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Claire Pichet

Claire Pichet is a French solo vocalist whose unique voice is often described as crystalline and clear. Yann Tiersen of...

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{"key":"80493","name":"Claire Pichet","bio":"Claire Pichet is a French solo vocalist whose unique voice is often described as crystalline and clear. Yann Tiersen often used her voice for the piano interpretations of his compositions. She ended her singing career in 2004.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/80493_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Norah Jones

Norah Jones, born on March 30th 1979 in New York City, is one of the most popular contemporary jazz and jazz-influenced ...

500,000 - 1,000,000
{"key":"2330","name":"Norah Jones","bio":"Norah Jones, born on March 30th 1979 in New York City, is one of the most popular contemporary jazz and jazz-influenced singers of our time. She was a member of Wax Poetic before her debut album Come Away with Me. She can still be heard singing with them on two tracks of their release, NuBlu Sessions.Her debut album Come Away with Me was released in 2002 and sold 22 million copies worldwide. It won 5 Grammy Awards in 2003.Her second album, Feels Like Home, with folk tendency, is the highest-selling album in the history of Blue Note Records with over a million copies sold within the first week. Norah Jones was listed among the most influential people of 2004 by the Time Magazine.On January 30, 2007 Norah Jones released her third album, Not Too Late - a collection of 13 original songs, itunes includes a bonus live track of the song Sinkin' Soon. This was the most pre-ordered album of all time on Amazon.com.Her fourth studio album, The Fall, was released on November 17, 2009.Her fifth studio album ...Little Broken Hearts was released on May 1, 2012 and she collaborated with Danger Mouse for its production. The Happy Pills Songfacts reports that the album was recorded at Danger Mouse's Los Angeles studio during the fall of 2011. The record was co-written by Jones and Danger Mouse, with the pair handling the majority of the instrumentals. Jones teamed up with the producer after she contributed vocals to his Rome project with Daniele Luppi.The daughter of Beatles-influencing sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar, Jones doesn't closely follow any particular genre, rather she brings her unique jazzy flavor to songs with roots in country, folk, Americana, and modern light jazz, pop and rock.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/2330_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"500,000 - 1,000,000"}

Parov Stelar

Marcus Füreder a.k.a. Parov Stelar lives and works in Linz, Austria. The freedom of jazz combined with the groove of ho...

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{"key":"9303","name":"Parov Stelar","bio":"Marcus F\u00fcreder a.k.a. Parov Stelar lives and works in Linz, Austria. The freedom of jazz combined with the groove of house and breakbeat describes the character of Parov Stelar. Parov's productions address the DJ at the club as well as the listener in his easy chair.After DJ-ing in clubs in the 1990's Marcus started making music in 1998. He used his real name and the pseudonym Plasma. In 2004 he started producing under the name Parov Stelar. He founded his own record label Etage Noir Recordings the same year.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/9303_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Submotion Orchestra

Submotion Orchestra is a live 7-piece project from Leeds, incorporating deep bass-driven grooves and dense textures in t...

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{"key":"98371","name":"Submotion Orchestra","bio":"Submotion Orchestra is a live 7-piece project from Leeds, incorporating deep bass-driven grooves and dense textures in their progressive live dubstep sound.Leaving crowds inspired and often open-mouthed in their wake, this is not live dubstep to be taken lightly. The members have all cut their teeth on live dub, funk, reggae, jazz and even grime bands previously, so are no strangers to complex rhythm or rootical bass. Having been formed in early 2009 as an experimental live project, the band have quickly established themselves as one of the most exciting up-and-coming acts this year.Expect to hear blissful tones and weighty sub-bass, interwoven with tight rhythmic intensity from this incredibly talented outfit.\u00a9 Submotion 2010(2) The seven-piece electronic\/jazz ensemble Submotion Orchestra combined an eclectic mix of bass, soul, ambient electronica, jazz, and dub, which was complemented by the sultry vocals of singer Ruby Wood. The project began at the request of York Arts Council, when they asked founding members Tommy Evans (Gentleman's Dub Club) and Dom \"Ruckspin\" Howard (Author) to compose a classical\/dub crossover piece to be performed at York Minster in 2009. After the success of that particular show, Evans and Howard returned to their hometown of Leeds, U.K., with a new musical vision and enough contacts to assemble the right musicians for the job. Submotion Orchestra were revered for their energetic live shows, first on a local level at their weekly residency at Leeds bar Hukaz. They soon hit the U.K. festival trail, where their music and the feel-good atmosphere they promoted made them a firm festival favorite. By 2011 they had released their debut album, Finest Hour, via Ranking Records, gaining the support of BBC Radio 6 DJ Gilles Peterson, who would continue to endorse their music for many years to come. The second album, Fragments, was released only a year later. After its release, Ninja Tune offshoot label Counter Records approached the band about releasing future material, leading to third album Alium (2014) and fourth album Colour Theory (2016). ~ Liam Martin","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/98371_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

King Crimson

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{"key":"15505","name":"King Crimson","bio":"(NOTE: Album covers and band images are not available due to certain legal restrictions imposed on last.fm by King Crimson's Management.)King Crimson are a progressive rock group from London, England, United Kingdom formed in 1968 by guitarist Robert Fripp and drummer Michael Giles. Though originally an all-British musical group, later members have included a number of Americans, most notably Adrian Belew, and Tony Levin. The name \"King Crimson\" was coined by Peter Sinfield as a synonym for Beelzebub, prince of demons.King Crimson's debut album was In the Court of the Crimson King. The first major success of the new genre of progressive rock, many bands that would come to dominate 'prog' in the 1970s first sought to emulate In the Court of the Crimson King, including Genesis, the Alan Parsons Project, and later Rush.The line-up of King Crimson has at times changed drastically from album to album. Original lead singer and bassist Greg Lake left the group - as did lyricist Peter Sinfield - and went on to fame with Emerson, Lake & Palmer in 1970, replaced by Gordon Haskell, Boz Burrell, and, briefly, Jon Anderson of Yes. Also from Yes came drummer Bill Bruford, who joined King Crimson in 1972 and became one of the more enduring members. For the next three years, Bruford and Fripp were joined by future Asia frontman John Wetton. With comparatively few additional musicians, these mid-1970s albums and performances showed a more raw and stylistically focused - though still improvisational - King Crimson. In 1974 the band split temporarily. In 1981, bassist Tony Levin and guitarist\/singer Adrian Belew joined Fripp and Bruford in a band initially called Discipline. Changing the name back to King Crimson, the four released a trio of studio albums which preserved the classic heavy and improvisational sound, but also embraced 1980s musical influences and technologies.In 1984 the band split up again, then re-formed in 1994 with former Mr. Mister drummer Pat Mastelotto joining forces with and later replacing Bruford. This lineup included bassist Trey Gunn - playing warr guitar and chapman stick - forming a \"double trio\" of two guitarists, two bassists and two drummers. In between KC commitments, various combinations of the members convened in different \"ProjeKcts\": ProjeKct One, ProjeKct Two, ProjeKct Three, ProjeKct Four, and ProjeKct X, with Robert Fripp describing them as \"fraKctals\" of the band with the purpose of \"research and development\".2000-2003 saw a new incarnation of King Crimson, without Bruford and Levin, which culminated in the album The Power to Believe and a concert tour. Trey Gunn left the group afterwards, but Fripp and Belew announced that they would meet in 2007 and think about future KC music. Tony Levin agreed to replace Gunn on bass\/stick.A new King Crimson line-up was announced in late 2007 and scheduled for rehearsals in 2008, consisting of Fripp, Belew, Mastelotto, Levin, and Gavin Harrison of Porcupine Tree. In August 2008 the band set out on a brief four-city tour in preparation for King Crimson's fortieth anniversary in 2009. A short time thereafter, on 20th August 2008, DGMLive (a web medium for Fripp to release live recordings) issued a download-only release of the August 7th, 2008 concert in Chicago. The show reveals a drum-centred direction but the set list, consistent with the rest of the tour, contains no new material or extended improvisation. However, many of the pieces from the back catalogue receive new arrangements, most notably the renditions of \"Neurotica,\" \"Sleepless\", and \"Level Five\", all of which are given percussion-heavy overhauls, presumably to highlight the return to the dual-drummer format. More recordings from the New York shows are scheduled for download soon as well. There has been talk of more King Crimson shows in 2009, but nothing definite has arisen yet.In 2008, Steven Wilson began remixing the studio catalogue into 5.1 Surround Sound for possible future release.Despite its many changes, King Crimson has retained a consistent sound and atmosphere, largely as a result of Fripp's signature guitar work. Though they have not had a commercial success since their first album, the band has one of the most devoted followings of any musical group. Their live albums outnumber studio albums by a wide margin (some of them being \"official\" bootlegs), and there are more than enough ex-members to fully staff the 'classic' KC revival group known as 21st Century Schizoid Band.On 5 December 2010, Fripp wrote a diary entry on his DGM website outlining his current stage of involvement in the music industry. The diary entry suggested that the King Crimson \"switch\" had been set to \"off\" and detailed a number of reasons why he was not currently interested in performing or writing with the band. In spite of this, activity related to the band continues. A separate band based around Jakko Jakszyk and King Crimson alumni Robert Fripp and Mel Collins (who played last with King Crimson on Red) was announced in 2011 as being called \"A King Crimson ProjeKct\". Fripp has also referred to it as \"P7\". An album A Scarcity of Miracles features these three musicians, along with other Crimson alumni Tony Levin and Gavin Harrison.In an interview with Financial Times published on 3 August 2012, Fripp announced that he was retiring from the music industry, leaving the future of King Crimson uncertain.Fripp's retirement lasted for just over a year. On 6 September 2013, Fripp announced King Crimson's return to work with a new line-up, stating that \"this is a very different reformation to what has gone before: seven players, four English and three American, with three drummers. The Seven-Headed Beast of Crim is in Go! mode\". The current band consists of Fripp, three musicians from the previous 2009 lineup (bassist Tony Levin, drummers Gavin Harrison and Pat Mastelotto) saxophonist\/flute player Mel Collins (previously in King Crimson's 1971 lineup); and two new recruits, Jakko Jakszyk (vocals, guitar) and Bill Rieflin (drums, ex-REM, Ministry and others).While this lineup has reunited the team which had assembled A Scarcity of Miracles (plus Rieflin), it has not yet been revealed whether the two projects will have much continuity. Fripp has provided some hints as to the musical approach which the new band will take - \"The Point Of Crim-Seeing was of a conventional backline \u2013 Gavin Harrison, Bill Rieflin, Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto - reconfigured as the frontline, with Mel Collins, Jakko Jakszyk and myself as backline.\" Due to outstanding individual commitments, King Crimson will not be performing live until late 2014 (but will be rehearsing in both full- and small-group formations before then).Fripp has cited several reasons for King Crimson's return, varying from the practical (the likely financial settling of his dispute with Universal Music Group, plus imminent completion of his Guitar Circle book and DU Reading Project) to the whimsical: \"I was becoming too happy. Time for a pointed stick.\"","featuredImage":"http:\/\/allamericanmusic.com\/wp-content\/themes\/all-american-music\/assets\/images\/default-artist.png","feeRange":"please contact"}

Katie Melua

Ketevan “Katie” Melua (Georgian: ქეთევან “ქეთი” მელუა, surname pronounced IPA: /...

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{"key":"2344","name":"Katie Melua","bio":"Ketevan \u201cKatie\u201d Melua (Georgian: \u10e5\u10d4\u10d7\u10d4\u10d5\u10d0\u10dc \u201c\u10e5\u10d4\u10d7\u10d8\u201d \u10db\u10d4\u10da\u10e3\u10d0, surname pronounced IPA: \/\u02c8melu\u02cc\u0251\u02d0\/; born 16 September 1984) is a British-Georgian singer-songwriter and musician. She was born in the Georgian S.S.R., but moved to Northern Ireland at the age of eight and then relocated to England at the age of 14. Melua is signed to the small Dramatico record label, under the management of songwriter Mike Batt, and made her musical debut in 2003. In 2006, she was the United Kingdom\u2019s biggest-selling female artist and Europe\u2019s highest selling European female artist.In November 2003, at the age of 19, Melua released her first album, Call off the Search, which reached the top of the United Kingdom album charts and sold 1.8 million copies in its first five months of release. Her second album, Piece by Piece, was released in September 2005 and to date has gone platinum four times. Melua released her third studio album Pictures in October 2007, which has been announced to be the last of her albums in collaboration with Mike Batt. According to the Sunday Times Rich List 2008, Melua has a fortune of \u00a318 million, making her the seventh richest British musician under thirty.In the summer of 2003, aged just 18 and still studying at the Brit School of Performing Arts in leafy Surrey, no-one, least of all Katie, would have predicted what the next few years would hold for the teenager. Four years later, Katie has sold more than 7.5 million albums becoming, in 2006, the year\u2019s best selling British female in the world along the way.Georgian born Katie relocated from Tbilisi to Belfast at the age of 8 due to her father\u2019s profession as a heart surgeon and 5 years later moved to South East London. After her GCSEs Katie joined the Brit School for Performing Arts where she undertook a BTEC and Music A-level and discovered different styles of music including Queen, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Irish folk music and Indian music. On hearing an Eva Cassidy song Katie was blown away and when she discovered that Eva was no longer alive wrote the song \u2018Faraway Voice\u2019 as a tribute to her. It was this song that attracted the attention of the composer and producer Mike Batt. Katie signed to Batt\u2019s record label Dramatico but stayed at the Brit School to complete her studies \u2013 she graduated with distinction in July 2003.During the summer of 2003 her debut single, \u2018The Closest Thing To Crazy\u2019, attracted the attention of British station BBC Radio 2 and upon its release entered the charts at number 10. Released in November, Katie\u2019s debut album \u2018Call Off The Search\u2019 hit the UK number 1 spot in January 2004 and has subsequently scored top 10 positions throughout Europe. The album has since been certified gold in Holland, Hong Kong and Switzerland, platinum in Denmark, New Zealand and Australia, 2 x platinum in Germany, Ireland, Norway and South Africa and received the IFPI Double Platinum Award for 2 million European Sales. In March 2005 \u2018Call Off The Search\u2019 hit the number 1 spot in Denmark, a year after its initial release and became a top five album in Japan. Katie was awarded Best International Newcomer at Germany\u2019s ECHO Awards in April 2005. In Britain, Katie was the highest selling female artist in 2004 \u2013 \u2018Call Off The Search\u2019 has now sold 1.8 million copies and is 6 x platinum (in Britain alone) and worldwide sales exceed 3.5 million.Katie joined the line up for the Band Aid 20 single to record a new version of \u2018Do They Know It\u2019s Christmas\u2019. As an ambassador for Save The Children this was particularly poignant for Katie. In March 2005 Katie was invited by Nelson Mandela to perform at his 46664 concert in aid of Mandela\u2019s AIDS foundation. In addition to performing a full live set, Katie joined Queen on stage to perform a moving version of \u2018Too Much Love Will Kill You\u2019. Katie flew from South Africa to Sri Lanka where she experienced the work that is being done by Save The Children, particularly with child soldiers.In August 2005 Katie and her family swore allegiance to The Queen and became British Citizens following a ceremony in Surrey, England. Katie was asked to perform at the Royal Wedding of Prince Pieter-Christiaan in Holland and at the Norwegian Royal Gala Concert in the presence of the Crown Prince Of Norway. Continuing the royal theme, the American TV show \u2018Good Morning America\u2019 broadcast live from Buckingham Palace and Katie was invited by the show to perform \u2018Nine Million Bicycles\u2019 and \u2018The Closest Thing To Crazy\u2019. Katie performed at the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony in Norway.In between her overseas travel Katie recorded her new album, \u2018Piece By Piece\u2019, which was released in Europe on September 26th 2005. The album comprises more self-penned songs including the title track as well as a cover of the 1987 Cure hit \u2018Just Like Heaven\u2019 that Katie recorded for a new DreamWorks film starring Reese Witherspoon. The first single, \u2018Nine Million Bicycles\u2019, preceded the album release and gave Katie her highest UK single chart entry at number 5. One week later and Katie entered the UK album charts at number 1 and Europe swiftly followed with the album reaching #1 in Norway, Denmark and Holland, #2 in Ireland, #2 in Iceland, #3 in South Africa, #4 in Poland and #2 in Germany giving an overall chart position of #2 on the Billboard European Top 100 Chart.Katie was nominated for two Brit Awards in the \u201cBest Female\u201d and \u201cPop\u201d categories, for the \u201cBest International Female\u201d at the Edison Awards in Holland and was awarded \u201cBest International Female (Rock & Pop)\u201d at the Echo Awards in Germany. Once again Katie was pronounced the highest selling female artist in Britain in 2005 selling more than 1 million albums.It is fair to say that 2006 was yet another extraordinary year for 22 year old Katie. In addition to the awards nominations, Katie had a Dutch tulip named in her honour, toured America coast to coast, raced at 160mph round Grand Prix circuit Silverstone, flew a plane, launched Save The Children\u2019s \u2018Rewrite The Future\u2019 campaign, made the headlines with a Guinness World Record for the deepest concert when she performed 303 meters beneath the North Sea in the leg of a gas rig and was awarded the World Music Award for Britain\u2019s Biggest Selling Female. Whilst in 2004 and 2005, Katie was the greatest selling female artist in Britain, in 2006 Katie was the highest selling European female artist in the world selling more than 3 million copies of her second album \u2018Piece By Piece\u2019.Awarded the Golden Camera Award for International Pop Artist at the start of 2007, Katie was presented with the Echo Award for International Female Artist in March 2007.October 2007 saw the release of Katie\u2019s third album \u2018Pictures\u2019 \u2013 a record which has delighted her legions of fans, confirmed Katie\u2019s status as a unique and remarkable vocalist, and revealed the third chapter in what is destined to be a long musical career. Katie\u2019s fourth album, \u201cThe Katie Melua Collection\u201d, is a musical summary of the 24 year old\u2019s journey so far and is being released to coincide with Katie\u2019s arena tour in October and November 2008.www.katiemelua.com\/","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/2344_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin (March 25, 1942) is a Memphis, Tennessee-born but Detroit, Michigan-reared American iconic gospel, soul,...

300,000 - 400,000
{"key":"2350","name":"Aretha Franklin","bio":"Aretha Franklin (March 25, 1942) is a Memphis, Tennessee-born but Detroit, Michigan-reared American iconic gospel, soul, and R&B singer. Many have called her \"The Queen Of Soul\" and \"Lady Soul\".She is renowned for her soul and R&B recordings (on many, of which, she accompanies herself on keyboards and piano \u2013 a skill she learned at an early age, learning to play by ear, according to lifetime friend Smokey Robinson) but is also adept at jazz, rock, blues, pop, and gospel.She is generally regarded as one of the best vocalists ever by such industry publications\/media outlets as Rolling Stone and VH1, due to her phenomenal technical and interpretative talents.Adept at the piano as well as having a gifted voice, Franklin became a child prodigy. By the age of fourteen, she signed a record deal with Battle Records, where her father Reverend C.L. Franklin recorded his sermons and gospel vocal recordings, and she issued Songs of Faith in 1956.She is the second most honored female popular singer in Grammy history (after Alison Krauss), having won eighteen competitive Grammys (including an unprecedented eleven for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, eight of them consecutive). The state of Michigan has declared her voice to be a natural wonder.Franklin is perhaps best-known for her interpretation of Otis Redding's Respect, recorded in 1967 with sisters Carolyn Franklin and Erma Franklin. Many of her songs, however, were originals that have since been covered by other artists. Some of her best-known compositions include (Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone, Ain't No Way, All the King's Horses, Baby, Baby, Baby, Call Me, Dr. Feelgood, Rock Steady, Spirit in the Dark, and Think (which she performed in the film The Blues Brothers).","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/2350_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"300,000 - 400,000"}

Kenmochi Hidefumi

Kenmochi Hidefumi (釼持英郁), born on 2nd of August, 1981 in Shinagawa, Tōkyō, is somewhat of a musical prodigy; p...

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{"key":"105040","name":"Kenmochi Hidefumi","bio":"Kenmochi Hidefumi (\u91fc\u6301\u82f1\u90c1), born on 2nd of August, 1981 in Shinagawa, T\u014dky\u014d, is somewhat of a musical prodigy; producing his music as a hobby alongside his work.He uses his acoustic guitar, bass guitar and a keyboard while putting his excellent sampling skills in good use on different samplers. He's a one man show - not having any expensive studios or equipment, he uses his few instruments, samplers and computer to produce, arrange and record all of his works in his rental studio apartment.He has released five albums up to date, with the latest album released on 3rd of November, 2010 - aerial particles, a demo\/mini album released 2003 under Tangent RecordsTIGER LILY, 1st mini album released 2005 under Liquid FoxeCATOBLEPAS, 2nd mini album released 2006 under Liquid FoxeFalliccia, 1st album released 2008 under Hydeout Productions (released both as a CD and a 12\" vinyl)Shakespeare, 2nd album released 2010 under UNPRIVATE ACOUSTICS (Kenichiro Nishihara's label)","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/105040_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Jamie Cullum

Jamie Cullum (born 20 August 1979) is an English jazz singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Though he is a prima...

75,000 - 150,000
{"key":"15014","name":"Jamie Cullum","bio":"Jamie Cullum (born 20 August 1979) is an English jazz singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Though he is a primarily a vocalist, he also accompanies himself on instruments including piano, guitar and drums.Cullum was born in Romford, East London. He was brought up in Hullavington, Wiltshire, and educated at the independent fee-paying Grittleton House School and the sixth form at Sheldon School. He then went on to study English Literature, and minored in Film Studies, at Reading University where he graduated with First Class Honours.His mother, Yvonne, is a secretary of Anglo-Burmese origin, whose family settled in Wales after Burma's independence; his father, John Cullum, worked in finance. His paternal grandfather was a British Army officer, while his paternal grandmother was a Jewish refugee from Prussia who sang in Berlin nightclubs.Cullum married British model Sophie Dahl at a country hotel in the New Forest National Park in England on 9 January 2010.Cullum released his first album, Jamie Cullum Trio\u2014Heard it All, in 1999, of which 500 copies were made. Due to their rarity, original copies have sold for as much as \u00a3600 on eBay. The success of Heard It All Before resulted in Cullum being invited to appear on Geoff Gascoyne's album Songs of the Summer.After graduating from Reading University, Cullum released a best-selling album, Pointless Nostalgic, which stirred interest from Michael Parkinson and Melvyn Bragg.Just after Cullum made his first television appearance, on Parkinson in April 2003, he signed a \u00a31m contract for three albums with Universal, who beat Sony in a bidding war. Cullum's third album, Twentysomething, released in October 2003, went platinum and became the #1 selling studio album by a jazz artist in the United Kingdom. Cullum ended 2003 as the UK's biggest selling jazz artist of all time.Although primarily a jazz musician, he performs in a wide range of styles and is generally regarded as a \"crossover\" artist with his musical roots firmly based in jazz. Cullum draws his inspiration from many different musicians and listens to an eclectic mix of music from Miles Davis to Tom Waits and many more. Cullum has belonged to several bands, ranging from banging drums in a hip hop group to playing guitar in rock bands such as Raw Sausage and The Mystery Machine, in his teenage youth. Cullum names his elder brother, Ben Cullum, as his biggest musical influence, and the two continue to collaborate extensively.Cullum is well known not only for his abilities on the piano, but also for his unique entertainment style and charisma. One of the many things that features in Jamie's concerts is the \"stompbox\" (not to be confused with an effect pedal for guitars), made from a small wooden block. The stompbox is used to amplify a musician's tapping foot. Jamie found this in Australia and uses it to enhance upbeat and fast-paced songs such as Seven Nation Army originally by the White Stripes and \"Gold Digger\", originally by Kanye West. He is also often found using a looping machine. This plays a heavy part in Cullum's versions of Seven Nation Army and Teardrop by Massive Attack. Cullum is also often found beatboxing at most gigs.As well as the White Stripes and Kanye West, Cullum has performed work by Massive Attack, Rihanna, Pussycat Dolls, Radiohead, Gnarls Barkley, Elton John, Justin Timberlake, John Legend, Joy Division, Lady Gaga and many others. He has also performed with Kylie Minogue, Sugababes, Will.i.am and Burt Bacharach.Cullum rarely works to a set list and on average his gigs last just over two hours. The gigs are largely improvised, rooted in jazz but not solely consisting of jazz music.Cullum has played at many large music festivals, including Glastonbury Festival (in 2004 & 2009), Coachella 2005, 2006 South by Southwest, North Sea Jazz Festival, the Hollywood Bowl (performing with the Count Basie Orchestra) and the 2006 Playboy Jazz Festival. On the April 29th 2006 Cullum played his biggest ever crowd on Queensday in The Netherlands.Discography:1999 - Heard It All Before2001 - Pointless Nostalgic2003 - Twentysomething2005 - Catching Tales2009 - The Pursuit2010 - Devil May Care2013 - Momentum 2014 - Interlude","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/15014_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"75,000 - 150,000"}

Between the Buried and Me

Between the Buried and Me is a progressive metal band from Raleigh, North Carolina, comprised of former members of metal...

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{"key":"16973","name":"Between the Buried and Me","bio":"Between the Buried and Me is a progressive metal band from Raleigh, North Carolina, comprised of former members of metalcore acts Prayer For Cleansing and Glass Casket. They have recorded seven albums in addition to a covers album and an EP. Their style is diverse, with influences ranging from thrash, death metal, jazz, math rock and melodic hardcore, to progressive or experimental artists such as Dream Theater, Mike Patton, King Crimson, Queen, and The Mars Volta.Members include vocalist\/keyboardist and co-founder Tommy Giles Rogers, Jr. (Thomas Giles; ex-Prayer For Cleansing, Undying, From Here On); lead guitarist and co-founder Paul Waggoner (ex-Prayer For Cleansing, Undying); Glass Casket guitarist Dustie Waring and drummer Blake Richardson; and bassist Dan Briggs (Trioscapes, ORBS). Formed in 2000, the band signed to Victory Records in 2003, before catching the attention of Metal Blade Records and singing to that label in 2012.In late 2014, it was revealed that the band was writing material for their seventh original studio album, \"Coma Ecliptic,\" described on the band's twitter as a \"rock opera.\" Recording began in early 2015 with long-time producer Jamie King, and it is scheduled to be released on Metal Blade records on July 7, 2015. The first single, \"Memory Palace\", was made available in April. Former members include: guitarists Marc Duncan (ex-Prayer For Cleansing), Nick Fletcher (ex-Empire Falls, Azazel), and Shane Blay (Oh, Sleeper, Wovenwar; ex-Evelynn, Die Trying); bassists Jason King (ex-Azazel), and Kevin Falk (The Material, ex-Every Time I Die); and drummers Will Goodyear (Voids; ex-Prayer For Cleansing, Lobbyist), Jason Roe (ex-Evelynn, Mauled by a Cougar), and Mark Castillo (Emmure; ex-Crossfade, The Acacia Strain, Bury Your Dead, Hamartia).Their material consists of the following albums:Between The Buried And Me (2002)The Silent Circus (2003)Alaska (2005)The Anatomy Of (2006, covers album)Colors (2007, plus live DVD)The Great Misdirect (2009)The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues EP (2011)The Parallax II: Future Sequence (2012, plus live dvd)Coma Ecliptic (2015)[url=http:\/\/betweentheburiedandme.com\/]http:\/\/betweentheburiedandme.com\/","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/16973_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Diana Krall

Diana Krall was born into a musical family in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada (on November 16, 1964). She began learni...

150,000 - 300,000
{"key":"2387","name":"Diana Krall","bio":"Diana Krall was born into a musical family in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada (on November 16, 1964). She began learning the piano at the age of four. In high school, she started playing in a small jazz group. At the age of fifteen, she started playing regularly in several Nanaimo restaurants. She also spent some time in Toronto studying with Canadian Jazz great, Don Thompson (Bass\/Piano) and with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts she moved to the U.S to continue studies and develop her career.Her playing attracted the attention of bass player Ray Brown, who brought her into touch with influential teachers and producers. At the age of seventeen, she won a scholarship from the Vancouver Jazz Festival to study at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. After three terms she moved to Los Angeles to study with Jimmy Rowles, with whom she also began to sing. In 1990, Krall relocated to New York. She is married to British musician Elvis Costello.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/2387_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"150,000 - 300,000"}

Steely Dan

Steely Dan is an American jazz rock band which formed in 1972. The band was formed by Donald Fagen (vocals, keyboards) a...

200,000 - 350,000
{"key":"15471","name":"Steely Dan","bio":"Steely Dan is an American jazz rock band which formed in 1972. The band was formed by Donald Fagen (vocals, keyboards) and Walter Becker (guitar, bass), who met in 1967 while both attended Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, and began a songwriting partnership shortly thereafter.Their music is characterized by dark, witty lyrical narratives, obscure lyrical allusions and complex, jazz-influenced instrumentation and chord sequences, overlying more ordinary popular song structures. Their fastidious standards in the studio and use of world-class sessions players has also been a hallmark of their work. For this, special credit should be given to their long-time producer Gary Katz and engineer Roger Nichols. The band was originally a six-piece consisting of Fagen, Becker, David Palmer (vocals), Jeff \"Skunk\" Baxter (guitar), Denny Dias (guitar) and Jim Hodder (drums), but by 1975, only Fagen and Becker remained.The band's history can be divided into three stages. In its original conception, the group was a relatively conventional rock band that toured from 1972 to 1974, releasing the singles-chart successes, 'Do It Again', 'Reelin' in the Years', 'My Old School' and 'Rikki Don't Lose That Number'. The group's name was derived from a series of dildos in the 1959 novel, 'Naked Lunch' by the avant-garde writer, William S. Burroughs; the phrase first used in the lyrics of an early, pre-Steely Dan Fagen\/Becker song, Soul Ram.In its second stage (1975 - 1980) the group, now consisting solely of Fagen and Becker, became a purely studio-based act, their album releases showing a growing obsession with polished production values, and whose output became increasingly jazz-orientated, culminating in the highly successful 'Aja' (1977) and 'Gaucho' (1980). The two split in 1981 following a tumultuous recording process for the latter album, and personal problems for both members.In the Eighties, Fagen released his seminal debut album, 'The Nightfly', and took time away from the music industry, whilst Becker, after recovering from drug dependence, was in frequent work as a producer.The third stage came when Fagen and Becker reunited in 1993, followed by a world tour (their first touring dates in 20 years). In 2000, the Grammy-award-winning 'Two Against Nature' was released to critical and surprising commercial success. Its successor followed swiftly, 'Everything Must Go' being released in 2003. The two albums show a more relaxed attitude to production, less morbid lyrical themes and an upbeat jazz pop sound, but with the characteristic wit and musical complexity of their 20th century work remaining. Fagen and Becker continue to tour as Steely Dan and release albums independently. \u2013Steely Dan's homepageWikipedia article","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/15471_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"200,000 - 350,000"}

Corinne Bailey Rae

Corinne Bailey Rae (born Corinne Bailey on 26 February 1979) is a Grammy-winning English singer and songwriter who relea...

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{"key":"15049","name":"Corinne Bailey Rae","bio":"Corinne Bailey Rae (born Corinne Bailey on 26 February 1979) is a Grammy-winning English singer and songwriter who released her eponymous debut album \"Corinne Bailey Rae\" in February 2006. Rae was named the number-one predicted breakthrough act of 2006 in an annual BBC poll of music critics.Rae was born in Leeds, West Yorkshire to a Kittitian father and an English mother, and she was the eldest of three daughters. She began her musical career at school where she studied classical violin before she turned her attention to singing: \"I started off singing in church, I suppose, but people think it must have been a gospel church because of the whole, you know, black assumption\", she says in reference to her multiracial background. \"But it wasn't gospel at all, it was just your regular Brethren church, very middle-class, where we would sing these harmonies every Sunday. It was always my favourite part of the service, the singing\".Rae later transferred to a Baptist church, where the choir would sing traditional hymns, and Primal Scream tunes. \"We changed the words though\", Rae states on her website. \"We didn't want to offend the regular churchgoers, now did we?\"Performing in church broadened Rae's musical horizons, and her love affair with making music was solidified after a local youth leader offered to buy her an electric guitar. In her mid-teens, she became obsessed with rock legends Led Zeppelin, \"I loved that band during my teens; I wanted, somehow, to follow in their footsteps, and to create music of my own\".Rae formed an all-female indie group called Helen, which was inspired by similar acts such as Veruca Salt and L7. \"It was the first time I'd seen women with guitars. They were kinda sexy \u2013 but feminist. I wanted to be like that, at the front of something\".The group raised eyebrows on several fronts; in the white male-dominated world of indie music, they were an all-female group fronted by a mixed-race singer from Leeds. The moniker \"Helen\" also drew attention, albeit for not all the right reasons: \"What can I say? We were 15 years old, and thought that Helen was a cheeky, indie kind of thing to do. It seemed clever at the time. Admittedly, it seems less so now\".The group played many gigs around Leeds, including a memorable performance at Joseph's Well with Leeds-based band Swift, fronted by wildman rocker Royce Dunston. Despite this, the group became the first indie act to be signed to heavy metal record label Roadrunner Records, home to acts such as Slipknot, in 1995. The venture proved to be short-lived however after the bassist became pregnant and the group disbanded. \" Disappointed? I was gutted! I had no idea what to do next\".Corinne has often stated that she is a proud Leeds United Football Club fan. After the disappointment of Helen, Rae went on to attend the University of Leeds where she studied an English Literature degree. While at University, she began work as a hat check girl on an evening in her local jazz club. Permitted to sing on stage with the jazz band when business was slow, it was there that she discovered a different type of music that sent her on a different musical path: \"I kept hearing this jazz and soul stuff and I realized I loved that music too\". It was there also that she met saxophone player Jason Rae, whom she eventually married in 2001 at age twenty-two. \"I was Corinne Bailey. I added on Rae, my husband's name, when I got married. There's no hyphen; stops it being posh!\" Jason died in March 2008.CareerOver the space of the next three years, Rae began working on solo material \u2013 this time steering away from her indie past and embarking on a more \"soulful\" path. She collaborated with Leeds-based funk group The New Mastersounds on the track \"Your Love Is Mine\", featured on their 2003 album Be Yourself, released via One Note Records. The following year she again worked with another Leeds-based group, Homecut Directive, on the song \"Come the Revolution\", which was the first single from the group's debut album.In 2004, Rae got a breakthrough when she was signed by Global Talent Publishing and then approached by Craig David's mentor Mark Hill, from the duo The Artful Dodger, to appear on his new album better luck next time under his new alias, The stiX. The resulting collaboration, \"Young and Foolish\", was released in April 2005 and brought Rae to the attention of the major record label bosses. Rae released her debut single, \"Like a Star\", in November 2005 and her first album, Corinne Bailey Rae, in February 2006. In September 2006, Rae scooped two awards at the UK's MOBO Awards: \"Best UK Newcomer\" and \"Best UK Female\". Rae recorded a live session at Abbey Road Studios in July 2006 for Live From Abbey Road.Rae also received three nominations at the 2007 Grammy Awards: \"Record of the Year\", \"Song of the Year\" (both for \"Put Your Records On\"), and \"Best New Artist\". During the ceremony, she performed \"Like a Star\" and joined John Legend and John Mayer in a collaborative performance, providing accompanying vocals to Legend's \"Coming Home\" and Mayer's \"Gravity\". The poll's predictions subsequently came true, as she became only the fourth female British act in history to have her first album debut at number one. She has been nominated for Grammy Awards and BRIT Awards and won two MOBO Awards.During an interview for the 2011 Mercury Awards, Corinne revealed she is writing a follow-up album to her critically acclaimed The Sea.In 2013, Bailey Rae was moved from Capitol Records to Virgin Records due to corporate restructuring as a result of their parent company being purchased by Universal Music Group in 2012.DiscographyAlbums * 2006: \"Corinne Bailey Rae\" * 2007: Live in London & New York * 2010: \"The Sea\"","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/15049_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"75,000 - 150,000"}

Madlib

Otis Jackson Jr., known professionally as Madlib, is a Los Angeles, California-based DJ, multi-instrumentalist, MC, and ...

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{"key":"12371","name":"Madlib","bio":"Otis Jackson Jr., known professionally as Madlib, is a Los Angeles, California-based DJ, multi-instrumentalist, MC, and music producer born on October 24, 1973 in Oxnard, California, United States. Known under a plethora of pseudonyms, he is one of the most prolific and critically acclaimed hip hop producers of the 2000s and has collaborated with myriad hip hop artists, including Tha Alkaholiks, Mos Def, De La Soul, Ghostface Killah, Talib Kweli, A.G., MF DOOM (as Madvillain), and the late J Dilla (as Jaylib). Madlib has described himself as a \"DJ first, producer second, and MC last\", and he has done several projects as a DJ, mixer, or remixer. Madlib has been an influence on an upcoming generation of producers and musicians, many of whom prefer Madlib's abstract styles.Early life and careerMadlib was born in Oxnard, California to musician parents Otis Jackson, Sr. and Dora Sinesca Jackson. He was raised in Oxnard, where he began his music career, and currently works in Los Angeles. In the early 90s Madlib began producing hip-hop music with friends that formed a loose-knit collective that came to be known as CDP - rappers that worked with Madlib in his Oxnard-based \"Crate Diggas Palace\" studio. His first commercially released music was production for the rap group Tha Alkaholiks in 1993. The first commercially released music of his own was with the group Lootpack with the 12-inch EP \"Ill Psyche Move,\" released by Madlib's father in 1995 on a label he called Crate Diggas Palace. This record caught the attention of Peanut Butter Wolf, founder of the Stones Throw Records label, who signed the group in 1998.Stones Throw, Quasimoto and J Dilla YearsThe Lootpack's 1999 debut album, full-length album, ushered in a string of releases on Stones Throw centering around Madlib's production work which would continue for a decade. His first solo work, under the guise of Quasimoto, The Unseen, came in 2000. The album was met with critical acclaim, named by Spin Magazine as one of the top 20 albums of the year.In 2001, Madlib took a turn away from hip-hop music, beginning a series of releases from Yesterdays New Quintet, a Jazz-based, hip-hop and electronic-influenced quintet made up of alter egos or fictional musicians played by Madlib. Over the next several years, through several record releases on Stones Throw and other labels, the growing number of pseudonyms and fictional players came to be known as Yesterday's Universe. Invited to remix tracks from the Blue Note Records archive in 2003, Madlib released Shades of Blue which included a combination of remixes and newly recorded interpretations of Blue Note originals, many of which were credited to members of Yesterdays New Quintet. Beginning with the 2007 album The Funky Side of Life] by YNQ-spinoff group Sound Directions, the Yesterdays Universe also began incorporating additional session musicians who were not pseudonyms of Madlib.Returning to hip-hop music in 2003, Madlib announced two collaborative projects. Working with the late hip hop producer J Dilla, the duo known as Jaylib released Champion Sound. The other was Madlib's collaboration with rapper MF DOOM, known together as Madvillain. The 2004 Madvillainy album was highly anticipated and well-received, topping many critics' year-end lists.The 2005 Quasimoto album, The Further Adventures of Lord Quas was accepted well and continued the Quasimoto tradition of using vocal samples from Melvin Van Peebles, who is credited on the album liner notes as a collaborator.Through the rest of the decade Madlib would continue releasing his jazz material simultaneously with the hip hop work: Perseverance with Percee P, Liberation with Talib Kweli, Sujinho with Ivan Conti of [artist[Azymuth, his own instrumental hip-hop series \"Beat Konducta\", \"In Search of Stoney Jackson\" with Strong Arm Steady, \"OJ Simpson\" with Guilty Simpson, and production work for several artists such as Erykah Badu and De La Soul.Madlib InvazionIn 2010, Madlib announced his own imprint called Madlib Invazion, formed to release a music series called Madlib Medicine Show. The series would ultimately take over two years to complete, culminating with 13 album releases and several vinyl-only EPs, spanning hip-hop, jazz, remixes, and multi-genre DJ mix tapes.The label has continued to release records outside of the original series. In 2011, Freddie Gibbs & Madlib announced a collaboration for a forthcoming album. Two singles have been released - \"Thuggin\" (2011) and \"Shame\" (2012).","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/12371_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Buena Vista Social Club

The Buena Vista Social Club was the name of a members-only music club in Havana, Cuba that was at its height during the ...

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{"key":"15045","name":"Buena Vista Social Club","bio":"The Buena Vista Social Club was the name of a members-only music club in Havana, Cuba that was at its height during the 1940s. In the late 1990s Wim Wenders made a movie upon the initiative of Ry Cooder called \"The Buena Vista Social Club.\" Wenders film centered on Ry Cooder's efforts to find and reunite some of the musicians who had performed at the long closed club. The film also portrays sessions from the production of the album released in 1997 also titled Buena Vista Social Club. Both movie and album were highly successful, and expanded the reach of Cuban music around the world.Highly praised during the 40s and 50s, the rediscovery of the Buena Vista Social Club and the populartity of the film and the album had positive impact on Cuban musicians throughout the world. If it was not for the initiative of Ry Cooder and Wenders, much of the world would not have had this insight into Cuba's rich musical history, and insight into the simple way of life of these otherwise forgotten musicians. October 2008 saw the release of the Carnegie Hall concert on World Circuit Records, and previously unreleased material being made available on the band's website and MySpace pages.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/15045_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Richard Cheese

Richard Cheese and Lounge Against the Machine are a cover band and comedy act based in Los Angeles, California. The band...

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{"key":"15056","name":"Richard Cheese","bio":"Richard Cheese and Lounge Against the Machine are a cover band and comedy act based in Los Angeles, California. The band's name is a play on that of rock band Rage Against The Machine, and Cheese's pseudonym is a reference to smegma. The band specializes in playing jazz and lounge covers of popular rock and rap tunes from the last thirty years, particularly those with offensive lyrical content\u2026Since 2000, the band has played concerts around the U.S.A. and Europe, and has made numerous television appearances, including performances on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Fox News Channel, CNN, and as the house band on NBC's Last Call with Carson Daly and MTV's Say What? Karaoke series.Richard Cheese text taken from Wikipedia.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/15056_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Curren$y

Shante Anthony Franklin (born April 4, 1981 in New Orleans, Louisiana), better known by his stage name Curren$y, is an A...

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{"key":"16372","name":"Curren$y","bio":"Shante Anthony Franklin (born April 4, 1981 in New Orleans, Louisiana), better known by his stage name Curren$y, is an American rapper and former member of the group Fly Society. Previously a member of Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment, he joined the No Limit Records collective as a teenager. After releasing countless free mixtapes online he released his debut album, This Aint No Mixtape on April 21, 2009. Curren$y is also a former member of Master P's rap group 504 Boyz, and has released collaboration mixtapes with Wiz Khalifa and Mack Maine.Curren$y had an underground hit in 2006, Where Da Cash At, which can be heard on several of Lil' Wayne's mixtapes, including Dedication 2. He was featured on Lil Wayne's song \"Grown Man\" from the album Tha Carter II. Due to certain issues concerning the release of his album Music 2 Fly 2, he left Young Money and formed his Fly Society crew with professional skateboarder and rapper Terry Kennedy.He has since focused on his Jets movement, and worked in New York with Ski Beatz and other MCs at Dame Dash's DD172. He was featured on several songs on Ski Beatz' 24 Hour Karate School. Pilot Talk 2 was released on November 16, 2010.His mixtapes include:2000 - Sports Center2005 - Young Money Mixtape Vol. 1Lil' Wayne's Dedication 1 & 2Young Money Presents: Lilweezyana Vol. 12006 - G-Series Mixtape with Mack Maine of Young MoneyWelcome Back Mixtape2007 - Life At 30,000 ft.2007 - Independence Day2008 - Higher Than 30,000 ft.2008 - Welcome To The Winner's Circle2008 - Fear & Loathing in New Orleans2008 - Super Tecmo Bowl2008 - Fast Times At Ridgemont Fly2008 - Fin\u20262009 - How Fly with Wiz Khalifa2010 - Smokee Robinson2010 - DD172 Presents The BluRoc Music Festival2011 - Return To The Winners Circle2011 - Covert Coup (With The Alchemist)2012- HereAlbums2009 -This Ain't No Mixtape (April 21, 2009)2009 - Jet Files (October 6, 2009)2010 - Pilot Talk (July 13, 2010)2010 - Pilot Talk II (Nov. 22, 2010)2011 - Weekend at Burnie's (June 28, 2011)2012- Stoned Immaculate","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/16372_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

The Districts

The Districts are a four-piece indie rock band from the small town of Lititz, Pennsylvania. The group formed in 2009 whi...

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{"key":"143850","name":"The Districts","bio":"The Districts are a four-piece indie rock band from the small town of Lititz, Pennsylvania. The group formed in 2009 while members Rob Grote, Mark Larson, Connor Jacobus, and Braden Lawrence were all still in high school. The prolific young band released its first EP, Kitchen Songs, in 2011 followed by Telephone, its debut full-length, the following year. The Districts' second EP, the more acoustic-leaning While You Were in Honesdale, was released in late 2012 and the band continued to perform regionally. Their mix of jangly indie Americana and blues-inspired rock caught the attention of Mississippi's Fat Possum Records, which signed the Districts in 2013. In January 2014 Fat Possum issued the band's self-titled third EP, which contained three remastered songs from the Telephone album along with two newly recorded tracks. Just over a year later, the Districts returned with their second album, A Flourish and a Spoil, which marked the debut of guitarist Pat Cassidy \u2014 Larson opted to go to college \u2014 and was produced by John Congleton.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/143850_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Animals as Leaders

Animals as Leaders is a Washington, D.C. based instrumental progressive metal project formed by guitarist Tosin Abasi in...

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{"key":"15532","name":"Animals as Leaders","bio":"Animals as Leaders is a Washington, D.C. based instrumental progressive metal project formed by guitarist Tosin Abasi in 2007. Their self-titled debut album was released in April 2009 by Prosthetic Records.Animals as Leaders was formed \"out of the ashes\" of guitarist Tosin Abasi's previous band, Reflux. The heavy metal record label Prosthetic Records saw Abasi's guitar work and asked him to create a solo album for them. Abasi initially declined, feeling such an endeavor would be \"egotistical and unnecessary\". When Reflux disbanded, Abasi decided to take the label's offer. The name Animals as Leaders was inspired by Daniel Quinn's 1992 novel Ishmael, which addresses anthropocentrism. Abasi coined the name as a reminder \"that we're all essentially animals\".The project's first album, Animals as Leaders, was recorded in early 2008. Abasi recorded all guitar and bass tracks on the album; drums and various synthesized effects were programmed by engineer Misha Mansoor. The album was released April 28, 2009 by Prosthetic Records.Their second album, Weightless, was released November 8, 2011, with the addition of Javier Reyes and Navene Koperweis on rhythm guitar and drums, respectively. After touring in support of the record, it was announced that Navene Koperweis would be leaving the band. He was replaced by Matt Garstka for further touring duties. It was announced in late December of 2012 that Animals As Leaders had signed a deal with Sumerian Records, who will release the band's next album in 2013. The album is going to be produced by Misha Mansoor, from Periphery.Members:Tosin Abasi: 7 and 8 String GuitarsJavier Reyes: 7 and 8 String GuitarsMatt Garstka: Drumshttp:\/\/www.myspace.com\/animalsasleaders","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/15532_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"please contact"}

Amos Lee

Amos Lee (born 1978 as Ryan Anthony Massaro) is an American singer-songwriter whose musical style encompasses folk, rock...

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{"key":"1703","name":"Amos Lee","bio":"Amos Lee (born 1978 as Ryan Anthony Massaro) is an American singer-songwriter whose musical style encompasses folk, rock and soul. His self-titled debut album is full of folk and soul, with a jazz twist. The Flower Songfacts state that his fourth album, Mission Bell, which was released on January 25, 2011 debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 with 40,000 copies sold in its first week; these sales were the lowest for a #1 debut in the Nielsen SoundScan era.Lee grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA. He has been quoted as saying that he is fortunate to have seen different sides of life in America. Lee enrolled at the University of South Carolina in 1995. He began to play guitar and write songs seriously while he studied English. After graduating with an English degree, Lee moved back to Philadelphia to teach elementary school. He later made the tough decision to stop teaching in order to pursue a career in music. Shortly thereafter, he released a self-produced EP that featured five of his original songs, which did extremely well in Philadelphia and created a buzz. Norah Jones was the person who finally gave Lee his big breakthrough when she asked him to open for her 2004 tour. Lee then went on to produce his self-titled debut album. In March and April of 2005 Lee opened for the tour that Merle Haggard and Bob Dylan were both embarking on, all 3 performers were extremely well received by critics as the tour went by, with Dylan receiving some of his strongest reviews in years. On October 3, 2006, Lee released his second album, \"Supply & Demand\" to critical and commercial acclaim.At the age of only 27, Amos Lee has enjoyed notable success with his debut album and looks to have a promising future in the music business. His favorite artists and sources of inspiration include Stevie Wonder, Neil Young, John Prine, Bill Withers, and James Taylor.","featuredImage":"http:\/\/assets.allamericanmusic.com\/images\/1703_h_0.jpg","feeRange":"100,000 - 200,000"}
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