Category: Artist Spotlights

Featured artists on Collected Sounds

Nerina Pallot revisited

  I plan to highlight one artist per week that I have discovered over the years. Today’s pick is Nerina Pallot. She’s received a little more notice lately because she reworked the song “Love Will Tear Us Apart” and it…

Meet Little Comets

Little Comets’ new single Isles is out October 18, 2010. Since leaving their former record label, Columbia, and signing with Dirty Hit Ltd, Little Comets have been busy touring with artists such as Delphic and The Noisettes. They’ve been gaining…

Meet Phoenix Hart

Phoenix Hart’s debut album Save Love will be released this October 26th. The 12 track album was produced by Grammy nominee Chris Bell who has worked with artists as diverse and well-known as U2, Destiny’s Child and The Eagles. Save…

Artist Discovery: Soko

This weekend a friend of mine asked me about an artist (as in, do you know her?) and it was one I’d not yet heard of. Her name is Soko and she’s French. I guess someone called her the ‘French…

Cayamo Spotlight: Melissa McClelland

Album Name: Stranded In Suburbia Artist: Melissa McClelland Year/Label: 2004 / The Orange Record Label [Buy at Amazon] Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds This post is serving as both a Spotlight, and an Album review. I first…

Spotlight on Andrea Florian

After a 4 year hiatus from the music industry, Andrea Florian has put together a sample of 3 new songs. Revisiting her first love, the piano, Andrea’s new works and lyrics reflect some of the introspection of her first recordings,…

Spotlight on: Tiffany Apan

Tiffany Apan From the time she was barely walking, Tiffany Apan has been drawn to music. Early on the Wilkes-Barre, PA native was influenced by film musicals such as The King and I, The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady,…

Spotlight on: Emilíana Torrini

Emilíana Torrini Emilíana Torrini Davíðsdóttir was born May 16, 1977 in Iceland to an Icelandic mother and Italian father. She grew up in Kopavogur working at her father’s restaurant as a waitress and joined opera school at the age of…

Spotlight on Taj Weekes

Taj was the artist spotlight for May 2005 From the errant radio signals wafting over the Caribbean basin came waves of divergent musical styles; from calypso to country and western, rock n roll to rhythm and blues– an eclectic confluence…

Spotlight on: Gregory Douglass

Gregory Douglass Douglass’ passionate amalgamation of contemporary folk, pop, and rock have been compared to Jeff Buckely, Tori Amos, Peter Gabriel, and Bjork, while he has been equally influenced by his love for underground female singer/songwriters. His intense, high energy…