Keisha White

Keisha White is an English R&B singer. She has released two albums so far, Seventeen, which was released in 2005, and her latest album Out Of My Hands,[1] which was released on 3 July 2006.

Official website: http://keishawhite.com


I will survive (by Igudesman and Joo)

Igudesman and Joo are two classical musicians who combine classical music with comedy and popular culture.

They are pretty hilarious and do not sound too bad if you are not a purist. Just give them a try...

More info: http://www.igudesmanandjoo.com


Lisa Fischer's Hits

Lisa Fischer (born 1958) is an American R&B singer and songwriter. She rose to fame in 1991 with her debut album So Intense, which produced the Grammy Award winning hit single "How Can I Ease the Pain". Known for her high notes, which extends into the whistle register, Fischer has been recognized as one of the most successful session vocalists of the era.[1] She has sung back-up for a number of famous artists, including Luther Vandross and the Rolling Stones... read more

How can I ease the pain


Tarogato (modern single-reed) | Zhaleika (Russia)

The last two single reed instruments before starting the new list (Double reed instruments).


The MozART group: Classical music goes fun

The Mozart group is a bunch of guys who enjoy playing classical and symphonic music the funny way.

They really give a different meaning to classical music, so if you are a purist forget about them.

Related links:

Official website: http://www.mozartgroup.org
YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/themozartgroup

Original video description and more info about the band:

We exist despite the sober formality of great concert halls, despite the boredom of classical musicians' life, despite fanatic lovers of classical music, despite fans of rock, rap or pop who are afraid of classical music. We treat our Muse with a humorous irony and we're sure, she will have nothing against it!"

The names that make the moz'ART Group are: Filip Jaslar - first violin; Michał Sikorski - second violin; Paweł Kowaluk - viola; Bolek Błaszczyk - cello. They are all well educated instrumentalists who graduated from prestigious Academies of Music in Warsaw and Łódz, but they decided to play classical music in a humorous way. They created a worldwide unique musical cabaret, where the music, not the words are the source of joy and laugh.

Take a classical composition as canvas, analyze its structure and theme, surround it with musical associations, brilliant, unbelievable ideas and while listening to the final product the listener is constantly surprised, amazed, laughing and moved to tears.

The musicians of the Moz'ART GROUP have been playing together since 1995. At the beginning, they presented short musical jokes on Canal Plus Television. They gave their first debut in 1997 at the PAKA - competition of young Polish cabarets in Krakow. In the same year, they presented their first cabaret program entitled "Mozart's Still Alive" and since then, they have given concerts in Poland, Japan, China, the United States, Belgium, France and Switzerland.

The Moz'ART GROUP is a frequent guest on Polish television including international galas and concerts. The Quartet received prestigious prizes like the Grand Prix of the XVIII Festival of Satire and Comedy in Lidzbark; "Pingwin z brazu" (the Bronze Penguin) - the prize given by the cabaret community of Zielona Gora, an informal capitol of Polish cabaret. The Moz'AR Group performes together with the world-famous comic mime from Poland, Irek Krosny.
One of the most important performances was a concert with Bobby McFerrin at the Congress Concert Hall in Warsaw.

Another show of the Group, in which they took Vivaldi as their patron, was entitled "The Four Seasons à la Moz'ART GROUP". Similar subtitle has their latest CD "Creatures" where each of the "seasons" begins the same as Vivaldi's compositions. Later on, however, it runs freely in the direction of various world songs about spring, summer, autumn and winter. This show provides the listener with over 70 minutes of a sophisticated, perfectly arranged, sublime fun!


Kate Bush

Kate Bush (born Catherine Bush 30 July 1958)[1] is an English singer-songwriter, musician and record producer. Her eclectic musical style and idiosyncratic vocal style have made her one of the United Kingdom's most successful solo female performers of the past 30 years. Bush was signed by EMI at the age of 16 after being recommended by Pink Floyd's David Gilmour. In 1978, at age 19, she topped the UK Singles Chart for four weeks with her debut single "Wuthering Heights", becoming the first woman to have a UK number-one with a self-written song. She was also the most photographed woman in the United Kingdom that year... read more

Oficial Website: http://www.katebush.com

Just a few hits:

Babooshka - Kate Bush

Kate Bush - Army Dreamers

Kate Bush - Gaelic Song

Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush -Don't Give Up

Kate Bush & David Gilmour - Running up that Hill - Live SPB

Kate Bush - The Sensual World


Octavin | Pibgorn | Robero??

Just three pretty curious instruments. Do not miss the next post about instruments, all the clarinets in a row!

I could not find a video.... just some info http://henk-jansen.nl/Octavin.html

Pibgorn (Welsh hornpipe)


This instrument is on the wikipedia list of instruments but it does not exist. The next post will be about clarinets so enjoy this video in instead...

How to Play the Clarinet : Different Types of Clarinets


Homeless man w/golden radio voice in Columbus, OH (Update-FINAL)

This homeless guy really has an awesome radio voice. 

Video and complete video description with more info about this man below.

Original video description:
Throwing this video from the Columbus Dispatch out there, hoping we can find this talent a place to call home.

UPDATE-1: Many thanks go out to all of you who have been tossing phone numbers and e-mails my way for Ted's sake. I went up to Hudson/I-71 (Columbus) today, but Ted wasn't there. He is going to be on air tomorrow morning on radio station WNCI. I've left my contact info w/WNCI to call/e-mail me on a way to get your enormous opportunities over to him.

I'm going to give him a Trac phone (w/ample minutes) so that he can return calls to all of you.

Hopefully, in some way I'll get in contact w/him. Peace.

UPDATE-2: To all of those who have been writing in I have learned that the radio station interviewing him tomorrow (1-5-11) a.m. is going to make him a formal offer. Whether true or not, we'll see.

Hope it works out well for him. That was the whole point of me posting this video. I cannot thank enough everyone who was willing to do their part in offering Ted their helping hand.

Whoever lands him is certainly getting much more than a memorable personality; they're getting a great human being as part of their team.

My best to all.

UPDATE-FINAL: Well everyone. You can give yourselves and Ted a high-five. He's being given offers hand-over-fist over the air. He'll be set for life.

My request to all. Whenever you run across a story such as this, don't assume it'll take a life of its own, on its own. It won't. It can't. There are too many other stories that drown out the one before it.

You need to spend time to get that story and its word out to many. If you care, you'll do it.

Keep the faith, pay forward and always lend a hand; even if you're the one who needs it.

God bless Mr. Williams. I'm sure we'll be seeing more of him for sometime to come.


Haley Westenra [info & Videos]

Hayley Dee Westenra (born 10 April 1987)[1][2] is a New Zealand soprano, songwriter and UNICEF Ambassador. Her first internationally released album, Pure, reached #1 on the UK classical charts in 2003 and has sold more than two million copies worldwide. Pure is the fastest-selling international début classical album to date, having made Westenra an international star at age 16. In August 2006, she joined the Irish group Celtic Woman, was featured on their Celtic Woman: A New Journey CD and DVD, toured with them on their 2007 Spring Tour, and also was featured on their latest DVD, The Greatest Journey: Essential Collection, released in 2008. She sings songs in a number of languages, including English, Māori, Chinese, Italian, Irish, German, Japanese, Welsh, and Latin... read more

Wuthering Heights

Andrea Bocelli & Hayley Westenra -- Vivo Per Lei

Celtic Woman - Scarborough Fair


Mike Oldfield's female singers

A few female singers have cooperated with Mike Oldfield since the 70s.

I tried to find a representative video for each of the singers that I know... there must be others, yet I think it won't be a very bad selection.

Anita Hegerland

Maggie Reilly

Pepsi DeMacque

Hayley Westenra