Emilíana Torrini


Emilíana Torrini, 37, is an Icelandic singer, best known for her 2009 single “Jungle Drum” (14,000,000+ Youtube views) and for performing “Gollum’s Song” for Peter Jackson’s film The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.  Torrini grew up in Kópavogur, where, at the age of seven, she joined a choir as a soprano, until she went to opera school at the age of 15. Her father is Italian and her mother is Icelandic.

Find this tune on her September, 2013 Album titled Tookah. Find her website @ emilianatorrini.com.


Abandon Window


Jonathan Julian “Jon” Hopkins, 35, is a London-based producer and musician who writes and performs his own melodic electronica and dance music. After starting his career performing keyboard for Imogen Heap, he has produced or contributed to albums by Brian Eno, Coldplay, David Holmes, and others. Hopkins composed the soundtrack for the 2010 film Monsters, which was nominated for an Ivor Novello Award for Best Original Score. In 2011 Diamond Mine was nominated for a Mercury Prize, which is annually awarded for best album from the United Kingdom and Ireland.[7] Immunity was also nominated for the 2013 Mercury Prize.[8]

Find this song on Hopkins’ Album Immunity on iTunes here.


Alone in Kyoto


Air is a music duo from Versailles, France, consisting of Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel.

The Band’s Website: en.aircheology.com.

Find their album here.


Rhye


Rhye is an R&B musical duo based in Los Angeles, California. Its members are Canadian singer Milosh and Danish instrumentalist Robin Hannibal.  Milosh’s voice and the band’s instrumentation are likened to those of British-Nigerian singer Sade and to those of Michael Franks. Mike Milosh was born in Toronto, Canada and is an electronic musician and vocalist. He was a classically-trained cellist from age 3 and had become a jazz aficionado. He later moved to Berlin, Germany to pursue music as a vocalist and a producer. Robin Hannibal was a member of the Danish duo Quadron an indie pop, electronica, soul, jazz and rap formation.

If you liked this tune, check out “The Fallhere and “3 Dayshere .

Rhye’s debut album titled “Woman” was released in 2013 and can be found on iTunes here.


Friday Night: William Fitzsimmons


William Fitzsimmons (born 1978) “is an American singer-songwriter, based in Illinois, perhaps best known for his songs “Passion Play” and “Please Don’t Go”, which aired during ABC’s medical drama Grey’s Anatomy.  Fitzsimmons was born the youngest child of two blind parents.  He is said to have developed his multiple instrument abilities from his mother and father, both of whom were recreational musicians. He was taught the piano and trombone during elementary school, and began teaching himself guitar while in junior high school. He is also proficient at the banjo, melodica, ukulele, and mandolin.  William’s career in music came only after completing a Master’s Degree in counseling at Geneva College, and working as a mental health therapist. Fitzsimmons’ writing often includes reference to personal and family subject matter. His 2006 effort, Goodnight, is said to have been based largely on his parents’ divorce during his adolescence, and his 2008 work, The Sparrow And The Crow, was written entirely about and following his own divorce.”

Find iTunes link here.

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