Portrait of Stephen “Stef” Carpenter is an American musician, known as the co-founder and lead guitarist of the rock band Deftones. music portraits
Portrait of The Streets were an English hip hop and UK garage project from Birmingham, England, led by vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Mike Skinner. The project has released five studio albums: Original Pirate Material (2002), A Grand Don’t Come for Free (2004), The Hardest Way to Make an Easy Living (2006), Everything Is Borrowed (2008), Computers and Blues (2011), an internet-only album Cyberspace and Reds (2011) and a string of successful singles in the mid-2000s, including “Has It Come to This?”, “Dry Your Eyes”, “When You Wasn’t Famous” and “Prangin’ Out”.
A Portrait of Alice Cooper (born Vincent Damon Furnier, February 4, 1948) is an American rock singer, songwriter, and musician whose career spans six decades. With a stage show that features guillotines, electric chairs, fake blood, boa constrictors, baby dolls, crutch and dueling sword , considered by fans and peers alike to be “The Godfather of Shock Rock”; Cooper has drawn equally from horror movies, vaudeville, and garage rock to pioneer a grandly theatrical and macabre brand of rock designed to shock.
A Portrait of Jon McClure, known as The Reverend, is an English musician. He is the lead singer and frontman of Reverend and The Makers, and ex-vocalist of 1984 and Judan Suki. He claims that the name “Reverend” became his moniker because “I’m a big mouth and always running on at people”
A close friendship developed with Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys, who McClure met on a bus and asked if Turner wanted to join his band at the time. Together, the two have co-written songs including “He Said He Loved Me”, “The Machine”, and “Old Yellow Bricks”. McClure cites his key influences as being Bob Marley, Oasis and John Cooper Clarke. McClure was part of a collective that set up “Instigate Debate” in August 2008. He shared a flat with frontman of Arctic Monkeys, Alex Turner