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Blondie

Blondie: Call Me… Hanging On The Telephone… Heart Of Glass… Maria… One Way Or Another… Rapture… The Tide Is High… Blondie is an American punk band from New York City founded by singer Debbie Harry and guitarist Chris Stein. They helped push punk onto the dance floor, and after four decades, their music still shapes […]

Kenny Rogers

Kenny Rogers was born on August 21, 1938, in Houston, Texas. After working with bands and as a solo artist, Rogers released The Gambler in 1978. The title track became a huge country and pop hit and gave Rogers his second Grammy Award. Rogers has recorded a series of hits with the likes of country […]

Dua Lipa

Dua Lipa (born 22 August 1995) is an English singer, songwriter, and model. Her musical career began at age 14, when she began covering songs by other artists on YouTube. In 2015, she was signed with Warner Music Group and released her first single soon after. In January 2017, she won the EBBA Public Choice Award Her self-titled debut […]
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My Fair Lady

My Fair Lady: Get Me To The Church On Time… I Could Have Danced All Night… On The Street Where You Live… Wouldn’t It Be Lovely… My Fair Lady is a musical based on the play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw; with lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. The story concerns Eliza […]
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Cats The Musical

Cats is a sung-through British musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot, and produced by Cameron Mackintosh. The musical tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night they make what is known as “the Jellicle choice” and decide which cat will ascend to the Heaviside […]

James Bond Songs

James Bond film series features numerous musical compositions since its inception in 1962, many of which are now considered classic pieces of British film music. The best known of these pieces is the ubiquitous “James Bond Theme”. Other instrumentals, such as the “007 Theme” or “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”, and various songs, such as Shirley Bassey’s “Goldfinger”, Paul […]

Disney

Disney: A Whole New World… Bare Necessities… Give A Little Whistle… Heigh Ho… Let It Go… Once Upon A Dream… Some Day My Prince Will Come… The Walt Disney Company started in 1923 in the rear of a small office occupied by Holly-Vermont Realty in Los Angeles. It was there that Walt Disney, and his […]

Bonnie Tyler

Bonnie Tyler  is a Welsh singer, known for her distinctive husky voice. Tyler came to prominence with the release of her  singles “Lost in France”, “It’s a Heartache”.  The 80’s saw even greater success. A burgeoning collaboration with epic rock pioneer Jim Steinman garnered both Grammy Nomination and phenomenal international recognition with the album “Faster Than The Speed Of […]

Hair The Musical

Hair The Musical Hair is a rock musical with a book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado and music by Galt MacDermot. Hair explores many of the themes of the hippie movement of the 1960s and tells the story not just of the characters, but of universal themes of life. The ‘Tribe’ that are featured in the story are a […]
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Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato is an American singer and actress who started out as a child actor on shows like “Barney & Friends” and on Disney Channel’s original series ‘Sonny with a Chance.’ Lovato recorded a few songs with the pop group the Jonas Brothers for the  soundtrack to the film ‘Camp Rock’ in which she played the starring […]
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Billie Eilish

An American singer-songwriter.  In 2016 her debut single Ocean Eyes went viral.  Her debut EP Don’t Smile At Me was released in August 2017 and she released her first studio album in March 2019, where it went to the top of the album charts.  She is the first artist born in the 2000’s to have […]

Katy Perry

Katy Perry Born Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson on 25/10/84) is an American recording artist. Known for her over-the-top fashions, quirky stage props and catchy songs. She grew up in a very conservative family. Both of her parents are pastors, and they refused to let her listen to any rock or popular music. Katy Perry started taking singing […]

30 Seconds To Mars

30 Seconds to Mars (Thirty Seconds to Mars ) is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1998. The band consists of Jared Leto (lead vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards), Shannon Leto (drums, percussion) and Tomo Miličević (lead guitar, bass, violin, keyboards, other instruments). Backing Tracks Alibi A Modern Myth Attack Bad Romance […]
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Latest Backing Tracks

Latest Backing Tracks For all your latest backing tracks, up-to-date new releases and what’s hot and popular. 1000 Nights – Ed Sheeran ft Meek Mill and A Boogie wit da Hoodie 10,000 Hours – Dan & Shay with Justin Bieber 1999 – Charlie XCX & Troye Sivan 2002 – Anne Marie 10/10 – Rex Orange […]

Dear Evan Hansen

Dear Evan Hansen tells the story of a young man with social anxiety disorder who so yearns to make a connection with his peers that he fabricates a relationship with a deceased student to become closer to the boy’s family. When a classmate commits suicide, shy Evan Hansen finds himself at the centre of the […]

Reba McEntire

Reba McEntire is fondly known as ‘The reigning queen of country music’ and has pursued a musical career since she was 5 and performed with her siblings at rodeos, clubs, and dance halls whilst still in High School. Reba McEntire sang the “Star Spangled Banner” at the 1974 National Finals Rodeo in Oklahoma City and caught […]

Westlife

Westlife were a boy band from Ireland who were huge in the 1990’s. They made their break through when they appeared as a support group for another super Irish vocal band, Boyzone. Westlife sold over 55 million records worldwide, a total that included studio albums, singles, video releases, and compilation albums and amassed 14 number-one singles […]

Keane

Keane (formed in 1995) is an English alternative rock band. Their first single for Island was ‘Somewhere Only We Know’, which reached number three in the UK charts. The debut album, Hopes and Fears, was released in May 2004 in the UK and became the second biggest album in the UK, losing out to the Scissor Sisters. In […]
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Stormzy

Stormzy : Michael Ebenazer Kwadjo Omari Owuo Jr. (born 26 July 1993), is an English grime and hip hop artist. He won Best Grime Act at the 2014 and 2015 MOBO Awards and was named as an artist to look out for in the BBC’s influential Sound of 2015 list.  His most successful song to date is the BPI platinum-selling “Shut Up”, which was initially released […]
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Diana Ross

Diana Ross: Chain Reaction… Do You Know Where You’re Going To… Upside Down… When You Tell Me That You Love Me… Diana Ross is an American singer and film / TV actress who came to fame when she and her friends sang in a trio vocal group called The Supremes. From 1961 to 1969 the singers achieved no […]

Post Malone

Post Malone – Austin Richard Post (born July 4, 1995), is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. Born in Syracuse, New York and raised in Grapevine, Texas, Malone rose to fame in the mid-2010s following the release of his debut single “White Iverson”. His music has been described as a melting pot of […]
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Pink

Pink Backing Tracks : Feel Good Time … Get This Party Started … Just Give Me A Reason … Stupid Girls … Pink is an American singer/songwriter who,  by the time she was 14 was already an experienced vocalist and dancer, and had started to write her own songs. In 2002 Pink collaborated with Christina […]
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Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars was born into a musical family and achieved the title of the World’s Youngest Elvis impersonator at the age of 4 years. Having been surrounded by singers, dancers and musicians all his life it could have been seen as inevitable that Bruno Mars would make a career in the business, and he has! An […]
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Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran – Backing Tracks: Shape Of You … All About It… Don’t… Galway Girl…Kiss Me… Lego House… Photograph… Sing… Ed Sheeran was born in 1991 in Halifax, UK and played music from a very young age. As a youngster he recorded his songs and produced and sold his own CD’s. At the tender age […]

Joe Longthorne

Joe Longthorne hailed from Kingston upon Hull in the UK and was born into a talented musical family. At an early age he was entered into and won many talent contests and also developed his skill for impersonating people. His appearance on the TV talent show Search For a Star in 1981 launched Joe Longthorne’s television […]
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Eva Cassidy

Eva Cassidy: Ain’t No Sunshine… Autumn Leaves… Danny Boy… Fever… It Don’t Mean A Thing… Over The Rainbow… People Get Ready… Songbird… Wade In The Water… Eva Cassidy possessed a voice, vocal range, timbre and style that captivates those who hear her. Only coming to worldwide fame after her untimely death, Eva Cassidy posthumously held high chart positions with the album “Songbird” from which […]
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Popular Backing Tracks

Popular songs from Successful Singing Someone You Loved –  Lewis Capaldi Shallow – Lady Gaga Bradley Cooper Shotgun – George Ezra A Million Dreams – Greatest Showman Que Sera Sera – Doris Day Always Remember Us This Way – Lady Gaga Make Your Own Kind Of Music – Paloma Faith Your Song – Elton John […]

Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne is a Canadian singer songwriter who produced music in a rock punk pop style. Having began singing in church from a young age, she was signed to Arista Records at the tender age of 16. Two years later she released her debut album from which the hit singles “Complicated” and “Sk8er Boi,” were taken. […]

Rainbow

Rainbow is a British rock band led by guitarist Ritchie Blackmore.  The band had their commercial breakthrough with the single “Since You Been Gone”. Over the years Rainbow went through many line-up changes. Backing Tracks Since You’ve Been Gone All Night Long I Surrender   About The brainchild of former Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, […]
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Doris Day

Doris Day (April 3, 1922 – May 13, 2019) was an American actress, singer. After she began her career as a big band singer in 1939, her popularity increased with her first hit recording “Sentimental Journey” (1945). During her solo career, Doris Day recorded more than 650 songs from 1947 to 1967, which made her […]

Jethro Tull

Jethro Tull are a British rock band formed in Blackpool, Lancashire in 1967. Initially playing blues rock, the band later developed its sound to incorporate elements of hard and folk rock to forge a progressive rock signature. The band is led by vocalist/flautist/guitarist Ian Anderson, and has featured a revolving door of lineups through the years including significant members such as longtime guitarist Martin Barre, keyboardist John Evan, drummers Clive […]

Enya

Enya : Eithne Pádraigín Ní Bhraonáin (anglicised as Enya Patricia Brennan; born 17 May 1961), known as Enya, is an Irish singer, songwriter, musician and producer. Born into a musical family and raised in the Irish speaking area of Gweedore in County Donegal, Enya began her music career when she joined her family’s Celtic band […]
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Jake Bugg

Jake Bugg (born Jake Edwin Charles Kennedy;  28 February 1994) is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. Bugg was selected to perform on the “BBC Introducing” stage at the 2011 Glastonbury Festival at age 17 after submitting material to their website, and subsequently signed to Mercury Records. Backing Tracks    A Song About Love Broken Country Song    Lightning Bolt   […]
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First Aid Kit

First Aid Kit is a Swedish folk duo that consists of the sisters Klara (vocals/guitar) and Johanna Söderberg (vocals/keyboards/Autoharp/bass guitar). When performing live, the duo are accompanied by a drummer, a pedal steel guitarist and recently a keyboard player. In 2008, they became internationally known by their YouTube video cover of the Fleet Foxes’s song “Tiger Mountain Peasant Song” that gained significant Internet […]

Muse

Muse are a Grammy-Award winning alternative rock band from Devon, England.  The band whose lineup hasn’t changed in decades, consists of Matthew Bellamy on guitars and lead vocal, Christopher Wolstenholme on Bass and Dominic Howard on Drums. They have won countless awards and sold millions of albums worldwide. As of 2016 they have won titles […]

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift: Love Story… I Knew You Were Trouble… Eyes Open… 22… You Belong With Me… Blank Space… We Are Never Getting Back Together… Enchanted… Mine… Teardrops On My Guitar… Taylor Swift, born in 1989, was a worldwide star of country music and pop by the time she was 16! Her career to date has been phenomenal with […]
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Will Heard

Will Heard is an English singer and songwriter who has had an active music career since 2011. He has worked with a myriad DJs and producers such as Kygo, Tourist, and Dillon Francis. Most notably, Will Heard was featured as a vocalist on several tracks off Rudimental’s 2015 album We The Generation. He began learning the […]
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Trace Adkins

Trace Adkins was born in Louisiana, USA and is a country singer. He is a member of the Grand Ole Opry, a television personality, actor and author. His first album, “Dreamin’ Out Loud”, was certified gold and went platinum six months later. Trace has to date released seven studio albums and two ‘Greatest Hits’ compilations. While most of […]

Warm Ups And Work Outs For The Developing Choir Volume 1

Warm Ups And Work Outs For Developing Choirs  Frequently, amateur choral directors have to rely on warm-up exercises they have picked up during their own choral experience. This book aims to give such people a brief guide to vocal exercises which work to specific purposes. Emily Crocker is well known for her work with developing […]
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Choosing the perfect audition song

Choosing the perfect audition song Choosing your perfect audition song can be pretty overwhelming. Not only do you have one chance to prove your talent, but you probably have less than 5 minutes in which to perform it.   You need to choose a song which will showcase your vocals and make you stand out from the crowd.  Choose your song […]

Charli XCX

Charli XCX Charlotte Emma Aitchison (born 2 August 1992) is a British singer and songwriter. Initially performing at warehouse raves in London, she signed to Asylum Records in 2010. Her releases include four mixtapes (Heartbreaks and Earthquakes and Super Ultra in 2012, and Number 1 Angel and Pop 2 in 2017), two studio albums (True Romance in 2013 and Sucker in 2014), and two extended plays (including Vroom Vroom in 2016.) The songs “Boom Clap” and […]
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Emeli Sande

Emeli Sande: Clown… Free… Heaven… Lifted… Next To Me… Read All About It… Wonder… Although she had been present on the music scene for sometime, collaborating with other artists, Emeli Sande’s solo career breakthrough came in August 2011, with the release of her first single, “Heaven”. It peaked at number two on the U.K. Singles Chart. Emeli Sande […]
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Drake

Aubrey Drake Graham (born October 24, 1986) is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor. Drake initially gained recognition as an actor on the teen drama television series Degrassi: The Next Generation in the early 2000s. Intent on pursuing a career as a rapper, he departed the series in 2007 to follow a successful career in music. Earning his […]

Lightning Seeds

Lightning Seeds are an English alternative rock band from Liverpool, England formed in 1989 by Ian Broudie (vocals, guitar, producer), formerly of the band Big In Japan. He later performed in various bands as well as producing albums for other fledgling artists. The name ‘Lightning Seeds’ was born in 1989 along with the hit song […]
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Sigrid

Sigrid Solbakk Raabe (born 5 September 1996), known professionally as Sigrid, is a Norwegian singer and songwriter. In 2017, she achieved international success with her single “Don’t Kill My Vibe”,  and in January 2018, she won the BBC Music Sound of 2018 award. Backing Tracks Don’t Feel Like Crying High Five Strangers
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Tone and Resonance

Tone and Resonance Singing is produced by the same anatomical structures.  Sound made by the vibration of the vocal cords as air from your lungs passes through The vocal cords/folds) are two bands of elastic muscle tissue. They are located side by side in the voice box (larynx) just above the windpipe (trachea).  These membranes […]
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Positive Effects Of Singing

Positive Effects Of Singing Whenever you sing, you’re not only just making a beautiful noise, you’re also improving your health and giving your body a total workout. The positive effects of singing, show it doesn’t matter what level you sing at, whether you sing in the car or a choir, science is proving that singing […]
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Vocal Health

Vocal Health Do you have a problem with your voice or vocal health? Has your voice become hoarse or raspy? Have you lost your ability to hit some high notes when singing? Does your voice suddenly sound deeper? Does your throat often feel raw, achy, or strained? Has it become an effort to talk? Do […]

Scales and Vocal Exercises

Scales and vocal exercises Singing exercises will improve the strength, flexibility and stamina of your vocal cords.  We have included a few here that will help, but they don’t replace advice from your own vocal coach/singing teacher/choir leader. We use a combination of consonant and vowel sounds when using vocal exercises. The main vowels sounds […]

Singing And Dementia

Singing And Dementia The following is taken from a booklet from Canterbury Christ Church University, Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health. Download their booklet here   Singing, Wellbeing and Health: context, evidence and practice Trish Vella-Burrows Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health   Introduction Aims of this guide This […]
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Kelly Rowland

Kelendria Trene Rowland (born February 11, 1981) better known as Kelly Rowland is an American singer, songwriter, actress and television personality. Rowland rose to fame in the late 1990s as the second lead singer of Destiny’s Child, one of the world’s best-selling girl groups of all time. Backing Tracks Broken Commander ft David Guetta Daylight ft Travie McCoy […]

Kelis

Kelis Rogers (born August 21, 1979), is an American singer, songwriter and chef. Kelis achieved international success with her 1999 debut album, Kaleidoscope, but it was the release of the single ‘Milkshake’ from her third album that garnered her the most commercial success. She performs and writes in various genres and has collaborated with R&B and hip hop […]

Zedd

Anton Zaslavski  (born 2 September 1989), better known by his stage name Zedd is a Russian-German record producer, DJ, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. His stage name is derived from the first letter of his surname. He primarily produces and performs electro house music, but has diversified his genre and musical style, drawing influences from progressive house, dubstep, and classical music. He grew up and began his career […]

Tom Walker

Tom Walker, a Glasgow born, Manchester raised, singer/songwriter taught himself how to play drums, guitar, piano and bass. After studying songwriting at London’s College of Contemporary Music he began making music in earnest, collaborating with his housemates (reportedly 12 musicians under one roof) and was eventually signed to a record label. His single ‘Leave A […]
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Dean Martin

Dean Martin (born Dino Paul Crocetti; June 7, 1917 – December 25, 1995) was an Italian-American singer, actor, comedian, and film producer.  He was one of the most popular and enduring American entertainer of the mid-20th century.   Dean Martin: Ain’t That A Kick In The Head… Baby Face… Buona Sera… Everybody Loves Somebody… Gentle On My Mind… How Do You Like […]

Take That

Take That: A Million Love Songs… Back For Good… Could It Be Magic… Patience… Rule The World… Shine… These Days… Take That is an English pop group, formed in Manchester in 1990. The group currently consists of Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, and Mark Owen. The original line-up also featured Jason Orange and Robbie Williams. By […]
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Neil Sedaka

Neil Sedaka (born March 13, 1939) is an American singer, pianist, composer and record producer. His music career began in 1957 and he has sold millions of records as an artist and has written or co-written over 500 songs for himself and others. 1962 was one of the most important of Sedaka’s career, with “Breaking Up Is […]
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Lonestar

Lonestar is an American country music band (founded in 1992). They have charted more than 20 singles on the Hot Country Songs chart, with 9 that reached No. 1: including “Amazed“, “Smile“, “What About Now“, “I’m Already There“, “My Front Porch Looking In“. “Amazed” also charted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.  The group has recorded several albums three of which have been […]

Leona Lewis

Leona Louise Lewis (born April 3, 1985) is a British singer–songwriter. At the tender age of 5, her parents (father is Guyanese/mother is Welsh) enrolled her into London’s prestigious Sylvia Young Theatre School and Leona Lewis then attended the performing arts academy The BRIT School, where she honed her songwriting and production skills. Encouraged by […]

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga was born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta. Hailing from New York she attended New York University’s Tisch School for the Arts where she honed her songwriting and natural musical ability. Her debut album, The Fame, was a huge success, and the single “Poker Face” topped charts worldwide. Gaga has since earned acclaim for subsequent albums, […]

Kaiser Chiefs

Kaiser Chiefs are an English indie rock band who formed in 2000 as Parva. They one studio album before renaming and establishing themselves in their current name. Since being formed the band have released six original studio albums one compilation album and numerous singles, including the number one hit song “Ruby”. As well as spending time in the studio, Kaiser Chiefs have toured extensively, […]
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Duran Duran

Duran Duran: Girls On Film… Hungry Like A Wolf… Reflex… Rio… Wild Boys… Duran Duran are an English pop band formed in Birmingham in 1978. At first, they were generally considered part of the New Romantic scene, alongside bands such as Spandau Ballet, but they shed this image: using marketing and fashion to build a […]

Diana Krall

Diana Krall: Besame Mucho… Cry Me A River… Just The Way You Are… Let’s Face The Music… Walk On By… Diana Jean Krall, OC, OBC (born November 16, 1964) is a Canadian jazz pianist and singer, known for her contralto vocals. She has sold more than 6 million albums in the US and over 15 million worldwide. Krall is […]

Madonna

Madonna Louise Ciccone is an American singer-songwriter, actress and businesswoman who rose to mega stardom in the 1980’s with songs mainly written and produced by herself and many of them reaching number one on the record charts, including “Like a Virgin”, “La Isla Bonita”, “Like a Prayer” and “Vogue”. Madonna’s popularity was further enhanced by her roles […]
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Bobby Darin

Bobby Darin: Beyond The Sea… Dream Lover… If I Were A Carpenter… Mack The Knife… Multiplication… Splish Splash… Things… Up A Lazy River… Bobby Darin (born Walden Robert Cassotto; May 14, 1936 – December 20, 1973) was an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actor of film and television. He performed in a range of musical […]

Anastacia

Anastacia is an American singer-songwriter, producer and former dancer. She is best known for her electric pop music of the early 2000s which was relatively popular in Europe, Australia and New Zealand.  Spurred on by the multi-platinum, global smash “I’m Outta Love”, Anastacia was awarded as the ‘World’s Best-Selling New Female Pop Artist’ in 2001. Her commercial appeal […]

Linkin Park

Linkin Park is an American rock band from California, formed in 1996 as Xero, with band members being Mike, Rob and Brad and later recruiting Joe, Dave and Mark. After a couple of name changes Xero became Linkin Park (a name chosen to pay homage to Lincoln Park in Santa Monica), and the line-up looked like this : Chester […]

Tony Bennett

Tony Bennett sang while waiting on tables as a teenager before he enlisted in the Army during World War II. Whilst in Europe he performed with military bands and on his return to the USA he had vocal lessons at an american theatre.  The first time Bennett sang in a nightclub was in 1946 when […]
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Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston was an American singer and actress.  She is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, with 200 million records sold worldwide.  Houston made her screen acting debut as Rachel Marron in the romantic thriller film The Bodyguard (1992). She performed the lead single from the film’s original soundtrack, “I Will Always Love You”, which received […]

Natalie Cole

Natalie Cole was a multi award winning singer songwriter. As the daughter of the late Nat King Cole, music had been a big part of her life from a very young age but she came into her own in the 1970’s as an R & B artist with songs such as This Will Be, Inseparable and Our Love. […]
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Simple Minds

Simple Minds (a Scottish rock band) was formed in January 1978 by Jim Kerr (vocals), Charlie Burchill (guitar), Tony Donald (bass) and Brian McGee (drums). A second guitarist Duncan Barnwell and keyboard player Michael MacNeil were recruited and when Tony Donald left before Derek Forbes joined. Billed as the most commercially successful Scottish band of […]
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Lionel Richie

Lionel Richie is an American singer-songwriter who was a founding member of the Commodores, a hugely successful 1970’s R & B group. In 1982 he released his solo debut album and his 1984 album Can’t Slow Down, featured the energetic pop hit “All Night Long”, and won Richie a Grammy for best album of the year. […]
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Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, television personality and actor. His music career began in 1992 when he was discovered by Dr. Dre and featured on Dre’s solo debut, “Deep Cover”, and then on Dre’s solo debut album, The Chronic. He has since sold over 23 million albums in the United States and 35 million […]
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Sean Paul

Sean Paul Francis Henriques (born 9 January 1973) is a Jamaican dancehall rapper, singer and record producer signed to Island Records.  In October 2016, Clean Bandit released the song “Rockabye”, which features Paul and English singer Anne-Marie. It spent nine consecutive weeks at number one of the UK Singles Chart, and gained the coveted Christmas number one. On 18 November 2016, he released the […]
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Yvonne Elliman

Yvonne Elliman is a singer songwriter from Hawaii. She learnt guitar during her school years and performed in a band of youngsters who entered local talent shows. After moving to London, UK  in 1969  she performed at various bars and clubs where she was discovered by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, who asked her to sing Mary Magdalene’s part for an […]
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Yes

Yes are considered one of the most successful and longest-lasting progressive rock bands. They have sold over 13 million records. In 1985, they won a Grammy Award and received five Grammy nominations between 1985 and 1992. They have, so far, produced 21 studio albums and in April 2017 were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Backing Tracks I’ve […]

Yazoo

Yazoo were a British synthpop duo (Alison Moyet and Vince Clarke) popular in the early 1980’s. They enjoyed worldwide success, particularly in the UK where three of their four singles reached high in the UK Singles Chart and both their albums made the top two of the albums chart. The band only lasted a brief time as a […]

Wyclef Jean

Wyclef Jean is a musician who was born in Haiti. When Wyclef was nine years old, his family moved to New York. Only speaking Haitian French when he entered the States he learned English from listening to rap music. As music soon became one of Wyclef’s chief interests his mother gave him a guitar as a […]

Whitesnake

Whitesnake – A British rock band created by a former member of Deep Purple, Whitesnake had their most commercial success in 1987, almost a decade after they formed. The singles “Here I Go Again” and “Is This Love“, reached number one and two on the American charts and the album went 8 times platinum in […]

Wes Carr

Wes Carr is an Australian singer / songwriter who rose to fame as the winner of the popular TV series Australian Idol in 2008. His winning song “You,” was released digitally as a single and quickly topped the Australian singles chart. Backing Tracks Been A Long Time Feels Like Woah Fearless Love Is An Animal You […]
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Wayne Newton

Carson Wayne Newton (born April 3, 1942) is an American singer and entertainer who is known by the nicknames The Midnight Idol, Mr. Las Vegas and Mr. Entertainment. His well known song “Daddy, Don’t You Walk So Fast” was his best selling single in 1972. As a child he learnt to play the piano, guitar, and steel guitar […]

Zutons (The)

Zutons (The) were an English indie rock band, formed in 2001 in Liverpool. They released their debut album, Who Killed…… The Zutons? in May 2004 and achieved chart success with “Why Won’t You Give Me Your Love?” and “Valerie”, both taken from their second studio album Tired of Hanging Around in 2006. Both singles reached number 9 in the UK Singles Chart. “Valerie” was […]

Zombies (The)

Zombies (The) are an English rock band, formed in 1961 in St Albans and led by keyboardist and vocalist Rod Argent and vocalist Colin Blunstone. The group scored British and American hits in 1964 with “She’s Not There”. In the US two further singles, “Tell Her No” in 1965 and “Time of the Season” in 1968, were also successful. Their 1968 album Odessey and Oracle is ranked number […]
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Youngbloods (The)

The Youngbloods were an American rock band consisting of Jesse Colin Young (vocals, bass), Jerry Corbitt (guitar), Lowell Levinger, nicknamed “Banana” (guitar and electric piano), and Joe Bauer (drums). Despite receiving critical acclaim, they never achieved widespread popularity. Their only U.S. Top 40 entry was “Get Together”. Backing Tracks Get Together
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Young Rascals

Young Rascals aka The Rascals were an American rock band, formed in Garfield, New Jersey in 1965. Between 1966 and 1968 the New Jersey act reached the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100 with nine singles, including the #1s “Good Lovin’” (1966), “Groovin’” (1967), and “People Got to Be Free” (1968), as well as big radio hits such as the much-covered “How Can […]
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Charlie And The Chocolate Factory (Willy Wonka)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a stage musical based on the 1964 children’s novel of the same name by Roald Dahl. Two musical films have been released:  Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) directed by Mel Stuart, and starring Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka. Backing Tracks Candy Man Cheer Up Charlie Chew It […]

Wet Wet Wet

Wet Wet Wet are a Scottish band formed in 1982. They were hugely popular in the 1980’s and 90’s with a number of hits scoring high on the UK charts and around the world. They are probably best known for their cover of The Troggs‘ 1960s hit “Love Is All Around“, which was used on the […]
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James Taylor

James Taylor is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. A five-time Grammy Award winner, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and is reported to be one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 100 million records worldwide. With 17 albums under his belt and numerous collaborations with […]
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Nickelback

Nickelback is a Canadian rock band formed in 1995 in Hanna, Alberta, Canada. The band is composed of guitarist and lead vocalist Chad Kroeger, guitarist, keyboardist and backing vocalist Ryan Peake, bassist Mike Kroeger, and drummer Daniel Adair. The band went through a few drummer changes between 1995 and 2005, achieving its current lineup when […]
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Brooks and Dunn

Brooks and Dunn: A Man This Lonely… Believe… Boot Scoot ‘n Boogie… Brand New Man… Hard Workin’ Man… I Am That Man… My Maria… Brooks & Dunn (Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn) both successful solo artists, released their first album together in 1991 and they have since become one of the best-selling duo’s in country music. […]

Mary Hopkin

Mary Hopkin (born 3 May 1950), credited on some recordings as Mary Visconti (from her marriage to Tony Visconti), is a Welsh folk singer best known for her 1968 UK number one single “Those Were the Days”. She was one of the first musicians to sign to the Beatles’ Apple label. Backing Tracks Those Were The Days Sheet Music Artist Website Once upon a time […]

Janelle Monae

Janelle Monae Do My Thing ft Estelle Make Me Feel We Are Young – Fun Ft Janelle Monáe Janelle Monáe Robinson (born December 1, 1985) is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer, actress, and model. She is signed to her own imprint, Wondaland Arts Society, and Atlantic Records. After her first unofficial studio album, The Audition, she publicly […]
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Wanted (The)

The Wanted were an English / Irish ‘manufactured’ boy band put together by Jayne Collins after mass auditions in 2009. Their debut single “All Time Low” hit the UK Singles chart at number one and stayed in the Top 40 for 17 weeks. Between 2009 and 2014 the band (consisiting of members Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuinness, Tom Parker and Nathan […]
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A Chorus Line

A Chorus Line audition for an upcoming Broadway production, features the formidable director Zach and his assistant choreographer Larry putting the dancers through their paces. Every dancer is desperate for work (“I Hope I Get It”). After the first cut, 17 dancers remain. Zach tells them he is looking for a strong dancing chorus of […]
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Elvis Presley

Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American singer and actor. Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as the “King of Rock and Roll” or simply “the King”. Backing Tracks: A Big Hug Ain’t That Loving You Baby A Little Less Conversation […]
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Linda Ronstadt

Linda Ronstadt is a multi-award winning American singer known for singing in a wide range of genres including rock, country, jazz, light opera. Backing Tracks Blue Bayou Don’t Know Much with Aaron Neville Somewhere Out There with James Ingram Linda Maria Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946) is an American popular music singer known for singing in a wide […]

NSYNC

NSYNC (aka *NSYNC N Sync) was an American boy band formed in Orlando, Florida in 1995 and consisted of Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Chris Kirkpatrick, Joey Fatone, and Lance Bass. The group’s second album, No Strings Attached, incredibly sold over one million copies in one day and 2.42 million copies in one week.. In addition to a host of Grammy […]
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Lucie Silvas

Lucie Silvas is a British singer-songwriter.  She released her debut album on Mercury Records, “Breathe In,” and toured extensively around Europe for the following years with both her debut and second album.  She went on to sell well over a million albums in Europe, alone. Lucie has worked and toured with many artists throughout Europe including […]
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Liam Gallagher

Liam Gallagher – William John Paul “Liam” Gallagher (born 21 September 1972) is an English singer and songwriter. He rose to fame as the lead singer of the rock band Oasis, and later served as the singer of Beady Eye, before performing as a solo artist after the dissolution of both bands. His erratic behaviour, distinctive singing style, and abrasive attitude have […]
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Lesley Gore

Lesley Sue Goldstein (May 2, 1946 – February 16, 2015), known professionally as Lesley Gore, was an American singer, songwriter, actress, and activist. At the age of 16 (in 1963) she recorded the pop hit “It’s My Party”, and followed it up with other hits including “Judy’s Turn to Cry”, “She’s a Fool”, “You Don’t […]

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds are an English rock band formed in 2010 as the solo moniker of former Oasis lead guitarist and songwriter Noel Gallagher. The touring band consists of former Oasis guitarist Gem Archer, former Oasis session pianist Mike Rowe, former Oasis drummer Chris Sharrock, and The Zutons bassist Russell Pritchard. The band has also had a variety of guests contribute to […]
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Nirvana

Nirvana was an American rock band formed by lead singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen, Washington, in 1987. Nirvana went through a succession of drummers, the longest-lasting and best-known being Dave Grohl, who joined in 1990. Despite releasing only three full-length studio albums in their seven-year career, Nirvana has come […]
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Nik Kershaw

Nik Kershaw (born 1 March 1958) is an English singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. Kershaw came to prominence in the mid 1980s as a solo artist, releasing eight singles that entered the Top 40 charts in the UK during that time, including “Wouldn’t It Be Good”, “Dancing Girls”, “I Won’t Let the Sun Go Down […]
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Nicole Scherzinger

Nicole Scherzinger is an actress and singer from Honolulu. While attending a performing arts high school, she won a talent contest and performed in many plays at The Actors Theatre of Louisville. Nicole was lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls before leaving the band in 2010 to pursue a solo career. In the same year she won […]
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Kiss

Kiss is an American rock band formed in New York City in January 1973 by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Peter Criss, and Ace Frehley. Well known for its members’ face paint and stage outfits, the group rose to prominence with their elaborate live performances. They are one of the best-selling bands in the history of rock music, having sold more than 75 million records worldwide, including […]

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Nicholas Edward Cave  (born 22 September 1957) is an Australian musician, singer-songwriter, author, screenwriter, composer and occasional film actor, best known as the frontman of the rock band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Cave’s music is generally characterised by emotional intensity, a wide variety of influences, and lyrical obsessions […]
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New Order

New Order are an English rock band formed in 1980 by vocalist and guitarist Bernard Sumner, bassist Peter Hook and drummer Stephen Morris. New Order were formed in the demise of their previous post-punk band Joy Division, following the suicide of vocalist Ian Curtis. They were joined by Gillian Gilbert on keyboards later that year. Their integration of post-punk with electronic and dance music made them one of the most critically acclaimed […]
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Neneh Cherry

Neneh Cherry is a Swedish singer-songwriter, rapper, occasional DJ and broadcaster who has released several studio albums. When she was 14 she moved to the UK and toured with her step father as part of his post-punk band. Backing Tracks    Buffalo Stance    Manchild    Woman More About … To date, Cherry has released four studio […]
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Nelly

Nelly, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, investor, and occasional actor from St. Louis, Missouri.  When signed to Universal Records and won many music industry awards. Backing Tracks Call on Me –  ft Janet Jackson    Country Grammar (Hot…)    Dilemma ft Kelly Rowland    Get Like Me ft Nicki Minaj & Pharrell    Gone ft […]
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Nazareth

Nazareth are a Scottish hard rock band formed in 1968, that had several hits in the United Kingdom, as well as in several other West European countries in the early 1970s, and established an international audience with their 1975 album Hair of the Dog, which featured their hits “Hair of the Dog” and a cover of the ballad “Love Hurts”. As […]
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Nathan Sykes

Nathan Sykes (born 18 April 1993)  is an English singer, songwriter and record producer. He is best known for being the youngest member of the British boy band The Wanted. In 2013, Sykes appeared with his bandmates in the E! channel reality television series The Wanted Life.  After the band’s hiatus in 2014, Sykes embarked on a solo career. His debut single, […]
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N-Dubz

N-Dubz are a British hip hop group from Camden Town, London. The group consists of members Dappy, Tulisa and Fazer. They were previously signed to Polydor Records before joining All Around the World Records. They had eight top 40 hits on the UK Singles Chart, the most successful being “I Need You”, which charted at number five.   The group […]
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Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera : Army Of Me… At Last… Beautiful… Candy Man… Carwash… Come On Over… Dynamite… Fighter… Hold Us Down… Impossible… Love Will find A Way… The Voice Within… Walk Away… Christina María Aguilera (born December 18, 1980) is an American singer, songwriter, actress and television personality. She was born in Staten Island, New York […]

Motorhead

Motorhead were an English rock band formed in June 1975 by bassist, singer, and songwriter Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister, who was the sole constant member, guitarist Larry Wallis and drummer Lucas Fox. The band are often considered a precursor to the new wave of British heavy metal, which re-energised heavy metal in the late 1970s and early 1980s.  Though several guitarists and drummers have played in Motorhead, […]
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Moody Blues

Moody Blues (The) are an English rock band formed in Birmingham in 1964. They first came to prominence playing rhythm and blues music, but their second album, Days of Future Passed, which was released in 1967, was a fusion of rock with classical music and established them as pioneers in the development of art rock and progressive rock.  It has been described as a “landmark” […]
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Mis-Teeq

Mis-Teeq were a British girl group, consisting of lead singer Sabrina Washington, rapper, singer and songwriter Alesha Dixon and singer Su-Elise Nash. They had three top-ten double-platinum albums and seven consecutive top-ten singles, with chart-topping success on the UK Singles Chart as well as across Europe. The group originally formed as a quartet in 1999, which included Zena McNally; she left in 2001. Backing Tracks Can’t Get […]
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Mike Posner

Mike Posner (born February 12, 1988) is an American singer-songwriter, poet, and record producer. Posner released his debut album, 31 Minutes to Takeoff, on August 10, 2010 which featured his singles “Cooler than Me” and “Please Don’t Go”. In 2016 he released his second album, At Night, Alone. A remix of his 2015 single “I Took a Pill […]
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Mike & The Mechanics

Mike & the Mechanics are an English pop/rock supergroup formed in 1985 as a side project of Mike Rutherford, the bassist and one of the founding members of the band Genesis. The band is known for their hit singles “Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground)”, “All I Need Is a Miracle”, “Taken In”, “Over My Shoulder”, and “The Living Years”. Backing Tracks   […]
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Michelle Branch

Michelle Branch (born July 2, 1983) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. During the early 2000s, she released two top-selling albums: The Spirit Room and Hotel Paper. She won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals with Santana for “The Game of Love”. In 2005, she formed the country music duo The Wreckers with friend and fellow musician Jessica Harp, and produced the Grammy Award for Best […]

Johnny O’Keefe

Johnny O’Keefe (John Michael O’Keefe – 19 January 1935 – 6 October 1978), was an Australian Rock and Roll singer whose career began in the 1950s. Some of his hits include “Wild One” (1958), “Shout!” and “She’s My Baby”. In his twenty-year career, O’Keefe released over fifty singles, 50 EPs and 100 albums. O’Keefe was also a radio […]
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John Cougar Mellencamp

John Cougar Mellencamp is an American singer who  was gigging in local bars and fronting a soul band by the time he was 14. His professional music career began in earnest in 1976 when MCA Records released his first album, The Chestnut Street Incident. This was followed by more albums until he broke out in 1979 […]
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Jamiroquai

Jamiroquai are a British funk and jazz band from London and are led by Jay Kay. They are best known for the song “Canned Heat” (1999) and for the iconic music video for the 1996 single “Virtual Insanity” which was named Video of the Year at the 1997 MTV Video Music Awards. Their 1998 single, “Deeper Underground”, reached […]
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Natasha Bedingfield

Natasha Bedingfield Backing Tracks: These Words… Love Like This… Soulmate… Wild Horses… Unwritten… Natasha Anne Bedingfield (born 26 November 1981) is a British singer and songwriter. She released her debut album, “Unwritten”, in 2004, which contained primarily up-tempo pop songs and was influenced by R&B music. It enjoyed international success with more than 2.3 million copies sold worldwide. Bedingfield […]

Frankie Miller

Frankie Miller started his musical career in the late 1960’s by performing in the pub rock scene, initially in Scotland and then London UK. The next few years were spent forming bands, none of which really made an impact on the commercial music scene. His breakthrough came with the song “Darlin’” in 1979 which gave […]
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Jack Jones

Jack Jones, is an American actor and jazz and pop singer who was popular during the 1960s. He is the son of actor/singer Allan Jones and actress Irene Hervey. Jones is primarily a straight-pop singer (even when he recorded contemporary material) whose ventures in the direction of jazz are mostly of the big band/swing variety. […]
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Chris Brown

Chris Brown is an American recording artist, dancer, and actor. Born in Tappahannock, Virginia, he taught himself to sing and dance at a young age and was involved in his church choir and several local talent shows.   In November 2005, Chris Brown’s “Run It!” – a rewrite of Usher’s “Yeah!”  topped the Billboard Hot 100, making the 16-year-old singer […]

Iggy Pop

Iggy Pop – James Newell Osterberg Jr. (born April 21, 1947), named designated the “Godfather of Punk,” is an American singer, songwriter, musician, producer and actor. He was the vocalist of influential proto-punk band the Stooges, who reunited in 2003,  and is well known for his outrageous and unpredictable stage antics. Backing Tracks Candy Lust For Life Real Wild Child […]
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Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye Backing Tracks: Heard It Through The Grapevine … How Sweet It Is … It Takes Two … Sexual Healing … Ain’t No Mountain Backing Tracks Abraham, Martin and John Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Tammi Terrell Ain’t Nothing Like The real Thing – Tammi Terrell Ain’t That Peculiar Can I Get A […]
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Queen

Queen are a British rock band that formed in London in 1970. Their classic line-up was Freddie Mercury (lead vocals, piano), Brian May (lead guitar, vocals), Roger Taylor (drums, vocals), and John Deacon (bass guitar). Queen’s earliest works were influenced by progressive rock, hard rock and heavy metal, but the band gradually ventured into more conventional and radio-friendly works by incorporating further styles, such as arena rock and pop rock, into their music. Backing Tracks […]

Foster and Allen

Foster And Allen are an Irish Country / Folk duo whose career had spanned over 40 years. Mick Foster was born in Co Kildare, was taught how to play accordion by a nun and cites Jimmy Shand and Will Starr as musical influences. Tony Allen, born in Co Westmeath into a musical family, learnt to play accordion when he was given one […]

Michael Buble

Michael Buble: All Of Me… Call Me Irresponsible… Crazy Love… Cry Me A River… Haven’t Met You Yet… Home… My Funny Valentine… Sway… Michael Buble is a Canadian Big Band singer, songwriter and actor who has sold over 75 million records worldwide. He has won numerous awards, including multiple Grammy and Juno Awards. He grew up surrounded by […]

Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar is a 1970 rock opera with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. The musical started as a rock opera concept album before its Broadway debut in 1971. The musical is mostly sung-through, with little spoken dialogue. The story is loosely based on the Gospels’ accounts of the last week of Jesus’s life, beginning with the preparation for the arrival of Jesus and […]

Music Hall

Music Hall Music hall is a type of British theatrical entertainment, so named after the venue that hosted these events. Popular between 1850 and 1940. It involved a mixture of entertainment in the form of popular songs, comedy, and speciality acts. The term is derived from a type of theatre or venue in which such entertainment […]

Dixie Chicks

Dixie Chicks: Cowboy Take Me Away… Landslide… Long Time Gone… There’s Your Trouble… Travelling Soldier… Without You… The Dixie Chicks are predominantly a country music band from America, but they have crossed over into pop and alternative country with some of their songs. They are a talented bunch of ladies who started out in the […]

Hazel O Connor

Hazel O’Connor (born 16 May 1955) is a British singer-songwriter and actress. She became famous in the early 1980s with hit singles “Eighth Day”, “D-Days” and “Will You”, as well as starring in the film Breaking Glass. Backing Tracks Calls The Tune Eighth Day Will You   You drink your coffee, I sip my tea, And we’re sitting here, […]

Elton John

Elton John: Candle In The Wind… Circle Of Life… Daniel… Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me… Face To Face… Goodbye Yellow Brick Road… Sacrifice… Your Song… Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE, is one of the most highly acclaimed and successful solo artists of all time.  He was born on March 25, 1947, in Pinner, Middlesex, England, and given the […]
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Backstreet Boys

Backstreet Boys. The famous boy band’s 1997 debut album sold 13 million copies with songs like “Quit Playin’ Games (With My Heart)” and “As Long as You Love Me.” Decades of touring and hits followed. They got the name “Backstreet Boys” from an Orlando flea market. Following a hugely successful trip to promote their third […]

Joseph

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a musical with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Joseph Backing Tracks Any Dream Will Do – Give Me My Coloured Coat – Finale A Pharoah’s Story Benjamin’s Calypso Brothers Come To Egypt Close Every Door Go Go Go Joseph Jacob and Sons Joseph’s […]
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Little Mix

Little Mix: About The Boy… Black Magic… Cannonball… Little Me… Move… Shout Out To My Ex… Towers… Wings… Word Up… Brit Girl Band Little Mix (Jade, Perrie, Jesy and Leigh-Anne) were X-Factor winners in December 2011 and their debut album “DNA” became the highest chart entry for a girl band since The Spice Girls (16 years earlier). The group won Best […]
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Chicago The Musical

Chicago is an American musical with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and book by Ebb and Bob Fosse. Set in Jazz age Chicago, the musical is based on a 1926 play of the same name by reporter Maurine Dallas Watkins about actual criminals and crimes she reported on. The story is a satire on corruption in the administration of criminal justice and the concept of the “celebrity criminal”.  Chicago has been staged […]

Britney Spears

Britney Spears: Baby One More time… Everytime… Lucky… Oops I Did It Again… Piece Of Me… Stronger… Toxic… Britney Jean Spears  is an American singer, dancer and actress. Born in McComb, Mississippi, and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana. She performed acting roles in stage productions and television shows as a child before signing with Jive Records […]

Will.I.Am

Will.I.Am is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, DJ, record producer, actor and philanthropist. He is best known as a founding and lead member of the hip hop group The Black Eyed Peas. Throughout the course of his career, will.i.am has won 8 American Music Awards, 7 Grammy Awards, 3 World Music Awards, 2 MTV Video Music Awards, and […]
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Chris Tomlin

Chris Tomlin (born May 4, 1972) is an American contemporary Christian music artist, worship leader, and songwriter from Grand Saline, Texas,.  He has sold over 7 million records. A former staff member at Austin Stone Community Church and is signed to EMI’s six-steps-records. Tomlin leads worship at many Passion events. Some of his most well-known […]
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Van Morrison

Van Morrison (born August 31, 1945) is an Irish singer-songwriter and saxophonist who played in a succession of groups in the mid-1960s before embarking on successful solo career Having listened to blues, country and gospel early in life, he was a travelling musician at 13, singing, playing guitar and sax, in several bands, before forming Them […]

Canned Heat

Canned Heat is an American blues rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1965. The group has been noted for its interpretations of blues material and for its efforts to promote interest in this type of music and its original artists.  The music and attitude of Canned Heat afforded them a large following and established the band as one of the […]

West Side Story

West Side Story is a musical with a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. It was inspired by William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet. The original 1957 Broadway production, conceived, directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins and produced by Robert E. Griffith and Harold Prince, marked Sondheim’s Broadway debut. It ran for 732 performances before going on tour. The production was nominated for six Tony Awards including […]

Rent The Musical

Rent is a rock musical with music, lyrics, and book by Jonathan Larson, loosely based on Giacomo Puccini’s opera La Bohème. It tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists struggling to survive and create a life in New York City’s East Village in the thriving days of Bohemian Alphabet City, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.  On Broadway, Rent gained critical acclaim and won several awards. The Broadway production […]
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Kenny Chesney

Kenny Chesney was born on March 26, 1968 in Tennessee. Although he was brought up on Country music and Rock and Roll, he didn’t really take a personal interest until he received a guitar as a Christmas present. He taught himself to play, joined the local bluegrass band and wrote some lyrics which he tried […]

Civil Wars

Civil Wars (The) were an Americana, folk, and country duo formed around guitarist John Paul White and vocalist Joy Williams, The quickly made a name for themselves with the release of a digital album, Live at Eddie’s Attic, in 2009. The Poison & Wine EP followed later that year, and the duo partnered with producer Charlie Peacock to begin recording a full-length album in 2010. […]

Bros

Bros were an English band, formed in 1986 in Camberley, Surrey. The band consisted of twin brothers Matt and Luke Goss, and Craig Logan who all attended Collingwood School in Camberley. The band was managed by former Pet Shop Boys manager Tom Watkins. The group achieved chart success and a large teenage fanbase in 1988 with songs such as “When Will I Be Famous” and […]

Bronski Beat

Bronski Beat are a British synthpop trio which achieved success in the mid-1980s, particularly with the 1984 chart hit “Smalltown Boy”, from their debut album The Age of Consent, which was their only US Billboard Hot 100 single. All members of the group were openly gay and their songs reflected this, often containing political commentary on gay-related issues. The initial line-up, which recorded the majority […]

Brian McKnight

Brian McKnight (born June 5, 1969) is an American R&B singer-songwriter, arranger, producer, and musician. He is a multi-instrumentalist who plays eight instruments including piano, guitar, bass guitar, percussion, trombone, tuba, flugelhorn and trumpet. McKnight is most recognized for his strong falsetto and belting range. McKnight’s work has earned him 16 Grammy Awards nominations, though he has never won. He is third only to Morten Lindberg and Snoop Dogg for the record […]

Blu Cantrell

Blu Cantrell (born Tiffany Cobb; March 16, 1975) is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter. Cantrell rose to fame in 2001, with the release of her debut single, “Hit ‘Em Up Style (Oops!)”, which peaked at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 and topped the US Mainstream Top 40 chart, along with charting across several countries and being included in her debut album, So Blu. […]

Bloodhound Gang

Bloodhound Gang (The) is an American rock band which began as a hip hop group but branched out into other genres, including punk rock, alternative hip hop, rapcore, funk metal and electronic rock, as their career progressed. Their songs were usually known for off-beat and vulgar lyrics that often dealt with sexual subjects and contained many puns and innuendos. They were influenced by the Beastie Boys. They […]

Blood Sweat and Tears

Blood, Sweat and Tears is a jazz-rock American music group. They are noted for their combination of brass and rock band instrumentation. The group recorded songs by rock/folk songwriters such as Laura Nyro, James Taylor, The Band and the Rolling Stones as well as Billie Holidayand Erik Satie. They also incorporated music from Thelonious Monk and Sergei Prokofiev into their arrangements. They were originally formed in 1967 in New York City. […]

Bloc Party

Bloc Party are an English rock band. Their brand of music, whilst rooted in rock, retains elements of other genres such as electronica and house music. In February 2005, the band released their debut album Silent Alarm. The band built on this success in 2007 with the release of their second studio album, A Weekend in the City, and released their third studio record, Intimacy […]

Blazin’ Squad

Blazin’ Squad are an English hip hop group. The group had seven top ten hits, including “Crossroads”, a cover version of the Bone Thugs-n-Harmony original. Jon O’Brien of AllMusic called them the “Self-proclaimed pioneers of ‘chav’ culture.” Backing Tracks Children Of The Revolution Crossroads Flip Reverse Here 4 One Love On The Line Reminisce We Just Be Dreamin’   The band released a […]

Babyface

Babyface (Kenneth Brian Edmonds) is an American singer, songwriter and record producer. He has written and produced over 26 number-one R&B hits throughout his career, and has won 11 Grammy Awards. He was ranked number 20 on NME‘s 50 Of The Greatest Producers Ever list. Backing Tracks For The Cool In You How Come How Long with Stevie Wonder Never Keeping […]

Andy Grammer

Andy Grammer (born December 3, 1983) is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is signed to S-Curve Records. His debut album, Andy Grammer, was released in 2011 and spawned the hit singles “Keep Your Head Up” and “Fine by Me”. His second album Magazines or Novels was released in 2014, and featured ” Honey, I’m Good ” which is his most successful […]

Flo Rida

Flo Rida was one of the best-selling party-rap artists of the 2000s, notching a handful of international hit singles and Billboard chart-toppers. Growing up in Florida, the state from which his name was derived, he was involved in a hip hop group in his teenage years and was eventually accepted by Poe Boy Entertainment in 2006.  […]

Mamma Mia Musical

Mamma Mia! is a jukebox musical written by British playwright Catherine Johnson, based on the songs of ABBA. Over 60 million people have seen the stage show worldwide and two film adaptation starring Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan, Amanda Seyfried, Christine Baranski, Stellan Skarsgård and Julie Walters was released in July 2008 – Mamma Mia and 2018 – Mamma Mia Here We Go Again. Mamma Mia Backing Tracks Chiquitita Dancing Queen […]

Daniel Powter

Daniel  Powter (born February 25, 1971) is a Canadian musician, singer and songwriter. He is best known for his self-penned hit song “Bad Day” (2005). Backing Tracks   Bad Day   Free Loop Next Plane Home   Where is the moment when we needed the most? You kick up the leaves, and the magic is lost […]

Alisha’s Attic

Alisha’s Attic were an English duo group of the 1990s and early 2000s. The two members were sisters Shelly McErlaine (née Poole) and Karen Poole, born in Barkingand Chadwell Heath respectively. Their father is Brian Poole of 1960s group Brian Poole and the Tremeloes. Their debut single I Am, I Feel, which quickly became a radio and chart hit in the UK. This was followed in November […]

Orson

Orson was an American rock band from Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, formed in 2000.  Orson started its life under the name of Halogen in 2000 and consisted of vocalist Jason Pebworth, guitarists George Astasio and Chad Rachild, bassist Johnny Lonely (aka John Bentjen) and drummer Johnny Fedevich. Within the first year of the band’s existence, Fedevich was replaced by Chris Cano.   The band’s […]

Pasadenas

Pasadenas (The) were an R&B/pop group from the United Kingdom. They had two UK top 10 albums and eight UK top 40 hit singles, including “Tribute (Right On)” (1988), “Riding on a Train” (1988) and “I’m Doing Fine Now” (1991).   A vocal group firmly focused on the music and artists from earlier decades, The Pasadenas’ music was heavily influenced […]

Patti Labelle

Patti LaBelle (born Patricia Louise Holt; May 24, 1944) is an American singer, actress, and entrepreneur. LaBelle began her career in the early 1960s as lead singer and front woman of the vocal group, Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles. Following the group’s name change to Labelle in the early 1970s, they released the iconic disco song “Lady Marmalade.  After the group split in 1976, […]

Pete Murray

Peter Kenneth Murray (born 14 October 1969) is an Australian singer-songwriter whose first three full-length albums reached number 1 on the Australian music charts. He has been nominated several times at the ARIAs and has had several songs reach the top forty in Australia. His first LP, Feeler, reached number 1 a few months after its mid-2003 release, and his follow-up record, See The Sun, […]

Peter Gabriel

Peter Gabriel (born 13 February 1950) is an English singer, songwriter, record producer and humanitarian who rose to fame as the original lead singer and flautist of the progressive rock band Genesis. After leaving Genesis in 1975, Gabriel launched a successful solo career with “Solsbury Hill” as his first single. His 1986 album, So, is his best-selling release and is certified triple platinum […]

Pop Idol

Pop Idol is a British music competition television series created by Simon Fuller which ran on ITV from 2001 to 2003. The aim of the show was to decide the best new young pop singer (or “pop idol”) in the UK based on viewer voting and participation. Two series were broadcast—one in 2001–2002 and a second in 2003. Pop Idol was subsequently put on an indefinite […]

Young Divas

Young Divas was an Australian pop girl group formed in 2006 by Sony BMG Australia, initially for a one-off single and national tour to promote all members as solo artists. The original line-up consisted of former Australian Idol contestants, including season one finalist Paulini, season two finalist Ricki-Lee Coulter, season three winner Kate DeAraugoand season three runner-up Emily Williams. Young Divas released a cover version of Donna Summer’s “This Time I Know […]

XTC

XTC were an English rock band formed in Swindon in 1972 and active until 2006. Led by songwriters Andy Partridge and Colin Moulding, the band gained popularity during the rise of punk and new wave in the 1970s, later playing in a variety of styles that ranged from angular guitar riffs to elaborately arranged pop. Partly because the group did not fit into contemporary trends, they achieved only […]

Vanessa Carlton

Vanessa Carlton (born August 16, 1980) is an American singer-songwriter and pianist. Upon completion of her education at the School of American Ballet, Carlton chose to pursue singing instead, performing in New York City bars and clubs while attending college. Three months after recording a demo with producer Peter Zizzo, she signed with A&M Records. She began recording her album, which was […]

Transvision Vamp

Transvision Vamp were a British alternative rock group. Formed in 1986 by Nick Christian Sayer and Wendy James, the band enjoyed chart success in the late 1980s with their pop/punk sound. James, the lead singer and focal-point of the group, attracted media attention with her sexually charged and rebellious image. The band were signed by MCA in December 1986 and released […]

Toyah

Toyah Willcox (born 18 May 1958) is an English musician, singer, songwriter, actress, producer and author. In a career spanning more than thirty years, Willcox has had 8 Top 40 singles, released over 20 albums, written two books, appeared in over forty stage plays and ten feature films, and voiced and presented numerous television shows. Between 1977 and […]

Tommy Steele

Tommy Steele, OBE (born Thomas Hicks, 17 December 1936) is an English entertainer, regarded as Britain’s first teen idol and rock and roll star. He reached number one with “Singing the Blues” in 1957, and The Tommy Steele Story was the first album by a UK act to reach number one. Steele’s film credits include Half a Sixpence, The Happiest Millionaire and Finian’s Rainbow, and he has made many […]

Tom Waits

Thomas  Waits  is an American singer-songwriter and actor. Known for his distinctive deep gravelly singing voice, his lyrics are characterised by their focus on characters living on the underside of U.S. society. His early music during the 1970s was primarily in the jazz genre, but later work moved towards blues, vaudeville, and experimental music.  Waits’ albums have met with mixed commercial success in […]

Stooshe

Stooshe are a British girl group from London, consisting of members Alexandra Buggs, Karis Anderson and Courtney Rumbold. Initially signed to Warner Music they released of their first single “Love Me”, featuring American rapper Travie McCoy, in 2012. Later that year Stooshe was nominated for the BBC’s Sound of 2012 poll. Their debut single, “Love Me”, featuring American rapper Travie McCoy, peaked at number five on […]

Stephen Gately

Stephen Gately (17 March 1976 – 10 October 2009) was an Irish pop singer-songwriter, actor, children’s writer, and dancer, who, with Ronan Keating, was co-lead singer of the pop group Boyzone. All of Boyzone’s studio albums hit number one in the United Kingdom, their third being their most successful internationally.  He released a solo album in 2000, after the group’s […]

Stacie Orrico

Stacie Orrico (born March 3, 1986) is an American singer, songwriter, and occasional actress. In 1998, she signed to ForeFront Records when she was 12 years old, and recorded her first album, Genuine (2000), which sold 13,000 units in its first week of release. After her first album, she signed to a new record label, Virgin Records, and started to record […]

Shola Ama

Shola Ama (born 8 March 1979) is an English R&B singer from London, who scored her biggest hits with a cover of Turley Richards’ “You Might Need Somebody” (1997) and “Still Believe” (1999) which was one of the first production by the Norwegian producing team Stargate. Backing Tracks   You Might Need Somebody   You’re The One I Love  

Skyhooks

Skyhooks were an Australian rock band formed in Melbourne in March 1973 by mainstays Greg Macainsh on bass guitar and backing vocals, and Imants “Freddie” Strauks on drums. They were soon joined by Bob “Bongo” Starkie on guitar and backing vocals, and Red Symons on guitar, vocals and keyboards; Graeme “Shirley” Strachanbecame lead vocalist in March 1974. Described as a glam rock band, because of flamboyant costumes and make-up, Skyhooks addressed teenage issues including buying drugs “Carlton (Lygon […]

Rosemary Clooney

Rosemary Clooney (May 23, 1928 – June 29, 2002) was an American singer and actress. She came to prominence in the early 1950s with the song “Come On-a My House”, which was followed by other pop numbers such as “Botch-a-Me”, “Mambo Italiano”, “Tenderly”, “Half as Much”, “Hey There” and “This Ole House”. She also had success […]

Ronnie Hilton

Ronnie Hilton (26 January 1926 – 21 February 2001) was an English singer and radio presenter. He came to fame by supplying smoothly delivered cover versions of popular American songs during the 1950s Backing Tracks   Around The World   No Other Love

Roachford

Roachford was formed in 1987, the line-up featuring Andrew Roachford (born 22 January 1965, vocals, keyboards, percussion), Chris Taylor (born 26 November 1964, drums), Hawi Gondwe (born 30 July 1964, guitars) and Derrick Taylor (born 13 January 1965, bass guitar). By 1988 the band were touring, supporting acts such as Terence Trent D’Arby and The Christians. Shortly afterward, […]

Right Said Fred

Right Said Fred is an English band based in London and formed by brothers Fred and Richard Fairbrass in 1989. Guitarist Rob Manzoli joined the duo in 1990. The group has achieved multi-platinum status and has also won two Ivor Novello Awards – for “I’m Too Sexy” (1991) and “Deeply Dippy” (1992). In 1993, Right Said Fred was nominated for […]

REO Speedwagon

REO Speedwagon is an American rock band from Champaign, Illinois. Formed in 1967, the band cultivated a following during the 1970s and achieved significant commercial success throughout the 1980s. Hi Infidelity (1980) contained four US Top 40 hits and is the group’s best-selling album, with over ten million copies sold. Over the course of its career, the band has sold more than […]

Reece Mastin

Reece Mastin (born 24 November 1994) is an English-born Australian singer and songwriter who won the third season of The X Factor Australia in 2011. Mastin subsequently signed with Sony Music Australia. His debut single “Good Night” reached number one in Australia and New Zealand, and became Sony Music Australia’s fastest selling digital single. Backing Tracks   Good Night   Rock Star   […]

Jay Z

Jay-Z,  is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, and record executive. He is considered to be one of the best-selling rap musicians of all time, having sold more than 50 million albums. Jay-Z first began his musical career by founding his own record label and subsequently releasing his debut studio album in 1996. The […]
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B52 s

The B52’s played their first live gig in 1977 but it wasn’t until the release of their album Cosmic Thing that they became internationally known. It soared to the top of the Billboard Album chart, sold five million copies and yielded their first-ever Hot 10 hits — “Love Shack” and “Roam” and  proved to be the greatest commercial […]

Bangles (The)

The Bangles are an American pop rock band that formed in Los Angeles in 1981, scoring several hit singles as that decade continued. The band’s hits include “Walk Like an Egyptian”,  “Manic Monday”, “Hazy Shade of Winter”, and their 1989 number-one single “Eternal Flame” (which was covered by Atomic Kitten in 2000). The Bangles became […]
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Halloween

Halloween is a great time to crank up the music and have a spooky good time. Whether you’re getting ready to go trick-or-treating, carving Halloween pumpkins or prepping for an epic Halloween party, the right music can certainly provide a creepy, fun ambiance for everyone. Here is a selection of spooky themed backing track Halloween songs, […]
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Coldplay

Coldplay is a British rock band who formed when the lads met at university Consisting of Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Will Champion and Jonny Buckland.  Decades later Coldplay are still going strong having released 7 albums to date (June 2019), achieved chart success in the UK, Australia, US and Europe, their music industry awards are […]

Wreckers

Wreckers (The) were an American country duo formed in 2005 by Michelle Branch and Jessica Harp, both of whom had solo recordings before the duo’s foundation. In 2006, the duo released its debut album Stand Still, Look Pretty, which produced a Number One single on the Billboard Hot Country Songs in its lead-off single “Leave the Pieces”. The album accounted for a Top Ten hit […]

Shires

Shires (The) are a British country duo composed of singer-songwriters Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes. Earle sings vocals, plays piano and guitar, and Rhodes shares lead vocals. The duo formed in 2013 and released their debut album Brave in 2015, becoming the first UK country act to chart in the Top 10 of the UK Albums Chart. The group’s second album, My Universe, became the fastest-selling […]

Jack Johnson

Jack  Johnson is an American singer-songwriter,  musician, actor, record producer, documentary filmmaker and former professional surfer. Johnson is known primarily for his work in the soft rock and acoustic genres. Backing Tracks    Better Together    Good People    If I Had Eyes    Radiate    Taylor    Upside Down   Jack  Johnson (born May 18, […]
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Scotty McCreery

Scotty McCreery – Scott Cooke McCreery (born October 9, 1993) is an American country music singer. He won the tenth season of American Idol on May 25, 2011. His debut studio album, Clear as Day, was released in October 2011 and was certified platinum in the United States. The album includes the top 20 country songs, “I Love You This Big” and “The Trouble […]

Ronnie Dunn

Ronnie Dunn – Ronnie Gene Dunn (born June 1, 1953) is an American country music singer-songwriter and record executive. In 2011, Dunn began working as a solo artist following the breakup of Brooks & Dunn. He released his self-titled debut album for Arista Nashville on June 7, 2011, reaching the Top 10 with its lead-off single “Bleed Red”. In 2013, after leaving […]

Kellie Pickler

Kellie Pickler – Kellie Dawn Pickler (born June 28, 1986) is an American country music artist and a television personality.  Pickler gained fame as a contestant on the fifth season of American Idol and finished in sixth place. In 2006, she signed to 19 Recordings and BNA Records as a recording artist. Her debut album, Small Town Girl, was released later that year. On May 21, 2013, Pickler and […]
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Emilio

Emilio H. Navaira III (August 23, 1962 – May 16, 2016) was an American singer-songwriter of Tejano and country music. He is the winner of one Grammy Award and one Latin Grammy Award. Known to most by the mononym Emilio, he charted more than ten singles on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks charts, in addition to six singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts. Emilio was also […]
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Jewel

Jewel Kilcher (born May 23, 1974), known mononomously as Jewel, is an American singer-songwriter, musician, producer, actress, author, and poet. She has received four Grammy Award nominations and, as of 2015, has sold over 30 million albums worldwide. Backing Tracks Foolish Games Standing Still Stronger Woman Who Will Save Your Soul You Were Meant For me   Jewel was […]

Gene Watson

Gene Watson (Gary) (born October 11, 1943) is an American country singer. He is most famous for his 1975 hit “Love in the Hot Afternoon,” his 1981 #1 hit “Fourteen Carat Mind,” and his signature song “Farewell Party.” Watson’s long career has notched five number ones, 23 top tens and over 76 charted singles. Backing Tracks Forever Again Fourteen […]

Gary Allan

Gary Allan Herzberg (born December 5, 1967) is an American country music artist. Signed to Decca Records in 1996, Allan made his country music debut with the release of his single “Her Man”, the lead-off to his gold-certified debut album Used Heart for Sale, which was released in 1996 on Decca.   Allan’s voice is described as “raspy and unpolished.”His sound is heavily influenced […]

Frank Ifield

Frank Ifield – Francis Edward Ifield OAM (born 30 November 1937, Coundon) is an English-Australian country music singer and guitarist who often incorporated yodelling. After living in Australia Ifield returned to the United Kingdom in November 1959 where he had four number-one hits on the UK Singles Chart with his cover versions of “I Remember […]

Eddy Arnold

Eddy Arnold – Richard Edward “Eddy” Arnold (May 15, 1918 – May 8, 2008) was an American country music singer who performed for six decades. He was a Nashville sound (country/popular music) innovator of the late 1950s, and scored 147 songs on the Billboard country music charts, second only to George Jones. He sold more than 85 million records. A member of the Grand Ole […]

Elkie Brooks

Elkie Brooks (born Elaine Bookbinder, 25 February 1945) is an English singer, a vocalist with the bands Dada and Vinegar Joe, and later a solo artist. She gained her biggest success in the late 1970s and 1980s and has been nominated twice for Brit Awards. She is known for her powerful husky bluesy voice and hit singles such as “Pearl’s […]

Dierks Bentley

Dierks Bentley (Frederick) (born November 20, 1975) is an American country music singer and songwriter. In 2003, he signed to Capitol Nashville and released his eponymous debut album. Both it and its follow-up, 2005’s Modern Day Drifter, are certified platinum in the United States. A third album, 2006’s Long Trip Alone, is certified gold. It was followed in mid-2008 by a greatest hits […]
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Buck Owens

Alvis Edgar Owens Jr. (August 12, 1929 – March 25, 2006), professionally known as Buck Owens, was an American musician, singer, songwriter and band leader who had 21 No. 1 hits on the Billboard country music charts with his band the Buckaroos.  While Owens originally used fiddle and retained pedal steel guitar into the 1970s. His signature style was based on simple storylines, infectious choruses, […]
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Norah Jones

Norah Jones is an American jazz singer, songwriter and musician who won five Grammy Awards for her debut album, Come Away With Me, in 2003. Her subsequent studio albums Feels Like Home, released in 2004; Not Too Late, released in 2007, the same year she made her film debut in My Blueberry Nights; and 2009’s The Fall all gained Platinum status. Norah Jones’ fifth […]

Wiz

The Wiz: The Super Soul Musical “Wonderful Wizard of Oz” is a musical with music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls (and others) and book by William F. Brown.  It is a retelling of L. Frank Baum’s classic 1900 children’s novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in the context of modern African-American culture.   The 1975 Broadway production won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Backing Tracks Brand New Day Home […]

Calamity Jane

Calamity Jane is a musical based on the historical figure of frontierswoman Calamity Jane. The non-historical, somewhat farcical plot involves the authentic Calamity Jane’s professional associate Wild Bill Hickok, and presents the two as having a contentious relationship that ultimately proves to be a facade for mutually amorous feelings. The Calamity Jane stage musical originated as a live adaption of Calamity Jane, the 1953 Warner […]
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Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an American supernatural drama television series based off the 1992 film of the same name. “Once More, with Feeling” is the seventh episode of the sixth season  and the only one in the series performed as a musical.Throughout Buffy the Vampire Slayer, “Once More, with Feeling” gives music a central role instead of keeping it in the background. […]

Flashdance

Flashdance is a 1983 American romantic drama film directed by Adrian Lyne.  It opened to negative reviews by professional critics, but was a surprise box office success, becoming the third highest-grossing film of 1983 in the United States. It had a worldwide box-office gross of more than $200 million. Its soundtrack spawned several hit songs, including “Maniac” (performed by Michael Sembello), and the Academy Award–winning “Flashdance… […]

Dr Dolittle

Doctor Dolittle is a stage musical with book, music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse, based on the 1967 movie of the same name and the children’s stories by Hugh Lofting about the adventures of a doctor who learns to speak the language of various animals and treats them as patients. The musical features the same songs as the film (which starred Rex Harrison, Samantha Eggar, Anthony Newley and Richard Attenborough), […]
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Greatest Showman

The Greatest Showman is a 2017 American musical film directed by Michael Grace, starring Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, and Zendaya. The film is inspired by the story of P. T. Barnum’s creation of the Barnum & Bailey Circus (1871–2017) and the lives of its star attractions. The film received nominations for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and Best Actor – Musical or Comedy for Jackman. For […]
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Hamilton The Musical

Hamilton – An American Musical is a sung- and rapped-through musical about the life of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, with music, lyrics, and book by Lin-Manuel Miranda.  Inspired by the 2004 biography Alexander Hamilton by historian Ron Chernow. Incorporating hip hop, R&B, pop, soul, traditional-style show tunes, and color-conscious casting of non-white actors as the Founding Fathers and other historical figures, the musical achieved both critical acclaim and box office success. In […]
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Kylie Minogue

Kylie Minogue rose to fame as a teen actress playing the character Charlene in the soap opera Neighbours.  She switched over to music and had a hit with her cover of “The Loco-motion,” first made famous by Little Eva and subsequently signed up with producers Stock/Aitken/Waterman in 1987. She made history by having more than 20 consecutive […]
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Skeeter Davis

Skeeter Davis (born Mary Frances Penick; December 30, 1931 – September 19, 2004) was an American country music singer who sang crossover pop music songs including her best seller from 1962,  “The End of the World”. Backing Tracks End Of The World Lyrics Why does the sun go on shining? Why does the sea rush to shore? Don’t they know […]
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Chris Stapleton

Chris Stapleton is an American musician who initially spent time as a songwriter for Nashville stars, before performing as an artist in his own right. His debut album ‘Traveller’, released in 2015, went platinum and in 2016, he had four Grammy nominations and then two awards: Best Country Solo Performance and Traveller won Best Country Album. […]
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David Guetta

Born in France, David Guetta is a DJ and producer of electro music. Although he had been a club DJ for many years and released a couple of albums, he did not achieve mainstream success until 2009 when the album “One Love” was released. The first 3 songs off that album reached number 1 in the UK Top 40 […]
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Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash : Folsom Prison Blues …If I Were A Carpenter …Walk The Line … As youngster from a farming family Johnny Cash was used to being surrounded by music whether it be folk, hymns or the tunes sang out in the fields. During his late teens Johnny Cash enlisted in the United States airforce […]
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Johnny Burnette

Johnny Burnette (March 25, 1934 – August 14, 1964) was an American singer-songwriter of rockabilly and pop music. In 1952, he and his older brother, Dorsey Burnette, and their friend Paul Burlison formed the band that later was known as the Rock and Roll Trio.   He is the father of the 1980s rockabilly singer Rocky Burnette. Backing Tracks Dreamin’   Lyrics Dreamin’ I’m always […]
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Graham Nash

Graham Nash, OBE (born 2 February 1942) is a British-American singer-songwriter and musician. Nash is known for his light tenor voice and for his songwriting contributions as a member of the English pop/rock group The Hollies and the folk-rock supergroup Crosby, Stills & Nash. Nash became an American citizen on 14 August 1978 and holds dual citizenship of the United Kingdom and United States. […]
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Eric Burdon

Eric Burdon (born 11 May 1941) is an English singer-songwriter and actor. He was previously the vocalist of rock band The Animals and funk band War. He is regarded as one of the British Invasion’s most distinct singers with his deep, powerful blues-rock voice. He is also known for his aggressive stage performances. Backing Tracks Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood Don’t Bring Me Down […]

Darren Hayes

Darren  Hayes  is an Australian singer-songwriter, and podcaster. Hayes was the frontman and singer of the pop duo Savage Garden until it disbanded in 2001. Backing Tracks Darkness Insatiable So Beautiful Strange Relationship   Darren Stanley Hayes (born 8 May 1972) is an Australian singer-songwriter, and podcaster. Hayes was the frontman and singer of the pop duo Savage Garden until […]

Darius

Darius Campbell-Danesh (born 19 August 1980) is a Scottish singer, songwriter, musician, actor, and film producer. He first gained fame in 2001 after appearing on the British talent competition Popstars. A year later he was voted to the finals of the TV talent show, Pop Idol. Backing Tracks Colour Blind Girl In The Moon Incredible Live Twice Rushes   Darius Campbell-Danesh (born 19 […]

Dana

Dana Rosemary Scallon (born Rosemary Brown on 30 August 1951), known in her singing career as Dana, is an Irish singer   While still a schoolgirl she won the 1970 Eurovision Song Contest with “All Kinds of Everything”. It became a worldwide million-seller and launched her music career. She entered politics in 1997, as Dana Rosemary Scallon, running unsuccessfully in the Irish presidential […]

Damien Rice

Damien Rice (born 7 December 1973) is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician and record producer. Rice began his musical career as a member of the 1990s rock group Juniper, which were signed to Polygram Records in 1997. The band enjoyed moderate success with a couple of single releases, but a projected album floundered because of record company politics. After leaving […]

Damien Leith

Damien Leith (born 18 January 1976 in Dublin) is an Irish-Australian singer–songwriter. He was the winner of the Network Ten music contest Australian Idol 2006. Since winning the title, Leith has released nine studio albums, four of which peaked in the top two of the ARIA Charts, including two number ones. He has been awarded seven platinum and one gold certification […]

D-12

D12, an initialism for The Dirty Dozen, is an American hip hop supergroup from Detroit, Michigan. D12 has had chart-topping albums in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. D12 was formed in 1995, and achieved mainstream success after Eminem rose to international fame. The original lineup consisted of the members and their alter egos; this is where Eminem’s Slim Shady persona originated. D12 released the […]

Curtis Mayfield

Curtis Mayfield (June 3, 1942 – December 26, 1999) was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer, and one of the most influential musicians behind soul and politically conscious African-American music. He first achieved success and recognition with The Impressions during the civil rights movement of the late 1950s and 1960s, and later worked as a solo artist. Backing Tracks Move On Up Superfly   Born […]

Curiosity Killed The Cat

Curiosity Killed the Cat was a British pop band that achieved success in the UK in the late 1980s, with hit singles such as “Down To Earth”, “Misfit” and “Ordinary Day”, “Name and Number”, (that was recreated by De La Soul as “Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey)). In the early 1990s, the band’s bassist left, and billed as […]

Col Joye

Col Joye : Colin Frederick Jacobsen AM (born 13 April 1937 in Sydney), better known by his stage name Col Joye, is an Australian pioneer rock musician, popular entertainer and entrepreneur, (he has also recorded various other cross-over styles such as country music). Joye was the first Australian rock and roll singer to have a number one record Australia-wide and experienced a string of […]

Coast To Coast

Coast to Coast was a British band from Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, that was signed to Polydor Records. They are best known for their 1981 Top 5 hit in the UK with “Do The Hucklebuck”. Backing Tracks  Do The Hucklebuck Lyrics It’s the dance you should know When the lights are down low Grab your baby Then go Do the hucklebuck Do the hucklebuck If you […]

Chumbawamba

Chumbawamba were a British band that formed in 1982 and ended in 2012. The band constantly shifted in musical style, drawing on genres such as punk rock, pop, folk, and experimental. Their anarchist or libertarian socialist political stance exhibited an irreverent attitude toward authority, and the band have been forthright in their stances on issues including animal rights, pacifism (early in their career) and later regarding class struggle, feminism, gay […]
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Chris Montez

Chris Montez (born Ezekiel Christopher Montanez on January 17, 1943) is an American guitarist and vocalist, whose stylistic approach has ranged from rock & roll to pop standards and Latin music. His rock sound is exemplified in songs such as his 1962 hit “Let’s Dance”. When his early music’s popularity began to fade, he switched to a more traditional role as a popular singer […]

Chris Andrews

Chris Andrews – Christopher Frederick Andrews (born 15 October 1942) is an English singer-songwriter whose musical career started in the late 1950s.   He has written songs for Sandie Shaw and Adam Faith. Backing Tracks Lyrics I’m her yesterday man Well my friends that’s what I am I’m her yesterday man Well my friends that’s what I am […]

China Black

China Black was a British pop-reggae duo, consisting of Simon Fung (songwriter, composer, lyricist, guitarist, keyboardist, arranger and record producer) and Errol Reid (singer-songwriter). Backing Tracks Searching Lyrics You’re mine…… Verse Searching, for that something that I’ll never find In another place another time Searching For that something that I can believe And without a doubt that […]

Chambers Brothers

Chambers Brothers (The), are an American soul band, best known for their eleven-minute 1968 hit “Time Has Come Today”. The group was part of the wave of new music that integrated American blues and gospel traditions with modern psychedelic and rock elements. Their music has been kept alive through heavy use in film soundtracks. Backing Tracks Time Has […]

Chairman Of The Board

Chairman of the Board is an American-Canadian, Detroit, Michigan-based soul music group, who saw their greatest commercial success in the 1970s.   Hits include”Give Me Just a Little More Time”. “(You’ve Got Me) Dangling on a String”, “Everything’s Tuesday”, “Pay to the Piper”, “Finders Keepers” and (in the UK) “Working on a Building of Love” and “Elmo James”. They also recorded the […]

Carol Bayer Sager

Carole Bayer Sager (born March 8, 1947) is an American lyricist, singer, songwriter and painter and New York Times best-seller author.  The hit “You’re Moving Out Today”,  she co-wrote with Bette Midler and Bruce Roberts. Backing Tracks Lyrics I stayed out late one night and you moved in I didn’t mind ’cause of the state you were in May in remind you that’s its been a year since […]

Cameo

Cameo is an American soul-influenced funk group that formed in the early 1970s. Cameo was initially a 14-member group known as the New York City Players; this name was later changed to Cameo to avoid being confused with Ohio Players another funk group in the 1970s. As of 2009, some of the original members continue to perform together, while two others were […]

C+C Music Factory

C+C Music Factory is an American musical group formed in 1989 by David Cole and Robert Clivillés. The group is best known for their five hit singles: “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)”, “Here We Go (Let’s Rock & Roll)”, “Things That Make You Go Hmmmm…”, “Just a Touch of Love”, and “Keep It Comin’”. The band stopped […]

Maroon 5

Maroon 5 : Don’t Wanna Know, Moves Like Jagger, Harder To Breathe, Payphone … Maroon 5 is an American pop rock band composed of five members: lead singer Adam Levine, keyboardist Jesse Carmichael, bass player Mickey Madden, lead guitarist James Valentine, and drummer Ryan Dusick. Original members first came together as Kara’s Flowers in 1994 when the lads were still in school but the […]
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Everly Brothers

Everly Brothers – Phil and Don Everly were American brothers who shot to fame in their teen years with their song “Bye Bye Love” (written by Felice and Boudleaux Bryant who wrote most of their subsequent hits). They were especially noted for their close harmony singing style. They were no strangers to performing as they […]

Lukas Graham

Lukas Graham is a Danish pop and soul band. It consists of lead vocalist Lukas Forchhammer, drummer Mark Falgren, and bassist Magnus Larsson. The band released their first album, Lukas Graham, with labels Copenhagen Records and Then We Take the World in 2012. The album peaked at number one on the Danish charts. Their second album was released in 2015 and earned international attention with singles like “Mama Said” and “7 Years”, […]
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Don McLean

Don McLean is an American singer / songwriter whose style has always been firmly based in folk due to his friendship with members of a group called The Weavers. As a child, Don McLean missed a lot of his studies due to chronic asthma, but his love of music wasn’t affected and he would spend […]

George Michael

George Michael, was an English singer, songwriter, and record producer who rose to fame as a member of the music duo Wham before launching a very successful solo career. Backing Tracks   An Easier Affair A Different Corner Amazing Careless Whisper Cowboys And Angels   December Song Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me […]
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Timbaland

Timbaland, is an American record producer, rapper, singer, songwriter and DJ. His production credits  include work with Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z, Nas, Ludacris, Bubba Sparxxx, Madonna, Rihanna, One Republic, Brandy, Drake, Rick Ross and others. As a songwriter he has written as of 2014, 85 UK hits and 99 hits Stateside He has received widespread acclaim for his production style. Backing Tracks All Night Long – […]

Tight Fit

Tight Fit are a British pop group who had a number of hits in the early 1980s, with their cover version of “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” in 1982.  Steve Grant was teamed up with female singers Denise Gyngell and Julie Harris. The song reached No.1 in the UK for three weeks in March 1982 and the line-up were catapulted into sudden and unexpected […]
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Stylistics (The)

Stylistics (The) are a Philadelphia soul group that achieved its greatest chart success in the 1970s. They formed in 1968, consisting of singers Russell Thompkins Jr., Herb Murrell, Airrion Love, James Smith, and James Dunn. All of their US hits were ballads characterized by the falsetto of Russell Thompkins Jr. and the production of Thom Bell. During the early 1970s, […]
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Style Council

Style Council (The) were an English band formed in 1983 by Paul Weller, the former singer, songwriter, and guitarist with the punk rock/new wave/mod revival band The Jam, and keyboardist Mick Talbot, previously a member of Dexys Midnight Runners, The Bureau and The Merton Parkas. The band enabled Weller to take a more soulful direction with his music. The permanent line-up grew to include drummer Steve White and Weller’s then […]
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B.O.B

B.O.B. Bobby Ray Simmons Jr. (born November 15, 1988), known professionally as B.o.B, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer from Decatur, Georgia. Backing Tracks Bombs Away Both Of Us ft Taylor Swift Nothin’ On You  ft Bruno Mars So Good Walk Away ft The Script b o b   Drinking a German beer with a Cuban […]
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Amy Grant

Amy Grant is an American singer, songwriter, musician, author and media personality. She is known for performing contemporary Christian music (CCM) and for a successful crossover to pop music in the 1980s and 1990s. She has been referred to as “The Queen of Christian Pop”. As of 2009, she had sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, won six Grammy Awards and 22 Gospel […]

Backing Tracks By Artist name

Backing Tracks by Artist or Performer are listed here Alphabetically. Choose the backing music track Artist starting letter by clicking one of the A-Z  buttons. If you are wanting ‘Taylor Swift’ for example, then click the ‘T’ button. A list of all the backing track Artists or performers beginning with ‘T‘ will appear, scroll down […]
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Syreeta

Syreeta Wright (born Rita Wright;  1946–2004), who recorded professionally under the single name Syreeta, was an American singer–songwriter, best known for her music during the early–1970s through the early–1980s. Wright’s career heights were songs involved with her ex–husband Stevie Wonder and musical artist Billy Preston. Backing Tracks With You I’m Born Again – with Billy Preston Lyrics Come bring me your […]
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Talking Heads

Talking Heads was an American rock band formed in 1975 in New York City and active until 1991. The band comprised David Byrne (lead vocals, guitar), Chris Frantz (drums), Tina Weymouth (bass), and Jerry Harrison (keyboards, guitar).  The group helped to pioneer new wave music by integrating elements of punk, art rock, funk, and world music with avant-garde sensibilities and an anxious, clean-cut image. Backing Tracks And She Was Burning Down The House Once In A Lifetime […]
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Supergrass

Supergrass were an English rock band, formed in 1993 in Oxford. The band consisted of brothers Gaz (guitar and lead vocals) and Rob Coombes (keyboards and backing vocals), Mick Quinn (bass and backing vocals) and Danny Goffey (drums and backing vocals). Originally a 3-piece, Gaz’s brother Rob Coombes officially joined the band in 2002. The band signed to Parlophone records in 1994 and produced I Should Coco (1995), the biggest selling debut album for the label since the […]
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Stone Temple Pilots

Stone Temple Pilots are an American rock band from San Diego, California.  After forming in 1989 under the name Mighty Joe Young, the band signed with Atlantic Records and changed its name to Stone Temple Pilots.  Initially rising to fame as part of the grunge movement of the early 1990s, further releases from the band expressed a variety of influences, including psychedelic rock, bossa nova, and classic rock. […]
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Stone Roses

Stone Roses are an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1983. They were one of the pioneering groups of the Madchester* movement that was active during the late 1980s and early 1990s. The band released their debut album, The Stone Roses, in 1989. The album was a breakthrough success for the band and garnered critical acclaim, with many critics regarding it as one […]
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Stevie Nicks

Stevie Nicks  is an American singer-songwriter, who is often referred to as the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Stevie Nicks is best known for her work as a vocalist and songwriter in Fleetwood Mac, and also for her chart-topping solo career which has spanned nearly five decades. She is famous for her distinctive voice, mystical stage persona, and […]

Stevie Winwood

Stevie Winwood is an English rock musician whose genres include progressive rock, blue-eyed soul, rhythm and blues, blues rock, pop rock, and jazz. Though primarily a vocalist and keyboardist, Winwood was a key member of The Spencer Davis Group, Traffic, Blind Faith and Go. He also had a successful solo career with hits including “While You See a Chance”, “Valerie”, “Back in the High Life Again” “Higher […]
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Steely Dan

Steely Dan is an American rock band founded by core members Walter Becker (guitars, bass, backing vocals) and Donald Fagen (keyboards, lead vocals) in 1972. Blending elements of jazz, traditional pop, R&B, and sophisticated studio production with cryptic and ironic lyrics, the band enjoyed critical and commercial success starting from the early 1970s until breaking up in 1981. Throughout their career, the duo recorded with a revolving cast […]
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Steeleye Span

Steeleye Span are an English folk rock band formed in 1969. Still active today, along with Fairport Convention, they are amongst the best known acts of the British folk revival, and were among the most commercially successful, thanks to their hit singles “Gaudete” and “All Around My Hat”. They had four Top 40 albums and achieved a certified gold record […]
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Starship

Starship is an American rock band. Initially a continuation of Jefferson Airplane (then Jefferson Starship), it underwent a change in musical direction, after the subsequent loss of key Jefferson Starship personnel, and a lawsuit settlement.  Despite all the turmoil, the band produced several hits, many of which featured in movie soundtracks. Backing Tracks Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us […]
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Starsailor

Starsailor are an English post-Britpop band, formed in 2000. Since its formation the band has included guitarist and vocalist James Walsh, drummer Ben Byrne, bassist James Stelfox and keyboardist Barry Westhead. The band has released five studio albums, and have scored ten Top 40 hit singles in the UK. Their first album Love Is Here was released in 2001, followed by Silence Is Easy (2003) and On the Outside (2005). […]
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Stan Walker

Stan Walker is an Australian-New Zealand recording artist, actor, and television personality. In 2009, Walker was the winner of the seventh and last season of Australian Idol. He subsequently signed a recording contract with Sony Music Australia. During his career, Walker has won five New Zealand Music Awards and has received five ARIA Music Award nominations. Walker was a judge on the first and second season of The X Factor NZ in 2013 […]
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Squeeze

Squeeze are a British rock band that came to prominence in the United Kingdom during the new wave period of the late 1970s, and continued recording successfully in the 1980s and 1990s. They are known in the UK for their hit songs “Cool for Cats”, “Up the Junction”, “Slap and Tickle”, “Another Nail in My Heart”, “Pulling Mussels (from the […]
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Sparks

Sparks are an American pop and rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1972.  Known for their quirky approach to songwriting, Sparks’ music is often accompanied by intelligent, sophisticated, and acerbic lyrics, and an idiosyncratic, theatrical stage presence.   The band are best known for the songs “This Town Ain’t Big Enough for Both of Us”,  “The Number One Song in Heaven” “When I’m With You”,  “I Predict”. […]
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Space

Space are a British band from Liverpool, who formed in 1993 and the band came to prominence throughout the mid-1990s with hit singles such as “Female of the Species”, “Me and You Versus the World”, “Neighbourhood”, “Avenging Angels” and “The Ballad of Tom Jones”. Backing Tracks Avenging Angels Female Of The Species Me And You Versus The World Neighbourhood Ballad Of Tom […]
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Soundgarden

Soundgarden is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1984. The Band achieved its biggest success with the 1994 album Superunknown, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and yielded the Grammy Award-winning singles “Black Hole Sun” and “Spoonman” Backing Tracks Black Hole Sun Spoonman Superunknown Super Unknown Rusty Cage By Crooked Steps Jesus Christ Pose Outshined Fell On Black Days […]
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Soul II Soul

Soul II Soul are a British musical group formed in London in 1988. They are best known for their 1989 UK chart-topper and US top five hit “Back to Life (However Do You Want Me)”, and “Keep On Movin’” which reached number five in the UK and number 11 in the US. They won two Grammy Awards, […]
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Soul Central

Soul Central are a British music production duo consisting of Andy Ward and Paul Timothy, who had a number 6 hit with “Strings of Life (Stronger on My Own)” on the UK Singles Chart, released on Defected Records  and it also reached number 1 on the UK Dance Chart. Backing Tracks Strings Of Life (Stronger On My Own) Soul Central are a British music production duo consisting of Andy Ward and […]
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Sophie B Hawkins

Sophie B Hawkins  is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and painter. Her highest-charting singles are “Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover”, “Right Beside You”, and “As I Lay Me Down”. Backing Tracks Hawkins’s debut album, Tongues and Tails, was released in 1992. It achieved both worldwide commercial success and critical acclaim, earning her a Grammy nomination for […]
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Sonique

Sonique – Sonia Marina Clarke  (born 21 June 1968), is a British singer, musician and DJ. She is best known for her song It Feels So Good. She was the lead vocalist on two S’Express singles, and the majority of the tracks on the group’s second album, Intercourse. She won the 2001 BRIT Award for British female solo artist. She was treated […]
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So Solid Crew

So Solid Crew are an English garage, grime and hip hop group originating from Battersea, London which achieved wide success in the early 2000s. The group consisted of a large number of members, the most notable being Lisa Maffia, Romeo and Harvey. They are generally credited with having paved the way for the current generation of crossover UK hip hop stars. Backing Tracks   Broken Silence […]
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Sneaky Sound System

Sneaky Sound System is an Australian dance music group formed in late 2001 by Black Angus (Angus McDonald) on guitar, MC Double D (Daimon Downey) on vocoder  and vocals, Damien Hesse (DJ) and Nick Broadhurst on saxophone. They were joined in 2004 by Connie Mitchell (ex-Primary) on vocals;  Downey left the band in September 2009, […]
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Snap

Snap are a German Eurodance group formed in 1989 by producers Michael Münzing and Luca Anzilotti. The act has been through a number of line-up changes over the years. Their best known hits in the US are their 1990 hit “The Power” and their 1992 #5 hit “Rhythm Is a Dancer.” In 1996 the group was officially disbanded releasing a greatest hits compilation […]
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Smokey Robinson

Smokey Robinson Jr. (born February 19, 1940) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and former record executive. Robinson was the founder and front man of the Motown vocal group the Miracles, for which he was also chief songwriter and producer. Robinson led the group from its 1955 origins as the Five Chimes until 1972 when he announced a […]
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Smashing Pumpkins

Smashing Pumpkins are an American alternative rock band from Chicago, Illinois.   They have a diverse, densely layered, and guitar-heavy sound and were one of the most commercially successful bands of the 1990s. However, internal fighting, drug use, and diminishing record sales led to a break-up in 2000. Backing Tracks Today Cherub Rock   Smashing Pumpkins are an American alternative […]

Smash Mouth

Smash Mouth is an American rock band from San Jose, California. The band was formed in 1994, and was originally composed of Steve Harwell (vocals), Kevin Coleman (drums), Greg Camp (guitar), and Paul De Lisle (bass). They are known for songs such as “Walkin’ on the Sun” (1997), “All Star” (1999), and a cover of The Monkees’ “I’m a Believer” (2001), the latter two of which were […]
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Small Faces

Small Faces were an English rock band from East London. The band is remembered as one of the most acclaimed and influential mod groups of the 1960s  with memorable hit songs such as “Itchycoo Park”, “Lazy Sunday”, “All or Nothing”, and “Tin Soldier”, as well as their concept album Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake. They later evolved into one of the UK’s most successful psychedelic bands until 1969. Backing Tracks […]
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Slipknot

Slipknot is an American heavy metal band from Des Moines, Iowa.  Slipknot is well known for its attention-grabbing image, aggressive style of music, and energetic and chaotic live shows. The band rapidly rose to success following the release of their eponymous debut album in 1999. Backing Tracks Duality Psychosocial Vermilliion Artist Website Slipknot is an American heavy metal band from Des Moines, Iowa. The band was founded […]
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Slim Dusty

Slim Dusty, AO MBE (born David Gordon Kirkpatrick; 13 June 1927 – 19 September 2003) Australian country music singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer, who was an Australian cultural icon and one of the country’s most awarded stars, with a career spanning nearly seven decades and numerous recordings, he was the archetypical “Father of Country Music”. He was known to record songs in the legacy of […]
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Sister Sledge

Sister Sledge is an American musical vocal group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Symbolising strong family values, the siblings achieved international success at the height of the disco era.  Hits include We Are Family, Frankie, Lost In Music, He’s The Greatest Dancer Backing Tracks Frankie He’s The Greatest Dancer Lost In Music We Are Family Sister Sledge is an American musical vocal group from Philadelphia, […]
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Sisqo

Sisqo,- Mark Althavean Andrews (born November 9, 1978) is an American R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer and actor. He is the lead singer of R&B group Dru Hill, and has also released solo material. Sisqo’s successful debut solo album, Unleash the Dragon (1999), included the hit singles “Thong Song” and “Incomplete”. Backing Tracks Dance For Me Incomplete Thong Song Unleash The Dragon
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Siouxsie and The Banshees

Siouxsie and the Banshees – Siouxsie Sioux  is an English singer, songwriter, musician and producer. She is best known as the lead singer of the alternative rock band Siouxsie and the Banshees. UK Top 20 singles including “Hong Kong Garden”, “Happy House”, “Peek-a-Boo” Backing Tracks Dear Prudence Hong Kong Gardens Peek A Boo Face To Face Susan […]
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Sinitta

Sinitta Malone (born 19 October 1963), known professionally as Sinitta, is an American-British singer. She initially found commercial success in the mid-1980s with the single “So Macho” and had several other hits during the decade. In the 2000s, she became known for television appearances, including Loose Women, The Xtra Factorand This Morning. She took part in the ITV show I’m a Celebrity…Get Me […]
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Talk Talk

Talk Talk were an English rock band formed in 1981. The group achieved early chart success with the synth-pop singles “Talk Talk” (1982), “It’s My Life” and “Such a Shame” (both 1984) before moving towards more experimental music in the mid-1980s, pioneering what became known as post-rock. Backing Tracks   Life’s What You Make It   Talk Talk   It’s My Life […]
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Sum 41

Sum 41 is a Canadian rock band from Ajax, Ontario. In 1999, Sum 41 signed an international record deal with Island Records and released its debut album, All Killer No Filler in 2001. The album achieved mainstream success with its singles, “Fat Lip”, “In Too Deep” and “Motivation” also achieved commercial success.  The band often performs more than 300 times each year and holds long […]
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Simple Plan

Simple Plan is a Canadian rock band from Montreal, Quebec. consisting of Pierre Bouvier (born May 9, 1979) on vocal, Charles ‘Chuck’ Comeau (born September 17, 1979) on drums, David Desrosiers (born August 29, 1980) on bass and backing vocals, Sebastien Lefebvre (born June 5, 1981) on guitar and backing vocals, and Jean-Francois Stinco (born August 22, 1978) on lead guitar. […]
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Simon Webbe

Simon Webbe (born 30 March 1978) is an English singer-songwriter, actor, rapper and music manager. He is best known as a member of the British boy band Blue, forming in 2000 before splitting in 2005 and reforming in 2009, selling over 15 million records. Webbe released two solo studio albums in 2005 and 2006, sold over 700,000 […]
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Silverchair

Silverchair were an Australian rock band, which formed in 1992.The group got their big break in mid-1994 when they won a national demo competition conducted by SBS TV show Nomad and ABC radio station, Triple J. The band was signed by Murmur, and were successful on the Australian and international rock stages. Backing Tracks Anthem For The Year 2000 If You Keep Losing […]
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Shinedown

Shinedown is an American rock band from Jacksonville, Florida formed by singer Brent Smith in 2001 after the dissolution of his previous band. Smith, still under contract with record label Atlantic Records, recruited the band’s original lineup of Jasin Todd as guitarist, Brad Stewart on bass, and Barry Kerch on drums. Consistent for the first […]
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Sheena Easton

Sheena Easton is a Scottish-American singer, recording artist and stage and screen actress with dual British-American nationality. Easton first came into the public eye as the focus of an episode in the first British musical reality television programme The Big Time: Pop Singer, which recorded her attempts to gain a record contract and her eventual signing […]

Shannon Noll

Shannon Noll is an Australian singer-songwriter who first came to prominence as runner-up of the first season of Australian Idol in 2003.  Noll has received six ARIA Music Award nominations. He is now signed with Warner Music Australia, Backing Tracks In Pieces Lift Lonely Loud Now I Run Way That I Feel What About Me Shine Learn To Fly Burn […]
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Sham 69

Sham 69 are an English punk rock band that formed in Hersham in 1975. The band was one of the most successful punk bands in the United Kingdom, achieving five Top 20 singles. The original unit broke up in 1979, with frontman Jimmy Pursey moving on to pursue a solo career. In 1987, Pursey and guitarist David Parsons reformed the band, joined […]
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Shaggy

Orville Richard Burrell (born October 22, 1968), better known by his stage name Shaggy, is a Jamaican musician, singer, DJ and former United States Marine. He is best known for his hit singles “Oh Carolina”, “Boombastic”, “It Wasn’t Me” and “Angel”.   He took his stage name from the character in the popular children’s TV show Scooby-Doo. In 1987, he took […]
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Sha Na Na

Sha Na Na is an American rock and roll group. The name is taken from a part of the long series of nonsense syllables in the doo-wop hit song “Get a Job”, originally recorded in 1957 by the Silhouettes. Billing themselves as “from the streets of New York” and outfitted in gold lamé, leather jackets, pompadour and ducktail hairdos, Sha Na Na performs a song and dance […]
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Sex Pistols

Sex Pistols (The) were an English punk rock band that formed in London in 1975. They were responsible for initiating the punk movement in the United Kingdom and inspiring many later punk and alternative rock musicians. Although their initial career lasted just two and a half years and produced only four singles and one studio album, Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex […]
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September

September, is a Swedish singer, songwriter, and television presenter. Marklund started recording in professional studios around the age of twelve, and first came to the music scene with her debut single “La La La (Never Give It Up)” in 2003. Backing Tracks Can’t Get Over Cry For You (You’ll Never See Me Again)   Petra Linnea Paula […]

Semisonic

Semisonic is an American alternative rock band formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1995. The band has three members: Dan Wilson (lead vocals, guitar, keyboards), John Munson (bass guitar, backing vocals, keyboards, guitar), and Jacob Slichter (drums, percussion, keyboards). They are best known for their 1998 single “Closing Time”. Backing Tracks Closing Time Secret Smile Singing In My Sleep
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Secondcity

Rowan John Harrington (born 28 January 1987), better known by his stage name Secondcity, is an American-born British DJ and producer, best known for his song “I Wanna Feel”, which peaked to number 1 on the UK Singles Chart. Backing Tracks I Wanna Feel What Can I Do
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Scritti Politti

Scritti Politti are a British pop band, originally formed in 1977 and enjoyed significant chart success in the UK from the early to mid-1980s. Backing Tracks Absolute Perfect Way The Word Girl Wood Beez Scritti Politti are a British band, originally formed in 1977 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, by the Welsh singer-songwriter Green Gartside. He is the only member of the band […]
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Scott Walker

Scott Walker was an American singer-songwriter, composer and record producer. He was noted for his distinctive baritone voice. He first come to fame in the mid-1960s as frontman of the successful pop music trio The Walker Brothers.  He continued to release solo material and worked with a number of artists before his death in March 2019. Backing Tracks Scott Walker (born Noel Scott Engel; January 9, 1943) was […]

Scorpions

Scorpions are a German rock band formed in 1965, their sound towards hard rock/heavy metal, mixed with rock power ballads. The Scorpions have received prestigious awards such as three World Music Awards, a star on the Hollywood Rock wall, and a presence in the permanent exhibition of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2015 the group celebrated its 50th anniversary. Backing Tracks    Wind […]

Scarlett Belle

Scarlett Belle was an Australian pop duo formed in 2007, that initially consisted of Tamara Jaber, Reigan Derry and Hayley Aitken. Aitken left the group in 2008, leaving them as a duo. Their debut single “Closure” was released in June 2010, and peaked in the top forty on the ARIA Singles Chart. Their second single “Freak Tonight” became a top thirty […]

Samantha Jade

Samantha Jade Gibbs (born 18 April 1987) is an ARIA Award-winning Australian singer, songwriter, actress and former child model from Perth, Western Australia. She has written tracks for artists including JoJo and Ashley Tisdale. On 20 November 2012 Jade won the fourth season of The X Factor Australia, the first woman to win the Australian series. She subsequently signed with Sony Music Australia and released her […]

Sam Cooke

Sam Cooke, was an American singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. Influential as both a singer and composer,  he is commonly known as the King of Soul for his distinctive vocals and importance within popular music. Hit songs include “You Send Me”, “A Change is Gonna Come”, “Wonderful World”, “Chain Gang”, and “Twistin’ the Night Away”. Backing Tracks A Change Is […]

Sam & Dave

Sam & Dave were an American soul and R&B duo who performed together from 1961 until 1981. The tenor (higher) voice was Sam Moore (born 1935) and the baritone/tenor (lower) voice was Dave Prater (1937–1988). Backing Tracks    Soul Man    Hold On I’m A Comin’ Sam & Dave are members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Grammy Hall […]

Salt N Pepa

Salt N Pepa are an American hip-hop/rap trio from New York City, New York was formed in 1985 and was one of the first all-female rap groups. The group won the 1995 Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group. The group, consisting of Cheryl James(“Salt”), Sandra Denton (“Pepa”) and originally Latoya Hanson (also known […]

Supertramp

Supertramp (known as Daddy in 1969–1970) are an English rock band formed in London in 1969. Though their music was initially categorised as progressive rock, they later incorporated a combination of traditional rock, pop and art rock into their music. The band’s work is marked by the individual songwriting of founders Roger Hodgson and Rick Davies and the prominent use of Wurlitzer electric piano and saxophone. Though their early style was progressive, they enjoyed […]
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X Factor Finalists

X-Factor Finalists X-Factor (UK) finalists released singles to raise the profile of and funds for a variety of charities over the years. Here are a selection of them. Backing Tracks Hero Heroes Wishing On A Star You Are Not Alone

Will Smith

Will Smith is an American actor, comedian, producer, rapper, and songwriter. He has enjoyed success in television, film, and music. At 16, Smith met a DJ at a party by the name of Jeff Townes. The pair became friends, and the duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince was born. Smith starred on the […]

Vengaboys

Vengaboys (The) are a Dutch Eurodance group popular in the late 1990’s – 2000’s, Consisting of vocalists Kim Sasabone, Denise Post-Van Rijswijk, Robin Pors and Donny Latupeirissa.  They have sold an estimated 25 million records worldwide. In May 2001, the World Music Awards gave the group the award for best-selling dance group of the year.  In 2007 the group […]

Vanessa Amorosi

Vanessa Amorosi is an Australian singer / songwriter and recording artist. Her combined album and single sales have reached over 2 million worldwide. She is known for her vocal range and her ability to vocally cover various genres of music. At 14 years of age she took a part-time job singing in a restaurant  spotted by […]

Val Doonican

Val Doonican was an immensely popular traditional singer from Ireland. The performer was a regular fixture on TV with his own show which ran on the BBC from 1965 to 1986, featuring his own performances and guest artists. He was also hot on the UK charts in the 1960s and ’70s with songs like Walk […]

Usher

Usher began singing when he was six years old, joining the local church choir because his mother (who supported him throughout his early career), recognised budding talent in his voice. He began participating in various local talent shows when the family moved to Atlanta, Georgia and was only 14 when he was spotted by a […]

Chrissie Hynde

Chrissie Hynde (born September 7, 1951) is an American musician who is best known as a founding member of the rock band The Pretenders. Inspired by hippie counter-culture, Hynde worked in London with Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood at their clothing store, SEX. In 1978, she formed her own band, Pretenders, with Pete Farndon, James Honeyman-Scott and Martin Chambers. As singer, songwriter and guitarist, she has been the only constant member […]

Traffic

Traffic, the brainchild of Steve Winwood, was a successful group on the rock music scene in the late ’60s and early ’70s. Beginning in the psychedelic year of 1967 and reportedly influenced by The Beatles. In the groups infancy the members lived together in a country cottage in Berkshire and collaborated on their songs.  Their debut single, […]

Tracy Lawrence

Tracy Lawrence is an american country-rock artist. He started performing in public when he was 15 and was a regular presence on the local circuit. He moved to Nashville in 1990 and worked day jobs while winning numerous talent shows. That led to a live radio performance and, in 1991, a showcase gig that got […]

Tinchy Stryder

Kwasi Danquah  better known by his stage name Tinchy Stryder (born 14 September 1987) and also as The Star in the Hood, is a Ghanaian-British rapper, singer, entrepreneur and investor. The musician,  is best known for his solo career, releasing songs including Spaceship, Bright Lights and Number 1 (featuring N Dubz), but has also had a hugely successful career in the background […]
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Thunder

Thunder are an English hard rock band from London, formed in 1989.The group’s first two singles both hit the U.K. Top 40 and earned Thunder a support slot for Aerosmith and a gig at the 1990 Monsters of Rock festival. Hits include: A Better Man, I Love You More Than Rock & Roll, Love Walked In, Low Life In High Places, Dirty […]
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Three Days Grace

Three Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1997. Based in Toronto, the band’s original line-up consisted of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and backing vocalist Neil Sanderson, and bassist Brad Walst. In 2003, Barry Stock was recruited as the band’s lead guitarist, making Three Days Grace a four-member band. In 2013, Gontier left the band and was […]
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Trammps (The)

Trammps (The) were an American disco and soul band, who were based in Philadelphia and were one of the first disco bands. The band’s first major success was with their 1972 cover version of “Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart”. The first disco track they released was “Love Epidemic” in 1973. However, they are best known for their Grammy winning song, “Disco Inferno”, originally released in […]
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Sweet

Sweet is a British glam rock band that rose to worldwide fame in the 1970s. The band was formed in London in 1968 and achieved their first hit, “Funny Funny”, in 1971 The band first achieved success in the UK charts, with thirteen Top 20 hits during the 1970s alone, with “Block Buster!” (1973) topping the chart, followed by three […]

Sundays (The)

Sundays (The) (stylized as The SUNDAYS on all releases) are an English alternative rock band. The Sundays secured a recording contract with Rough Trade Records. Their debut single was “Can’t Be Sure”. Their first album, Reading, Writing and Arithmetic, was released in 1990, along with their next single “Here’s Where the Story Ends”. The album was a UK Top 5 hit. Backing Tracks Wild Horses Summertime Here’s Where […]
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Strokes (The)

Strokes (The) are an American rock band from New York City. Formed in 1998, the band is composed of singer Julian Casablancas, lead guitarist Nick Valensi, rhythm guitarist Albert Hammond Jr., bassist Nikolai Fraiture, and drummer Fabrizio Moretti. Following the conclusion of five-album deals with RCA and Rough Trade, the band has continued to release new music through Casablancas’ Cult Records. Met with widespread critical acclaim, the Strokes’ […]
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Streets (The)

Streets (The) is an English alternative hip hop music group from Birmingham, England,  led by the vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Mike Skinner. The project released five studio albums: Original Pirate Material (2002), A Grand Don’t Come for Free (2004), The Hardest Way to Make an Easy Living (2006), Everything Is Borrowed (2008), Computers and Blues (2011), an internet-only album Cyberspace and Reds (2011) and a string of successful singles in the mid-2000s, including “Has […]
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Stranglers

Stranglers (The) are an English rock band who emerged via the punk rock scene. Scoring some 23 UK top 40 singles and 17 UK top 40 albums to date in a career spanning four decades, the Stranglers are one of the longest-surviving and most “continuously successful” bands to have originated in the UK punk scene.   They had major […]
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Rubettes

Rubettes (The) were an English pop band who, after an appearance on BBC TV’s “Top Of The Pops” became an overnight success when their debut single “Sugar Baby Love” which remained at Number 1 in the UK for four weeks in 1974. The Rubettes went on to have a number of other hits across Europe during the […]
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Proclaimers

Proclaimers (The) are a Scottish duo composed of the identical twin brothers Charlie and Craig Reid (born 5 March 1962). They are best known for their songs  : ‘I’m Gonna Be’,  ‘Letter From America’, ‘I’m On My Way’ and ‘Sunshine On Leith’. Formed after the twins had been members of several punk bands, The Proclaimers went on tour with […]
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Pointer Sisters

Pointer Sisters (siblings : Ruth, Anita, Bonnie and June) grew up in California, USA and started out as a duo before the other sisters eventually came on board. The group achieved its greatest commercial success as a trio during the 1980s and won two Grammy Awards Spanning over four decades, their repertoire has included such […]
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Ryan Adams

Ryan Adams is an American singer-songwriter, musician, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and poet. He is best known for his solo career, during which he has released sixteen albums, and as a former member of rock/alternative country band Whiskeytown, with whom he recorded three studio albums. Backing Tracks Oh My Sweet Carolina So Alive To Be Without […]
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RuPaul

RuPaul Andre Charles is an American drag queen, actor, model, singer, songwriter, television personality, and author. RuPaul is considered to be the most commercially successful drag queen in the United States. Backing Tracks Cover Girl Sissy That Walk Glamazon Peanut Butter Jealous Of My Boogie This Is The Beginning Read U Wrote U Supermodel (You […]
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Royal Blood

Royal Blood are an English rock duo formed in Brighton in 2013. The band’s sound is reminiscent of and rooted in blues rock and hard rock. Royal Blood consists of only two members, bass player Mike Kerr and drummer Ben Thatcher. Kerr’s playing style is notable in that his several effects pedals used while recording […]
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Roxy Music

Roxy Music were an English rock band formed in 1970 and became a very successful act in Europe and Australia.  The band pioneered more musically sophisticated elements of glam rock while significantly influencing early English punk music,  and provided a model for many new wave acts while innovating elements of electronic composition Backing Tracks     […]
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Rogue Traders

Rogue Traders is an Australian electronic rock band formed in 2002  and have achieved chart success in Australia, with seven Top 20 hits. The group’s name comes from the 1999 drama film, Rogue Trader. Backing Tracks Don’t You Wanna Feel I Never Liked You In Love Again Voodoo Child Watching You Way To Go We’re Coming […]
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Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar Duckworth is an award winning American rapper and songwriter. He began to gain recognition in 2010, after he had amassed a large online following and collaborated with several prominent artists in the hip hop industry, including The Game, Busta Rhymes, and Snoop Dogg. Backing Tracks All The Stars – ft SZA Back Seat […]

Robert Palmer

Robert Palmer (19 January 1949 – 26 September 2003) was an English singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer. He was known for his distinctive, soulful voice, mix of musical styles on his albums, combining soul, jazz, rock, pop, reggae, blues, and sartorial acumen. He found success both in his solo career and with the Power Station, and had Top 10 songs in both the UK and […]
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Rixton

Rixton were a British pop rock band that formed in Manchester, England in 2012.The band’s initial fame was through cover releases posted on YouTube. Their debut single “Me and My Broken Heart” charted internationally. The band consists of Jake Roche, Danny Wilkin, Charley Bagnall and Lewi Morgan. Backing Tracks Hotel Ceiling Me And My Broken […]
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Ricki Lee

Ricki Lee Dawn Coulter known simply as Ricki-Lee, is a New Zealand-born Australian singer, songwriter, television and radio presenter. Coulter rose to fame in 2004 on the second season of Australian Idol and placed seventh in the competition. She subsequently signed with Australian independent label Shock Records, and released her self-titled debut album Ricki-Lee (2005), which produced the top-ten hits […]
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Richard Ashcroft

Richard Ashcroft (born 11 September 1971) is an English singer and songwriter. He was the lead singer and occasional rhythm guitarist of the alternative rock band The Verve from their formation in 1990 until their original split in 1999. He became a successful solo artist in his own right, releasing three UK top three solo […]
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Republica

Republica are an English alternative rock band, formed in 1994. The height of their popularity spanned from 1996 to 1999. The current line-up consists of Saffron(vocals), Tim Dorney (keyboards), Johnny Male (guitar), Conor Lawrence (drums). Their sound was described by the band as “technopop punk rock”. The band went on hiatus in 2001 and reunited in 2008. […]
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RAMZ

RAMZ – Ramone Rochester (born 18 February 1997) is an English rapper and songwriter from London. He is best known for his hit single “Barking”, which peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart in January 2018. Backing Tracks Barking
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Rage Against The Machine

Rage Against the Machine is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California.  The band had a large influence on the nu-metal genre which came to prominence during the second half of the 1990s and is well known for the members’ political views, which are expressed in many of the band’s songs. As of 2010, they […]
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Radiohead

Radiohead are an English rock band formed in 1985.  After signing to EMI in 1991, they released their worldwide hit single “Creep” in 1992.  They have released 7 albums and have sold over 30 million albums worldwide. Backing Tracks   Creep   High And Dry   Karma Police   No Surprises   Nude   Paranoid […]
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Puddle Of Mudd

Puddle of Mudd is an American rock band formed in 1991. To date, the band has sold over seven million albums and has had a string of No. 1 mainstream rock singles in the United States. Backing Tracks Abrasive Away From Me Basement Blurry Drift And Die Heel Over Head Never Change Artist Website Puddle […]
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Primal Scream

Primal Scream are a Scottish rock band originally formed in 1982. The band were a key part of the mid-1980s indie pop scene, but eventually moved away from their more jangly sound, taking on more psychedelic and then garage rock influences, before incorporating a dance music element to their sound. Backing Tracks Country Girl Rocks […]
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Prefab Sprout

Prefab Sprout are an English pop band ffrom England who rose to fame during the 1980s. Nine of their albums have reached the Top 40 in the UK Albums Chart, and one of their singles, “The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll”, peaked at number seven in the UK Singles Chart. Formed in 1977 the band […]

Powderfinger

Powderfinger were an Australian rock band formed in Brisbane in 1989. From 1992 until their break-up in 2010 the line-up consisted of vocalist Bernard Fanning, guitarists Darren Middleton and Ian Haug, bass guitarist John Collins, and drummer Jon Coghill. Some of their Top Ten hit singles are “My Happiness” (2000), “(Baby I’ve Got You) On My […]
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Poison

Poison is an American rock band that achieved great commercial success in the mid-1980s through the mid-1990s. After 30 years, the band is still recording music and performing. Backing Tracks     Every Rose Has Its Thorn     Your Mama Don’t Dance     Nothin’ But A Good Time     Talk Dirty To […]
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Plan B

Plan B or Ben Drew, is an English hip hop recording artist, actor, film director and producer. Backing Tracks     Heartbeat     Ill Manors     In The Name Of Man     Love Goes Down     Mi Vecinita     Playing With Fire     Prayin’     The Recluse   […]
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Placebo

Placebo is an alternative rock band, from England.   Placebo is an alternative rock band, formed by singer-guitarist Brian Molko and guitarist-bassist Stefan Olsdal. The band were soon joined by drummer Robert Schultzberg, who left in 1996 due to conflicts with Molko and was replaced the same year by Steve Hewitt.The band has sparked controversy at […]
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Pilot

Pilot were a Scottish rock group, formed in 1973 in Edinburgh by David Paton and Billy Lyall. They are best known for their songs “Magic” and “January”. Backing Tracks January Magic David Paton Website Both Paton and Lyall had briefly been substitute members of the Bay City Rollers before that band’s breakthrough. Joined by drummer Stuart Tosh, the […]
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Pendulum

Pendulum is an Australian drum and bass and electronic rock band founded in 2002. The group is notable for its distinctive sound, mixing electronic music with hard rock and covering a wide range of genres. Backing Tracks     Propane Nightmare     Granite     Watercolour Artist Website Pendulum originally formed in the city […]
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Pearl Jam

Pearl Jam is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1990.  Pearl Jam has outlasted and outsold many of its contemporaries from the alternative rock breakthrough of the early 1990s, and is considered one of the most influential bands of that decade. Backing Tracks    Alive    Animal    Better Man    Black    Daughter    Even Flow   […]
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Paula Abdul

Paula  Abdul (born June 19, 1962) is an American singer, songwriter, voice actress, dancer, choreographer, actress and television personality. She began her career as a cheerleader for the Los Angeles Lakers at the age of 18 before rising to prominence in the 1980s as a highly sought choreographer at the height of the music video […]
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Passenger

Passenger is the stage name of Michael David Rosenberg (born 17 May 1984). He is an English singer-songwriter and musician. Previously the main vocalist and songwriter of the band ‘Passenger’, Rosenberg opted to keep the band’s name for his solo work after the group dissolved in 2009. His most successful single, “Let Her Go”, has […]
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Outkast

Outkast is an American hip hop duo formed in 1991. The duo is one of the most successful hip-hop groups of all time, having received six Grammy Awards. Backing Tracks    Hey Ya    Ms Jackson    Prototype    Roses    So Fresh So Clean    The Way You Move Outkast is an American hip hop duo formed in 1991 in East Point, Georgia, […]
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OMC

OMC, or Otara Millionaires Club, was a New Zealand music group. They were best known for their 1996 hit “How Bizarre”, named one of the greatest New Zealand songs of all time by the Australasian Performing Right Association. The full name of the band is a tongue-in-cheek reference to Otara’s status as one of the […]
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Offspring

Offspring is an American rock band from Garden Grove, California, formed in 1984, and are considered one of the best-selling punk rock bands of all time. Backing Tracks Come Out And Play     Hit That     Kids Aren’t Alright     Million Miles Away     Original Prankster     Pretty Fly For […]
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Of Monsters And Men

Of Monsters and Men is a five-member  band from Reykjavík, Iceland, formed in 2010. The members are lead singer and guitarist Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir, singer and guitarist Ragnar “Raggi” Þórhallsson, guitarist Brynjar Leifsson, drummer Arnar Rósenkranz Hilmarsson and bassist Kristján Páll Kristjánsson. Backing Tracks    Little Talks    Kings And Lionheart Wild Roses Artist Website The band won the Músíktilraunir in 2010, an annual battle […]
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Odyssey

Odyssey is originally a New York City, United States-based singing group, best known for their 1977 hit “Native New Yorker,” and a series of other mainly dance and soul hits in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Now based in the United Kingdom, the band is led and fronted by Steven Collazo and continues to […]

Ocean Colour Scene

Ocean Colour Scene (often abbreviated to OCS) are an English rock band formed in Moseley, Birmingham, in 1989. They have had five Top 10 albums including a number one in 1997. Backing Tracks     Better Day     It’s A Beautiful Day     Profit In Peace     Riverboat Song     So […]
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Nine Inch Nails

Nine Inch Nails is an American industrial band founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio. The band released two influential albums during the 1990s—The Downward Spiral (1994) and The Fragile (1999)—and has record sales exceeding over 20 million copies worldwide, with 10 million sales certified in the United States alone. Backing Tracks   Closer   Every Day Is Exactly The Same   […]
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Mya

Mýa Marie Harrison (born October 10, 1979) is an American recording artist, songwriter, and actress. Born into a musical family, she signed with Interscope Records in 1998 and released her eponymous debut album the same year. The album was a commercial success in the United States and produced the top ten single “It’s All About Me”. Backing Tracks    Case Of […]
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My Chemical Romance

My Chemical Romance was an American rock band from Newark, New Jersey, active from 2001 to 2013. The band’s best-known lineup consisted of lead vocalist Gerard Way, guitarists Ray Toro and Frank Iero and bassist Mikey Way, accompanied since 2007 by keyboardist James Dewees. Founded by Gerard, Mikey, Toro, Matt Pelissier, and later joined by Iero, the band signed to Eyeball Records and released their debut album I Brought You […]
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Motley Crue

Motley Crue were an American heavy metal band formed in Los Angeles, California, on January 17, 1981.   The group was founded by bassist Nikki Sixx and drummer Tommy Lee, lead singer/rhythm guitarist Vince Neil and lead guitarist Mick Mars. Mötley Crüe has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, including 25 million albums in the United States, making it one of the best-selling bands of all […]
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Morrissey

Morrissey, is an English singer, songwriter and author. He rose to prominence as the frontman of the Smiths, who were active from 1982 to 1987. Since then, he has had very successful  solo career. Backing Tracks  Every Day Is Like Sunday  First Of The Gang To Die  I Have Forgiven Jesus  Irish Blood English Heart […]
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Melissa Manchester

Melissa Manchester is an American singer-songwriter and actress. Since the 1970s, her songs have been carried by adult contemporary radio stations. She has also appeared on television, in films, and on stage. Backing Tracks Grammy Award-winning artist Melissa Manchester was born in New York where her father was a bassoonist for the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. […]
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Melissa Etheridge

Melissa Etheridge (born May 29, 1961) is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and activist. Her self-titled debut album Melissa Etheridge was released in 1988 and became an underground success. The album peaked at No. 22 on the Billboard 200, and its lead single, “Bring Me Some Water”, garnered Etheridge her first Grammy Award nomination for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female. Backing Tracks […]
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Melanie B

Melanie B – Melanie Janine Brown (born 29 May 1975), also known as Mel B or Melanie B, is an English singer, songwriter, actress, and television personality. Brown rose to prominence in the 1990s as a member of the girl group the Spice Girls, in which she was nicknamed Scary Spice. Backing Tracks     Feels So Good     I […]
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Gavin DeGraw

Gavin DeGraw (born February 4, 1977) is an American musician, singer and songwriter. He rose to fame with the single “I Don’t Want to Be” from his debut album Chariot which became the theme song for the television drama series One Tree Hill. His duet with Colbie Caillat on “We Both Know” for the film Safe Haven received a Grammy Award nomination. Backing Tracks […]
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Galantis

Galantis is a Swedish electronic dance music production, songwriting and DJ duo consisting of Christian Karlsson and Linus Eklöw. Karlsson is also known as Bloodshy as part of two other musical groups, a duo (Bloodshy & Avant) and a trio (Miike Snow). Eklöw is known as Style of Eye. The duo is best known for […]
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French Montana

French Montana, is a Moroccan-American hip hop recording artist. Born in Morocco, he immigrated to the United States with his family when he was 13 years old. He is the founder of Coke Boys Records, and its predecessor Cocaine City Records. In 2012, he signed a joint-venture recording deal with Bad Boy Records and Maybach […]
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Freddie & The Dreamers

Freddie and the Dreamers were a British band that had a number of hit records between May 1963 and November 1965. The band’s stage act was enlivened by the comic antics of the 5-foot-3-inch-tall (1.60m) Freddie Garrity, who would bounce around the stage with arms and legs flying. Freddie officially retired from all work in […]
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Fountains Of Wayne

Fountains of Wayne was an American rock band that formed in New York City in 1995. The band consisted of Chris Collingwood, Adam Schlesinger, Jody Porter, and Brian Young. The band was best known for its 2003 Grammy-nominated single “Stacy’s Mom”. Backing Tracks Stacy’s Mom Artist Website   Lyrics “Stacy’s Mom” Stacy’s mom has got […]

Franz Ferdinand

Franz Ferdinand are a Scottish indie rock band, formed in 2002 and based in Glasgow. The band’s original lineup was composed of Alex Kapranos (lead vocals and guitar, keyboard), Nick McCarthy (rhythm guitar, keyboards and backing vocals), Bob Hardy (bass guitar), and Paul Thomson (drums, percussion and backing vocals). Julian Corrie (keyboards, synthesiser, guitar and backing vocals) and Dino Bardot (guitar and backing vocals) joined the band in 2017 […]
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Foster The People

Foster the People is an American indie pop band formed in Los Angeles, California, in 2009. It currently consists of lead vocalist Mark Foster, lead guitarist Sean Cimino, keyboardist Isom Innis, and drummer Mark Pontius. Backing Tracks Pumped Up Kicks Call It What You Want More About … Foster founded the band in 2009 after spending several years in Los […]
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En Vogue

En Vogue is an American R&B/Pop vocal group whose original lineup consisted of singers Terry Ellis, Dawn Robinson, Cindy Herron, and Maxine Jones.Formed in Oakland, California in 1989, En Vogue has sold more than 20 million records worldwide to date, and are often considered one of the best female vocal groups of all time. The group has […]
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Embrace

Embrace are an English alternative rock band from Bailiff Bridge, West Yorkshire. To date they have released six studio albums, one singles album and one B-sides compilation. The band consists of brothers singer Danny McNamara and guitarist Richard McNamara, bassist Steve Firth, keyboardist Mickey Dale and drummer Mike Heaton. The group have released seven studio […]
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Incubus

Incubus is an American rock band from Calabasas, California. The band was formed in 1991 by vocalist Brandon Boyd, lead guitarist Mike Einziger, and drummer Jose Pasillas while enrolled in Calabasas High School and later expanded to include bassist Alex “Dirk Lance” Katunich, and Gavin “DJ Lyfe” Koppell; both of whom were eventually replaced by bassist Ben Kenney and DJ Kilmore respectively. Incubus has attained commercial success, reaching multi-platinum sales, as well as releasing […]
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Ian Van Dahl

Ian Van Dahl is a famous Belgian trance project, fronted by Belgian singer Annemie Coenen.  After Ian Van Dahl broke up in 2008, Annemie teamed up with Peter Luts  to form their own trance project called AnnaGrace where they continue to tour worldwide as AnnaGrace performing her biggest trance hits Backing Tracks   Anna Grace Website
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Ian Dury & The Blockheads

Ian Dury (12 May 1942 – 27 March 2000) was an English rock and roll singer-songwriter and actor who rose to fame during the late 1970s, during the punk and new wave era of rock music. He was the lead singer of Ian Dury and the Blockheads and before that of Kilburn and the High […]
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Hunters & Collectors

Hunters & Collectors are an Australian rock music band formed in 1981. Fronted by founding mainstay, singer-songwriter and guitarist Mark Seymour, they developed a blend of pub rock and art-funk. Other mainstays are John Archer on bass guitar, Doug Falconer on drums and percussion. Soon after forming they were joined by Jack Howard on trumpet and keyboards, Jeremy Smith on French horn, guitars and keyboards, and Michael Waters on trombone and keyboards. Also acknowledged as a founder […]
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Hozier

Hozier – Andrew Hozier-Byrne (born 17 March 1990) is an Irish musician, singer and songwriter from County Wicklow. He released his debut EP, featuring the hit single “Take Me to Church”, in 2013 and his second EP, From Eden, in 2014. His debut studio album, Hozier, was released in Ireland in September 2014 and globally in October […]
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Howard Jones

Howard Jones (born 23 February 1955) is a British singer, musician and songwriter.  He released his first single, “New Song,” in England in the fall of 1983 and it became a big hit, peaking at number three. His second single, “What Is Love,” was released a few months later and it reached number two. Humans Lib, Jones’ debut album, was released […]
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Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate are a British soul band popular during the 1970s and 1980s, formed by Errol Brown and Tony Wilson. The act had at least one hit every year from 1970 to 1984, and their song “You Sexy Thing” made the Top 10 in three decades. Backing Tracks    Brother Louie    Emma    Everyone’s […]
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Hoobastank

Hoobastank is an American rock band, formed in 1994 in Agoura Hills, California with lead singer Doug Robb, guitarist Dan Estrin, drummer Chris Hesse, and original bassist Markku Lappalainen. They were signed to Island Records from 2001 to 2012 and have released five albums and one extended play to date. Their sixth album, Push Pull, will […]
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Heatwave

Heatwave was an international funk/disco band formed in 1975. Its most popular line-up featured Americans Johnnie Wilder Jr. and Keith Wilder (vocals) of Dayton, Ohio; Englishman Rod Temperton (keyboards); Swiss Mario Mantese (bass); Czechoslovak Ernest “Bilbo” Berger (drums); Jamaican Eric Johns (guitar); and Briton Roy Carter (guitar). They were known for their singles “Boogie Nights”, […]
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Happy Mondays

Happy Mondays are an English alternative rock band from Salford, Greater Manchester. Formed in 1980, the band’s original line-up was Shaun Ryder (vocals), his brother Paul Ryder (bass), Mark Day (guitar), Paul Davis (keyboard), and Gary Whelan (drums). Mark “Bez” Berry later joined the band onstage as a dancer/percussionist. Rowetta joined the band as a […]
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Haim

Haim (pronounced and stylized as HAIM) is an American pop rock band from Los Angeles. The band consists of three sisters: Este Haim (bass guitar and vocals), Danielle Haim (vocals and guitar) and Alana Haim (guitars, keyboards, and vocals). In addition to their primary instruments, each member is also proficient in several others. The group’s pop sound on their studio work stands in contrast to the […]
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Gorillaz

Gorillaz are an English virtual band created in 1998 by musician Damon Albarn and artist Jamie Hewlett. The band consists of four animated members: 2-D (lead vocals, keyboards), Murdoc Niccals (bass guitar), Noodle (guitar, keyboards), and Russel Hobbs (drums and percussion). These members are fictional and are not personas of any “real life” musicians involved in the project. Their fictional universe is explored through the band’s music videos, as well […]
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Goldfrapp

Goldfrapp are an English electronic music duo from London, formed in 1999. The duo consists of Alison Goldfrapp (vocals, synthesizer) and Will Gregory (synthesizer). They have released seven albums and have been nominated for numerous awards. Backing Tracks    A&E    Fly Me Away    Number 1    Ride A White Horse    Strict Machine    Happiness    Ooh La La    Caravan Girl   […]
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Glenn Frey

Glenn Frey (November 6, 1948 – January 18, 2016) was an American singer, songwriter, actor and founding member of the rock band the Eagles. Frey was the lead singer and frontman for the Eagles, roles he came to share with fellow member Don Henley, with whom he wrote most of the Eagles’ material.  After the breakup […]
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Fifth Harmony

Fifth Harmony is an American girl group based in Miami, composed of Ally Brooke, Normani, Dinah Jane, Lauren Jauregui, and previously Camila Cabello until her departure from the group on December 18, 2016. The group signed a joint record deal with Simon Cowell’s label Syco Records and L.A. Reid’s label Epic Recordsafter forming and finishing third in the second season of the American televised singing competition The X Factor in 2012. Rising to prominence […]
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Fergie

Fergie Duhamel (born Stacy Ann Ferguson; March 27, 1975) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She originally achieved chart success as part of the hip hop group The Black Eyed Peas. Her debut solo album, The Dutchess (2006), saw commercial success and spawned three Billboard Hot 100 number one singles; “London Bridge”, “Glamorous”, and “Big Girls Don’t Cry”. Backing Tracks    Big Girls […]
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Fatboy Slim

Fatboy Slim – Norman Quentin Cook  (born Quentin Leo Cook; 31 July 1963), is an English DJ, musician, multi-instrumentalist and record producer/mixer. As a solo electronic act, he has won ten MTV Video Music Awards and two Brit Awards. His records as Fatboy Slim also helped to popularise the big beat genre, which achieved mainstream […]
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Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello, is an English musician, singer, songwriter, composer, record producer, author, television presenter, and occasional actor.   He has won multiple awards in his career, including a Grammy Award, and has twice been nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Male Singer. Backing Tracks A Good Year For The Roses Alison God Give Me […]
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Judy Garland

Judy Garland: Get Happy… Meet Me In St Louis… Somewhere Over The Rainbow… The Man I Love… Trolley Song… Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart… Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm; June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969) was an American singer and actress. She was renowned for her contralto vocals; and attained international […]

Elle King

Elle King, (Tanner Elle Schneider born July 3, 1989), is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Her musical style encompasses country, soul, rock and blues. In 2012, King released her debut EP, The Elle King EP, on RCA. The EP track “Playing for Keeps” is the theme song for VH1’s Mob Wives Chicago series.  She released her debut album, Love Stuff on […]
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Ella Eyre

Ella Eyre  (Ella McMahon – born 1 April 1994) is an English singer and songwriter, signed to Virgin EMI Records. She is best known for her collaborations with Rudimental on their UK number one single “Waiting All Night” (2013), which won the 2014 Brit Award for British Single of the Year, with DJ Fresh on his single “Gravity” (2015), and with Sigala on their single […]
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Edwin Starr

Edwin Starr (born Charles Edwin Hatcher; January 21, 1942 – April 2, 2003) was an American singer and songwriter. Starr was famous for his Norman Whitfield-produced Motown singles of the 1970s, most notably the number one hit “War”. Starr was born in Tennessee and raised in Ohio, and later lived in Detroit while singing for […]
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Editors

Editors are an English rock band, formed in 2002 in Birmingham. Previously known as Pilot, The Pride and Snowfield, the band currently consists of Tom Smith(lead vocals, guitar, piano), Russell Leetch (bass guitar, synthesiser, backing vocals), Ed Lay (drums, percussion, backing vocals), Justin Lockey (lead guitar), and Elliott Williams (keys, synthesisers, guitars, and backing vocals). Backing Tracks    All Sparks    An End Has A Start […]
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Echo & The Bunnymen

Echo & the Bunnymen are an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1978. The original line-up consisted of vocalist Ian McCulloch, guitarist Will Sergeant and bassistLes Pattinson, supplemented by a drum machine. By 1980, Pete de Freitas joined as the band’s drummer. Backing Tracks    Bring On The Dancing Horses    Lips Like Sugar    Seven Seas    The Killing Moon Artist Website Their 1980 debut […]
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East 17

East 17 are an English pop boy band group consisting of original members John Hendy and Terry Coldwell and newest addition to the line-up, Robbie Craig. The original line-up also featured Brian Harvey and Tony Mortimer. The group achieved 18 top-20 singles and four top-10 albums, and were one of the UK’s most popular boy […]
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Earl Thomas Conley

Earl Thomas Conley (born October 17, 1941) is an American country music singer-songwriter. Between 1980 and 2003, he recorded ten studio albums, including seven for the RCA Records label. In the 1980s and into the 1990s, Conley also charted more than thirty singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, of which eighteen reached Number One. Conley’s eighteen Billboard Number One country singles during the 1980s marked […]

Dr Dre

Dr Dre, is an American rapper, record producer and entrepreneur.  He has produced albums for and overseen the careers of many rappers, including  Snoop Dogg and Eminem. He has won six Grammy Awards, including Producer of the Year. Backing Tracks   Crack A Bottle With Eminem 50 Cents    Talking To My Diary    Forgot About […]
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Doug Stone

Doug Stone, is an American country music singer. He is known for his neo-traditionalist country sound and his frequent recording of ballads, with his greatest chart success coming between 1990 and 1995. Backing Tracks I Never Knew Love I Thought It Was You In A Different Light Little Houses These Lips Don’t Know How To […]
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Donovan

Donovan Philips Leitch is a Scottish-born singer, songwriter and guitarist. He developed an eclectic and distinctive style that blended folk, jazz, pop, psychedelia, and world music . . Emerging from the British folk scene.His most successful singles were the early UK hits “Catch the Wind”, “Colours” and  “Mellow Yellow”. Backing Tracks    Catch The Wind    Jennifer Juniper    Sunshine […]
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Don Henley

Don Henley is an American singer-songwriter, producer, drummer and founding member of the Eagles.  Henley sang the lead vocals on Eagles hits such as “Witchy Woman”, “Desperado”, “Best of My Love”, “One of These Nights”, “Hotel California”, “Life in the Fast Lane”, “The Long Run” and “Get Over It”. After the Eagles broke up in 1980, […]

Dollar

Dollar were a pop vocal duo from the UK, consisting of David Van Day and Canadian-born Thereza Bazar. The duo were successful in the late 1970s and 1980s, achieving ten UK top 40 singles. Backing Tracks   Ring Ring   Love’s Got A Hold Of Me   Mirror Mirror   Give Me Back My Heart […]
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Dizzee Rascal

Dizzee Rascal – Dylan Kwabena Mills (born 18 September 1984), is an English hip hop recording artist and record producer.  A pioneer of grime music, his work has also incorporated elements of UK garage, bassline, British hip hop, and R&B. He released his acclaimed debut album Boy in da Corner in 2003. It has since been considered a grime classic and earned him the 2003 Mercury Prize. […]
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Disturbed

Disturbed is an American heavy metal band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 1994. The band includes vocalist David Draiman, bassist John Moyer, guitarist/keyboardist Dan Donegan, and drummer Mike Wengren. Former band members are vocalist Erich Awalt and bassist Steve Kmak. Backing Tracks   Another Way To Die Sound Of Silence   Stricken   Stupify Voices
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Deniece Williams

Deniece Williams (born June Deniece Chandler; June 3, 1950) is an American singer–songwriter and record producer. Williams is known for hits such as “Free” , “Too Much, Too Little, Too Late” , “Silly” , “It’s Gonna Take a Miracle” , “Let’s Hear It for the Boy”  and for her duets with Johnny Mathis. Backing Tracks […]
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Del Amitri

Del Amitri is a Scottish alternative rock band, formed in Glasgow, Scotland in 1983. The band came together after a teenaged Currie placed an advertisement in the window of a music store asking for people who could play to contact him. The band was formed with the original line-up of Currie (bass and vocals), Iain […]
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Deep Purple

Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. The band is considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although their musical approach changed over the years. Originally formed as a progressive rock band, the band shifted to a heavier sound in 1970.  Deep Purple, together with Led […]

Debbie Gibson

Debbie Gibson (born August 31, 1970) is an American singer-songwriter, record producer and actress. Gibson released her debut album Out of the Bluein 1987, which spawned several international hits, later being certified triple Platinum by the RIAA. One of those singles, “Foolish Beat”, made Gibson the youngest female artist to write, produce and perform a Billboard Hot 100 number-one single. Her […]
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Dave Lee Roth

David Lee Roth (born October 10, 1954) is an American rock vocalist, songwriter, actor, author, and former radio personality. Roth is best known as the original (1974–1985) and current (2006–present) lead singer of hard rock band Van Halen. He is also known as a successful solo artist, releasing numerous RIAA-certified Gold and Platinum albums. After more than two decades apart, Roth […]
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Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mick & Tich

Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich were a British pop/rock group of the 1960s. Two of their single releases sold in excess of one million copies each, and they reached number one in the UK Singles Chart with the second of them, “The Legend of Xanadu”. Backing Tracks    Bend It    Hold Tight […]
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Dannii Minogue

Dannii Minogue is an Australian singer, dancer, songwriter, model, fashion designer, and actress and is the sister of Kylie Minogue.  Dannii rose to prominence in the early 1980s for her roles in the Australian television talent show Young Talent Time with another known fellow Australian Tina Arena and the soap opera Home and Away, before beginning her career as a pop […]

Crowded House

Crowded House are a rock band formed in Melbourne, Australia Originally active from 1985 to 1996, the band had commercial and critical success around the world. Original members were  Neil Finn (vocalist, guitarist, primary songwriter) and Australians Paul Hester (drums) and Nick Seymour (bass). Later band members included Neil Finn’s brother, Tim Finn, and Americans Mark Hart and Matt Sherrod.   Neil and Tim Finn […]
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Pitbull

Pitbull Backing Tracks : International Love … Don’t Stop The Party … Feel This Moment … Pitbull (also known as Mr. Worldwide) is an American rapper who has had enormous success around the world. Backing Tracks     Back In Time Booty Ft Jennifer Lopez     Como Yo Le Doy ft Don Miguelo Dance Again – […]
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Creed

Creed is an American rock band formed in 1993 in Tallahassee, Florida. The band’s best-known line-up consists of lead vocalist Scott Stapp, guitarist and vocalist Mark Tremonti, bassist Brian Marshall, and drummer Scott Phillips. Creed released two studio albums, My Own Prison in 1997 and Human Clay in 1999, before Marshall left the band in 2000. The band’s third […]
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Cream

Cream were a 1960s British rock group consisting of Ginger Baker, Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce. The band’s biggest hits were “I Feel Free”, “Sunshine of Your Love”, “White Room”,”Crossroads”, and “Badge”. Backing Tracks   Badge   I Feel Free   Stange Brew   Sunshine Of Your Love   White Room   Born Under A Bad Sign   About Cream were a […]
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Cold Chisel

Cold Chisel are an Australian rock band that formed in Adelaide, Australia. They had chart success in the 70s, 80s and 90s, and again more recently since reforming in 2011, with nine albums making the Australian top ten. Cold Chisel’s mainstream popularity is restricted to Australia, with their songs and musicianship exemplifying “pub rock” and […]
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Climie Fisher

Climie Fisher were a UK pop duo formed by vocalist Simon Climie (born 7 April 1957) and former Naked Eyes keyboardist Rob Fisher (5 November 1956 – 25 August 1999). In 1987–88, they had two international hit singles: “Rise to the Occasion” and “Love Changes (Everything)”. Backing Tracks    I’m Walking Behind You    Love […]

Clay Walker

Clay Walker – Ernest Clayton Walker, Jr. (born August 19, 1969) is an American country music artist. He made his debut in 1993 with the single “What’s It to You”, which reached Number One on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks  chart, as did its follow-up, 1994’s “Live Until I Die”. In 1998, Walker appeared on […]
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Amy MacDonald

Amy MacDonald blasted to fame at the age of 18 with her first album This Is The Life. Born in East Dunbartonshire, Scotland, she writes, plays and sings gritty folk-rock-pop. Her image is as honest as her songs and she tends not to use stage effects and lighting when she is performing live. Just Amy MacDonald, […]
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Can A Singing Teacher To The Stars Cure Our Critic’s Tuneless Warble

Can a singing teacher to the stars cure our critic’s tuneless warble? Article from The Times Newspaper Ross Campbell, a professor of singing at the Royal Academy who trains the best of the best, took on his hardest challenge yet: pop writer Will Hodgkinson. There is one person in this world who thinks I have a fantastic singing voice: […]
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Singing – Ross Campbell

Singing – Ross Campbell “SINGING – AN EXTENSIVE HANDBOOK FOR ALL SINGERS AND THEIR TEACHERS”   written by the internationally renowned Singing Specialist, Teacher & Performer  ROSS CAMPBELL to go directly to purchase please click here: The HARDBACK has been professionally designed so: It is a large enough size for the diagrams and musical exercises to […]
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Chris Malinchak

Chris Malinchak is an American electronic musician, DJ and record producer best known for his debut single “So Good to Me” Backing Tracks So Good To Me Somebody’s Crying
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Chris Isaak

Chris Isaak (born June 26, 1956) is an American rock musician and occasional actor. He is best known for his hits “Wicked Game,” and “Somebody’s Crying.” He is renowned for his signature 1950s rock & roll style and crooner sound, as well as his soaring falsetto and reverb-laden music. Backing Tracks Blue Hotel   Wicked […]
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Chris August

Chris August Megert (born March 20, 1982) is an American Contemporary Christian musician who performs under the stage name Chris August. He began recording as a secular musician before switching to Christian music. His song “Starry Night” reached No. 1 on the Billboard Christian Songs chart in 2010/2011. He was nominated at the 2011 Dove Awards in five categories, including Best New […]

Chipmunk

Chipmunk – Jahmaal Fyffe (born 26 November 1990), is an English rapper and singer. In 2009, he released his debut album, I Am Chipmunk, featuring four songs which peaked in the top 10 of the UK Singles Chart, including the chart-topping “Oopsy Daisy”. In 2011, Chipmunk released his follow-up album, the American hip hop-influenced Transition. It included the […]

Chi-Lites

Chi-Lites are an R&B/soul vocal quartet from Chicago, Illinois, United States. The group’s greatest fame came during the early 1970s. After a short break in the late 1970’s, the original lineup of the Chi-Lites re-formed in 1980, and the group began recording for the record label, Chi-Sound. They didn’t have a genuine hit until 1982, […]

Cheat Codes

Cheat Codes is an American electronic music DJ trio consisting of Trevor Dahl, Kevin Ford, and Matthew Russell based in Los Angeles. The group is notable for their 2016 single “Sex”, which samples the chorus from “Let’s Talk About Sex” by Salt-N-Pepa,and their 2017 single, “No Promises” which featured American pop superstar Demi Lovato and peaked within the top 40 of the […]

Chase & Status

Chase & Status are an English drum and bass production band composed of Saul Milton (Chase) and Will Kennard (Status). In addition, MC Rage & Andy Gangadeen also make up the live band. The duo are from London, and formed in 2003 after meeting at university in Manchester. The duo have since released four studio […]
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Chas & Dave

Chas & Dave (often billed as Chas ‘n’ Dave) were an English pop rock duo, most notable as creators and performers of a musical style labelled “rockney” (a portmanteau of “rock” and “cockney”), which mixes “pub singalong, music-hall humour, boogie-woogie piano and pre-Beatles rock ‘n’ roll”.  For a time, “Rockney” was also the name of their […]

Captain & Tennille

Captain & Tennille were American recording artists whose primary success occurred in the 1970s. The husband-and-wife duo were “Captain” Daryl Dragon (born August 27, 1942) and Cathryn Antoinette “Toni” Tennille (born May 8, 1940). They have five albums certified gold or platinum and scored numerous hits on the US singles charts, the most enduring of […]
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Gene Pitney

Gene Pitney: Backstage… I’m Gonna Be Strong… Looking Through The Eyes Of Love… Man Who Shot Liberty Valance… Something’s Got A Hole Of My Heart… Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa… Gene Francis Alan Pitney (February 17, 1940 – April 5, 2006) was an American singer-songwriter and musician. Pitney had 16 Top-40 hits in the U.S. […]
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Calum Scott

Calum Scott is a British singer and songwriter. He won a local talent competition in his home city in Yorkshire then he came to worldwide attention when he appeared as a contestant on the television programme Britain’s Got Talent in 2015. He subsequently released his version of Robyn’s hit “Dancing on My Own” as a single, which reached […]
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Bryan White

Bryan White is an American country music artist. Signed to Asylum Records. Born and raised in Oklahoma City, he became involved in music in an early age as his parents were professional musicians. When Bryan was five, he was taught how to play drums and as a teenager, played drums in both of his mother […]
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Boston

Boston is an American rock band from Boston, Massachusetts, who had their most notable successes during the 1970s and 1980s. Centered on multi-instrumentalist founder and leader Tom Scholz, the band is a staple of classic rock radio playlists. Boston’s best-known works include the songs “More Than a Feeling”, “Peace of Mind”, “Foreplay/Long Time”, “Rock and […]
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Bombalurina

Bombalurina were a UK vocal group from 1990. They had two singles – “Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini” – which amazingly went to number one; and the follow up – “Seven Little Girls Sitting In The Back Seat” which got to number 18 and featured Timmy Mallet. Backing Tracks
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Bobby Vinton

Bobby Vinton (Stanley Robert Vinton, Jr. (born April 16, 1935)) is an American singer and songwriter. In pop music circles, he became known as “The Polish Prince”, as his music pays tribute to his Polish heritage. Known for his angelic vocals in love songs, his most popular song, “Blue Velvet”  reached No.1 on the Billboard Hot […]
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Bob Seger

Bob Seger is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist who achieved great popularity in the 1970s and 1980s. Born in 1945, and one of the U.S. Midwest’s most successful rock performers, Bob Seger was musically influenced by Detroit’s soul and rhythm and blues, while his lyrics were largely inspired by the lives of the working […]
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Blackhawk

BlackHawk is an American country music group founded in 1992 by Henry Paul (lead vocals, mandolin, acoustic guitar), Van Stephenson (backging vocals, electric guitar), and Dave Robbins (backing vocals, keyboards). Several musicians also performed with the trio; however, these backing musicians were not officially part of Blackhawk until 2008. In 1993, Blackhawk signed a record […]
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Biffy Clyro

Biffy Clyro are a Scottish rock band that formed in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, composed of Simon Neil (guitar, lead vocals), James Johnston (bass, vocals) and Ben Johnston (drums, vocals). Currently signed to 14th Floor Records, they have released seven studio albums, four of which (Puzzle, Only Revolutions, Opposites and Ellipsis) reached the top five in the UK Albums Chart, with their […]

Beverley Knight

Beverley Knight, MBE (born Beverley Anne Smith; 22 March 1973) is an English recording artist, radio presenter and musical theatre actress who released her debut album, The B-Funk, in 1995. Heavily influenced by American soul music icons such as Sam Cooke and Aretha Franklin, Knight has released eight studio albums to date. Widely labelled as one of Britain’s greatest soul singers,  Knight […]

Ben Howard

Ben Howard (born 24 April 1987) is an English singer-songwriter, musician and composer.  At the 2013 Brit Awards he received the Brit Award for British Male Solo Artist. He performed at 2013 Glastonbury festival and released his second studio album, in October 2014 which became his first number one. Howard’s third album was released on 1 […]
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Beck

Beck Hansen (born Bek David Campbell; July 8, 1970), known professionally as Beck, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist. He is mostly known for his musical composition, as well as a palette of sonic genres. Backing Tracks E-Pro Loser Up All Night Artist Website
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Barbara Mandrell

Barbara Mandrell (born December 25, 1948) is an American country music singer, musician, and actress. She is known for a series of top-10 hits and TV shows in the 1970s and 1980s that helped her become one of country’s most successful female vocalists of that period.  She was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2009 and […]
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BJ Thomas

BJ Thomas (Billy Joe) (born August 7, 1942) is an American popular singer. He is particularly known for his hit songs of the 1960s and 1970s, which appeared on the pop, country, and Christian music charts. His best-known recordings are the Burt Bacharach/Hal David song “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head” and the original version […]

Allstars

Allstars (stylised allSTARS*) are a former British pop group, who were active between 2001 and 2002, achieving some chart success in the UK. Consisting of Sam Bloom, Thaila Zucchi, Ashley Taylor Dawson, Rebecca Hunter and Sandi Lee Hughes (the initial letters of the band members’ names making up the “stars” of in the name of […]

Alice In Chains

Alice in Chains is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1987 and rose to international fame as part of the grunge movement of the early 1990’s. Layne Staley formed Alice in Chains with an earlier lineup while still in high school and by 1989 the group had signed to Columbia Records and saw the release […]

Alessia Cara

Alessia Cara (born July 11, 1996),  is a Canadian singer and songwriter. After producing acoustic covers, she signed with EP Entertainment & Def Jam Recordings and released her debut single, “Here”.  She also recorded the song for the Disney soundtrack Moana. Cara received her first Grammy Award in 2018, for Best New Artist. Backing Tracks Here Wild Things Scars […]

Al Wilson

Allen LaMar “Al” Wilson (June 19, 1939 – April 21, 2008) was an American soul singer known for the million-selling #1 hit, “Show and Tell”. He is also remembered for his Northern soul anthem, “The Snake”. Backing Tracks  

Al Stewart

Alastair Ian Stewart (born 5 September 1945) is a British singer-songwriter and folk-rock musician who rose to prominence as part of the British folk revival in the 1960s and 1970s. He developed a unique style of combining folk-rock songs with delicately woven tales of characters and events from history. Backing Tracks On The Border Year Of The Cat  
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Al Martino

Al Martino (born Jasper Cini; October 7, 1927 – October 13, 2009) was an American singer and actor. He had his greatest success as a singer between the early 1950s and mid-1970s, being described as “one of the great Italian American pop crooners”, and also became well known as an actor, particularly for his role […]

Al Jolson

Al Jolson was a Russian-born U.S. singer, songwriter and blackface comedian who performed in vaudeville and minstrel shows and starred in The Jazz Singer.   He made his first stage appearance 1899 in Washington, D.C., performing in vaudeville before joining a minstrel show in 1909. In New York City, he was featured in musicals and known […]
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Al Green

Al Green (born April 13, 1946), often known as The Reverend Al Green, is an African American singer, songwriter and record producer, best known for recording a series of soul hit singles in the early 1970s, including “Take Me to the River”, “Tired of Being Alone”, “I’m Still in Love with You”, “Love and Happiness”, […]

Agnes

Agnes Emilia Carlsson (born 6 March 1988 in Vänersborg, Sweden), known mononymously as Agnes, is a Swedish recording artist. She rose to fame as the winner of Idol 2005, the second season of the Swedish Idol series. She was then signed to Sony Music, through which she released her self-titled debut album, Agnes, and follow-up, Stronger, both […]

ABC

ABC are an English pop band that formed in Sheffield in 1980. Their classic line-up consisted of lead singer Martin Fry, guitarist and keyboardist Mark White, saxophonist Stephen Singleton and drummer David Palmer. ABC developed from an earlier band, Vice Versa, and established themselves as part of the New Romantic movement, with Fry being famed for his gold lamé suit. Their 1982 debut album, The Lexicon of Love, was a […]

Aaron Tippin

Aaron Tippin (born July 3, 1958) is an American country music artist and record producer. Initially a songwriter for Acuff-Rose Music, he gained a recording contract with RCA Nashville in 1990. His debut single, “You’ve Got to Stand for Something” became a popular anthem for American soldiers fighting in the Gulf War. Whilst with RCA, […]

4 Non Blondes

4 Non Blondes was an American rock band from San Francisco, California, formed in 1989. The group was formed by bassist Christa Hillhouse, guitarist Shaunna Hall, drummer Wanda Day, and vocalist and guitarist Linda Perry. Prior to the release of their first album, Roger Rocha replaced Hall on guitar, and Dawn Richardson replaced Day on drums. They hit the charts […]

Tracy Byrd

Tracy Byrd is an American Country music singer whose steady appearance on the Country music scene has allowed him to chart more than thirty hit singles in his career, including ‘Keeper Of The Stars’  which became a popular choice for fans to use at their weddings. It also won Song of the Year at the CMA in 1995. As […]

Aaliyah

Aaliyah Dana Haughton was an American singer, actress, and model.  Aaliyah worked with record producers Timbaland and Missy Elliott for her second album, One in a Million, which sold 3 million copies in the United States and over eight million copies worldwide. Backing Tracks     On August 25, 2001, Aaliyah and eight others were killed in […]

A1

A1 are a British–Norwegian pop group that formed in 1998. The original line-up consists of Paul Marazzi, Christian Ingebrigtsen, Mark Read and Ben Adams. Ingebrigtsen is originally from Oslo, Norway, but the other members originate from London. Backing Tracks   Caught In The Middle   Like A Rose   Make It Good   No More […]

5ive

Five (stylised as 5ive) are an English boy band from London consisting of members Sean Conlon, Ritchie Neville, and Scott Robinson. They were formed in 1997 by the same team that managed the Spice Girls before they launched their career.  They split up on 27 September 2001 after selling 20 million copies of their records worldwide. […]

911

911 are an English pop group consisting of Lee Brennan, Jimmy Constable and Simon “Spike” Dawbarn. They were formed in 1992 and released their debut single “Night to Remember” in May 1996. In their five years together, 911 scored ten UK top 10 singles. They sold 10 million singles and 6 million albums around the […]

Lou Reed

Lou Reed – Lewis Allan Reed (March 2, 1942 – October 27, 2013) was an American musician, singer, and songwriter. He was the lead guitarist, singer and principal songwriter for the rock band the Velvet Underground, with a solo career that spanned five decades. The Velvet Underground achieved little commercial success during their existence, but […]

Lonnie Donegan

Lonnie Donegan – Anthony James Donegan MBE (29 April 1931 – 3 November 2002), known as Lonnie Donegan, was a Scottish skiffle singer, songwriter and musician, referred to as the King of Skiffle, who influenced 1960s British pop musicians. The British Hit Singles & Albums lists him as “Britain’s most successful and influential recording artist before The Beatles”. Donegan had 31 UK Top 30 single hits, 24 […]
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Lisa Stansfield

Lisa Stansfield is an English singer, songwriter and actress. Her career began in 1980 when she won the singing competition Search for a Star. Backing Tracks Changes All Around The World In All The Right Places The Real Thing This is The Right Time All Woman Someday  (I’m Coming Back) website  Lisa Jane Stansfield (born 11 […]
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Lindisfarne

Lindisfarne are an English folk rock band from Newcastle upon Tyne established in 1968 (originally called Brethren). The original line-up comprised Alan Hull (vocals, guitar, piano), Ray Jackson (vocals, mandolin, harmonica), Simon Cowe (guitar, mandolin, banjo, keyboards), Rod Clements (bass guitar, violin) and Ray Laidlaw (drums). They are best known for the albums Nicely Out of […]
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Lighthouse Family

Lighthouse Family were a British musical duo that rose to prominence in the mid-1990s and remained active until the early 2000s. Vocalist Tunde Baiyewu and keyboardist Paul Tucker formed the act in 1993 in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK after meeting while studying at university and both working at the same bar. Their 1995 debut album Ocean […]
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Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of guitarist Jimmy Page, singer Robert Plant, bassist and keyboardist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham. The band’s heavy, guitar-driven sound has led them to be cited as one of the progenitors of heavy metal. Their style drew from a wide variety of influences, […]

Ladyhawke

Phillipa Margaret “Pip” Brown (born 13 July 1979), better known by her stage name Ladyhawke, is a New Zealand singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. She took her stage name from Richard Donner’s 1985 film Ladyhawke. Brown was part of the Wellington-based band Two Lane Blacktop (2001–2003), before moving to Australia where, in 2004, she formed the art rock band Teenager with Nick Littlemore of Pnau. In 2007 she moved […]

Kismet

Kismet – a classic musical based on the play by Edward Knoblock. Hajj the beggar escapes the clutches of a vengeful bandit, drowns the evil Wazir of Police, catches the eye of the Wazir’s voluptuous wife, serves as Emir of Baghdad, and sees his daughter wed to the handsome Caliph.   Backing Tracks Stranger In […]

Kelly Osbourne

Kelly Osbourne (born 27 October 1984) is a British singer-songwriter, actress, television presenter and fashion designer. The daughter of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, she is known for her appearances on The Osbournes with her family, for which they won a 2002 Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality Program, Backing Tracks Papa Don’t Preach Shut Up  

Katy B

Kathleen Anne Brien(born 9 May 1989), better known as Katy B, is an English singer and songwriter. She released her debut studio album, On a Mission, in 2011, which spawned two top five hits, “Katy on a Mission” and “Lights On”. In 2014 she released her second studio album, Little Red, which produced her third top five hit, “Crying […]
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Kathy Kirby

Kathy Kirby (born Kathleen O’Rourke; 20 October 1938 – 19 May 2011) was an English singer, reportedly the highest-paid female singer of her generation. She is best known for her cover version of Doris Day’s “Secret Love” and for representing the United Kingdom in the 1965 Eurovision Song Contest where she finished in second place. Her physical appearance often drew comparisons […]
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Kasey Chambers

Kasey Chambers is an Australian country singer-songwriter. She is the daughter of singer and musician Bill Chambers, and the sister of musician and producer Nash Chambers. Backing Tracks Bluebird Hollywood Like A River Little Bird Not Pretty Enough Nothing At All On A Bad Day Rattlin’ Bones ft Shane Nicholson Runaway Train Artist Website Her family started a band, playing […]

Kasabian

Kasabian are an English rock band formed in Leicester in 1997. The band’s music has been described as a mix between The Stone Roses and Primal Scream with the swagger of Oasis. Their music has won them several awards and recognition in the media, including a Brit Award in 2010 for Best British Group, and their live […]
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Junior Brown

Junior Brown –  is an American country guitarist and singer. He has released several studio albums in his career, and has charted briefly on the Billboard country singles charts. Brown’s signature instrument is the “guit-steel” double neck guitar, a hybrid of electric guitar and lap steel guitar. Backing Track Better Call Saul Artist Website  
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Judas Priest

Judas Priest are an English heavy metal band formed in West Bromwich in 1969.  Their image of leather, spikes, and other taboo articles of clothing were widely influential during the glam metal era of the 1980s. They are frequently ranked as one of the greatest metal bands of all time. Backing Tracks Breaking The Law Living After Midnight Artist Website More About … The […]
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JP Cooper

John Paul Cooper (born 1 November 1983), known professionally as JP Cooper, is an English singer and songwriter. He is best known for featuring on the Jonas Blue single “Perfect Strangers”. The song was certified platinum in the UK. His follow-up solo single is “September Song”. He is signed to Island Records. Backing Tracks September Song Passport Home She’s On […]
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Johnnie Ray

Johnnie Ray – John Alvin Ray (January 10, 1927 – February 24, 1990) was an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. Extremely popular for most of the 1950s. He had more than twenty hits from 1951 to 1958. He made well over a million dollars a year throughout much of the 1950s, sold out shows around […]
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John Rowles

John Edward Rowles OBE (born 26 March 1947) is a New Zealand singer. He was most popular between the late 1960s and early 1980s, and he was best known in New Zealand for his song, “If I Only Had Time”. Backing Tracks If I Only Had Time
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Jimmy Barnes

Jimmy Barnes is an Australian folk singer who was born in Glasgow, Scotland. In 1961/62 his family moved to Australia. After playing in a school band (he replaced Bon Scott (who joined AC/DC) as lead vocalist in the band Fraternity. Then, aged 16, he joined Cold Chisel in 1973. After playing in pubs across Australia […]
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Jet

Jet is an Australian rock band formed in 2001. The band consists of lead guitarist Cameron Muncey, bassist Mark Wilson, and brothers Nic and Chris Cester on vocals/rhythm guitar and drums respectively. The group sold 6.5 million albums. The band dissolved in 2012, but reformed in 2016. Are You Gonna Be My Girl Cold Hard Bitch Get Me Outta Here Look What You’ve Done Put […]
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Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys is the musical based on the life story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. The musical chronicles the lives of a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks who became one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time. They wrote their own songs, invented their […]
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Jay & The Americans

Backing Tracks Only In America Cara Mia Come A Little Bit Closer Let’s Lock The Door (And Throw Away The Key) Some Enchanted Evening Sunday And Me This Magic Moment Walkin’ In The Rain Biography Jay & the Americans were the original “oldies” act. Organized at the transition of the 1950s into the 1960s, the group […]
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Javine

Javine Dionne Hylton,  often known simply as Javine, is an English R&B singer. Backing Tracks Real Things Surrender Touch My Fire More about … Javine Dionne Hylton (born 27 December 1981), often known simply as Javine, is an English R&B singer. Javine  become a household name when she competed against the likes of Cheryl, Nadine Coyle and Sarah Harding for a spot […]
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Jason Donovan

Jason Donovan is an Australian actor and singer. He initially achieved fame in the Australian soap Neighbours, before beginning a career in music in 1988. Backing Tracks Any Dream Will Do – Joseph And His Technicolor Dream Coat Especially For You with Kylie Minogue Every Day (I Love You More) Sealed With A Kiss Too Many Broken Hearts     […]
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M People

M People is an English band which formed in 1990 and achieved success throughout most of the 1990’s, and features the distinct voice of Heather Small. Backing Tracks  Angel Street  Don’t Look Any Further  Dreaming  Itchycoo Park  Moving On Up  One Night In Heaven  Search For A Hero  Sight For Sore Eyes  Testify   The name […]

42nd Street The Musical

42nd Street The Musical 42nd Street 42nd Street – Finale 42nd Street – Overture 42nd Street – Long Version About A Quater To Nine Dames Go Into Your Dance I Know Now Lullaby Of Broadway Shadow Waltz Shuffle Off To Buffalo There’s A Sunny Side To Every Situation We’re In The Money Young And Healthy […]

Robert Plant

Robert Plant, is an English musician, singer and songwriter. Best known as the lead vocalist and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin he has also had a successful solo career. With a career spanning more than 40 years and possessing a powerful wide vocal range (particularly using his trademark high-pitched vocals), Plant is regarded as one […]
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Eliza Doolittle

Eliza Sophie Caird (born 15 April 1988), better known by her stage name Eliza (formerly Eliza Doolittle), is an English musician and recording artist from Westminster, London. After performing her music in live venues around London from the age of 15, Eliza signed to Parlophone in 2008. Backing Tracks   Mr Medicine   Skinny Genes   Let It Rain Pack Up More About … Her debut eponymous […]
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Bachman Turner Overdrive

Bachman Turner Overdrive’s You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet is unique in that it was first song with ‘stuttering’ vocals to reach the number one slot on the Billboard Hot 100, it also reached number 2 in the UK charts. The group from Canada was led by Randy Bachman, and featured his brothers Robbie and Tim, as well […]

Alexis Jordan

At the age of 12, Alexis Jordan served as an opening act for Smokey Robinson at a Stevie Wonder tribute concert but it wasn’t until she appeared on the first series of America’s Got Talent that she came into the public eye, even though she was eliminated from the show. She subsequently began to upload cover songs […]

10CC

UK rock band 10CC were most successful in the 1970’s with every member being able to play at least one instrument as well as singing, writing and producing. After Kevin Godley and Lol Creme left the band in 1976, Graham Gouldman and Eric Stewart were the main creative forces behind 10cc. Stewart left the band […]

Eagles (The)

The Eagles : Caught Up In The Rapture … New Kid In Town … Lying Eyes … Take It Easy … Love Will Keep Us Alive … Witchy Woman The Eagles are one of the best selling bands of all time having globally sold millions of albums including their debut Eagles which spawned no less than 3 […]
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Will Young

Will Young won the first series of the UK’s Pop Idol (2001). His debut single “Anything Is Possible/Evergreen” smashed into the UK charts at Number 1, having sold 1.1 million copies in its first week of release, and remained in that position for three weeks. Before Pop Idol shot him to stardom, Will Young had been […]

Rihanna

Rihanna is a recording artist, actress, and fashion designer from Barbados. She has sold over 30 million albums and 120 million singles worldwide, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time. She has won several awards including Grammy, American Music, Billboard and Brits. Rihanna named Madonna as her idol and biggest influence and is known for reinventing her style and […]
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Florence and the Machine

Florence and the Machine (stylised as Florence + the Machine) are an English indie rock band that formed in London in 2007, consisting of vocalist Florence Welch, keyboardist Isabella Summers, and a collaboration of other artists. The band’s music received praise across the media, especially from the BBC, which played a large part in their rise to prominence by promoting Florence and […]
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Jason Derulo

Jason Derulo is an American singer, songwriter and dancer who started his solo recording career in 2009 with the release of the single  “Whatcha Say” which was his only number one hit to date. He released his much anticipated second single with immediate success and he became popular around the world. Derulo has been nominated for […]
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Jessie J

Jessie J is a UK-born singer and songwriter. Her full-length debut album, Who You Are debuted in the Top 15 on the Billboard charts, and generated an six Top 10 smashes. “Price Tag” [featuring B.o.B] went platinum in America and achieved #1 in 18 major territories. “Domino” followed and went on to achieve double-platinum statu. To date, her album sales exceed 3 million […]
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One Direction

One Direction was a British/Irish boy band. Originally, each member auditioned as a solo artist for the 7th series of The X Factor UK. Since the release of their first single What Makes You Beautiful, they continued to have much success until 2016 when the band members began following separate careers as part of a planned ‘band holiday’. It is […]
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Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus (born Destiny Hope Cyrus; November 23, 1992) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Born and raised in Franklin, Tennessee. Backing Tracks  7 Things  Adore You  As I Am  Best Of Both Worlds  Bigger Than Us  Break Out  Butterfly Fly Away    Can’t Be Tamed Don’t Call Me Angel – Charlie’s Angels – […]
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Lady Antebellum

Lady Antebellum is an American country / pop music group formed in Nashville, Tennessee in 2006. The trio is composed of Hillary Scott (lead vocals), Charles Kelley (lead vocals) and Dave Haywood (vocals, guitar, piano and mandolin). The name Antebellum comes from when the group were photographing “antebellum” homes which describes large plantation properties in South America. The Latin word bellum means “war”; “antebellum” […]

Kelly Clarkson

American singer / songwriter Kelly Clarkson stormed to fame as the winner of American Idol in 2002. Since then there has been no stopping her rise in popularity with her down to earth and gritty lyrics, people warm to her style. With several successful albums and awards under her belt, Kelly Clarkson continues to plan tours across […]

Jason Mraz

Jason Mraz is a singer/songwriter from California, USA. Following high school, he moved to New York to attend the American Musical and Dramatic Academy due to his interest in musical theatre but dropped out after a year to concentrate on writing music. He played bars in California until he eventually got a recording contract with Elektra […]
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James Morrison

James Morrison is an English singer-songwriter and guitarist. In 2006, his debut single “You Give Me Something” was an instant hit and peaked in the top five in the UK and claimed the number 1 spot in New Zealand. His debut album, Undiscovered, came in at the top of the UK Albums Chart and in 2007 James Morrison won […]
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Alanis Morissette

From a young age Alanis Morissette wrote songs, played musical instruments and appeared on TV. She is now an accomplished singer-songwriter, guitarist, record producer and actress with several music awards under her belt and multi million record sales worldwide. She now sits in the alternative rock genre having drifted through mainstream pop in the early […]

Air Supply

Australian soft rock group Air Supply were a staple of early-’80’s radio, scoring a string of Top Five singles. The duo Russell Hitchcock and Graham Russell met while performing in a production of Jesus Christ Superstar in 1976. Their first international exposure came in the late ’70’s, when Rod Stewart had them as his opening […]

Aerosmith

Formed in 1970 Aerosmith became one of the top hard-rock bands of the mid- ’70’s. By the 1980’s the bands line-up changed and their popularity declined until 1984 when the original band members came back together. This time they presented themselves with a more power ballad oriented sound which appealed to a wider audience and […]

Cliff Richard

Cliff Richard Backing Tracks : The Young Ones … Move It … Miss You Nights … Millennium Prayer … Summer Holiday In early 1958 young rock and roll singer Harry Rodger Webb became Cliff Richard and by August 1958 was signed (with his band The Shadows) to the EMI record label. His first single Move It […]

Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey‘s debut single “Video Games” in 2011 earned her instant success and she followed it up with the album “Born To Die” (2012) which reached number one in eleven countries and went Platinum globally. Lana Del Rey is a singer – songwriter and actress who was originally signed to 5 Points Records under the name Lizzy […]

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin (March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018) was born in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1942. A gifted singer and pianist, Franklin toured with her father’s travelling show and later visited New York, where she signed with Columbia Records. Franklin went on to release several popular singles, many of which are now considered classics. In 1987, […]

All Saints

All Saints are a girl group formed in London in 1993.  The group’s debut album peaked at number two on the UK Albums Chart and contained three UK number ones: “Never Ever”, “Under the Bridge”/”Lady Marmalade” and “Bootie Call”. The group were nominated for Best British Breakthrough Act. Backing Tracks  Black Coffee  Lady Marmalade  Never Ever  Pure Shores  Under The Bridge More about … […]

Alexandra Burke

Alexandra Burke rose to fame as the winner of the fifth series of X-Factor and her winners song (a cover of Leonard Cohen‘s Hallelujah) reached Christmas Number One in the UK charts that year and became the European record holder for single sales over a period of 24 hours, selling 105,000 in one day. After a […]

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson Backing Tracks: Triller… Billie Jean…  Thriller… Earth Song… Smooth Criminal… Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, dancer, entertainer, and recording artist. Michael Jackson epitomised the era of pop in the 70s, 80s and 90s, earning himself the title the King of Pop. He remained a global icon […]
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Neil Diamond

Neil Diamond is an American singer / songwriter / musician who has had over 30 songs in the Top 10 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary charts, Diamond has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling musicians of all time. He was given an acoustic guitar for a birthday gift, which began his interest in […]
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Adele

Adele: Chasing Pavements… Hello… Hometown Glory… Rolling In The Deep… Skyfall… To Make You Feel My Love… Born Adele Laurie Blue Adkins on May 5, 1988 in Enfield, North London. She came from a non-musical, but supportive family. She knew it was her destiny to be a singer. “As soon as I got a microphone in […]

Toby Keith

Toby Keith (born July 8, 1961) is an American singer, songwriter, actor and record producer. He released his first four studio albums during the 1990’s, all of which produced several chart hits. Since then Toby Keith has released a number of studio albums, Christmas albums and compilation albums. He has also charted over 60 singles on the […]

Cher Lloyd

Cher Lloyd is an English singer who gained international fame after competing in season seven of The X Factor and releasing her debut album, Sticks + Stones. Her second album Sorry I’m Late was released in May 2014 and featured such hit singles as “I Wish” and “Sirens.” Backing Tracks Beautiful People Bind Your Love […]

Glen Campbell

Glen Campbell: By The Time I Get To Phoenix… Galveston… Gentle On My Mind… It’s Only Make Believe… Rhinestone Cowboy… Wichita Lineman… Glen Travis Campbell (born April 22, 1936) was an American rock and country music singer, musician, songwriter, television host and actor. During his show business career, Glen Campbell released more than 70 albums. He sold 45 million records and […]

Christmas Backing Tracks

Be prepared for Christmas with our great selection of Christmas Backing Tracks, featuring Pop Songs and Traditional and Carols. Time to get into the Christmas spirit whether you are Rocking Around The Christmas Tree,  singing Silent Night, Driving Home For Christmas or wishing that it’s a White Christmas.  Hear those Jingle Bells as We Wish […]

Alicia Keys

Alicia Augello Cook (born January 25, 1981), known by her stage name Alicia Keys, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, record producer and philanthropist. Brought up in a deprived area of New York known as Hell’s Kitchen Alicia Keys always knew she was going to be a performer. As her mother was an actress, Alicia spent […]

Barry White

Barry White was an American composer and singer-songwriter. A three-time Grammy Award winner known for his distinctive bass-baritone voice and romantic image.  He had hit after hit including “It’s Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me”, “You See The Trouble With Me”, and “You’re The First, The Last, My Everything”   During the course of his […]
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Abba

Dancing Queen…Fernando…I Have A Dream… Knowing Me Knowing You… Waterloo…Super Trouper… ABBA were a Swedish pop group formed in Stockholm in 1972. With members Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, ABBA became one of the most commercially successful acts in the history of popular music, topping the charts worldwide from 1975 to 1982. Backing Tracks: Adante Adante Alaska All The Small Things Angel […]
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Harry Styles

Harry Styles : Sign Of The Times … Sweet Creature … Two Ghosts … Harry Styles (born 1 February 1994) is an English singer and songwriter. He is known as a member of the pop boy band One Direction. He made his debut as a singer with his band White Eskimo, who performed locally in Cheshire. In […]
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Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber : Baby … Despacito … Recovery … The Feeling … Where Are U Now Justin Bieber is a Canadian pop star who was discovered via YouTube. His debut album, My World, went platinum in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. In 2011, Bieber appeared in the concert documentary Never Say Never. The […]
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AC DC

AC DC: Back In Black… Big Gun… For Those About To Rock… Hard As A Rock… Highway To Hell… Let There Be Rock… AC DC  (aka AC/DC) is a rock and roll, hard rock, heavy metal, blues rock band from Australia with over 200 million records sold worldwide. They have a fan base spanning all continents, a […]

Pirates Of Penzance

The Pirates of Penzance is a comic opera in two acts, with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert. Pirates was the fifth Gilbert and Sullivan collaboration and introduced the much-parodied “Major-General’s Song”. Pirates remains popular today, taking its place along with The Mikado and H.M.S. Pinafore as one of the most frequently played Gilbert and Sullivan operas.   Backing Tracks Climbing Over Rocky Mountain Frederic’s Aria I Am The Very Model […]

Alison Moyet

Alison Moyet is an English singer, songwriter and performer noted for her distinctive deep voice. She came to prominence as half of the duo Yazoo, but has since mainly worked as a solo artist. Her UK album sales have reached a certified 23 million, with over a million singles sold. All of her studio albums and compilation albums […]

Garth Brooks

Garth Brooks – American country music singer and songwriter Troyal Garth Brooks was born on February 7, 1962 in Oklahoma. As a child, Garth often sang in casual family setting.  After University Garth began his professional music career, singing and playing guitar in Oklahoma bars and clubs.  After hearing the song Unwound by George Strait, Garth […]

REM

REM was an American rock band that was formed in 1980 by drummer Bill Berry, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist/backing vocalist Mike Mills, and lead vocalist Michael Stipe.  R.E.M. are regarded as pioneers of the alternative rock genre . Backing Tracks   Aftermath   At My Most Beautiful   Bang And Blame   Daysleeper   Drive   E-Bow The Letter   Electron Blue Everybody Hurts   Imitation Of […]

Anne Murray

Anne Murray  (born June 20, 1945), known professionally as Anne Murray, is a Canadian singer in pop, country, and adult contemporary music whose albums have sold over 55 million copies worldwide. Backing Tracks:   A Little Good News A Love Song   A Stranger In My Place   Blessed Are The Believers   Broken Hearted Me   Cotton Jenny   Danny’s […]
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Hank Williams

Hank Williams Snr Iconic American singer / songwriter Hank Williams wrote about life’s deepest truths and sang such unforgettable songs as “Your Cheatin’ Heart,” “Take These Chains,” “I’m So Lonesome,” “Cold, Cold Heart” and many more. He is popularly considered one of the most influential country music artists of the 1940s and early 1950s, is a […]
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Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse (14 September 1983 – 23 July 2011) was an English singer and songwriter. She was known for her deep, expressive contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres, including soul (sometimes labelled as blue-eyed soul and neo soul), rhythm and blues, and jazz. Winehouse’s debut album, Frank (2003), was a critical success in the UK and was nominated for the Mercury Prize. Her follow-up album, Back to […]

Buddy Holly

Buddy Holly, was an American musician and singer-songwriter who was a prominent figure in the rock and roll era in the mid-1950s.  Holly wrote, recorded and produced his own material throughout his short career.  He is often credited as the artist who defined the traditional rock and roll band line up of two guitars, bass […]
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Andrea Bocelli

Andrea Bocelli is an Italian classical opera singer who also happens to be blind. He learned to play the piano, flute and saxophone as a child but began his singing career in the late 1980s, when he began performing in piano bars throughout Italy.  In 1993 he was signed to a record contract after someone […]

Angie Stone

Angie Stone (born Angela Laverne Brown; December 18, 1961) is an American recording artist, producer, and actress. She rose to fame in the late 1970s as member of the hip hop trio The Sequence. Soon after, Stone began working with futuristic rap group Mantronix and singer Lenny Kravitz. In the early 1990s, she became a member of the R&B trio Vertical Hold. In […]

Faith Hill

Faith Hill is an American singer, songwriter, actress and record producer. She is one of the most successful country artists of all time, having sold more than 40 million albums worldwide. She is married to American singer Tim McGraw with whom she has recorded several duets. Backing Tracks A Man’s Home Is His Castle Breathe Bringing […]

Duffy

Duffy (born 23 June 1984 as Amy Anne Duffy) is a Welsh singer, songwriter and actress. Born in Bangor, Wales, she was introduced to Jeannette Lee of Rough Trade Records, which led to her signing a recording contract with A&M Records in 2007. Following the release of the singles “Rockferry” (2007) and “Mercy” (2008), the latter reaching singles charts worldwide, Duffy released her […]

Dinah Washington

Dinah Washington was the most popular black female recording artist of the 1950’s. She started out as a church gospel singer later branched out into blues, jazz and popular music. She managed to get a gig with a theatre house band where she was spotted by Lionel Hampton. He invited her to tour with him […]

Billy Ray Cyrus

Billy Ray Cyrus is a country rock singer, songwriter, entertainer, and philanthropist.  He has sold millions of albums worldwide, charted 35 singles, 16 of which are Top 40 hits and continues to receive critical acclaim as an actor, writer, and executive producer in film and television. In 2016 Billy Ray Cyrus released his fourteenth studio album […]

Shania Twain

Shania Twain, born Eilleen Regina Edwards; August 28, 1965) is a Canadian singer and songwriter. She has sold over 100 million records, making her the best-selling female artist in country music history and among the best-selling music artists of all time.  Her success garnered her several honorific titles including the “Queen of Country Pop”. Don’t Be Stupid… From This […]
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Kate Bush

Kate Bush, is an English singer-songwriter, musician and record producer. Bush first came to note in 1978 when, aged 19, she topped the UK Singles Chart for four weeks with her debut single “Wuthering Heights”, becoming the first female artist to achieve a UK number-one with a self-written song. Backing Tracks: Army Dreamers Babooshka Cloud Busting Don’t […]

Lily Allen

Lily Allen is a British recording artist from London. She did not fare very well in the school environment but did manage to cultivate a strong love for music, taking singing lessons and playing piano, violin, guitar and trumpet. Lily Allen was one of the first pop stars to emerge through social media, developing a fan […]
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Kings Of Leon

Kings of Leon is an American rock band that formed in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1999. The band members are brothers Caleb Followill (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Nathan Followill (drums, percussion, backing vocals) and Jared Followill (bass guitar, backing vocals), with their cousin Matthew Followill (lead guitar, backing vocals). Early on their music was a blend of Southern rock and blues influences, but it has more recently produced […]

Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan was born in New York City on July 2, 1986. Lohan was a child actress and model before her breakout performance in the Tina Fey-scripted film Mean Girls. She also released the pop album Speak (2004), which went platinum. In November 2012, Lohan starred as Elizabeth Taylor in the TV movie Liz & Dick. Since […]

LeAnn Rimes

Born in 1982, LeAnn Rimes made her stage debut at the age of 7 taking part in a musical production of “A Christmas Carol”. By the age of 11 she had recorded her debut “Blue” which became her signature song in later years. At the age of 14, LeAnn Rimes was the youngest artist to […]

Killers

The Killers are an American rock band. All the band members were working odd jobs and playing in various local bands in Las Vegas when the line-up was finalised in 2002. The Killers is reportedly the most successful rock band to ever emerge from the state of Nevada, USA and have sold in excess of 22 million […]

Snow Patrol

Snow Patrol are a rock band formed in Scotland, UK in the 1990’s. Their original name was The Shrug which was then changed to Polarbears and eventually Snow Patrol before they signed to Polydor Records and achieved mainstream success. Their their major label debut album, Final Straw, was certified 5× platinum in the UK and sold […]
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Showaddywaddy

Showaddywaddy were formed in 1973 in Leicester, England. They appeared on the TV Talent Show “New Faces” where they won one programme in the series and were runners-up in the “All Winners Final”. Signed to Bell Records they released their first hit in 1974 and until 1982 they had racked up 22 UK chart hits […]

Adam Lambert

Adam Lambert: Another Lonely Night… Better Than I Know Myself… Feeling Good… Fever… Ghost Town… Adam Lambert hails from the USA and came to prominence as a contestant on American Idol 2009. He didn’t win this, but gained an offer from Brian May and Roger Taylor of Queen to become their frontman on world tours. Adam Lambert […]

Beatles

Beatles: A Hard Days Night… All You Need Is Love… Can’t Buy Me Love… Eleanor Rigby… Get Back… Help… Hey Jude… Let It Be… Penny Lane… Ticket To Ride… The Beatles were formed in Liverpool in 1960. With members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they were widely regarded as the foremost and most influential act of that period. They were influenced […]

Carpenters

Carpenters: Close To You… For All We Know… Jambalaya… Mr Postman… Sing… Top Of The World… We’ve Only Just Begun… The Carpenters were an American vocal and instrumental duo consisting of siblings Karen and Richard Carpenter. They were known for their distinctively soft musical style and became one of the best-selling music artists of all […]

Alyssa Reid

Alyssa Ashley Reid (born March 15, 1993) is a Canadian singer-songwriter. Reid rose to fame in 2011, following the release of her single “Alone Again”. Backing Tracks Alone Again ft Jumping Smoke   “Alone Again” ‘Til now, I always got by on my own (Own) I never really cared until I met you (Till I met you) […]

Tom Jones

Tom Jones: Boy From Nowhere… Coming Home… Delilah… Green Green Grass Of Home… Help Yourself… It’s Not Unusual… What’s New Pussycat… Without Love… Sir Thomas John Woodward OBE (born 7 June 1940) is a Welsh singer known by his stage name Tom Jones. His career has spanned six decades, from his emergence as a vocalist […]
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Barry Manilow

Barry Manilow: Copacabana… Could It Be Magic… Can’t Smile Without You… I Write The Songs… Mandy… One Voice… Barry Manilow (born Barry Alan Pincus; June 17, 1943) is an American singer-songwriter, arranger, musician, and producer. His career has spanned over 50 years and he has had a long string of hit recordings such as “Mandy”, […]

Papa Roach

Papa Roach: Between Angels And Insects… Broken Home… Forever… Home… Last Resort… She Loves Me Not… Take Me… Time And Time Again… Papa Roach is an American rock band from Vacaville, California. Formed in 1993, their first major-label release was the triple-platinum album “Infest” (2000). The group’s success continued with their gold album “Lovehatetragedy” (2002), […]

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson (Johnson) is an American singer, actress, and businesswoman. Simpson signed a recording contract when she was sixteen. She released her first studio album in 1999 which sold over four million copies worldwide and gave her a top 10 hit with “I Wanna Love You Forever“. The title track from her second album “Irresistible” became her second top twenty and the album […]
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Voice Clinics in UK

Voice Clinics in UK   Quick guide and information booklet provided by The British Voice Association. Below you will find a list of National Health Service voice clinics for your information and to enable you to locate a clinic close to your home. Many clinics are able to take referrals for patients who do not […]
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Fun Video’s

Fun Video’s   Fun Videos with all things related to Singing and Music
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John Michael Montgomery

John Michael Montgomery is an American country music singer whose family had a band from which he gained his love of  music. As he got older John Michael took over the lead singing role and he performed for a while in another band until Nashville talent scouts began hearing about and then seeing John Michael Montgomery […]
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Girls Aloud

Girls Aloud : Sound Of The Underground … Stay Another Day … Something Kinda Ooh Girls Aloud were a hugely popular ‘manufactured’ vocal group who hit the Uk TV screens in 2002 as part of Pop Stars – The Rivals. The group achieved a string of twenty consecutive top ten singles in the United Kingdom, including four […]
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Gabrielle Aplin

Gabrielle Aplin : Sweet Nothing … Panic Cord … The Power Of Love … Miss You Gabrielle Ann Aplin (born 10 October 1992) is an English singer-songwriter who came to public attention after she gained a large online following by posting acoustic covers of songs on her YouTube channel. Aplin gained mainstream attention in 2012 when […]
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Fray (The)

The Fray: All At Once… Heartbeat… How To Save A Life… Look After You… Over My Head… You Found Me… The Fray is an American rock band from Denver, Colorado, formed in 2002 by schoolmates Isaac Slade and Joe King. They achieved success with the release of their debut album, “How to Save a Life” […]
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James Blunt

James Blunt is an English singer / songwriter and musician who shot to fame with the third single (“You’re Beautiful”) off his debut album (“Back To Bedlam”). Since then James has released three more albums, done world tours, achieved  number one singles and a host of award nominations. As a child, James Blunt had piano and violin […]
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Keith Urban

Keith Urban : But For The Grace Of God … Making Memories Of Us … Raise The Barn … Somebody Like You … Keith Urban is a country music singer / songwriter and musician. Born in New Zealand he began learning guitar at a young age and won several talent competitions while still in elementary school. […]

Andrew Lloyd Webber

Andrew Lloyd Webber has created some of the most recognisable Broadway music of all time—from Cats to Evita to The Phantom of the Opera—along the way collecting a variety of honours, including knighthood, several Tony Awards, Grammy Awards, an Academy Award and the Kennedy Center Honors Award. Songs from his musicals have gone on to […]

George Strait

George Strait: Ace In The Hole… Am I Blue… Carrying Your Love With Me… Cowboys Like Us… Famous Last Words Of A Fool… George Harvey Strait (born May 18, 1952) is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and music producer.  He is known as the “King of Country” and one of the most influential and popular recording […]
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Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton: Change The World… I shot The Sheriff… Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door… Layla… My Father’s Eyes… Tears In Heaven… Wonderful Tonight… Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE (born 30 March 1945), is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter. At the age of 16 he started busking and at 17 was performing in pubs […]

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton: Coat Of Many Colours… Here You Come Again… Islands In The Stream… I Will Always Love You… Jolene… Love Is Like A Butterfly… Nine To Five Dolly Parton is an international superstar singer, songwriter, actress, TV personality. She grew up in very humble beginnings in Tennessee, suffering near poverty as one of 12 children […]

Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac: Black Magic Woman… Don’t Stop…  Go Your Own Way… Little Lies… Need Your Love So Bad… Rhiannon… Songbird… Fleetwood Mac are a British-American rock band formed in 1967 in London. The only original member remaining in the band is  drummer Mick Fleetwood. The bands history is far too great and varied to summarise here. The current line […]
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Etta James

Etta James: At Last… I’d Rather Go Blind… I Just Want To Make Love To You… Tell Mama… The Very Thought Of You… Trust In Me… Etta James was an American singer who performed in various genres, including blues, R&B, soul, rock and roll, jazz and gospel. She started her career in 1954 and gained […]

Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald: Ain’t Misbehavin… A Fine Romance… Begin The Beguine… Blue Skies… Embraceable You… Everytime We Say Goodbye… I Got Rhythm… My Funny Valentine… Ella Fitzgerald, dubbed “The First Lady of Song,” was the most popular female jazz singer in the United States for more than half a century. In her lifetime, she won 13 […]

Elbow

Elbow: Lippy Kids… Forget Myself … Grounds For Divorce… Neat Little Rows… One Day Like This… Elbow are an English rock band formed in 1990 consisting of Guy Garvey (vocals, guitar), Craig Potter (keyboard, piano, backing vocals), Mark Potter (guitar, backing vocals) and Pete Turner (bass guitar, backing vocals). The band have released seven studio albums; the forth, “The Seldom […]
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Dusty Springfield

Dusty Springfield: I Only Want To Be With You… I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself… Going Back… How Can I Be Sure… Son Of A Preacher Man… Dusty Springfield was born Mary Isabel Catherine Bernadette O’Brien on April 16, 1939, in London, England. She rose to fame in the early 60’s as […]

Drifters

Drifters: Come On Over To My Place… Kissing In The Back Row Of The Movies… Saturday Night At The Movies… Under The Boardwalk… Up On The Roof… The Drifters are an American R&B/soul vocal group. They were originally formed to serve as a backing group for Clyde McPhatter (of Billy Ward and his Dominoes) in […]

Dire Straits

Dire Straits: Brother In Arms… Money For Nothing… Romeo and Juliet… Sultans Of Swing… Tunnel Of Love… Walk Of Life… Dire Straits were a British rock band formed in 1977 by Mark Knopfler (lead vocals and lead guitar), his younger brother David Knopfler (rhythm guitar and backing vocals), John Illsley (bass guitar and backing vocals) and Pick Withers (drums and […]

Cascada

Cascada: Because The Night… Evacuate The Dance Floor… Everytime We Touch… Kids In America… Pyromania… What Hurts The Most… Cascada is a German dance music act founded in 2004 by singer Natalie Horler, DJ Manian and DJ Yanou. They are best known for their hit singles “Everytime We Touch”, “What Hurts the Most” and “Evacuate […]

Carly Simon

Carly Simon: Anticipation… As Time Goes By… Coming Around Again… Let The River Run… Nobody Does It Better… You’re So Vain… Carly Simon (born June 25, 1945) is an American singer-songwriter, musician and children’s author. She first rose to fame in the 1970s with a string of hit records include “Anticipation”, “You Belong To Me”, […]

The Voice And Ageing

The Voice & Ageing By Sara Harris, Speech and Language Therapist specialised in Voice Disorders.   How do we change with ageing? Ageing is natural and affects us all. People’s voices do change with age, but the age at which these changes become noticeable is very variable, and many people weather ageing extremely well. The […]
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World Voice Day

World Voice Day   Celebrate World Voice Day April 16th The idea is to celebrate healthy voices and highlight the importance of the voice at work and in society and to share voice science, pedagogy and the vocal arts as an application of all the above mentioned areas with the public and with funding bodies […]

Earth Wind And Fire

Earth Wind And Fire: Boogie Wonderland… Fantasy… Guiding Lights… In The Stone… September… Shining Star… Earth Wind and Fire is an American band founded in Chicago by Maurice White in 1970. The band has spanned the musical genres of R&B, soul, funk, jazz, disco, pop, rock, Latin and African and are one of the most […]
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Five Star

Five Star (also styled as 5 Star) were a British pop/R&B group, formed in 1983. Comprising siblings Stedman, Lorraine, Denise, Doris and Delroy Pearson, they were known for their flamboyant image, matching costumes and heavily choreographed dance routines. Between 1985 and 1988, Five Star had four top 20 albums and 15 Top 40 singles in […]

Tom Petty

Tom Petty (born October 20, 1950) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, multi instrumentalist and record producer. He is best known as the lead singer of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, but is also known as a member and co-founder of the late 1980s supergroup the Traveling Wilburys. Petty has recorded a number of hit […]
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Sam Brown

Sam Brown (born 7 October 1964) is an English female singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, arranger and record producer. In a music career spanning more than 30 years, Brown is an accomplished ukulele player, and was an accomplished blue-eyed soul and jazz singer. Brown came to prominence in the late 1980s as a solo artist, releasing six […]

Holly Dunn

Holly Dunn Backing Tracks   A Face In The Crowd Are You Ever Gonna Love Me As Long As You Belong To Me Cowboys Are My Weakness Daddy’s Hands Golden Years Heart Full Of Love I Am Who I Am Love Someone Like Me Maybe I Mean Yes My Anniversary For Being A Fool No […]
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Foundations

The Foundations are a soul band formed in the UK are best known for their two biggest hits, “Baby Now That I’ve Found You” (number one in the UK and Canada, and number eleven in the US), written by Tony Macaulay and John MacLeod; and “Build Me Up Buttercup” (number two in the UK and […]

Enrique Iglesias

Enrique Iglesias: Be With You… Dirty Dancer… Balliamos… Escape… Hero… I Like It… Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler, known professionally as Enrique Iglesias, is a Spanish singer, songwriter, actor and record producer and is widely regarded as the King of Latin Pop. Iglesias started his career in the mid-1990s under the name Enrique Martinez, before switching […]

Fats Domino

Fats Domino: Ain’t That A Shame… Blueberry Hill… I Hear You Knocking… I’m Walking… Whole Lotta Loving… Antoine “Fats” Domino, Jr. (born February 26, 1928) is an American pianist and singer-songwriter. In the early 50’s, five of his records sold over a million copies and were certified as gold records, and he had 35 records […]

Ce Ce Penniston

CeCe Peniston  is an American recording artist and former beauty queen.   In the early 1990s, she was one of the most successful dance club artists in the history, scoring five number one hits in the chart within three years. Her signature song “Finally” became one of the biggest dance singles, selling three million copies worldwide. Backing Tracks Finally Cecilia Veronica “CeCe” Peniston (born […]

Berlin

Berlin are an American new wave band originally formed in Orange County, California. The band gained mainstream-commercial success with singles including “Sex (I’m A…)”, “No More Words” and the chart-topping “Take My Breath Away” from the 1986 film Top Gun. Band members included John Crawford (bass, vocals), Terri Nunn (vocals), David Diamond (keyboards), Ric Olsen (guitar), Matt Reid (keyboards) and Rod Learned (drums). […]

Bens Brother

Ben’s Brother are a five-piece English band, headed by founder Jamie Hartman. Their debut album, Beta Male Fairytales, was released on 6 August 2007, and went to number 3 on iTunes UK and achieved Gold status. Successes followed in Europe and North and South America. The band were nominated for an Ivor Novello Award in the category of Best Song Musically and […]

Starley

Starley Hope is an Australian singer/songwriter. She is best known for her 2016 debut single “Call on Me”.   Backing Tracks Call On Me   Lyrics When you’re low And your knees can’t rise You feel helpless And you’re looking to the sky Some people would say To accept their fate Well, if this is […]

RAYE

Rachel Keen, known professionally as Raye (often stylized as RAYE), is a British singer and songwriter. She is best known for featuring on Jonas Blue’s 2016 single “By Your Side” and, more recently, Jax Jones’ 2016 single “You Don’t Know Me”, which peaked at number three on the UK Singles Chart. She was short-listed for […]

Amii Stewart

Amy Paulette “Amii” Stewart (born January 29, 1956) is an American disco and soul singer and dancer most famous for her hit disco record cover of Eddie Floyd’s “Knock on Wood”. Stewart is the stepsister of actress-singer Miquel Brown and aunt to Brown’s actress-singer daughter Sinitta. Backing Tracks Knock On Wood Lyrics I don’t want to lose you, this good thing that I got ’cause if […]

Aled Jones

From chorister to radio presenter and receiving an MBE in half a life time Aled Jones is a popular singer from Wales, UK. Starting out life in rural Wales, Aled Jones joined the choir of Bangor Cathedral at the age of 9 and although he never made it to Head Chorister, he was often chosen […]

Steps

Steps : Better Best Forgotten … Summer Of Love … 5 6 7 8 … One For Sorrow … Steps were formed in May 1997 by Barry Upton and Steve Crosby and released four studio albums, three compilation albums and seventeen singles. Steps achieved a series of charting singles between 1997 and 2001  The group has […]
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Status Quo

Status Quo : Down Down … Wanderer … In The Army Now … Whatever You Want … Rocking All Over The World Frances Rossi and Alan Lancaster were pupils together at Sedgehill Comprehensive School in Catford, where they were both members of the orchestra. They met Rick Parfitt, who was in a cabaret band called […]
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UB40

UB40 : Kingston Town … Red Red Wine … I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight … Cherry Oh Baby … Higher Ground UB40 are a reggae band from the West Midlands in the UK who topped the UK singles chart on three occasions and sold 70 million records. The band has had more than 50 singles in […]
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Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder – Stevland Hardaway Morris (born May 13, 1950), k, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist. A child prodigy, he is considered to be one of the most critically and commercially successful musical performers of the late 20th century. Wonder signed with Motown’s Tamla label at the age of 11, and he continued performing and recording for […]
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Things you only learn when you join a choir

Things you only learn when you join a choir You will end up smiling No matter how fed up you are, after an hour of singing, you will have a smile on your face.  A sing-a-long will really get the endorphins (feel good hormone) pumping around your system. You’ll get a far more fun workout […]
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Olivia Newton John

Olivia Newton John: Banks Of The Ohio… Country Roads… Hopelessly Devoted To You… I Honestly Love You… Physical… Xanadu… Olivia Newton John was born in Cambridge, England in 1948 and then moved to Australia with her family in the 1950’s. She entered and won a TV talent contest and by 1963 was appearing regularly on television.   She is most famous […]
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Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey is known as one of the top “pop divas” of the 1990s. Her voice spans more than five octaves and she writes most of her own music. Carey’s first album, Mariah Carey (1990) included four No. 1 singles: “Vision of Love,” “Love Takes Time,” “Some Day,” and “I Don’t Wanna Cry.” Her second […]

KT Tunstall

K T Tunstall is a Scottish singer-songwriter and musician. She broke into the public eye with a 2004 live solo performance of her song “Black Horse and the Cherry Tree” on a TV show which showcased upcoming songwriting and musical talent. Backing Tracks Black Horse And The Cherry Tree Heal Over Hold On If Only […]

Josh Groban

Josh Groban is an American singer / songwriter, actor and record producer. His first four solo albums were certified multi-platinum  and he was charted in 2007 as the number-one best selling artist in the United States, with over 22.3 million records in the nation His global tours have included 60 shows in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, […]
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Vocal Nodule

Vocal Nodule A Vocal nodule develops as the result of repeated trauma to the vocal chords.  An example would be if you wear shoes too tight, they are going to rub , get sore and eventually will cause a blister or callous. With regards to your vocal chords, a small, soft swelling will develop at […]
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Mavericks

Mavericks: Back In Your Arms Again… Dance The Night Away… Here Comes My Baby… Matchbox… Someone Should Tell Her… With a fusion of traditional country with rock & roll, the Mavericks were one of the most commercially successful groups of the early ’90s. Led by singer/songwriter Raul Mal0, the band was formed in Florida in the late […]

Tom Odell

Tom Odell: Another Love… Can’t Pretend… Hold Me… Long Way Down… Real Love… British singer / songwriter Tom Odell has been writing songs since he was 13 but never really revealed his talent until he decided at 18 to pursue a career in music. Born in the West Sussex town of Chichester, British singer/songwriter Tom […]
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Wicked The Musical

Wicked is a Broadway musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Winnie Holzman. It is based on the 1995 Gregory Maguire novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, an alternative telling of the 1939 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film The Wizard of Oz and L. Frank Baum’s classic 1900 novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The musical is told from the perspective of […]

Bryan Adams

Bryan Adams: Everything I Do I Do It For You… Heaven… Run To You… Straight From The Heart… Summer of 69… When You’re Gone… Bryan Guy Adams, (born 5 November 1959) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, record producer, guitarist, photographer, philanthropist and activist. Adams rose to fame in North America with his 1983 album “Cuts Like a Knife” and achieved global […]
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Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi: Always… Bad Medicine… It’s My Life… Keep The Faith… Living On A Prayer… Wanted Dead Or Alive… You Give Love A Bad Name… Bon Jovi is an American rock band from Sayreville, New Jersey. Formed in 1983, Bon Jovi consists of lead singer and namesake Jon Bon Jovi, pianist and keyboardist David Bryan, […]

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan  is an American singer-songwriter, author, and painter who has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s, when he became a reluctant “voice of a generation” with songs such as “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “The Times They Are […]

Blues Brothers

Blues Brothers: Everybody Needs Somebody… Gimme Some Loving… Shake Your Tailfeather… Soul Man… Minnie The Moocher… The Blues Brothers are an American blues and soul revivalist band founded in 1978 by comedians Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi as part of a musical sketch on Saturday Night Live. Belushi and Aykroyd took on the characters of […]

Best of the Top British Music Backing Tracks

The Best Of British Music – a collection of Backing Tracks by top British Artists – Let It Be – The Beatles – Brown Sugar – The Rolling Stones – My Generation – The Who – Candle In The Wind – Elton John – Baker Street – Gerry Rafferty – Fields Of Gold – Sting […]

Spice Girls

The Spice Girls were a ‘manufactured’ girl band from the UK. Affectionately known as “Posh, Scary, Sporty, Ginger and Baby” the girls shot to fame with their debut single “Wanna Be” in 1996.   Other hits include Stop, Goodbye, Headlines (Friendship Never Ends), Mama, Spice Up Your Life, Viva Forever. Backing Tracks Denying Do It Goodbye […]
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Singing Tips

Top Singing Tips Improve your singing with Successful Singing and our free singing tips and resources. Whether you are a professional singer, sing in a band or community choir. Perhaps you join in at your  local on the karaoke, or just sing in the shower, there’s something here for everyone.     Why not pick […]
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Evanescence

With original band member and songwriter Amy Lee on vocals and piano Evanescence slots into the metal/rock genre. Having started off as a Christian band, Evanescence broke into the mainstream market in 2003 with their album “Fallen“. The album sold more than million copies worldwide and helped the band win two Grammy Awards and seven nominations on the world wide […]

An Introduction To Opera

An Introduction To Opera Opera was developed in Western Europe in the late 16th century. A combination of mixing music and drama. The Baroque period developed in the last decades of the 16th century. It is distinguished, above all, by the development of what has become known as dramatic monody. Here a simple form of […]
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Sound Of Music

The Sound Of Music is a tuneful, heartwarming story, it is based on the real life story of the Von Trapp Family singers.  Originally composed by Richard Rodgers with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein and produced for the stage. In 1965 the movie version was produced, starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer and is one of  the highest […]

Clarity Voice Spray

All Natural Voice Spray Available in two great tasting flavours : Honey & Lemon  or Elderberry Flavours Clarity Voice Spray.                The all-natural spray created by singers for singers, artists, entertainers. Also used by actors, teachers, trainers and call-centre staff. Clarity Voice Spray is perfect for your singing lessons, […]
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Vocalzone

Vocalzone Throat Pastilles Now available in 3 great Flavours: Original, Honey & Lemon, Blackcurrant The World’s #1 Throat Pastille Benefits of Using Vocalzone: Soothes and clears Relieves from throat irritation Helps keep a clear voice Contains powerful active ingredients Gluten & Lactose Free Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans Some call it a pastille, others call […]

Celine Dion

Celine Dion: All By Myself…. A Mother’s Prayer…  Beautiful Boy… Calling You… Dance With My Father… My Heart Will Go On… The Prayer… Céline Marie Claudette Dion, (born 30 March 1968), is a French Canadian singer who first gained international recognition in the 1980’s by winning both the 1982 Yamaha World Popular Song Festival and […]

Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra: All Of Me… All The Way… Come Fly With Me… Fly Me To The Moon… High Hopes… I Get A Kick Out Of You… Just One Of Those Thing… Luck Be A Lady… My Way… New York New York… Strangers In The Night… Frank Sinatra. Old Blue Eyes. Mega-star of stage and screen […]

John Denver

John Denver: Annie’s Song… Country Roads… Leaving On A Jet Plane… Starry Starry Night… Thank God I’m A Country Boy… Henry John Deutschendorf Jr. (December 31, 1943 – October 12, 1997), known professionally as John Denver, was an American musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, activist, actor, and humanitarian.  His success as a solo singer started in […]
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Sting

Sting (Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner CBE (born 2 October 1951)) is an English musician, singer-songwriter, and actor. He was the principal songwriter, lead singer, and bassist for the band “The Police” from 1977 to 1984, before launching a solo career. Sting has used all kinds of musical styles over the years: rock, jazz, reggae, classical and new-age; and […]
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Donna Summer

Donna Summer: Hot Stuff… One For The Radio… Last Dance… Love’s about To Change My Heart… MacArthur Park… LaDonna Adrian Gaines (December 31, 1948 – May 17, 2012), known by her stage name Donna Summer, was an American singer, songwriter, and painter. Her success came during the disco era of the late-1970s. A five-time Grammy […]

Dionne Warwick

Dionne Warwick: Do You Know The Way To San Jose… Heartbreaker… I’ll Never Fall In Love Again… Say A Little Prayer… That’s what Friends Are For… Walk On By… Dionne Warwick (born Marie Dionne Warrick; December 12, 1940) is an American singer, actress and TV-show host, who became a United Nations Global Ambassador for the […]

Oliver – The Musical

Oliver – The Musical: Be Back Soon… Consider Yourself… Food Glorious Food… I’d Do Anything… It’s A Fine Day… Oliver… Oom Pah Pah… Where Is Love… Where Is Love… Who Will Buy… Oliver is an English musical, with music and lyrics by Lionel Bart. The musical is based upon the novel Oliver Twist by Charles […]

10 Things You Might Not Know About the Shure SM58

10 Things You Might Not Know About the SM58 Written by Michael Pettersen on September 12, 2016  This year Shure celebrates the 50th anniversary of the world’s most popular mic, the ShureSM58® Vocal Microphone. Loyal users know that this rugged and reliable mic sounds great. But many may not know some of the fascinating history and technical […]
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Julie London

Julie London (née Peck; September 26, 1926 – October 18, 2000) was an American singer and actress, whose career spanned more than 40 years. In the mid-1950s, she signed a recording contract with the newly established Liberty Records, and released a total of 32 albums of pop and jazz standards during the 1950s and 1960s, with her signature song […]

Steve Earle

Steve Earle grew up in Texas, USA and influenced by folk rock performers of the time,  was a skilled guitar player by the age of 13 and aged 20 he moved to Nashville to pursue a career in music. He performed in small Nashville venues and his strong musical abilities and unique country-rock style won […]

Klarhed Voice Spray

Klarhed Voice Spray Den helt naturlige spray skabt af sangere til sangere, kunstnere, entertainere. Også brugt af skuespillere, lærere, undervisere og call-center medarbejdere. Kun friske, bruges lokale råvarer. Der er ingen kunstige farver, smagsstoffer, konserveringsmidler, alkohol eller parabener i vores sprays. Handy lomme størrelse 30 ml (ca. 70 spray) Giv din stemme Klarhed i dag! […]
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Spray Stimme Klarheit.

Spray Stimme Klarheit. Das natürliche von Sängern geschaffen Spray für Sänger, Künstler, Entertainer. Auch von den Schauspielern , Lehrern, Ausbildern verwendet, und Call-Center-Mitarbeiter. Zubereitung werden ausschließlich frische Zutaten aus der Region verwendet. Es gibt keine künstlichen Farbstoffe, Aromen, Konservierungsmittel , Alkohol oder Parabenen in unseren Sprays. Handytasche Größe 30mls (ca. 70 Sprays) Geben Sie Ihre […]
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Clarté Spray Gorge.

Clarté Spray Gorge. Le spray entièrement naturel créé par les chanteurs pour chanteurs, artistes et entertainer   Le spray entièrement naturel créé par les chanteurs pour chanteurs, artistes, animateurs. Également utilisé par les acteurs, les enseignants, les formateurs et le personnel du centre d’appels. Seulement frais, ingrédients locaux sont utilisés. Il n’y a pas colorants […]
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Aerosol Claridad de voz. Hecho para cantantes

Aerosol Claridad de voz. Hecho para cantantes El spray totalmente natural creado por cantantes para cantantes, artistas, animadores. También utilizado por los actores, profesores, formadores y personal del centro de llamadas. Sólo fresca, se utilizan ingredientes de origen local. No hay colores artificiales, sabores, conservantes, alcohol o parabenos en nuestros aerosoles. práctico bolsillo tamaño de […]
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Spruzzo Voce Chiarezza Spray chiarezza della voce. Realizzato per cantanti

Spruzzo Voce Chiarezza  Spray chiarezza della voce. Realizzato per cantanti   Lo spray tutto naturale creato da cantanti per cantanti, artisti, animatori. Utilizzato anche da attori, insegnanti, formatori e call-center personale.   Solo fresco, vengono utilizzati ingredienti di provenienza locale. Non ci sono artificiali colori, aromi, conservanti, alcool o parabeni nei nostri spray. Handy tasca […]
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Christina Perri

Christina Perri: A Thousand Years… Bang Bang Bang… Human… Jar Of Hearts… The Lonely… Christina Perri is an American singer/songwriter who gained her first chart position (and sold 48,000 digital copies in its first week) with “Jar Of Hearts” in 2010 after the song was featured appeared on a TV show. As a result of this […]
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O’Jays

The O’Jays are an American vocal group whose founding members (Walter Williams and Eddie Levert) met before they were 10 years old. As teenagers they formed a band originally consisting of themselves and William Powell, Bobby Massey and Bill Isles and in 1963, they took the name “The O’Jays”. Over the decades, several members have changed, but […]

Vera Lynn

Born in 1917 in London, UK singer Vera Lynn began performing at an early age. By the late 1930s, Lynn had become a popular radio performer, appearing on the program Life from Mayfair then presented her own show, Sincerely Yours. She was made a dame of the British Empire in 1975. In 2009, she topped the British album […]

Betty Hutton

Betty Hutton (born Elizabeth June Thornburg; February 26, 1921 – March 12, 2007) was an American stage, film, and television actress, comedian, dancer, and singer.  She was a popular film actress during the 1940s and 1950s, and starred in such films as Annie Get Your Gun and Greatest Show on Earth. Backing Track  What Do You Want To […]

Andy Williams

Andy Williams : Almost There… Born Free… Can’t take my Eyes Off You… Days Of Wine And Roses… Love Story… Moon River… Music To Watch Girls By… Solitaire… Andy Williams was a singer and American TV Show host. Born in 1927 he made his singing debut at age 8 as part of the Williams Brothers quartet which […]
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How To Read Music

How To Read Music Learning to read the notated language of music is not really any harder than learning any other technical jargon and skills. Written music has been developed over thousands of years and even the current form of music we read today has been around for over 300 years.   Written music will […]
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Karaoke

Singing Karaoke The word Karaoke comes from the Japanese for ‘empty orchestra’. You usually see karaoke in local bars and pubs, but developments in technology over the years have produced home karaoke units, game consoles and even apps for your tablets and mobile phones. How to sing karaoke. Your first introduction to karaoke is usually […]

Singing Pictures

Our Collection of singing pictures, inspirational quotes, memes and posters          

Singing Articles

A collection of newspaper articles related to singing: Singing is good for you http://heartresearch.org.uk/fundraising/singing-good-you Not only is singing a great way to raise money, research shows that it’s also good for your heart. Professor Graham Welch, Chair of Music Education at the Institute of Education, University of London, has studied developmental and medical aspects of […]
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About Singing

About Singing   Helpful advice regarding your singing voice and how to develop it. About Your Voice Your vocal cord (also known as vocal folds) are two bands of elastic muscle tissue situated inside your larynx. These membranes are fixed at one end, giving them a V-shape and open and close to allow for breathing and […]

About Performing

About Performing See our guides about singing and performing.  With helpful tips and great advice Audition Advice Whether you wish to be the next superstar, or just want a place in a band, choir or musical production, having a successful singing audition will help you achieve your dream. Using Backing Tracks Backing tracks are audio recordings or […]
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Dido

All You Want… Closer… Don’t Believe In Love… Here With Me… I’m No Angel… Life For Rent… My Life… Stoned… Thank You… Dido Florian Cloud de Bounevialle O’Malley Armstrong, known as Dido, (born 25 December 1971), is an English singer and songwriter. Dido attained international success with her debut album “No Angel” (1999), which sold […]

Delta Goodrem

A Little Too Late… Almost Here… Believe Again… Be Strong… Born To Try… Butterfly… Dancing With A Broken Heart… Fragile… In My Own Time… Innocent Eyes… In This Life… Little Too Late… Lost Without You… Mistaken Identity… Mistakes… Out Of The Blue… Predictable… Sitting On Top Of The World… Sunrise… Wings… You Will Only Break […]
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Glossary Of Singing Terms

Glossary Of Singing Terms: Our definition guide to some of the words you’ll hear that are used within the singing community.   A Cappella:              Singing without any form of instrumental accompaniment. Absolute Pitch: Ability to determine the exact pitch of a note as played on a musical instrument just by listening to it Accelerando: A […]

Glee

Glee Backing Tracks : Defying Gravity… Don’t Stop Believing… Imagine… Jump… Like A Prayer… Proud Mary… Rehab… To Sir With Love… Toxic… True Colours… Glee is an American musical comedy-drama television series that aired on TV in the United States from May 19, 2009, to March 20, 2015. It focuses on the fictitious William McKinley […]

Boyzone

Boyzone: Baby Can I Hold You Tonight… Father And Son… Love Me For A Reason … Words… You Needed Me… Boyzone are an Irish boy band and are one of the most successful bands in Ireland and the United Kingdom. Their most famous line-up was composed of Keith Duffy, Stephen Gately, Mikey Graham, Ronan Keating, […]

Caro Emerald

Caro Emerald: A Night Like This… Back It Up… Completely… I Belong To You… Price Tag… Tangled Up… That Man… Caroline Esmeralda van der Leeuw (born 26 April 1981), best known by her stage name of Caro Emerald, is a Dutch pop and jazz singer.  She debuted on 6 July 2009 with her single “Back It […]

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj: All Eyes On You… Back Together… Catch Me… Feeling Myself… Get It All… Love More… Right By My Side… Onika Tanya Maraj (born December 8, 1982), known professionally as Nicki Minaj, is a Trinidadian-born American rapper, singer and songwriter. Born in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago and raised in South Jamaica, Queens, New […]
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Jim Reeves

Jim Reeves was initially an extremely successful baseball player until a back injury forced an end to his athletic career. In the 1940’s he worked as a radio presenter and often sang live between broadcasting songs which brought him to the attention of some recording companies, but it wasn’t until the early 1960’s that he […]

Creedence Clearwater Revival

Creedence Clearwater Revival: Bad Moon Rising…  Down On The Corner… I Put A Spell On You… Proud Mary… Up Around The Bend… Creedence Clearwater Revival, was an American rock band active in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The band consisted of lead vocalist, lead guitarist, and primary songwriter John Fogerty, his brother rhythm guitarist […]

Prince

Prince was born Prince Rogers Nelson on June 7, 1958, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Prince was one of the most naturally gifted artists of all time, and also one of the most mysterious.  No other pop star could match the range of his talents, which included not just singing and dancing but also composing, producing, and […]

Tractors (The)

The Tractors are an American country rock band composed of a loosely associated group of musicians, headed by guitarist Steve Ripley. Under the band’s original lineup, The Tractors was signed to Arista Records in 1994, releasing their self-titled debut album that year; the album only produced one Top 40 hit on the Billboard country charts. […]

Audition Advice

Audition Advice Whether you wish to be the next superstar, or just want a place in a band, choir or musical production, having a successful singing audition will help you achieve your dream.   So many people turn up for auditions totally unprepared and are just setting themselves up for failure, yet with a little bit […]
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Annie

Annie The Musical Backing Tracks: A New Deal For Christmas… Easy Street…  I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here… It’s A Hard Knock Life… Little Girls… Maybe… NYC… Tomorrow… You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile… Opportunity… Backing Tracks A New Deal For Christmas Chewing Gum Easy Street I Don’t Need Anything But You I […]

Basshunter

All I Ever Wanted… Angel In The Night… Dota… Every Morning… Northern Light… Now You’re Gone… Basshunter (Jonas Altberg) is a Swedish singer / songwriter / producer / DJ who started out making music on his computer and uploading demos to the internet. In January 2008 Basshunter hit the UK by storm with the release […]

Annie Lennox

Annie Lennox : Here Comes The Rain Again… Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves… Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This… There Must Be An Angel… Who’s That Girl… Why… Although she started her musical career at the beginning of the 1970’s, it wasn’t until she partnered Dave Stewart in a duo called the Eurythmics in the early 1980’s […]

Tina Turner

Tina Turner (born November 26, 1939), born Anna Mae Bullock, is an American-born Swiss recording artist, dancer, actress and author, whose career has spanned more than fifty years, earning her widespread recognition and numerous awards. Backing Tracks  Addicted To Love  Better Be Good To Me  Fool In Love  Golden Eye  Missing You  Nutbush City Limits […]

Phantom Of The Opera Musical

The musical “Phantom Of The Opera” is based on the novel by French writer Gaston Leroux, first published in 1911, which tells of events that occurred at the Paris Opera House in the 1880s. The music was composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Charles Hart and Richard Stilgoe and it opened at Her […]

Patsy Cline

Patsy Cline: Always… Blue Moon Of Kentucky… Crazy… I Fall To Pieces… San Antonio Rose… Stupid Cupid… Walking After Midnight… Wayward Wind… Your Cheating Heart… Patsy Cline, was an American singer. She was one of the most successful and acclaimed vocalists of the 20th century even though her career was tragically cut short when she died […]

Engelbert Humperdinck

Engelbert Humperdinck (born Arnold George Dorsey; 2 May 1936) is an English pop singer. Humperdinck has been described as “one of the finest middle-of-the-road balladeers around.” His singles “Release Me” and “The Last Waltz” both topped the UK music charts in 1967, and sold more than a million copies each. In North America, he also had chart successes with “After the […]

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang… Truly Scrumptious… Hushabye Maountain… Doll On A Music Box… Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a 1968 British musical adventure fantasy film loosely based on Ian Fleming’s 1964 novel “Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang: The Magical Car”. The film was directed by Ken Hughes, written by Roald Dahl and Hughes, and starred Dick Van Dyke, Sally […]

Love Your Voice

Love Your Voice As a singer, you will only have the one instrument to work with.  It cannot be repaired, replaced or upgraded.  You will need to look after your voice and give it the love and attention it needs to stay in shape. We have all know that awful feeling when we have a […]
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Alan Jackson

Alan Jackson: As She Walked Away… Between The Devil And Me… It’s Five O’ clock Somewhere… Love’s Got A Hold On You… Midnight In Montgomery… Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning… Alan Jackson is an accomplished singer / songwriter, and has so far been honoured with over 45 awards from organizations like the […]

Olly Murs

One of X-Factor’s runners up who have managed to make it big, Olly Murs actually had a promising career in football until injury forced him to retire. Already doing the circuit as part of a band Olly auditioned for X-Factor twice to no avail, but in 2009 he succeeded in getting yes votes from the […]
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Cabaret The Musical

Cabaret is a 1966 musical with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and book by Joe Masteroff, based on John Van Druten’s 1951 play I Am a Camera, which was adapted from the short novel Goodbye to Berlin (1939) by Christopher Isherwood. Set in 1931 Berlin as the Nazis are rising to power, it focuses on the nightlife at the seedy Kit Kat Klub, and revolves […]

Robbie Williams

At 16 years of age, Robbie Williams auditioned to join a “Boy Band” which had been formed by manager Nigel Martin-Smith. This band became known as Take That and won immediate and sustained success worldwide. After about 5 years, Robbie Williams left the band to pursue a solo career which at time of writing has spanned over […]
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Free Sheet Music

Free Sheet Music Our selection of free sheet music for you to download absolutely FREE! We currently have the following titles available. Amazing Grace – SSA Angels From The Realms Of Glory Auld Lang Syne Brindisi Deck The Halls Good Christian Men Rejoice Hark The Herald Holly And The Ivy Jerusalem Jingle Bells Joy To […]
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Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday was an American jazz musician and singer-songwriter with a career spanning nearly thirty years.  Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists,   Throughout the 1930s and 1940s, Holiday had success with labels such as Columbia Records and Decca Records.  Holiday’s bad health, coupled with a string of abusive relationships and ongoing drug and alcohol […]

Things You Only Know If You Sing In A Choir

Let’s face it, singing in a choir is the most fun you can have with your clothes on. When you’re feeling a little flat, nothing gives you more of a trill than some simple harmony. And it’s not just about the music – you’ll never leave a choir without making some lifelong friends. Here’s a […]
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Carole King

Carole King  is an American composer and singer-songwriter.  To date, more than 400 of her compositions have been recorded by over 1,000 artists, resulting in over 100 hit singles. Carole King is without question one of the most successful and revered female songwriters in pop music history. Backing Tracks Anyone At All   Beautiful Been […]

Willie Nelson

Singer, songwriter and actor Willie Nelson started writing songs when he learned guitar at an early age, but it wasn’t really until well into the 1970’s that his work gained commercial success. Since then he has released 200 plus albums, earned numerous awards as a musician and is a recognised author, actor and activist. In […]

Voice Problems

Voice Problems. At What Point To You Need To Rest Your Voice   Has your voice become hoarse or raspy? Have you lost your ability to hit some high notes when singing? Does your voice suddenly sound deeper? Does your throat often feel raw, achy, or strained? Has it become an effort to talk? Do […]
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Andrews Sisters

The Andrews Sisters were an American close harmony singing group of the swing and boogie-woogie eras. The group consisted of three sisters LaVerne Sophia, Maxene Angelyn and Patricia Marie “Patty”. They are still widely acclaimed today for their famous close harmonies. They were inducted into the Minnesota Rock/Country Hall of Fame in May of 2006. Backing Tracks Apple Blossom Time Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy Don’t Sit […]

Ben E King

Ben E King: Don’t Play That Song… Like Sister And Brother… On Broadway… Spanish Harlem… Stand By Me… Without Love… Ben E King was an American soul and R&B singer and record producer. One of his best-known songs was “Stand by Me” which was a hit in 1961, and in 1986 when it was used […]

About Your Voice

About Your Voice.   Your voice is the sound made by vibration of the vocal cords caused by air passing out through the larynx bringing the cords closer together. The vocal cords (also known as vocal folds) are two bands of elastic muscle tissue. They are located side by side in the voice box (larynx) just […]

Roxette

Roxette formed in the late 80’s  and stormed the world charts with their mix of ballads and soft rock releases.  Comprising of Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle they have sold an estimated 75 million records worldwide including in Germany, the US and the UK, and have achieved gold and platinum certifications. As of 2016, Roxette […]
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Katherine Jenkins

Katherine Jenkins: Ancora Non Sai… Bring Me To Life… Fear Of Falling… I Believe… I Vow To Thee My Country… Tell Me I’m Not Dreaming… Katherine Maria Jenkins OBE is a Welsh lyric mezzo-soprano, singer and songwriter. She is a popular classical-crossover singer who performs across a spectrum of operatic arias, popular songs, musical theatre […]
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Musical Backing Tracks

  Musical Backing Tracks. A comprehensive catalogue of musical theatre backing tracks, listed by show. A comprehensive catalogue of musical theatre backing tracks available as mp3 download or you can choose to have your tracks sent to you on CD.   Listen to samples before you buy.    There are many musical backing tracks in […]
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Find Your Vocal Range

How To Find Your Vocal Range Every singer would like to know what their voice type is.  Try our easy to use video to help you discover what range you sing in. Simply hum or sing ‘la’ along to each note that you can comfortably sing. On screen you will see a code appear each time […]

Breathing

Learn To Sing – Breathing Breathing One of the cornerstones of learning to sing is knowing how to breathe correctly and learn to control your breathing , so that it is used to optimum effect when you sing. When we are born, our breathing is naturally correct: babies can breathe, yell and scream with optimum […]
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Singing Warm Up

Singing Warm Up Singers are like dancers and athletes – they need to warm up before they perform. You will never see a dancer launch themselves into a routine without properly warming up their bodies beforehand.  This is because their muscles are not ready for what is being asked of them, they are not prepared […]

War Songs

Our collection of backing tracks and sheet music of popular songs from the War Years: Scroll down for World War One, The Christmas Truce and World War Two. World War One (WW1) Many of the songs the soldiers sang in the First World War seem to have a simple innocence about them which somehow reflects […]

Singing Jokes

Singing Jokes One Liner’s Opera is when a guy gets stabbed in the back and, instead of bleeding, he sings. Old musicians never die, they just de-compose. Ever hear the one about the tenor who was so off-key that even the other tenors could tell? Questions and Answers What is the definition of a mezzo […]
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Train

Train are an American rock and formed in 1993  In 1996 Train were turned down by Columbia Records as a new signing, so decided to release their first album “Train” independently and by 1997 were touring nationally (US) mainly as a support act.  Train have released several albums, won awards from the Grammys, American Music Awards […]

Beach Boys

Beach Boys (The) are a vocal harmony group hailing from California and are one of the most critically acclaimed, commercially successful, and widely influential bands of all time. The group had over eighty songs chart worldwide with four of them reaching number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The Beach Boys have sold in excess of 100 million records worldwide, […]

The Pop Composers Handbook

The Pop Composer’s Handbook Anyone who can pick up a pencil can draw. Anyone who can sing or play an instrument can compose. Following the successful formula of The Pop Composers Handbook, The Pop Composer’s Handbook is a step-by-step guide to the composition of melody, harmony, rhythm and structure and covers styles and song-writing techniques from rock, reggae […]
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Let’s All Sing Pop Hits

Lets All Sing Pop Hits Let’s all sing, just for the fun of it! Be a POP star and sing some of the biggest hits by Bruno Mars, Taio Cruz, Adam Young, Black Eyed Peas, Bon Jovi and Justin Bieber! Perfect for group singing in the classroom, choir or community, these songs have been carefully […]
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Chorister Guide to Keeping Conductors In Line

Chorister Guide To Keeping Conductors In Line The conductor stars in every concert and takes the credit for all your hard work. The basic training of every choral singer should also include the art of one-upmanship to let the conductor know who really is the backbone behind the choir.   The following guide is a fun take […]
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Cee Lo Green

Cee Lo Green (Thomas DeCarlo Callaway) started out with the hip-hop group Goodie Mob before going solo in 2002. Cee Lo Green is an entertainer and businessman. As a five-time Grammy Award Winning singer-songwriter-producer, television personality, actor, entrepreneur, pop culture & fashion icon his profile is huge. Cee Lo Green launched his solo career with the album Cee-Lo Green […]
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Paolo Nutini

Paolo Giovanni Nutini (born 9 January 1987) is a Scottish singer, songwriter and musician from Paisley. Nutini’s debut album, These Streets (2006), peaked at number three on the UK Albums Chart. Its follow-up, Sunny Side Up (2009), debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart. Both albums have been certified quintuple platinum by the British Phonographic Industry. After 5 years, Nutini […]
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Elaine Paige

Elaine Paige OBE is an English singer and actress best known for her work in musical theatre. She attended the Aida Foster stage school, making her first professional appearance on stage in 1964, at the age of 16. Her appearance in the 1968 production of Hair marked her West End debut. Elaine Paige played Eva Perón in Evita in 1978. She won the Laurence Olivier Award for Performance of […]

Guys And Dolls

Guys and Dolls is a musical with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and based on the book “The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown”  by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows.  The premiere on Broadway was in 1950 and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical has had several Broadway and London revivals, as well as a 1955 film adaptation starring Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra and Vivian Blaine. Backing Tracks  A Bushel […]

Michael Kiwanuka

Michael Kiwanuka is a British Soul Musician whose hits include Home Again and I’m Getting Ready. Michael supported Adele on her 2011 European Tour. He was nominated for and won the BBC’s Sound of 2012. At a young age he developed a love of rock music and performed in various cover bands while briefly studying jazz.  After performing as a […]

Gary Moore

Gary Moore: Cold Day In Hell… Empty Rooms… Holding On To Love… One Day… Parisienne Walkways… Still Got The Blues… Robert William Gary Moore (4 April 1952[1] – 6 February 2011) was a Northern Irish singer, songwriter, and virtuoso rock and blues guitarist. In a career dating back to the 1960s, Moore played with musicians including Phil Lynott and Brian Downey […]
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The Importance Of Drinking Water When Singing

 The Importance Of Drinking Water When Singing Our vocal cords are delicate membranes, which are coated with a protective mucosal lining that protects them from the natural friction which occurs when we speak or sing. This mucus coating can easily become imbalanced, for example when we get a cough or cold, we may produce more […]
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Petula Clark

Petula Clark is a popular British Singer, most famous through the 1960;s.  She recorded herfirst song ‘Music, Music, Music’ in 1949.  Downtown became a big hit for her in 1964, along with Colour My World, Don’t Sleep Under The Subway, and I Couldn’t Live Without Your Love.    Petula continues to tour extensively. Backing Tracks […]

Owl City

Owl City is an American electronica project created in 2007 in Owatonna, Minnesota; it is one of several projects by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Adam Young. Young created the project while experimenting with music in his parents’ basement. Owl City developed a following on the social networking site MySpace, like many musicians who achieved success in the late 2000s, before signing […]

Scissor Sisters

Scissor Sisters is an American pop group formed in 2001. Their music style tends to lean towards pop rock and glam rock, nu-disco, and electroclash. Their disco version of “Comfortably Numb” and subsequent self titled debut album earned them a Grammy nomination and the album was a success, particularly in the UK where it reached number one, was later certified […]

Perry Como

Perry Como: And I Love You So… Catch A Falling Star… It’s Impossible… Magic Moments… Some Enchanted Evening… Til The End Of Time… Perry Como became known as one of the ‘Crooners’  (alongside the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bing Crosby). He was one of the most popular vocalists between the end of World War II and the rise of […]
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Brad Paisley

Brad Paisley: Accidental Racist… Celebration… I’m Gonna Miss Her… Two People Fell In Love… We Danced… Welcome To The Future… Brad Paisley (born Bradley Douglas Paisley October 28, 1972) is an American country music singer and songwriter. He released his debut album “Who Needs Pictures” in 1999 followed by nine other studio albums and a […]

Birdy

Birdy (Jasmine van den Bogaerde) is a British musician, singer songwriter who won a major music competition at the age of 12. Her debut single a cover of “Skinny Love” by Bon Iver, charted highly all across Europe and went platinum in Australia. Her debut album, Birdy, was released in 2011 and went to number 1 in […]

Wynonna Judd

Wynonna  Judd is an American country music singer. Her solo albums and singles are all credited to the single name Wynonna. She first rose to fame in the 1980s alongside her mother Naomi in the country music duo The Judds. They released seven albums on Curb Records in addition to 26 singles, of which 14 were number-one hits. The Judds disbanded in 1991 […]

JLS

JLS were an English boy band, which consisted of members Aston Merrygold, Oritsé Williams, Marvin Humes, and JB Gill. They were already signed to a record company when the entered and became runners up on the 2008 series of X – Factor . Their first two singles after this (“Beat Again” and “Everybody in Love“) went to number one on […]
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Calvin Harris

Calvin Harris: Blame… Bounce… Drinking From The Bottle… Feel So Close… Let’s Go… My Way… Thinking About You… Adam Richard Wiles (born 17 January 1984), known professionally as Calvin Harris, is a Scottish record producer, DJ, singer and songwriter. He released his first album “I Created Disco” in June 2007. His second album “Ready for […]
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Estelle

Estelle Fanta Swaray (born 18 January 1980), simply known as Estelle, is an English singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer, and actress from West London, England. Estelle is known for her eclectic mix of various musical genres including R&B, soul, reggae, grime, hip hop and dance. She experienced mainstream success with the single “American Boy” featuring Kanye West, reaching number 1 in the United Kingdom. Estelle […]

Deana Carter

Deana Carter: Angels Working Overtime… Count Me In… Did I Shave My Legs For This… How Do I Get There… I’m Just A Girl… Strawberry Wine… We Danced Anyway… Deana Kay Carter (born January 4, 1966 in Nashville, Tennessee) is a country music artist who gained recognition with the release of her debut album “Did […]

Conor Maynard

Conor Paul Maynard (born 21 November 1992) is an English singer-songwriter, record producer, YouTuber and actor from Brighton who is signed to Warner Music Group subsidiary, Parlophone. Maynard rose to success in 2012 when he was nominated for, and subsequently won, MTV’s Brand New for 2012 award] His debut single, “Can’t Say No”, was released in the United Kingdom on […]
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Cheryl

Cheryl Ann Tweedy is an English singer, songwriter and television personality. Born and raised in Newcastle upon Tyne, she rose to fame in late 2002 upon winning a place in Girls Aloud, a girl group created through ITV’s Popstars: The Rivals. While still in the group, she began a solo career in April 2009, which  produced ten singles, “Fight for This Love, “Promise […]

Fame

Fame is a stage musical based on the 1980 musical film of the same name. The musical premiered in 1988 in Miami, Florida. De Silva had produced the 1980 film about students at New York City’s High School of Performing Arts. The critically and commercially successful film was followed by a six-season television series, and the musical. The musical is significantly rewritten from the […]

Bobby Bare

Bobby Bare has logged 30 Top 20 singles over the course of his career, won a Grammy Award, has multiple Grammy nominations and has been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, in the Veterans Artist category. During his career, Bare has had success with Traditional Country, the Nashville Sound, Outlaw Country, and country pop crossover material. Born […]

Bread

Bread: Baby I Want You… Everything I Own… If… I Want To Make It With You… Lost Without Your Love… Bread was an American band from Los Angeles, California. Formed in the late 60’s, the band consisted of David Gates, Jimmy Griffin, Robb Royer and Mike Botts. Larry Knechtel replaced Royer in 1971. Backing Tracks Baby I Want You Everything […]

The best throat pastilles in the world

Vocalzone Throat Pastilles are rated highly by the Welsh legendary Singer, Sir Tom Jones, ‘The best throat pastilles in the world’. Vocalzone throat Pastilles are one of the best selling throat pastilles helping singers perform at their best. Sir Tom Jones wouldn’t be without them, will you? Welsh-engineered throat pastilles keep Sir Tom’s voice pristine is […]
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Successful Singing Tips – Singing Techniques

Singing Tips – Singing Techniques Singing Tips For Singers.  Singing when done with correct singing techniques will help improve your singing voice. Here are a few tips to help you. Are you singing through your nose? Sing an open vowel sound such as AH whilst pinching your nose.  Listen to how your tone sounds. Does it […]
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Singing with a cold or sore throat free help and advice

Singing with a cold or sore throat  – free help and advice is here We often get asked, should I sing with a cold or sore throat (or perhaps both!). The answer is simply NO – It’s not a good idea. You may not be happy with this answer, the reasons for which I will […]
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Nancy Sinatra

Nancy Sinatra is the elder daughter of Frank and Nancy Sinatra. She had several hits including the 1967 number one “Somethin’ Stupid” (a duet with her father). Nancy Sinatra began her career as a singer and actress in November 1957 with an appearance on her father’s TV variety series. In early 1966 she had a […]
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Rebecca Ferguson

  Rebecca Ferguson Backtrack Glitter And Gold I Hope Nothing Real But Love Too Good To Lose What Can’t You Do Right Bones Superwoman    
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Maverick Sabre

Maverick Sabre (Michael Stafford) is an English-Irish singer, songwriter, and rapper. He spent time collaborating with other artists before eventually being signed and branching out on his own. In 2011 Stafford released his debut EP, The Lost Words and four months later, the single “Let Me Go” was released and reached the U.K. Top 20. His […]

Marcus Collins

Marcus Collins (born 15 May 1988) is an English singer who finished second to the girl band Little Mix in the eighth series of The X Factor in 2011. In 2012 he signed a record deal and released his debut studio album. The single ‘Seven Nation Army‘ was released in March and charted at number nine on the UK Singles Chart. ‘Mercy’, the second […]
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Gerard McMann

Gerard McMann Backing Tracks Cry Little Sister – from The Lost Boys   Cry Little Sister  (Theme from the Lost Boys) A last fire will rise behind those eyes Black house will rock, blind boys don’t lie Immortal fear, that voice so clear Through broken walls, that scream I hear Cry little sister – Thou […]
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DJ Sammy

Samuel Bouriah (born 19 October 1969), better known by his stage name DJ Sammy, is a Spanish DJ and record producer. He has released five albums and has had five top-10 hits, including a cover of Bryan Adams’ “Heaven”, which reached number one in the UK in 2002. His career started when he made his first singles with his […]

Delilah

Delilah  (born Paloma Ayana Stoecker 23 September 1990), is a British singer-songwriter.  After sending demos to Island Records she caught the attention of industry executives at major record labels and signed to Atlantic Records at the age of seventeen. In 2011, she collaborated with Chase & Status on the single “Time”. Her first solo song “Go”, was officially released […]

Cover Drive

Cover Drive are a four-piece band from Barbados consisting of Amanda Reifer, T-Ray Armstrong, Barry “Bar-Man” Hill and Jamar Harding. They have gained commercial success in the United Kingdom. They are best known as featuring artist in Far East Movement’s hit single “Turn Up the Love”. The band was signed by record label Global Talent, a division of Polydor Records. […]

Sore Throat Relief for Singers and Vocalists

Sore Throat Relief for Singers and Vocalists (in fact anyone who is serious about keeping a healthy voice) This guide is written primarily for the singer, but is useful to everyone who needs sore throat relief or suffers from a hoarse voice. Our vocal cords are delicate membranes surrounded by muscle. These membranes need to […]
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Commitments (The)

The Commitments: I Can’t Stand The Rain… In The Midnight Hour… Mustang Sally… Try A Little Tenderness… The Commitments is a 1991 Irish-British-American musical comedy-drama film directed by Alan Parker. The film is an adaptation of Roddy Doyle’s 1987 novel of the same name: the first book in his “Barrytown” Trilogy. The story follows Jimmy Rabbitte, a young music […]
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BR5-49

BR549 (originally spelled BR5-49) was an American country music band. Founded in 1993, the band originally comprised Gary Bennett (lead and background vocals, acoustic guitar), Don Herron (steel guitar, Dobro, fiddle, mandolin, acoustic guitar), “Smilin’” Jay McDowell (upright bass), Chuck Mead (lead and background vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar), and “Hawk” Shaw Wilson (drums, background vocals). Bennett and McDowell left the band in 2001, with Chris Scruggs and […]

Sunset Boulevard

Sunset Boulevard is a musical with book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton, and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Opening first in London in 1993, the musical has had several long runs internationally and enjoyed extensive tours. It is based on the Academy Award-winning 1950 film-noir of the same title. Praised by many […]
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Confederate Railroad

Confederate Railroad entered the country music scene in the early 90s with its American country rock, southern rock, outlaw country style. Consisting of founder and frontman Danny Shirley, Rusty Hendrix, Mark DuFresne, Bobby Randall and Wayne Secrest playing a mix of guitars, keyboar ds, fiddle and drums produce a great sound with vocals and harmonies worth listening […]

Mack And Mabel

  Mack and Mabel is a musical with a book by Michael Stewart and music and lyrics by Jerry Herman. The original 1974 Broadway production produced by David Merrick starred Robert Preston and Bernadette Peters. It received eight Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical, but did not win any. There was no nomination for Jerry Herman’s score. Although the original production closed after only eight weeks, the songs […]

Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is a 1979 musical thriller with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler. The musical is based on the 1973 play Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street by Christopher Bond and opened on Broadway in 1979 and in the West End in 1980. It won the Tony Award for Best Musical and Olivier Award for Best New Musical. […]

Seven Brides For Seven Brothers Musical

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is a 1954 musical film, based on the short story “The Sobbin’ Women”, by Stephen Vincent Benét, which was based in turn on the Ancient Roman legend of The Rape of the Sabine Women.  The film is set in Oregon in 1850, is particularly known for its unusual choreography, which makes dance numbers out of such mundane frontier pursuits as chopping wood […]

Mame

Mame is a musical with the book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee and music and lyrics by Jerry Herman.   In 1958, a film titled Auntie Mame, released by Warner Brothers, starring Rosalind Russell. It was nominated for an Academy Award and won a Golden Globe for her portrayal.   The musical opened on Broadway in 1966, starring Angela Lansbury and Bea Arthur. Backing Tracks Bosom Buddies I Got The […]

King And I (The)

The King and I is a musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein . It is based on Margaret Landon’s novel, Anna and the King of Siam (1944),  In 1950 the film was released featuring Yul Brynner and Gertrude Lawrence. The musical was an immediate hit, winning Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Actress (for Lawrence) and Best Featured Actor (for Brynner).  The show ran on Broadway for almost 3 years.  The King and I continues […]

Oklahoma Musical

Oklahoma! is the first musical written by the team of composer Richard Rodgers and librettist Oscar Hammerstein II. The musical is based on Lynn Riggs’ 1931 play, Green Grow the Lilacs. Set in farm country outside the town of Claremore, Oklahoma Territory, in 1906, it tells the story of farm girl Laurey Williams and her courtship by two rival suitors, cowboy Curly McLain […]

Me And My Girl Musical

Me and My Girl is a musical with music by Noel Gay and its original book and lyrics by Douglas Furber and L. Arthur Rose. The musical is set in the late 1930s and tells the story of an unrefined cockney gentleman named Bill Snibson, who learns that he is the 14th heir to the Earl of Hareford. The action is set […]

Chess

Chess is a musical with music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus of the pop group ABBA, lyrics by Tim Rice, and a book by Richard Nelson based on an idea by Rice. The story involves a politically driven, Cold War–era chess tournament between two men—an American grandmaster and a Soviet grandmaster—and their fight over a woman who manages one and falls in love with the other. Chess was a significant and […]

Evita

Evita is a musical with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics and book by Tim Rice. It concentrates on the life of Argentine political leader Eva Perón, the second wife of Argentine president Juan Perón. The story follows Evita’s early life, rise to power, charity work, and eventual death. The musical began as a rock opera concept album released in 1976. Its success led to productions […]

Sweet Charity

Sweet Charity is a musical with music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Dorothy Fields and book by Neil Simon. It was directed and choreographed for Broadway by Bob Fosse starring his wife and muse Gwen Verdon alongside John McMartin. It is based on the screenplay for the Italian film Nights of Cabiria. However, whereas Federico Fellini’s black-and-white film concerns the romantic ups-and-downs of an ever-hopeful dance hall hostess, in […]

Starlight Express

Starlight Express is a rock musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber (music) and Richard Stilgoe (lyrics). The West End production of Starlight Express is the eighth longest-running musical in history, having been performed 7,409 shows between 1984 and 2002. Starlight Express is also the most successful musical in Germany, where it has been performed in a purpose-built theatre since 1988. Famously, the actors perform the entire show on roller skates Backing […]

Fiddler On The Roof

Fiddler on the Roof is a musical with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein, set in the Pale of Settlement of Imperial Russia in 1905. It is based on Tevye and his Daughters (or Tevye the Dairyman) and other tales by Sholem Aleichem. The original Broadway production of the show, which opened in 1964, had the first musical theatre run in history to surpass 3,000 performances.. It won nine Tony […]

Song And Dance

Song and Dance is a musical comprising two acts, one told entirely in “Song” and one entirely in “Dance”, tied together by a unifying love story. The “Song” act is Tell Me on a Sunday, with lyrics by Don Black and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, about a young British woman’s romantic misadventures in New York City and Hollywood. The “Dance” act is a ballet choreographed to Variations, composed by […]

Godspell

Godspell – A musical mostly based on the Gospel of Matthew (from the Christian Bible). John-Michael Tebelak was studying Greek Mythology at Carnegie Mellon University when he became fascinated by the Gospels as told in the Bible, so weeks away from having to hand in his final thesis on his chosen subject, he wrote the manuscript for Godspell […]
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Rocky Horror Picture Show Musical

The Rocky Horror Show is a musical with music, lyrics and book by Richard O’Brien. A humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late 1940s through to the early 1970s, the musical tells the story of a newly engaged couple getting caught in a storm and coming to the home of a mad transvestite scientist, Dr Frank-N-Furter, unveiling his new creation, […]

South Pacific

South Pacific is a musical composed by Richard Rodgers, with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and book by Hammerstein and Joshua Logan. The work premiered in 1949 on Broadway and was an immediate hit, running for 1,925 performances. The plot is based on James A. Michener’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 1947 book Tales of the South Pacific and combines elements of several of those stories. Rodgers and Hammerstein believed they could write a musical based […]

Freda Payne

Freda Payne is an American singer and actress. Payne is best known for career in music during the mid–1960s through the mid–1980s. Her most notable record is her 1970 hit single, “Band of Gold”. Payne was also an actress in musicals and film and is the older sister of Scherrie Payne, a former singer with the American vocal group The Supremes. Backing Tracks […]
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Fontella Bass

Fontella  Bass (July 3, 1940 – December 26, 2012) was an American R&B and soul singer and songwriter best known for her 1965 hit, “Rescue Me.” Backing Track Rescue Me   Lyrics Rescue me Take me in your arms Rescue me I want your tender charm ‘Cause I’m lonely And I’m blue I need you And your love too Come on […]

Feeling (The)

The Feeling are a British rock band who first came onto the scene in 2005 with a digital release of their song ‘Fill You Up’. In June 2006, The Feeling released their debut album, Twelve Stops and Home, which reached Number 2 in the UK Albums Chart. Over the last decade or so they’ve made five albums […]
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Emile Ford

Michael Emile Telford Miller (16 October 1937 – 11 April 2016), known professionally as Emile Ford, was a musician and singer born in Saint Lucia. He was popular in the United Kingdom in the late 1950s and early 1960s as the leader of Emile Ford & the Checkmates, who had a number one hit in late 1959 with “What Do You […]

Eddie Fisher

Eddie Fisher: I’m Walking Behind You… Oh My Papa… Outside Of Heaven… Rose Tattoo… Edwin John “Eddie” Fisher (August 10, 1928 – September 22, 2010) was an American singer and actor. He was the most successful pop singles artist during the first half of the 1950s: selling millions of records and hosting his own TV […]

Dooleys

The Dooleys were a United Kingdom male–female pop group comprising at its peak eight members – six of them in the Dooley family. The group achieved several UK chart hits between 1977 and 1981, including top-ten hits “Wanted”, “Love of My Life” and “The Chosen Few”.   Backing Tracks  Love Of My Life – Dooleys

Donny Osmond

Donny Osmond (born December 9, 1957) is an American singer, dancer, actor, and former teen idol. Osmond has also been a talk and game show host, record producer and author. In the mid-1960s, he and four of his elder brothers gained fame as the Osmonds. Osmond went solo in the early 1970s, earning several top ten hits including, […]

Don Williams

Don Williams was three years old when he sang in a local talent contest and won first prize. He grew up with music as his mother played guitar and country music was a big part of family life. Don helped form a band in the 1960’s and they had minor success, but it wasn’t until […]

Deep Blue Something

    Breakfast at Tiffany’s Deep Blue Something Breakfast at Tiffany’s Lyrics You say that we’ve got nothing in common No common ground to start from And we’re falling apart You’ll say the world has come between us Our lives have come between us Still I know you just don’t care And I said, “What […]

Dave Edmunds

David William Edmunds (born 15 April 1944) is a Welsh singer/songwriter, guitarist, actor and record producer. Although he is mainly associated with pub rock and new wave, having many hits in the 1970s and early 1980s, his natural leaning has always been towards 1950s style rock and roll. I Hear You Knocking Lyrics You went away and left me long time ago Now […]

Dave Clark Five

Dave Clark Five were formed in 1961. They were part of the “British Invasion” of the 1960s music scene and reached the Top 40 17 times between 1964 and 1967 with memorable hits like “Glad All Over,” “Bits and Pieces,” “Because,”.  They were one of the first English groups to tour North America. After a […]
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Chiffons

Chiffons: He’s so Fine… One Fine Day… Sweet Talking Guy… The Chiffons were one of the top girl groups of the early 1960s. In 1960, the group was originally a trio of schoolmates: Judy Craig, Patricia Bennett, and Barbara Lee; at James Monroe High School in the Bronx, but in 1962 were joined by Sylvia […]

Chicago

Chicago is an American rock band formed in 1967  The self-described “rock and roll band with horns” began writing politically charged rock music, and later moved to a softer sound, generating several hit ballads. The group had a steady stream of hits throughout the 1970s and 1980s. Since at least 2008, Billboard has shown the band to be one of the “greatest […]

Charlene Soraia

Charlene Soraia, is a British singer-songwriter.  She first became known with a cover of The Calling’s “Wherever You Will Go”, which peaked at number 3 in the UK Singles Chart. She released her debut studio album, Moonchild, in November 2011, which features “Wherever You Will Go” as a bonus track. She released her second studio album, Love Is the Law, in September 2015, […]

Bryan Hyland

Bryan Hyland (born November 12, 1943) is an American pop recording artist who was particularly successful during the early 1960s. He continued recording into the 1970s. Allmusic journalist Jason Ankeny says “Hyland’s puppy-love pop virtually defined the sound and sensibility of bubblegum during the pre-Beatles era.” Although his status as a teen idol faded, he went on to release several country-influenced albums and had additional chart hits later […]
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Brenda Russell

Brenda Russell (born April 8, 1949, Brooklyn, New York) is an American singer-songwriter and keyboardist. Known for her diverse musical style, her recordings have encompassed several genres, including pop, soul, dance, and jazz. Her hits have included “Piano in the Dark” and “Get Here”, the latter of which became an even bigger hit for Oleta Adams. Backing Tracks Piano In The Dark Lyrics When I find myself […]

Bobby Vee

Bobby Vee: More Than I Can Say… Rubber Ball… Run To Him… Take Good Care Of My Baby… The Night Has A Thousand Eyes… Bobby Vee, born Robert Thomas Velline in Fargo, North Dakota on April 30, 1943, was an American pop singer. He released his first single “Suzie Baby” in 1959, but it was […]

Blue Mink

Blue Mink were a British six-piece pop group that existed from 1969 to 1974. Over that period they had six Top 20 hit singles in the UK Singles Chart, and released five studio based albums. According to AllMusic: “they have been immortalised on a string of compilation albums, each recounting the string of effervescent hits that established them among Britain’s best-loved pop groups of […]

Billy Swan

William Lance – Bill Swan (born May 12, 1942) is an American Country singer-songwriter, best known for his 1974 single, “I Can Help”. Backing Tracks I Can Help – Billy Swan Swan was born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. As a child, he learned drums, piano and guitar, and began writing songs. His first big break was in 1962 when Clyde […]

Baccara

Baccara sold more than 16 million copies of “Yes Sir, I Can Boogie” and were included in the 1977 edition of the Guinness Book of Records as the highest-selling female musical duo to date. They were the first female duo to reach number one in the UK, and had the only number one by a […]

Arthur Conley

As an homage to soul music, Sweet Soul Music reached dizzy heights in the US and UK charts after its release in 1967. Unfortunately its writers Otis Redding and Arthur Conley were sued by the business partner of Sam Cooke for plagiarizing the melody from his song “Yeah Man”. As part of the settlement, Sam Cooke’s […]

Animals (The)

The Animals are an English rhythm and blues and rock band, formed in Newcastle upon Tyne in the early 1960s.  The Animals were known for their gritty, bluesy sound and deep-voiced frontman Eric Burdon, as exemplified by their signature song and transatlantic No. 1 hit single, “House of the Rising Sun”, as well as by hits such as “We Gotta Get Out of This Place”, “It’s My […]

Amy Meredith

Amy Meredith was an Australian pop band who signed a deal with Sony Music Australia, and released their debut single Pornstar, which peaked at No. 65 on the ARIA Singles Chart.  The album was met with negative reviews and shortly afterwards Sony terminated their deal with the band.  Without a record label, the band has yet to release any new material Backing Tracks […]

Steve Harley

Steve Harley (born Stephen Malcolm Ronald Nice; 27 February 1951, Deptford, London, England) is an English singer and songwriter, best known as frontman of the rock group Cockney Rebel, with whom he still tours. Backing Track Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me) Lyrics You’ve done it all, you’ve broken every code And pulled the rebel to the floor You […]

Stereophonics

The Stereophonics are a British rock band formed in the depths of Wales. Their debut album, Word Gets Around, was released in August 1997 and charted at number six in the UK and by 1999 had achieved a total of ten top-ten singles as well as one number one (“Dakota”).  Stereophonics are one of the most […]
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Tony Christie

Tony Christie is a British singer who was first signed to a major record label in 1969. He is best known for his hits “Is This The Way To Amarillo?”, “I Did What I Did For Maria” and “Avenues and Alleyways” which was the theme tune to the TV series The Protectors. He recorded albums […]
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Burlesque

Burlesque is a 2010 American backstage musical film written and directed by Steven Antin and starring Cher and Christina Aguilera along with Eric Dane, Cam Gigandet, Julianne Hough, Alan Cumming, Peter Gallagher, Kristen Bell and Stanley Tucci. The film was released on November 24, 2010 in North America. Cher and Aguilera contributed to the soundtrack album, with Aguilera contributing eight out of the 10 songs and Cher taking the remaining two. The […]

Pet Shop Boys

The Pet Shop Boys are an English synthpop duo, formed in London in 1981 and consisting of Neil Tennant (lead vocals, keyboards, occasional guitar) and Chris Lowe (keyboards, vocals). The Pet Shop Boys have sold more than 100 million records worldwide, and are listed as the most successful duo in UK music history by The Guinness Book […]
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Miss Saigon Musical

Miss Saigon Miss Saigon: American Dream… I Still Believe… Please… Sun And Moon… The Heat Is On… The Sacred Bird… The Money Is Yours… Why God Why… This is an epic love story based on Giacomo Puccini’s opera Madame Butterfly, and similarly tells the tale of a doomed romance involving an Asian woman abandoned by her American lover. The story in Madame Butterfly, […]

Taio Cruz

Taio Cruz is a British singer song writer who gained his first publishing deal at the age of 19 years. His first hit single was “I Just Wanna Know,” from his debut album, but it was tracks from subsequent albums like Rokstarr, which includes hit songs like “Break Your Heart” and “Dynamite” that really gave his […]
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Pixie Lott

Victoria Louise Pixie Lott (born 12 January 1991) is an English singer, songwriter, and actress. Her debut single, “Mama Do (Uh Oh, Uh Oh)”, was released in June 2009 and went straight to number one in the UK Singles Chart. She has had much chart success since then and has appeared on Strictly Come Dancing, […]
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LMFAO

LMFAO (an acronym for Laughing My Freaking Ass Off) was an American electronic dance music duo consisting of uncle Redfoo  and nephew SkyBlu.  They respectively are a son and grandson of Motown Records founder Berry Gordy, Jr. RedFoo and SkyBlu grew up in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, where they formed the group LMFAO in 2006 and later became part of the electro house scene. LMFAO started building a local buzz through […]

Jekyll And Hyde Musical

Jekyll & Hyde is a musical horror-drama loosely based on the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. Originally conceived for the stage by Frank Wildhorn and Steve Cuden.  After a world premiere run in Houston, Texas, the musical embarked on a national tour of the United States prior to its Broadway debut in 1997. Many international productions in various languages have since been staged […]

Hairspray

Hairspray is a 1988 American dance comedy film written and directed by John Waters.   The musical based on the film was produced in 2002, with music by Marc Shaiman and Lyrics by Scott Wittman. and became a cult classic. In 2003 it won eight Tony Awards, including one for Best Musical, out of 13 nominations. A remake of the film was released in […]

Dr Hook

Dr Hook, were an American rock band, formed in Union City, New Jersey. They enjoyed considerable commercial success in the 1970s with hit singles including “Sylvia’s Mother”, “The Cover of ‘Rolling Stone’” (both 1972), “A Little Bit More” (1976), “Sharing the Night Together” (1978), and “When You’re in Love with a Beautiful Woman” (1979).  Their […]
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Commodores

Commodores (The) were formed in 1967 and consisted of members Lionel Richie,  Thomas McClary, William King,  Andre Callahan, Michael Gilbert and Milan Williams. Although the line-up changed considerably over the years The Commodores legacy lives on in their beautiful harmonic ballads. They signed with Motown in November 1972, having first caught the public eye opening for The Jackson 5 while on tour. […]

Boney M

Boney M. was a Euro-Caribbean vocal group created by German record producer Frank Farian. Originally based in West Germany, the four original members of the group’s official line-up were Liz Mitchell and Marcia Barrett from Jamaica, Maizie Williams from Montserrat a