Category: Artist Spotlights

Featured artists on Collected Sounds

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…

Spotlight on: Priscilla Hernandez

Priscilla Hernandez Ethereal gothic singer-songwriter, composer and fantasy illustrator born in the Canary Islands and now living in Barcelona (Spain). A world of fantasy: dark fairy tales, romantic ghost stories, and “other creatures” that dwell in the boundaries between dream…

Spotlight on: Halie Loren

Halie Loren When Halie Loren was 4 years old, her parents heard her singing along to her sister’s walkman from the other room and looked at each other in total amazement. Was that incredible voice coming out of their ‘little’…

Spotlight on Olga Salamanca

Olga Salamanca grew up all over the Midwest as her family moved from state to state. She remembers happy memories in the black hills of South Dakota as well as the very flat plains of North Dakota. She also remembers…

Spotlight on Rebakah Jordan

Rebekah Jordan’s “the trouble with fiction” is music for wallflowers and dreamers with a.d.d, a gentle mix of genres held together by velvety vocals and a unique point of view, and not what people tend to expect from a girl…

Spotlight on Charlotte Martin

For Charlotte Martin, the most important thing is making a connection. “Every single part of me is a piece of somebody else,” says the piano-playing chanteuse. From connecting her life’s tales with her powerful lyrics, to her fans that see…

Spotlight on Patria Jacobs

With a flamboyant twang achieved through a blend of uncalculated southern eavesdropping and California coastal wallowing, Patria Jacobs’ songs are built around piano, guitar, bass and drum. They are songs are an eclectic collection of pop, dirgy ballads and country…

Spotlight on: Nerina Pallot

Nerina Pallot Nerina Pallot is based in England (London, I believe) But for a time she lived in India as a child. Her fascination with music started pretty early. She’s also been somewhat of an instrument hoarder. She bought herself…