Birds of Wales
“I’ve always had a thing for birds. I grew up with a cockatoo,” recalls Morgan Ross, the young, charismatic Birds of Wales singer/songwriter, who is of Welsh descent. Originally a solo act from Vancouver, Morgan relocated to Toronto in the fall of 2005 and formed Birds of Wales. The band released a well-received EP and quickly garnered an impressive following in only a few months. “When a band has been playing Toronto for four months, but can already sell out a room, you know something really good is going on.” (Stephanie Purificati, Manager - Drake Hotel)
Birds of Wales returns to the UK this November, hot on the heels of their “creating-a-stir” first tour this past summer. “I can already sense the stirrings of a bidding war, and this first UK tour may be your only chance to catch them in a small intimate venue.” (South Wales Argus, August 11, 2006)
In the mere 12 weeks spent at home, they continue to rock n’ record the full-length follow-up to their EP of “radio friendly, mostly quiet songs & ballads… Life is radio ready.” (Exclaim! June 25, 2006) Birds of Wales is playing numerous shows across Canada, from Vancouver to Montreal, and will begin production on what promises to be a “history making” video. “The Birds have talent, but more than that, they have potential, and it’s hard not to be optimistic about their future.” (Torontoist, June 12, 2006)
“there’s something wonderfully appealing about the soft and comfortable place Birds is able to tuck you into.”
“Women love to look at lead singer, Morgan Ross”
National Post Canada
“Birds of Wales are true Indie Tunesmiths…”
The Guardian Newspaper
Chantelle Pike is a young singer/songwriter currently living in Oxford, where her pure, gutsy and distinctive voice is well known on the local scene, as is her mop of red hair. She grew up on a farm in Wiltshire where she frequently sang to the cows.
Chantelle sings profoundly autobiographical songs whose wrenching honesty and humour are accompanied by her guitar, and various other instruments depending on her mood.
She moved to Oxford in 2001, swapping the farm for a barge with her long term song writing partner, Timm Green. Having built up a new band Chantelle will soon be recording her long awaited EP with Mark Gardener, formerly of Ride, producing the project.
24 year old singer/songwriter from Oxford, UK. Ex Theremin (Shifty disco Records) frontman, released his first solo Ep in May 2004 on Beard Museum Records. 'Umbrella songs' recieved lovely reviews the world over and caught the attention of Nic Harcourt, presenter of cult Los Angeles radio show 'Morning becomes eclectic' on KCRW. A new 5 track ep - 'Pilotlights' - will be released in Febuary 2007 on Big Scary Monsters Recordings, feauturing tracks produced by Guy Sigsworth (Frou frou, bjork, Madonna) and David Kosten (Faultline, Bats for lashes, Ben Christophers).
This year Richard has toured with Gemma Hayes and Dave Matthews and the track 'All at sea' recently featured on the hit US tv show 'CSI:MIAMI'
Richard is part of Monoband, the side project of Cranberries guitarist Noel Hogan, who released their debut Lp in May 2005 in Ireland to critical acclaim. A new ep - 'Black hair', produced by Bernard Butler - will be released in the new year.
and a Oxford dabut performance from up and coming singer/songwriter Pixie Muffin
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