17th May ~ Birthday wishes for today go to ~ Jordan Knight ~ Enya ~ Bill Paxton ~ Andrea Corr & Joshua Homme ~ from the team at ~ Colly Dolly Music & Movies ~ Mareeba!

J

Jordan Knight

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jordan Knight
Jordan Knight 2011.jpg

Knight in June 2011
Background information
Birth name Jordan Nathaniel Marcel Knight
Born May 17, 1970 (age 43)
Origin WorcesterMassachusetts,United States
Genres Dance-pop
Adult contemporary
Urban
Soft rock
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Pianovocals
Years active 1984–present
Labels Interscope Records
Associated acts New Kids on the Block,NKOTBSBDeborah Gibson
Website JordanKnight.com

Jordan Nathaniel Marcel Knight (born May 17, 1970) is an American singer-songwriter best known as the lead singer in the boy band New Kids on the Block (NKOTB), and as an actor, who rose to fame in the 1980s and 1990s. He is best known for his distinctive falsetto style of singing, influenced by The Stylistics. After New Kids On The Block disbanded, Jordan launched a solo career. Jordan’s first solo album, released in 1999, and his latest solo album, released in 2011, reached the Top 50 on the US Billboard 200. As of 2011, he released four Top 40 singles; the most well known being “Give It To You” in 1999. He has released three studio albums, oneremix album and one EP. Jordan had sold over 1.5 million records worldwide as a solo artist. On May 31, 2011, he released a new studio album, entitled “Unfinished

ImageImage

Enya

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For other uses, see Enya (disambiguation).
Enya
Enyasweet.jpg

Enya in 2001 at the premiere of Sweet November in New York
Background information
Birth name Eithne Ní Bhraonáin
Also known as Enya Brennan
Born 17 May 1961 (age 52)
GweedoreCounty Donegal,Ireland
Genres CelticworldNew Age[1]
Occupations Singer-songwriter,instrumentalistproducer
Instruments Vocalspianosynthesiser
Years active 1980–present
Labels Warner Bros.WEAGeffen,Reprise
Associated acts ClannadMoya BrennanBrídín Brennan
Website www.enya.com

Enya (born Eithne Ní BhraonáinIrish pronunciation: [ˈɛnʲə nʲiː ˈvˠɾˠiːn̪ˠaːnʲ]anglicised as Enya Brennan; 17 May 1961) is an Irish singer, instrumentalist, and songwriter who is one of Moya Brennan‘s younger sisters.

Enya began her musical career in 1980, when she briefly joined her family band Clannad before leaving to perform solo. She gained wider recognition for her music in the 1987 BBC series The Celts. Shortly afterwards, her 1988 album Watermark propelled her to further international fame and she became known for her distinctive sound, characterised by voice-layering, folk melodies, synthesised backdrops and ethereal reverberations.[2] She has performed in 10 languages.[3]

Enya continued to enjoy steady success during the 1990s and 2000s; her 2000 album A Day Without Rain sold 15 million copies,[4] and became the top selling new age album of the 2000s in the US, according to Nielsen SoundScan.[5] She received the world’s best-selling female award at the World Music Awards in 2001.[6] She is Ireland’s best-selling solo musician.[7] Her record sales stand at more than 75 million worldwide,[8] including over 26.5 million in album sales in the US,[9] making her one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time. Her work has earned her four Grammy Awards and an Academy Award nomination.

Image  Image

Bill Paxton

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bill Paxton
Bill Paxton by Gage Skidmore.jpg

Paxton in July 2013.
Born William Paxton
May 17, 1955 (age 58)
Fort Worth, TexasU.S.
Occupation Actor, director
Years active 1975–present

William “Bill” Paxton (born May 17, 1955) is an American actor and film director. He gained popularity after starring roles in the films Apollo 13Weird ScienceTwisterAliensTrue Lies, and Titanic. Paxton starred in theHBO series Big Love (2006–2011) and was nominated for an Emmy Award for the miniseries Hatfields & McCoys.

ImageImage

Andrea Corr

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Andrea Corr
MBE
Andrea corr glastonbury.jpg

Andrea Corr performing at Glastonbury 1999.
Background information
Birth name Andrea Jane Corr
Born 17 May 1974 (age 39)
Origin DundalkCounty Louth, Ireland
Genres PoprockCeltic
Occupations Singer-songwriter, actress
Instruments Tin whistle, vocals, piano
Years active 1990–present
Labels Atlantic, AC Records
Associated acts The Corrs
Website www.AndreaCorr.com
Notable instruments
Feadog Original Irish Whistle

Andrea Jane Corr MBE (born 17 May 1974) is an Irish musician, songwriter, and actress. Corr debuted in 1990 as the lead singer of the Celtic folk rock and pop rock group The Corrs along with her three elder siblingsCarolineSharon, and Jim. Aside from singing lead vocals Corr plays the tin whistle and the piano.[1]

With the others, Corr has released five studio albums, two compilation albums, one remix album and two live albums. The Corrs are currently on hiatus as all four are raising their children. Andrea is also pursuing a solo career, releasing her debut album, Ten Feet High, in 2007.[2][3] The album moved away from the folk-rock genre of The Corrs and features a darker, edgier dance-pop sound.[4] Her next album, released on 30 May 2011, was entirely made up of covers of songs that were important to her when younger.

In the summer of 2012, she re-recorded the track “Pale Blue Eyes” (which had first appeared on her album “Lifelines”) with German electronic musician Christopher von Deylen, better known under his alias Schiller. It was released in Germany on 5 October on the Schiller album Sonne.

Andrea is involved in charitable activities. She has played charity concerts to raise money for the Pavarotti & Friends Liberian Children’s Village, Freeman Hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, the victims of theOmagh bombing in Northern Ireland and The Prince’s Trust in 2004.[5][6][7][8] She is an ambassador for the Nelson Mandela‘s “46664” campaign, raising awareness towards AIDS in Africa.[9] During the Edinburgh Live 8 on 2 July 2005 The Corrs performed “When the Stars Go Blue” alongside Bono to promote the Make Poverty History campaign.[10] Along with her siblings, she was appointed an honorary M.B.E. in 2005 by Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain for her contribution to music and charity

ImageImage

Josh Homme

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Joshua Homme)
Josh Homme
Queen of the Stone Edge-Josh Homme-IMG 6555.jpg

Background information
Birth name Joshua Michael Homme III
Born May 17, 1973 (age 40)
Joshua TreeCalifornia, U.S.
Genres Alternative rockstoner rock,Desert rockhard rockheavy metalgarage rock
Occupations Musiciansinger-songwriter,producer
Instruments Vocalsguitarbasspiano,keyboardsdrumssynthesizers,lap steelpedal steelbanjo,organpercussion
Years active 1985–present
Labels Dali, ElektraRoadrunner, Bongload, Man’s Ruin, Loosegroove, Rekords Rekords,InterscopeIpecacSouthern LordMatadorBeggars Banquet
Associated acts KyussQueens of the Stone Age,Arctic MonkeysEagles of Death MetalMondo GeneratorThe Desert SessionsScreaming TreesMastodonMasters of RealityFififf TeenersThem Crooked VulturesFoo Fighters,Biffy ClyroU.N.K.L.EGoon MoonMark Lanegan Band,MillionaireWellwater Conspiracy
Website www.qotsa.com
Notable instruments
MotorAve BelAire
Ovation Ultra GP
Maton BB1200 JH
Maton BB1200
Epiphone Dot
Yamaha SA-70

Joshua Michael Homme III (/ˈhɒm.i/ hom-ee,[note 1] born May 17, 1973)[1] is an American rock musicianmulti-instrumentalist and record producer. He is the founding and only continuous member of the rock band Queens of the Stone Age, in which he sings, plays guitar and occasionally piano, and serves as the band’s primary songwriter. He was also formerly a guitarist and founder of the influential stoner rock band Kyuss. He co-founded and occasionally performs with Eagles of Death Metal while playing drums for studio recordings, and continues to produce and release a musical improv series with other musicians, mostly from the Palm Desert Scene, known as The Desert Sessions. In 2009, he appeared in a new project called Them Crooked Vultures with Dave Grohl and John Paul Jones, who released their debut album in 2009.

ImageImage

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s