Lewis Black's insights and love/hate relationship with America are brilliantly expressed in his concerts and TV appearances worldwide. Perhaps best known for his hilarious rants on Comedy Central's 'The Daily Show,' Lewis' live performances provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience. He yells so they don't have to. He is the rare comic who can cause an audience to laugh themselves silly while still making making compelling points about the absurdity of our world.
James Blunt's musical career came full circle after he finished four years in the British Army. Performing at the 2003 South by Southwest conference, Blunt caught the attention of songwriter/producer Linda Perry, who signed him to her Custard label. 'Back to Bedlam,' Blunt's debut album, scored with the single, 'You're Beautiful,' which initially spent five weeks at number one on the U.K. singles chart.
Wayne Brady is one of the stars of "Whose Line is it Anyway?" He has appeared in "Vinyl Justice" for VH-1 and "In the Heat of the Night" on TNT. Audiences enjoy his hilarious improvisations and ability to impersonate just about anyone.
Dave Attell is known for his caustic wit and rapid-fire delivery that helped earn him the title as one of the Funniest People in America by Entertainment Weekly Magazine. In 2001, Attell used his love of laughter to create and host the hit series 'Insomniac with Dave Attell' for Comedy Central. After four seasons Attell taped several hour-long 'Insomniac' specials and a two-hour special for Comedy Central featuring Sean Rouse, Greg Geraldo and Dane Cook who are some of the biggest comics in the country. Attell has also made numerous appearances on the late night TV show circuit and had roles in 'Arrested Development' and 'Ed.'
Jo Koy is a regular on 'Chelsea Lately' and has had appearances on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' and 'The Tonight Show.' In addition to his late night talk show appearances, he has been seen on Comedy Central's 'Premium Blend,' BET's 'Comic View' and 'Showtime at the Apollo.' To add to Koy's rapidly-growing success, he has popular Comedy Central special, 'Don't Make Him Angry,' that is available on DVD.
Put together in 2003 by music producer and pop judge extraordinaire Simon Cowell, Il Divo represents a new vocal concept featuring four internationally renowned young male singers who apply operatic technique and virtuosity to the interpretation of romantic songs from the popular repertoire, with full orchestral accompaniment. The quartet is comprised of American tenor David Miller, popular French singer Sebastien Izambard, Swiss tenor Urs Buhler and Spanish baritone Carlos Marin. The record-breaking classical crossover group has sold more than 26 million albums worldwide and their current tour features interpretations of beloved Broadway classics.
Variety has called him one of "Comedy's Ten to Watch." Anthony has been seen on 'Down and Dirty with Jim Norton,' 'Late Night with Conan O'Brien,' Comedy Central's 'Premium Blend,' 'Jimmy Kimmel Live,' and he was recently the first ever comedian to appear on 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.' He is currently a writer for 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.'
The surviving members of The Monkees (MIke Nesmith, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork) set off on a special tour to celebrate five decades' worth of fans and pay tribute to the late Davy Jones. Originally formed to star in a TV show that cashed in on the British Invasion of the the late 1960s, The Monkees managed to score several pop hits, including 'I'm a Believer,' 'Last Train to Clarksville' and '(I'm Not Your) Stepping Stone.'
Gardell is a Pittsburgh native whose resume includes opening for big name comics such as George Carlin and Dennis Miller, as well as appearances inf ilms like 'Bad Santa' and 'You, Me and Dupree.' He's currently co-starring in CBS's hit sitcom, 'Mike and Molly.'
Singer-songwriter John Legend is getting notice for his powerful voice and a songwriting style that is soulful, sexy, upbeat and fresh. He infectiously blends together his influences of classic soul, hip-hop, gospel and reggae.
With the Black Crowes on hiatus, singer Chris Robinson steps out on his own with his current band, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood. The band also features Adam MacDougall (of the Black Crowes) on keyboards, George Sluppick on drums, Mark "Muddy" Dutton (of Burning Tree) on bass and Neal Casal on guitar. The group's first album, 'Big Moon Ritual,' was released June 5, 2012. The companion album, 'The Magic Door,' was released on September 11, 2012.
Carlos Santana has been a musical force for nearly four decades, blending the stylings of Latin music with rock 'n' roll, blues and jazz into a signature sound with a worldwide fanbase. Santana earned nine Grammys in 1999 alone for his top-selling release, 'Supernatural.' Santana and his current band will be hitting the road to support their recent releases, 'Shaman' and the mostly live album, 'Ceremony.'
Mike Birbiglia is a comedian, actor and writer best known for his award-winning one-man shows, "My Girlfriend's Boyfriend" and "Sleepwalk With Me." Over his career Birbiglia has developed his own unique story-telling style in the world of standup comedy, with Time Magazine once calling him a "master of the personal, embarrassing tale."
Daryl Hall and John Oates, who formed their Philly soul partnership back in the early 1970s, became one of the leading rock 'n' roll groups of the 1980s with such hits as 'Maneater,' 'I Can't Go For That' and 'Kiss On My List.'