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Sunday In The Park With George

Sunday In The Park With George is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. The musical begins with the story of George (an artist) and his model and lover Dot. The characters that inhabit George’s painting have lives unto themselves, which George captures with his paintbrush. Fast forward a hundred years and we […]

Shenandoah

Shenandoah is a musical that was based on a screenplay for the 1965 film of the same name. With music by Gary Geld, lyrics by Peter Udell, and book by Udell, Philip Rose, and James Lee Barrett the musical centres on a pacifist widower, Charlie Anderson, who lives with his large family in the Shenandoah Valley during […]

Into The Woods

Into The Woods is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. The musical encompasses the plots of several fairy tales. The main characters are taken from “Little Red Riding Hood”, “Jack and the Beanstalk”, “Rapunzel”, and “Cinderella”. The plot follows the story of a baker and his wife and their quest […]

Gypsy

Gypsy is a 1959 musical with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by Arthur Laurents. Gypsy is somewhat based on the memoirs of striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee, and focuses on her mother, Rose. It follows her struggles in trying to raise two daughters and perform onstage and shows the hardships of show business life. The original Broadway production opened in […]

Dick Tracy

Dick Tracy is a 1990 film based on a detective comic strip character from the 1930’s. Produced by Warren Beatty with 5 songs written by Stephen Sondheim, the film depicts Dick Tracy’s romantic relationships with Breathless Mahoney (Madonna) and Tess Trueheart (Glenne Headly), as well as his antagonisms with a crime boss and his henchmen. Tracy also begins […]

Company

Company is a musical comedy by Stephen Sondheim. Robert is a single man with three girlfriends who is unable to commit fully to a steady relationship. His best friends are five married or engaged couples all with troubles of their own. The friends throw a 35th Birthday party for Robert. This musical, composed of short […]

Anyone Can Whistle

Anyone Can Whistle is said to have been Stephen Sondheim’s ‘bravest’ musical, with it being described as an absurdly satirical cult show. Displaying a level of wacky intelligence, this musical is the story of a mayoress of a bankrupt town who fakes a miracle to revitalise its fortunes. There’s a nurse who sets out to  expose […]

Follies

Follies is an acclaimed 1971 Broadway musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Goldman. It tells the story of former cast members of Weissman Follies (a musical revue), reunited for the last time in their theatre which is about to be demolished. It focuses on two couples, Buddy and Sally […]

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a fast-paced farce from the fabulous Stephen Sondheim. It centres around the slave, Pseudolus, who schemes (in exchange for his freedom) to win the heart of the beautiful virgin, Philia, for his young master, Hero.  However, things are never as easy as they seem […]

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 […]

Disney Moana

Disney Moana is an animated feature film released in 2016 which follows the daring journey of Moana as she attempts to save her people. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest and together they sail across the open ocean on a voyage. They encounter enormous monsters and […]

Trace Adkins

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

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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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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Mark Chesnutt

Mark Chesnutt is an American country music singer known for his traditional country and honky-tonk influences which he combines with newer elements to create his style. By the late 1980s, he had released eight singles, which would later be combined together to help create the album Doing My Country Thing. Between 1990 and 2002, he had his greatest chart success with a total […]

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 […]

Yvonne Elliman

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

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

Whitesnake

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

Wes Carr

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

Merle Haggard (April 6, 1937 – April 6, 2016) was an American country singer, songwriter, guitarist, and fiddler. Whose successful country music career garnered him almost 40 number one hits in the US between the 1960s and the 1980s. He continued to release successful albums into the 2000s. During his long career, Merle Haggard received numerous awards. He was inducted […]

Jesus Christ Superstar

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

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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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 […]

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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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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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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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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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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Fred Astaire

Fred Astaire (May 10, 1899 – June 22, 1987) was an American dancer, singer, actor, choreographer and television presenter. He is regarded as one of the most influential dancers of his time. His stage, film and television careers spanned a total of 76 years, during which he starred in more than 10 Broadway and London musicals, made 31 musical films. As a dancer, […]
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Edith Piaf

Edith Piaf (19 December 1915 – 10 October 1963) was a French singer, songwriter, cabaret performer and film actress. She was one of the country’s most widely known international stars. Her trademark songs were interpretations of French ballads and included “Non, je ne regrette rien” and “La Vie en rose”. Having suffered ill health Edith […]
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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 […]

Sammy Kershaw

Sammy Kershaw (born February 24, 1958) is an American country music artist. He has released 16 studio albums, with three RIAA platinum certifications and two gold certifications among them. More than 25 singles have entered Top 40 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including the number one hit “She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful” and 10 more Top 10 hits including […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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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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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Grateful Dead (The)

 Grateful Dead (The) was an American rock band formed in 1965. Ranging from quintet to septet, The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994 and have sold more than 35 million albums worldwide. The Grateful Dead toured constantly throughout their career, playing more than 2,300 concerts, to an estimated total of 25 million people and […]
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Fratellis (The)

Fratellis (The) are a rock band from Glasgow, UK, formed in 2005. The band consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Jon Fratelli (born John Lawler), bass guitarist Barry Fratelli (born Barry Wallace), and drummer and backing vocalist Mince Fratelli (born Gordon McRory). Their singles “Chelsea Dagger” and “Whistle for the Choir” were both top ten hits in the UK charts. […]
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Fortunes (The)

Fortunes (The)  were a successful vocal harmony group from Birmingham, UK. Although The Fortunes had some minor success in the early years, it wasn’t until 1965 when the song ‘You’ve Got Your Troubles‘ almost reached the top spot in the British charts in August of 1965 and Number 7 in the U.S. charts, that their popularity […]
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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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Darts

Darts was a nine-piece British doo-wop revival band that achieved chart success in the late 1970s and early 1980s. They had a number of UK top 20 hits including three successive reaching number two. The band remains in the Top 500 selling list according to the Guinness Book of British Hit Singles. Backing Tracks Boy From New York City Come Back My […]
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Offspring

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

Darkness (The) are a British rock band formed in 2000 with members Justin Hawkins (lead vocals, guitar), his brother Dan Hawkins (guitar, backing vocals), Frankie Poullain (bass, backing vocals) and Rufus Tiger Taylor (drums). The Darkness came to prominence with the release of their debut album, with the singles “I Believe in a Thing Called Love”, […]
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Damned (The)

Damned (The) are an English rock band formed in 1976 by lead vocalist Dave Vanian, guitarist Brian James, bassist (and later guitarist) Captain Sensible, and drummer Rat Scabies. In the 1980s they released four studio albums, The Black Album (1980), Strawberries (1982), Phantasmagoria (1985), and Anything (1986), which saw the band moving towards a gothic rock style. The Damned’s live show in 1988 was released the next year as a live album. […]
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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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Clash (The)

Clash (The) were an English rock band formed in London in 1976. For most of their recording career, the band consisted of vocalist and rhythm guitarist Joe Strummer, lead guitarist and vocalist Mick Jones, bassist Paul Simonon, and drummer Nicky “Topper” Headon. Headon left the group in 1982, and  Jones departed the following year. The group continued with new members, but finally […]
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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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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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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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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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson is an American band fronted by singer, songwriter, musician, composer, actor, painter, author, and former music journalist Brian Warner. He is known for his controversial stage personality and image. The bands records, released in the 1990s, earned Marilyn Manson a reputation as a controversial figure and negative influence on young people but in spite of this three […]
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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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Tracy Byrd

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

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 […]

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 […]

Led Zeppelin

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

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. […]

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 […]

Lynn Anderson

Lynn Anderson was an American country music singer known for a string of hits throughout the late 1960s through to the 1980s, most notably her 1970 worldwide superhit “Rose Garden.”  In addition to topping the U.S. country charts for five weeks, the song reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, her only Top 40 hit. It also topped the charts in […]

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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Clint Black

Clint Black is an American country music singer who some say is credited with helping to bring the new wave of music to the country scene. He has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide and racked up 57 charted singles, 31 top-10 hits and 22 number-one smashes. Recordings such as “Killin’ Time,” and “When […]

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 […]

Victoria Shaw

Victoria Shaw is an American country music artist. She has recorded several albums from which a few singles have charted on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts. She has also co-written singles for other country music artists, including Garth Brooks and John Michael Montgomery’s “I Love the Way You Love Me”, which won the 1993 Academy of Country Music award for Song of the […]

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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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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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 […]

Maren Morris

Maren Morris is an American country music singer, songwriter and producer. At a young age she would sing LeAnn Rimes and Patsy Cline at her parents’ parties and her writing skills began with stories and poems in school and blossomed into lyrics when her father bought her a guitar at age twelve. Maren Morris has released several studio albums […]

Old Dominion

Old Dominion is an American five-piece country music band consisting of Matthew Ramsey (lead vocals), Trevor Rosen (guitar, keyboards), Whit Sellers (drums), Geoff Sprung (bass guitar), and Brad Tursi (guitar). Their music is contemporary country with crossover to rock and pop instrumentation The band has released two full-length albums and two EPs. They released their self-titled EP in 2014, followed in the […]

Osborne Brothers

Osborne Brothers (The), Sonny and Bobby Osborne were an influential and popular bluegrass act during the 1960’s and 1970’s. They are probably best known for their 1967 country hit song, “Rocky Top”. Originally they played in a traditional acoustic style but during the mid-’60s the duo began experimenting more with their music, adding piano, steel guitar, and electric instruments to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Billy Currington

Billy Currington is an American Country music singer/songwriter. Following high school, he moved to Nashville in the hopes of getting a career in music off the ground and finally landed a job that also gave him time to play at clubs on the side and work on song demos. Billy Currington released his first single, […]

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 […]

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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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 […]

Tom Petty

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

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

Sarah Whatmore

Sarah Whatmore rose to fame in the first series of the British television show Pop Idol in 2001. Turning down the opportunity to become a backing singer for Kylie Minogue to concentrate on her own solo career, Sarah spent the five years honing her craft, writing up to 200 songs with various collaborators. Backing Tracks Automatic When I Lost You – […]

Fairground Attraction

Fairground Attraction were a British folk and soft rock band. They are best known for their hit song “Perfect” and the subsequent single “Find My Love” In 1987, Fairground Attraction released their first single, “Perfect”, in April 1988. It was an immediate success, reaching number one on the UK Singles Chart. At the 1989 Brit Awards, “Perfect” won the award for best single. The band split in 1990. […]

Glen Miller

Glen Miller Backing Tracks Chattanooga Choo Choo – Glen Miller In The Mood – Glen Miller
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Marcus Collins

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

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

Corrs (The): Breathless… No Frontiers… Runaway… Summer Sunshine… Irresistible… The Corrs are an Irish band from Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland. They combine pop rock with traditional Irish themes within their music. The group consists of the Corr siblings, Andrea (lead vocals, tin whistle); Sharon (violin, vocals); Caroline (drums, percussion, piano, bodhrán, vocals) and Jim (guitar, […]
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Feeling (The)

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

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