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Contemporary musicians. Volume 69 : profiles of the people in music

Author: Tracie Ratiner
Publisher: Detroit, Mich. : Gale, ©2011.
Series: Gale virtual reference library
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides biographical information on important figures in today's musical arena, covering artists working in all genres of modern music, including rock, jazz, pop, rap, rhythm and blues, folk, New Age, country, gospel and reggae.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tracie Ratiner
ISBN: 9781414457062 1414457065
OCLC Number: 688908329
Notes: "ISSN 1044-2197."
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 353 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Ambulance LTD, shoegaze indie rock group --
Antony and the Johnsons, heartfelt singer with ethereal vocals --
David Archuleta, American Idol runner-up --
Avett Brothers, rootsy rockers with a punk edge --
Backstreet Boys, internationally popular boy band --
Bell Biv Devoe, R & B trio that mixes hip-hip and soul --
Bjork, Icelandic singer/songwriter with a world sound --
The Black Ghosts, electronic dance music duo --
The Blow, performing artist and electronic rock singer --
Bonobo, pioneering musician and producer of electronica --
Boys Like Girls, four-piece pop-punk group --
Cat Power, soulful independent rocker --
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, unsigned indie rock group --
David Cook, innovative American Idol rocker --
Dave Matthews Band, immensely popular jazz/pop band, Danielle de Niese, rising young opera star --
The Dramatics, funky soul singers and entertainers --
Dropkick Murphys, Celtic-influenced American punk band --
The 88, infectious power-pop quartet --
Emerson Drive, country music group with Canadian roots --
A Fine Frenzy, contemporary musician influenced by literature --
Flight of the Conchords, quirky folk duo from New Zealand --
Flyleaf, heavy metal Christian Goth band --
The Fratellis, short-lived pub rock band --
Get Set Go, energetic power-pop group --
Ghostface Killah, original Wu-Tang member turned solo rap artist. Gomez, Brit-pop band with roots in American music --
David Guetta, French DJ and successful music producer --
Incubus, heavy metal rock band with an eclectic style --
Jamiroquai, electric jazz-influenced British band --
Janine Jensen, Dutch violinist embracing digital music --
Casey Kasem, American Top 40 radio show icon --
Alicia Keys, hip-hop singer with classical piano training --
Lady Gaga, modern glam pop-rocker --
Marcy Playground, charismatic grunge rock group --
Ricky Martin, energetic Latin pop singer --
Kylie Minogue, night club pop diva --
Mandy Moore, pop singer from Broadway background --
Alexi Murdoch, alternative rock singer with broad appeal --
Kate Nash, singer/songwriter with retro-London sound, Matt Nathanson, alternative rock singer and showman --
Paolo Nutini, wide-ranging pop singer --
Old Crow Medecine Show, vintage acoustic folk band --
Onerepublic, former music producer leads pop band --
Landon Pigg, self-taught pop musician --
Pinback, postmodern indie rock group --
Pitbull, reggaeton rap artist --
Placebo, British rock trio --
Play, fashionable Swedish pop group --
P.O.D, hard-rock Christian band --
Pomegranates, indie rock quartet --
Jerry Reed, influential country singer --
Robyn, electronic dance and pop singer --
Rogue Wave, San Francisco-based pop group --
Runaways, edgy all-girl rock band --
Seether, South African heavy metal band --
The Servant, rock group with funk and soul influences. She and Him, pop duo with classic rock style --
Spoon, indie rock group --
Stars, synthesized indie band --
Sugababes, all-female pop singing group --
Tally Hall, Detroit indie rockers --
Sebastien Tellier, progressive French singer/songwriter, 30 Odd Foot of Grunts, Australian rock band --
Viva Voce, married pop rock duo --
Rufus Wainwright, classical jazz and broadway-styled singer --
We Are Scientists, internationally popular indie rock group --
White Stripes, bluesy rock duo --
Wilco, pop band with country and punk roots --
Yungchen Lhamo, Tibetan traditional spiritual singer.
Series Title: Gale virtual reference library
Responsibility: Tracie Ratiner, project editor.

Abstract:

Provides biographical information on important figures in today's musical arena, covering artists working in all genres of modern music, including rock, jazz, pop, rap, rhythm and blues, folk, New Age, country, gospel and reggae.

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