Three artists that I am really into at the moment are BEN FOLDS (who probably needs no introduction to you good American people!) , THE FEELING and DUKE SPECIAL.
You might be aware that The Feeling are a British 5 piece band who I think had a bit of success a year ago in America, and have just released their 2nd album here in the UK. They are a cross between, ELO, Supertramp, 10cc, Queen and Wings...in other words, they are brilliant. The new album went straight in at No.1 in our charts, but I am not sure if it has been released in America yet. Try to get it !
Duke Special is an Irish singer, whose sound is almost music-hall / vauderville - there is no-one like him. Only one album so far - which is excellent from start to finish. He look like something out of a Goth band, but he sings like an angel !