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Selah Sue

RaggamuffinSelah Sue. Selah Sue.

Last.Fm Bio:
Selah Sue was born Sanne Putseys on 3rd May 1989 in Leuven, Belgium. She is a singer-songwriter, who combines multiple musical styles like folk, soul and reggae.

Selah started playing classic guitar when she was 15. When she was 17, she participated in an open mic night in ‘Het Depot’, a small venue in Leuven. Organiser of the event and successful Belgian singer Milow (born Jonathan Vandenbroeck) saw her perform and asked her to be his support act…

Her playlist consists of some covers (most notably The Zutons’ Valerie), but mainly of her own songs. Late 2008 saw the release of the Black Part Love EP with six of them. This EP can be listened to integrally at her official website, http://www.selahsue.be. Thanks to multiple media and support appearances for the likes of Jamie Lidell, Novastar, Simply Red and Prince, Selah Sue is steadily gaining fame and respect.

On occasions she features as a vocalist for dubstep formation Addicted Kru Sound in local venues.

She’s recently been named by the Rolling Stone magazine as one of the New Faces of 2012.

Bonus Song: This World.

Artist Pages: Official Website
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Posted by on July 13, 2012 in Daily Song

 

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Priscilla Ahn

Song: Dream
Album: A Good Day
Genre: folk, singer-songwriter, acoustic
Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/priscillaahn
Last.Fm: http://www.last.fm/music/Priscilla+Ahn

Priscilla Ahn (born Priscilla Natalie Hartranft in Fort Stewart, Georgia, USA in 1984) is an American singer-songwriter. To date, her albums include A Good Day (2008) and When You Grow Up (2011).

Now Los Angeles-based, Ahn joined the Fall 2008 Hotel Café Tour, and subsequently toured with Meiko, Erin McCarley, Laura Jansen, and Ingrid Michaelson. In live performance she plays acoustic guitar, harmonica, and kazoo. Although atypical instruments, her talented use of the harmonica and kazoo add a beautiful quality to her songs She – like many other performers – will occasionally use a loop pedal to record and play background vocals in real time. Even being the only artist on stage, Ahn is able to bring a richly layered and complex sound to her shows.

Before the Hotel Café Tour Ahn toured with artist such as Joshua Radin, Meiko, and Cary Brothers. Her music has also been featured on The Tonight Show, Grey’s Anatomy, Knight Rider, Men in Trees, The Late Late Show, and the movie Disturbia. – Excerpt from Last.Fm

 
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Posted by on February 3, 2012 in Daily Song

 

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Joshua Radin

Song: Only You
Album: We Were Here
Genre: acoustic, singer-songwriter, indie, folk
Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/JoshuaRadin
Last.Fm: http://www.last.fm/music/JoshuaRadin

Joshua Radin is an acoustic singer/songwriter from Cleveland, Ohio. When close friend and actor/film-maker Zach Braff heard a demo of Radin’s song “Winter,” he was immediately interested, and got the song onto the show Scrubs in the episode “My Screw Up.” The song received an overwhelmingly positive response and gave Radin substantial exposure with the show’s demographic. The songs “Today”, “Closer”, “Don’t Look Away” and “These Photographs” were also used on the show.

Since, Joshua’s songs have been further featured on the FOX Television drama North Shore, Bones and the ABC medical drama Grey’s Anatomy. His song “Star Mile” is on The Last Kiss movie soundtrack. Most recently his song “What If You” was featured on the Catch and Release soundtrack. He also has a couple tracks on the Adam soundtrack, including “When I Find You.”

The album “We Were Here” was released in 2006, containing many of the songs featured on the various television shows. The album is made up of heavily acoustic indie Folk/Pop, and is especially reminiscent of Simon & Garfunkel, Elliott Smith, Jode Gannon, Damien Rice and Iron & Wine. – Excerpt from Last.Fm

 
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Posted by on January 31, 2012 in Daily Song

 

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Sophie Hunger

Song: Shape
Album: Monday’s Ghost
Genre: singer-songwriter, folk, female vocalist, pop
Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/sophiehungerofficial/music
Last.Fm: http://www.last.fm/music/SophieHunger

Sophie Hunger (born Emilie Jeanne-Sophie Welti, March 31, 1983 in Bern) is a multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter based in Zürich, Switzerland. Her independently released second album Monday’s Ghost (2008) stayed at the top of the Swiss charts for several weeks and caught the attention of critics abroad. The Guardian described her as “Laura Marling, Beth Orton and Björk in one folk-rocking package”.

Hunger began her recording career as a member of the band Fisher, where she billed herself as Emilie Welti. The band released one album, Fisher (2005), before she embarked on a solo career as a singer/songwriter, changing her performance name to Sophie Hunger.– Excerpt from Last.Fm

 
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Posted by on January 27, 2012 in Daily Song

 

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Peter Bradley Adams

Song: Between Us
Album: Between Us
Genre: singer-songwriter, folk, indie, acoustic pop, alt-country
Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/peterbradleyadamsofficial/music
Last.Fm: http://www.last.fm/music/Peter+Bradley+Adams

Peter Bradley Adams is a American folk-pop singer-songwriter from Birmingham, Alabama. Before embarking on his solo career in 2005, Adams was a founding member of the critically-acclaimed folk/pop duo Eastmountainsouth (formed in 2001 with Kat Maslich-Bode). Since eastmountainsouth split in 2004, Adams has garnered critical acclaim as a solo artist: In May 2009, “Leavetaking” earned IAP’s “Best CD’s of 2008” Award for Best Singer-Songwriter-Male. Adams released his third solo album titled “Traces” with Sarathan Records on October 20, 2009. His 2011 CD “Between Us” was released on Mishara Music. – Excerpt from Last.Fm

 
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Posted by on January 26, 2012 in Daily Song

 

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James Vincent McMorrow

Song: If I Had A Boat
Album: Early in the Morning
Genre: folk, singer-songwriter, indie, indie folk
Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/jamesvmcmorrow
Last.Fm: http://www.last.fm/music/James+Vincent+McMorrow

A songwriter from Dublin, McMorrow’s vocal talent and songwriting has resulted in invites from some of the worlds’ most influential artists to play alongside them including the legendary Al Green, Tracy Chapman, Bon Iver, Mark Ronson, and Iron and Wine.

His debut album ‘Early In The Morning’ is out now. It was entirely self-recorded by McMorrow over a five month period in a cottage by the sea, with McMorrow playing each instrument. It was released to acclaim in Ireland and the UK in March of 2010, and worldwide in January, 2011.– Excerpt from Last.Fm

 
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Posted by on January 25, 2012 in Daily Song

 

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Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

Song: Home
Album: Up From Below
Genre: Folk, Indie, Indie Pop, Alt-Country
Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/edwardsharpe
Last.Fm: Last.Fm Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros Page

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros is an American indie-folk ensemble band led by Alex Ebert, vocalist of the power-pop group Ima Robot. The band’s first full-length recording, Up from Below, was released July 7, 2009 digitally and July 14, 2009 physically on Vagrant Records. Its first show as a full band was played July 18, 2007 at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, California.

After breaking up with his girlfriend, moving out of his house, and joining a 12-step program for addiction, Ebert began work on a story about a messianic figure named Edward Sharpe. According to Ebert, Sharpe “was sent down to Earth to kinda heal and save mankind … but he kept getting distracted by girls and falling in love.” Ebert later met singer Jade Castrinos in Los Angeles. In the summer of 2009, as Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Ebert and Castrinos toured the country with a group of fellow musicians in a big white school bus.

Its song “Home” was voted number 15 on the Australian Triple J Hottest 100’s 2009 countdown, the largest music poll in the world.– Excerpt from Last.Fm

 
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Posted by on January 22, 2012 in Daily Song

 

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