BAND LINKS

Here are some website links to some of the bands featured on Bluebird Radio as well as other bands of interest. Click on the logo or band name to visit their sites.

UK BANDS

ROD THOMAS

Currently working on new material and finding the cash to record the debut album, the band are hoping to keep going and have as much fun as they have been on the overly-congested London roads, and a few that go to the land outside...

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They’ve been gaining interest with their debut mini CD album, especially in USA, where they were invited to play at the 2001 International Pop Overthrow in California, USA.

MADAME V

Madame V (a.k.a. Veronica Start) is your basic D.I.Y. girl. With mostly self-taught skills, this energetic Singer/ Songwriter/ Makeup Artist /Writer and Entrepreneur works hard to get that Madame V vision to you. Raised in Grande Prairie, Alberta- Veronica is of Métis (a mixture of Cree Indian, French & Irish) origin. She developed her production and song writing skills in Vancouver, BC before settling just south of London,England. V wrote her songs and arrangements in her home studio in Vancouver, then further developing the sounds at Utopia Parkway with producer John Shepp (John is producer of Canada’s number 1 selling indie-album of all time, The Last of the Ghetto Astronauts by the Matthew Good Band). Creative influences are artists like Bjork, Eurythmics, Radiohead, and Pulp. She listens to all genres of music.

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If you really need to label their music, how about Eclectric Rock? Or Acoustric Fusion? Their influences range from Joni Mitchell and The Beatles to Stephen Sondheim and Björk. They&ve had careers as solo artists, fronted their own groups and toured and recorded with artists including Thomas Dolby, George Michael, Swing Out Sister, Go West, Squeeze, Coast to Coast, Level 42, Tom Robinson, David Sylvian, The Human League, Nik Kershaw, Prefab Sprout, Peter Blegvad, Joe Cocker, Sinead O’Connor, Oleta Adams, Julian Cope, Bananarama and Robbie Williams.

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The legendary, the lovely, the loud shambolic punky poppers.

CAPRI

Originally formed in 1995 as a traditional 70’s style funk outfit playing soundtrack style grooves, CAPRI have since developed their own upbeat motoring version of funk, punched out by a powerhouse line up.

THE SINDYS

With a range of eclectic influences from Jacques Brel to Johnny Cash, The Sindys released their first album “Camp Launderette” on the proceeds of their first French tour, and they have continued a strong association with the French scene, including radio sessions and major festival dates. In the UK the band have played regularly all over the South-East and occasionally further afield. They’ve supported a number of influential artists including Half Man Half Biscuit, Patrik Fitzgerald and John Cooper-Clarke. They&ve been featured on Sean Hughes' Radio and TV shows and Kerrang magazine described them as "“artculate and subversive.” Recent gigs have included Exodus festival (the largest free festival in the country) and a number of special semi-unplugged shows.

IDIOVERSE

Based in London, you'll find information on gigs,MP3 tracks and more.

INTERNATIONAL BANDS

HANS YORK

Hans York is a man of many vast musical talents and one of the best songwriters around.' (European Weekly April 2005) German-born, Seattle-based, singer-songwriter, producer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Hans York , a.k.a. Hannsjoerg Scheid, has worked as producer and performer on a variety of albums, ranging from San Francisco Blues legend Fillmore Slim to Folkjazz project Lyquid Amber to indie Rock musician Eric Goetz just to mention a few.

ESTHER GOLTON

Talkeetna, Alaska is a long way from the home of the Appalachian mountain dulcimer. So it makes sense that singer-songwriter Esther Golton would elicit some non-traditional sounds from this instrument, which she uses as the main accompaniment for her songs. “You can paint a surprising range of sounds and textures with a dulcimer,” she says, “especially when you plug it in”.

GRANT LYLE

Grant Lyle is quickly becoming one of Toronto’s favorite power soul-blues performers. He captures the authentic feel of the old style blues but presents the music in a captivating and fresh style. Formed in 1998 by Grant Lyle, Brotherhood combines a mix of excellent and seasoned musicianship with youthful energy and enthusiasm.

JOHNNY PHILKO

A political indie band from Cleveland, Ohio. Their motto is “Music With A Message“.

EMILIE AUTUMN

Along with Emilie’s distinctive vocals which fluctuate between preternaturally mature soul singer and sultry siren, her debut album highlights her mastery of several instruments including an array of violins, piano, harpsichord, and electronics.

EMILY ELBERT

Elbert’s debut CD, Bright Side, contains eleven original songs that she wrote, arranged, performed, and recorded at Bob Gentry’s New Masters Studio in Tyler. When performing live, her sets include music from Bright Side, as well as new compositions and adaptations of music ranging from Joni Mitchell to Michael Jackson.

If you know of any good sites that we can include here, email us at: bands@bluebirdradio.com

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