Kathi's Musician Recommendations

Amos, Tori

Amos, Tori

Singer, songwriter, and pianist who released her first album in 1992. She has released a total of eight studio albums plus one greatest hits compilation.

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Apple, Fiona

Apple, Fiona

Young songwriter Fiona Apple has a gift for words. She released her first album, Tidal, and followed it with When the Pawn... The studio so far has put off releasing her third album.

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Beatles, The

Beatles, The

Groundbreaking band from Liverpool, England. Consisting of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.

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Belle and Sebastian

Belle and Sebastian

A large and somewhat adorable Scottish band, Belle and Sebastian produces melodic, folksy, and upbeat music with a wide range of intruments, heavily influenced by 1960's pop.

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Franz Ferdinand

Franz Ferdinand

A Scottish band comprising Alex, Nick, Paul and Bob, most well-known for their single Take Me Out, Franz Ferdinand have taken the UK and much of the world by storm with their first album, winning the prestigious Mercury Music Prize in 2004.

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Manic Street Preachers

Manic Street Preachers

Situationist Welsh glam punk hard rock band which formed in the late 80s and released their first album in 1992. They lost a member when Richey Edwards disappeared in 1995 but continued releasing music without him. Their seventh album came out in 2004.

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Martin, Charlotte

Martin, Charlotte

Charlotte Martin released her In Parentheses EP in 2003 to a loyal fanbase she'd garnered through extensive tours of the Los Angeles music circut over the years. Her full album release, On Your Shore, shows a wide range of emotions that one can't help but relate with.

"I've been a fan of Charlottes since I first heard "One Girl Army" years ago. Despite her being compared to Tori Amos and PJ Harvey, I firmly believe Charlotte has her own wonderful sound and that she'll be around for a long time. I can't wait to see her live!"

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McLachlan, Sarah

McLachlan, Sarah

Canadian singer/songrwiter who released her first album in 1989. Since then she has released six albums, two live CDs and two remix collections.

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Metric

Metric

Metric is catchy, new wave-influenced indie dance pop with a fresh sound and creative, often political lyrics.

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Mraz, Jason

Mraz, Jason

Jason Mraz has been going strong since releasing his first album and recently released his second.

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Muse

Muse

Muse are an English trio hailing from the sleepy town of Teignmouth in Devon. The band consists of Matthew Bellamy (lead vocalist, lead guitarist, and pianist), Chris Wolstenholme (bass guitarist) and Dominic Howard (drummer).

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Radiohead

Radiohead

Oxford-based quintet that released their first album in 1993 and rose to fame on the success of the single "Creep." They seemed destined to be a one hit wonder, but in 1997, they released OK Computer, which is considered by many to be one of the greatest albums of all time. They are now thought of as one of the most innovative current rock bands.

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Save Ferris

Save Ferris

Hailing from Orange County, California this ska band released two albums before splitting up in 2002.

"I miss Save Ferris. Their music is wonderful and always makes me smile. "

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U2

U2

Formed in 1976 in Dublin, Ireland, U2 is still going strong with the same lineup they've had since releasing their first album, Boy, in 1980. They are currently The Biggest Band in the World (TM).

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Wainwright, Rufus

Wainwright, Rufus

Singer, songwriter, and talented pianist Rufus Wainwright sings in a smooth, hypnotic voice over complex and often theatrical compositions.

"Rufus's cover of The Origin of Love from Hedwig and the Angry Inch is one of my favorite covers. He roxors!"

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Weezer

Weezer

Weezer is an American alternative rock band. Formed on February 14, 1992, they have released five full length albums, an EP, a DVD, and a two-disc set, deluxe remastered edition of their debut album with the addition of b-sides and imports. Their latest album, entitled Make Believe, was released on May 10, 2005.

"Any musician that does a music video with the muppets roxors beyond belief."

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White Stripes, The

White Stripes, The

Jack and Meg White are not actually brother and sister. They are, however, a blues-rock duo which has released five albums since 1999. Meg plays drums, Jack plays guitar and sings.

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