Swingrowers are an electro-swing band from Palermo in Sicily. Roberto Costa a.k.a. “Pisk”, Loredana Grimaudo and Alessio Costagliola melt perfectly together using their Italian musical heritage as a building block for the “Swing-Growers”. Arduously touring around European, passing by famous clubs like London’s Hootananny, La Javà and La Machine du Moulin Rouge in Paris. They have become one of the main artists to appear at important electro swing events such as, Electro Swing Club ofLondon and Milan, the Electro Swing Cabaret organised by Bebop Swing of Lyon and Toulouse, Turin’s Swing Circus, Nottingham’s Jitterbug, Palermo’s Sicily Music Village and Hoppa Fest, Brighton…
Film Works is the accompaniment to last year's sublime Piano Works and embodies many of Armstrong's finest moments, including arrangements from Baz Lurhmann's 'Romeo and Juliet', for which he won a Bafta and Ivor Novello Award, and 'Moulin Rouge', for which he won a Golden Globe, Ivor Novello and American Institute Award. He notched up a third Ivor Novello for his music for Philip Noyce's 'The Quiet American'. Also on the album are arrangements from his scores for 'Ray', 'Love Actually', 'Plunkett and MacLeane', 'Cruel Intentions' and 'The Bone Collector'. The album closes with Craig's arrangement of the classic 'Clair de Lune' for the recent high profile 'Chanel No.5' ad starring Nicole Kidman and directed by Craig's long time cohort, Baz Luhrmann.
Baton Rouge's third album re-unites legendary producer/songwriter and guitarist Jack Ponti with the hard rock vocalist of the moment, in Kelly Keeling. The vocals are strong and consistent, the songs are of high quality and chock full of riff's, melodies, hooks and solo's.
Released in 1991, Baton Rouge's second album Lights Out on the Playground is another in a long list of albums that deserved far more attention that it received at the time. Once again Kelly Keeling's soulful vocals are the main attraction, with Jack Ponti contributing his song writing talent. The recording includes a cover of Babylon A.D.'s emotional ballad "Desperate".
“Shake Your Soul” is an outstanding effort by a band that should have been at the top of its class. The band originally formed in Louisiana as Voices in 1986 and consisted of Kelly Keeling (guitar and keyboard), Lance Bulen (vocals), Keith Harrison (bass) and Harold Knappenburger (drums). They changed their name to Cheetah, later to Meridian and finally Baton Rouge, the group relocated to Los Angeles in 1987 and revamped their line up. Their debut album, “Shake Your Soul” debuted in 1990, reaching only the 160th place on the Billboard charts at a time when media attention to the style had already begun to decline dramatically.
After trio disruption "Arabesque", Michaela Rose and Jasmin Elizabeth Vetter have created a duet "Rouge". The duet has made in Japan an album in the Japanese language, including 9 songs and one Dj Mix in English. It was the first and unique album "Rouge".