Wednesday, December 24, 2008

"Christmas All Year Through" - A SL Musician Collaboration Tune for You



Yes, we've done it again!

This time Djai Skjellerup has written a Christmas song, "Christmas All Year Through', and invited Second Life performers to send in their recordings which are being mixed into a collaborative song.

The list of artists who appear on the finished song:

BabbleGrabble Swindlehurst
Carah Nitely
Djai Skjellerup
Franz Paine
Jean Munro
Kaklick Martin
Kiaranne Flanagan
Krell Karu
Lonnie Nightfire
Lyn Carlberg
Mambo Welles
Mimi Carpenter
OhMy Kidd
The Professor
Rich Desoto
Saraine Sands
Slim Warrior
Tommy Cult
Toby Lancaster
Tpenta Vanalten
Vicki Nilsson
Zak Claxton

URL for downloading Christmas All Year Through:
http://www.mediafire.com/file/wttmmwunktz/SLChristmasAllYearThrough.mp3

Here are details of the musicians:
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BabbleGrabble Swindlehurst
BabbleGrabble Swindlehurst is an American singer-songwriter from the San Francisco Bay Area. He began his musical career at an early age as a concert violinist and eventually shifted his focus to the guitar, songwriting, and other instruments, delving into the rock and roll music he grew up on. BabbleGrabble ultimately built his own home studio for creating and recording music.

After several years of writing songs and performing with other bands, he discovered the amazing potential of Second Life and has been performing live shows in SL for over a year. He enjoys entertaining audiences with a wildly diverse range of cover songs, playing acoustic guitar and crooning into the microphone with a sultry voice that is like being draped in velvet on a calm sea.

http://babblegrabble.com/
http://www.thesixtyone.com/babblegrabble
http://www.myspace.com/babblegrabble

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Carah Nitely
Coming from a huge musical background, Carah Nitely is a live performer from the UK. Proud to have inherited her voice from her mum who was once a professional singer both nationally and internationally. Carah now happily takes the stage in Second Life and her soulful voice covers such artists as Westlife, Wil Young, Leann Rimes, Bette Midler, Colby Callait and many more.

www.myspace.com/carahnitelysl

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Djai Skjellerup
Djai is a piano vocal singer songwriter from the UK. Djai wrote the song "Christmas All Year Through" and conceived the project for the recording and free distribution of the song. Djai's shows consist of his own songs which he performs live. His album "Ice Age Diaries" will be available later in 2009.

http://www.djaiskjellerup.com/
http://www.myspace.com/djaiskjellerup1
http://www.thesixtyone.com/DjaiSkjellerup/

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Franziskus Paine
Franziskus is a musician from Hamburg, Germany, who loves to play in Second Life.Music. He is a pianist and singer, a variety of rock, pop, ballads and evergreens.
As well as playing piano, Franz is also an experienced drummer and trumpet player.

www.myspace.com/franziskuspaine

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Jean Munro
Jean has her degree in music and is a professional vocalist and keyboard player, arranger, and composer. She likes to perform in all genres, from classical, rock, contemporary, and Jazz, putting her own personal style into everything she does.

http://www.myspace.com/jeanmunrosl
http://jeanmunro.blogspot.com/

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Kaklick Martin
Kaklick martin (Bryan Baker) is a metaverse musician: A singer/songrwriter performing in, and writing songs about, the virtuak world known as Second Life. Bryan's avatar, Kaklick, took to the stage in Second Life for the first time back in late 2005, so he is among the most respected performers in Second Life and was an early evangelist for the live music scene there.

http://ka-klick.com/Welcome.html

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Kiaranne Flanagan
Kiaranne is a songstress and creative person from the country hills of Vermont, USA.

http://kiaranne.blogspot.com/
http://www.thesixtyone.com/Kiaranne/

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Krell Karu
A musician with an extended background, Krell has shared the stage with diverse artists such as Leon Russell and Roomful of Blues, through artists such as Shelley West (Jose' Cuervo, You are a Friend of Mine) and Gus Hardin, to such rockers as Blues Traveler and 38 Special.

After such endeavors, Krell has just moved to Second Life. Krell is comfortable singing and playing guitar on anything from Country Blues through firebreathing Shred-fest, with stops in between for Rock, Alternative, Classic and Contemporary Country, as well as many others.

With his varied background, there is quite a spectrum to choose from. However, Krell is currently focusing on a solo variety rock'n'blues covers format, accompanying himself on his 12-string. Any given set could include anything from Elvis Costello, Clapton, Beatles, Goo Goo Dolls, Willie Nelson, Toad The Wet Sprocket, Led Zeppelin, Matchbox 20, or even Looking Glass.

http://www.myspace.com/krellsl

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Lonnie Nightfire
Singer-songwriter Lonnie (RL Lonnie Knight) may joke that “Legendary is just another way of saying ‘...been around a long time,’” but the lanky Minnesotan is one of those rare musicians who has truly earned the title Legendary. He got his start as a folkie, learning from the likes of Townes Van Zandt. Then he played in some of the Midwest’s seminal rock bands, including Jokers Wild, the Nielsen-White Band and the Hoopsnakes. His 2005 CD Better Days brought him back to his acoustic roots, and the release of 2007’s tour de force, I Wrote My Name on You, his music is inspiring a whole new generation of fans.

http://www.lonnieknight.com/
http://www.myspace.com/lonnieknight

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Lyn Carlberg
Lyn Carlberg is from Wales, land of song, dragons, and awesome rugby. He plays a Martin electro-acoustic guitar, and has been performing live in SL since Sept 2007. Lyn likes to play a folky style like Paul Simon, James Taylor, Gordon Lightfoot, Cat Stevens and sings bluesey-mushy-weepy romantic covers of Clapton, Dylan, Dire Straits, and Sting, as well as some traditional Celtic love songs and a few of his originals.

http://www.myspace.com/lyncarlberg
http://thesixtyone.com/lync

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Mambo Welles
Mambo Welles (RL - Trevor Tweedy): Based in West London, he's been playing bass for +25 years. During the 80's he worked with several unsigned bands in and around London. After a break from the music scene for a few years, he returned to playing live with the rock covers band, Limeburner (www.limeburner.co.uk).

Mambo was recruited for VLB after bumping into Throughthesewall Moody whilst Roller Skating at a gig in SL. For Mambo, VLB combines two of his favourite pastimes: Bass Playing and Second Life.

http://virtualliveband.com/

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Mimi Carpenter
Mimi Carpenter is French currently living in Germany. She was mostly brought up on country, Anglo-Saxon and world music, which her parents enjoyed listening to. "I wish to transmit what I feel through my music... It is for me a way to express myself as I am not so good in handling words, when I have to speak about myself and about what I feel..."

www.myspace.com/Mimi_Carpenter
http://thesixtyone.com/MimiCarpenter

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OhMy Kidd
OhMy Kidd's acoustic guitar and vocal work have been developed over many years' RL experience, but their dynamic simplicity turns out to be ideally suited to Second Life performance. OhMy Kidd's original songs have their feet in the folk rock of the 1970s and their head in the strange but exciting world of the 21st Century. No wonder they have been described as "Hippie Music with a Haircut".

OhMy's shows feature his original set and he also plays classic covers from Pop to Rock, and likes to have extra-special fun on the ukelele. OhMy plays regularly at his own venue, The Pocket, and at various live music venues around Second Life.

http://www.myspace.com/ohmykidd

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The Professor
Ed Lamoureux plays guitar and sings in SL as "the Professor." In RL he teaches Multimedia and Communication at Bradley U. in Peoria, IL; in SL he teaches Field Research/Ethnography as Professor Beliveau. He's active with the NMC both in RL and SL. Ed/the Professor/Professor Beliveau is married (28 years) with 4 teenagers (YIKES), enjoys golf, Angels/Lakers/Rams/Kings, watercoloring, and of course writing music and singing. He's had a rough time with health issues the last couple years: Music in SL has been a saving grace.

http://slane.bradley.edu/com/faculty/lamoureux/website2/index.html
http://slane.bradley.edu/com/faculty/lamoureux/website2/profsl.html

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Rich Desoto
Rich is known as Rich Palmer in real life. He plays bass for the band "The Fries" ( http://www.thefriesband.com/ ). Rich is working on new material for a pop/rock CD entitled "Future Retrospect." He's also a singer/songwriter that has recently released a CD for children called "Sing a Song for Safety."

http://richpalmer.com/
http://richdesoto.com/
http://www.myspace.com/richpalmer
http://www.myspace.com/richdesoto
http://thesixtyone.com/richpalmer

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Saraine Sands
Saraine plays shakers, and often accompanys OhMy Kid at his live Second Life shows. She is a great supporter of live music in Second Life.

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Slim Warrior
Slim, a recording artist based in London, is passionate about writing and composing her own music and hugelyinspired by listening to others. To this end, a widely varied mix of music has influenced the songs that she has writen. She also works on other projects with musicians from around the world in various collaborations. She was the first UK artist to perform live in SecondLife. Her music varies from Ambient to Dance with a few other genres in between.

http://www.myspace.com/slimmie

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Tommy Cult
He sees himself as more of a busker, a resident in SL who found the fantastic music scene 2 years ago and was inspired to be part of it. He plays both nylon and steel string acoustic guitars and sings mainly his own tunes, folk/alternative style. He likes to write songs about family, friends, and things that make us laugh and cry.

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Toby Lancaster
Toby Lancaster is a multi-instrumentalist and composer from the south of England. Although guitar is his maininstrument, he also plays keyboards and uses computers to make music. He composes in a number of styles including solo acoustic guitar, rock, blues, jazz, and experimental. He produced and engineered the Christmas All Year Through track.

http://toby.weebly.com/
http://thesixtyone.com/tobylancaster

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Tpenta Vanalten
In the mid 80's (rl Alan Hargreaves) he played with a few Newcastle Bands. Quarterdeck , a four piece pub band that did mainly covers of current popular and a smattering of their own material, and Kel-Anne & the Jitterbugs, A 50/50 Club band, playing dance music for clubs against an unusual set of 50-80's music. Alan dropped out of the music scene to pursue a (more lucrative) career in computing, but still kept his hand in.

In 2005, his wife invited him to Coastfest and this lead to his getting involved in the following year's Coastfest. He has been helping out with sound for the North monthly event and has started doing a couple of walk-ups.

He is now doing live music into Second Life under the name Tpenta Vanalten, and is having a blast and making a lot of new musician friends.

http://blogs.sun.com/tpenta/
http://thesixtyone.com/tpenta

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Vicki Nilsson
Vicki Nilsson (RL Victoria Lee) is 41 and resides in Upsate NY. She has 25+ years experience as a drummer and has played in marching, symphonic, jazz and many local bar bands, with styles ranging from classic rock, folk, country, and more. After seeking some technical advice from BlueTom, she tried out as VLB's drummer and the rest was history! Dreams do come true!

http://virtualliveband.com/

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Zak Claxton
Zak Claxton is a singer/songwriter who has spent more than two decades as a live/session musician and audio technology expert. He plays often in SL. He likes expensive acoustic guitars, delicious cheeses, and his ladyfriend Kat Claxton.

www.MySpace.com/zakclaxton
http://zakclaxton.blogspot.com/

2 comments:

Rich said...

Brad, you've posted the wrong widget, my friend. This is the original widget from the collaboration earlier in the year. The Christmas widget has the title o of the Christmas song.

:) Thanks for the promo, though!

Brad Reason / Doubledown Tandino said...

Thanks for the heads up rich.
I corrected the post now, all info should be right.