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AJR

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

Westlife

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

Keane

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

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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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 […]

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. […]

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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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 […]

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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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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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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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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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 […]

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 […]

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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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” […]

Walker Brothers

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

Frankie Avalon

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

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 […]

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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Pat Boone

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

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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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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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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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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Four Tops

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

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 […]

Mott The Hoople

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

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

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 […]

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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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 […]

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 […]

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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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. […]

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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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Harry Connick Jr

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

Housemartins

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

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 […]

B52 s

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

Bangles (The)

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]
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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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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 […]

Artful Dodger

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Andrew Gold

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

Amerie

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

Soft Cell

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

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

Frankie Lymon

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

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

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

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 […]

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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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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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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Cure (The)

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

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

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

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

Bachelors (The)

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

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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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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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. […]

M People

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

Jennifer Lopez

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

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

T Rex

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

Alice Cooper

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

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 […]

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 […]

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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Rosanne Cash

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

Air Supply

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

Aerosmith

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

Cliff Richard

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

Tanita Tikaram

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

Eric Church

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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Blink 182

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

Christmas Number One’s

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

Alicia Keys

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

Connie Francis

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

Pitch Perfect

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

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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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 […]

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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Sam And The Womp

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

Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons

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

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

Robin Thicke

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

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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Bruce Springsteen

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

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

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 […]

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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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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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 […]

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 […]

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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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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Lindsay Lohan

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

LeAnn Rimes

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

Killers

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

Sia

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

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

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

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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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 […]

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) […]

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”. […]

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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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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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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cilla Black

Cilla Black’s music career began at Liverpool’s famous Cavern Club after being a Cloakroom girl. It was here she met her future husband Bobby Willis and where she eventually performed alongside such acts as The Beatles and Gerry and the Pacemakers. Her first single “Love of the Loved” was written by Lennon and McCartney. In 1964 […]

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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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 […]

Stevie Wonder

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

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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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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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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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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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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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 […]

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 […]

James Arthur

James Arthur was the winner of Series 9 of the X-Factor (UK). His single, a cover of Tulisa’s Impossible, earned him a number 1 best seller and a Brit Award. Before he entered The X Factor, James Arthur made it into the final 200 contestants of  The Voice (UK) 2011, but didn’t progress any further. The release of his debut […]
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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 […]

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 […]

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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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Boyzone

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

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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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 […]

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. […]

Bananarama

Bananarama are a British female pop music vocal group formed in London in 1979 by friends Sara Dallin, Siobhan Fahey and Keren Woodward. Their success on both pop and dance charts have earned the group a listing in The Guinness Book of World Records as the all-female group with the most chart entries in the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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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 […]

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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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 […]

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 […]

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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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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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 […]

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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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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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 (replaced by Carol Buschmann, her sister-in-law, in 1947), Dorothy “Dottie” (Hummitzsch) Schwartz, and Jinny Osborn/Lockard. The Chordettes started out singing folk music but eventually changed to a harmonising style […]

Saturdays (The)

The Saturdays are a manufactured girl group formed in 2007 through auditions that were held by a management company. All five members had previous performing experience. The group consists of vocalists Frankie Bridge, Una Healy, Rochelle Humes, Mollie King and Vanessa White (departed 2017). They have released 5 albums from which they have had numerous […]

Birdy

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

B’Witched – B*Witched – Bewitched

BeWitched were a four-piece girl band from Dublin who topped the UK charts several times in the late 90’s/early 00’s with only two albums. Their debut single “C’est La Vie” was a huge success after it reached number one on the charts around the world, including the United Kingdom, Ireland and New Zealand. In the process, […]

Simply Red

Simply Red is a British band who were prolific in the 1980’s and have sold more than 50 million albums. Their style is based on soul, New Romantic, rock, reggae and jazz. From their early days, the main driving force behind the band was singer/songwriter Mick Hucknall, who, by the time the band was disbanded in 2010, was the […]
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Ultravox

Ultravox were a British new wave band, formed in London in 1973. Between 1980–86, they scored seven Top Ten albums and seventeen Top 40 singles in the UK, the most successful of which was their 1981 hit “Vienna”. Backing Tracks All Stood Still Dancing With tears In My Eyes Hymn If I Was Loves Great Adventure Mirror Man […]

Red Hot Chili Peppers

The Red Hot Chili Peppers hail from Los Angeles in the USA and was formed in the 1980’s from a friendship forged by three school friends, Anthony Kiedis, Michael Balzary, and Hillel Slovak with drummer Jack Irons joining a little later. Their style was an explosive combination of funk and punk rock which was very […]

Meat Loaf

Meat Loaf : Bat Out Of Hell … Paradise By The Dashboard Light … Dead Ringer … Meat Loaf is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor. His Bat Out of Hell albums (consisting of Bat Out of Hell, Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell, and Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose) has sold […]
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Bread

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

Billy Ocean

Billy Ocean (born Leslie Sebastian Charles; 21 January 1950) is a Trinidadian-English recording artist who had a string of R&B international pop hits in the 1970s and 1980s. He was the most popular British R&B singer-songwriter of the early to mid-1980s. After scoring his first four UK Top 20 successes, seven years passed before he accumulated a series of transatlantic successes, including […]

Turtles

The Turtles were an American rock band formed in 1965 by vocalists Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman. The band had several Top 40 hits. They broke up in 1970 with Kaylan and Volman later finding success as session musicians, billed as the comedic vocal duo Flo & Eddie. In 2010, a reconstituted version of the band, the Turtles Featuring Flo & Eddie, began performing […]

Ronettes

Ronettes Backing Track Be My Baby (NBV) – Ronettes
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Sarah Whatmore

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

Samantha Mumba

Samantha Mumba is a singer and actress from Ireland who shot to fame in 2000 with the release of her debut single “Gotta Tell You”, which reached high up in the charts in Ireland, United Kingdom and the United States. After a relatively short music career, she starred in numerous films, most notably in the 2002 […]

Fairground Attraction

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

Geri Halliwell

Geri Halliwell: Bag It Up… It’s Raining Men… Look At Me… Mi Chico Latino… Scream If You Want To Go Faster… Geraldine Estelle “Geri” Horner (née Halliwell; born 6 August 1972) is an English pop singer-songwriter, clothes designer, author and actress. She gained international prominence in the 1990s as Ginger Spice: a member of the […]
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Culture Club

Culture Club were an English band that was formed in 1981. The band comprised Boy George (lead vocals), Roy Hay (guitar and keyboards), Mikey Craig (bass guitar) and Jon Moss (drums and percussion). Culture Club sold more than 50 million records worldwide with their synthethised pop and forays into reggae. In 1984, Culture Club won Brit […]
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Chaka Khan

Chaka Khan: Ain’t Nobody… I Feel For You… I’m Every Woman… Sweet Thing… Through The Fire… Chaka Khan (born Yvette Marie Stevens, March 23, 1953) is an American recording artist whose career has spanned five decades, beginning in the 1970s as the front-woman of the funk band Rufus. Khan has won ten Grammy Awards and […]

Bruce Hornsby

Bruce Hornsby is an American singer and pianist. Hornsby draws frequently from classical, jazz, bluegrass, folk, Motown, gospel, rock, blues, and jam band musical traditions. Backing Tracks Fields Of Gray Rainbow’s Cadillac The River Runs Low The Way It Is
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Black

Wonderful Life is a song by the English singer Black from his 1986 album of the same name. It was released twice as a single and was successful the second time, becoming a top ten hit in Switzerland, Germany, the UK, France, Austria, the Netherlands and Italy. Black, who wrote the song while broke, commented: “I was really being ironic… […]

Bad Company

Created by ex members of the band Free, Bad Company was formed in 1973 as a rock and roll, blues and country influenced band which was an instant hit worldwide. Their 1974 self-titled debut went platinum five times over and featured the smash hit, “Can’t Get Enough”. After the release of the Top 30 album […]

Aswad

Aswad, possibly Britain’s most successful reggae band, in terms of both popularity and longevity were formed way back in the early 1970’s and were so well renowned in the reggae genre that they were often used by the likes of Bob Marley as a backing band. Probably their most popular time in the charts was […]

Ashanti

Ashanti burst onto the music scene with her debut album “Ashanti” which landed the number 1 spot on both the Billboard Top 200 and R&B album charts. She continues to be one of Billboard’s Top Females of the Decade from 2000-2010.  She is currently on the list of The Twenty Best Selling Music Singles for […]

Sugababes

Sugababes are a British girl group formed in 1998. They racked up six number-one singles, “Freak like Me”, “Round Round”, “Hole in the Head”, “Push the Button”, “Walk This Way” and “About You Now”;  They also released five UK top ten albums, four of which reached at least platinum certification in the UK, and have been nominated for six Brit […]
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Steppenwolf

Steppenwolf is a hard rock band who were famous in the late 1960’s. John Kay (the lead singer) was German born whose family moved to Canada in the 1950’s and then around the United States in subsequent years. Originally part of the folk rock scene John Kay met Goldy McJohn (keyboards), Jerry Edmonton (drums), Michael […]

Slade

Iconic 1970’s rock band Slade rose to fame with 17 consecutive top 20 hits and six number ones on the UK Singles Chart. The British Hit Singles & Albums  has reportedly named them as the most successful British group of the 1970s based on sales of singles. They were the first act to have three singles […]

Sinead O’Connor

Magda Davitt (born Sinead Marie Bernadette O’Connor:  8 December 1966) is an Irish singer-songwriter who rose to fame in the late 1980s with her debut album The Lion and the Cobra. As Sinead O’Connor, she achieved worldwide success in 1990 with a new arrangement of Prince’s song “Nothing Compares 2 U”. Since then, while maintaining her singing career, she has occasionally encountered controversy, partly […]

Savage Garden

Formed in 1995, Savage Garden consists of Darren Hayes (vocals) and Daniel Jones (instrumentals)  and are possibly Australia’s biggest and most successful musical duo. Savage Garden have achieved sales in excess of 20 million albums. They have been record-holders for the longest number of weeks on the Monitor/Billboard Adult Contemporary Airplay charts in the US for their […]

Sammy Davis Jr

Samuel Davis Jr was an American singer, musician, dancer, actor, vaudevillian and comedian. He was noted for his impressions of actors, musicians and other celebrities. At the age of three, Davis began his career in vaudeville with his father, Sammy Davis Sr. and the Will Mastin Trio, which toured nationally. Davis’s film career began as a child in 1933. In 1960, he appeared […]

Sam Sparro

Sam Sparro is an Australian performer who is best known for his track “Black and Gold”.  The song was nominated for Best Dance Recording at the 2009 Grammy Awards. It was also included on the soundtrack of the football video game FIFA 09. Backing Tracks Black And Gold   Lyrics Mmm If the fish swam […]

Police (The)

The Police were a British rock band which became globally popular in the late 1970s and early 1980s. They disbanded in 1986, but reunited in early 2007 for a one-off world tour that ended in August 2008. The band, with members : Sting, Stewart Copeland, Henry Padovani and Andy Summers, has won a number of […]
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Peter Paul and Mary

Peter, Paul and Mary was an American folk group formed in New York City in 1961, during the American folk music revival phenomenon. The trio was composed of tenor Peter Yarrow, baritone Noel Paul Stookey and alto Mary Travers. The group’s repertoire included songs written by Yarrow and Stookey, early songs by Bob Dylan as well as covers of other folk musicians. After the death of […]

Mary Wells

Mary Wells (May 13, 1943 – July 26, 1992) was an American singer who helped to define the emerging sound of Motown in the early 1960s. Along with the Supremes, the Miracles, the Temptations, and the Four Tops, Wells was said to have been part of the charge in black music onto radio stations and record shelves of mainstream America, “bridging the color lines […]

Marcus Collins

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

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

Green Day: American Idiot… Wake Me Up Before September Ends… 21 Guns… 21st Century Breakdown… Green Day is an American punk rock band formed in 1986 by lead vocalist and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong and bassist Mike Dirnt. At the 2001 California Music Awards, Green Day won eight awards: their sixth studio album, “Warning” (2000), won Outstanding Album and […]
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Gloria Estefan

Gloria Estefan (born Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo García; September 1, 1957) is a Cuban-American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She started off her career as the leading vocalist in the group called “Miami Latin Boys” which was eventually known as the “Miami Sound Machine”. Songs including “Conga” and “Rhythm Is Gonna’ Get You” topped the charts in the […]
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Daniel Bedingfield

Daniel John Bedingfield (born 3 December 1979) is an English-New Zealand singer, songwriter and record producer. He is the brother of fellow singers Natasha Bedingfield and Nikola Rachelle. He released his first single, “Gotta Get Thru This” in November 2001, which reached number one on the UK Singles Chart. His debut album, also titled “Gotta […]

Corrs (The)

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

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

Freda Payne

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

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

Brenda Russell

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

Baccara

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

Amy Meredith

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

Tony Christie

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

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

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

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

Commodores

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

Ace Of Base

Ace Of Base is a Swedish pop band formed in the early 1990’s by Jonas Berggren and Ulf Ekberk. As friends they had joined separate groups but when they shared a rehearsal studio they decided to form a synth band as a side project. With Jonas’ sisters (Linn and Jenny) on board, they called themselves Tech […]
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Curtis Steigers

Curtis Stigers (born October 18, 1965) is an American jazz vocalist, saxophonist, guitarist, and songwriter. He achieved a number of hits in the early 1990s, such as “I Wonder Why”, “You’re All That Matters Me” and “This Life”.  He is also known for jazzy versions of pop songs, as well as performing and recording jazz standards, Backing Tracks  All That Matters To […]

Phil Collins

Phil Collins is an English drummer, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and actor. He was the drummer and singer of the rock band Genesis and is also successful a solo artist.   His most successful singles from the period include “In the Air Tonight”, “Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)”, “One More Night”, “Sussudio”, “Two Hearts” […]

Johnny Mathis

    Johnny Mathis  is an American singer of popular music and Jazz. He started his career releasing singles of standard style music but then became popular as an album artist: achieving gold and platinum status with many of them. Backing Tracks  A Certain Smile Begin The Beguine Chances Are Gina Have Yourself A Merry […]
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Leon Jackson

Leon Jackson was the UK’s X-Factor winner in 2007 and his debut single, “When You Believe” (a cover of a song sung by Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey) sold over 400,000 copies and was the third best-selling single of 2007. As of 2016, Jackson had one UK number one single, two UK top ten singles and one UK top five album […]

Grease

Grease is a 1978 American musical romantic comedy film based on the 1971 musical of the same name. Written by Bronte Woodard and directed by Randal Kleiser in his theatrical feature film debut, the film depicts the lives of two high school seniors: a bad boy (played by John Travolta) and a good girl (played by Olivia Newton-John) in the late 1950’s. Grease was successful both critically and […]

Roy Orbison

Roy Orbison was an American singer, songwriter and musician known for his impassioned singing style, complex song structures, and dark emotional ballads.  During performances, he was known for standing still and solitary, and for wearing black clothes, to match his dyed jet black hair and dark sunglasses, which lent an air of mystery to his […]

Shirelles

The Shirelles were an American singing / vocal harmony group that achieved popularity in the early 1960s. They consisted of schoolmates Shirley Owens, Doris Coley, Addie “Micki” Harris and Beverly Lee. They had got together initially in 1957 to perform in a talent show. Their music was a blend of pop/rock and R&B that appealed to listeners across the board and in late […]

Robyn

Robyn Backing Tracks Do You Know Do You Really Want Me Handle Me How Do You Know Show Me Love Who’s That Girl With Every Heartbeat Official Website