Artist and Band Biographies


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Alicia Keys

Alicia had instant success with her debut album Songs In Am, mainly down to its single Fallin’.

Following this, she has firmly established herself with hits such as If I Ain’t Got You, This Girl Is On Fire, and Empire State Of Mind.

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Albert King

With his upside-down Flying V, huge bends, and imposing nature, Albert King is a legend among legends.

Most great blues guitar players cite the Velvet Bulldozer as one of their main influences.

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B.B. King

The King Of The Blues, B.B. King is easily the most famous blues artist around.

With hits like The Thrill Is Gone and Paying The Cost To Be The Boss, B.B. will forever be known as one of the original blues giants.

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Freddie King

Perhaps the least known of the three kings, Freddie is most known for his instrumentals Hide Away and The Stumble.

Not just a great guitar player, Freddie could sing his heart out and did so as he covered many classics.

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The Kinks

Categorized as a British invasion band, along with the other members of the so-called Big Four, The Kinks changed popular music forever.

Among their hits, you find Lola, Sunny Afternoon and You Really Got Me, which fourteen years later would be covered by Van Halen, using a much louder amp.

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Peggy Lee

Peggy Lee was a very successful American jazz and traditional pop singer, songwriter, and actress.

Her most famous performances include Black Coffee, Big Spender, Why Don’t You Do Right, and Fever.

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Bob Marley

Bob Marley was a Jamaican singer, songwriter, guitarist, and activist.

Marley is the most widely known performer of reggae music and is regarded by many as a prophet of the Rastafarian religion. Few artists have had such widespread recognition as Bob Marley.

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Martha and the Vandellas

Martha met her Vandellas as she was a secretary at Motown’s hit factory where her soon-to-be backing singers sang for Marvin Gaye.

Together they had seven years of hits including Jimmy Mack, Nowhere To Run, and perhaps Motown’s biggest hit of them all in Dancing In The Street.

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John Mayer

Launching himself to the world in 2001 with the acoustic smash hit Your Body Is A Wonderland, John Mayer didn’t just stick to the acoustic for long.

In 2006, he teamed up with Steve Jordan and Pino Palladino and presented his electric side to the world with hits like Vultures and Belief.

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Don McLean

Don McLean is an American singer-songwriter most famous for his ’71 songs American Pie and Vincent.

When McLean’s indie label Media Arts got sold to United Artists, he got an unexpected chance to make his second album for a major label.

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Daniel Merriweather

Australian Daniel Merriweather first started working with Mark Ronson in ’03, appearing on his Here Comes The Fuzz.

After a few more collaborations with Ronson, they finally made a solo album for Merriweather that was released in ’09.

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Gary Moore

One of the greatest, and definitely the loudest British blues guitar players of all time we find in Gary Moore.

Having appeared on more than 40 records, Gary Moore has recorded with Phil Lynott, Albert King, George Harrison, and Albert Collins.

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Jason Mraz

Mraz’s second album was released in 2005. He promoted it by touring with Alanis Morrisette, Tracy Chapman, and James Blunt the world over.

It was as if the stage was set for Jason to finally release the smash hit everyone knew he’d already written.

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Paolo Nutini

Paolo Nutini’s career started when an artist was late to perform at his school, Paolo was asked by the music teacher to go up and sing a song.

The reaction from the crowd to Paolo’s naturally stunning voice caught the attention of his (soon-to-be) manager who happened to be in the crowd.

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Oasis

Oasis was an English rock band led by two brothers, Noel and Liam Gallagher.

With 8 #1 singles, 15 NME Awards, 9 Q Awards, 4 MTV Europe awards, and 5 Brit awards. The Guinness Book Of Hit Singles And Albums declared Oasis the Most Successful Act of the 90s.

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Ocean Colour Scene

Ocean Colour Scene (OCS) is an English rock band from Birmingham. The band had the most success with their 1996 album Moseley Shoals.

The album contained the band’s three biggest hits The Riverboat Song, The Day We Caught The Train, and You’ve Got It Bad.

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