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Top Love Songs

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

Calvin Harris

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

Guiseppe Giordani

Giuseppe Tommaso Giovanni Giordani (December 19, 1751, Naples – January 4, 1798) was an Italian composer best known for his operas, oratorios, and sacred music. Backing Tracks Caro Mio Ben (High Voice) – Guiseppe Giordani Caro Mio Ben (Low Voice) – Guiseppe Giordani

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 […]

Weeknd

The Weeknd (pronounced “the weekend” – aka Abel Makkonen Tesfaye) 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 […]

Drake

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

Little Mix

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

Vera Lynn

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

Vaccai Vocal Exercises

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

Blondie

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

Little Richard

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

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 […]

Kenny Rogers

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

1975 (The)

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

Traditional Songs

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

Zara Larsson

Zara Larsson: Ain’t My Fault… Lush Life… Uncover… I Would Like … So Good 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 […]

Bonnie Tyler

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

Demi Lovato

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

Disney – The Lion King

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

Katy Perry

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

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 […]

Reba McEntire

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

Westlife

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

Shawn Mendes

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

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 […]

Diana Ross

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

Beyonce

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

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 […]

Bruno Mars

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

Sam Smith

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

Roger Miller

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

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 […]

Joe Longthorne

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

Eva Cassidy

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

Toploader

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

Avril Lavigne

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

Shakespears Sister

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

Doris Day

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

Jamie Cullum

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

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

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 […]

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 […]

Trace Adkins

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

Fall Out Boy

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

Emeli Sande

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

Macklemore

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

Nick Jonas

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Luan Parle

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

Dean Martin

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

Limp Bizkit

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

Louise

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

Kodaline

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

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 […]

Vic Reeves

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

Ellie Goulding

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

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 […]

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 […]

Lonestar

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

Leona Lewis

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

Lady Gaga

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

Kaiser Chiefs

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

Robin Schulz

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

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 […]

Shirley Bassey

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

Jess Glynne

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

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 […]

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 […]

Jimmy Ruffin

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

Nana Mouskouri

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

Bobby Darin

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

Martha Reeves

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

Zayn Malik

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

James Last

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

Doobie Brothers

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

Desmond Dekker

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

Anastacia

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

ZZ Top

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

Nathan Carter

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

Rodney Crowell

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

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

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

Linkin Park

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

Bluebells

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

Wheatus

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

Walker Brothers

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

Mark Chesnutt

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

Frankie Avalon

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

Tony Bennett

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

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

Natalie Cole

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

Lionel Richie

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

Alesso

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

Kelsea Ballerini

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

Carly Rae Jepsen

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

Go West

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

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

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 […]

Gary Puckett

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

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 […]

Yes

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

Yazoo

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

Zac Brown Band

Zac Brown Band is an American country music band based in Atlanta, Georgia, on the Southern Ground Artists label. The lineup consists of Zachry Alexander “Zac” Brown (lead vocals, guitar), Jimmy De Martini  (fiddle, vocals), John Driskell Hopkins  (bass guitar, guitar, baritone guitar, banjo, ukulele, upright bass, vocals), Coy Bowles  (guitar, keyboards), Chris Fryar  (drums), Clay Cook  (guitar, keyboards, mandolin, steel guitar, vocals), Matt Mangano  (bass guitar), and Daniel de los Reyes  (percussion). The band […]

Wyclef Jean

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

Whitesnake

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

Wes Carr

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

Wayne Newton

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

Jennifer Rush

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

Weather Girls

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

America

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

Hilary Duff

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

Mungo Jerry

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

Mozart

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

Wham

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

Wet Wet Wet

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

Styx

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

James Taylor

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

Nickelback

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

Brooks and Dunn

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

Wanted (The)

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

Louis Armstrong

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

Loretta Lynn

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

Elvis Presley

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

Simon And Garfunkel

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

Marty Wilde

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

Liberty X

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

Lemar

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

Janis Joplin

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

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

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 […]

Hear Say (Hear’Say)

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

Loveable Rogues

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

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 […]

Circa Waves

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

Four Tops

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

Imagine Dragons

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

Jarryd James

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

Nicole Scherzinger

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

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 […]

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 […]

Waylon Jennings

Waylon Arnold Jennings was an American singer, songwriter, and musician. His signature image was characterized by his long hair and beard, as well as his black hat and the black leather vest he wore during his appearances. Hits include: This Time, I’m a Ramblin’ Man, Rainy Day Woman, Are You Sure Hank Done It This […]

Jo Dee Messina

Jo Dee Messina is an American country music star and following her debut song “Heads Carolina, Tails California,”she has had nine No. 1 hits, sixteen Top 40 songs, sold over five million albums worldwide. She has been honoured by the ACM Awards, CMA Awards, and GRAMMY Awards. She started a band in high school with her […]

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 […]

Tony Orlando And Dawn

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

David Gray

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

Hank Williams Jr

Hank Williams Jr Living in the shadow of a man who helped change the scene of country music was a challenge for Hank Williams Jr (son of Hank Williams). Only 3 years old when his father died, young Randall “Hank” Williams was expected to carry on his father’s legacy and become a country music singer […]

Daft Punk

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

Chris Brown

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

La Roux

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

Gene Vincent

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

Marvin Gaye

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

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

Foster and Allen

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

Natalie Imbruglia

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

Michael Buble

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

Taylor Dayne

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

Disney – Mary Poppins

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

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 […]

Juice Newton

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

Wendy Moten

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

Twenty One Pilots

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

Merle Haggard

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

Paul McCartney

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

Noisettes

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

Noah And The Whale

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

Martina McBride

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

Meghan Trainor

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

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

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 […]

Michael Bolton

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

Melanie C

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

Dixie Chicks

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

Luther Vandross

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

Lulu

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

Hazel O Connor

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

White Stripes

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

You Me At Six

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

Richard Wagner

Richard Wagner (22 May 1813 – 13 February 1883) was a German composer, theatre director and conductor , but was primarily known for his operas. Unlike most opera composers, Wagner wrote both the text and the music for each of his works. Initially, Wagner established his reputation as a composer of works in the romantic vein of […]

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 […]

Darius Rucker

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

Backstreet Boys

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

Misha B

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

Joan Jett

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

Zhu

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

Years And Years

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

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

Britney Spears

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

Will.I.Am

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

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 […]

Kenny Chesney

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

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 […]

Sugarland

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

T Pau

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

Suzi Quatro

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

Sutherland Brothers

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

Ricky Nelson

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

Rascal Flatts

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

Colbie Caillat

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

Pogues (The)

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

Crystal Gayle

Crystal Gayle : One of the most popular and widely recognized female country singers of her era, Crystal Gayle is the much younger sister of Loretta Lynn. Crystal appeared on tour with her sister and when she was finally signed as a solo recording artist, was encouraged to emulate Loretta. Whilst this put her on […]

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Mary Chapin Carpenter (born February 21, 1958) is an American singer-songwriter. She spent several years singing in clubs before signing with Columbia Records, who marketed her as a country singer. Mary Chapin Carpenter’s most successful album to date remains 1992’s Come On Come On, which yielded seven charting country singles and had sales exceeding four million copies. “Passionate Kisses”, […]

Marty Robbins

Marty Robbins – Martin David Robinson (September 26, 1925 – December 8, 1982), known professionally as Marty Robbins, was an American singer, songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist, and racing driver. One of the most popular and successful country and western singers of all time, most of his near four-decade career was spent topping the country music charts, and several of his […]

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 […]

Contours (The)

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

Gary Barlow

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

Don Gibson

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

Osmonds (The)

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

B52 s

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

Pink Floyd

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

Bangles (The)

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

Pharrell Williams

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

Shayne Ward

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

Easybeats

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

Shakin Stevens

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

Richard Marx

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

Howard Keel

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 8 albums to date (January 2021), achieved chart success in the UK, Australia, US and Europe, their music industry awards are […]

Panic At The Disco

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

Seekers

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

Elkie Brooks

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

New Seekers

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

Thomas Rhett

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

Norah Jones

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

Paloma Faith

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

Billy Joel

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

Van Halen was an American hard rock band formed in California in 1972. The line up of the band 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 (d. Oct 6, 2020) Alex Van […]
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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 … No Tears Left To Cry … Rain On Me Ariana Grande is an American actress turned-pop music sensation. As a child, she performed in children’s theatre, appearing in musicals such as Annie, The Wizard of Oz […]
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Brandy

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

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

Kesha

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ash

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

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 […]

Miranda Lambert

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

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Jennifer Hudson

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

Randy Newman

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

Razorlight

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

Jason Aldean

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

Maroon 5

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

Fred Astaire

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

Edith Piaf

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

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 […]

Everly Brothers

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

Andy Stewart

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

Andrew Gold

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

Amerie

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

Soft Cell

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

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 […]

Sammy Kershaw

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

Rose Royce

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

Marie Osmond

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

Randy Houser

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

A Great Big World

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

Kay Starr

Kay Starr, was an American pop and jazz singer who enjoyed considerable success in the 1940s and 1950s. She is best remembered for introducing two songs that became #1 hits in the 1950s, “Wheel of Fortune” and “Rock And Roll Waltz“. As a youngster she was encouraged to enter a local talent contest at which she won a prize for […]

George Michael

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

Adam Harvey

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

Frank Ocean

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

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

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

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

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

X Factor Finalists

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

Will Smith

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

Vanessa Amorosi

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

Val Doonican

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

Usher

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

Traffic

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

Proclaimers

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

J Geils Band (The)

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Grateful Dead (The)

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

Nashville Cast

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

Fratellis (The)

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

Lee Kernaghan

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

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 […]

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 […]

Offspring

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

Darkness (The)

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

Damned (The)

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

Clash (The)

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

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 […]

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 […]

Destiny’s Child

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

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 […]

Amelia Lily

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

Calling (The)

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

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 […]

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 […]

Wiley

Wiley is a British producer, rapper and recording artist. Said to be a key player in the creation of grime music and often called the Godfather of Grime, he is considered a pioneer in the British underground music scene but he has released mainstream singles, such as the UK Singles Chart top 10 hit “Never Be Your Woman” and his […]

Beautiful South

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

Matt Cardle

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

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 […]

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 […]

Pitbull

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

13 The Musical

13 The Musical (Thirteen) Backing Tracks Bad Bad News Lamest Place Lamest Place – NBV 13 Becoming A Man 13

42nd Street The Musical

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

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum The Musical

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

Aida The Musical

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

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, […]

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, […]

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 […]

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

Annie Get Your Gun The Musical

Annie Get Your Gun: With music and lyrics by Irving Berlin and adapted from the book, this is the musical tale of Annie Oakley. Renowned in the Wild West as a sharpshooter, Annie meets her match, both romantically and professionally, in the form of fellow ace gunslinger Frank Butler. While Annie and Frank are performing […]

Anyone Can Whistle The Musical

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

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 […]

Marilyn Manson

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

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 […]

Alison Krauss

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

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 […]

Gene Pitney

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

Avicii

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

Tracy Byrd

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

Lutricia McNeal

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

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 […]

Cabaret The Musical

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

Marillion

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

Lisa Stansfield

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

Carousel The Musical

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

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, […]

Chess The Musical

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

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 […]

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang The Musical

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

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. […]

Chorus Line The Musical

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

Brian McFadden

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

Color Purple (The) The Musical

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

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 […]

Company The Musical

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

Copacabana (The Musical)

Copacabana is a 1985 American made-for-television musical film, stage musical and nightclub show written by Barry Manilow and based on his 1978 song of the same title. The show toured the United States and, as of 2006, became available to license to performing companies and schools for the first time. Backing Tracks Copacabana Dancing Fool Just Arrived Man Wanted Sweet Heaven Who Am I Kidding […]

Disney

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

Dick Tracy The Musical

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

Dreamgirls The Musical

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 […]

Evita The Musical

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

Nina Simone

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

Lynn Anderson

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

Fame The Musical

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

KD Lang

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

Fiddler On The Roof The Musical

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

Follies The Musical

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

Footloose The Musical

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

Funny Girl The Musical

  Funny Girl – The Musical Based on the life and career of the Broadway star, film actress and comedienne Fanny Brice. The original production was staged in Broadway in 1964 with the role of Fanny Brice played by Barbra Streisand, who also starred in the film adaptation released in 1968. A new production opened […]

Godspell The Musical

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

Barbra Streisand

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

Grease The Musical

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 […]

Guys And Dolls The Musical

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

Gypsy The Musical

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

Hair The Musical

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

Hello Dolly The Musical

Hello, Dolly! is a 1964 musical with lyrics and music by Jerry Herman and a book by Michael Stewart.   Hello, Dolly! was first produced on Broadway by David Merrick in 1964, winning 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical,  The show has become one of the most enduring musical theatre hits, with four Broadway revivals and international success. It was also made into the 1969 film Hello Dolly! that was nominated for seven Academy Awards, […]

Manic Street Preachers

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

Hepburn

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

High Society The Musical

High Society is a musical comedy with a book by Arthur Kopit and music and lyrics by Cole Porter. The musical is based on Philip Barry’s 1939 stage comedy The Philadelphia Story and the subsequent 1956 musical film adaptation, High Society, which features Porter’s songs. The musical includes most of the music featured in the movie, along with several songs selected from other Porter musicals. It […]

Into The Woods The Musical

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

Jesus Christ Superstar The Musical

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

Clint Black

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

Jekyll And Hyde The Musical

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

Joseph The Musical

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

P J Proby

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

Legally Blonde The Musical

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, […]

Kathy Mattea

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

Les Miserables The Musical

Les Miserables: At The End Of The Day… Bring Him Home… Do You Hear The People Sing… Empty Chairs At Empty Tables… I Dreamed A Dream… On My Own… One Day More… Les Misérables is a musical based on the novel Les Misérables by French poet and novelist Victor Hugo. Premiering in Paris in 1980, it […]

Little Shop of Horrors The Musical

Little Shop of Horrors is a horror comedy rock musical, by composer Alan Menken and writer Howard Ashman, about a hapless florist shop worker who raises a plant that feeds on human blood and flesh. The musical is based on the low-budget 1960 black comedy film The Little Shop of Horrors. The music, composed by Menken in the style of early 1960s rock and roll, doo-wop and […]

Mack And Mabel The Musical

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

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 […]

Mame The Musical

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

Mamma Mia The Musical

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

Man of La Mancha The Musical

Man of La Mancha is a 1965 musical with a book by Dale Wasserman, lyrics by Joe Darion, and music by Mitch Leigh, inspired by Miguel de Cervantes and his 17th-century novel Don Quixote. .  The original 1965 Broadway production  five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Backing Tracks Dulcinea Impossible Dream Sheet Music Songbook. Allow up to 8 days for delivery. Synopsis In the late sixteenth century, failed […]

Matilda The Musical

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

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 […]

Me And My Girl The Musical

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

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 […]

Liam Payne

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

Johnny Logan

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

Jim Croce

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

Moulin Rouge Musical

Moulin Rouge is a jukebox musical with a book by John Logan. The musical is based on the 2001 film of the same name, by Baz Luhrmann. The world stage premiere occurred on July 10, 2018 at the Emerson Colonial Theatre, Boston. Backing Tracks Because We Can Come What May Diamond Dogs Lady Marmalade – Christina Aguilera Nature Boy One Day […]

Motown The Musical

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

My Fair Lady The Musical

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

TLC

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

Rudimental

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

Oklahoma Musical

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

Oliver – The Musical

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

Hairspray The Musical

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

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 […]

Pirates Of Penzance The Musical

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

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 […]

Will Young

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

Victoria Shaw

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

Rihanna

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

Rent The Musical

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

Elton John

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

Rocky Horror Picture Show Musical

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

Florence and the Machine

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

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 […]

Scarlet Pimpernel The Musical

The Scarlet Pimpernel is a musical with music by Frank Wildhorn and lyrics and book by Nan Knighton, based on the novel of the same name by Baroness Orczy. The show is set in England and France during the Reign of Terror of the French Revolution. The story is a precursor to the spy fiction and the superhero genres, where a hero hides under a mild-mannered alias. The musical ran on Broadway from […]

Seven Brides For Seven Brothers Musical

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

Shenandoah The Musical

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

Showboat The Musical

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

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 […]

Shrek The Musical

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

Sister Act The Musical

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

Smash TV Musical Show

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

Jason Derulo

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

Song And Dance The Musical

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 […]

Kid Rock

Kid Rock (a.k.a Robert James Ritchie) started out as  a hip hop and rapper performer who has turned to the Rock Country and Blues style. His varied career has seen him nominated for several awards and s