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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 […]

Little Richard

Little Richard: Good Golly Miss Molly… Keep A Knocking… Long Tall Sally… Lucille… Rip It Up… Slippin’ And Slidin’… Tutti Frutti… Little Richard (born Richard Wayne Penniman; December 5, 1932 died; May 9, 2020) was an American musician, singer and songwriter. He was an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than six […]

Hits Of 1971

Hits of 1971 A compilation of the Top Hits from 1971 all in one place. For instant download or on CD. 1971 Top Ten American Pie – Don McLean American Pie – Long Version – Don McLean Brown Sugar – Rolling Stones Family Affair – Sly & The Family Stone Imagine – John Lennon Just […]

Hits Of 1970

Hits of 1970 A compilation of the Top Hits from 1970 all in one place. For instant download or on CD. 1970 Top Ten All Right Now – Free Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon & Garfunkel Fire And Rain – James Taylor Layla – Derek & The Dominoes – Eric Clapton Let It Be […]

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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Jonas Brothers

Jonas Brothers are an American vocal group who became famous after receiving airplay on Radio Disney and the Disney Channel. Their first album, released in 2007, reached the Top 5 on the Billboard charts and went double platinum, and the album’s single, “S.O.S.” took the No. 1 spot on iTunes. The Jonas Brothers’ follow-up album, A Little […]
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1975 (The)

As a four piece indie / alternative rock band, The 1975 have been together since 2002 and hail from the Manchester area in the UK. It was 10 years until they released their first EP and the single “Chocolate” reached number 19 in the UK Singles Chart and their debut album a year later reached […]

Blossoms

Blossoms are an English indie pop band formed in 2013 and consisting of band members Tom Ogden (lead vocals, guitar), Charlie Salt (bass, synthesizer, backing vocals), Josh Dewhurst (lead guitar, percussion), Joe Donovan (drums) and Myles Kellock (keyboards, synthesizer, backing vocals). Spring 2014 saw the band signed to Skeleton Records and from March through to August 2014, Blossoms embarked upon their first UK tour […]
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Zara Larsson

Zara Larsson: Ain’t My Fault… Lush Life… Uncover… I Would Like … As a 10 year old, Zara Larsson won the Swedish talent show Talang and subsequently signed  as a singer / songwriter with the TEN record label from whence came her debut EP Introducing. The first single Uncover reached the top of the charts in her home country […]

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 […]

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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Disney Frozen II – 2

Disney Frozen II (2) is set three years after the events of the first film (Disney – Frozen). The story follows Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven, as they embark on a journey beyond Arendelle in order to discover the origin of Elsa’s magical powers and save their kingdom after a mysterious voice calls out to Elsa. Backing Tracks All […]

Disney – The Lion King

Disney – The Lion King: Can You Feel The Love Tonight… Circle Of Life… Hakuna Matata… I just Can’t Wait To Be King… The Lion King is a 1994 American animated epic musical film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Its original songs were written by composer Elton John and […]

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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AJR

AJR are a 3 part vocal harmony group who write, record and produce all of their music from the living room of their apartment. The brothers: Adam (bass/vocals),  Ryan (guitar/piano/ vocals) and Jack (vocals/guitar). AJR got their musical start by busking on the streets and in the parks of New York. Having been raised on ‘50s and […]

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 […]

Tommy James & The Shondells

Tommy James and the Shondells are an American rock band formed in the mid 1960’s. Originally a rock & roll band, they drifted into the popular mainstream high school pop sound. Between 1966 and 1969, the group achieved 14 Top 40 hits. Their song “Mony Mony,” was a number three hit and was followed by […]

Lloyd Price

Lloyd Price – an American R&B singer whose first recording, “Lawdy Miss Clawdy”, was a hit in 1952. He continued to release records, but none were as popular until several years later, when he achieved a series of national hits including “Where Were You (On Our Wedding Day)”, “Personality”,“Just Because” and “Stagger Lee”. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll […]

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 […]

Shawn Mendes

Shawn Mendes is a Canadian singer and songwriter. He attracted a following in 2013, when he began posting song covers on the video sharing application Vine. The following year, he caught the attention of artist managers Andrew Gertler and Island Records A&R Ziggy Chareton, which led to him signing a deal with the record label. Mendes […]
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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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Camila Cabello

Camila Cabello is an American singer and songwriter. She rose to fame as a member of the girl group Fifth Harmony, formed during the second season of The X Factor (USA) in 2012. Camila Cabello began to establish herself as a solo artist with the release of several collaborations and she released the solo single “Crying in the Club”. In just 11 months […]
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Freya Ridings

Freya Ridings (born 19 April 1994) is an English singer-songwriter and instrumentalist who possesses a beautifully rich, soulful vocal tone. She is best known for her 2017 single “Lost Without You”, which peaked at number nine on the UK Singles Chart. Since 2017 she has toured the US and the UK & Europe and continues to write […]
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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 […]

Beyonce

American singer, songwriter, record producer and actress Beyonce Knowles was always headed for stardom having performed in local talent shows from an early age. As part of the girl group Destiny’s Child, Beyonce showcased her vocal talent until launching her solo career. The hit single “Crazy In Love” secured her a place at the top of […]

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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Boy George

Boy George (born George Alan O’Dowd; 14 June 1961) is an English singer, songwriter, DJ and fashion designer. He is the lead singer of the pop band Culture Club, which formed in 1981. At the height of the band’s fame, Culture Club recorded global hit songs such as “Karma Chameleon”, “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me” and […]

Kygo

Kygo is a Norwegian DJ and producer who first gained international acclaim through his mix of Ed Sheerans’ track “I See Fire”. He has since released original songs such as “Firestone” and “Stole the Show”. Kygo has collaborated with artists like Imagine Dragons, Ellie Goulding and (posthumously) Whitney Houston, and played sold out shows around the world. Going […]
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Sly & The Family Stone

Sly and the Family Stone was an American band who were active from 1966 to 198. Its original line-up was led by singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Sly Stone, and included Stone’s brother Freddie Stone (vocals and guitar), sister Rose Stone (vocals and keyboard), Cynthia Robinson (trumpet), Greg Errico (drums), Jerry Martini (saxophone), and Larry Graham (bass). It was the […]

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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Bebe Rexha

Bebe Rexha  is an American singer, songwriter who learned to play the trumpet, piano and guitar as a youngster. She took part in musicals and in high school she became a member of the choir. Bebe Rexha started song-writing in her teens and won the ‘Best Teen Songwriter’ award at a ‘National Academy of Recording […]
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Sam Smith

Sam Smith is an English singer / songwriter. He became famous in 2012 when he was featured on a single by the group Disclosure which reached number 11 on the UK Singles Chart and in February 2013 he released his debut single “Lay Me Down”.   In October 2015 Sam Smith released his song “Writing’s On The Wall” as the […]

Roger Miller

Roger Miller, Sr. (January 2, 1936 – October 25, 1992) was an American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor, widely known for his novelty songs and country/pop hits. He began his career as a songwriter in the late 1950s, writing songs for the likes of Jim Reeves. After he reached the peak of his fame in the mid-1960s, he contined to record […]
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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 […]

Byrds (The)

The Byrds were an American rock band which underwent multiple lineup changes throughout its existence. They attained commercial success with their folk rock sound which incorporated a blend of clear harmonies and a twelve stringed guitar. Several former members of the band went on to successful careers of their own, either as solo artists or as members of […]

Desree

Desree – Desirée Annette Weeks (born 30 November 1968), stage name Des’ree  is a British R&B recording artist who rose to popularity during the 1990s. She is well known for her hits: “Feel So High” (for which three different music videos were recorded), “You Gotta Be”, “Life”, and “Kissing You” (from the soundtrack of the film Romeo + Juliet). At the 1999 […]

Shirley Temple

Shirley Temple (April 23, 1928 – February 10, 2014) was an American actress, singer, dancer, businesswoman, and diplomat who was Hollywood’s number one box-office as a child star from 1935 to 1938. As an adult, she was named United States ambassador to Ghana and to Czechoslovakia, and also served as Chief of Protocol of the […]

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 […]

Lewis Capaldi

Lewis Capaldi is a Scottish singer-songwriter. He achieved mainstream successes throughout 2018, and in 2019, reached number one on the UK Singles Chart with his single “Someone You Loved”. Capaldi learned to play guitar when he was nine, and began his musical career singing in pubs and uploading videos to various social media channels. He released his first […]
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Jamie T

Jamie T is a British singer, songwriter, rapper and record producer. His debut album ‘Panic Prevention’ was released on 29 January 2007 which he followed up with a season touring the festivals, including Glastonbury. He won the Best Solo Artist award at the 2007 and 2010 NME Awards. In 2015 he was awarded a further three accolades by […]
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Halsey

Halsey is an American singer / songwriter who initially came to recognition from her self-penned songs published on social media. She was signed to a record label when her song “Ghost” went viral on an online audio distribution platform. Her first album debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 and was certified Platinum. Three new singles were […]
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Toploader

Toploader are a British alternative rock band from Eastbourne who formed in 1997, with over two million album sales to their name and a string of top 20 hits both home and abroad. Their debut album, Onka’s Big Moka, sold over one million units and peaked in the Top 5 of the UK Albums Chart. However, Toploader are recognised most of all […]

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. […]

Shakespears Sister

Shakespears Sister is a British Group formed in 1988 by ex Bananarama singer Siobhan Fahey after she split from the group. She recorded and performed on her own for a while before being joined by American singer Marcella Detroit. As a duo they released 2 top 10 Albums in the UK and a string of […]
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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 […]

Jamie Cullum

Jamie Cullum is an English singer-songwriter and radio presenter whose love for Jazz music shines through. Cullum performs in a wide range of styles but his musical roots are firmly based in jazz. He gains inspiration from many different musicians and listens to an eclectic mix of music. Although Jamie Cullum is best know for […]

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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John Legend

John Legend, is an American singer, songwriter, musician and actor. Prior to the release of his debut album, he collaborated with many artists but for his solo work, he earned a Billboard Hot 100 number-one single with “All of Me” in 2013 as well as the song peaking at number two in the United Kingdom. He won the Academy […]
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Christine And The Queens

Christine And The Queens is a French solo project by Héloïse Létissier. She took piano and dance lessons at an early age and often combines her music with computer-based multimedia presentations, dance and theatre. The song “Tilted” was released in the UK in 2016 and charted on the UK Singles Chart. Also during this year […]
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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 […]

Paul Young

Paul Young  is an English singer, songwriter and musician. He is famous for hit singles such as “Love of the Common People”, “Wherever I Lay My Hat”, “Come Back and Stay”, “Every Time You Go Away” and “Everything Must Change”, all reaching the top 10 of the UK Singles Chart.  At the 1985 Brit Awards, Young received the award for […]

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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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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Fall Out Boy

Fall Out Boy is an American rock band formed in Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, in 2001. The band consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz, lead guitarist Joe Trohman, and drummer Andy Hurley. The band originated from Chicago’s hardcore punk scene, with which all members were involved at one point. The group went through a succession of drummers […]
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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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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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Adam Ant

Adam Ant is a singer / songwriter and performer who gained commercial success with a new wave punk group calling themselves ‘Adam And The Ants’, then later as a solo artist. He scored 10 UK top ten hits from 1980 to 1983, including three UK No. 1 singles. He has also worked as an actor, […]
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Macklemore

Macklemore is an American hip hop artist who teamed up with producer Ryan Lewis. They went on to have huge success with their debut album, The Heist, and the singles “Thrift Shop” and “Can’t Hold Us,” with millions of copies sold. In 2014, the duo won four Grammys, including the prize for Best New Artist, and released […]
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Debbie Harry

Debbie Harry was co founder of the hugely popular 1970’s -’80’s group Blondie. When the group disbanded in 1982, Debbie Harry embarked on a solo career that would span the following decades. Harry has released five solo albums, acted in several movies and television series and a few commercials. The single “French Kissin’ in the USA” from […]
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Dobie Gray

Dobie Gray was a versatile American singer and songwriter who explored soul, country, pop, and musical theatre genres. His hit songs included “The ‘In’ Crowd” in 1965 and “Drift Away” (which has been covered by the likes of Elvis Presley and Ray Charles). By 1975 Dobie Gray had relocated to Nashville to experiment with the Country genre and by the 1980’s was a […]
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D-Side

D-Side were an Irish boyband. Established in 2001 and originally made up of five members, Ryan O’Rian, Shane Creevey, Derek Moran, Damien Bowe and Dane Guiden, but became a threesome, however, when Damien and Dane both left for personal reasons. They had three Top 10 singles in the UK/Ireland and some around Europe and did fantastically well […]
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Eden Kane

Eden Kane is a singer who rose to fame in the 1960’s. He was born in India but his family moved to the UK in 1954 and settled in the South East. Coming from a musical family Eden Kane had a talent and when rock and roll came along he wanted to be part of […]
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Eternal

Eternal were a vocal group formed in 1992 with the line-up consisting of sisters Easther and Vernie Bennett, Kéllé Bryan and Louise Redknapp. The group became an international success, selling around 10 million records worldwide with their debut album peaking at number two in the UK Album Chart. In 1997, they reached number one on the UK Singles Chart with “I Wanna Be […]
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Fragma

Fragma are a trance music group from Germany originally comprising four members. Founded in 1998 by brothers Dirk and Marco Duderstadt, they produced their first single Toca Me with experienced producer Ramon Zenker. The song “Toca’s Miracle” was a mash up of their own song “Toca Me” with the vocals of Coco’s song “I Need […]
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Hanson

Hanson is an American pop rock band from the United States, formed by brothers Isaac (guitar, bass, piano, vocals), Taylor (keyboards, piano, guitar, drums, vocals), and Zac (drums, piano, guitar, vocals). They are best known for the hit song “MMMBop” from their debut album released in 1997. Hanson has sold over 16 million records worldwide and have had 8 top 40 […]
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Helen Shapiro

Helen Shapiro is a British singer who was popular in the 1960’s. In 1961, aged fourteen, she had a UK No. 3 hit with her first single, “Don’t Treat Me Like a Child” and two number one hits in the UK, “You Don’t Know” and “Walkin’ Back to Happiness”. The latter did not top the UK […]
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Herman’s Hermits

Herman’s Hermits were a band formed in the 1960’s in Manchester, UK.  The line-up consisted of Peter Noone (vocals), Karl Green (bass), Keith Hopwood (rhythm guitar), Lek Leckenby (lead guitar) and Barry Whitwam (drums). Their first single, a cover of Earl Jean’s US hit, ‘I’m Into Something Good’, gave the group a UK number 1 in […]
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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 […]

Imagination

Imagination were a trio from the U.K popular in the 1980’s. They released their first album in 1981 and had a hit with “Body Talk.” The group’s second album released in 1982 was their most successful and included the U.S. R&B and UK chart hit “Just an Illusion”. The group broke up in the mid-’90’s. Backing Tracks   Body […]
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Jem

Jem is Welsh singer, songwriter, and record producer who began songwriting at an early age. Her first studio album was created with collaborations from various producers and spawned the singles “They”, “Just a Ride” and “Wish I”, and performed well in the United States, Canada, Japan and Europe. Jem’s second studio album, Down to Earth was released in the United […]
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Jane McDonald

Jane McDonald is a British singer who shot to fame in 1998 when she appeared on the BBC TV programme ‘The Cruise’. Jane’s first album remained at Number One for three weeks and achieved platinum status and each of her subsequent 4 major albums have all reached gold and silver status. 2009 saw the first […]
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Ken Dodd

Sir Kenneth Arthur  Ken Dodd OBE (8 November 1927 – 11 March 2018) was an English comedian, singer and occasional actor. He was described as “the last great music hall entertainer”, and was primarily known for his live stand-up performances. Backing Track Happiness The River Promises Tears About Sir Kenneth Arthur Dodd OBE (8 November 1927 – 11 March 2018) was an English comedian, […]
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Lene Marlin

Lene Marlin is a singer /songwriter hailing from Norway. Her first single “Unforgivable Sinner” reached number one in her home nation and remained there for 8 weeks. Her second single “Sitting Down Here” also did very well in Norway and led into the release of her album “Playing My Game” on March 22 in Norway. In […]
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Marc Anthony

Marc Anthony is an American singer, actor, record producer and television producer. Anthony is reported to be the top selling tropical salsa artist of all time. Having won 2 Grammy Awards and 5 Latin Grammy Awards Marc has sold more than 12 million albums worldwide and is best known for his Latin salsa numbers and ballads.  He held the Guinness World Record for best-selling tropical/salsa artist […]
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Middle Of The Road

Middle of the Road is group of singers from Scotland, who were popular for a short time in the 1970’s. Four of their singles sold over one million copies each and by early 1972 the group had sold over five million records. Under their pervious name ‘Los Caracas’ they won the UK TV talent show Opportunity […]
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Missy Higgins

Missy Higgins (Melissa Morrison Higgins – born 19 August 1983) is an Australian singer-songwriter, musician and actress. She has had 3 Australian number-one albums : The Sound of White (2004), On a Clear Night (2007) and The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle (2012). She was nominated for five ARIA Music Awards in 2004 and won ‘Best Pop Release’ for the single “Scar”. In 2005, she was nominated for seven […]
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Ms Dynamite

Ms Dynamite, is an English rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer. She is the recipient of the Mercury Music Prize, two Brit Awards and three MOBO Awards. Her debut album was released in 2002, which featured the hit songs “It Takes More” and “Dy-na-mi-tee”. Her second album produced the song “Judgement Day” which reached No. 25 in the UK Singles Chart. Since […]
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Newton Faulkner

Newton Faulkner (Sam Newton Battenberg Faulkner) is an English singer-songwriter and musician. He released his debut album in 2007 and it was certified double platinum in the United Kingdom after it topped the UK Albums Chart that same year. It was promoted by three singles, “I Need Something”, “Teardrop” and “Dream Catch Me”,which reached number seven on the UK Singles […]
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Hoodoo Gurus

Hoodoo Gurus  are an Australian rock band, formed in 1981. The bands line-up consisted of : Dave Faulkner (songwriter, lead singer and guitarist),  Richard Grossman (bass), Mark Kingsmill (drums), and Brad Shepherd (guitar, vocals, harmonica). Their popularity peaked in the mid to late 1980s with albums Mars Needs Guitars!, Blow Your Cool! and Magnum Cum Louder. Hoodo Gurus took a break in 1998 with members pursuing other work […]
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Ottawan

Ottawan was a pop music duo, who had the hit singles in the early 1980s. “D.I.S.C.O” was their debut single and reached number 2 in the UK Charts, and “Hands Up” went to number 3. Patrick Jean-Baptiste left the group soon afterwards and Esther de Bijl formed the new Ottawan line up together with New York-based C. […]
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Nick Jonas

Nick Jonas is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer. Jonas began acting in theatre at the age of seven, and released his debut single in 2002. Although it didn’t fare very well Nick Jonas came to the attention of a record company who signed him and his brothers as the band  ‘Jonas Brothers‘. […]
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Martin Garrix

Martin Garrix is a Dutch DJ and record producer. He won the ‘2013 Dance Music Awards’ for ‘Best Electro / Progressive Track’, ‘DJ of the Year’, and ‘Newcomer of the Year’. In 2014, he was awarded ‘The Buma Award’ for ‘Best International Song’ and ‘MTV Clubland Award’ for the track ‘Animals’. In 2016 he received […]
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Marshmello

Marshmello is an American digital record producer and performer whose identity was kept secret until 2017 by his wearing of a facial disguise. Marshmello appears wearing a full-head-covering white coloured bucket. Despite the anonymity, his career received international recognition in 2015 when he began releasing tracks online. In 2018, Marshmello officially released a collaboration with recently deceased rapper Lil […]
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Specials

Specials (The) were formed in the 1970’s and were billed as a 2 Tone / Ska band.  In 1980, the song “Too Much Too Young” reached No. 1 in the UK and in 1981 the single Ghost Town repeated that feat.  Between 1979 and 1981 The Specials had seven consecutive top 10 singles in the UK, three members […]

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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Booty Luv

Booty Luv were a British dance group formed in June 2006. The group comprised two vocalists, Cherise Roberts and Nadia Shepherd, both of whom were in the original line-up of the group Big Brovaz. They released one studio album as a twosome, and had five top twenty hits in the UK. They also achieved European success, gaining hits in Ireland, Poland, the Netherlands and Germany. Backing Tracks Don’t […]
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Luan Parle

Luan Parle is an Irish Singer/Songwriter / Producer.  ‘First Impressions’ was Luan Parle’s début album release after signing to Anim Records at the age of 12 following an appearance on The Late Late Toy Show. In 2002 Luan signed to Sony Music Ireland. Her first single release was a Diane Warren penned cover titled ‘When I See You Smile’ followed […]

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 […]

Divine Comedy (The)

Divine Comedy (The) is an alias for Neil Hannon, a singer / songwriter from Northern Ireland. Originally the Divine Comedy was a trio but by the late 1990’s three had become one, although session musicians are regularly employed (including a 20 piece orchestra).  He achieved his greatest commercial success in the years 1996–99, during which he […]
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JoJo

JoJo Levesque is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She notched a #1 hit on the Billboard Pop Songs chart with her debut single, “Leave (Get Out),” (2003) when she was only 13 and was the youngest solo artist to have a #1 single in the U.S. As both her parents were singers, JoJo was surrounded […]
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Honeyz

Honeyz was a British R & B girl group, formed in 1998. They had five UK Top 10 hits between 1998 and 2000. The original line-up of Célena Cherry, Heavenli Denton and Naima Belkhiati changed over the years with Mariama Goodman replacing Denton in 1999. Goodman left in 2000 with Denton rejoining, before the group disbanded for the […]
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Bring Me The Horizon

Bring Me the Horizon are an English rock band who formed in 2004. The style of their early work has been described primarily as deathcore, but they started to adopt a more eclectic style of metalcore on later albums. Furthermore, their fifth album That’s the Spirit marked a shift in their sound to less aggressive music […]
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Limp Bizkit

Limp Bizkit was formed in 1994 and is an American nu metal band from Jacksonville, Florida. The band achieved success with over 30 million albums sold worldwide. Limp Bizkit consists of singer Fred Durst, Wes Borland (guitar), Sam Rivers (bass) John Otto (drums) and DJ Lethal (turntables, samples). In 1996 they released a five song EP featuring songs such as […]

Louise

Louise Elizabeth Nurding, born 4 November 1974), professionally known as Louise, is an English singer and media personality. She was a member of Eternal, an R&B girl group which debuted in 1993 with their quadruple-platinum studio album Always & Forever. In 1995, Redknapp departed the group for a solo career, in which she released the platinum-selling albums Naked (1996), Woman In Me (1997) and Elbow […]
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Kodaline

Kodaline – Stephen Garrigan (vocals), Mark Prendergast (guitar), Vinny May Jr. (drums) and Jason Boland (bass guitar) make up the group that is Kodaline. Hailing from Ireland, the band line up was completed in 2011 (although two of the members had known each other since childhood) and in 2012 they released their first EP. Many of their singles have been used […]
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Michel Legrand

Michel Legrand (born 24 February 1932 – 25 January 2019) was a French musical composer, arranger, conductor, and jazz pianist who wrote over 200 film and television scores. He won three Oscars (the first of which was for ‘Windmills of Your Mind‘) and five Grammys and has been nominated for an Emmy. He was 22 when his first album, I Love Paris, […]

Madison Avenue

Madison Avenue was an Australian electronic music duo consisting of writer-producer Andy Van Dorsselaer and singer-lyricist Cheyne Coates. Madison Avenue is best known for the song “Don’t Call Me Baby“, which peaked at number one in New Zealand and the United Kingdom in 2000. Their debut album was released in October 2000, which and provided three more singles: “Who the Hell Are […]
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Vic Reeves

James Roderick Moir (born 24 January 1959), better known by the stage name Vic Reeves, is an English comedian, artist, actor and television presenter, best known for his double act with Bob Mortimer (see Vic and Bob). He is known for his surreal and non sequitur sense of humour. In 2003, Reeves and Mortimer were listed in The Observer as one of the 50 funniest acts in British comedy. In a 2005 poll to find […]

New Edition

New Edition are an American R & B vocal group which was formed in 1978. Their big break came in 1981 when they were spotted by singer/producer Maurice Starr whilst they were performing in a talent show.  They recorded their debut album which saw its title track reach number one on both the American R&B singles chart and the […]
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Jay Sean

Jay Sean was born in London, UK and began rapping at age 11 but eventually switched to R&B music. He debuted on the UK  scene as a member of the Rishi Rich Project with “Dance with You”, which reached No. 12 on the UK Singles Chart in 2003 and was then signed to Virgin Records. After a break of almost 4 years […]
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Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding: Anything Could Happen… Army… Beating Heart… Burn… How Long Will I Love You… Love Me like You Do… Starry Eyed… Elenor Jane “Ellie” Goulding (born 30 December 1986) is an English singer-songwriter from Lyonshall in Herefordshire.  Ellie is recognised for her unique voice, wonderful vibrato and breathy tones. She has won many awards, […]

Iyaz

Iyaz, (Keidran Jones (born 15 April 1987)) is a singer-songwriter and dancer from the British Virgin Islands. He is known for his singles “Replay”, “Solo” and “Pretty Girls”. He released his debut album Replay in 2009. All of Iyaz’s singles have reached the top 40 on the UK Official Singles Chart. Iyaz also appeared on the fourth season of Hannah Montana, Hannah […]
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Chainsmokers (The)

Chainsmokers (The) – A DJ duo featuring Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall, the Chainsmokers mix indie, dance, and pop music into a chart-topping sounds with hits like “Roses” and “Don’t Let Me Down.” They first made a name for themselves by creating remixes of their favourite indie bands.. The duo released its official debut single “#Selfie,” which hit number […]

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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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, […]

Mark Ronson

Mark Ronson (born 4 September 1975) is a British musician, DJ, songwriter and record producer best known for his collaborations with artists such as Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus and Bruno Mars. He has received several Grammy Awards, including Producer of the Year for Winehouse’s album Back to Black and two for Record of the Year singles “Rehab” and “Uptown Funk”. He received a Golden Globe Award and an Academy […]
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Jonas Blue

Jonas Blue, is an English DJ, songwriter and record producer. In 2015, Blue released as his debut single,  a cover of Tracy Chapman‘s 1988 single “Fast Car”. The Jonas Blue version peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart, remained in the top 10 for 11 weeks and was nominated for British Single and British Artist […]
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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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Doves

Doves are an English rock band from Cheshire. The band is composed of brothers Jez Williams (guitar, vocals) and Andy Williams (drums, vocals), Jimi Goodwin (bass, vocals, guitar) and Martin Rebelski, joins them as a touring and session musician on keyboards. The band have released several studio albums, two of which have reached Number One on the UK album charts. In 2010 Doves announced that […]
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Joe McElderry

Joe McElderry is an English singer /  songwriter who won the UK’s X-Factor competition in 2009 when he was just 18 years old. As a family entertainer he has had sell-out success with his various concert tours being the popular with fans aged from 5 to 95. Joe’s popularity has seen him croon his way […]
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Robin Schulz

Robin Schulz (born 28 April 1987) is a German musician, DJ and record producer. Most of his songs make use of manual guitar riffs. On 4 February 2014, he released the first single from his debut album, a remix of “Waves” by Dutch hip hop artist Mr Probz. This remix later received a nomination for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical at […]
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Khalid

Khalid is an American singer and songwriter whose song  “Love Lies” was included on the soundtrack of the film Love, Simon in 2018. It peaked at number one on Billboard’s Pop Songs radio airplay chart, and number ten on the Hot 100. Khalid started out making music as a youngster and posted his songs online.  His first mainstream single ‘Location’ […]
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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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Shirley Bassey

Shirley Bassey: As I Love You… As Long As He Needs Me… Big Spender… Diamonds Are Forever… Get The Party Started… Gold Finger… I Who Have Nothing… Something… A world-famous singer with a big voice and a glamorous reputation, Shirley Bassey has recorded numerous hits, including three James Bond theme songs. Backing Tracks As I Love You As Long As He […]

Jess Glynne

Jess Glynne is an English singer and songwriter, signed to Atlantic Records. She rose to prominence as a featured artist on Clean Bandit’s Grammy Award winning single “Rather Be”. In 2018, she became the first British female solo artist to have seven number-one singles on the UK Singles Chart, after her single “I’ll Be There” went to number-one. Backing Tracks All I […]
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Kate Nash

Kate Nash is an English singer-songwriter and actress. Her debut album ‘Made Of Bricks’ (2007) gave her her first hit single “Foundations”. The rest of 2007 saw her performing at the many music festivals in the UK, including the famous Glastonbury. As of 2018, Kate Nash has released 4 studio albums to mixed reviews. Backing Tracks Foundations Marry Happy […]
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Kanye West

Rapper, record producer, singer and fashion designer Kanye West was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on June 8, 1977. Having moved to New York in 2001 to pursue his music career full time, rapper Jay-Z hired him to produce songs for his album The Blueprint, which sold more than 420,000 copies in the first week alone. West went […]
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Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell, is a Canadian singer-songwriter.Rolling Stone called her “one of the greatest songwriters ever”. Drawing from folk, pop, rock, and jazz, Mitchell’s songs often reflect social and environmental ideals as well as her feelings about romance, confusion, disillusionment, and joy. She has received many accolades, including 9 Grammy Awards. Backing Tracks Big Yellow Taxi Both Sides Now (2000 […]
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Johnny Preston

Johnny Preston was an American pop / rockabilly singer popular in the 1960’s. After forming and performing in a rock and roll band, Johhny Preston was asked to record “Running Bear”, a song written by ‘Big Bopper‘ (J P Richardson’. The record was released after the Big Bopper’s death in the same plane crash that killed Buddy Holly and Ritchie […]
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Jimmy Ruffin

Jimmy Ruffin was an American soul singer. He had several hit records between the 1960s and 1980s, the most successful being the Top 10 hits “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted” and “Hold On (To My Love)“. In 1961, Jimmy became a singer as part of the Motown stable, but was drafted for national service. He returned in […]
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Nana Mouskouri

Nana Mouskouri is a Greek singer. During the span of her music career she has released over 200 albums and singles in at least twelve different languages. In 1963, she represented Luxembourg at the Eurovision Song Contest. Her friendship with the composer Michel Legrand led to the recording by Mouskouri of the theme song of the Oscar-nominated film The Umbrellas of […]
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Wilson Pickett

Wilson Pickett (March 18, 1941 – January 19, 2006) was an American singer and songwriter. A major figure in the development of American soul music, Pickett recorded over 50 songs which made the US R&B charts, many of which crossed over to the Billboard Hot 100. Among his best-known hits are “In the Midnight Hour” (which he co-wrote), […]

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 […]

Martha Reeves

Martha Rose Reeves was born in Eufaula, Alabama, on 18th July, 1941. She is an American R&B and pop singer, a former politician, and lead singer of the Motown group Martha Reeves and The Vandellas who have had many hit singles; including “Come and Get These Memories,” “Nowhere to Run”, ” “Heat Wave,” (Grammy nominated), […]
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Zayn Malik

Zayn Malik : As part of the ‘manufactured’ boy band One Direction, Zayn Malik (aka Zain Malik) toured the world and headlined in venues in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and North America. In 2015, Zayn decided to leave the band and in March 2016 released his debut album “Mind of Mine”. The lead single “Pillow Talk” hit the charts […]

Emma Bunton

Emma Bunton: All I Need To Know… Free Me… Maybe… We’re Not Gonna Sleep Tonight… What Took You So Long… Emma Lee Bunton is an English singer-songwriter, actress, and radio and television presenter. She is best known as a member of the girl group the Spice Girls formed in the 1990s, and in which Bunton was nicknamed Baby Spice. Bunton’s […]

James Last

James Last – A German composer and performer who started out as a double bass player in orchestras then progressed to radio before starting out on his solo career (backed by an orchestra and a choir). He sold millions of records with his James Last Orchestra. He pioneered what became known as “Happy Sound” which included […]
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Doobie Brothers

The Doobie Brothers are an American rock band from San Jose, California. The group has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide. It has been active for five decades, with its greatest success in the 1970s. The band’s history can be roughly divided into three eras. From 1970 to 1975 it featured lead vocalist Tom Johnston and a mainstream rock and roll sound with elements […]

Zager and Evans

Zager And Evans – In the Year 2525 is a 1969 hit song by the American pop-rock duo of Dennis Zager and Rick Evans. It reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for six weeks commencing July 12, 1969. It peaked at number one in the UK Singles Chart for three weeks in August and […]

Desmond Dekker

Desmond Dekker (16 July 1941 – 25 May 2006) was a Jamaican ska, rocksteady and reggae singer-songwriter and musician. Together with his backing group the Aces (consisting of Wilson James and Easton Barrington Howard), he had one of the earliest international reggae hits with “Israelites”. Other hits include “007 (Shanty Town)” , “It Miek”, and “You Can Get It If You Really Want” […]

James Ingram

James Ingram is a Grammy and Academy Award-winning singer and producer whose career spanned more than four decades. He released such massive singles as “Baby, Come to Me” (Patti Austin) and “Ya Mo Be There” (Michael McDonald). He has collaborated with stars such as Anita Baker and Kenny Rogers. Backing Tracks Baby Come To Me with Patti […]

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 […]

ZZ Top

ZZ Top is an American rock band formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas. The band has, since 1970, consisted of bassist and vocalist Dusty Hill, guitarist and lead vocalist Billy Gibbons (the band’s leader, main lyricist and musical arranger), and drummer Frank Beard.    The band released its first album—called ZZ Top’s First Album—in 1971. Beginning with blues-inspired rock, the band incorporated new wave, punk rock and dance-rock by using synthesizers. The band is also known […]

Rodney Crowell

Rodney Crowell is a Grammy Award winning American musician, known primarily for his work as a singer and songwriter in the country music genre. He came from a musical family and at age 11, he started playing drums in his father’s band. In his teen years, he played in various garage rock bands. Rodney Crowell’s career […]
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Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Yeah Yeah Yeahs is an American indie rock band formed in New York City in 2000. The group is composed of vocalist and pianist Karen O, guitarist and keyboardist Nick Zinner, and drummer Brian Chase The Yeah Yeah Yeahs ballad “Maps” from the album Fever To Tell became a hit in 2004 followed by “Gold Lion” […]

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 […]

Bluebells

The Bluebells were a Scottish indie rock band popular in the ’80’s and most famous for their song “Young At Heart”. Their other UK Top 40 hits were “I’m Falling” and “Cath” and they released one EP “The Bluebells”  and one full length album “Sisters”. Although they officially disbanded in the late ’80’s they reformed briefly in 1993 when “Young At […]

Del Shannon

Del Shannon (born Charles Weedon Westover; December 30, 1934 – February 8, 1990) was an American rock and roll and country musician and singer-songwriter, best known for his 1961 number 1 Billboard hit “Runaway”. Backing Tracks Hats Off To Larry Hey Little Girl Keep Searching Kelly Little Town Flirt Runaround Sue Runaway Sea Of Love Swiss Maid Two Kinds Of Teardrops

Wheatus

Wheatus is an American rock group from  New York, formed in 1995 by Brendan Brown. They are best known for their 2000 single “Teenage Dirtbag”. Backing Tracks A Little Respect Leroy Teenage Dirtbag Wannabe Gangster Official Website Lyrics Her name is Noel I have a dream about her She rings my bell I got gym class […]

Walker Brothers

The Walker Brothers were an American pop group of the 1960s and 1970s that included Scott Engel (eventually known professionally as Scott Walker), John Walker (born John Maus, but using the name Walker since his teens) and Gary Leeds (eventually known as Gary Walker). After moving to Britain in 1965, they had a number of top ten albums and singles there, including the […]

Frankie Avalon

Frankie Avalon: Venus… Why Do Fools Fall In Love… Frankie Avalon (born Francis Thomas Avallone, September 18, 1940) is an Italian-American actor, singer, and former teen idol. He made his American network television debut In December 1952 playing the trumpet in the Honeymooners “Christmas Party” sketch on The Jackie Gleason Show.  In 1959 he released […]

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 […]

Charlie Puth

Charlie Puth is an American singer, songwriter and record producer. Born into a musical family, Charlie Puth learnt to sing and play piano at an early age and attended theatre school and musical college. Puth’s initial exposure came through the viral success of his song videos uploaded to YouTube where he caught the attention of Ellen […]
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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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Alesso

Alesso. A DJ and electronic dance music producer who commands the stage with his sound, light and laser shows and the atmosphere is hot, loud, electric, mesmerising and intense. Add into the mix stunning vocal performances from collaborators such as Roy English and Tove Lo and one can see why Alesso is taking the festival […]

Kelsea Ballerini

Kelsea Ballerini is an American country pop singer and songwriter. She released her first album The First Time in 2015 and her second album Unapologetically was released in 2017. Kelsea Ballerini won New Female Vocalist of the Year at the American Country Music Awards in 2016 and received a nomination for Best New Artist at the 2017 Grammy Awards. Kelsea Ballerini has supported many a star […]

Carly Rae Jepsen

Carly Rae Jepsen : Beautiful People… Call Me Maybe… Curiosity… Good Time… Hurt This Good… I Know You Have A Girlfriend… I Really Like You… Melt With You… More Than A Memory… This Kiss… Turn Me Up Carly Rae Jepsen (born November 21, 1985) is a Canadian singer, songwriter and actress. In 2007, she came […]
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Go West

Go West are an English pop duo, formed in 1982 by guitarist Richard Drummie and vocalist Peter Cox. The duo enjoyed a peak of popularity between the mid 1980s and the early 1990s and are best known for the international top 10 hits “We Close Our Eyes”, “Call Me”, and “King of Wishful Thinking” (from the film ‘Pretty Woman’) They were […]
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Bucks Fizz

Bucks Fizz is a British pop group that achieved success in the 1980s, most notably for winning the 1981 Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Making Your Mind Up”. Backing Tracks Making Your Mind Up Land Of Make Believe My Camera Never Lies If You Can’t Stand The Heat Now Those Days Are Gone
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David Hasselhoff

David Hasselhoff rose to international fame as a TV actor. He played the ‘Knight Rider’, a crime fighter with an artificially intelligent car called ‘KITT’ and then moved on to Baywatch as a lifeguard. He has also appeared in films, including ‘Click‘, ‘Dodgeball‘ and ‘Hop‘. His music career began in 1989 and the song “Looking for […]
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Pat Boone

Pat Boone (born June 1, 1934) is an American singer, composer, actor, writer, television personality, motivational speaker, and spokesman. He was a successful pop singer in the United States during the 1950’s and early 1960’s. He sold over 45 million records, had 38 top-40 hits, and appeared in more than 12 Hollywood films. The early part of […]

Hard Fi

Hard Fi were an English rock band, formed in 2003. The band’s final lineup consisted of Richard Archer (lead vocals and guitar), Kai Stephens (bass guitar and backing vocals) and Steve Kemp (drums and backing vocals). Founding member Ross Phillips (guitar and backing vocals) left the band in 2013. Hard Fi’s debut album Stars of CCTV was released in July 2005. It eventually reached No 1. on the […]
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Lucy Spraggan

Lucy Spraggan (born 21 July 1991) is an English musician. She auditioned for The X Factor in 2012, performing her own composition, “Last Night”. On 3 November 2012, it was announced she would be quitting her run on The X Factor due to illness, so she subsequently finished in ninth place, and second in her category. Lucy has toured the US […]

Gary Puckett

Gary Puckett & The Union Gap were a band from the USA who were popular worldwide in the 1960’s. In 1968 Gary Puckett and The Union Gap had six consecutive gold records and sold more records than any other recording act. Although the band never had a Billboard #1 in the United States, “Young Girl” hit #1 […]
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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 […]

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 […]

Jennifer Rush

Jennifer Rush is an American singer and songwriter who achieved commercial success during the mid-1980s around the world. The million-selling single “The Power of Love,” which she co-wrote and released in the mid 80’s,  became the biggest selling UK single of 1985 Jennifer Rush released her second album “Movin’” in the autumn of 1985. The single […]
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Weather Girls

The Weather Girls, also known as Two Tons o’ Fun (especially during the early portion of their career), is an American musical duo formed in San Francisco, California in 1977, originally composed of singers Izora Armstead and Martha Wash. The duo charted several dance hits over the course of its career, including the hit song […]

America

America is a British-American rock band formed in England in 1970. Achieving significant popularity in the 1970s, the trio was famous for their close vocal harmonies and light acoustic folk rock sound. The band released a string of hit albums and singles, many of which found airplay on pop/soft rock stations. Backing Tracks Horse With No Name I […]

Hilary Duff

Hilary Duff is an American actress/singer who came to fame as the title character on the Disney Channel series Lizzie McGuire. She  released several pop albums with her debut record, Metamorphosis (2003), going triple-platinum.  She has also branched out into clothing lines and is the name behind ‘Stuff by Hilary Duff’ and ‘Femme’ for DKNY. In 2015 she […]
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Mungo Jerry

Mungo Jerry are a British rock group formed in the 1970’s. Although the bands line-up has changed over the years Ray Dorset has always fronted the group. Their style includes blues, skiffle and boogie. The song the group are most famous for is “In The Summertime” which sold over 6 million copies worldwide in the first 6 months and is […]
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Wham

Wham! were an English musical duo formed by members George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley in 1981. They were briefly known in the United States as Wham! UK due to a naming conflict with an American band. Wham! sold more than 30 million certified records worldwide from 1982 to 1986. Backing Tracks  Bad Boys  Careless Whisper Club Tropicana  Edge Of Heaven  Everything She Wants […]

Bruce Channel

Bruce Channel (born Bruce McMeans, November 28, 1940) is an American singer-songwriter best known for his 1962 million-selling number-one hit record, “Hey! Baby”. Backing Tracks Hey Baby Keep On Lyrics Hey, hey hey baby I want to know if you’ll be my girl Hey, hey hey baby I want to know if you’ll be my girl When I saw you walking […]

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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Styx

Styx are a rock band from Chicago. They formed in the late 1970’s with a line up of Dennis DeYoung, Chuck and John Panozzo and were soon joined by John Curulewski and James “JY” Young. In 1971 they released their first album Styx, but the single from it “Best Thing” only managed to creep into the top […]
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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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Waterboys (The)

The Waterboys were originally formed in London (UK) in 1983, and are fronted by lead singer / songwriter Mike Scott, with a sound that ranges from Celtic-tinged folk-rock to alternative anthems. After ten years of recording and touring, The Waterboys split in 1993 and Scott pursued a solo career. They reformed in 2000, and continue to […]

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 […]

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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Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong was an American trumpeter, composer, singer and occasional actor and was one of the most influential figures in jazz. Louis Armstrong was born and raised in New Orleans and is renowned for his charismatic stage presence and voice almost as much as for his trumpet playing. Armstrong’s influence extends well beyond jazz, and by the end of his […]

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 […]

Simon And Garfunkel

Simon & Garfunkel were an American folk rock duo consisting of singer-songwriter Paul Simon and singer Art Garfunkel. They were one of the best-selling music groups of the 1960s and became counterculture icons of the decade’s social revolution, alongside artists such as the Beatles, the Beach Boys, and Bob Dylan. Their biggest hits—including “The Sound of Silence” (1964), “Mrs. Robinson” (1968), “The Boxer” (1969), and “Bridge over […]
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Marty Wilde

Marty Wilde is an English singer and songwriter. He was among the first generation of British pop stars to enter into the rock and roll genre. His popularity as a teen idol waned somewhat after his marriage but Marty Wilde branched out into film roles and TV appearances. He was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of […]

Liberty X

Liberty X  were a British-Irish group formed by the five finalists of the ITV talent show Popstars who failed to make it into the group Hear’Say. Liberty X went on to achieve ten consecutive UK Top 20 singles, and various charting singles worldwide, leading to greater commercial success than Hear’Say. Backing Tracks A Night To Remember – Liberty X Doing It Everybody […]

Lemar

Lemar Obika (born 4 April 1978), professionally known simply as Lemar, is an English singer, songwriter and record producer. Lemar has had a run of chart success in the United Kingdom, Europe and Australia. He rose to fame after finishing in third place on the first series of British talent show Fame Academy, which was won by songwriter David Sneddon. Since then, Lemar has had seven […]

Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin was an American rock, soul, and blues singer-songwriter, and one of the most successful and widely known female rock stars of her era. Having worked in a couple of bands, she struck out on her own in the late 1960’s. She released three albums before dying of a heroin overdose in her 20’s. […]
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Jackie Wilson

Jackie Wilson was a dynamic and powerful soul performer during the 1950s and ’60s who successfully crossed over from rhythm and blues to pop music. Backing Tracks  Baby Workout  Doggin Around   Lonely Teardrops Reet Petite Sweetest Feeling   To Be Loved Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher – […]
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Ned Miller

Ned Miller Backing Track From A Jack To A King – Ned Miller Lyrics From a jack to a king of loneliness to a wedding ring I’ve played a ace and I won the queen I walked away with your heart From a jack to a king With no regrets I stacked, I stacked the […]
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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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Macy Gray

Macy Gray is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter, musician, record producer and actress. She is known for her distinctive raspy voice, and a singing style heavily influenced by the likes of jazz singer Billie Holiday. Her single “I Try” was one of the biggest songs of 1999 and subsequent singles “Still” and “Why Didn’t You Call Me” ensured her debut album became […]
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Hear Say (Hear’Say)

Hear Say (Hear’Say): Another Lover… Breathe… Bridge Over Troubled Water… Carried Away… Hear Say were a British pop group. It was created through the ITV reality TV show “Popstars” in February 2001, the first UK series of the international Popstars franchise. The group originally consisted of Danny Foster, Myleene Klass, Kym Marsh, Suzanne Shaw, Lorna Marteleu and Noel Sullivan. […]
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Frankie Goes To Hollywood

Frankie Goes to Hollywood is a British band formed in 1980s. Fronted by Holly Johnson (vocals), with Paul Rutherford (vocals), Peter Gill (drums, percussion), Mark O’Toole (bass guitar), and Brian Nash (guitar). The bands debut song “Relax” was banned from radio play but still managed to spend five weeks at number one in the UK chart and eventually spent a full 52 weeks in that chart. […]
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Mabel (McVey)

Mabel McVey (born February 19, 1996) and known simply as Mabel, is a singer and songwriter based in London. She is the daughter of singer and songwriter Neneh Cherry and record producer Cameron McVey. She is mostly known for the 2017 hit “Finders Keepers” and the associated music video, as well as her single “Fine Line“. Mabel opened for Harry Styles during the European part of the […]
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Loveable Rogues

The Loveable Rogues were a British band from London, consisting of members Eddie Brett, Sonny Jay Muharrem and Te Qhairo Eugene, who rose to fame after reaching the final of the sixth series of Britain’s Got Talent in 2012. Backing Tracks What A Night “What A Night” You made the mistake of letting me and my mates In your house, you […]
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Midnight Oil

Midnight Oil (known informally as “The Oils”) are an Australian rock band composed of Peter Garrett (vocals, harmonica), Rob Hirst (drums), Jim Moginie (guitar, keyboard), Martin Rotsey (guitar) and Bones Hillman (bass guitar). The group was formed by Hirst, Moginie and original bassist Andrew James as Farm in 1972: they enlisted Garrett the following year, changed their name in 1976, and hired Rotsey a year later (the rotating cast of […]
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Major Lazer

Major Lazer is a conceptual Electronic Dance Music (EDM) act based around a fictional character launched in 2008 as the digital reggae/dancehall project of Diplo, an American DJ/producer. As of October 2018 Major Lazer has released 4 studio albums with guest appearances from the likes of Justin Bieber, M0, Anne Marie and Ellie Goulding. Backing Tracks Cold […]
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Rag’n’Bone Man

Rag’n’Bone Man: Human… Skin… Wolves… Rag’n’Bone Man (Rory Graham: born 29 January 1985), is a British singer-songwriter from Uckfield, East Sussex, England.  His first hit single “Human” was released in July 2016 and it reached number one in the Official Singles Charts in Austria, Germany, Belgium and Switzerland but only number two on the UK […]
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Inxs

INXS were an Australian rock band, formed as The Farriss Brothers in 1977 in Sydney, New South Wales. They began playing covers in Western Australian pubs and clubs, occasionally playing some of their original music. The band’s founding members were bassist Garry Gary Beers, main composer and keyboardist Andrew Farriss, drummer Jon Farriss, guitarist Tim Farriss, lead singer and main lyricist Michael Hutchence, and guitarist and saxophonist Kirk Pengilly. […]
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Christopher Cross

Christopher Cross is an American singer / songwriter who began his career in the music industry as a member of a covers band ‘Flash’. In 1978 he signed a solo contract with Warner Bros., and released his debut album in 1979 which featured the hit songs “Sailing,” and “Ride Like the Wind”.  The album earned five […]
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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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Miranda Cosgrove

Miranda Cosgrove is an American actress and singer who was appearing in TV commercials from the age of 3 years. By the age of 7 she was snapped up for TV shows and later appeared on Nickelodeon in a variety of teen roles. Off the back of this, she released some music which made it […]
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Jedward

Jedward are an Irish pop duo consisting of brothers John and Edward Grimes. They were first seen by TV audiences as contestants on the sixth series of The X Factor (UK) in 2009 and have also appeared on Celebrity Big Brother and the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. Jedward have released three albums: Planet Jedward, Victory, and Young Love and have released nine singles, including […]
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Circa Waves

Circa Waves are a British indie-rock band formed in Liverpool in 2013. The band consists of frontman Kieran Shudall, Sam Rourke, Colin Jones and Joe Falconer. The bands debut album “Young Chasers” was released in March 2015, with “Fossils” being used as the lead track from it. Backing Tracks Fossils “Fossils” I never lose my sight The […]
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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 […]

Four Tops

The Four Tops are an American vocal quartet who formed in 1953. After reaching number one with “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)” in June 1965, the Four Tops had series of successful hit singles. Among the first of these hits were the Top 10 “It’s the Same Old Song“, “Something About You“, “Shake […]

Imagine Dragons

Imagine Dragons formed in 2009 and gained quite a following in Utah where they were based. A move to Las Vegas proved a turning point when they were called to help out at the Bite of Las Vegas Festival 2009 performing to a crowd of more than 26,000 people. After releasing their 2012 full-length debut Night Visions […]
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Jarryd James

Jarryd James an Australian singer/songwriter and producer began to be noticed in late 2014 when he toured Australia as a support act. His electro indie pop R&B style appears in his debut single “Do You Remember” (produced by Joel Little, who previously worked with big name acts like Lorde and Ellie Goulding.) The follow-up single, “Give Me Something” […]
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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 […]

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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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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Bastille

Bastille is a British rock band formed in 2010 by singer / songwriter Dan Smith. The bands first single “Overjoyed” was released in April 2012 and their first album “Bad Blood” was released in March 2013 where it topped the UK Album Charts. The single “Pompeii” became the band’s breakthrough hit, peaking at number two on the UK Singles […]

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 […]

Mott The Hoople

Mott the Hoople are an English rock band popular in the glam rock era of the 1970’s. They are best known for the song “All the Young Dudes” and in 1974 had further chart success in the UK with “Roll Away the Stone”. Hailing originally from Herefordshire, UK., Mott The Hoople has taken on and lost numerous band […]
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Kim Wilde

Kim Wilde is an English pop singer, author, DJ and television presenter whose 1981 debut single “Kids in America” reached number two in the UK. In 1983, she received the Brit Award for Best British Female and in 1986 she had a UK number two hit with her version of  “You Keep Me Hangin’ On“, which also went on to be a major […]

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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Zoe

Zoe Birkett (born 16 June 1985, Consett, County Durham, England) is an English singer. She was one of the youngest contestants on the first series of the ITV singing competition Pop Idol in 2001, being only 16 at the time. She released a single, “Treat Me Like a Lady”, in 2003, had a successful theatre career and was a contestant in Big Brother in 2014. She’s […]

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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Weeknd

The Weeknd (pronounced “the weekend”) is a Canadian singer, songwriter and record producer who first came to popularity as a YouTube star in 2010. His debut studio album was released in 2013 and was followed a couple of years later by the album Beauty Behind The Madness from which hit songs like “The Hills” and “Can’t Feel […]

Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury, front-man of the iconic rock band Queen, embarked on a short solo career in the 1980’s. During this time he released two albums, ‘Mr Bad Guy’ and ‘Barcelona’. ‘Mr. Bad Guy’, debuted in the top ten of the UK Album Charts and in 1993, a remix of “Living on My Own“, posthumously reached number one on […]
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Kiki Dee

Kiki Dee (born 6 March 1947), is an English singer from Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire. Known for her blue-eyed soul vocals, she was the first female singer from the UK to sign with Motown’s Tamla Records.  She is best known for her 1974 hit “I’ve Got the Music in Me” and “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”, her 1976 duet […]

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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Ricky Martin

Ricky Martin: Living La Vida Loca… Maria… Shake Your Bon Bon… She Bangs… Martin released “Livin’ la Vida Loca”, which helped him attain enormous success worldwide; it is generally seen as the song that began the Latin pop explosion of 1999.   Backing Tracks   Adios   All I Ever Had Be Careful – ft Madonna  Come […]
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Dina Carroll

Born in 1968 Dina Carroll (Geraldine) started singing with her sister at an early age and on winning a talent competition, decided that music was going to be the career to pursue. She signed to various dance and record labels and had a few club hits but it wasn’t until the 1990’s that she began to be […]

Tony Orlando And Dawn

Tony Orlando and Dawn is an American pop music trio that was popular in the 1970s. The group ended up charting 15 songs in the Top 40, including “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree” (1973) and “He Don’t Love You (Like I Love You)” (1975). Like many successful duo or trio in the 1970s, Tony […]
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David Gray

David Gray (born 13 June 1968) is an English singer-songwriter. Gray released his first album in 1993 and received worldwide attention after the release of White Ladders  six years later. It was the first of three UK chart-toppers  for Gray, of which the latter two also made the Top 17 in the US. White Ladder became the fifth best-selling album of […]
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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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Marmalade

The Marmalade is a Scottish pop rock band from the east end of Glasgow, originally formed in 1961 as The Gaylords, and then later billed as Dean Ford and the Gaylords. In 1966 they changed the band name to The Marmalade. The most successful period for the band, in terms of UK chart success, was between 1968 and 1972. From the […]

Loreen

Lorine Zineb Nora Talhaoui  (born 16 October 1983), known professionally as Loreen  is a Swedish pop singer and music producer. Representing Sweden, she won the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, with her entry “Euphoria”. The song reached number one in several countries, including Germany and Sweden. At the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö, she sang as the opening act in the first semi-final and as […]

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 […]

La Roux

La Roux was founded by Elly Jackson in 2006. Originally a synth pop duo with Elly and co – writer/producer Ben Langmaid their single “Bulletproof” (from the album La Roux) hit number 1 in the UK  Singles Charts. During the making of their second studio album, “Trouble In Paradise” Ben Langmaid left the partnership, leaving La Roux as a solo project. […]
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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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Gene Vincent

Gene Vincent (aka Vincent Eugene Craddock) was born in 1935 in Norfolk, Virginia. After dropping out of school at age 17, he joined the U.S Navy but never saw active combat, despite doing a tour in North Korea. It was his plan to continue his career in the Navy, but a motorcycle accident severely injured his […]
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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 […]

Nicola Roberts

Nicola Roberts rose to fame as part of the manufactured girl group Girls Aloud . In 2011, Roberts released her debut solo album and the debut single “Beat of My Drum” followed by the singles “Lucky Day” and “Yo-Yo” which all gained positive critical responses but failed commercially. In 2012 Girls Aloud reformed and in 2013 went on tour but […]
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Daryl Braithwaite

Daryl Braithwaite is an Australian singer who, apart from a very successful solo career, was the lead vocalist of  the band Sherbet (1970–1984). As a solo artist he has had several singles in the Australian top 40, including two number-one hits which include “The Horses” (January 1991). His second studio album, Edge (November 1988), peaked at No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart. […]
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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 […]
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Rita Ora

Rita Ora is an Albanian-British singer-songwriter from London, UK. Born in Pristina, Kosovo in 1990, Ora’s family moved to London where she was raised. In 2009, she signed a recording contract with Jay-Z’s label Roc Nation and relocated to America. Her debut album contained the UK number-one singles, “R.I.P.” and “How We Do (Party)”.. She […]
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Indigo Girls

Indigo Girls are a Grammy Award–winning folk rock music duo consisting of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers. They met in school and began performing with the name Indigo Girls as students at University. They released a self-produced, full-length record album in 1987 and contracted with a major record company in 1988. After releasing nine albums with major record labels from 1987 through […]
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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 […]

Jack White

Jack White is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer. He is best known as the lead singer and guitarist of the duo The White Stripes, but has also had success in other bands and as a solo artist. White has enjoyed consistent critical and popular success and is widely credited as one of the key artists in […]
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Natalie Imbruglia

Natalie Imbruglia is a singer-songwriter, model and actress, from Australia who now lives in the UK. In the early 1990s, she played a part in the Australian soap Neighbours and, after leaving the programme, she began a singing career with her successful hit “Torn”. Her subsequent album, Left of the Middle (1997), sold 7 million copies worldwide and further releases include White Lilies Island (2001), Counting Down the […]
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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 […]

Taylor Dayne

Taylor Dayne, is an American pop artist and actress. In late 1987, she scored her first major hit when her debut single “Tell It to My Heart” reached No. 7 on the Hot 100 in the USA. She then went on to have a string of hits in the late 1980s and early 1990s including “Love Will […]

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress. The youngest child of the Jackson family, she began her career with the variety television series The Jacksons in 1976 and went on to appear in other television shows throughout the 1970s and early 1980s. As a solo artist she got off to a slow start but her 3rd studio album shot […]
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Japan

Japan were an English band formed in 1974 by David Sylvian (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Steve Jansen(drums), Richard Barbieri (keyboards) and Mick Karn (bass guitar). Initially a glam rock-inspired band, Japan developed their sound and incorporated electronic music and foreign influences. They eventually became big in the UK’s early-1980s New Romantic era. Japan achieved success in the late 1970s and early 1980s, releasing nine UK Top 40 hits, including […]
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Juice Newton

Juice Newton (Judy Kay – born February 18, 1952) is an American pop and country singer, songwriter, and musician. To date, Newton has received five Grammy Award nominations in the Pop and Country Best Female Vocalist categories (winning once in 1983), as well as an ACM Award for Top New Female Artist and two Billboard Female Album […]

Wendy Moten

Wendy Moten (born November 22, 1965, Memphis, Tennessee) is an American singer, best known for the single “Come In Out of the Rain”, which was a No. 8 hit in the UK in February 1994. She got her first break singing with Michael Bolton at a benefit concert; after signing with EMI, in 1992 she released her self-titled debut album and opened […]

Twenty One Pilots

Twenty One Pilots (stylized as TWENTY ØNE PILØTS, sometimes shortened to TØP) is an American musical duo originating from Columbus, Ohio. The band was formed in 2009 by lead vocalist and keyboardist Tyler Joseph along with Nick Thomas and Chris Salih. Thomas and Salih left in 2011, and Joseph was joined by drummer Josh Dun. […]

Paul McCartney

Sir James Paul McCartney CH MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. He gained worldwide fame as the bass guitarist and singer for the rock band the Beatles, widely considered the most popular and influential group in the history of pop music. His songwriting partnership with John Lennon was the most successful of the post-war era. After the group […]
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Noisettes

Noisettes are a London based indie rock band who came to fame in January 2009 when their song “Don’t Upset The Rhythm” appeared on the advert for the Mazda 2. The track was the second single from their second album Wild Young Hearts. Subsequently their music has been popular with major companies for commercials including, “Never Forget You (DFSand Vodafone), “Don’t […]
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Noah And The Whale

Noah and the Whale are a British indie folk band formed in 2006. The band released their debut album,  Peaceful, the World Lays Me Down, in 2008 and it peaked at Number 5 on the official UK Album Chart. Noah and the Whale  consists of members, Charlie Fink (vocals and guitar), Tom Hobden (violin and keyboards), Matt Owens […]
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Meghan Trainor

Meghan Trainor has been on the music scene most of her life having started singing and song writing at a young age. She won a variety of song writing competitions and in 2011 had already released two acoustic albums. She is a talented musician being able to play banjo, bass, guitar, keyboard, percussion, piano, trumpet and […]
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Naughty Boy

Naughty Boy (aka Shahid Khan) is a British DJ and producer who has worked with a range of artists including Ed Sheeran, Beyoncé, Cheryl Cole and enjoyed a long and close working partnership with Emeli Sande. He won £44,000 on a UK game show and spent the money on a studio so that he could follow […]
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Mud

Mud (now Mud II) are an English glam rock band, formed in February 1966. Their earlier success came in a pop and then glam rock style, while later hits were influenced by 1950s rock and roll, and are best remembered for their hit singles “Tiger Feet“, which was the UK’s best-selling single of 1974, and “Lonely This Christmas” which reached Christmas number 1 in […]
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Monty Python

Monty Python was created by a group of funny-men in the late 1960’s, they were : John Cleese Terry Gilliam Eric Idle Terry Jones Michael Palin Graham Chapman Their surreal comedy sketch show was first aired on British TV in 1969 and subsequently developed into something larger, including touring stage shows, films, numerous albums, several books, […]
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Monkees

The Monkees were formed in 1965 when four young men were cast in a television show about a struggling rock band that was inspired by the Beatles’ A Hard Day’s Night.  The Monkees’ first single, “Last Train to Clarksville,” was released in 1966 and quickly headed for the top spot of the Billboard charts. The television […]
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Mike Oldfield

Mike Oldfield is an English musician and composer, best known for his instrumental 1973 album Tubular Bells on which he plays more than 20 different instruments, which have been layered to spectacular effect. It was used in the opening theme of the film The Exorcist. In 1975, Tubular Bells received a Grammy award for best instrumental composition. His best known vocal based single […]

Michael Bolton

Michael Bolton (born February 26, 1953), is an American singer and songwriter. Bolton originally performed in the hard rock and heavy metal genres from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s, both on his early solo albums and those he recorded as the frontman of the band Blackjack. He became better known for his series of pop rock ballads, recorded after a stylistic change in […]

Melanie C

Melanic C (Mel C) came to fame as “Sporty Spice” in the hit 90’s girl group The Spice Girls. Since leaving the group she has become a successful artist in her own right having released plenty of Albums and singles. Her first foray into the solo artist zone was to join up with Bryan Adams with the […]
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Luther Vandross

Luther Vandross was an American singer, songwriter and record producer. During his career, he is said to have sold over 35 million records worldwide, and received eight Grammy Awards including Best Male R&B Vocal Performance four different times. He won a total of four Grammy Awards in 2004 including the Grammy Award for Song of the Year for a song recorded not long before […]
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Lulu

Lulu Kennedy-Cairns, OBE (born Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie; 3 November 1948), best known by her stage name Lulu, is a Scottish singer and actress. She has been successful in the entertainment business since the 1960s and renowned for her powerful singing voice. Backing Tracks Boat That I Row Boom Bang A Bang Boy I’m A Tiger  Man With The […]

Love Affair

Love Affair was a London-based pop and soul group formed in 1966. The group had several UK Singles Chart Top 10 hits, including the number one success, “Everlasting Love”. Backing Track Bringing On Back The Good Times Everlasting Love Rainbow Valley Lyrics “Everlasting Love” Hearts go astray, leaving hurt when they go I went away just when you needed me so Filled with regret […]

Fat Larry’s Band

Fat Larry’s Band was an American R&B/funk band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, which enjoyed some commercial success in the late 1970s and early 1980s, particularly in the UK. Backing Tracks Act Like You Know Zoom   Zoom, just one look and then my heart went boom Suddenly and we were on the moon Flyin’ high in a neon sky, oh […]

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, […]

White Stripes

The White Stripes were an American duo with a sound that mixed classic blues with punk-rock. Comprising of singer/guitarist Jack White and drummer Meg White, the group became rock stars and Grammy winners in only a few short years. The duo were also noted for their fashion and design aesthetic which featured a simple colour […]

You Me At Six

You Me At Six are a pop punk rock band from the UK. Their early music was released online and they slowly garnered a loyal following which spilled over into live gigs in small venues.  In 2007 they performed in a sold out ticket concert at the Camden Underworld, which was followed by the opening slot […]

Gordon Lightfoot

Gordon Lightfoot is a Canadian singer-songwriter who achieved international success in folk, folk-rock, and country music during the 1960s and 1970s. Lightfoot’s albums from this time were well received abroad, but did not produce any hit singles. Outside of Canada, he remained better known as a songwriter than as a performer. His success as a live performer continued to grow […]
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Paper Lace

Paper Lace are a Nottingham-based pop group who had three UK Top 40 hit singles in 1974. In the United States they are considered a one-hit wonder, having just a single chart hit in that country. Cliff Fish, Dave Manders, Roy White and Phil Wright, were the original members when the band was formed in 1967. They performed covers in small pubs and clubs until their […]

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 […]

Misha B

Misha Amber Bryan (born 10 February 1992), known by her stage name Misha B, is a British singer, songwriter and rapper. Born and raised in Greater Manchester. Misha B rose to notability as a semi-finalist on the eighth series of The X Factor. Several sources have noted her powerful vocals. Backing Tracks  Do You Think Of Me Here’s To Everything Home […]
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Joan Jett

Joan Jett is an American rock singer, songwriter, composer, musician, record producer and occasional actress. Jett is best known for her work as the frontwoman of her band, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts. The bands version of the song “I Love Rock ‘n Roll” was number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 for seven weeks in 1982. Jett’s other notable hit songs include […]
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Jamelia

Jamelia Niela Davis (born 11 January 1981) is a British recording artist, television presenter and actress. She has released three studio albums, each of which has reached the Top 40 in the UK, which collectively have spawned eight UK top ten singles. In addition, Jamelia has won four MOBO Awards, a Q Award and has received nine BRIT Award nominations. Backing Tracks […]
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Zhu

Steven Zhu (born 1989) is an American electronic musician and singer who has been active since the beginning of 2014, signed to Mind of a Genius Records and Columbia Records. Until mid-2014, Zhu remained anonymous, asking to be judged by his music alone. His debut album, Generationwhy, was released on 29 July 2016. Backing Tracks Faded Lyrics “Faded (Remix)” (feat. […]

Years And Years

Years And Years is a British synthpop band consisting of Olly Alexander, Mikey Goldsworthy and Emre Türkmen. Years & Years’ music has been described as electropop, mixing R&B and 1990s house elements. The band’s debut studio album debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart in July 2015. The single ‘King’ reached number one in the UK and the top ten around the rest of […]
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Weezer

Weezer is an American rock band formed in the early 1990’s. Their debut album was a complete commercial success and spawned their massive hit “Buddy Holly”. Their second album however, had rather a disappointing reception, possibly because of the change in sound adopted by the band. After a brief hiatus and a change in line up, […]

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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Toni Braxton

Toni Braxton was one of the most popular and commercially successful female R&B singers of the ’90’s. Her first two albums sold over eight million copies; and were accompanied by a string of hit singles on the pop and R&B charts, one of which  “Unbreak My Heart” ranks among the longest-running number one hits of […]
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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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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 […]

D Ream

D:Ream is a Northern Irish pop rock and dance group. They had a UK #1 hit with “Things Can Only Get Better” in 1994 as well as eight more top 40 hits. They released two albums, both of which reached the UK top five.  The group had an all-male line-up which varied in number, but mainly centred on lead singer Peter […]

Just Jack

Just Jack (Jack Christoepher Allsopp) is an English musician from London. He first came to prominence with the release of his 2007 single “Starz in Their Eyes”, which reached number two on the UK Singles Chart. Just Jack grew up listening to dance music including breakdance, electro hip hop and house. An amateur breakdancer at eight, he started DJing at the age of 15. He […]
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Evermore

Evermore are a band based in Melbourne, Australia. Consisting of brothers Jon (guitar, vocals, album production), Peter (keyboards, bass, vocals) and Dann Hume (drums, guitar, vocals). The band have released three albums, Dreams (2004), Real Life (2006) and Truth of the World: Welcome to the Show (2009) and a self-titled greatest hits album including three new songs. They have been nominated for seven ARIA Awards, and have won two Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards. They […]
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Haddaway

Haddaway is a singer and musician best known for his 1993 hit single “What Is Love” which was hugely popular in Europe and later reached number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US. By the beginning of 1994, worldwide sales of “What Is Love” had already reached 2.6 million. “I Miss You” and “Rock My Heart” were […]
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H & Claire

H & Claire : A pop duo, created by former Steps members Claire Richards and Ian “H” Watkins. They released their debut single “DJ” in 2002 and it debuted and peaked on the UK Singles Chart at #3. Their second single, “Half A Heart” followed on 12 August 2002, peaking at #8. Their third and final single release was a  song entitled “All Out of […]

Mel & Kim

Mel and Kim were a British pop duo, consisting of sisters Melanie and Kim Appleby. They achieved success between 1986 and 1988, before Melanie, who had been diagnosed with cancer, died in January 1990 at the age of 23. The duo reached number one in the UK Singles Chart with their 1987 single “Respectable” and also had three other UK Top […]
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Tavares

Tavares (also known as The Tavares Brothers) is an American R&B, funk, and soul music group, composed of five Cape Verdean-American brothers. Born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island, they would later move to New Bedford, Massachusetts. They were inducted into the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame in 2014. Backing Tracks   Don’t Take Away The Music Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel It Only Takes […]

No Mercy

No Mercy, is an internationally known trio consisting of twin brothers Ariel and Gabriel Hernández and songwriter Marty Cintron. They have achieved Gold and Platinum status, have scored four Billboard hits and sold over 10 million recordings worldwide. Backing Tracks Please Don’t Go When I Die Where Do You Go  
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Harry Connick Jr

Harry Connick Jr – Joseph Harry Fowler Connick Jr. (born September 11, 1967) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and actor. He has sold over 28 million albums worldwide and is ranked among the top 60 best-selling male artists in the United States by the Recording Industry Association of America. He has had seven top 20 US albums, and ten number-one US […]

Housemartins

Housemartins : Formed in 1984,  UK pop band The Housemartins originally comprised Paul Heaton, Stan Cullimore, Ted Key and Hugh Whitaker.  Their modesty and  plain image disguised a genuine songwriting talent, which quickly emerged with Marxist and Christian themes which reflected the beliefs of Heaton at the time. During late 1985, Key was replaced by […]
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Flight Of The Conchords

Flight of the Conchords are a New Zealand-based comedy duo. Their comedy and music became the basis of a self titled BBC radio series and then an American television series that aired for two seasons on HBO. They were named Best Alternative Comedy Act at the 2005 US Comedy Arts Festival and Best Newcomer at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, and they received a nomination for […]
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Joan Armatrading

Joan Armatrading is a British singer/songwriter and guitarist. A three-time Grammy Award nominee, Armatrading has also been nominated twice for BRIT Awards as Best Female Artist. She received an Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contemporary Song Collection in 1996. In a recording career spanning 46 years, Joan Armatrading has released 19 studio albums, as well as several live albums and compilations. Backing Tracks […]
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T Pau

T Pau  is a British pop group led by singer Carol Decker. They had a string of Top 40 hits in the UK in the late 1980s, most notably “China in Your Hand”, “Heart and Soul” and “Valentine”, and several hits in Europe, before disbanding in the early 1990s. Decker still performs under the name T’Pau at solo shows and 1980s nostalgia concerts, and […]

Icehouse

Icehouse was an Australian synth pop/rock band who were popular in the late ’70’s and 80’s. They attained Top 10 singles chart success locally and in both Europe and the U.S. Icehouse has produced eight Top Ten albums and twenty Top Forty singles in Australia, multiple top ten hits in Europe and North America and […]
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Swinging Blue Jeans

Swinging Blue Jeans (The) are a four-piece 1960s British Merseybeat band, best known for their hit singles with the HMV label; “Hippy Hippy Shake”, “Good Golly Miss Molly”, and “You’re No Good”, issued in 1964. Subsequent singles released that year and the next made no impression. In 1966, their version of Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s “Don’t Make Me Over” peaked at no. 31 in the UK […]

Suzi Quatro

Suzi Quatro (born 3 June 1950) is an American rock singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and actress. She was the first female bass player to become a major rock star, breaking a barrier to women’s participation in rock music. In the 1970s, Quatro scored a string of hit singles that found greater success in Europe and Australia than in her homeland. […]

Sutherland Brothers

Sutherland Brothers (The) (Gavin and Iain Sutherland) originally performed as a folk and rock music duo in the British music scene in the early 1970s, and then from 1973 to 1978 joined with rock band Quiver to record and tour as Sutherland Brothers & Quiver. Under this combined moniker, the group recorded several albums and had a significant international hit single with the […]

Alphabeat

Alphabeat is a Danish pop band fronted by singers Stine Bramsen and Anders SG. Their single “Fascination” was a major hit in both Denmark  United Kingdom and the follow-up single “10,000 Nights”  saw equal acclaim. Their debut album reached number two in Denmark and number ten in the UK. It has sold over 100,000 copies and their three top […]
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Colbie Caillat

Colbie Caillat (born May 28, 1985) is an US singer and songwriter from Malibu, California. Caillat rose to fame through social networking website MySpace. At that time, she was the number one unsigned artist of her genre. After signing with Universal Republic Records, she released her debut album in July 2007, Coco, which included hit singles “Bubbly” and “Realize”, has sold […]

Pogues (The)

Pogues (The) were an Irish-British Celtic punk band formed in 1982 and fronted by Shane MacGowan. The band was founded in Kings Cross, London, as Pogue Mahone—the anglicisation of the Irish Gaelic póg mo thóin, meaning “kiss my arse”. The band reached international prominence in the 1980s and early 1990s, recording several hit albums and singles. MacGowan left the band in 1991 due to drinking problems but […]

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.  […]

Far East Movement

Far East Movement is an American hip hop and electronic music group who formed in 2003. The three members of Far East Movement, Kev Nish, Prohgress and J-Splif, grew up together and after leaving school they began doing shows at local bars, clubs and lofts under the band name Emcee’s Anonymous. In 2010, Far East Movmement were signed to Cherrytree Records and their first single “Like a G6” […]
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Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry: Johnny Be Good… Maybeline… No Particular Place To Go… Roll Over Beethoven… Sweet Little Sixteen … Charles Edward Anderson “Chuck” Berry (born October 18, 1926) is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter and is one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. He had several hits in the 1950’s with songs such […]

Everything But The Girl

Everything But The Girl (sometimes described as EBTG) were an English musical duo, formed in 1982, consisting of lead singer and occasional guitarist Tracey Thorn and guitarist, keyboardist, producer and singer Ben Watt. Everything But The Girl have received eight gold, and two platinum album BPI Certifications in the UK and one gold album RIAA Certification in the US. They had four top […]

Gareth Gates

Gareth Gates: Any One Of Us… Say It Isn’t So… Spirit In The Sky… Suspicious Minds… Unchained Melody… Gareth Paul Gates (born 12 July 1984) is an English singer-songwriter. He was the runner-up in the first series of the ITV talent show “Pop Idol”. Gates has sold over 3.5 million records in the UK. He is also known for having […]
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Contours (The)

Contours (The) were one of the early African-American soul singing groups signed to Motown Records. The group is best known for its classic chart-topping 1962 hit, “Do You Love Me”, a million-selling single that became a major hit all over again in 1988. Backing Tracks   Do You Love Me Lyrics You broke my heart ‘Cause I couldn’t dance You didn’t […]

Gary Barlow

Gary Barlow, born on 20th January 1971 is an iconic British Singer/Songwriter, pianist, composer and record producer who first came to fame as the lead singer of boy band Take That. Gary Barlow was writing songs from an early age and employed his first manager at 18 years old. Gary Barlow has had a phenomenal […]
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Frankie Vaughan

Frankie Vaughan was an English singer of easy listening and traditional pop music, who recorded more than 80 singles in his lifetime. At the age of 14 he won a scholarship to the Lancaster College of Art and began singing with a dance band. At the start of his long career in entertainment he performed in theatres in a variety […]
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Dion

Dion DiMucci was one of the top doo wop, teen idol, and R&B styled singer of his time. Dion began recording in the late ’50s, as the lead singer of a group of friends who sang on Bronx street corners. Billing themselves Dion & the Belmonts, their first few records were of the Italian-American doo wop sound; […]
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Neon Jungle

Neon Jungle was a British four-piece vocal group consisting of Shereen Cutkelvin, Amira McCarthy, Jessica Plummer, and Asami Zdrenka. They were best known for their single “Braveheart”, which peaked at number four on the UK Singles Chart. Their 2014 debut and only album, ‘Welcome to the Jungle’, features “Braveheart”, their top 10 single “Welcome to the Jungle”, as well […]
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Angels (The)

Angels (The) – The 1960s girl group The Angels began in New Jersey as The Starlets and consisted of sisters Barbara and Phyllis Allbut, Bernadette Carroll and Linda Malzone but, after some minor regional hit records, they went through some personnel changes.  They auditioned for a small label and released a single which reached No […]
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Peter Andre

Peter Andre: Behind Closed Doors… Mysterious Girl… Peter Andre (born Peter James Andrea; 27 February 1973 in Harrow, London) is an English-Australian singer, songwriter, businessman, presenter and television personality. He gained popularity as a singer, but is also known for appearing on the third series of ‘I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!’, and the […]

Nolan Sisters

Nolan Sisters (The) were a female sibling quintet from the UK. After doing some recording and performing with other family members, the sisters (Bernadette, Anne, Denise, Linda and Maureen) became a distinct group in 1974 and began appearing on TV variety shows. Their biggest hit by far, “I’m In The Mood For Dancing” came in 1979. […]
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Foxes

Foxes, is a British singer, songwriter and model. Her vocals featured on Zedd‘s 2012 single “Clarity”, which peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 and won a Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording. Foxes’ debut album, ‘Glorious’, was released in the United Kingdom in 2014 and features the top 20 singles “Youth”, “Let Go for Tonight” and “Holding onto Heaven”. Her […]
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DJ Fresh

DJ Fresh is an English musician, DJ and record producer, best known for making electronic music. He was one of the principal members of the drum and bass group Bad Company DJ Fresh released his third studio album in 2012 which included the two number one hit singles “Louder” (ft Sian Evans) and “Hot Right Now” (ft Rita Ora) – the UK’s […]
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Alt-J

Alt-J is an English indie rock band formed in 2007.   The band’s debut album was released in 2012 and won the 2012 British Mercury Prize, and their second album was released in 2014 and went straight to UK number one. ‘Relaxer’ their third album also saw them nominated for the Mercury Prize and from which they […]
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Gorgon City

Gorgon City are an English electronic music production duo consisting of two North London producers. They are well known for their 2014 single “Ready for Your Love”, which reached number 4 on the UK Singles Chart and featured the artist MNEK. They are currently signed to the London-based independent label Black Butter Records. Backing Tracks Go All Night ft […]
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Blonde

Blonde are a British DJ / production deep house duo consisting of Jacob Manson and Adam Englefield. They came to prominence in the UK after BBC Radio 1 played their single “I Loved You”, in October 2014 which features reggae and pop singer Melissa Steel. The song entered the UK Singles Chart at number seven. Blonde’s single, “All Cried Out”, featuring vocals […]
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Prodigy (The)

The Prodigy are an British electronic music group, formed in 1990 by keyboardist and songwriter Liam Howlett. The Prodigy first emerged in the underground rave scene in the early 1990s and since gaining mainstream success, have remained one of the most successful electronic acts of all time. They have sold an estimated 30 million records worldwide, and won numerous […]
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Osmonds (The)

Osmonds (The) : Alan, Wayne, Merrill, Jay, Donny, Marie and Jimmy. The members of the Osmond Family who have been performing as a family group or solo artists for over 5 decades. Alan, Wayne, Merrill and Jay began singing barbershop harmony together as children. Their rise to fame has been attributed to Andy Williams, who gave them their […]

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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Iggy Azalea

Iggy Azalea is an Australian rapper, singer, songwriter and model who moved to the United States at the age of 16 to pursue a career in music. Her debut album peaked at  no 1 on the Billboard R & R / Hip Hop chart and made Iggy Azalea the first non-American female rapper to reach the top of […]
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Levellers

Levellers are an English folk rock band formed in Brighton, England in 1988, consisting of Mark Chadwick (guitar and vocals), Jeremy Cunningham (bass guitar), Charlie Heather (drums), Jon Sevink (violin), Simon Friend (guitar) and Matt Savage (keyboards). The band were once considered the most popular Indie band in Britain, with their popularity culminating in their record breaking headlining act at Glastonbury Festival in 1994.  The name of the band is drawn from the Levellers, a […]

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 […]

Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd are a British band who formed in 1965 when Roger Barrett (replaced by David Gilmour in 1967) and Roger Waters met percussionist Nick Mason and gifted keyboard player, Rick Wright. With the release of 1973’s The Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd went from moderately successful to one of rock music’s biggest acts. […]

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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Pharrell Williams

Pharrell Williams is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and film producer. Williams is part of the record production duo The Neptunes which produces soul, hip hop and R&B music. He is the lead vocalist and drummer of the rock-funk-hip hop band N*E*R*D. His first single,  “Frontin’” released in 2003 was followed up with his debut solo album, In My Mind in 2006. His second album, Girl, was released […]
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Shayne Ward

Shayne Ward (born 16 October 1984) is an English singer and actor, who rose to fame as the winner of the second series of The X Factor. Ward was the first X Factor winner to release an original song as his winner’s single. “That’s My Goal”, was released on 21 December 2005 and reached number one on the UK Singles Chart and was that […]

London Grammar

London Grammar are an English indie pop band formed in 2009 and consisting of Hannah Reid, Dan Rothman and Dominic Major. Their debut EP was released in February 2013, while their debut album,’ If You Wait’, was released in September that same year. The album reached number two on the UK Albums Chart and was certified double platinum.). The band’s second studio album, Truth Is a […]
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Lifehouse

Lifehouse is a rock band from America comprising Jason Wade (lead vocals, guitar), Rick Woolstenhulme Jr. (drums, percussion) and Bryce Soderberg (bass, vocals). The band came into the mainstream in 2001 with the hit single “Hanging by a Moment” from their debut studio album. The song was number one for three weeks on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart and peaked at number 2 on […]
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2PAC

2Pac (Tupac Amaru Shaku) was an influential American hip-hop / rap artist who released his debut album 2Pacalypse Now in 1991. He achieved further success with his next two albums but it was his double-disc album, All Eyez on Me, released in 1996, that became one of the best-selling albums in the United States. Five more albums have been released […]
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Uncle Kracker

Uncle Kracker is an American singer / songwriter who started out working the turntables for Kid Rock (before he was famous). He began recording for Rock’s album, Early Mornin’ Stoned Pimp andwas a featured vocalist on some of the tracks. He then began working on a solo album, but continued being the DJ for Kid Rock. Uncle Kracker released […]
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Psychedelic Furs (The)

Psychedelic Furs are a British band formed in 1977 initially consisting of Richard Butler (vocals), Tim Butler (bass guitar), Paul Wilson (drums), Duncan Kilburn (saxophone), and Roger Morris (guitars). By 1979, this line up had expanded to a sextet with Vince Ely replacing Wilson on drums and John Ashton being added on guitar. The Psychedelic […]
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Atlanta Rhythm Section

Atlanta Rhythm Section is an American  rock band, formed in 1970 by Rodney Justo (singer), Barry Bailey (guitar), Paul Goddard (bass), Dean Daughtry (keyboards), Robert Nix (drums) and J.R. Cobb (guitar). The group’s first few albums failed to generate much chart action and it wasn’t until the late 1970’s that they scored a top ten single, with “So Into […]
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Lee Dorsey

Lee Dorsey was an African American pop and R&B singer during the 1960s. His biggest hits were “Ya Ya” (1961) and “Working in the Coal Mine” (1966). After serving in the United States Army during WW2, Lee Dorsey was a prize-winning boxer for a while before starting his own motor repair business, during which time he sang in clubs and […]
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Easybeats

The Easybeats were an Australian rock band that formed in Sydney, Australia, in late 1964, and disbanded at the end of 1969. They were the first rock and roll act from Australia to score an international pop hit with the 1966 single “Friday on My Mind”. All five founding members were from families that had migrated to Australia from Europe: lead […]

Shakin Stevens

Shakin’ Stevens, is a platinum-selling Welsh rock and roll singer and songwriter who was the UK’s biggest-selling singles artist of the 1980s. Hit singles including four chart-topping hits “This Ole House”, “Green Door”, “Oh Julie”, and “Merry Christmas Everyone” Backing Tracks A Rocking Good Way – Shakin’ Stevens and Bonnie Tyler Backing Track Green Door – Shakin’ Stevens […]

Richard Marx

Richard Marx is an American singer / songwriter / producer from Chicago, USA. Over the years he has sold more than 30 million records, swept Grammy Awards, set records and produced/co-produced many chart topping singles as a solo artist and alongside massive artists like Keith Urban, Luther Vandross and NSYNC. Backing Tracks Angelia Can’t Help Falling […]
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Howard Keel

Howard Keel (April 13, 1919 – November 7, 2004) was an American actor and singer and star of some of the most famous MGM film musicals ever made. At the age of 20, he was encouraged to take singing lessons and his first public performance took place in 1941, when he played the role of Samuel the Prophet in Handel’s oratorio Saul.  In 1947 he […]
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Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu is an American singer songwriter and actress. When she was as young as 4 years old she was performing on stage at the Dallas Theatre Centre and The Black Academy of Arts and Letters (TBAAL). Badu went on to study theatre at university, but to concentrate on music full-time, she left university before graduating, and took minimum-wage jobs […]
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Gloria Gaynor

Gloria Gaynor (born September 7, 1949) is an American singer, best known for the disco era hits “I Will Survive” (1979), “Never Can Say Goodbye” (1974)  and “I Am What I Am” (1983). After a stint as a singer with a jazz/R&B music band, in the 1960s, Gloria Gaynors  first real success came in 1975 when she was signed to Columbia Records. She released […]
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Gilbert O’Sullivan

Gilbert O’Sullivan is an Irish-English singer-songwriter, best known for his early 1970s hits “Alone Again (Naturally)”, “Clair”, and “Get Down”. Worldwide he has charted 16 top-40 records, including six No. 1 songs. His most successful recording period was between 1970 and 1980, and he has since recorded several studio albums up to 2015 and has received three Ivor Novello […]
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Gerry Rafferty

Gerry Rafferty was a Scottish born singer, songwriter and musician best known for the massive hit “Baker Street”. He was said to be influenced by the music of The Beatles and Bob Dylan and joined a folk-pop group in 1969. After they disbanded in 1971, he recorded his first solo album, Can I Have My Money Back? The following year Gerry Rafferty and Joe […]
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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 […]

Panic At The Disco

Panic At The Disco is a band from Las Vegas in America who formed in 2004. ‘I Write Sins, Not Tragedies’ the lead single from their debut album reached number seven in the US charts. Off the back of this they were second billing on the Truckstops & Statelines Winter Tour in 2006 and their album sales […]

Seekers

Seekers (The) were a folk pop quartet from Australia, hugely popular in the mid- late sixties. Group members Athol Guy, Bruce Woodley and Keith Potger attended school together and played in various bands before forming The Seekers and recruiting jazz singer Judith Durham. Their debut single was a version of the popular song “Waltzing Matilda” which […]
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Niall Horan

Niall Horan is a former member of the popular band One Direction. Following the band’s hiatus in 2016, Horan signed a recording deal as a solo artist with Capitol Records. His singles “This Town” and “Slow Hands” from his debut studio album Flicker (2017) reached the top 20 in several countries. The album debuted at number one in […]
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Erasure

Erasure: Blue Savannah… Chorus… Circus… Little Respect… Stop… Victim Of Love… Erasure are an English synthpop duo, consisting of singer and songwriter Andy Bell and songwriter and keyboardist Vince Clarke. Formed in London, they entered the music scene in 1985 and became one of the most successful artists of the late 1980s to mid-1990s. From […]

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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Rae Morris

Rae Morris is British singer/songwriter who began writing songs as a teenager and was offered a deal by Atlantic when she was just 18. Releasing only singles for quite a period of time as well as doing solo performances Rae Morris was a support act for artists including Bombay Bicycle Club, Lianne La Havas, Noah and the Whale, and Tom Odell. he […]
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Childish Gambino

Childish Gambino is the stage name used by Donald McKinley Glover Jr, an American  actor, comedian, singer, writer, producer, director, rapper, and DJ. After several self-released albums and mix-tapes, Glover signed to a record company in 2011 and released his first album. His second studio album, Because the Internet, was released in 2013 and his third, “Awaken, My Love!”, […]
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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 […]

New Seekers

New Seekers (The) were put together by former member of The Seekers after that group disbanded in 1969. Their breakthrough hit, “Never Ending Song of Love”  became a big hit in the UK, spending five weeks at No.2 in the singles chart and was one of the biggest selling singles of the year. Their song “I’d […]
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Men At Work

Men at Work were an Australian rock band formed in 1979 and best known for their 1981 hit “Down Under”. Backing Tracks Down Under Overkill Who Can It Be Now   Their founding mainstay was Colin Hay on lead vocals; he formed the group with Jerry Speiser on drums and Ron Strykert on lead guitar. They […]

MNEK

MNEK is an English singer, songwriter and record producer who (as with most producers) collaborate with singers to create music and he was involved in the creation of two U.K. number one singles before he reached the age of 19. Recognition of his songwriting talent came in the form of a deal with EMI Publishing in […]
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Chvrches

Chvrches are a synth-pop band from Scotland, UK. Formed in 2011 by keyboardist/vocalist Iain Cook and including band members Martin Doherty, and Lauren Mayberry. 2012 saw the release of their debut single “The Mother We Share” and later that year, Chvrches were among the acts selected for the BBC’s Sound of 2013. The trio began 2013 by playing a few North […]
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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 […]

Paloma Faith

Paloma Faith : Beauty Remains … Never Tear Us Apart … Only Love Can Hurt … Make Your Own Kind Of Music Paloma Faith Blomfield is an English singer, songwriter and actress, known for her retro and eccentric style. Faith released her debut album Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful? in 2009, featuring the top twenty singles “Stone Cold Sober” […]

Billy Joel

Billy Joel: Honesty… Innocent Man… Just The Way You Are… Longest Time… My Life… Piano Man… Tell Her About It… Uptown Girl… Billy Joel is an American singer, songwriter, pianist and composer. His international acclaim has followed him since his first single “Piano Man” hit the charts in 1973. He has become a best selling recording and solo artist and won many awards. He is one […]
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Van Halen

Van Halen is an American hard rock band formed in California in 1972. The line up of the band has changed many times over the years, with much controversy and arguing amongst the members. The most recent members have been together since 2007.     Eddie Van Halen – guitar, backing vocals Alex Van Halen – […]
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Blow Monkeys (The)

Blow Monkeys (The) are a British band that formed in 1981. Their first single, “Live Today Love Tomorrow” was released in 1982.  They subsequently enjoyed a career with several hit singles and albums across the 1980’s before going their separate ways at the beginning of the 1990’s. Their first hit song was “Digging Your Scene”, which hit No. […]
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DJ Otzi

DJ Otzi : Gerhard “Gerry” Friedle (born 7 January 1971) is an Austrian entertainer and singer.  Successful mainly in German-speaking countries, he is best known in the English-speaking world for his 2000 single “Hey Baby (Uhh, Ahh)”, a cover version of the Bruce Channel song “Hey! Baby”. His stage name comes from Ötzi the Iceman, the name given […]
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Aqualung

Aqualung (aka Matt Hales) is an English songwriter, musician and record producer best known in the UK for his song “Strange and Beautiful,” which was featured on a television advertisement for a new Volkswagen Beetle during the summer of 2002. It went on to become a Top 10 hit in the UK Singles Chart later that year. Matt moved to Los Angeles […]
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Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande : Love Me Harder … Bang Bang … Don’t Be Gone Too Long … One Last Time … One Last Time … No Tears Left To Cry Ariana Grande is an American actress turned-pop music sensation. As a child, she performed in children’s theatre, appearing in musicals such as Annie, The Wizard of Oz […]
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Brandy

Brandy: Baby… Best Friend… Brokenhearted… Full Moon… Have You Ever… Sittin’ Up In My Room… What About Us… Brandy (born Brandy Rayana Norwood February 11, 1979), is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and actress. Born into a musical family in McComb, Mississippi and raised in Carson, California, she began her career as a child […]
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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 […]

Kesha

Kesha is an American singer-songwriter whose early musical influences were shaped by spending time with her mother who was a songwriter herself. She has experimented with lots of different musical styles including country, pop rock and electronic. After finishing at music school she appeared as a back-up vocalist performing on songs by Britney Spears and Paris Hilton. […]
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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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Anouk

Anouk Teeuwe ( born 8 April 1975), professionally known as Anouk, is a Dutch singer-songwriter and record producer. After her breakthrough in 1997 with the single “Nobody’s Wife”, she had numerous hit singles in the Dutch and Belgian charts, such as “R U Kiddin’ Me”, “Michel”, “Girl”, “Lost”, “Modern World”, “Three Days in a Row”, […]
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Billy J Kramer

Billy J. Kramer (and The Dakotas) (born 19 August 1943) is an English pop singer. In the 1960s he was managed by Brian Epstein, who also managed The Beatles, and he recorded several original Lennon–McCartney compositions and made his debut with the song “Do You Want to Know a Secret?” which was a number two UK Singles Chart hit in 1963. His biggest hit, the pop ballad […]
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Billy Bragg

Billy Bragg, is an English singer-songwriter and political activist. His music blends elements of folk music, punk rock with lyrics that mostly span political or romantic themes. His music is heavily centred on bringing about change and involving the younger generation in activist causes and it is said that The Clash influenced him early in his career. Billy Bragg’s political […]
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Billie Piper

Billie Piper (born Leian Paul Piper; 22 September 1982) is a British actress, dancer and former singer. She made her TV debut in children’s entertainment and at the age of 15 signed a recording contract and released her debut single. “Because We Want To” entered at the top of the UK Singles Chart and made her the youngest artist ever to […]
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Big Brovaz

Big Brovaz are a R&B and hip hop music group from London, England. In their seven-year career they released two studio albums and eight singles.  The group’s second single, “OK” made Number 7 in the UK Singles Chart in 2003 and the debut album was certified platinum in the UK, an unusual achievement for UK R&B and hip hop at the time. Backing Tracks Baby […]
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Bic Runga

Bic (pronounced Bec) Runga is a New Zealand singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. She was surrounded by music at a young age and started recording songs with her sisters when she was four years old. She learnt how to play drums at the age of eleven, guitar and keyboards a couple of years later. She joined  high school […]
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Betty Boo

Betty Boo (aka Alison Clarkson), is an English singer, songwriter and pop rap artist who, during the early 1990’s, had a successful solo career. Her most commercially successful  single, was “Doin’ the Do” which charted in the top ten in the UK, reached number three in Australia and number one on the US dance chart. Backing Tracks Doin’ The […]
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Ben Lee

Ben Lee is an Australian singer / songwriter and actor. He made his stage debut in 1993, fronting the indie rock band “Noise Addict”, a foursome of school friends.  His solo debut album “Grandpaw Would” was released in March 1995 when he was just 16 years old. The album was a success in Australia, earning Ben […]
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Ben Folds Five

Ben Folds Five was an American alternative rock trio formed in 1993. Consisting of members Ben Folds (lead vocals, piano, keyboards, melodica, principal songwriting), Robert Sledge (bass guitar, double bass, synthesizer, backing vocals), and Darren Jessee (drums, percussion, backing vocals, songwriter), group released the single “Brick” in 1997 from their album Whatever and Ever Amen. During […]
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Anne Marie

Anne Marie: Alarm… Boy… Ciao-Adios… Do It Right… Rockabye… Anne-Marie Rose Nicholson (born 7 April 1991), known professionally as Anne-Marie, is an English singer and songwriter. She has had success on the UK Singles Chart with Clean Bandit’s “Rockabye”, featuring Sean Paul, peaking at number one; “Do It Right”, reaching number 90; “Alarm”, reaching number […]
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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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Beastie Boys

Beastie Boys (The) were an American rap/hip hop group hailing from New York City. The Beastie Boys have sold 26 million records in the United States and 50 million records worldwide, making them the biggest-selling rap group since Billboard began recording sales in 1991. With seven platinum-selling albums from 1986 to 2004, the Beastie Boys were one of the longest-lived hip […]
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Basement Jaxx

Basement Jaxx  are an English electronic music duo who started off in Brixton, South London, in 1994. They held a regular club night in a variety of venues until settling in a club called Booty. In 1999, the group released their first full-length album, Remedy. Remedy included the single “Red Alert”, which was featured in the film Bend It […]
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Barry Blue

Barry Blue is an English singer, producer, and songwriter. As an artist he is best known for his hit songs “Dancing on a Saturday Night” and “Do You Wanna Dance”. He was born as Barry Ian Green in London in 1950, and as a teenager worked for Tim Rice. He became the bassist for a […]
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Barenaked Ladies

Barenaked Ladies are a Canadian rock band formed in the late 1980’s. They are well-known for their live performances which include comedic banter and free-style rapping between songs. Barenaked Ladies have won multiple Juno Awards and have been nominated for two Grammy Awards. The group has sold over 15 million records including albums and singles, and were inducted into the Canadian Music Hall […]
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Baltimora

Baltimora were a new wave dance act from Italy who found success with their 1985 hit single “Tarzan Boy”. With its catchy ‘Tarzan-call’ running throughout, the song became a disco standard. A few years later, “Tarzan Boy” returned to the chart for three more months after being featured on the soundtrack of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles […]
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Australian Crawl

Australian Crawl was formed in the late 1970’s by lead vocalist and pianist James Reyne. After their 1980 debut album, The Boys Light Up reached No. 4, Australian Crawl had two No. 1 albums; 1981’s Sirocco and 1982’s Sons of Beaches. Their early singles reached the top 20’s and their  best performing single was No. 1 hit “Reckless”  which came from […]
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Athlete

Athlete are an English indie rock band formed in London, comprising Joel Pott (lead vocals and guitar), Carey Willetts (bass and backing vocals), Stephen Roberts (drums and backing vocals) and Tim Wanstall (keyboards and backing vocals). The band had a period of high-profile success with their debut album Vehicles & Animals (2003). It was a platinum seller in 2005 and was Mercury Music Prize nominated. It […]
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Arctic Monkeys

Arctic Monkeys were formed when neighbours Alex Turner and Jamie Cook received guitars as presents. They hooked up with school friends Andy Nicholson [superceded by Nick O’Malley] (bass) and Matt Helders (drums) and began playing in the Sheffield (UK) area in 2003. They handed out demo CD’s to fans, who then uploaded the music onto a fan-created MySpace page for the band. The […]

Ashlee Simpson

Ashlee Simpson is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She is the younger sister of pop singer and actress Jessica Simpson. Ashlee Simpson began appearing in television commercials at the age of 15 and later pursued a career as an actress on TV family dramas. Simpson’s debut single, “Pieces of Me” (2004), became a top five […]
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Ash

Ash are a Northern Irish alternative indie rock band, formed in 1992 by vocalist and guitarist Tim Wheeler, bassist Mark Hamilton and drummer Rick McMurray. After having done the round of pubs and clubs in Ireland, Ash broke through into the mainstream in 1995 with ‘Girl From Mars‘ Since then they have been quietly releasing albums and have a […]
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Artful Dodger

Artful Dodger were an English garage duo consisting of Mark Hill and Pete Devereux Craig David‘s career was boosted after he appeared on their 1999 number two hit, “Re-Rewind“. Both members continued to work in the music industry following their split in 2001. Backing Tracks Movin’ Too Fast Re-Wind (When The Crowd Say) Woman Trouble Please Don’t Turn […]
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Arrested Development

Arrested Development is an American hip hop group which focused on a positive message, rather than the ‘gangsta’ style popular for the genre. Their list of awards include : Quadruple-platinum award for debut album, 1993; Grammy awards for best new artist and best rap album, 1993; Soul Train Music Award, 1993; Best Rap Video of […]
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Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire is an alterntive indie/rock band from Canada and was founded in 2000 by friends and classmates Win Butler and Josh Deu. They came to prominence in 2004 with the release of their critically acclaimed debut album Funeral. Their second album contained their single ‘No Cars Go’, which has been used on TV shows such as Top Gear […]
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Aqua

Aqua is a Danish-Norwegian group, best known for their 1997 breakthrough single “Barbie Girl“. The group formed in 1989 and achieved huge success around the globe in the late 1990s and early 2000s. They released three albums: Aquarium in 1997, Aquarius in 2000 and Megalomania in 2011 and sold an estimated 33 million albums and singles. Aqua’s follow-up to “Barbie Girl” in Australia, […]
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Anthony Callea

Anthony Callea (born 13 December 1982) is an Australian singer-songwriter and actor who rose to fame after being the runner-up in the 2004 season of Australian Idol. Callea’s first single “The Prayer” was the fastest-selling single by an Australian artist and held the No.1 spot on the ARIA Singles Chart for five weeks. Along with headlining his own national tours, Anthony  Callea has toured […]
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Anne Shelton

Anne Shelton was an English vocalist, who is remembered for singing inspirational songs for soldiers during the Second World War. She had a had the major hit with ‘Lay Down Your Arms‘, which reached No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart, and stayed in the Top Twenty for 14 weeks. Backing Tracks Lay Down Your Arms Lyrics [Chorus] Come to […]
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Anita Ward

Anita Ward (born December 20, 1957) is an American singer and musician. She is best known for her 1979 million selling single “Ring My Bell“. Backing Tracks Ring My Bell Lyrics I’m glad you’re home Now did you really miss me? I guess you did by the look in your eye (Look in your eye, look […]
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Anita Harris

Anita Harris : Anita Madeleine Harris is an English actress, singer and entertainer. She sang with the Cliff Adams Singers and had a number of chart hits in the 1960s. She appeared in some of the Carry On films. Here is her cover of the song ‘Trains And Boats And Planes‘. Backing Tracks Trains And Boats And Planes Lyrics Trains […]
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Andy Kim

Andy Kim is a Canadian pop/rock singer/songwriter. Although he released several songs during the 1960’s and 70’s, his song ‘Rock Me Gently‘ propelled him to the number one slot. Kim co-wrote “Sugar, Sugar” which was a hit single for The Archies. The Andy Kim Christmas show in which a variety of artists were invited to perform mostly Christmas music, […]
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Andreas Johnson

Andreas Johnson is a Swedish singer/songwriter who rose to fame as a contestant on the Swedish competition to find a Eurovision song. He was brought up surrounded by music as both his parents were professional musicians. Andreas Johnson’s song Glorious was an international success and was used in a number of advertisements by companies including Volvo, Nutella and Vauxhall. Backing Tracks […]
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Andrea True Connection

Andrea True, was an American actress and singer from the disco era of the 1970’s She is best known for the 1976 pop-disco hit “More, More, More” (performed as part of her recording project, The Andrea True Connection), which peaked at No. 4 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and No. 5 on the UK Singles Chart. Backing Tracks More More More Lyrics More More More […]
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Ana Johnsson

Ana Johnsson is a Swedish singer and songwriter, best known for the song “We Are”  from the Spider-Man 2 soundtrack. She reached the finals of the first Swedish series of Popstars, after which she and others formed a girl group called Excellence. They recorded one album before Ana Johnsson left to start a solo career.  Her first single “The […]
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Amy Studt

Amy Studt is an English singer, songwriter and musician. She grew up in a musical family, with her father being a violinist and conductor who had toured with Roy Orbison, and her mother the head of music at a local school. She taught herself piano, guitar, and oboe, among other musical instruments, and started to write […]
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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 […]

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer  Hudson (born September 12, 1981) is an American singer and actress. She rose to fame in 2004 as a finalist on the third season of the singing competition American Idol. Her self-titled debut studio album was certified gold in the United States, sold over a million copies worldwide, and received a Grammy Award for Best R&B Album. Her subsequent studio albums saw continued commercial success  and […]
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Randy Newman

Randy Newman : Randall Stuart Newman (born November 28, 1943) is an American singer-songwriter, arranger, composer, and pianist. Since the 1980s, Newman has worked mostly as a film composer and he has scored eight Disney-Pixar animated films including: Toy Story and Monsters, Inc., as well as Disney’s The Princess and the Frog and James and the Giant Peach. Newman has received twenty Academy Award nominations of which […]
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Rita Coolidge

Rita Coolidge (born May 1, 1945) is an American recording artist. During the 1970s and 1980s, she sang in various musical genres, including folk, country, R&B, pop, rock and jazz and won two Grammy Awards with fellow musician Kris Kristofferson. Whilst Florida State University to study art, she formed a folk group called R.C. and the Moonpies. After graduation she […]

Razorlight

Razorlight are an  indie rock band formed in the UK in 2002 by lead singer and guitarist Johnny Borrell. The band are well-known in the UK, having topped the charts with the 2006 single “America”. In 2007, Razorlight were nominated for two BRIT Awards and also nominated for two NME Brit Awards for ‘Best Band’ and ‘Best Album’. Baking Tracks America Before I Fall […]
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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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Boz Scaggs

Boz Scaggs is a Grammy-winning, chart-topping blues, jazz, and R&B singer/songwriter and performer from America. He served as guitarist and occasional lead singer with the Steve Miller Band through much of the 1960’s. His solo career spans nearly 4 decades and at time of writing Boz Scaggs continues to write, record music, and tour with his […]
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Depeche Mode

Depeche Mode are a British synth-pop / rock band formed in the 1980’s. Although they never attained the number 1 spot on the UK charts, their discography is impressive with 50 songs in the UK Singles Chart and seventeen top 10 albums in the UK chart; they have sold over 100 million records worldwide. After over 30 […]
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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 […]

Andy Stewart

Andy Stewart MBE (30 December 1933 – 11 October 1993) was a Scottish singer and entertainer. His patriotic wearing of tartan and his use of stereotypical Scottish humour, throughout the 1960s, echoed the music hall style. Backing Tracks Cambell Town Loch  Donald Where’s Yer Troosers Lyrics I’ve just come down From the Isle of Skye I’m not very big and I’m awful shy And the […]

Andrew Gold

Andrew  Gold was an American singer, songwriter, musician and arranger. His works include the US Top 10 single “Lonely Boy” (1977), as well as “Thank You for Being a Friend” (1978) and the UK Top Five hit “Never Let Her Slip Away” (1978). He had further international chart success in the 1980s as the lead singer of Wax, a collaboration with English musician and […]

Amerie

Amerie Mi Marie Rogers (born January 12, 1980), known professionally as Ameriie (formerly Amerie), is an American singer, songwriter, author, actress and record producer. She debuted in 2002 with her highly acclaimed album All I Have. In 2003, she helped develop the BET original series The Center, which she also hosted, and, during her run as host, accumulated the highest ratings ever […]

Soft Cell

Soft Cell was a British synthpop band consisting of vocalist Marc Almond and David Ball. The duo first met in 1977 but their first public gig was not until 1980 at Futurama festival in Leeds. They amassed 13 UK chart singles, five of them Top 10 hits. Two gold and one platinum-selling albums. Their 1981 reworking of […]
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Sarah McLachlan

Sarah McLachlan, OC, OBC (born January 28, 1968) is a Canadian singer and songwriter known for her emotional ballads and mezzo-soprano vocal range. As of 2009 she had sold over 30 million albums worldwide. Sarah McLachlan’s best-selling album to date is Surfacing, for which she won two Grammy Awards (out of four nominations) and four Juno Awards. In addition to her personal artistic efforts, she […]

Frankie Lymon

Frankie Lymon was an American rock and roll/rhythm and blues singer and songwriter, best known as the lead singer of the early rock and roll group The Teenagers. The group was composed of five boys, all in their early to mid-teens whose first single “Why Do Fools Fall in Love,” was also their biggest hit. Six other top blues 10 singles followed over the […]
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Rose Royce

Rose Royce are an American R&B soul music group. The band first formed under the name Total Concept Unlimited in the early 70s and the original members were: Kenny Copeland (lead vocals/trumpet), Lequient Jobe (basss/vocals), Michael Moore (saxophone), Freddie Dunn (trumpet), Walter McKinney (guitar), Michael Nash (keyboards), Henry Garner (drums/vocals), Kenji Brown (guitar/lead vocals), and […]
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Marie Osmond

Marie Osmond (born October 13, 1959) is an American singer, actress, doll designer, and a member of the show business family the Osmonds. Although she never officially joined the family’s singing group she occasionally sang with them. She gained success as a solo country music artist in the 1970s and 1980s. Her best known song is a cover of the ballad “Paper […]

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Lynyrd Skynyrd are an American rock band who, at the peak of their success, lost three members in a plane crash. After a decade long break, the surviving members got together and started producing music again With a catalogue of over 60 albums, sales beyond 30 million worldwide and their classic American rock anthem “Sweet […]

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 […]

A Great Big World

A Great Big World : Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarino were in music college together and regularly wrote and performed as a duo. In 2012, they re branded themselves and became A Great Big World. Their sound has a positive vibe, with piano and vocal harmonies. They are probably best know for their collaboration with Christina Aguilera […]

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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Frank Ocean

Frank Ocean is an American singer, songwriter, rapper and record producer. His first foray into a musical career was as  a ghostwriter. He released his breakout mixtape, Nostalgia, Ultra, to critical acclaim in 2011. It generated his first charting single “Novacane”. In 2012, Ocean finished second place (behind Michael Kiwanuka) in the BBC’s Sound of 2012 poll. His debut studio album was […]
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Beverley Craven

Beverley Craven is a BRIT-Award winning singer who became a household name in the early 90’s with the release  of her debut album which became a worldwide hit. Her 1991 single, ‘Promise Me‘, went on to become a huge hit across Europe and she followed this up with a string of chart successes including ‘Memories‘, Holding On‘, […]
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Tracy Chapman

Tracy Chapman is an American singer/songwriter with many awards under her belt. She grew up with her mother who bought her a ukelele at the age of three and by the time she was eight Tracy was playing guitar and writing songs. Her current song list includes the chart topping Fast Car and Talkin’ ‘Bout A Revolution. Tracy Chapman released the […]
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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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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Marvelettes (The)

Marvelettes (The) was an American girl group that achieved popularity in the early- to mid-1960s and were the first major successful act of Motown Records The group has received several honours including induction into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, as well as receiving the Pioneer Award from the Rhythm and Blues Foundation. In 2005, two of the group’s most successful […]
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Lovin’ Spoonful (The)

Lovin’ Spoonful (The) is a U.S. rock band best known for a number of hit songs in the 1960s. Their debut single “Do You Believe in Magic” reached #9 on the Hot 100, and was followed by a series of hit singles and albums throughout 1965 and 1966. The Lovin’ Spoonful became known for such folk-flavoured pop hits as […]
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Kooks (The)

Kooks (The) are a British British rock band who released their debut ‘Inside In/Inside Out’ in 2006, which was a major hit peaking at number two in the charts. The Kooks found themselves winning the award for Best UK & Ireland Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2006 and picking up a nomination at The Brit Awards for the […]
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Jam (The)

Jam (The) were one of the most popular bands to emerge from the initial wave of British punk rock in 1977 and trio became genuine superstars in Britain, with an impressive string of Top Ten singles in the late ’70s and early ’80s. Fronted by Paul Weller the band were originally a 4 piece with drummer Rick Buckler, bassist Bruce […]
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J Geils Band (The)

J. Geils Band (The) was an American rock band formed in 1968. The original band members were guitarist John “J.” Geils, vocalist Peter Wolf, harmonica player Richard Salwitz, drummer Stephen Bladd, vocalist/keyboardist Seth Justman and bassist Danny Klein. The band played R&B-influenced blues rock during the 1970’s and soon achieved commercial success before moving towards a more mainstream radio-friendly sound in the early 1980’s, which brought the band to its commercial peak. […]
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Isley Brothers (The)

Isley Brothers (The) were originally a 3 piece sibling vocal group formed in the 1950’s. The inclusion of  their younger brothers who could play a variety of instruments in 1973 turned them into a self-contained musical band. The Isley Brothers have had four Top 10 singles on the United States Billboard chart. Sixteen of their albums charted […]
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Roger Whittaker

Roger Whittaker is an African-born British singer / songwriter. He took up the guitar at the age of seven and learned to sing songs in Swahili, but did not think of music as a career until much later. After finishing a stint in the African armed forces, Roger Whittaker tried to study medicine but found […]
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Irish Songs

The traditional music played by the Irish came to the country with the Celts over 2,000 years ago. Traditional Irish music was passed on from generation to generation by listening, learning by ear and without formally writing the tunes on paper and it wasn’t until the 1700’s that there is evidence that the music was written […]
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Human League

Human League are an English synth-pop band formed in Sheffield in 1977. Initially an experimental electronic outfit, the group signed to Virgin Records in 1979 and later attained widespread commercial success with their third album Dare in 1981. The album contained four hit singles, including the UK/US number one hit “Don’t You Want Me.” The band received the Brit Award for Best British Breakthrough Act […]
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Hoosiers (The)

Hoosiers (The) are an English pop rock band formed 2003 and consisting of members Irwin Sparkes (lead vocals, lead guitar) and Alan Sharland (drums, percussion, vocals). Their first single “Worried About Ray” reached number 5 on the UK Singles Chart in July 2007. In October 2007, they released their debut album The Trick to Life, which reached number 1 in the album charts. The […]
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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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Detroit Spinners (The)

Detroit Spinners (aka The Spinners) were an American soul group. The original members were Bobby Smith, George Dixon, Billy Henderson, Henry Fambrough, Pervis Jackson. The group formed in the early 1960s and eventually signed with Motown records, releasing a string of singles from 1964-1971.  In the early 1970s, Motown dropped the group, and they signed with Atlantic, who […]
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Cure (The)

Cure (The) are an English rock band. The band has experienced several line-up changes since its formation in 1976, with the only constant member being vocalist, guitarist, and principal songwriter Robert Smith. The Cure first began releasing music in the late 1970s with their debut album Three Imaginary Boys (1979) which placed the band as part of the post-punk and New […]
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Charlatans (The)

Charlatans (The) are an English indie rock band comprising lead vocalist Tim Burgess, guitarist Mark Collins, bassist Martin Blunt and keyboardist Tony Rogers. In the UK, all of the band’s thirteen studio albums have charted in the UK Albums Chart, three of them being number ones. They have also achieved seventeen Top 30 singles and four Top 10 entries in […]
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Cars (The)

Cars (The) were originally a duo from Boston, Massachusetts. In the 1970’s they added a keyboardist and drummer and lead guitarist and in just two weeks of recording, The Cars yielded three chart singles —”Just What I Needed”, “My Best Friend’s Girl” and “Good Times Roll” . Onwards into the 1980’s and their song “Drive” was used as background […]
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Destiny’s Child

Destiny’s Child was an American girl group whose final and best-known line-up comprised Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams. Formed in 1997 in Houston, Texas, The group was launched into mainstream recognition following the release of their best-selling second album, The Writing’s on the Wall (1999), which contained the number-one singles “Bills, Bills, Bills” and “Say My Name”. Their third album, Survivor (2001), which contains […]

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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Cardigans (The)

Cardigans (The) were an alternative rock/pop band from Sweden, fronted by Nina Persson. Their debut album Emmerdale (1994) was fairly popular in their home country and further afield but it was not until their second album Life (1995) was released that their popularity internationally. The single “Lovefool” was included in the soundtrack to the 1996 film Romeo + Juliet. Other popular singles included “Erase/Rewind” and “My […]
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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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Amelia Lily

Amelia Lily came in third place behind Marcus Collins and Little Mix in the UK X-Factor (2011), Although her first single “You Bring Me Joy” reached number 2 in the UK Charts, the follow up’s all failed to reach that dizzy height. Since the release of “California” in late 2014, Amelia Lily seems to have been […]

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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Calling (The)

Calling (The) is an American rock band formed in 1996 by lead singer Alex Band and guitarist Aaron Kamin. They are best known for the hit single, “Wherever You Will Go” and their debut album Camino Palmero was released in July 2001 and was a commercial success. The Calling’s single “Our Lives” was featured in the closing ceremonies of the 2004 Summer Olympics as well as […]
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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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Searchers

Searchers (The) were a pop band from Liverpool, UK who were most popular in the 1960’s. They  released a cover of The Drifters hit “Sweets for My Sweet,” which shot to number one on the British charts as did “Needles and Pins” and “Don’t Throw Your Love Away.” Over the decades the band line-up has shifted […]
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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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Righteous Brothers

Righteous Brothers (The) were an American musical harmony duo (Billy Medley and Bobby Hatfield) who were most famous for their songs ‘Unchained Melody’ and ‘You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling’ (which was used on the soundtrack in the 1980’s film Top Gun) They began performing together in 1962 as part of a five-member group called the Paramours, […]
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Brand New Heavies

Brand New Heavies are an acid jazz and funk group formed in 1985 in Ealing in west London. Centered around songwriters/multi-instrumentalists Simon Bartholomew and Andrew Levy, the core members of the group since its founding, Brand New Heavies are best known for a string of successful singles in the early 1990s featuring N’Dea Davenport as […]
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Black Keys

The Black Keys are an American rock duo formed in 2001. Consisting of Dan Auerbach (guitar, vocals) and Patrick Carney (drums) the group broke into the mainstream in 2010 with their album Brothers, which along with its popular single “Tighten Up”, won three Grammy Awards. Their 2011 follow-up El Camino received strong reviews and peaked at number two on the Billboard 200 chart and its hit single “Lonely Boy” won three Grammy […]

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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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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Bachelors (The)

Bachelors (The) are a group from Dublin, Ireland. In 1957 the founding members formed their first band together called ‘The Harmonichords’ (also known as ‘The Harmony Chords’), an instrumental harmonica-act but changed the name to ‘The ‘Bachelors in 1960. During the 1960s, they had many successful songs (including “Charmaine” and “Diane“) in music charts across the world. […]

Automatic (The)

Automatic (The) are a Welsh rock band. Composed of Robin Hawkins on vocals, bass and synthesisers, James Frost on guitar, synthesisers, backing vocals and occasional bass, Iwan Griffiths on drums and Paul Mullen on vocals, guitar and synthesiser. The Automatic released their platinum selling debut album Not Accepted Anywhere in 2006, which spawned three UK top 40 singles – “Raoul”, “Recover” and “Monster”. Backing Tracks Monster Raoul Recover

Allman Brothers Band (The)

Allman Brothers Band was an American rock band formed in 1969. Despite some success, personal differences and the untimely deaths of some members forced the group to dissolve in 1976. The band reformed  in 1989 and after  series of personnel changes in the late 1990s the group found stability during the 2000s. The band retired for good in 2014 […]

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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Jordin Sparks

Jordin Sparks (born December 22, 1989) is an American singer, songwriter and actress. In 2007, she rose to fame after winning the sixth season of American Idol; at age 17, she became the youngest winner in the series’ history. Her self-titled debut album was released later in the same year which was certified platinum by […]
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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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Maxi Priest

Maxi Priest is a reggae / R & B star whose parents had moved from Jamaica to England, reportedly to give their 9 children more opportunity. After working within the industry for a while his first major album was the self-titled Maxi Priest (1988) which, along with his cover of Cat Stevens‘ “Wild World“, established him as one of the […]
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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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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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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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Beautiful South

Beautiful South: A Little Time… A Song For Whoever… Don’t Marry Her… Faulty… Perfect 10… Rotterdam Or Anywhere… The Beautiful South was an English pop/rock group formed in 1988 by former members of the Hull group the Housemartins: Paul Heaton and Dave Hemingway. Other members of the Housemartins also joined them:  roadie Sean Welch (bass), Dave Stead (drums) and […]

Matt Cardle

Matt Cardle is an English singer, songwriter and musician who rose to fame after winning the seventh series of the UK talent show ‘The X Factor’ in 2010. He was involved in music during his early teens and has been a member of two different bands which played mainly hard rock music but eventually rose to […]
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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 […]

Matrix And Futurebound

Matrix & Futurebound are an English drum and bass duo formed in 2005.  They have had four UK top 40 hits; “All I Know” peaked at number 29 in 2012, “Magnetic Eyes” peaked at number 24 in 2013, “Control” peaked at number 7 in 2014 and “Don’t Look Back” featuring Tanya Lacey which peaked at number 38 in 2014. Both artists […]
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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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Matchbox Twenty

Matchbox Twenty are an American group who initially became known for their album “Yourself Or Someone Like You” which spawned five hit singles — “Push,” “3 am,” “Real World,” “Long Day” and “Back 2 Good” and snagged an RIAA Diamond Award certification for U.S. sales exceeding more than 12 million to date. The group maintained the […]
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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 […]

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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Massive Attack

Massive Attack are an English group formed in 1988 and consisting of Robert “3D” Del Naja and Grant “Daddy G” Marshall. The group started as a trio with Andrew Vowles as a founding member but he decided to leave in 1999 citing differences of opinion. The group has won numerous music awards throughout their career, […]
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Mary Mary

Mary Mary are an American singer / songwriting duo mainly known for their song Shackles. “Shackles (Praise You)” was their debut single which was released in 1999. It is considered the group’s signature song. Mary Mary has sold more than eight million records worldwide to date. The duo have been nominated for eleven Grammy Awards, winning […]
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Martika

Martika is a Cuban-American singer who made a major pop debut in 1988 with her hit song “Toy Soldiers.” Born in California, Martika appeared on various children’s television shows such as Kids Inc. before moving on to recording success. Backing Tracks I Feel The Earth Move Toy Soldier
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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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Marina And The Diamonds

Marina and the Diamonds,(Marina Lambrini Diamandis (born 10 October 1985), is a Welsh singer and songwriter and is also known for her unconventional fashion styles. She moved to London as a teenager to become a professional singer, despite having little formal musical experience. Her debut studio album, The Family Jewels (2010) entered the UK Albums Chart at number five and was certified […]
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Marc Cohn

Marc Cohn is a Grammy Award-winning American folk rock singer-songwriter and musician best known for his song “Walking in Memphis”. Marc Cohn learned to play guitar and started writing songs when he was in junior high school and played with a local band called Doanbrook Hotel and later, while attending college, he taught himself to play the piano. In […]
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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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A-Ha

A-ha was a Norwegian pop band that formed in Oslo in 1982 by Morten Harket on lead vocals, Magne Furuholmen on keyboards, and Pål Waaktaar on guitar. The trio rose to fame in the mid-1980s with the success of their debut album, “Hunting High and Low,” in 1985, and the hit song “Take on Me,” […]
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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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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 […]

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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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 […]

Avicii

Avicii (Tim Bergling  (8 September 1989 – 20 April 2018)) was a Swedish musician, DJ, remixer and record producer. One of the most popular and successful electronic dance-music artists of the time — he scored a No. 4 hit on the Billboard 200 in 2013 with “Wake Me Up” regularly appeared in the Top 5 of […]
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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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Lutricia McNeal

Lutricia McNeal (born November 27, 1973) is an American soul and pop singer. She achieved worldwide success with her cover version of “Ain’t That Just the Way” (originally a chart topper for Barbi Benton in 1975). Lutricia McNeal released her debut album My Side of Town in 1997. The biggest airplay hits from this album were “Stranded” and “Someone Loves […]
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Marianne Faithfull

Marianne Faithfull (born 29 December 1946) is an English singer, songwriter and actress. She achieved popularity in the 1960s and became one of the lead female artists of that era. From 1https://ssing-media.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/SS+Featured+Pics/Marianne+Faithful.jpg966 to 1970, she had a highly publicised romantic relationship with Mick Jagger of Rolling Stones fame and her debut single “As Tears Go By,” was co-written and […]

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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Marillion

Marillion are a British rock band formed in 1979. With vocalist Fish as frontman, they scored eleven Top 40 hits on the UK Singles Chart. They are best known for the 1985 singles “Kayleigh” and “Lavender”, which reached number two and number five respectively, with “Kayleigh” also entering the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. Since Fish left Marillion in 1989, they have […]

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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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 […]

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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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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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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Troggs

Troggs (The) are probably most remembered for their 60s song “Wild Thing”, but it is just one of their many UK hits including “With A Girl Like You“, “I Can’t Control Myself” and “Love Is All Around” (covered by Wet Wet Wet – Four Weddings and a Funeral). Claimed by many to be the first British punk […]

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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Manhattan Transfer

Manhattan Transfer is a jazz vocal group founded in 1969 that has explored a capella, vocalese, swing, standards, Brazilian jazz, rhythm and blues, and pop music. Backing Tracks Chanson D’Amour The Boy From New York City Official Website

Manfred Mann

Manfred Mann were an English rock band of the 1960s, named after keyboardist, Manfred Mann. The group had two different lead vocalists during their success, Paul Jones and Mike d’Abo. The band were regularly in the charts in the 1960s. Three of the band’s most successful singles, “Do Wah Diddy Diddy”, “Pretty Flamingo” and “Mighty Quinn”, topped the UK Singles Chart. […]

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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Brian McFadden

Brian McFadden is an Irish pop/rock singer/songwriter who experienced international fame as an original member of the boy band Westlife before mounting a solo career. Backing Tracks Chemical Rush Demons Irish Son Just Say So Like Only A Woman Can Mistakes Real To Me Twisted More from Westlife

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 […]

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez is an American actress, singer, dancer, producer and fashion designer. Jennifer Lopez became the first Latina to get $1 million for a movie role. She is also an accomplished musician. She is one of the most successful ladies in Hollywood. Her music career has also been on the top level. Her most notable film […]
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Nina Simone

Nina Simone (born Eunice Kathleen Waymon) was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement. She employed a broad range of musical styles including classical, jazz, blues, folk, R&B, gospel, and pop. Backing Tracks Ain’t Got No Feeling Good I Put A Spell On You I Wish I Knew Just Like A Woman Mr Bojangles My Baby Just Cares For Me Sinnerman […]
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KD Lang

Kathryn Dawn Lang, OC (born November 2, 1961), known by her stage name k.d. lang, is a Canadian pop and country singer / songwriter and occasional actress. As a young teen she became fascinated with the life and music of Patsy Cline and decided to pursue a career as a professional singer and in 1983 formed a Patsy Cline tribute band called the Reclines. Lang’s career […]

Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand, born on April 24th 1942, is an actress, singer, director, writer, composer, producer, designer, author and photographer. Her career, spanning six decades, has brought Barbra Streisand acclaim in many fields of entertainment: winning numerous awards including two Academy Awards, ten Grammy Awards, five Emmy Awards and eleven Golden Globes. After beginning a successful recording […]

Genesis

Genesis were a successful English rock band . The band underwent many changes in musical style over its career, from folk music to progressive rock in the 1970s, before moving towards pop at the end of the decade. They have won numerous awards and nominations, including a Grammy Award for Best Concept Music Video with […]
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Manic Street Preachers

Manic Street Preachers are a British rock band formed in the 1990’s and hailing from South Wales. Throughout their career, the ‘Manics’ have headlined several festivals including Glastonbury and won eleven NME Awards, eight Q Awards and four BRIT Awards. They were nominated for the Mercury Prize in 1996 and 1999, and have had one nomination for the MTV Europe Music Awards. The group […]

Hepburn

Hepburn were a four-piece British all-girl pop rock band. The band released an album and three singles between 1999 and 2000, but were best known for their first single, “I Quit”, which reached No. 8 on the UK charts, and was best known to American audiences when it appeared on the soundtrack to the TV series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The band was made up […]
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P J Proby

P J Proby  is an American pop/rock legend best known for his sixties mega-hits “Hold Me”, “Together”, “Somewhere” and “Maria” During the 1960s he entertained British music lovers with his power ballad hits and flamboyant stage performances. Late 2018 (the year of his 80th Birthday) will see P J Proby embark on his farewell tour of the UK. Backing Tracks Hold […]

Temptations

Temptations (The) are an American vocal harmony group who released a series of successful singles and albums with Motown Records during the 1960s and 1970s; their work started with the Top 10 hit single “Cloud Nine” in 1968, and was significant in the evolution of R&B and soul music.  Having sold tens of millions of albums, the Temptations are one of the most […]

T Rex

T Rex were an English rock band, formed in 1967 by singer-songwriter and guitarist Marc Bolan. In 1969 the band shifted their acoustic sound to an electric one and the 1970 release of the single “Ride a White Swan” marked the groups commercial success as part of the emerging glam rock scene. From 1970 until 1973, T Rex scored a run of […]

Alice Cooper

Alice Cooper (originally a band before going their separate ways) pioneered a theatrical brand of hard rock.  Drawing their styling from horror movies, vaudeville and garage rock, the group created a stage show that featured all manner of torture implements. Vincent Furnier (lead vocalist) adopted the band’s name as his own name in the 1970s […]

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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Louis Tomlinson

Louis Tomlinson was a member of One Direction, along with Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik and Niall Horan. The boys shot to fame in 2011 with their single “What Makes You Beautiful” after forming during the seventh series of X Factor. Louis Tomlinson is reported to be one of the main songwriters of One […]
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Liam Payne

Liam Payne (born 29 August 1993) is an English singer and songwriter. He rose to fame as a member of the boy band One Direction. He auditioned for the British television series The X Factor in 2008 as a solo artist but was eliminated. He auditioned again in 2010 and was selected to compete as part of the manufactured vocal […]

Johnny Logan

Johnny Logan is an Irish singer songwriter who is sometimes known as Mister Eurovisionbecause of his performances in and involvement with the Eurovision Song Contest. What’s Another Year was his first win in the contest in 1980 which he followed up with the  Hold Me Now in 1987. He also collaborated with Linda Martin on her entries in the […]
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Jim Croce

Jim Croce was an American folk singer and songwriter. He released five studio albums between 1966 and 1973, before his untimely death in 1973. His songs “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown” and “Time in a Bottle” reached No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. He learned to play his first song on the accordion when he was 5 […]
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TLC

TLC Backing Tracks : Waterfalls … Diggin On You … Scrubs … TLC are an American girl group (originally a trio until one member died in an accident), who it is said are the best selling American girl group of all time. They scored nine top-ten hits on the Billboard Hot 100, including four number-one singles “Creep”, […]
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Rudimental

Rudimental are an electronic drum and bass 4 piece group from the UK.  2012 saw the release of  the single “Feel the Love” which reached the top of the U.K. charts. Hit singles from their debut album continued into 2014, including the U.K. number one “Waiting All Night,” which won a BRIT Award for Best British Single. Rudimental scored […]
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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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Alannah Myles

Alannah Myles was born in Toronto, Canada (December 25, 1958) and was introduced to music via the radio airwaves. She studied to become a graphic artist and spent years competing as an accomplished horsewoman taking part in such events as Canada’s Royal Winter Fair prior to deciding that she would make music her career of […]

Craig David

Craig David (born 5 May 1981) is an English singer, songwriter, rapper and record producer who rose to fame in 1999 when he featured on a single by ‘Artful Dodger’. Craig David released his debut studio album, Born to Do It, in 2000 after which he worked with a variety of artists such as Tinchy Stryder, Rita Ora, Hardwell and Sting. David […]
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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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Kid Rock

Kid Rock (a.k.a Robert James Ritchie) started out as  a hip hop and rapper performer who has turned to the Rock Country and Blues style. His varied career has seen him nominated for several awards and sell 25 million albums in the US. He has many talents including vocalist, actor and multi-instrumentalist and has worked […]

Rosanne Cash

Rosanne Cash is an American singer-songwriter,author and eldest daughter of Johnny Cash. In the 1980s, she had a string of chart-topping singles, which crossed  the country/pop musical genres with the most commercially successful being her 1981 hit “Seven Year Ache”, which topped the U.S. country singles charts and reached the Top 30 on the U.S. pop […]
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Jessica Mauboy

Jessica Hilda Mauboy is an Australian R&B and pop singer, songwriter, and actress. Backing Tracks Burn Been Waiting Because Can I Get A Moment Galaxy ft Stan Walker Get ‘Em Girls ft Snoop Dog Up / Down Let Me Be Me Inescapable Pop A Bottle To The End Of The Earth This Ain’t Love What Happened To Us – Jay […]
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Labrinth

Labrinth, is an English musician, singer, songwriter, rapper and record producer. Initially, he was tipped to work as a producer, but Simon Cowell signed him to his record label Syco Music as a solo act. Backing Tracks  Jealous Let It Be Beneath Your Beautiful – Labrinth ft Emeli Sande  Earthquake – Labrinth ft Tinie Tempah   Express Yourself Fragile […]

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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Neon Trees

Neon Trees is an American rock band known for their energetic live performances. The band opened several North American tour dates for The Killers. Not long after, the band was signed by Mercury Records and released their first studio album, Habits, from which their first single, “Animal“, climbed to No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 1 on the Alternative Songs chart. Backing Tracks Animal Everybody Talks […]
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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 […]

Christina Milian

Christina Milian is an American actress and singer best known for her R&B recordings and a number of roles from television and film. At the age of 19, Christina Milian signed a contract with Def Jam. In 2001, Milian released her self-titled debut album featuring the singles “AM to PM” and “When You Look at […]
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Def Leppard

Def Leppard are an English rock band formed by Pete Willis and Rick Savage in 1977. The group produced its first record in 1978 and their strongest commercial success came between the early 1980s and the early 1990s. Over the years Def Leppard’s band lineup has changed several times but they still fill sell out […]
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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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Black Eyed Peas

Black Eyed Peas: Boom Boom Pow… Don’t Lie… Hey Mama… I Got A Feeling… Let’s Get It Started… Rock That Body… Weekends… Where Is The Love… The Black Eyed Peas is an American group, consisting of rappers will.i.am, apl.de.ap, Taboo, and singer Fergie. Originally an alternative hip hop group, they subsequently changed their musical sound to pop and dance-pop music.  It was not […]

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 […]

Jessie Ware

Jessie Ware (born October 15th, 1984) is a British singer/songwriter from South London. When she was growing she is said to have been inspired by the music of classic jazz and pop artists like Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald and performed in musicals at school. She initially studied to become a journalist until someone asked her […]
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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 […]

Rush

Rush was a Canadian rock band known for its musicianship, complex compositions, and eclectic lyrical motifs drawing heavily on science fiction, fantasy, and philosophy. Backing Tracks Closer To The Heart Fly By Night Subdivisions The Spirit Of Radio Turn The Pages Artist Website Rush was a Canadian rock band composed of Geddy Lee (bass, vocals, keyboards), Alex Lifeson (guitars) and Neil Peart (drums, percussion, […]
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Tanita Tikaram

Tanita Tikaram (born 12 August 1969) is a German born British pop/folk singer-songwriter. She achieved chart success with the singles “Twist in My Sobriety” and “Good Tradition” from her debut album, Ancient Heart.  Tikaram started singing in nightclubs while she was still a teenager and the aforementioned album was release when she was only 19 years of age. […]

Eric Church

Eric Church is an American country music singer / songwriter who bought his first guitar and began writing songs of his own. By his senior year of high school, he was playing in found a gig at a local bars, which occupied most of his time. He played many Jimmy Buffett cover songs and a few of […]

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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James

James is an English rock band from Manchester, which was formed in 1982 and enjoyed popularity throughout the 1990s. The band’s best-known singles include “Come Home”, “Sit Down”, “She’s a Star” and “Laid”, which also became a hit on American college radio. Following the departure of lead singer Tim Booth in 2001, the band became inactive, but […]
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Scouting For Girls

Scouting for Girls are an English pop rock band which was formed in 2005 and signed to Epic Records in 2007. They released their self-titled debut album that September and it reached #1 on the UK Albums Chart in 2008. To date it has sold over 1,000,000 copies in the UK. Scouting For Girls second album was released in 2010 and peaked […]

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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Travelling Wilburys

Travelling Wilburys were a British-American supergroup consisting of  already famous musicians : Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, and Tom Petty. The band recorded two albums, the first in 1988 and the second in 1990, though Roy Orbison died before the second was recorded. Backing Tracks End Of The Line Handle With Care   Heading For The Light Last […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bryan Ferry

Bryan Ferry CBE is a British singer / songwriter  and musician who came to fame with the very successful band Roxy Music. As lead singer of the band, he achieved several number one albums and singles (UK Charts) during the 1970’s-1980’s as well as charting as a solo artist. In the late ’80’s he decided to put […]
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Chris Young

Chris Young is an American country music singer. Born to musical parents he performed in various musical theatre productions from a young age and played gigs in local venues when he was older. He won the country reality show ‘Nashville Star’ in 2006 which gained him a recording contract with RCA Records. His singles  “The […]

Fine Young Cannibals

Fine Young Cannibals were a British band formed in 1984.  Their self-titled 1985 debut album featured the song “Johnny Come Home” and a cover of “Suspicious Minds”. These two songs were top 40 hits in the UK, Canada, Australia and many European countries. Their 1988 album, The Raw & the Cooked, topped the UK and US album charts with “She […]

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 […]

Neil Young

Neil Young is a Canadian singer / songwiter who arrived in the U.S. in the mid-1960s. He plays guitar and also plays piano and harmonica on many albums. He earned fame both as a member of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (CSN&Y) and as a solo artist, writing and recording timeless songs such as “Heart […]

New Kids On The Block

New Kids On The Block are all male pop group from America who enjoyed huge success in the late 1980s/early 1990s and have sold more than 80 million records worldwide. The group disbanded in 1994 but secretly reunited in 2007 where they embarked upon recording a new album. Once this was completed and released they set […]
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Shontelle

Shontelle is a Barbadian singer / songwriter whose singles ‘Impossible‘ and ‘T-Shirt‘ gave her brief fame worldwide. Backing Track Impossible T-Shirt Lyrics “Impossible” I remember years ago Someone told me I should take Caution when it comes to love I did, I didAnd you were strong and I was not My illusion, my mistake I […]

American Authors

American Authors are a rock band originally from Boston (USA) and called the Blue Pages. They are best known for their songs “Best Day of My Life” and “Believer” from their debut and self titled EP. Since it’s release in 2014 American Authors have embarked on a national tour with One Republic and have spent most of their time on […]

Blur

Blur is British band made up of Damon Albarn (singer/songwriter/keyboards), Graham Coxon (singer/guitar), Alex James (bass) and Dave Rowntree (drums). The band’s sound has changed over the years and this can be tracked through their albums Leisure, Modern Life Is Rubbish, Park Life, The Great Escape, Blur, 13 and Think Tank. In 2010 a film (No Distance Left To […]
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Alvin Stardust

Alvin Stardust started life as Bernard William Jewry and was also known as Shane Fenton early on in his career. From an early age Bernard was surrounded by musicians and entertainers as his mother ran a boarding house near to a theatre and made his stage debut at the age of 4. In the early 1960’s […]

Level 42

Level 42 are an English band formed on the Isle of Wight in 1980. They had a number of UK and worldwide hits during the 1980s and 1990s. Their most successful single in the UK was “Lessons in Love”, which reached number three on the UK Singles Chart, and number 12 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, upon its release […]
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Madness

Madness are a 7 piece ska / 2Tone band from London, England who formed in 1976. They have had 15 singles in the top 10 of the UK Singles Chart and their most successful period was the 1980’s. The band’s most internationally successful single was “Our House”. The song inspired a musical of the same […]

Blink 182

Blink 182 : An American pop punk band who are said to have been very influential to many bands that came after them and the pop punk genre. After their first public performance at a High School, Blink 182 took their sound on the road and have since won awards and nominations, topped the charts and released […]

Christmas Number One’s

Christmas Number One’s Looking back at Christmas Number One’s In the UK, Christmas number ones are singles that are top of the UK Singles Charts in the week in which Christmas Day falls. Record sales tend to peak at Christmas; with the Christmas Number One being considered to be more prestigious than a Number One […]

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 […]

Connie Francis

Connie Francis: Among My Souvenirs… Besame Mucho… Carolina Moon… Lipstick On Your Collar… Stupid Cupid… Three Coins In A Fountain… Where The Boys Are… Who’s Sorry Now… Connie Francis (born Concetta Rosa Maria Franconero, December 12, 1938) is an American pop singer and top-charting female vocalist of the late 1950s and early 1960s. Despite several […]

Pitch Perfect

Pitch Perfect is a series of musical comedy films with an eclectic musical mix of genre, spanning styles and rhythms. The plot for the first film (released in 2012) follows an all-girl  a cappella group, The Barden Bellas, as they compete against another a cappella group from their college to win Nationals. The film is loosely […]

Foreigner

Foreigner is an English-American rock band, originally formed in New York City in 1976 by veteran English musician Mick Jones ex-Spooky Tooth and fellow Briton and ex-King Crimson member Ian McDonald along with American vocalist Lou Gramm. Jones came up with the band’s name as he, McDonald and Dennis Elliott were British, while Gramm, Al Greenwood and Ed Gagliardi were American. Their biggest hit single, “I Want to Know What Love Is”, topped the […]
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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 […]

Seal

Seal – Henry Olusegun Adeola Samuel  (born 19 February 1963) is an English singer and songwriter. He has sold more than 20 million records worldwide  and is known for his international hits, including “Kiss from a Rose”, which appeared on the soundtrack to the 1995 film Batman Forever. He was a coach on The Voice Australia in 2012 and 2013, and returned to Australia to […]
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Max Boyce

Max Boyce is a Welsh comedian, singer and entertainer. He rose to fame during the mid-1970’s with a musical comedy act. He has sold more than two million albums in a career spanning four decades. Boyce first learned to play the guitar as a young man but it wasn’t until  the early 1970’s that he started performing in local sports clubs and folk […]

George Benson

George Benson is an American musician, guitarist and singer-songwriter who began his professional career as a jazz guitarist. He first came to prominence in the 1960’s, playing soul jazz in a band and then launched a successful solo career. His album Breezin’ was certified triple-platinum, hitting no. 1 on the Billboard album chart in 1976. His concerts were well attended through the 1980’s, and he […]
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Average White Band

Average White Band was formed in Scotland, United Kingdon in 1971 and sit in the genre of Soul and Rhythm & Blues. Their first album  Show Your Hand (1973) was not a success but their next one  reached No 1 in the USA to where the band had relocated. Average White Band has continued recording (1997’s Soul Tattoo, 1999’s Face to Face) and […]
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Alex Clare

Alex Clare hit the live music scene at 16 years of age, as a drummer and backing vocalist for a band that played covers in pubs around the London area. Alex Clare took over the role of frontman, armed himself with a guitar and started composing melodies to accompany the poetry he wrote. At 22 years of age he signed 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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Brook Benton

Brook Benton : A House Is Not A Home … Kiddio … Rainy Night In Georgia Brook Benton was an American singer born in South Carolina in 1931. He was, probably, best remembered for his hit recording of the song, ‘Rainy Night In Georgia’ but before he became famous he sang with gospel groups and […]

Clifford T Ward

Clifford Thomas Ward (10 February 1944 – 18 December 2001) was an English singer-songwriter, best known for his career as a solo artist. His 1973 album, Home Thoughts, remains his best known recording, and he had hit singles with songs such as “Gaye” and “Scullery”. His reluctance to tour in support of recorded work may have scuppered Ward’s chances […]

All Time Low

All Time Low is an American rock band from Towson, Maryland, a suburb of Baltimore, formed in 2003. The band currently consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Alex Gaskarth, lead guitarist and backing vocalist Jack Barakat, bassist and backing vocalist Zack Merrick and drummer Rian Dawson. The band’s name is taken from lyrics in the song “Head on Collision” […]
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Paramore

Paramore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee, formed in 2004.   The group released its debut album All We Know Is Falling in 2005. However the band’s second album, Riot!, which was released in 2007 was a mainstream success and was certified Platinum in the United States due to the success of the singles “Misery Business”, “Crushcrushcrush”, and “That’s What You Get”, Riot!. They then received […]

Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden are a heavy metal band from the UK founded by bassist Steve Harris in the mid 1970s. After several line-up changes, the band went on to release a series of UK and US platinum and gold albums and then with the return of lead vocalist Bruce Dickinson in 1999 the band saw a […]
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Vamps (The)

The Vamps : Last Night … Somebody To You … Middle Of The Night … Can We Dance … The Vamps are a British indie pop band formed in 2012. James McVey was a solo artist who although doing quite well in his own right, decided that he wanted to form a band and eventually drafted […]

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez is an American singer and actress who started her performing career appearing in the childrens show Barney & Friends. Her solo musical career started in 2013 with her debut album ‘Stars Dance’  which topped the charts in the USA. Still going strong in 2017 she released three singles one of which was “Bad Liar”. […]

Rizzle Kicks

Rizzle Kicks are a British hip hop duo from Brighton, consisting of Jordan “Rizzle” Stephens (born 25 January 1992  and Harley “Kicks” Alexander-Sule (born 23 November 1991. Their debut album Stereo Typical was released on 31 October 2011. As of May 2012, Rizzle Kicks have sold over 1 million singles and over 600,000 albums in the UK. Backing […]
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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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Sam And The Womp

Sam And The Womp are a British/Dutch pop group which was formed in September 2009 when Sam Ritchie’s (trumpet) band Qdos which included Bloem de Wilde de Ligny (singer) joined forces with producer Aaron Horn. The group’s debut single “Bom Bom” was released as a digital download on 19 August 2012 and went to the […]

Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons

Frankie Valli is the frontman of the American vocal group ‘The Four Seasons’ which was formed in the 1960’s. As a member of The Four Seasons, Frankie Valli’s number-one hits included “Sherry” (1962), “Big Girls Don’t Cry” (1962), “Walk Like a Man” (1963), “Rag Doll” (1964) and “December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)” (1975). Valli, Tommy DeVito, Nick Massi and Bob […]
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Todd Rundgren

Todd Rundgren (born June 22, 1948) is an American multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and record producer who has performed a diverse range of styles as a solo artist and as a member of the band Utopia. He is characterized for his sophisticated and often-unorthodox music, flamboyant stage outfits, and his later experiments with interactive entertainment. He also produced innovative music […]

Robin Thicke

Robin Thicke is an American singer- songwriter. He taught himself to play piano at the age of 12 and by 16 was writing and producing songs for top R&B artists. By the age of 21 he had written and produced songs for the likes of Michael Jackson, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson and others. Once signed […]
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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 […]

5 Seconds Of Summer

5 Seconds of Summer are an Australian rock band consisting of members : Luke Hemmings Michael Clifford Calum Hood Ashton Irwin The group were originally YouTube celebrities, posting videos of themselves covering songs from various artists during 2011 and early 2012. They rose to international fame while touring with One Direction on their Take Me Home Tour. In 2014 the band announced […]

A Fine Frenzy

Alison Loren Sudol (born December 23, 1984) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and writer. She is known as the singer A Fine Frenzy, and also for her supporting role as Queenie Goldstein in the Fantastic Beasts series. Backing Tracks Near To You Lyrics Near To You He and I had something beautiful But so dysfunctional, it couldn’t last I […]

Eddie Grant

Eddie Grant (born 5 March 1948) is a Guyanese – British musician and was a founding member of The Equals, one of the United Kingdom’s first racially integrated pop groups. He is probably best known for his successful solo career which included the platinum single “Electric Avenue“. Backing Tracks    Do You Feel My Love Electric Avenue    Electric Avenue (Remix) […]
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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 […]

Chris De Burgh

Chris de Burgh – Christopher John Davison (born 15 October 1948) is a British-Irish singer-songwriter and instrumentalist. He is an art rock performer who also writes pop-oriented material. He has had several top 40 hits in the UK and two in the US, but he is more popular in other countries, particularly Norway and Brazil. He is most famous […]

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and humanitarian. He is best known for his work with his E Street Band.  Nicknamed “The Boss”, Springsteen is widely known for his brand of poetic lyrics centred on American heritage, working class and sometimes political sentiments. Springsteen has recorded both rock and folk-oriented albums. His most […]
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Mumford and Sons

Mumford And Sons are a British band formed in 2007. The band members are Marcus Mumford, Ben Lovett, Winston Marshall and Ted Dwane.  Together they play acoustic guitar, drums, keyboard instruments, bass guitar, and traditional folk instruments such as banjo, mandolin and resonator guitar. Mumford And Sons have released three studio albums with  Babel becoming the fastest-selling rock album of the decade. The band has also issued […]
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Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters is an American rock band, formed in Seattle, Washington in 1994.  Over the course of the band’s career, four of its albums have won Grammy Awards for Best Rock Album. Founded by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl as a one-man project following the dissolution of Nirvana after the death of Kurt Cobain, the group got […]

Bill Withers

Backing Tracks : Ain’t No Sunshine … Soul Shadows … Lovely Day … Lean On Me … Bill Withers was one of six children born in a small coal mining town in America. He was afflicted with a stutter from a young age but serving in the US Navy helped with this and also piqued his interest in singing and […]

Amen Corner

Amen Corner were a Welsh rock group, formed in late 1966 in Cardiff, Wales. Initially they specialised in a blues and jazz-oriented style, but were steered by their record labels towards a more commercial sound. Hits include”Bend Me, Shape Me” in 1968 and “(If Paradise Is) Half as Nice” in early 1969.   Backing Tracks Bend Me Shape Me If Paradise […]

Alicia Bridges

Alicia Bridges (born July 15, 1953) is an American singer who co-wrote and performed her international hit “I Love the Nightlife (Disco ‘Round)” in 1978.   Backing Track I Love The Nightlife   Alicia Bridges was born in Lawndale, North Carolina, a small town in Cleveland County. She sang from a very young age and learned to play guitar at […]

George Ezra

George Ezra burst onto the international music scene in 2013 with the song “Budapest” from his EP “Did You Hear The Rain”. His voice has been described as deep, resonant, and emotionally weathered and with his bluesy folk-pop style his sound is compelling, powerful and surprisingly old fashioned. Having been given a spot on the BBC […]
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Adam Faith

Having been a paper boy, odd job boy and messenger Adam Faith made many attempts to achieve stardom including singing with his band “The Worried Men”, making TV appearances on shows such as Six-Five Special (1957) and Drumbeat (1959), but as each early attempt failed he stoically returned to work. As well as working, Adam […]

Tina Arena

Tina Arena, is an Italian-Australian singer-songwriter, musician, musical theatre actress, and record producer. She is one of Australia’s highest selling female artists who has sold over 10 million records worldwide. Arena is an artist with the vocal range of a soprano and is multilingual: she sings live and records in English, Italian, French and Spanish.  She has earned several international and national awards, including seven ARIA Awards, and two World […]
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Texas

Texas are a pop rock band from Glasgow, UK. They were founded in 1986 and made their performing debut in March 1988 at the University of Dundee. Their debut single “I Don’t Want a Lover” was an international hit, reaching the top ten in the UK and other high charting positions in Europe. In February 2015, Texas celebrated their 25th anniversary and two […]
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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 […]

3 Doors Down

3 Doors Down are an American rock band formed in 1996. They rose to international fame with their first single, “Kryptonite”, which charted in the top three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. 3 Doors Down then signed with Republic Records and released their debut album, The Better Life, in 2000. The album was the 11th-best-selling album of the year […]
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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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Sean Kingston

Sean Kingston is the stage name of a rapper, singer and songwriter. He was born in the USA and moved to Jamaica early in life. His breakout single “Beautiful Girls” peaked at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 and was an international success, topping the charts in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and Europe (including […]
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Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart, CBE  is a British rock singer and songwriter. Born and raised in London, he is of Scottish and English ancestry. Stewart is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold over 100 million records worldwide.  He has had six consecutive number one albums in the UK and his tally of 62 UK hit singles.  He was knighted in the 2016 Birthday Honours for services […]
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Robson and Jerome

Robson and Jerome are an English pop duo who were active in the mid-1990s, consisting of actors Robson Green and Jerome Flynn, who rose to prominence via British television series Soldier Soldier.  They released a version of “Unchained Melody” which stayed at number 1 for 7 weeks on the UK Chart, selling more than 1.8 million copies and becoming […]
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Roberta Flack

Roberta Flack received a music scholarship at age 15 to attend Howard University and was classically trained. Her talent was recognised whilst singing in on the nightclub circuit and she was signed to Atlantic. With a string of hits, including, The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, Killing Me Softly, Feel Like Makin’ Love and Tonight […]
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Eminem

Eminem is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, record executive, and actor.  He was among the world’s best-selling artists of all time and won several Grammy Awards. He was consistently cited as one of the greatest and most influential artists in any genre. Backing Tracks 3am Ass Like That Berzerk Business Cleaning Out My Closet Crack A […]
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R Kelly

R Kelly is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and former professional basketball player. His distinctive sound and style has influenced numerous hip hop and contemporary R&B artists and is one of the best-selling music artists of all time Backing Tracks    Bump N Grind Do What You Want ft Lady Gaga    Happy People […]
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Eddie Cochran

Eddie Cochran  was an American musician. Cochran’s rockabilly songs, such as “Twenty Flight Rock”, “Summertime Blues”, “C’mon Everybody”, and “Somethin’ Else”, captured teenage frustration and desire in the mid-1950s and early 1960s. He experimented with multitrack recording, distortion techniques, and overdubbing even on his earliest singles. He played the guitar, piano, bass, and drums. His image as a sharply dressed and good-looking young […]
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Dan Byrd

Dan Byrd was a Belgian singer, best known for the song “Boulevard” Backing Tracks Boulevard I don’t know why you said goodbye Just let me know you didn’t go forever my love Please tell me why you make me cry I beg you please I’m on my knees If that’s what you want me to […]

Pat Benatar

Pat Benatar ( January 10, 1953) is a U.S. singer, songwriter, actress, and four-time Grammy Award winner. She has two RIAA-certified multi-platinum albums, five platinum albums, three gold albums, and 15 Billboard Top 40 singles, including the Top 10 hits “Hit Me with Your Best Shot”, “Love Is a Battlefield”, “We Belong”, and “Invincible”. Backing Tracks […]
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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 […]

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 […]

Who (The)

The Who is the best selling British Band formed in the 1960’s with the original line up of Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, John Entwhistle and Keith Moon. They spent a number of years as a group called The Detours, before a rebrand. Pirate Radio and TV supported them and their first single as The Who reached the top 10 in […]

Cher

Cher: All I Ever Need Is You… Bang Bang… Believe… Heart Of Stone… One By One… Strong Enough… Cher is an American singer and actress. She is known for her distinctive contralto singing voice and for having worked in numerous areas of entertainment, as well as adopting a variety of styles and appearances during her […]
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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 […]

Harry Nilsson

Harry Nilsson was an American singer / songwriter who started out as a studio writer in the early ’60s, and in 1967 released his first album, Pandemonium Shadow Show, which included a handful of his originals as well as covers of songs by the Beatles and others. Most famous for his first Top 10 hit, a version of Fred […]
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Little Big Town

Little Big Town : Boondocks, Better Man, Bring It On Home, Pontoon ….. Little Big Town is an American country music group founded in 1998 comprising Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman (formerly Kimberly Roads), Jimi Westbrook, and Phillip Sweet. Their musical style relies on four-part vocal harmonies, with all four members alternating as lead vocalists with the men also […]

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 […]

Leo Sayer

Leo Sayer (born Gerard Sayer) is a British born singer/songwriter who had a string of mainstream pop hits with a career spanning decades. Leo supplemented his wages as an artist by busking on the streets and playing harmonica in folk clubs and then began performing in a band called Jester and another called Patches. Leo Sayer launched […]

Sia

Alive… Breathe Me… Chandelier… Cheap Thrills… Elastic Heart…  Greatest…  Kill And Run… One Million Bullets…  Opportunity… Salted Wound… Known for her aversion to fame, Sia is an Australian pop singer behind such smash hits as “Chandelier” and “Elastic Heart.”  Sia was born Sia Kate Isobelle Furler on December 18, 1975, in Adelaide, Australia. She moved […]
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Hollies (The)

The Hollies: Air That I Breathe… Bus Stop… He Ain’t Heavy… Stop Stop Stop… The Hollies are an English pop/rock group, best known for their pioneering and distinctive three-part vocal harmony style. They became one of the leading British groups of the 1960s and 1970s. The group was formed by Allan Clarke and Graham Nash […]
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Kool And The Gang

Kool & the Gang are an American band formed in Jersey City, New Jersey in 1964 by brothers Robert “Kool” Bell and Ronald Bell, with Dennis “D.T.” Thomas, Robert Mickens, Charles Smith, George Brown, and Ricky West. They have undergone numerous personnel changes and musical styles throughout their history, including jazz, soul, funk, rock, and pop music. After settling on their name […]

Kinks (The)

The Kinks were a British band who were prolific in the early 1960’s and continued to perform and release new music right up until the 1990’s. They are regarded as one of the most important and influential rock bands of the era. The group had five Top 10 singles on the US Billboard chart. Nine of their […]

Smokie

Smokie are an English rock band from Bradford, Yorkshire. The band found success at home and abroad after teaming up with Mike Chapman and Nicky Chinn. They have had a number of line-up changes and were still actively touring in 2018. Among their most famous hit singles are “If You Think You Know How to Love Me”, “Oh Carol”, “Lay Back in the […]

Rolling Stones

Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. Backing Tracks: All Over Now… As Tears Go By… Brown Sugar… Come On… Emotional Rescue… Fool To Cry… Honky Tonk Woman… I Wanna Be Your Man… Let’s Spend The Night Together… Little Red Rooster… Ruby Tuesday… Backing Tracks 19th Nervous […]
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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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Village People

Village People is an American disco band whose single “Macho Man” brought them mainstream attention, and their follow-up single YMCA became one of the most popular hits of the 1970s. Their impact on music has earned them the title “Kings of Disco” and they have sold more than 100 million recordings worldwide. The performers combine energetic […]

Gladys Knight

Gladys Knight: Licence To Kill… This Is Our Time… Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me… Help Me Make It Through The Night… Midnight Train To Georgia… The Way We Were… Gladys Maria Knight (born May 28, 1944), is an American singer–songwriter and actress. A seven-time Grammy Award-winner, Knight is best known for the hits she recorded during the […]
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Lenny Kravitz

Lenny Kravitz is an american artist who was born in Brooklyn, New York. His first album, Let Love Rule, was released in 1989. In 1998, his album Five won him his first Grammy Award. In 2004, he released the album Baptism followed by It is Time for a Love Revolution (2008) and Black and White America (2011). Lenny, who had developed […]

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 […]

Sixpence None The Richer

Sixpence None The Richer formed in the 1990’s by Leigh Nash and Matt Slocum are an American band made famous by their song “Kiss Me” which was was released as a single in 1998 and has subsequently appeared in films and TV series. Their cover of “There She Goes” became their second hit single in 1999. […]
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Catatonia

Catatonia: Dead From The Waist Down… Karaoke Queen… Londinium… Mulder And Scully… Road Rage… Stone By Stone… Strange Glue… Catatonia were an alternative rock band from Wales who gained popularity in the mid- to late 1990s. The band formed in 1992 after Mark Roberts met Cerys Matthews. The first major lineup featured Dafydd Ieuan on […]

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) […]

Lena Horne

Lena Horne: A Wonderful Day Like Today… Every Time We Say Goodbye… Girl From Ipanema… Love Me Or Leave Me… Stormy Weather… Lena Mary Calhoun Horne (June 30, 1917 – May 9, 2010) was an American jazz and pop music singer, dancer, actress, and civil rights activist. Her career spanned over 70 years: appearing in […]

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”, […]

Black Lace

Black Lace: Agadoo… Clapping song… Do The Conga… Gang Bang… Hokey Cokey… Penny Arcade… Wig Wam Bam… Black Lace is a British pop band, best known for novelty party records, including their biggest hit, “Agadoo”. The band first came to the public eye after being selected to represent the UK in the 1979 Eurovision Song […]

Ace Hood

Ace Hood: A Hustle Prayer… Bugatti… Have Mercy… It’s On… We Outchea Ace Hood is a stage name adopted by American rapper Antoine McColister. To date (2014) he has released four studio albums with his most successful being “Blood Sweat and Tears” and “Trials & Tribulations” and he is best known for his hit singles “Hustle Hard” and “Bugatti”. […]

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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Jackson 5

The Jackson 5 (later known as The Jacksons) are a popular music family group from Indiana, America.  Formed in 1964 under the name The Jackson Brothers, the founding members were Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Michael.  After participating in talent shows and the chitlin’ circuit, they entered the professional music scene in 1967, first signing […]
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Verve (The)

The Verve were an English rock band formed in Wigan in 1990 by lead vocalist Richard Ashcroft, guitarist Nick McCabe, bass guitarist Simon Jones and drummer Peter Salisbury. Guitarist and keyboard player Simon Tong later became a member. Their debut LP was entitled A Storm in Heaven and the lead single entered UK charts at No. 69 and reached […]

Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake is an American singer-songwriter, actor, dancer, and record producer. He appeared on the television shows as a child and then in the late 1990s, rose to prominence as one of the two lead vocalists and youngest member of NSYNC, which eventually became one of the best-selling boy bands of all time. After the split of NSYNC, Justin Timberlake released his debut […]
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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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Daniel Merriweather

Daniel Paul Merriweather (born 17 February 1982) is an Australian R&B recording artist. Merriweather’s debut solo album, Love & War, was released in June 2009. It entered the UK Albums Chart at number two. It was preceded by two singles, “Change” and “Red”, which both made the top 10 on the related singles chart. Merriweather has won two ARIA Music Awards, Best Urban Release in 2005 for […]

George Harrison

George Harrison: Got My Mind Set On You… My Sweet Lord… Lady Jane… George Harrison MBE (25 February 1943 – 29 November 2001) was an English guitarist, singer, songwriter, and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles. Although most of the Beatles’ songs were written by John […]
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Pussycat Dolls

A manufactured girl vocal group from America, The Pussycat Dolls are famous for their scant clothing and suggestive dance routines. They started out as a burlesque dance troupe managed by Robin Antin who then decided to turn them into a music franchise. Even though they disbanded after only 5 years, The Pussycat Dolls have achieved […]

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” […]