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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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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 […]

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 […]

Wizard Of Oz

The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 American musical fantasy film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Widely considered to be one of the greatest films in cinema history, it is the best-known and most commercially successful adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s 1900 children’s book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.  It was directed primarily by Victor Fleming.  It stars Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale, alongside Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr, Frank Morgan, Billie Burke and Margaret Hamilton, with Charley […]

Sister Act

Sister Act is a musical based on the hit 1992 film of the same name, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater, book by Bill and Cheri Steinkellner and additional book material by Douglas Carter Beane. After having a regional premiere in 2006 in Pasadena, California, the original West End production opened on June 2, 2009 at the London Palladium, starring Patina Miller and produced by Stage Entertainment and Whoopi […]

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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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 […]

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 […]

Annie Get Your Gun

Annie Get Your Gun: The musical tale of Annie Oakley.Renowned in the Wild West as a sharpshooter, Annie meets her match, both romantically and professionally, in the form of fellow ace gunslinger Frank Butler . While Annie and Frank are performing as part of the famous traveling show headlined by the legendary Buffalo Bill, 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 […]

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 […]
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Florida Georgia Line

Florida Georgia Line is an American country duo consisting of lead vocalist, Tyler Hubbard and backing vocalist, Brian Kelley and was formed in 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee and began as a covers band. They have achieved major success since their inception and are one of the most successful country music acts. Backing Tracks Anything Goes Confession Cruise Dirt Holy Meant To Be – […]
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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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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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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 […]

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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Drake

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

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 […]

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 […]

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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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, […]

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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Lonestar

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

Leona Lewis

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

Lady Gaga

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

Kaiser Chiefs

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

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 […]

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” […]

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 […]

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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Nathan Carter

Nathan Carter is a country pop singer with a special Celtic influence. His family originated from Ireland and he was brought up in Liverpool but his Irish roots saw him singing and playing accordion from a young age. He has become one of the biggest names on the Irish music scene and is fast becoming a big […]
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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kenny Rogers

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

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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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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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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Yvonne Elliman

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

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

Yazoo

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

Wyclef Jean

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

Whitesnake

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

Wes Carr

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

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

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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Mozart

Mozart: Abendemfindung… An Chloe… Fin In Ch’han Dal Vino… Hostias… Or Sai Chi L’Enore… Parto Parto… Smanie Implacabili… Voi Che Sapete… Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791), was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era. Born in Salzburg, he was competent on keyboard and violin from a very early age and composed from the age of five. […]
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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 […]

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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Matilda The Musical

Matilda The Musical Matilda the Musical is based on a novel by Roald Dahl. The story centres around Matilda a little girl with the gift of telekinesis (moving objects with mind-power), who loves reading, overcomes obstacles caused by her family and school, and helps her teacher to reclaim her life. The musical received its West End premiere on 24 […]
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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 […]

Brooks and Dunn

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

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 […]

A Chorus Line

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

Loretta Lynn is a Grammy-winning singer-songwriter known for ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter,’ ‘Woman of the World,’ ‘Love Is the Foundation,’ ‘Trouble in Paradise’ and ‘Feelins’,’ among many other country hits. Backing Tracks After The Fire Is Gone with Conway Twitty Back Street Affair – with Conway Twitty Blue Kentucky Girl Coal Miners Daughter Don’t Come Home […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 […]

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 […]

We Will Rock You

We Will Rock You  is a rock musical based on the songs of British rock band Queen with a book by Ben Elton. The musical tells the story of a group of Bohemians who struggle to restore the free exchange of thought, fashion, and live music in a distant future where everyone dresses, thinks and acts the same. Musical instruments […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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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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Daft Punk

Daft Punk are a French electronic music duo from Paris formed in 1993 by Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter.  The duo achieved significant popularity in the late 1990s as part of the French house movement and had continuous success in the years following, combining elements of house music with funk, techno, disco, rock and synth-pop influences.  They are also known for their visual stylisation and disguises associated with their music; the duo have […]

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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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Disney – Mary Poppins

Disney – Mary Poppins: Feed The Birds… Jolly Holiday… Spoonful Of Sugar… Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious… Mary Poppins is a 1964 American musical fantasy comedy film loosely based on the series of children’s books of the same name written by P.L.Travers.  It was directed by Robert Stevenson and produced by Walt Disney, with songs written and composed by […]
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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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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. […]

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 […]

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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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 […]

Martina McBride

A Broken Wing… Independence Day… In My Daughter’s Eyes… My Baby Loves Me… Safe In The Arms Of Love… Valentine… Wild Angels… A Broken Wing  Anything And Everything  Anyway Be That Way Blessed Chances Are Cheap Whisky City Of Love Concrete Angel Cry On The Shoulder Of The Road Do What You Do For These […]
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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 […]

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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Dixie Chicks

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

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 […]

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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Darius Rucker

Darius Rucker founded the American rock pop band Hootie & the Blowfish and attained multi-platinum status as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist but since then, Rucker has made a country music career of his own. His remake of Old Crow Medicine Show’s “Wagon Wheel” made it to the top of Billboard’s Country Singles Chart. Once on the solo circuit, […]

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 […]

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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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, […]

Joseph

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

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

West Side Story

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

Rent The Musical

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

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

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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Sugarland

Sugarland is a modern country duo composed of singer-songwriters Jennifer Nettles (lead vocals) and Kristian Bush (harmony vocals, mandolin, guitar). They achieved their break in 2004 with their debut single “Baby Girl” and their album “Twice the Speed of Life” went multi-platinum and bore three more chart singles, “Something More,” “Just Might,” and “Down in Mississippi”. Their […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ricky Nelson

Ricky Nelson (May 8, 1940 – December 31, 1985) was an American rock and roll star, musician, and singer-songwriter. From age eight he starred alongside his family in the radio and television series The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. In 1957 he began a long and successful career as a popular recording artist. As one of the […]

Rascal Flatts

Rascal Flatts are an American country pop group who shot to stardom with their debut album in 2000. Their singles Melt and Feels Like Today made them one of country music’s top-selling acts by the end of 2004. Famous for their vocal harmonies, the band is made up of Gary LeVox and his cousin Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney. […]

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 […]

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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Mamma Mia Musical

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

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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Don Gibson

Don Gibson was an American country singer, born in Shelby, North Carolina on April 3, 1928. He began playing guitar in his early teens and after some time spent playing and singing in bars with the band Sons Of The Soil he was spotted by a record producer who offered him a writing contract. Don […]

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 […]

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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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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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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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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Thomas Rhett

Thomas Rhett (Atkins) is an American country music singer and songwriter. As the son of  singer Rhett Atkins, Thomas grew up knowing famous singers including Tim McGraw and Brooks & Dunn. After learning to play drums while attending junior high school, Rhett would later go on stage with his father and play. In high school, he was […]

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” […]

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 […]

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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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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Kylie Minogue

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

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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Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert (born November 10, 1983) is an American country music singer and songwriter. She is a member of the Pistol Annies (alongside Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley), but is best known as a solo artist. Lambert has been honoured by the Grammy Awards, the Academy of Country Music Awards, and the Country Music Association […]
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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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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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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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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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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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Jason Aldean

Jason Aldean, is an American country music singer. Since 2005, Jason Aldean has released several albums which fared really well in sales with several reaching platinum status. Many of his singles including some we have included here, have reached number one on the American Country Music Charts. Early on, Jason Aldean fell under the spell of country music and […]

George Formby

George Formby, OBE (26 May 1904 – 6 March 1961), was an English (Lancastrian) actor, singer-songwriter and comedian who became known to a worldwide audience through his films of the 1930s and 1940s. He started off his career as a stable boy and jockey but took to the stage after the death of his father who was a […]
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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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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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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 […]

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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Metallica

Metallica is a heavy metal band which was formed in 1981 in Los Angeles, USA. Band members have included : drummer Lars Ulrich, vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield, lead guitarist, Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo. The group has sold 57 million albums in the US alone and over 30 million albums outside the US. It has sold […]
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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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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 […]

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 […]

Randy Houser

Randy Houser (Shawn) (born December 18, 1975) is an American country music singer and songwriter. Signed to Universal South Records in 2008, he charted the single “Anything Goes”. In 2012, he moved to Broken Bow Records imprint Stoney Creek. He reached Number One with “How Country Feels”, the title track to his third album, and with “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight” in 2013. The follow […]

Shrek

Shrek is a Dreamworks animated film about a swamp ogre and a princess. ‘Shrek finds his swamp overrun by fairy tale creatures who have been banished by a corrupt Lord Farquaad. The ogre makes a deal with Farquaad to regain control of his swamp in return for rescuing Princess Fiona. With the help of Donkey, Shrek embarks on […]
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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 […]

Adam Harvey

Adam Harvey is an Australian Country Music singer / songwriter and guitarist who cut his musical teeth at a young age learning to play country songs on his guitar and was gigging at clubs whilst still at school. Since then he has achieved many an Australian country music award for collaborations and as a solo […]
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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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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 […]

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 […]

Usher

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

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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Nashville Cast

Nashville Nashville is an American musical drama television series which ran from 2012 to 2018 and chronicled the lives of various fictitious country music singers in Nashville, Tennessee. Backing Tracks A Life That’s Good Believing Black Roses Coke Lines Destiny Disappear Don’t Put DirtOn My Grave Love Like Mine Makes No Sense Sanctuary We Are Water  When The Right One […]
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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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Lee Kernaghan

Lee Kernaghan  (born 15 April 1964) is an Australian country music singer, songwriter, musician, guitarist. He has won numerous Australian music awards and has sold over two million albums. His album Spirit Of The Anzacs was based on war letters he had seen on a visit to an Australian War Memorial and went Platinum within 3 weeks, dominating […]
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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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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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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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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 […]

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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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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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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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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Alison Krauss

Alison Krauss: Baby Now That I Found You… Forget About It… Goodbye Is All We Have… Simple Love… When You Say Nothing At All… Gone Gone Gone… Alison Maria Krauss is an American bluegrass-country singer and musician.  To Date, she has released seventeen albums, appeared on numerous soundtracks, and helped renew interest in bluegrass music […]

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, […]

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 […]

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. […]

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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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 […]

Aida The Musical

    Aida is a musical composed by  Elton John with lyrics by Tim Rice, book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls, and David Henry Hwang, and produced by Walt Disney Theatrical. It is based on Giuseppe Verdi’s opera of the same name.    Backing Tracks Another Pyramid A Step Too Far Dance Of The Robe Easy As Life Elaborate Lives […]

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 […]

42nd Street The Musical

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

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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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 […]

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 […]

Kathy Mattea

Grammy Award winning Kathy Mattea is a country music singer, musician, songwriter as well as a public speaker and activist. Over her career her music and message have taken her to venues across America and worldwide. As a recording artist, she has recorded numerous albums and has had more than thirty singles on the Billboard Hot Country […]
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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 […]

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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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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Lady Antebellum

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

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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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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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 […]

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. […]

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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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 […]

Chris Cagle

Chris Cagle (born November 10, 1968) is an American former country music artist. He was first known for writing songs for David Kersh before signing to Virgin Records Nashville in 2000. Chris Cagle made his debut on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs). His debut album Play It Loud was certified gold in the United States and produced the Top 10 hit […]

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 […]

Alabama

Alabama is an American country and Southern rock band formed in Fort Payne, Alabama, in 1969. The band was founded by Randy Owen(lead vocals, rhythm guitar) and his cousin Teddy Gentry (bass guitar, background vocals). They were soon joined by their other cousin, Jeff Cook (lead guitar, fiddle, and keyboards). First operating under the name Wildcountry, the group toured the Southeast bar circuit in the early 1970s, and began writing original songs. […]

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 […]

Sara Evans

Sara Evans is an American Country Music musician singer/songwriter. She was the vocalist in her family’s band from a young age and when she was involved in a car accident at the age of 8 years, she would sit in a wheelchair and sing to help pay her medical bills. By 16, Sara Evans was […]

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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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, […]

Crosby Stills and Nash

Crosby, Stills & Nash (CSN) was a vocal folk rock supergroup made up of American singer-songwriters David Crosby and Stephen Stills and English singer-songwriter Graham Nash. They were known as Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (CSNY) when joined by Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young, who was an occasional fourth member. They were noted for their intricate […]

Glen Campbell

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

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 […]

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 […]

Tennessee Ernie Ford

Ernest Jennings Ford (February 13, 1919 – October 17, 1991), known professionally as Tennessee Ernie Ford, was an American recording artist and television host who enjoyed success in the country and Western, pop, and gospel musical genres.   Backing Tracks Ballad Of Davy Crockett Kissin Bug Boogie Mr And Mississippi Sixteen Tonnes    

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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Traditional Songs

Traditional Songs are folk songs, nursery rhymes and old fashioned music hall songs, mainly from the UK and USA Backing Tracks All The Nice Girls Love A Sailor All Things Bright And Beautiful – Traditional A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square Any Old Iron Beside The Seaside  Bugeilio’r Gwenith Gwyn – Welsh Traditional Bye Bye […]

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 […]

Gilbert And Sullivan

Gilbert And Sullivan Backing Tracks The Gondoliers Take A Pair Of Sparkling Eyes When A Merry Maiden Marries HMS Pinafore I Am The Captain Of The Pinafore I’m Called Little Buttercup Never Mind The Why and Wherefore When I Was A Lad Iolanthe Bow Bow Ye Lower Middle Classes If You Go In You’re Sure […]
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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 […]

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 […]

George Jones

George Jones was an American country musician, singer and songwriter. He achieved international fame for his long list of hit records, including his best known song “He Stopped Loving Her Today”. Born in Texas, Jones first heard country music when he was seven and was given a guitar at the age of nine. During his career, Jones had […]
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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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Amici Forever

Amici Forever – Five classically trained opera singers from the around the world joined forces form an opera band. They uniquely blend contemporary pop and traditional opera in a style known as cross-over operatic pop. The group originally comprised Soprano – Jo Appleby (England), Soprano –  Tsakane Valentine (South Africa), Tenor –  Geoff Sewell (New […]

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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Amber Hayes

Amber Hayes is a traditional American country music singer-songwriter. In 2008, she was cast as Kathy Twitty in the Conway Twitty production, Conway Twitty: The Man, The Music, The Legend….  She was signed to FUNL Music in 2010 and released her debut album C’mon and video later that year. Also in 2014, Hayes signed with AristoMedia for publicity and GMV Nashville for digital distribution. Backing Tracks I Built This […]

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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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 […]

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 […]

Pirates Of Penzance

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

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 […]

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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Garth Brooks

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

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 […]

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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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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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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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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Andrea Bocelli

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

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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Shania Twain

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

Kris Kristofferson is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor. He wrote and recorded the songs “Me and Bobby McGee“, “For the Good Times” and “Help Me Make It Through the Night” among others.  In 1985 Kris Kristofferson joined fellow country artists Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and Johnny Cash in forming the country music supergroup The Highwaymen. In 2004, Kristofferson was inducted […]

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 […]

Motown The Musical

Motown The Musical The musical follows the career of Berry Gordy and the founding of the Motown Record Company. The story begins in 1983, on the evening of the 25th anniversary celebration of Motown, where Berry is looking back on his career. Backing Tracks   ABC – Jackson 5   Ain’t No Mountain High Enough […]
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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 […]

Lorrie Morgan

Lorrie” Morgan (born June 27, 1959) is an American country music singer who started her singing career by appearing at the Grand Ole Oprey at the tender age of 13 years. Morgan charted her first single in 1978, although she did not break into the top of the U.S. country charts until 1989. Since then, she has charted […]

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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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 […]

Charlie Landsborough

Charlie Landsborough: I Dreamed I Was In Heaven… My Forever Friend… No Time At All… Someone Is Looking For Someone Like You… What Colour Is The Wind… Charles Alexander “Charlie” Landsborough, (born 26 October 1941) is a British country and folk musician and singer-songwriter. He started singing professionally in the 1970s, but it was his […]

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 […]

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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Vince Gill

Vince Gill is an American country music singer songwriter and instrumentalist.  He has recorded more than 20 studio albums, charted over 40 singles on the U.S. Billboard charts and has sold more than 26 million albums. He has been honoured by the CMA with 18 awards, including Entertainer of the Year awards and Male Vocalist Awards. As of […]

Randy Travis

Randy Travis, is an American country music singer, songwriter, guitarist, and actor. Since 1985, he has recorded 20 studio albums and charted more than 50 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, 16 of which were number-one hits. His album Storms of Life sold more than four million copies and he followed up this successful debut with a […]

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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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” […]
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Peggy Lee

Peggy Lee: Come Rain Or Shine… Fever… He’s A Tramp… Nice And Easy… The Folks Who Live On The Hill… Why Don’t You Do It Right… Peggy Lee (born Norma Deloris Egstrom; May 26, 1920 – January 21, 2002) was an American jazz and popular music singer, songwriter, composer, and actress. In a career spanning […]

McFly

McFly are a self manufactured band from the UK who first found fame in 2003/4 as a support act for Busted and are cited as the youngest band to have an album debut, or be released, at number one on the charts (an record previously held by The Beatles). By October 2007, they had thirteen […]
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Andrew Lloyd Webber

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

George Strait

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

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

S Club

S Club  were a UK pop group created by former Spice Girls manager Simon Fuller.   The group was formed in 1998 and quickly rose to fame by starring in their own BBC television series, Miami 7. S Club Juniors was formed in 2001 through a reality television show and changed their name to S Club 8 in 2003. […]

Fleetwood Mac

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

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

Ella Fitzgerald

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

Dire Straits

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

Cascada

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

Carly Simon

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

Ozzy Osbourne – Black Sabbath

Ozzy Osbourne Black Sabbath Backing Tracks: Bark At The Moon… No More Tears… Flying High Again… Crazy Train… Diary Of A Mad Man… Ozzy Osbourne is a British singer / songwriter Born in Birmingham, UK. He rose to fame as the frontman of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath but in the late 1970s embarked on a […]

Earth Wind And Fire

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

Joseph Junior Adenuga (born 19 September 1982), better known by his stage name Skepta, is a British grime artist, songwriter, record producer and music video director. Adenuga released his debut studio album Greatest Hits in late 2007 and his second, Microphone Champion in 2009, both independently, while his third studio album Doin’ It Again was […]

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 […]

Alexa Goddard

Alexa Goddard has been singing from a young age and won a talent contest at a holiday camp at 16. By the age of 18 she’d toured the United States and by 22 she was one of the ten most subscribed musicians in the history of YouTube in the UK with over 40 million views and a Top 20 single under […]

Mama Cass

Mama Cass, (Cass Elliot) was an American singer and actress, best known as a member of the Mamas & the Papas. After the group broke up, she released five solo albums. In 1998 she was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for her work with the Mamas & the Papas. Mama Cass died in London UK […]

Fats Domino

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

Amii Stewart

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

Aled Jones

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

Bobby Brown

Bobby Brown: Don’t Be Cruel… Every Little Step… Hanging Around… My Prerogative… On Our Own… Rock Wit’ Cha… Two Can Play At That Game … Robert Barisford “Bobby” Brown (born February 5, 1969) is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, dancer and actor. Brown started his career in the R&B and pop group New Edition in […]

Steps

Steps : Better Best Forgotten … Summer Of Love … 5 6 7 8 … One For Sorrow … Steps were formed in May 1997 by Barry Upton and Steve Crosby and released four studio albums, three compilation albums and seventeen singles. Steps achieved a series of charting singles between 1997 and 2001  The group has […]
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UB40

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

Bing Crosby: Swinging On A Star… True Love… Peace On Earth… Well Did You Evah… White Christmas… Harry Lillis “Bing” Crosby, Jr. (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977) was an American singer and actor. Crosby was known for his warm bass-baritone voice and he was the best-selling recording artist of the 20th century: having […]

Bellamy Brothers

Bellamy Brothers: Dancin’ Cowboy… Gotta Get A Little Crazy… I’m Gonna Love You A Little Bit More… Let Your Love Flow… On A Summer Night… The Bellamy Brothers are an American pop and country music duo consisting of brothers David Milton Bellamy and Homer Howard Bellamy from Darby, Florida, United States. The duo had considerable […]

Olivia Newton John

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

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

KT Tunstall

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

Josh Groban

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

David Essex, OBE (born David Albert Cook; 23 July 1947) is an English musician, singer-songwriter, and actor. Since the 1970s, he has attained 19 Top 40 singles in the UK (including two number ones: “Gonna Make You A Star” and “Hold Me Close”), and 16 Top 40 albums. He has also had an extensive career […]

Mavericks

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

Joe Cocker

Joe Cocker Backing Tracks Cry Me A River Delta Lady Feelin’ Alright First We Take Manhattan Have A Little Faith In Me I Believe Inter City Blues Let The Healing Begin Midnight Rider Now That The Magic Has Gone One Night Of Sin Shelter Me Simple Things Summer In The City The Letter Tonight Unchain […]
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Tarzan

Tarzan is a 1999 American animated comedy-drama adventure film produced by Walt Disney Pictures based on the story Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burrough. English recording artist Phil Collins was recruited to compose and record songs integrated with a score by Mark Mancina.  The film stars the voices of Tony Goldwyn, Minnie Driver, Glenn Close, and Rosie O’Donnell, with Brian Blessed, Lance Henriksen, Wayne Knight, and Nigel Hawthorne. Backing Tracks From As Far […]

Tom Odell

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

The Color Purple is a musical with a book by Marsha Norman and music and lyrics by Stephen Bray, Brenda Russell, and Allee Willis. Based on the 1982 novel by Alice Walker, the show follows the journey of Celie, an African-American woman in the American South from the early to mid-20th century. The original Broadway production ran from 2005 to 2008, earning eleven Tony Award nominations in 2006. An enthusiastically acclaimed Broadway […]

Taboo

Taboo is a stage musical with a book by Mark Davies Markham (extensively rewritten for the Broadway production by Charles Busch), lyrics by Boy George, and music by George, John Themis, Richie Stevens and Kevan Frost. Set in an abandoned London warehouse, the partly imagined story of a group of club ‘names’ set in the location of what was the city’s most fashionable […]

Dreamgirls

Dreamgirls is a Broadway musical, with music by Henry Krieger and lyrics and book by Tom Eyen. Based on the show business aspirations and successes of R&B acts such as The Supremes, The Shirelles, James Brown, Jackie Wilson, and others.  The musical follows the story of a young female singing trio from Chicago, Illinois called “The Dreams”, who become music superstars. The musical opened on December 20, 1981, at […]

Bryan Adams

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

Legally Blonde is a musical with music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin and book by Heather Hach. The story is based on the novel Legally Blonde by Amanda Brown and the 2001 film of the same name. It tells the story of Elle Woods, a sorority girl who enrolls at Harvard Law School to win back her ex-boyfriend Warner. She discovers how her knowledge of the law can help others, […]

Woman In White

The Woman in White is a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and David Zippel with a book by Charlotte Jones, based on the novel The Woman in Whitewritten by Wilkie Collins, and elements of The Signal-Man by Charles Dickens. It ran for nineteen months in the West End and three months on Broadway, making it one of Lloyd Webber’s shortest-running shows. Backing Tracks All For Laura – Woman In […]
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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 […]

Bob Dylan

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

Blues Brothers

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

Scarlatti

Alessandro Scarlatti (2 May 1660 – 22 October 1725) was an Italian Baroque composer, especially famous for his operas and chamber cantatas. He is the father of two other composers, Domenico Scarlatti and Pietro Filippo Scarlatti. Born in Palermo, he is considered the founder of the Neapolitan school of opera. He produced a long series […]

Spice Girls

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

Gounod: Ah! Je Ris De Me Voir…  Le Veau D’Or… Je Veux Vivre (Juliet’s Waltz)… Charles-François Gounod (1818 – 1893) was a French composer, best known for his Ave Maria, based on a work by Bach, as well as his opera Faust. Gounod was born in Paris, the son of a pianist mother and an artist […]
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Herbert

Herbert: Art Is Calling For Me… Victor August Herbert (February 1, 1859 – May 26, 1924), was a composer, cellist and conductor. He was born in Dublin, Ireland, raised in Germany and then moved to American in 1886 where he took up the position of cellist in a New York orchestra. In 1898, he became principal […]
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Top Love Songs

Top Love Songs Perfect love songs for St Valentine’s Day. Love Songs have been around ever since people started writing songs.  They say what we want to say from the heart that might be a bit difficult to express in our own words. These are some of our popular love songs . Backing Tracks: All […]
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Benedict

Sir Julius Benedict (27 November 1804 – 5 June 1885) was a German-born composer, conductor, and teacher of music and was resident in England for most of his career. He showed considerable musical talent as a boy. At the age of fifteen he became a pupil of Johann Nepomuk Hummel at Weimar and in 1821 […]

Evanescence

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

Celine Dion

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

Schubert

Franz Peter Schubert (31 January 1797 – 19 November 1828) was an Austrian composer. He died before his 32nd birthday, but was extremely prolific during his lifetime. He composed over six hundred secular vocal works, seven complete symphonies, sacred music, operas, incidental music and a large body of chamber and piano music. Backing Tracks An […]

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) is an American musician, singer and songwriter. He has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than six decades. His success […]

Frank Sinatra

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

Sting

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

Robert Schumann (8 June 1810 – 29 July 1856) was a German composer and influential music critic. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest composers of the Romantic era. Schumann wanted to pursue a career as a pianist, but a hand injury end his dream: leaving him to focused his energies on composing. […]

Diamond Rio

Diamond Rio is an American country and Christian country music band.  The band is known for its vocal harmonies, varied instrumentation, and near-exclusive use of only its own membership on recordings instead of session musicians. Their sound was originally defined by mainstream country, bluegrass, and rock influences, but later albums drew more influence from Christian country music and country pop. Backing Tracks   Love A […]

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 […]

John Mayer

John Mayer: Belief… Clarity… Daughters… Love On The Weekend… No Such Thing… Say… Your Body Is Wonderful… John Clayton Mayer is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer. After his appearance at the 2001 South by Southwest Festival, he released his first EP, “Inside Wants Out”. His following two albums: “Room for Squares” (2001) and “Heavier Things” […]
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Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen: Bird On A Wire… Everybody Knows… First We Take Manhattan… Hallelujah… I’m Your Man… So Long Marianne… Suzanne… Leonard Norman Cohen (born 21st September, 1934 – died 7th November, 2016), was a Canadian singer, songwriter, musician, poet, novelist, and painter. As a youngster, Cohen learned to play guitar and began writing poetry and novels. […]

David Bowie

David Bowie : Life On Mars … Changes … Starman … Ashes To Ashes … Jean Genie, Absolute Beginners Backing Tracks 1984 Absolute Beginners All The Madmen All  The Young Dudes Andy Warhol An Occasional Dream Ashes To Ashes As The World Falls Down Be My Wife  Bewley Brothers Big Brother Black Country Rock Blackstar […]
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Daniel O’Donnell

Daniel O’Donnell: Danny Boy … Forty Shades of Green … My Lovely Island Home … Roses Are Red … The Magic Is There … You’re The First Thing … Daniel Francis Noel O’Donnell (born 12 December 1961) is an Irish singer, television presenter and philanthropist. After rising to public attention in 1983 he has since […]
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Donna Summer

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

Nelly Furtado

Nelly Furtado- All Good Things Come To An End… Big Hoops… Broken Strings… Do It… Explode… Force… I’m Like A Bird… Man Eater… On The Radio… Parking Lot… Powerless… Say It Right… Try… Turn Off The Light… Nelly Kim Furtado (born December 2, 1978) is a Canadian singer and songwriter. Nelly Furtado first gained fame […]
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Doors (The)

The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger, and drummer John Densmore. The Doors’ arrival on the rock scene marked the start of a string of hit singles and albums. They released six studio albums in all, as well as a live album and a […]

Jimmy Buffett

Another Saturday Night… Bad Bad Leroy Brown… Barometer Soup… Big Top… Boat Drinks… Brown Eyed Girl… Buffet Hotel… California Promises… Cheeseburger In Paradise… Far Side Of The World… Fruit Cakes… Gods Own Drunk… Grapefruit… He Went To Paris… Hey Good Lookin’… Honey Do… Margaritaville… James William “Jimmy” Buffett (born December 25, 1946) is an American […]
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Dionne Warwick

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

Andy Gibb

Andrew Roy “Andy” Gibb (5 March 1958 – 10 March 1988) was a singer, songwriter and performer and was the younger brother of the Bee Gees (Barry, Maurice and Robin) Andy Gibb came to international prominence in the late 1970s with six singles that reached the Top 10 in the United States, as well as three other top 20 […]

Bee Gees

An Everlasting Love… Emotions… Grease… Heart Breaker… How Deep Is Your Love… I Started A Joke… Jive Talking… The Bee Gees were formed in 1958 and their line-up consisted of brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb. The trio had success throughout their musical career, but had two distinct periods of exceptional success; as a popular […]

Lorde

Lorde – 400 Lux… A World Alone… Bravado… Glory And Gore… Love Club…  Royal… Team… Tennis Court…  Yellow Flicker Beat… New Zealand artist Lorde (Ella Yelich-O’Connor) has a grounding in music which has proved its worth. Quietly releasing an EP in 2013 (at the tender age of 17) along with the single “Royals”, Lorde gained […]

Vivaldi

Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (4 March 1678 – 28 July 1741) was an Italian Baroque musical composer, virtuoso violinist, teacher, and cleric. Born in Venice, he is recognized as one of the greatest Baroque composers, and his influence during his lifetime was widespread across Europe. He composed many instrumental concertos, for the violin and a variety of other instruments, as well as sacred choral works […]

Professor Green

Stephen Paul Manderson (born 27 November 1983), better known as Professor Green, is a British rapper and songwriter from London. He is the co-host of Lip Sync Battle UK on Channel 5. He was signed to The Beats, a record label run by Mike Skinner and Ted Mayhem, until 12 February 2008, when the label […]

Baseballs (The)

The Baseballs are a German rock and roll band founded in Berlin in 2007. They became popular with 1950s and 1960s style cover versions of modern hits. Backing Tracks Angels I Believe I Can Fly I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’ This Is A Night – ft Guus Meeuwis Umbrella Lyrics Je vraagt of ik zin […]

Oliver – The Musical

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

Bizet

Bizet: Agnus Dei… Flower Song… Habanera… Je Dis Que Rien Ne M’Epouvante… Seguidilla… Toreador Song… Votre Toste… Georges Bizet (1838 – 1875) was born on 25 October 1838 in Paris.  His father, Adolphe, was a hairdresser and wigmaker and his mother, Aimée, was an accomplished pianist. He was an only child.  He received his first […]

Puccini

Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924) was born in Lucca, Italy and has composed some of the most popular and frequently performed operas. His operas are famed for their wonderful melodies and many of his arias have introduced thousands of people to the joys of opera, an example being ‘Nessun Dorma’ from ‘Turandot’ which was used for the […]

50 Cent

Curtis James Jackson III is known professionally as 50 Cent. He was brought up in Queens, New York by his grandparents and spent a lot of his early teen years involved in the drug scene there. After deciding to pursue a career in music he was signed to Interscope records aided by Eminem and Dr Dre. […]

Eurythmics

Eurythmics: Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This… There Must Be An Angel… Who’s That Girl… Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart made up the duo that is known as the Eurythmics (which in real terms means to move rhythmically to music to enhance/teach musical understanding). The Eurythmics were a spin off from a former band the pair […]

Alesha Dixon

As part of Mis Teeq, a British girl garage band, Alesha Dixon was the group’s rapper. Following the group’s split, she went on to embark on a highly successful solo career, releasing studio albums and appearing as a winning competitor, and then as a judge on Strictly Come Dancing, a judge on Britain’s Got Talent and […]

Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani is an American singer, songwriter, fashion designer, actress and TV star. As a singer she started out as lead vocalist with the 1980’s band No Doubt, but when they hit a rocky patch she branched out into a solo career. Gwen Stefani hit the ground running with her first album Love. Angel. Music. Baby (L.A.M.B […]
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Brenda Lee

All Alone Am I… As Usual… I’m Sorry… Jingle Bells… Let’s Jump The Broomstick… Rocking Around The Christmas Tree… Speak To Me Pretty… Sweet Nothings… Brenda Lee (born Brenda Mae Tarpley; December 11, 1944) is an American performer and the top-charting solo female vocalist of the 1960s. She sang rockabilly, pop and country music, and […]

Björk aka Bjork

Anchor Song… Army of Me… Bachelorette… Big Time Sensuality… Come To Me, Enjoy… Human Behaviour… Hyper Ballad… It’s Oh So Quiet… Joga… Possibly Maybe… Venus As A Boy… Violently Happy… Who Is It… Björk Guðmundsdóttir, (born 21 November 1965), known as ‘Björk’, is an Icelandic singer, songwriter and actress. Over her four-decade career, she has […]

Billy Idol

Billy Idol : Cradle Of Love… Dancing With Myself… Eyes without A Face… Flesh For Fantasy… Hot In The City… LA Woman… Mony Mony… Rebel Yell… Scream… Speed… To Be A Lover… White Wedding… Billy Idol was born in Middlesex, England on November 30, 1955 and started life as William Michael Albert Broad. Backing Tracks […]

Susan Boyle

Susan Boyle is a Scottish singer who came to international attention when she appeared as a contestant on the TV programme Britain’s Got Talent on 11 April 2009, singing “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Misérables.Backing Tracks: Cry Me A River … End Of The World … Hallelujah … I Dreamed A Dream … I […]

Sara Bareilles

Sara Bareilles: Between The Lines… Brave… Chasing The Sun… Eden… Fairytale… King Of Anything… Love Song… Sara Beth Bareilles (born December 7, 1979) is an American singer-songwriter. She achieved mainstream success in 2007 with the hit single “Love Song”, which reached number four on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Bareilles has sold over one million […]
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Steve Earle

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

B B King

B.B. King, was an American blues singer, electric guitarist, songwriter, and record producer. King introduced a sophisticated style of guitar playing using articulated sounds and shimmering vibrato that influenced many later electric blues guitarists.   Over the years, BB King has developed one of the world’s most identifiable guitar styles and he has been a model for thousands […]

Christina Perri

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

The Rembrandts are an American pop rock duo, formed by Danny Wilde and Phil Solem in 1989. They had previously worked together as members of Great Buildings in 1981. The Rembrandts are best known for “I’ll Be There for You”, which was used as the theme song for the television sitcom Friends, first broadcast in 1994, and for their top-20 single “Just the Way It Is, […]

Edens Edge

Edens Edge was an American country music group founded in 2006 when the members won a competition sponsored by America’s Country Music Television. Edens Edge were all from Arkansas and included Hannah Blaylock (lead vocals), Dean Berner (vocals, guitar, Dobro), and Cherrill Green (vocals, mandolin, banjo, guitar). Although their career as a band was short-lived […]

Vera Lynn

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

Carousel

Carousel is the second musical by the team of Rodgers and Hammerstein II. The 1945 work was adapted from Ferenc Molnár’s 1909 play Liliom, transplanting its Budapest setting to the Maine coastline. The story revolves around carousel barker Billy Bigelow, whose romance with millworker Julie Jordan comes at the price of both their jobs. He participates in a robbery to provide for Julie and their unborn child; […]

Bagatelle

Formed in 1978 and said to have been a major influence on the global band U2, Irish rock group Bagatelle have been playing in packed out venues for over 30 years. Bagatelle have shared the stage with artists such as Bob Marley, Don McLean and Van Morrison. Between 1980 and 1987 Bagatelle produced five albums […]

Bette Midler

Bless You Child… Dreamland… From A Distance… Memories Of You… Somewhere In My Memory… The Rose… Wind Beneath My Wings… Bette Midler (born December 1, 1945) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, comedian, and film producer, and has been in the lime light since her early 20’s. With a host of successful TV shows, film […]

Andy Williams

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

American jazz vocalist, songwriter and actor Gregory Porter possesses a deep soulful voice, resonant with that of Nat King Cole. His third album “Liquid Spirit” won him the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album in 2014. 2016 saw him perform on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival and perform an exclusive live gig for the BBC […]
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Foals

Consisting of band members Yannis Philippakis, Jack Bevan, Jimmy Smith, Walter Gervers and Edwin Congreave Foals came together from an assortment of bands mainly based in Oxford, UK. Their genre is described as Indie Rock and their sound is loud and raw with massive amounts of angry energy. The lead vocalist, Yannis, regularly throws himself off stage […]

Woody Guthrie

Woody Guthrie was the most important American folk music artist of the first half of the 20th century, in part because he turned out to be such a major influence on the popular music of the second half of the 20th century, a period when he himself was largely inactive. His greatest significance lies in […]

Rufus Wainwright

Rufus Wainwright (born July 22, 1973) is an American-Canadian singer, songwriter, and composer. He has recorded seven albums of original music and numerous tracks on compilations and film soundtracks. He has also written a classical opera and set Shakespeare sonnets to music for a theater piece by Robert Wilson. Backing Tracks Across The Universe April Fools Going To A Town […]

Ricky Skaggs

Rickie Lee “Ricky” Skaggs, known professionally as Ricky Skaggs, is an American country and bluegrass singer, musician, producer, and composer. Born on July 18, 1954 in Cordell, Kentucky, USA.  He started playing music at age 5 after he was given a mandolin by his father. In 1971, he entered the world of professional music with his friend, […]
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Delta Goodrem

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

Labi Siffre (born 25 June 1945) is a British singer, songwriter, musician and poet. He released six albums between 1970 and 1975, and four between 1988 and 1998. He has published essays, poems and the stage and TV play “Deathwrite”. ‘Something Inside So Strong’ is his most popular song and has been covered by numerous artists. Backing […]
glossary of singing terms

Glossary Of Singing Terms

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

Marcels

The Marcels was an American vocal group formed in 1959 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  The group was named after a popular hair style of the day, the ‘marcel wave’. They were famous for ‘making over’ popular songs into the doo wop / rock and roll style and a new version of the ballad “Blue Moon”, began with the bass singer saying, […]

Nicki Minaj

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

Cole Porter (June 9, 1891 – October 15, 1964) was an American composer and songwriter. Born to a wealthy family in Indiana, he defied the wishes of his domineering grandfather and took up music as a profession. Classically trained, he was drawn towards musical theatre. After a slow start, he began to achieve success in the 1920s, […]

Suzanne Vega

Suzanne Vega is an American singer / songwriter and writer, born in 1959 in Santa Monica, California. Her family moved to New York City when she was a toddler and later she attended the city’s School of Performing Arts. Her first album “Suzanne Vega” was released in 1985 and featured her simple folk style and acoustic guitar. […]

Johnny Tillotson

Johnny Tillotson had released some popular tracks earlier but in 1960 Poetry In Motion became the song of the moment peaking at No.2 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts and hit the number one spot on the UK Singles Chart.   Backing Tracks Poetry In Motion Lyrics When I see my baby What do I see Poetry Poetry in motion […]
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Jim Reeves

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

Showboat The Musical

  Showboat the musical features the music of Jerome Kern with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein. The story, based on Edna Ferber’s novel of the same name, is set against the backdrop of the American Deep South at the beginning of the 20th Century, and tells a powerful story of freedom, loyalty and love.  It is […]

Prince

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

Art Garfunkel

(Arthur Ira) Art Garfunkel (born November 5, 1941) is an American singer, poet, math teacher and actor. He is best known for his partnership with Paul Simon in the folk rock duo Simon & Garfunkel. Highlights of his solo music career include a top 10 hit, three top 20 hits, six top 40 hits, 14 Adult Contemporary top 30 singles, five Adult Contemporary […]

Tractors (The)

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

Street Party Favourites

Celebrating a momentous occasion with friends and family? Here’s a selection of street party favourites. Backing Tracks  All The Nice Girls Love A Sailor  Any Old Iron  Dads Army  Danny Boy  Don’t Dilly Dally  Down By The Riverside  Flower Of Scotland  God Save Our Queen  Goodbye Dolly Gray  Goodbyeee  Grandfather’s Clock  Happy Days Are Here […]
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Lenka

Lenka Kripac, (born 19 March 1978), is an Australian singer and actress best known for her song “The Show”, from her self-titled album Lenka. “The Show” has been used in numerous advertisements, most notably for Old Navy, as well as the Nickelodeon film Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging and the 2011 film Moneyball. Her song “Everything at Once” was used in […]

Viola Beach

Viola Beach were an British indie rock group, formed in Cheshire in 2013. The band’s line up consisted of Kris Leonard, River Reeves, Tomas Lowe, and Jack Dakin. The band self-financed the recording of their first single, “Swings & Waterslides” and it was included on Radio 1’s playlist in 2015 and their second single “Boys That Sing” was […]

Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach was born in Eisenach, Germany on 21st March 1685 and died in Leipzig, Germany on 28th July 1750. Bach was a composer and musician of the baroque period who enriched established German styles with his skills in counterpoint, harmonic and motivic organisation and also the adaptation of rhythms, forms and textures from […]

Rick James

Rick James (born James Ambrose Johnson Jr. February 1, 1948 – August 6, 2004) was an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer. Popular in the late 1970s In 1977, James started a solo career. His debut album Come and Get It!, including the singles “You and I” and “Mary Jane,” catapulted him to stardom. Famous for his wild brand of danceable funk music […]

Miracles

The Miracles (also known as Smokey Robinson and the Miracles from 1965 to 1972) were an American rhythm and blues vocal group that was the first successful recording act for Berry Gordy’s Motown Records, and one of the most important and influential groups in pop, rock and roll, and R&B music history.  Formed in 1955 by Smokey Robinson, Warren “Pete” Moore,  Ronnie White, and Claudette Robinson   After a failed audition […]

Basshunter

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

Arrow

Alphonsus Celestine Edmund Cassell MBE (16 November 1949 – 15 September 2010) was a Montserratian calypso and soca musician who performed under the stage name Arrow, and is regarded as the first superstar of soca from Montserrat. Backing Track Hot Hot Hot became an instant dance floor hit and was later covered by artists around the world and has been used in numerous television shows […]

Tina Turner

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

Spring Fever

Spring Fever – Songs That Make You Happy   Shake off those winter blues. It’s Springtime.  Look forward to longer days and sunny weather. It’s the season of growth: buds emerging and plants reviving.   Backing Tracks   Beautiful Day – U2   Counting Stars – One Republic   Dancing Queen – ABBA   Girls […]
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Patsy Cline

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

Engelbert Humperdinck

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

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

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

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

Carole King is a chart-topping music legend and this musical is about her journey from schoolgirl to superstar. She wrote ‘Will You Love Me Tomorrow’ when she was seventeen; it was released in 1960 by the Shirelles and became the first Number One by a black female group.  Since then, she has written songs for The […]

Renee And Renato

Renato Pagliari was a restaurant worker from the West Midlands in the UK who enjoyed entertaining people with his strong tenor voice. He entered the TV talent show New Faces in 1975 and caught the attention of songwriter Johnny Edward, who wrote Save Your Love. The Renee half of the duo was Renee (Hilary Lester) […]
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M C Hammer

American hip hop artist M C Hammer achieved his greatest commercial success in the 1980’s – 1990’s. His songs are noted for being accompanied with brilliant choreography which resulted in fans copying his moves on dance floors across the world. Having won multiple awards including Grammy’s, MTV and the George and Ira Gershwin Award for […]
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Sam Hunt

Sam Hunt is an American singer and songwriter. Hunt has quickly assumed recognition from both inside and outside the country music community for his boundary-breaking artistry, incorporating use of R&B and pop into the production and songwriting of his songs. He has been honoured with numerous awards, including one American Music Award, and one CMT Music Award, as well as nominations for Billboard Music […]

Alan Jackson

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

Scaffold

The Scaffold were a comedy, poetry and music trio from Liverpool, England, consisting of musical performer Mike McGear (real name Peter Michael McCartney, the brother of Paul McCartney), poet Roger McGough and comic entertainer John Gorman. Backing Tracks Lily The Pink   Lyrics CHORUS We’ll drink a drink a drink To lily the pink the pink the pink The saviour of our human […]

Pep And Rash

Pep and Rash is a Dutch DJ and production duo from a small town in Zeeland, composed of Jesse van de Ketterij and Rachid El Uarichi. Backing Tracks Rumours Lyrics There’s a rumor going ’round about you I’d quite like to find out if it’s true I am free baby, tonight are you There’s a rumor going ’round I’m […]

Tove Lo

Ebba Tove Elsa Nilsson (born 29 October 1987), known professionally as Tove Lo is a Swedish singer and songwriter. Called “Sweden’s darkest pop export” by Rolling Stone, she is known for her raw, grunge-influenced take on pop music. Her honest, complex and autobiographical lyrical content has led to her being dubbed “the saddest girl in Sweden”. Backing Tracks Close – ft Nick Jonas Heroes (We Could […]

Derek Ryan

Derek Ryan (born 24 August 1983) is an Irish Country singer. He was born in Garryhill, County Carlow, Ireland, is a Country and Irish singer, and previously a pop singer as part of Irish boy band D-Side (2001–2006). He has also established his own production house and label, Ryan Records Backing Tracks Galway To Graceland I Can’t Stop Loving You I’m Gonna […]

Luke Bryan

Luke Bryan (born July 17, 1976) is an American country music singer and songwriter. He began his music career writing songs for Travis Tritt and Billy Currington – before signing with Capitol Records Nashville with his cousin, Chad Christopher Boyd in 2007. In 2013, Bryan received the Academy of Country Music Awards, the Country Music Association Awards “Entertainer of the Year” award – and has sold over seven […]

Pia Mia

YouTube sensation turned recording artist Pia Mia hails from the tropical island of Guam in the West Pacific. At a young age she joined school and community musicals and theatre but when her internet music went viral Pia Mia moved to Los Angeles where amongst other things she performed a cover of Drake’s song Hold […]

Sigala

A British music producer Sigala, ( Bruce Fielder) spent a while in unsigned bands, before deciding he wanted to be in the studio, writing and producing music. He was mostly doing production and writing for other artists when he decided to do something for himself and came up with “Easy Love” which samples a Jackson 5 hit […]
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Fleur East

Fleur East shot onto our screens as an X-Factor competitor in 2014, but she was not a newcomer to the series having appeared way back in 2005 as a member of the girl group Addictiv Ladies. Fleur East is a singer songwriter and is signed to Syco Music which is owned by Simon Cowell. She has also […]
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Clean Bandit

Clean Bandit are an English electro pop group and was formed by Grace Chatto on cello, percussion, and vocals; Jack Patterson on bass, keys, piano, and vocals; Luke Patterson on drums; and Neil Amin-Smithon violin and piano who were a classically trained string quartet. Their single “Rather Be” with Jess Glynne became the second best-selling track in the U.K. in 2014 and […]

Boyce Avenue

Boyce Avenue is an American rock band formed in Sarasota, Florida. The band is named after a combination of two streets the brothers lived on as children. As of August 9, 2011, they are no longer signed to Universal Republic Records and have started their own independent record label called 3 Peace Records. Boyce Avenue releases original music as well as covers […]

OK Go

OK Go is an American rock band originally from Chicago, Illinois, now based in Los Angeles, California. The band is composed of Damian Kulash(lead vocals, guitar), Tim Nordwind (bass guitar and vocals), Dan Konopka (drums and percussion) and Andy Ross (guitar, keyboards and vocals), who joined them in 2005, replacing Andy Duncan. The band is known for its often quirky and elaborate one-take music videos. The original members formed as OK Go in 1998 […]

Olly Murs

One of X-Factor’s runners up who have managed to make it big, Olly Murs actually had a promising career in football until injury forced him to retire. Already doing the circuit as part of a band Olly auditioned for X-Factor twice to no avail, but in 2009 he succeeded in getting yes votes from the […]
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Wretch 32

Wretch 32 (Jermaine Scott Sinclair) is an English hip hop artist. In 2011, Wretch 32 had three top-five charting songs from debut album Black and White and amassed over a million record sales, including the single “Don’t Go” which reached number-one on the UK Singles Chart. In July 2012 he won ‘Best International Act’ at the 2012 BET Awards. […]

Virgins

The Virgins was an American indie rock band formed in 2006 in New York City. The band split up in November 2013. The band consisted of lead vocalist Donald Cumming, guitarist Wade Oates, bassist Nick Zarin-Ackerman and drummer Erik Ratensperger. Backing Tracks Rich Girls Lyrics “Rich Girls” We’ll walk around Pretending we’re all grown up Hey, rich girls! Well, can […]

Vance Joy

James Gabriel Keogh (born 1 December 1987), better known by his stage name Vance Joy, is an Australian singer and songwriter. He signed a five-album deal with Atlantic Records in 2013. He released his debut EP God Loves You When You’re Dancing in March 2013. His song “Riptide” was voted number 1 on the 2013 Triple J Hottest 100. Joy released his debut studio album Dream Your […]

Tenacious D

Tenacious D is an American comedy rock duo, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1994. It was founded by actors Jack Black and Kyle Gass, who were part of The Actors’ Gang theatre company at the time. The duo’s name is derived from “tenacious defence” – a phrase used by NBA basketball sportscaster Marv Albert. In 2006, they starred in, and recorded the soundtrack for, the film Tenacious D in The […]

Sublime With Rome

Sublime with Rome is a musical collaboration between Eric Wilson, formerly of the American ska punk band Sublime, and singer and guitarist Rome Ramirez. The group’s name is not only a reference to the singer’s first name, but to the fact that they chiefly perform songs by the original Sublime, which was fronted by Bradley Nowell until his death in 1996. […]

Smiths (The)

The Smiths. Fronted by Morrissey, The Smiths were a ‘Britpop’ band popular in the 1980’s. Critics have called them one of the most important bands to emerge from the British independent music scene of the time. They had several singles reach the top twenty of the UK Singles Charts. Backing Tracks Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now How […]
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Smash TV Musical Show

Smash is an American musical drama television series created by playwright Theresa Rebeck , developed by Robert Greenblatt and Steven Spielberg served as one of the executive producers. The show revolves around a group of characters creating new Broadway musicals with the first one being a new musical based on the life of Marilyn Monroe titled Bombshell. Backing […]

Mary J Blige

Mary J Blige is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, model, record producer and actress. Starting her career as a backing singer on Uptown Records in 1989. She released her first debut album, What’s the 411?, in 1992. Mary J Blige has made over 150 guest appearances on other albums and soundtracks and in April 2017, her thirteenth studio album, Strength of a Woman, was released. It […]
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Carlos Santana

Santana is a Latin music and rock band formed in San Francisco, California in 1966 by Mexican-American guitarist Carlos Santana. The band came to public attention with their performance of “Soul Sacrifice” at Woodstock in 1969. This exposure helped propel their first album, also named Santana, into a hit, followed in the next two years by Abraxas and Santana III. Lineup changes were common. Carlos Santana’s […]
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Sarah Connor

Sarah Marianne Corina Lewe (born June 13, 1980), better known by her stage name Sarah Connor, is a German singer, songwriter, and television personality. Connor debuted in 2001 under the guidance of artist manager George Glueck and became the first solo act to ever have four consecutive chart-topping hits on the German Singles Chart. Following success in mainland Europe with her single […]

Cabaret The Musical

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

Robbie Williams

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

Richard Cheese & Lounge Against The Machine is a cover band and comedy act, performing popular songs in a lounge/swing style, reminiscent of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Tony Bennett. Lounge singer Richard Cheese is a character created and portrayed by Los Angeles-based actor/comedian Mark Jonathan Davis. Backing Tracks Smells Like Teen Spirit Official Website

Rachel Platten

Rachel Platten (born May 20, 1981) is an American singer and songwriter. After releasing two albums independently in 2003 and 2011, she signed with Columbia Records in 2015 and released her debut single, “Fight Song”, about depression  . Platten won a Daytime Emmy Award for a live performance of the song on Good Morning America. Her major-label debut studio album, Wildfire (2016), was […]

Planet Funk

Planet Funk Backing Tracks  The Switch YouTube Channel
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Overtones

The Overtones are a UK vocal harmony group who were  discovered by a talent scout while working as decorators in a shop near in London. Their debut album entered the UK Album Chart at #16 in November 2010. However, after the re-release of the album in March 2011, it propelled to #4. They have sold in excess […]

Misfits

The Misfits are an American punk rock band often recognized as the progenitors of the horror punk sub-genre, blending punk and other musical influences with horror film themes and imagery. Founded in 1977 in Lodi, New Jersey,  The band has had several lineup changes over the years, but continue to release albums and tour. Backing Tracks Die Die My Darling  

Marlon Roudette

Marlon Roudette  is a British Vincentian recording artist, songwriter and producer. He is the former front man for the duo Mattafix,. After the group split, Roudette embarked on a solo career with two number one singles in Europe, “New Age” and “When the Beat Drops Out”.  He is also known for his co-writing work for […]

Magician

The Magician Backing Tracks Sunlight ft Years And Years And it fills me up And it starts to shine And I see it burn when you bring me sunlight Is it all you need To feel this heat To feel like everything is all that you dreamed Is it all too much Did you get […]

Madden Brothers

The Madden Brothers are an American pop rock duo made up of twin brothers Joel Madden and Benji Madden, both of whom are also founding members of the rock band Good Charlotte. Backing Tracks We Are Done I want you to know It’s time to go Yeah we are done I want you to see That I need (oh) to be free […]

Lunchmoney Lewis

Gamal LunchMoney Lewis (born January 11, 1988) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer. He is best known for his 2015 single “Bills”, which topped the charts in Australia and peaked within the top ten in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Backing Tracks Bills I got Bills I gotta pay So I’ma gonn’ work work work every day […]

Karen Souza

A relative late comer to the Jazz genre, Karen Souza has honed her singer / songwriting skills and developed her own unique style. At the start of her career she lent her voice to various electronic music productions, but it was when she worked on the series “Jazz and 80’s” which featured jazz style covers of […]
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Justice Crew

Justice Crew Backing Tracks Que Sera Lyrics At the end of the day Some you win, some you don’t So I’m glad that I’m here With some friends that I know Always there with a smile Saying you’re not alone Singing la la la la Que sera (Here we go, yo) Yesterday is history (oh) […]
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Pietro Mascagni

Pietro Antonio Stefano Mascagni (7 December 1863 – 2 August 1945) was an Italian composer most noted for his operas. His 1890 masterpiece Cavalleria Rusticana caused one of the greatest sensations in opera history and single-handedly ushered in the Verismo movement in Italian dramatic music. While it was often held that Mascagni, like Leoncavallo, was a “one-opera man” who could never repeat his first […]

Beverly Sills

Beverly Sills (born Belle Miriam Silverman, May 25, 1929 – July 2, 2007) was an American operatic soprano whose peak career was between the 1950s and 1970s. Although she sang a repertoire from Handel and Mozart to Puccini, Massenet and Verdi, she was known for her performances in coloratura soprano roles in live opera and recordings. Sills was largely associated with the operas of Donizetti, of which she performed and recorded many […]

Caccini

Giulio Romolo Caccini (also Giulio Romano) (1551 – 1618), was an Italian composer, teacher, singer, instrumentalist and writer of the very late Renaissance and early Baroque eras. He was one of the founders of the genre of opera, and one of the most influential creators of the new Baroque style. Backing Tracks Amarilli Mia Bella […]

Johnny Reid

Johnny Reid is a Scottish born country turned R & B singer whose family moved to Canada when he was a young teen. Over the years he has gradually worked his way up from club gigs to being a successful entertainer across the United States. He has been known to perform with an impressive band […]
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Vincenzo Bellini

Vincenzo Salvatore Bellini was an Italian composer born in 1801. It is reported that he was a musically gifted child who composed his first pieces of music at aged 6. He studied music at the Conservatory of Naples. After finishing his studies he went to La Scala in Milan where he met the librettist (lyric […]

Guiseppe Verdi

Guiseppe Verdi: Addio Del Passato… Amami Alfredo… Di Quella Pira… Donna E Mobile… Giuseppe Verdi was born in Italy in 1813 and produced successful operas, such as La Traviata, Falstaff and Aida. Verdi died on January 27, 1901, in Milan, Italy. Having composed over 25 operas throughout his career, Verdi continues to be regarded today as one of the greatest composers in history and his […]
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Rossini

Gioachino Antonio Rossini – an Italian composer  (1792 – 1868) was born in Pesaro, Italy.  He wrote 39 operas as well as some sacred music, songs, chamber music, and piano pieces. He was the only child of Giuseppe, the town trumpeter, and Anna, a talented singer. Backing Tracks   A-Un-Dottor-Del-Mia-Sorten – Barber of Seville   Affetto – Barber of Seville […]
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Handel

Handel: And The Glory Of The Lord… Hallelujah Chorus… Let The Bright Seraphim… Messiah Overture… The Trumpet Shall Sound… Xerxes… George Frideric (or Frederick) Handel (born Georg Friedrich Händel, 1685 – 1759) was a German, later British composer who spent the bulk of his career in London. He became well known for his operas, oratorios, anthems, and organ concertos. Handel worked […]
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Ilse Delange

Ilse Delange Backing Tracks So Incredible Lyrics In the middle of the day When the sun is aching And I try to make my way But the sidewalk’s breaking Watch me slip between the cracks As I fall and fall and fall And I wonder where I’ll land If I ever land at all Oh, […]
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Flogging Molly

Flogging Molly is an Irish-American seven-piece Celtic punk band from Los Angeles, California and led by Irish vocalist Dave King, formerly of the hard rock band Fastway. They are signed to their own record label, Borstal Beat Records. Backing Tracks If I Ever Leave This World Alive Lyrics “If I Ever Leave This World Alive” If I ever leave this world alive I’ll thank […]

Guy Sebastian

  Guy Sebastian is an Australian singer-songwriter. He was the first winner of Australian Idol in 2003, and has been a judge on Australia’s The X Factor. He represented Australia at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest, finishing in 5th place.   Backing Tracks   Art Of Love   All I Need Is You   All To Myself   Angels Brought Me […]
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Gretchen Wilson

Gretchen Wilson: As Far As You Know… Here For The Party… Holdin’ You… If I Could Do It All Again… Redneck Woman… Gretchen Frances Wilson (born June 26, 1973) is an American country music artist. She made her debut in 2004 with the Grammy Award-winning single “Redneck Woman,” a number-one hit on the Billboard country […]

Porgy and Bess

Porgy and Bess is an English-language opera by the American composer George Gershwin, with a libretto written by author DuBose Heywardand lyricist Ira Gershwin. It was adapted from Dorothy Heyward and DuBose Heyward’s play Porgy, itself an adaptation of DuBose Heyward’s 1925 novel of the same name.   Porgy and Bess was first performed in Boston on September 30, 1935, before it moved to Broadway in New York City. It featured a cast […]

Billie Holiday

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

Sigma

Sigma are a British drum and bass DJ and record production duo consisting of Cameron James “Cam” Edwards and Joseph Aluin “Joe” Lenzie. They met at Leeds University at drum and bass nights. Their 2010 collaboration with DJ Fresh, “Lassitude”, peaked at number 98 on the UK Singles Chart.[3] Their single “Nobody to Love”[ topped the UK Singles Chart, becoming their first UK number one. Their second […]
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Gnarls Barkley

Gnarls Barkley Backing Tracks Crazy Gone Daddy Gone Run Smiley Faces Who Cares  
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Sophie Ellis Bextor

Sophie Ellis Bextor  is an English singer, songwriter and model. She first came to prominence in the late 1990s, as the lead singer of the indie rock band Theaudience. After the group disbanded, Ellis-Bextor went solo, achieving widespread success in the early 2000s. Her music is a mixture of mainstream pop, disco, nu-disco, and 1980s electronic influences.   Backing […]
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Emmylou Harris

Emmylou Harris started out as an American folk singer in New York, singing in clubs and bars to make a living. After a few years (and the break up of her marriage) she moved to Washington where there was a revival of country music and it was here that she met Gram Parsons who became […]

Carole King

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

John Miles

John Miles John Miles is an English rock music vocalist, songwriter, guitarist and keyboard player, best known for his 1976 Top 3 UK hit single, “Music”. Backing Tracks Music     Lyrics Music (Was My First Love) Music was my first love And it’ll be my last Music of the future And music of the […]
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David Alexander

David Alexander (1929 – 4 February 1995) was a Welsh singer and entertainer. After leaving school at 16 David Alexander started his working life in the coal mines of South Wales but after a few years, came above ground to work in a factory. Whilst here David Alexander joined a male voice choir and they subsequently appeared on Opportunity Knocks, a […]

George Gershwin

George Gershwin was one of the most significant American composers of the 20th century, known for popular stage and screen numbers as well as classical compositions. Having dropped out of school he began playing piano professionally at just aged 15 years. He wrote numerous songs for stage and screen that quickly became standards and his […]

Footloose

Footloose A film musical originally released in 1984 and remastered in 2011, Footloose depicts the story of a young man who moves to a small American town, only to find that the town council has banned rock music and dancing. The storyline follows his new found friendships and how they beat the odds to get a […]

James Bay

James Bay (born 4 September 1990) is an English singer-songwriter and guitarist.  In 2014, he released his single “Hold Back the River”, which has been certified platinum, before releasing his debut studio album Chaos and the Calm (2015). The album went to number one in the UK and number 15 in the US. In February 2015, Bay received […]
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Hal Ketchum

Hal Ketchum Backing Tracks: Hal Ketchum: My Veronica… Past The Point Of Rescue… Small Town Saturday Night… Some Girls Do… Hal Ketchum is an American country singer / songwriter / drummer and guitarist. He began drumming at age 15 and soon joined an R&B trio. He went to Nashville in 1986 to write songs, and three years later released his debut […]
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Camilla Kerslake

Camilla Kerslake is an English classical crossover singer from London who was the first signing to Gary Barlow’s record label. She released her debut album on 23 November 2009 in the UK.   In 2008, after years of auditioning, Kerslake won a place in an all-girl pop group. She was initially selected, but was let go soon afterwards owing to their […]

Black Veil Brides

Black Veil Brides is an American rock band based in Hollywood, California. The group formed in 2006 in Cincinnati, Ohio and is currently composed of Andy Biersack (lead vocals), Ashley Purdy (bass, backing vocals), Jake Pitts (lead guitar), Jinxx (rhythm guitar, violin) and Christian “CC” Coma (drums). Black Veil Brides are known for their use of black makeup, body paint, tight black studded clothing, and long hair, which were […]

Saint Raymond

Callum Burrows (born 30 March 1995), known professionally as Saint Raymond, is a singer-songwriter from Nottingham. He has released one album, four EPs and a number of singles. He took the ‘Saint Raymond’ moniker from the street that he grew up on and his grandfather’s name and began his career playing small gigs and open mic nights around Nottingham before gaining popularity […]

Pierces

The Pierces are a Los Angeles-based band consisting of sisters Allison and Catherine Pierce. They are best known for their song “Secret”, which was used as the opening song for the television show Pretty Little Liars. Backing Tracks Believe In Me The Devil Is A Lonely Night Lyrics “The Devil Is A Lonely Night” Found your picture and […]

OMI

Omar Samuel Pasley (born 3 September 1986), better known by his stage name Omi  is a Jamaican singer. He is best known for “Cheerleader”, a worldwide hit for him in a remixed version by German DJ Felix Jaehn. He is currently signed to Ultra Music, a part of Sony Music, and released his debut album Me 4 U on 16 October 2015. Backing Tracks […]

Lissie

Elisabeth Corrin Maurus (born November 21, 1982), known as Lissie, is an American singer-songwriter. She released her debut EP, “Why You Runnin’”, in November 2009. Lissie signed with Sony Music UK’s Columbia Records and her debut album, Catching a Tiger, was released on 21 June 2010. Backing Tracks Sleep Walking Official Website Lissie YouTube Channel Lyrics “Sleepwalking” I woke up at the foot of […]

Josef Salvat

Josef Salvat Backing Tracks Diamonds “Diamonds” (Rihanna) Shine bright like a diamond Shine bright like a diamondFind light in the beautiful sea I choose to be happy You and I, you and I We’re like diamonds in the skyYou’re a shooting star I see A vision of ecstasy When you hold me, I’m alive We’re […]
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Cage The Elephant

Cage the Elephant is an American rock band from Bowling Green, Kentucky, that formed in 2006 and relocated to London, England, in 2008 before their first album was released. They are known for their energetic live performances and eclectic sound. Cage the Elephant’s fourth album, Tell Me I’m Pretty, won the award for Best Rock Album at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards. Backing Tracks Ain’t No […]

Sheryl Crow

Sheryl Crow (born February 11, 1962) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and actress. Her music incorporates elements of pop, rock, country, and blues. She has released ten studio albums, four compilations, a live album, and has contributed to a number of film soundtracks. Her songs include “All I Wanna Do”, “If It Makes You Happy” and “My Favorite Mistake”. […]

Ciara

Ciara Backing Tracks I Bet Work Level Up Love Sex Magic ft Justin Timberlake 1 2 Step ft Missy Elliott Goodies Like You – ft Bow Wow Official Website Biography Ciara is an R&B singer-songwriter and dancer best known for her hit single and debut album, ‘Goodies,’ and successful followup ‘Ciara: The Evolution.’ She is […]
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Desert Rose Band

The Desert Rose Band is a US country rock band from California founded by Chris Hillman (formerly of the Byrds and the Flying Burrito Brothers) along with Herb Pedersen and John Jorgenson in 1985. Rounding out the original lineup were Bill Bryson on bass guitar, Jay Dee Maness on pedal steel guitar, and Steve Duncan on drums. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the band charted several hit singles on the […]

Willie Nelson

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

Lara Fabian

Lara Sophie Katy Crokaert (born 9 January, 1970), better known as Lara Fabian, is a Canadian-Belgian singer.  She was born in Etterbeek, Brussels to a Belgian father and a Sicilian mother. Since 1996 she holds a Canadian citizenship alongside the original Belgian.  She sold over 20 million records worldwide as of September 2017 and is one of the best-selling Belgian artists of all time. Backing Tracks *More Tracks Coming […]

Band Perry (The)

The Band Perry: All Your Life… Better Dig Two… Done… Don’t Let Me Be Alone… Gentle On My Mind… If I Die Young… The Band Perry is an American country music group composed of siblings Kimberly Perry (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Reid Perry (bass guitar, background vocals), and Neil Perry (mandolin, drums, accordion, background vocals). They […]
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Emilia

Emilia Rydberg, also known as Emilia Mitiku or more simply Emilia (born 5 January 1978, Stockholm, Sweden) is a Swedish pop music and soul singer. Her 1998 hit single “Big Big World” reached number one in the music charts in several countries. Backing Tracks Big Big World Lyrics “Big Big World” I’m a big big girl in a big big world It’s not a big big thing if you leave […]

Veronicas

The Veronicas are an Australian duo consisting of twin sisters Lisa and Jessica Origliasso. In addition to music the twins have their own line of clothing designed to mimic their own style and aimed at their younger fans. . In 2005 The Veronicas released their debut studio album “The Secret Life of..” which went to No. 2 on the Australian charts and […]

Andrews Sisters

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

Ben E King

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

Armin van Buuren

Dutch DJ, producer, radio presenter and record label owner Armin van Buuren comes from a musical family and although he has a Masters in Law, music is his passion. His music is in the ‘trance’ genre, generated using electronic equipment and is massively popular in clubs. He is well known around the world with many of […]

Once Blue

Once Blue is an American band consisting of Jesse Harris (born October 24, 1969) who is a Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter, and Rebecca Martin (born April 24, 1969) is an American singer and songwriter.   Signed to EMI, Once Blue have created a blissful combination of smoke and savvy for their debut album Backing Tracks  Save Me   On their remarkable […]

Dubliners

In 1962, a collection of folk singers and musicians known as the Ronnie Drew Group played in a bar in Dublin. In 2015 (over 5 decades later) The Dublin Legends tour around Europe to sell out crowds. The in between years were filled with band members coming and going, the renaming of the group to The […]

Anthony Newley

Anthony Newley was an actor, singer, songwriter and director. His career spanned more than 50 years and included stints in film, theatre, rock and roll, comedy, music hall and television. Having shown promise as a leading boy actor in a couple of films in the late 1940’s Anthony Newley was given the role of The Artful Dodger in […]

Hall And Oates

Daryl Hall and John Oates met while both were studying music in Philadelphia, and soon formed the popular musical duo Hall and Oates (although the name has never appeared on any album as they prefer to use their full names!). Their genre is a mixture of soul, rock and pop. They are best known for […]
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Ella Henderson

Ella Henderson is an English singer and songwriter. She was a contestant in the ninth series of The X Factor in 2012 and got into the final 12. Her debut single “Ghost” was released in June 2014 and gave Ella Henderson her first number-one song on the UK Singles Chart. She auditioned for  and won a scholarship place […]
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Roxette

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

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

The Hanging Treeis a song from the 2014 Film The Hunger Games, Mockingjay Part 1. It is sung by Jennifer Lawrence who is the actress who played the part of Katniss Everdeen in all The Hunger Games films. With lyrics written by Suzanne Collins (author), composed by Wesley Schultz (of The Lumineers) and performed by James Newton Howard Howard. The […]
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Another Level

Dane Bowers and Wayne Williams met at The BRIT School and were discovered by Nick Raphael and Christian Tattersfield (Northwestside Records). Along with Bobak Kianoush and Mark Baron they formed the four piece R & B boy band Another Level and although they disbanded after three years, they had major success in the UK Charts […]

Slim Whitman

Slim Whitman was an American Country music singer with a beautiful crystal clear vocal style, soaring falsetto and amazing yodelling ability. He spent time in the Navy during the second world war and spent his free time learning to play the guitar to entertain his fellow shipmates. Released from the navy he went back to his […]

Plain White T’s

Plain White T’s (Plain White Tees) are an American pop punk band who formed in 1997. Tom Higgenson and Dave Tirio learned cover songs before they started to write their own music, and soon they formed a band and started playing locally. They’ve had a couple members come and go over time, but the present day line-up is […]

Atlantic Starr

Atlantic Starr are an American soul, R & B, boogie band which consists of vocalists and musicians playing instruments such as drums, saxophone, percussion, guitar, flute, trombone, trumpet and keyboards. Their best performing songs in terms of chart hits came in the mid -late ’80’s when “Secret Lovers” and “Always” flew into the US and […]

Aloe Blacc

Aloe Blacc is an American singer / songwriter, rapper turned folk, soul, pop fusion artist. He is most famous for his solo tracks “I Need A Dollar” and “The Man”, but a collaboration with Swedish DJ Avicii produced the single “Wake Me Up” overshadowed those and went to number one in many countries. Many of his […]

Band Aid 30

For the 30th anniversary of Band Aid – Live Aid , Sir Bob Geldolf and Midge Ure have joined forces again to release “Do They Know It’s Christmas”. The original became the biggest selling single in UK Singles Chart history, selling a million copies in the first week alone, and subsequently passing three million sales […]

Pretty Reckless

The Pretty Reckless is an American rock band from New York City, formed in 2009. The band consists of Taylor Momsen (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Ben Phillips (lead guitar, backing vocals), Mark Damon (bass) and Jamie Perkins (drums). The band released their debut studio album, Light Me Up, in August 2010. The album spawned three moderately successful singles, most notably “Make Me […]

Florrie Forde

Florrie Forde (16 August 1875 – 18 April 1940), born Flora May Augusta Flannagan, was an Australian popular singer and Music hall entertainer. From 1897 she lived and worked in the United Kingdom. She was one of the most popular stars of the early 20th century music hall. Backing Tracks Oh Oh Antonio Lyrics In quaint native dress an Italian maid Was deep in […]

K C and The Sunshine Band

  K C and The Sunshine Band Backing Tracks Boogie Shoes – K C and The Sunshine Band Get Down Tonight Give It Up I’m Your Boogie Man Keep Coming Back Please Don’t Go Queen Of Clubs Shake Shake Shake That’s The Way I Like It Yes I’m Ready
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Rob Thomas

Rob Thomas is an American singer / songwriter. He formed a band in 1993 which eventually became “Matchbox Twenty” and with which he is the main songwriter and lead singer. After being with the band for 10 years, Rob Thomas launched his solo career with the album “Something To Be” which shot straight to No […]
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Lawrence Welk

Lawrence Welk (March 11, 1903 – May 17, 1992) was an American musician, accordionist, bandleader, and television impresario, who hosted the television program The Lawrence Welk Show from 1951 to 1982. His style came to be known to his large audience of radio, television, and live-performance fans (and critics) as “champagne music”. Backing Tracks This Is A Great Country

David Cassidy

David  Cassidy (April 12, 1950 – November 21, 2017) was an American actor, singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He was known for his role as Keith Partridge, the son of Shirley Partridge (played by his stepmother Shirley Jones), in the 1970s musical-sitcom The Partridge Family, which led to his becoming one of popular culture’s teen idols and superstar pop singers of the 1970s. […]

Kingston Trio

The Kingston Trio is an American folk and pop music group.  The group was one of the most prominent groups of the era’s pop-folk boom that started in 1958 with the release of their first album and its hit recording of “Tom Dooley”, which sold over three million copies as a single. They have released nineteen albums and have won numerous awards including  […]

Faith No More

Faith No More Backing Tracks Ashes To Ashes  Easy Epic Evidence Gentle Art Of Making Enemies Midlife Crisis We Care A Lot Faith No More (sometimes abbreviated as FNM) is an American rock band from San Francisco, California, formed in 1979. Before settling on their current name in 1982, the band performed under the names Sharp Young Men  and later Faith No […]
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Irving Berlin

Irving Berlin (born Israel Isidore Baline, May 11, 1888 – September 22, 1989) was an American composer and lyricist widely considered one of the greatest songwriters in American history. Born in Russia, Berlin arrived in the United States at the age of five. He published his first song, “Marie from Sunny Italy”, in 1907, for […]

Anna Kendrick

Anna Kendrick  is an American actress and singer. She began her career as a child actor in theatre productions.  She made her film debut in the musical comedy Camp , and rose to prominence for her supporting role as Jessica Stanley in The Twilight Saga  She achieved further recognition for starring as Beca Mitchell in the Pitch Perfect film series (2012–2017). Backing Tracks […]

Disney – Frozen

Disney – Frozen: Do You Want To Build A Snowman… In Summer… Let It Go… Walt Disney Animation Studios,  released the feature film “Frozen” in 2013.  It is a comedy adventure featuring Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) who sets off on an journey, teaming up with a mountain man named Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer […]

Train

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

Eric Prydz

Eric Prydz  (born 19 July 1976), is a Swedish DJ, record producer, and musician. He rose to fame with his 2004 hit single Call on Me, and saw continued chart success with Proper Education in 2007, and “Pjanoo” in 2008. In 2016, he released his debut studio album, Opus. In 2017, he won DJ of the Year at the Electronic Music […]

Paul Anka

Paul Anka, (born July 30, 1941) is a Canadian singer, songwriter and actor. Anka became famous during the late 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s with hit songs like “Diana,” “Lonely Boy,” “Put Your Head on My Shoulder,” and “(You’re) Having My Baby.” He wrote such well-known music as the theme for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and […]
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Big Mountain

Big Mountain is an American band known for its remake of Peter Frampton’s “Baby, I Love Your Way”, which became a top 10 hit single in the US in early 1994, reaching No. 6 on the US Billboard Hot 100, No. 1 on the Mainstream Top 40 and No. 2 in the UK.Backing Tracks  Baby I Love Your Way “Baby, I […]

Liza Minnelli

Liza Minnelli  is an American actress and iconic singer. Best known for her Academy Award-winning performance in Cabaret (1972), she is noted for her energetic stage presence and her powerful contralto singing voice. She is the daughter of Judy Garland and Vincente Minnelli. Backing Tracks Alexanders Ragtime Band But The World Goes ‘Round Cabaret City Lights Don’t Be Cruel I Love A Piano […]

Heart

Heart: All I Want To Do Is Make Love To You… Alone… Barracuda… Crazy On You… These Dreams… Heart is an American rock band that first found success in Canada and later in the United States and worldwide. Over the group’s four-decade history, it has had three primary line-ups, with the constant centre of the group since 1973 being sisters […]
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Johnny Hartman

  Johnny Hartman Backing Tracks Long Ago (And Far Away) Long ago and far away I dreamed a dream one day And now that dream is here beside me Long the skies were overcast But now the clouds have passed You’re here at last Chills run up and down my spine Aladdin’s lamp is mine […]
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Beach Boys

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

Dan Hartman

Dan Hartman –  Daniel Earl Hartman (December 8, 1950 – March 22, 1994) was an American musician, singer, songwriter and record producer. Among songs he wrote and recorded were “Free Ride” with The Edgar Winter Group, and the solo hits “Instant Replay”, “I Can Dream About You”, “We Are the Young” and “Second Nature”. “I Can Dream About You”.  The James Brown song “Living […]

Conchita Wurst – Eurovision 2014

Conchita Wurst (Thomas “Tom” Neuwirth) is an Austrian singer who came to fame as the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest winner with “Rise Like A Phoenix”. Conchita is a stage persona that Tom has developed as a result of being a gay man who liked to sometimes wear ladies clothing, but felt oppressed as a teenager growing up in a small Austrian […]

Pretenders

The Pretenders are an English-American rock band formed in March 1978. The original band consisted of initiator and main songwriter Chrissie Hynde (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), James Honeyman-Scott (lead guitar, backing vocals, keyboards), Pete Farndon (bass guitar, backing vocals), and Martin Chambers (drums, backing vocals, percussion). Following the drug-related deaths of Honeyman-Scott and Farndon, the band has experienced numerous subsequent personnel changes, with Hynde as the only […]

Bob Marley

Bob Marley was a reggae singer / songwriter. Born and raised in Jamaica, his songs are infused with Rastafari beliefs and spiritual influences. He started out in 1963 with a group called The Wailers, but the group disbanded and Bob Marley forged a solo career and in 1977 released the album Exodus, which saw sales of  over 75 million albums […]

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (OMD)

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) are an English electronic music band formed in Wirral, Merseyside in 1978 Backing Tracks Sailing On The Seven Seas    Enola Gay    Locomotion   So In Love    Tesla Girls    Walking On The Milky Way   Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) are an English electronic music band formed in Wirral, Merseyside in 1978. Spawned by earlier group The Id, […]

Julio Iglesias

Julio Iglesias is a singer, born on September 23, 1943 in Madrid, Spain. Julio Iglesias was a professional soccer player with Real Madrid and graduated from law school. During his hospitalisation after a serious accident, a nurse gave him a guitar that he might have something to do with his hands. In learning to play, […]

Damage

Damage are a British R & B band formed in the 1990’s. They had 11 hit singles in the UK Charts and sold 2.5 million records worldwide. When they were teenagers Andrez Harriott, Jade Jones, Coreé Richards, Rahsaan J. Bromfield and Noel Simpson sent a demo tape of their cover of the Jackson Five song “Anything” to Jazz Summers at Big […]
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Tremeloes (The)

The Tremeloes are a British beat band who were founded in 1958 whose most famous hits are “Do You Love Me”  and “Silence Is Golden”. In 1962, Decca Records was looking to sign a new beat band and auditioned two promising bands, one being Brain Poole and The Tremeloes and the other The Beatles. The record company signed The Tremeloes and their […]

Dappy

Costadinos Contostavlos  (born 11 June 1987), better known by his stage name Dappy, is an English singer, songwriter, rapper, and actor. He is best known for being the lead singer of the Camden-based grime trio N-Dubz, with his cousin Tulisa, and Fazer. He was known for his slightly unusual dress sense and his love for what he describes as “eye-catching headwear”. His trademark was wearing a selection of woolly chullos (sometimes […]

Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood came to fame as the Winner of the Fourth Series of a TV show called American Idol in 2008. She is a Country music singer, songwriter and actress who in less than 10 years,  has sold 65 million records worldwide, scored 20 number 1 singles, and achieved nearly 100 major accolades, including seven Grammy Awards. She has co-hosted the […]

Travis Tritt

Travis Tritt is an American country music singer and songwriter. He started singing at Sunday School at a very early age and progressed to songwriting as an adolescent. He has produced 12 studio albums from which he has had a few Top Ten Billboard hits, including Help Me Hold On, Anymore and Best Of Intentions. […]

Martine McCutcheon

Martine McCutcheon (born Martine Ponting) is an English singer, television personality, actress and radio presenter. She came to fame in her role as Tiffany Mitchell in EastEnders, but left the series at the end of 1998 to embark on a pop career. She had major success, reaching No. 1 in five countries with her first single Perfect Moment. She subsequently released three albums but her pop career […]

Maria McKee

Maria McKee (born August 17, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter. She is best known for her work with Lone Justice, her 1990 UK solo chart-topping hit, “Show Me Heaven”, and her song “If Love Is a Red Dress (Hang Me in Rags)” from the film Pulp Fiction. Backing Tracks If Love Is A Red Dress Show Me Heaven

Stephen Sondheim

Stephen Sondheim is an American composer and lyricist known for his immense contributions to musical theatre and film for over 50 years. He has won many awards including 8 Grammy Awards, Pulitzer Prize, an Academy Award and the Laurence Oliver Award. His most famous works include A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The […]

Cranberries

As an Irish rock band, The Cranberries, fronted by Dolores O’Riordan, also include elements of indie pop, post-punk, Irish folk and pop rock in their music. Formed in 1990, the bands first album “Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?” was a commercial success and they became one of the biggest rock acts of […]

Paul Simon

Paul Simon is an American singer-songwriter. He first came to fame as part of the duo Simon & Garfunkel. They split as a duo in 1970. Paul Simon’s first studio album after this split was self-titled and included songs like “Mother and Child Reunion” and “Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard. During the 1980s, Simon […]

Paolo Nutini

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

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

Stromae

Paul Van Haver (born 12 March 1985), better known by his stage name Stromae, is a Belgian musician, rapper, singer, and songwriter. He established himself in both the hip hop and electronic music genres. Stromae came to wide public attention in 2009 with his song “Alors on danse” (from the album Cheese), which became a number one in several European countries. In 2013, his second album Racine […]

Jeff Buckley

Jeff Buckley was an American singer, songwriter and guitarist.  His mother was a classically trained musician, and his father was a well-known folk singer. His first album release ‘Grace‘ in 1994, which included his cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”, made him an eventual sensation with both critics and fans. Tragically Jeff Buckley died in a swimming accident […]
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Michael Kiwanuka

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

Gary Moore

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

Huey Lewis and the News is an American pop rock band based in San Francisco, California. They had a run of hit singles during the 1980s and early 1990s, eventually scoring a total of 19 top-ten singles across the Billboard Hot 100, Adult Contemporary and Mainstream Rock charts. Their greatest success was in the 1980s with the number-one album, Sports, […]

Gerry and The Pacemakers

Gerry And The Pacemakers Backing Tracks Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying Ferry Cross The Mersey – Gerry And The Pacemakers How Do You Do It I Like It I’m The One  You’ll Never Walk Alone – Gerry and The Pacemakers Official Website
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Thin Lizzy

Thin Lizzy are a hard rock band from Ireland formed in 1969. Two of the founding members,  Brian Downey (drums) and Phil Lynott (vocals and bass) met while still in school and Gary Moore joined for a brief spell in 1973.  Thin Lizzy recorded twelve studio albums, with Lynott writing most of the material. The singles “Whiskey in the Jar” (a […]

Jessica Andrews

Jessica Andrews     Backing Tracks I Do Now I Will Be There For You Karma There’s More To Me Than You Unbreakable Heart Who I Am   “Unbreakable Heart” An empty room a broken fairy tale A hollow girl with empty arms From an angels tears God made the stars Why cant He make […]
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Jeff Beck

Jeff Beck Backing Tracks Hi Ho Silver Lining –
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Petula Clark

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

Barbara Dickson

As a multi-million selling recording artist with an Award winning acting career, Barbara Dickson OBE has been one of the most popular artists in Britain since the early 1970’s.   Taking part in the musical, Blood Brothers, in 1983 was to mark Barbara’s debut as a stage actress.    In 1985 Barbara’s single ‘I Know Him […]

Ave Maria

Ave Maria Backing Tracks: Ave Maria by: Gounod Bach…  Schubert…    Simon Lindley/Katherine Jenkins… Beyonce… Celine Dion… Andrea Bocelli… Nana Mouskouri… Backing Tracks Andrea Bocelli  Beyonce  Celine Dion (High Voice) – Gounod Bach (Low Voice) – Gounod Bach (Middle Voice) – Gounod Bach Nana Mouskouri Schubert 320  (High Voice) – Schubert (Low Voice) – Schubert (Middle Voice) – […]
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Stephanie Grace

Stephanie Grace is a country/pop singer/songwriter from Douglassville, PA.   Influenced by Miranda Lambert, LeAnn Rimes, The Band Perry, Adele and Colbie Caillat, Grace considers herself a well-rounded artist to whom songwriting is just as important as live performance. Backing Tracks Would U Be Mine Artist Website A songwriter with something essential to say, a gifted […]

Wiz Khalifa

Wiz Khalifa is an American rapper, singer-songwriter and actor. Being the child of military parents, he moved around during his early childhood including spells in the UK, Japan and Germany. Khalifa released his first single “Black and Yellow” which peaked at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100. Khalifa has worked with a number of other rappers […]

Tinie Tempah

Patrick Chukwuemeka Okogwu  (born 7 November 1988), better known by his stage name Tinie Tempah, is an English rapper, singer and songwriter. He has been signed to Parlophone Records since 2009, a subsidiary of Warner Music Group. He created his own record and fashion label Disturbing London Records in 2007 along with his cousin, Dumi Oburota. After releasing a number of mixtapes, he […]
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Easton Corbin

Easton Corbin is an American country music singer who was signed to Mercury Records Nashville in 2009. In March 2010 he released his self-titled debut album which includes two number one hits “Roll With It” and “A Little More Country Than That”. Easton became the first male country artist in 17 years to have his first […]

Roys (The)

The Roys Backing Tracks – Still Standing – The Roys Backing Tracks    
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Vick Allen

Vick Allen (Born 17th September 1971) is an American singer and songwriter.  He started singing with a gospel group, and later ventured out on his own as a soul singer, sharing the stage with such artists as Bobby “Blue” Bland, The O’Jays, Buddy Miles, and Willie Clayton. Vick Allen is a well-known singer, producer, performer, […]

Lee Brice

Lee Brice (born Kenneth Mobley Brice, Jr., June 10, 1979) is an American country music singer and songwriter, signed to Curb Records. Brice has released four albums for the label: Love Like Crazy, Hard to Love, I Don’t Dance and Lee Brice. Singles include: “A Woman Like You”, “Hard to Love”, “I Drive Your Truck”,  “I Don’t Dance”,  “Love Like Crazy”, “Parking Lot Party”, “Drinking Class”, […]

Half Moon Run

Half Moon Run Backing Tracks Full Circle     “Full Circle” Cap off kneeling at the back of the church, Feeling water on your brow, if it’s healing it hurts At first a sharpish pain that returns as a thought That the needle in your skin will bring you closer to GodAnd I watch as […]
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System Of A Down

System of a Down (sometimes abbreviated as SOAD) is a heavy / alternative metal band from California, formed in 1994. The band achieved commercial success with the release of five studio albums, three of which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. System of a Down has been nominated for four Grammy Awards, and their song “B.Y.O.B.” won the Best Hard Rock Performance of […]

John Newman

John Newman  is an English musician, singer, songwriter and record producer. He is best known for the track “Love Me Again” . Backing Tracks Blame Cheating Come And Get It Feel The Love ft Rudimental Losing Sleep Love Me Again Not Giving In ft Rudimental Tribute Official Website     John William Peter Newman (born 16 June […]
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Laura Mvula

Laura Mvula (née Douglas; born 23 April 1986) is a British recording artist, songwriter and composer. Her debut album, Sing to the Moon, was released on 4 March 2013 with an orchestral re-recording released on 11 August 2014. Her second album, The Dreaming Room was released in 2016. Both albums were received to critical acclaim and garnered Mercury Prize nominations. Backing Tracks Green Garden […]

Icona Pop

Icona Pop is a Swedish electropop duo which a formed in 2009 by Caroline Hjelt and Aino Jawo who met by chance at a party. They signed to TEN Music Group and their biggest hit to date has been “I Love It”. Since September 2012, the duo have been based in the United States In 2013, the duo released their new single “Girlfriend”. Icona […]
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Amy Rose

Amy Rose Backing Tracks I Just Want You To Know

Union J

Union J are an English boy band. They auditioned for the ninth series of the British television music competition The X Factor where they met Shelley who joined the band at the judges’ request. They finished fourth and were subsequently signed to Sony Music subsidiary RCA Records. Their debut single “Carry You” was released in June 2013. Their self-titled debut studio album followed […]

Script (The)

The Script are an Irish rock band from Dublin. It consists of lead vocalist and keyboardist Danny O’Donoghue, lead guitarist Mark Sheehan and drummer Glen Power. The band released its debut album, The Script, in August 2008 which was preceded by the successful singles “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved” and “Breakeven”. The album peaked at number one on the UK Charts. Their […]
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Platters (The)

The Platters is an American vocal group formed in 1952. They were one of the most successful vocal groups of the early rock and roll era. Their distinctive sound was a bridge between the pre-rock Tin Pan Alley tradition and the burgeoning new genre. The act went through several personnel changes, with the most successful incarnation comprising lead tenor Tony Williams, […]

Bad Manners

Bad Manners was founded by frontman Buster Bloodvessel (aka Douglas Trendle) in the 1970’s. Bad Manners were a popular live attraction in North London, with their brand of ska. Bad Manners earned nine Top 40 singles between in the 1980’s and the band have remained a popular live act throughout Britain and Europe ever since. 2016 marked the […]

Owl City

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

Scissor Sisters

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

Travie McCoy

Travis Lazarus,  Travie McCoy (born August 6, 1981) is an American rapper, singer and songwriter. He is the co-founder and lead singer of the rap rock band Gym Class Heroes, in addition to having a solo career. McCoy released his debut solo album, Lazarus, in 2010. The lead single from the album, “Billionaire” featuring Bruno Mars, peaked at number four on […]

Tim McGraw

Tim McGraw is an American country singer, songwriter, and actor. McGraw began singing in a neo-traditional country style, but starting with 1997’s Everywhere, he developed a more crossover-friendly, country pop sound, making him one of the first male Country singers of his generation to crossover to Pop. Backing Tracks All I Want Is A Life All We Ever Find Angel Boy Angry All […]
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Vaccai Vocal Exercises

Vaccai Vocal Exercises – Vocalises Practical Method of Italian Singing. The Vaccai Practical Method of Italian Singing has long been an indispensable introduction to classical singing and singing in Italian.  Rather than using scales and exercises, Vaccai uses a series of short songs each highlighting a particular skill and aspect of classical singing.     […]
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Mario Lanza

Mario Lanza (born Alfredo Arnold Cocozza; January 31, 1921 – October 7, 1959) was an American tenor of Italian ancestry, and an actor and Hollywood film star of the late 1940s and the 1950s. Backing Tracks Because You’re Mine Beloved Be My Love Granada With A Song In My Heart

Lutgen Vocalises – Vocal Exercises

Lutgen Vocalises – Vocal Exercises The aim of these vocalises is to render the voice sufficiently flexible and mellow to execute easily and elegantly the colorature and embellishments found in the works of our great composers. They are intended to be, for the singer, what Czerny’s School of Velocity is for the pianist. Proceeding from […]
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Phillip Phillips

Phillip Phillips  (born September 20, 1990) is an American singer and songwriter who won the eleventh season of American Idol on May 23, 2012. His coronation song, “Home,” released after his win, became the all time best selling song from American Idol. His debut album The World from the Side of the Moon was released on November 19, 2012. His second album, Behind the […]

Chordettes

The Chordettes were an American female singing quartet.  They are best known for their hit songs “Mr. Sandman” and “Lollipop”. The original members of the group were Janet Ertel, Alice Mae Buschmann Spielvogel (re