Elena Jane Goulding, known professionally as Ellie
Goulding, is an English singer-songwriter. In 2010 she
became the second artist to both top the BBC's annual
Sound of... poll and win the Critics' Choice Award at
the BRIT Awards in the same year, following Adele's win of
both in 2008. After signing to Polydor Records in 2009, she
released her first EP in 2009, An Introduction to Ellie
Goulding, followed by her debut studio album Lights
in 2010. Her album debuted at number one on the UK Albums
Chart and has sold over 620,000 copies in the UK.
"Talk to Me" Video Released
has a much anticipated LP being released, with this video
for the title track. Parsons works hard at her songwriting
and performance craft and is something of a darling among
record industry pros, particularly at Epic, where a
songwriting contest winner got her a production deal.
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the nom de plume of Canadian singer-songwriter
Valerie Anne Poxleitner, was a 2009 Juno Best New
Artist award winner. Credited as the discovery of Canadian
cultural affairs radio personality/agent-manager Jian
Ghomeshi, Lights landed a songwriter deal with Sony/ATV
Music Publishing in 2006, writing tunes for television shows
and other artists. She began having chart success in Canada
in 2008 with the single "Drive My Soul", which reached #18
in the Canadian Hot 100, and landed an Old Navy spot with
her song "The Last Thing on Your Mind".
In 2009, Lights began releasing videos of her songs on
MySpace, and her play totals went through the roof as they
migrated over to YouTube. Her video for "Ice" has 7-million
plus views, her video for "Second Go" another 5 million
plus, and the video below has racked up 1.3 million views in
only 6 months.
Lights has toured with Keane and Jeremy Fisher and
performed on the Warped and Lilith Fair tours, and at the
Utopia Music Festival. Lights' second studio album,
Siberia, was released online to US and Canadian iTunes
stores. She is young pro that everyone agrees is worth keep
an eye on.
& The Gramblers
It is easy to
look at Nicki Bluhm and see something that has worked previously
for stars including Linda Ronstadt and Leslie Feist. And as a
singer, Nicki has a pitch perfect, chrystal clear sound to go
with considerable charm.
Nicki Bluhm is the wife of The Mother Hips'
Tim Bluhm, who is responsible for steering her
from an amateur singing enthusiast to a professional on the
brink of big-time attention, all of which came pretty quickly.
Her 2008 debut album, Toby's Song, gained critical
attention. In 2011, Nicki Bluhm & The Gamblers - by this
time she had a band consisting of guitarist Deren Ney,
bass player Steve Adams,
Mulligan, and drummer Mike
Curry - released Driftwood. That sophomore effort has
helped establish her as a musical presence, and she has been
welcomed to share stages with established stars Chris Robinson,
Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Steve
Kimock, Jackie Greene, Pegi Young, and Josh Ritter.