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Fran Gray
Music - Pop, Rock, Alternative
Fran’s music has travelled the genre highway. With roots extending deep into pop, rock, folk and bluegrass, her songs and writing embrace a kaleidoscope of sounds connected through her bittersweet tales of life, love and spirit. From her multi-hued musical pallet, Fran paints across a canvas of alternative pop creating various shades of dark and light. 
Fran Gray - Singular Intent Fran's web site
Torn 

email: fgray@teleport.com

Rosie Wilby
Music - Pop, Rock, Folk, Alternative, Country Rock, Acoustic
Rosie Wilby grew up in Ormskirk, Lancashire. A quiet Northern English market town, it wasn’t the most exciting place to be a teenager. So she occupied herself by forming bands with other local kids, and organising gigs in the street. Her parents both played piano, yet Rosie longed for an instrument she could own and play in the privacy of her bedroom. She soon fell in love with the guitar, and experimented with writing songs after learning those of then heroines Tracy Chapman and Kate Bush. Through school and university Rosie rebelled against the pressures to conform to a middle class ideal. She says “I felt trapped in an existence I desperately wanted to reject”. Songs that she wrote at this time expressed disillusionment with the insincerity and dishonesty she felt was all around her. Later, her lyrics would take a more hopeful turn – sensing that there was a possibility of escape.  “At that time, freedom was represented by London” she recalls. As soon as she had scraped through her degree, she made her way to the capital city. "I took a place on a film and TV course, but my true passion was still music” she says. Spending hours in record shops standing at listening posts, she discovered Tom Waits, Al Green and Portishead – all artists who had some real emotion to express. And she started to write more songs of her own. “I wasn’t confident of my own voice then”, says Rosie looking back, “and then I found my lifeline! - a women’s voice workshop held on Saturdays at the Drill Hall was my refuge”. Singing in an a cappella group, she found inspiration that was to become an integral part of her own music – vocal harmony. Under the name ‘Wilby’, her music has evolved through working with a whole string of talented musicians. Expressive, romantic and lyrical, her style has been honed over months of playing live around the UK.  Yet, one thing has remained constant – Rosie Wilby and her songs.  With a new focus on these essential elements Wilby launches herself as a solo artist. 
Rosie Wilby - Precious Hours Rosie's web site
Dreams 

email: wilby@wilbymusic.freeserve.co.uk

Angela Sterling Forest
Music - Pop, Folk, Alternative and a touch of Celtic
Angela has written and performed her original music since 1975. Initially a solo folk guitarist, she participated in benefit concerts throughout Europe and the U.S. supporting the grassroot non-violent anti-nuclear movement. From 1983-1990 she was the lead singer for the pop rock band The Mix. Venues ranged from coffeehouses to concert halls. The Mix released the album Mixistential on Shell Song Records in 1989.   Angela extended her range of performance to theatrical stage during the mid 90's and also sang with the oldies girl group band The Creamettes from 1994 -1996. In 1995 Angela invited an eclectic group of musicians to create the instrumentation that best represented the powerful emotion found in the body of her music.  Her debut release, Marble Feather (2000), is the culmination of the groups dedicated effort.  The lyrics of her songs offer an inspirational spark of optimism, while her rich and enchanting vocals carry the torch. Her lyrics can touch a mystical chord in every romantic's heart or spark fresh emphasis on environmental concerns that are at the root of her passion.  The music of the Marble Feather CD is being used to score a documentary now under production by Florida Public Television. The hour-long broadcast documentary, "Wekiva: Legacy or Loss?" will premier in Florida in Fall 2000 and then be released nationally. BBG Productions, the filmmakers, felt Angela's sound was particularly suited to the natural sensibilities they wanted to capture from the spring-fed, sub-tropical oasis that is Florida's Wekiva River. Angela's music is in a genre' of it's own. Her evocative lyrics are interwoven within the rich tapestry of guitar, bass, classical cello and world beat percussion.  Lyrical themes range from hopeful reminders of our responsibility to ethically care for the natural environment, to the bittersweet secrets of the psyche's interior landscape and the timeless worlds of magical fantasy.  Fluid instrumentals revolve around layers of vocal harmonies that create a dreamy sense of introspection, while encouraging a celebration of the human spirit. 
Angela Sterling Forest - Marble Feather Angela's web site
Wekiva 

email: management@marblefeather.com

Half Looking
Music - Pop, Rock, Folk
What do you get when you mix saucy lyrics with edgy, driving melodies? Half Looking—a recipe for an unforgettable fusion of folk, rock, punk and blues. With a sound many compare to the Indigo Girls, The Murmurs, The Cranberries and R.E.M., their stage performance is dynamic and rock solid. This all-women cooperative started two years ago as duo Hez Naylor and Lisa Corbett hit the coffeehouse scene with folk tunes. Soon after, guitarist Holly Miller joined, giving the group some true rock grit. Drummer Murray Stewart-Jones gave Half Looking the necessary punch to start out on the club circuit, and they've been rocking the state of Michigan ever since. Since their debut record "Tip of My Tongue" was released in December of 1999, Half Looking has picked up international distribution from Goldenrod, sold over 500 copies on their own label Jupiter Return Records, and was voted "Best New Local Band of 1999" by the Lansing State Journal. They've shared the stage acts like Ubaka Hill and Melissa Ferrick, headlined events like the East Lansing Art Festival, and rocked benefits for groups like Amnesty International and Council Against Domestic Assault. With a dedicated fan base and college radio support, Half Looking is ready to hit the road for a regional tour. And they're not slowing down anytime soon.
Half Looking - Tip Of My Tongue Half Looking's web site
Anywhere 

email: halflooking@hotmail.com

The 2 Iguanas From Earth
Music - Pop, Rock
Female pop/rock band from Detroit MI, now based in Nashville TN. Renae Bernard singer/songwriter with a 3 octave vocal range, fashion/model good looks, blonde, 5'12 and ready to rock! Nancy Douglas is the "Mechanic" with her arsenal of guitars and screaming guitar leads, she creates all the catchy hooks and melody lines to Renae's songs.  Winners of Detroit Music Award for "Talent Deserving Wider Recognition".  The girls have opened for such acts as Spirit featuring the late Randy California, Eddie Money, The Eagles "Hell Freezes Over Tour" when they came to Nashville. The 2 Iguanas from Earth have just released their new CD which is available through their web site.
The 2 Iguanas From Earth
The 2 Iguanas' web site
Dreamland 

email: IGUANA512@aol.com

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