Category Archive: Entertainers

JEN WOOD

Jen Wood Birth name Jennifer Wood Born 1976 Seattle, Washington, US Genres Alternative rock Indie rock Occupation(s) Musician Instruments Vocals, guitar Jennifer “Jen” Wood (born c. 1976) is an American indie rock musician based in Seattle, Washington. A solo artist since 1996, she was previously a member of alternative rock band Tattle Tale. In 1992, …

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NAOKO YAMANO

Naoko Yamano Native name 山野直子 Born December 18, 1960 Osaka Prefecture, Japan Occupation Musician Naoko Yamano (Yamano Naoko, born December 18, 1960) is a musician and founder of the Japanese rock trio all-female band Shonen Knife. Biography Naoko formed Shonen Knife in December 1981 in Osaka, Japan with her sister Atsuko Yamano and her friend …

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TANITAA TIKARAM

Tanita Tikaram Born 12 August 1969 Münster, West Germany Genres Pop, folk Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter Instruments Guitar, piano, bass guitar Tanita Tikaram (born 12 August 1969) is a British pop/folk singer-songwriter. She achieved chart success with the singles “Twist in My Sobriety” and “Good Tradition” from her 1988 debut album, Ancient Heart. She is known for …

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MARIA TAYLOR

Maria Taylor Born May 21, 1976 Birmingham, Alabama, U.S. Genres Indie rock, folk rock Instruments Vocals, Piano, Guitar, drums Maria Diane Taylor (born May 21, 1976) is an American singer/songwriter from Birmingham, Alabama. She is also a member of the duo Azure Ray with Orenda Fink, also signed with Saddle Creek Records and has played …

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THE SMASHING PUMPKINS (band)

  The Smashing Pumpkins The Smashing Pumpkins (or Smashing Pumpkins) are an American alternative rock band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 1988. Formed by frontman Billy Corgan (lead vocals, guitar) and James Iha (guitar), the band included D’arcy Wretzky (bass guitar) and Jimmy Chamberlin (drums) in its original incarnation. It has undergone many line-up changes …

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MICHAEL WILTON

Michael Wilton Also known as Whip Born February 23, 1962 San Francisco, California, United States Genres Progressive metal Instruments Guitar, bass guitar Michael F. Wilton (born February 23, 1962) also known as The Whip, for how fast his fingers “whip” around the guitar fretboard, is an American lead guitarist and formerly rhythm guitarist for the …

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BOBBY MARR

Johnny Marr Birth name John Martin Maher Born 31 October 1963 Ardwick, Manchester, England Genres Alternative rock indie pop indie rock Occupation(s) Musician songwriter singer Instruments Guitar vocals keyboards piano mandolin autoharp harmonica harmonium Johnny Marr (born John Martin Maher; 31 October 1963) is an English musician, songwriter and singer, best known as the guitarist …

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SHANNON WRIGHT

Shannon Wright Born Florida, United States Genres Indie rock, experimental, rock, punk, noise rock, chamber music, piano Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, musician Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano Shannon Wright is an American singer-songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia. Wright, known for her raw live performances and “do-it-yourself punk aesthetic”. Wright was part of a thriving 1990s rock scene in Jacksonville, …

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MARY WEISS

Mary Weiss Born December 28, 1948 Jamaica, Queens, New York, United States Genres Pop Occupation(s) Singer Instruments Vocals Mary Weiss (born December 28, 1948) is an American pop music vocalist, best known as the lead singer of The Shangri-Las in the 1960s. She then vanished from the music scene for decades, returning in 2007 to …

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ANA MATRONIC

Ana Matronic Birth name Ana Lynch Born August 14, 1974 Portland, Oregon, US Genres Glam Rock, Alternative, Pop Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, Radio Presenter Instruments Vocals, synthesizer, percussion Ana Lynch (born August 14, 1974), known by her stage name Ana Matronic, is an American singer, best known as the female co-lead vocalist for Scissor Sisters. She joined …

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