Music from Germany/ the US – Iggy & The German Kids

Iggy & The German Kids is a collaboration between Singer/Songwriter Ignacio Uriarte and production duo DTC Music Productions.
Iggy is a 25 year old singer-songwriter from New York City. At the age of ten he became a member of the Metropolitan children’s chorus, where he sang in over thirty different operas along with performing solo pieces in Tosca, Magic Flute and Billy Bud. When his voice changed at 14 he started writing pop-songs influenced by his love of the Beatles. A self taught guitarist, bassist and pianist, Iggy also took two years of classical voice training after leaving the MET. Throughout college he played and toured with a number of rock bands.

After struggling as a indie-solo artist he began sending demos back in forth with two friends (Hubertus Dahlem and Frederic Todenhöfer) from Germany whom he had met In college. The three sparked an immediate chemistry that resulted in a prolific output of songs, undeniably the best work of his young career.
Over the past year the three of them have been working on what is going to be Iggy’s debut album as a solo artist. The new sound, characterized by elements of Brit-pop, electronica and classic Rock, infuses methodic and anthemic arrangements with strong melodies and clever lyrics (Source: Facebook). Listen to their great song “So Hard”:

Music from the US – Steve Gorn

Steve Gorn (* in New York City) is an American jazz and world musician (soprano saxophone, flutes).
Gorn studied composition at the Pennsylvania State University. Under the influence of musicians such as Bismallah Khan, Ravi Shankar and Ali Akbar Khan, his interest in Eastern music was born. In 1969 he went to Benares, where he met the Sarangimaster Gopal Misra and then in Calcuttahe was  student of Bansurimaster  Gour Goswami

Music from Russia/the US – Regina Spector

Regina Spector is a russian american singer born in New York. Her music includes pop, indie and anti-folk elements. Here’s the song “Don’t leave me”:

Music from the US – Ms Mr

Ms Mr, spoken Miss Mister, is an US-american pop music duo from New York. They are known for their electropop and wave music, which they describe themselfs as Tumblr-Glitch-Pop. Here’s their first single “Hurricane” from 2012:

Music from the UK/Guayana – Ram John Holder

Ram John Holder (born 1934, Guyana) is a British actor. Holder began his performing career as a folk singer in New York. In 1962 he came to London and worked with Pearl Connor’s Negro Theatre Workshop initially as a musician, and later as an actor.

Holder is a talented musician, who has recorded a number of albums: Black London Blues (1969), Bootleg Blues (1971), You Simply Are… (1975) and Ram Blues & Soul. He has also released various singles and contributed to soundtracks for film and television, including three songs for the film adaptation of Take a Girl Like You.(wikipedia)

Music from the US – Curtis Eller

New York City’s angriest yodelling banjo player Curtis Eller talks about Hull and The Adelphi Club before his 2012 show. He also performs an exclusive version of the new track ‘Old Time Religion’.

Music from the US – Celldweller

Celldweller was a music project  founded 1999 in   New York City,  by the American Klayton (born Scott Albert), who writes not only the texts himself , and later sings, but almost plays  all instruments in the studio . Generally, you  can describe the style of Celldweller as synth rock, whereby elements of industrial rock, nu metal, dubstep, techno, trance, drum ‘n’ bass and breakbeat are present.

Here is his song “Seven Sisters”