Music from Portugal – The Gift

The Gift is a Portuguese band from Alcobaça, formed in 1994

The lovely song: “The Mother Of My Mother”

Music from the UK – All the Young

All the Young are a fantastic alternative band from Stoke-on-Trent in England.  They released their debut album Welcome Home in April and have released five singles.  This is the great song “Horizon”.  The band is currently touring in the UK so if you are there check out the tour schedule!

Music from the US – Toad the Wet Sprocket

Toad the Wet Sprocket is an alternative rock band that enjoyed chart success in the 90’s.  I always though they should have had more recognition for their great sound than they got.  The band is still together but their last studio album was in 1997.  This is their fantastic song “All I Want”, it was a single in 1992.


Music from the UK – Kasabian

Kasabian are an incredible rock band that formed in Leicester in 1997.  They have released four studio albums and won numerous awards including Best British Group in 2010.  This is their amazing song and video “Where did all the Love Go?


Music from Denmark – Mikkel Solnado

Mikkel Solnado, son of the portuguese actor and comedian Raul Solnado and the Danish Anne Louise, was born in 1975 in Copenhagen, Denmark, having lived in Portugal up to 19 years old. At this age he moved to Denmark and here, he began composing songs.

His lovely song: “Back to Life”

Music from Canada – David Vertesi

David Vertesi is also know for his work with indie group Hey Ocean!  His solo work is also fantastic, with a voice “like a rock” or to me something like Leonard Cohen, he is definitely worth listening to.  Here is a great song called “Mountainside”.