Michael Gordon Oldfield (born 15 May 1953) is an English multi-instrumentalist and composer. His work blends progressive rock with world, folk, classical, electronic, ambient, and new-age music. His biggest commercial success is the 1973 album Tubular Bells – which launched Virgin Records and became a hit in America after its opening was used as the theme for the horror film The Exorcist. He recorded the 1983 hit single “Moonlight Shadow” and a rendition of the Christmas piece “In Dulci Jubilo”.
Toyah was an English new wave band fronted by Toyah Willcox between 1977 and 1983. The only other consistent band member throughout this period was Joel Bogen, Willcox’s principal co-writer and guitarist.
BOBBY LEWIS is chiefly remembered for his raucous, multi-million selling ‘Tossin’ And Turnin”, the biggest crossover R&B/Pop hit of 1961.
However, he’d been a popular, well-established New York-based R&B singer throughout the 1950s, and was already in his mid-30s when he cut his career-defining hit. This is the first compilation to anthologise Bobby Lewis’s recording career, featuring many of his 1950s releases, including both versions of his controversial early 50s hit, ‘Mumbles Blues’.
This is the first U.K. compilation of Larry Hall’s complete catalogue of work released between 1959 and 1962. ‘Sandy’ remains his one American hit, making number 15 in 1959 and was released in the U.K. on Parlophone. His second U.K. release is also included, one that was released on the short-lived Salvo label.
The Overtures are the UK’s finest Sixties tribute act. Formed in 1989, they are firm favourites on the private party and corporate event circuit, performing for the likes of Sir Paul McCartney at his after-show party in December 2009 at Matter nightclub at The O2 Arena, Elvis Costello and Diane Krall, Chris Difford of Squeeze, Kenney Jones (ex of The Who and The Small Faces), the annual Liverpool Beatles Convention, the Cavern Club and many, many others too confidential to mention.
Kenny Vance and the Planotones is an American musical group led by Kenny Vance, formerly of Jay and the Americans.
This compilation presents South’s first dozen 45s, recorded between 1958- 62 for a variety of Georgia-based labels, plus a studio outtake and three of his early songwriting/production successes with other artists. Features his earliest hits, ‘The Purple People Eater Meets The Witch Doctor’ and our title track, ‘You’re The Reason’, alongside regional hits/collectors’ rarities like ‘I’m Snowed’, ‘What A Night’, ‘Play It Cool’ and ‘Masquerade’.
The Fantasy Orchestra is a community project led by This Is The Kit’s Jesse D Vernon, featuring guest vocals by Kate Stables (also TITK). Based in Bristol and also in Paris. The Orchestra (motto: ‘more is more’) brings together 40+ musicians, professional and amateur, to create a kaleidoscopic symphonic brigade. Live shows can include more than 80 performers.They began life as an Ennio Morricone covers band and have since developed full sets of David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, Jimi Hendrix, and most recently, Radiohead.