Make it Rain ~ Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran is an English singer-songwriter. Born in Hebden Bridge and raised in Framlingham, Suffolk, he moved to London in 2008 to pursue a musical career. In early 2011, Sheeran released an independent extended play, No. 5 Collaborations Project, which caught the attention of both Elton John and Jamie Foxx. He then signed to Asylum Records. His debut album, +, containing …

Comeback Kid (That’s My Dog) ~ Brett Dennen

Brett Dennen  is a folk/pop singer and songwriter from Northern California. His fifth studio album, Smoke and Mirrors, was released in October 2013. As a child, Brett Dennen was home schooled, where he was given creative free rein by his parents. He spent much of his time learning to play music. After becoming proficient in the guitar, he started to write his …

Orange Sky ~ Alexi Murdoch

Alexi Murdoch is a British musician and songwriter, currently living in Berlin. Murdoch was born in London to a Greek father and Scottish-French mother and raised in Greece until he was ten, when his family moved back to England, settling in Scotland. Murdoch moved to America in 1992 to study at Duke University, before moving to Los Angeles, California to be with …

History Repeating ~ Propellerheads (featuring Shirley Bassey)

Propellerheads were a British big beat musical ensemble, formed in 1995 and made up of electronic producers Will White and Alex Gifford. The term propellerhead is slang for a nerd, and when Gifford and White heard a friend from California use this in a conversation, they thought it would be the perfect name for their band. Their first release was …

Welcome To The Machine ~ Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd are an English rock band that initially earned recognition for their psychedelic or space rock music, and, as they evolved, for their progressive rock music. They are known for philosophical lyrics, sonic experimentation, innovative cover art, and elaborate live shows. One of rock music’s most successful acts, the group have sold over 200 million albums worldwide including 74.5 …

Lunatic Fringe ~ Red Rider

Red Rider are a Canadian rock band popular in the 1980s. While the band achieved great success in Canada, the band never had a song in the Top 40 in the US, even though “Lunatic Fringe” became a hit on AOR radio. In 1978, Tom Cochrane joined up with Rob Baker on drums, Jeff Jones on bass, Peter Boynton on keyboards …

Gilded Oldies ~ Cataldo

Cataldo is an unsigned indie band originally formed in Minneapolis and currently located in Seattle, Washington. The name for the band came from a building near where singer Eric Anderson grew up in Moscow, Idaho. Anderson is the man behind the band. Cataldo derives from a mission near Anderson’s hometown in Northern Idaho. The mission is the oldest standing building …

Road to Hell ~ Chris Rea

Chris Rea  is an English singer-songwriter, recognisable for his distinctive, huskyvoice and slide guitar playing. The British Hit Singles & Albums stated that Rea was “one of the most popular UK singer-songwriters of the late 1980s. He was already a major European star by the time he finally cracked the UK Top 10 with his 18th chart entry; ‘The Road …