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Brazilian-bred/American-born siblings Erica and Bruce Driscoll compose the sultry indie pop of Astaire. Erica, who’s three years over the age of Bruce, received a wholesome dosage of traditional Brazilian music while developing up in Grand Rapids, Michigan. If they weren’t bathing in the noises of Astrud Gilberto and so on, Astaire was composing and documenting their very own Brit-pop-influenced materials. In 2002, the brother-sister duo christened itself Astaire, and by the finish of the entire year, these were runners-up in the pop category in the annual U.K. Songwriting Competition. A proceed to NEW YORK two years afterwards cemented both within a studio room with Ivy’s Andy Run after and Adam Schlesinger because of their initial EP. Don’t Whisper Lays appeared in Oct 2004. After summer months 2005 schedules with Ivy, Astaire was compelled to improve their name per the demand from the Fred Astaire property. The Driscoll siblings christened themselves Blondfire in June 2005. Per month afterwards, the duo released a live EP that performed well over the charts.

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