Martin Simpson

Other names of Martin Simpson: Martin Stewart Simpson

Martin Simpson, born as Martin Stewart Simpson is an English folk singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He was born in Scunthorpe, England. He got interested in music from an early age and learned to play guitar and banjo. He even began performing at local folk clubs. He was a student of John Leggott College. In 1970, he dropped out of college and started working to become a full-time musician.

Later in 1976, he recorded the first solo album and named it Vanity. After that, n their UK tour, he opened for the band Steeleye Span. He then collaborated with various artists and bands including Albion Band, where he was one of the musicians to play during their residency at the National Theatre, London and folk singer June Tabor. He went on to record three albums with her.

In 2003, he collaborated with June Tabor again. He moved to Bloomington, Indiana in 1985 and afterward relocated to Ithaca, New York after marrying American singer Jessica Radcliffe. They got divorced later, and he married Kit Bailey, daughter of the singer Roy Bailey. They have a daughter named Molly, and they live in Sheffield currently. In 1995, he recorded an album called Music for the Motherless Child along with pipa player, Wu Man. The album had a fusion of Chinese and American approaches.

An incredible fact about this album is that it has been produced in a single sitting from 7:00 P.M. to 2:30 A.M. He also collaborated with David Hidalgo from Los Logos and Vij Krishna, a violinist. On his visit to the UK, in 1994, he recorded Martin Simpson Live in Oxford. In 1999, he predominantly recorded songs directed and composed by himself for Bootleg, USA. Later in the same year, he co-founded a record label with his former wife, Jessica Radcliffe. They named it ‘High Bohemia.’

He performed as a session musician for an album by Julie Murphy. He then recorded various albums and won awards and honors for those records. Some of his solo albums include Golden Vanity (1976), Special Agent (1981), Grinning in your Face (1983), Sad or High Kicking (1985), Nobody’s Fault But Mine (1985), Leaves of Life- Instrumentals (1989), When I was on Horseback (1991), A Closer Walk with Thee (1994), Smoke and Mirrors (1995), Bootleg USA (1999), Kind Letters (2005), Prodigal Sons (2007), and True Stories (2009).

He collaborated with Jessica Ruby Simpson on three albums True Dare or Promise (1987), Red Roses (1995), and Band of Angels (1996), and with Andy Cutting and Nancy Kerr for Murmurs (2015). He has been nominated for the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in the 11 years history for 23 times. He won artist of the year twice out of the nine consecutive nominations. His album Prodigal Son won Album of the Year in 2008, and a song called ‘Never Any good’ won the Best Original Song. Martin Simpson also has to his credit various guitar instructions books and DVDs of guitar tutorials.

Teresa Salgueiro English Actress

Teresa Salgueiro

Teresa Salgueiro O.I.H. (Order of Infante D. Henrique) is a Portuguese singer, lyricist, and songwriter whose soothing voice and poignant music has pervaded the world in the past three decades. She was born on 8 January 1969 in Lisbon, Portugal. Her career started when she joined the musical ensemble Madredeus in 1986. In the following twenty years, from 1987 till her exit from the band in 2007, she lent her voice as the lead singer to numerous melodies, selling more than five million album copies worldwide. She is regarded as the first international representative of Portuguese music since Amália Rodrigues. In 2006, she released her first music album as an independent artist, “Obrigado,” featuring several renowned musicians, including José Carreras, Angelo Branduardi, Caetano Veloso, and António Chainho. The next year she collaborated with Septet João Cristal and the Lusitânia Ensemble for the albums “Você e Eu” and “La Serena” respectively, where she dove into the seas of diverse musical forms, proving her versatility in singing. She was also invited by Polish composer, Zbigniew Preisner, to contribute as the lead soloist in the album “Silence Night and Dreams,” which had its concerts set up all across Europe. In 2011, she retired to the Convent of Arrábida, where she compiled her first independent album “O Mistério.” She single-handedly composed, wrote, and directed all the songs of the album, which was co-produced by António Pinheiro da Silva, who had accompanied her in the first ten years of her musical journey. The songs of the album were translated into Mexican and Latin American as well. An exclusive edition of the disc, “La Golondrina and El Horizonte” was released in Mexico with a world premiere at the Cervantino Festival. Teresa released her most recent album “O Horizonte” in 2016 for which she was felicitated with the José Afonso Prize on 30 November 2017 by the Municipality of Amadora.

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Nia Peeples

Born on December 10, 1961, in California, U.S, Virenia Gwendolyn Peeples is an American move music vocalist, on-screen character and R&B. She is the daughter of Robert Eugene Peeples and Elizabeth Joan, a flamenco artist and brought up in West Covina. Her maternal grandparents were settlers from the Philippines and were of German, Filipino, French and Spanish descent. Her dad, who was initially from Mississippi, was of Italian, Scots-Irish, Native American and English ancestry. Peeples went to UCLA amid which time she executed as Liberace's opening demonstration on weekends in Las Vegas. Peeples began her vocation as a member of the dancing group named The Young Americans. In 1988, she hit first on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play graph with "Trouble," which moved to 35 on the Billboard Hot 100. Her best pop single titled "Street Of Dreams" hit 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 out of 1991. She created a music video for "All You Can Dream" in 1986 conceptualized by Keith Williams and coordinated by Alan Bloom, for the motivations behind advancing the estimations of UCLA. She showed up in the video by Prince for "Raspberry Beret." On 4 February of 2009, Peeples gave Debbie Allen a Lifetime Achievement Award at The Carnival: Choreographer's Ball tenth commemoration program. Peeples debuted in acting with TV film 'A Single Light' in which she showed up as a deaf young lady in 1981. She at that point featured in the dramatization 'General Hospital' in 1983. That year, she got a role as Nicole Chapman in the arrangement 'Fame.' After this, she did the flick named 'North Shore' by William Phelps in 1987. In 1989, the performer cast in the motion picture 'DeepStar Six' and additionally in the TV film 'Nasty Boys'. After four years, she performed in the miniseries 'Return to Lonesome Dove'. She worked asDr. Elizabeth English in the TV motion picture 'Mr. Stitch' in 1995. At that point in the wake of showing up in the TV film 'Tower of Terror' and 'Odd Jobs,' Peeples assumed the part of Sydney Cooke in the dramatization show 'Walker, Texas Ranger.' In 2002, she worked in the movie 'Half Past Dead.' After two years, she did the cameo in the motion picture 'The Division' and 'Andromeda' separately. Peeples hails in Malibu, California and has one child Christopher from ex-spouse Howard Hewett and one little girl Sienna from ex Lauro Chartrand. They highlighted on July 7, 2013, scene of Celebrity Wife Swap, in which Peeples exchanged spots with artist Tiffany. She works a web-based association called Elements of Life, which advances fitness, emotional wellbeing, Inspiration, and Healthy lifestyle changes. She worked with business mentor Amy Applebaum on its progress. On 11 August of 2015, Peeples petitioned for the divorce from her surfer spouse Sam George. She documented in Los Angeles County, 20 days before the couple's eighth wedding commemoration.

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