Having won critical praise in the states and abroad, Gossling will see the proper release of her debut full-length album, Harvest Of Gold, in North America on September 23 via Nettwerk Records. Written in Tasmania and realized in Melbourne, alongside producer John Castle (The Bamboos/Vance Joy/Washington), Harvest Of Gold is ten tracks of gorgeous pop songcraft – a rich blend of plucked harps, guitar climaxes and retro, European disco.
Roger John Reginald Greenaway is an English songwriter and record producer, best known as part of one of Britain’s most prolific songwriting teams. Roger Cook and Roger Greenaway first came to prominence when the Fortunes recorded their composition “You’ve Got Your Troubles,” a Top Ten smash in both the U.S. and U.K. The Fortunes released their follow-up hit, “This Golden Ring,” and Gary Lewis & the Playboys scored an American Top Ten hit with “Green Grass,” both Cook-Greenaway creations. David & Jonathan, Cook and Greenaway’s alter ego, landed their biggest U.K. hit that summer with the Top Ten “Lovers of the World Unite,” and the two subsequently began writing advertising jingles, most notably for Coca-Cola. In late 1967, Gene Pitney scored a Top Five U.K. hit with “Something’s Gotten Hold of My Heart.” In 1970,
Wild Strawberries is a Canadian pop band made up of married couple Roberta Carter-Harrison (vocals) and Ken Harrison, who are also, respectively, a physiotherapist and a doctor by trade. Over the years the Harrison's have built up a significant and loyal fan base, beginning with their self-released indie cassette "Carving Wood Spectacles" and subsequently their 1992 debut CD, Grace. 1993 EP, "Life Sized Marilyn Monroe", was the perfect precursor to their follow-up breakthrough album, "Bet You Think I'm Lonely". Both albums spawned title track hit singles, the latter garnering them a Juno nomination for Best New Band. After signing to Nettwerk in 1995, and seeing their album "Heroine" hit gold, the Wild Strawberries found themselves in a whirlwind of mainstream success, with more radio hits, an intense tour schedule (incl.
At a rave event in 1991 she was noticed by producers Opus 111, It was through this meeting that they would form a Dance act called Opus III. Their first single, “It’s A Fine Day” from their debut album Mind Fruit was an international smash and hit #1 on Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart in 1992. They also had another US #1 hit on the Dance chart in 1994 with “When You Made The Mountain” from their second and last album Guru Mother. The album outsold Prince and Madonna in 1992 in Japan.
If you’re passing a recording studio in London and you catch some warm, tuneful music and a peal of happy laughter floating on the breeze, chances are you’ve just heard Shelly Poole. Soon you’ll be hearing a lot more from this exciting British female artist, who is producing some of the most honest and beautiful recordings since the heyday of classic singer-songwriters in the 1960s and 70s. Shelly’s extraordinary songs – numbers like “Totally Underwater” and “A Hard Time For The Dreamer” - have already confounded musicologists and sonic detectives. The acclaimed pop poetess known as Shelly Poole, who hails from a family just as musical as the Von Trapps in The Sound of Music, was raised on a banquet of cool sounds from Dusty Springfield to Prince, Simon & Garfunkel to Dr Dre.
Mavie Marcos is an American singer and songwriter currently residing near San Francisco, California. As part of Andain, Mavie Marcos has performed on and helped compose songs for an album entitled You Once Told Me. Prior to the release of You Once Told Me, Marcos performed on and helped compose three well-known singles: "Summer Calling", "Beautiful Things" and "Promises". The three singles have spawned dozens of mixes and been included on several compilations including by Tiësto. Mavie Marcos is a classically trained vocalist, and has performed pieces such as the aria Queen of the Night from Mozart's Magic Flute. Marcos has also performed on stage in musicals including Pirates of Penzance, West Side Story, and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Up until 1999, when she moved to San Francisco, Marcos used her musical talents in the arena of classical music.
The world of hip-hop is as competitive as ever, and nowhere is that truer than among producers, one of the few lucrative positions left in the market. !llmind doesn’t let that get him down as he believes to "Reach for the stars, and the sky can never be your limit.". This is extremely apparent with !llmind as he has thoroughly thrown himself into the music business. He has produced songs with 50 Cent (Queens, Make A Movie, All His Love), Ludacris, LL Cool J, and even The Jabbawockeez (America's Best Dance Crew season 1 Champs). Since then he's released multiple full-length albums along with his own full-length instrumental album called "Beh!nd The Curta!n".
Since his early childhood, Enton's love for music has been the force behind his creativity and continues to fuel him to produce incredible works or art. For almost a decade now he has been a music producer working behind the scenes with musicians and other producers from all walks of life, but now he has turned his focus on stepping into the limelight himself with his own electronic music productions. His discipline, work ethic, and unquenchable thirst always push him to strive for perfection and channel his creativity to reveal itself to the world whether it be through his music productions, live performances, mixing in the studio or helping other artists write and produce new music. He has earned support from Tiesto, Above & Beyond, Judge Jules, Armin Van Buuren, Markus Schulz, Gareth Emery, Andy More, Matt Darey, tyDi, Blank & Jones, Cosmic Gate, and Kyau & Albert.