Adam Leonard is an English singer-songwriter working mainly in the folk , rock and roll and electronic music fields. His first album 'How Music Sounds' was released in 2003 to modest critical acclaim but poor sales. Live performances, which have so far been limited to the UK ( Manchester, London and Northern Ireland) are as intruiging as they are rare. He regularly collaborates with other musicians, most notably Gareth Davies , also from Leonard's hometown of Manchester. His style is often described as lo-fi and the subject matter of his songs unconventional - more E.V.P. , ectoplasm and alien invasion than "boy meets girl". ...more on Wikipedia about "Adam Leonard"
Adrian Borland ( December 6, 1957 – April 26, 1999) was a British singer, songwriter, guitarist and record producer. He is probably best known as the lead singer and main songwriter of The Sound. Prior to his involvement with The Sound, Borland was a part of the seminal punk trio The Outsiders. The latter became the first english punk band to release an album by themselves, 1977's Calling On Youth. Subsequent to The Sound's disbandment in 1987, Borland commenced a solo career. It would eventually prove to be extensive, spanning over seven full-length albums (some of which were released posthumously) and several EP's. ...more on Wikipedia about "Adrian Borland"
Alan Wass is a London-based ignoramus, full-time sycophant and part-time busker. ...more on Wikipedia about "Alan Wass"
Alexandra Rebecca Parks, (born 26 July 1984) is a Cornish singer and songwriter. She is best known for winning Fame Academy in 2003, and her subsequent single and album. ...more on Wikipedia about "Alex Parks"
Alex Turner (born 1986) is the lead singer, guitarist and songwriter for Sheffield-based indie band Arctic Monkeys. He attended Barnsley College along with the band's drummer Matt Helders. ...more on Wikipedia about "Alex Turner"
Alexi Murdoch is a singer/ songwriter born in London, England. His self-published EP, Four Songs, was released in 2002. One song from the album, "Orange Sky," grew in popularity because it was featured in the movie Garden State (but was not released on the soundtrack). It was later featured in the movie Ladder 49, in an episode of Dawson's Creek, an episode of Fox's " The O.C."—a popular show known for its music—and in a commercial for the Honda Element. It was used again in the trailer for the Warner Independent film Paradise Now in 2005. ...more on Wikipedia about "Alexi Murdoch"
Alexis Strum is a British singer songwriter. She wrote "Still Standing" from Kylie Minogue's album "Body Language" and "Nothing Good About This Goodbye" on Rachel Stevens' album Come And Get It. Alexis is soon to release her first commercially-released album " Cocoon" featuring thelead single "Bad Haircut". ...more on Wikipedia about "Alexis Strum"
Alistair Richard Griffin, (born 1 November 1977 in Middlesbrough), is a British singer/songwriter with a distinctive pure voice and a knack for writing catchy songs and melodic ballads. Brought up in Castleton, a small moorland village near Whitby, North Yorkshire, his wide musical influences range from classic rock and ' Britpop', to English and American folk music. He is passionate about football, and has also written songs for his home team, Middlesbrough Football Club, and Terry Venables. ...more on Wikipedia about "Alistair Griffin"
Andy McCluskey (born June 24, 1959 in Liverpool, United Kingdom) was the lead singer and primary songwriter for the band OMD. He met Paul Humphreys in school and played with him in several bands, including Hitlerz Underpantz, VCL XI and the Id. McCluskey briefly joined Dalek I Love You as their lead singer, but left because he wanted to sing his own songs. ...more on Wikipedia about "Andy McCluskey"
Anne Clark ( Croydon, London, United Kingdom, 14 May 1960) is a British poet-songwriter. Her first recording was The Sitting Room in 1982, and she has released about a dozen albums since then. ...more on Wikipedia about "Anne Clark"
Barry Mason was a leading British songwriter of the 1960s, with many gold and platinum awards for works including such songs as Love Grows, The Last Waltz, Here It Comes Again, There Goes My First Love, and Delilah. His songs have been covered by Tom Jones, David Essex, The Drifters, Rod Stewart, Petula Clark, Perry Como, Elvis Presley, Engelbert Humperdinck, The Fortunes, Charles Aznavour and Barbra Streisand. ...more on Wikipedia about "Barry Mason"
Bernie Taupin (born May 22, 1950) is an English lyricist famous for his collaboration with Elton John. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bernie Taupin"
Billy Reeves is a songwriter and producer who founded the London-based indie-band Theaudience in 1996, (featuring Sophie Ellis Bextor on vocals). ...more on Wikipedia about "Billy Reeves"
Boo Hewerdine (b. ?????, London) is a British singer-songwriter. His work includes lead singer and creative force behind The Bible, formed in the 1980s, and reformed in 1994, as well as solo recordings and work for film. He lives in Cambridge. ...more on Wikipedia about "Boo Hewerdine" www.shortopedia.com never sleeps.
Bryan Ferry (born September 26 1945 in Washington, Tyne and Wear) is a British singer, musician and songwriter, famed for his suave visual and vocal style, who came to public prominence in the 1970s as lead vocalist with Roxy Music. He is also noted for his alternative highly successful solo career. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bryan Ferry"
Carina Round is British singer/songwriter who hails from Wolverhampton. She was born in 1979 in the Low Hill area of the city and grew up listening to her turntable given to her for her fifth birthday. At 21 she put out The First Blood Mystery and three years later, she released The Disconnection to a fair amount of critical acclaim. Comparisons are frequently drawn to PJ Harvey, though Round would contend that she is more directly influenced by Patti Smith. ...more on Wikipedia about "Carina Round"
Cat Stevens (born Stephen Demetre Georgiou on July 21 1948, and now named Yusuf Islam) is best known for his tenure as a popular British singer-songwriter. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cat Stevens"
Chesney Hawkes (b. September 22, 1971) is an British pop singer, songwriter, and occasional actor. He is best known for his single "The One and Only", which was released in March, 1991. His father is the ex- Tremeloes singer Chip Hawkes, who named him after singer and comedian Chesney Allen. ...more on Wikipedia about "Chesney Hawkes"
Christopher Anton Rea ( 4 March, 1951) is a successful British singer-songwriter, from Middlesbrough. He is best known for his 1989 album The Road to Hell. His father owned an ice-cream parlour just outside Middlesbrough, in Guisborough, but previously had parlours throughout the area. Locally, "going to Rea's" (pronounced "Ree-a's") meant going out for some ice-cream. ...more on Wikipedia about "Chris Rea"
David Knopfler (born December 27 1952 in Glasgow) is a british guitarist, singer and songwriter. He was the son of a Jewish architect whose communist sympathies forced him to flee the fascist regime in his native Hungary and settle in Great Britain. He grew up in Newcastle upon Tyne, where he attended Gosforth Grammar School. ...more on Wikipedia about "David Knopfler"
David Westlake was the driving force behind Creation's record, The Servants. They featured on the influential New Musical Express C86 cassette with the song, "Transparent". He left soon after joining the label, and released an eponymous LP in 1987, before a brief reunion lineup which featured Luke Haines ( The Auteurs) on guitar. ...more on Wikipedia about "David Westlake" Things Go Better with www.shortopedia.com.
Denny Laine (born Brian Hines, on October 29, 1944, in Birmingham) is a British songwriter and musician, best known for his roles as former guitarist and lead singer of The Moody Blues and, later, co-founder (along with Paul McCartney) of Wings. ...more on Wikipedia about "Denny Laine"
Edmundo William Ros was born on December 7, 1910, in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. He is a musician, vocalist and band leader. Some call him the "King of Latin American Music". He's known worldwide for his unique blend of modern and traditional Latin American music. ...more on Wikipedia about "Edmundo Ros"
Declan Patrick MacManus (born August 25, 1954), better known by his stage name, Elvis Costello, is a popular British musician, singer, and songwriter of Irish ancestry. Some sources list his full given name as Declan Patrick Aloysius MacManus, however Aloysius was not one of his names at birth, being added years later. ...more on Wikipedia about "Elvis Costello"
Eric Maschwitz ( 1901- 1969) (sometimes credited as Holt Marvell) was a British entertainer, writer and broadcaster. ...more on Wikipedia about "Eric Maschwitz"
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