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Reef

The band members included Gary Stringer on vocals, Kenwyn House on guitar, Jack Bessant on bass and Dominic Greensmith on drums. Their second album, Glow, is ranked at number 26 in Kerrang!'s "100 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die" list.

Although most members of Reef have West Country connections, it wasn't until the four members met in London that the band was formed.

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The Hold Steady

The Hold Steady is a Brooklyn-based rock band formed by vocalist/guitarist Craig Finn (ex-Lifter Puller) in 2004. Wanting to capture the sound of bands such as The Replacements and The Grifters, he recruited guitarist Tad Kubler (also ex-Lifter Puller), drummer Judd Counsell, and bassist Galen Polivka. In 2005 the band grew to include Franz Nicolay on keyboards and Bobby Drake took over on drums following Counsell's departure. The band recently released their fourth album, Stay Positive, recorded again with Boys And Girls In America producer John Agnello.

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Alchemy (UK)

Alchemy play an upbeat mix of hip hop, indie and pop. Influenced by 90s Britpop, 70s Motown and modern hip hop, Alchemy fuse these different styles to create catchy, edgy pop gold. Their sound lands somewhere between Jurassic 5, The Roots, Faithless, and The Black Eyed Peas. Alchemy's stated mission is to make you dance and their irresistible rhythms and deep bass grooves will soon have you moving your feet. Coupled with edgy guitar riffs, thought-provoking lyrics and catchy, sing-along melodies, Alchemy have songs that you will want to hear again and again.

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Tracey Thorn

Tracey Thorn (born September 26, 1962, in Brookmans Park, Hertfordshire) is an English pop singer and songwriter. She is best known as being one half of the duo Everything But the Girl. She grew up in Hatfield, Hertfordshire and studied English at the University of Hull, where she graduated in 1984 with First Class Honours. She lives with her EBTG partner Ben Watt in North London. The couple have twin daughters born in 1998, and a son born in 2001.

Read more about Tracey Thorn on Last.fm.

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Gentry Morris

Born in South Georgia just a short drive from Savannah, Gentry Morris was raised on the folk and rock classics of Creedance, Bob Dylan, The Beatles and and others like them. He began writing music at the age of 15 and has spent the last 10 years of his life honing those skills. Now living in Bangor, Northern Ireland after a 5 year stint in Nashville, Gentry has recorded two albums that have both received rave reviews. His powerfully melodic songs are accompanied by strong, emotional lyrics.

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The New 1920

The New 1920 have been playing live since May 2006. The band consists of former members of underground bands Douglas, The Take and thisGIRL. After just a handful of shows with local Welsh bands such as Kids In Glass Houses, The Blackout and DARTZ! they started to create a buzz and attract attention from local press, radio and record companies.

In October 2006 they recorded their first single 'Torpedo Libido' which was released through local label TPF/Thousand Yard Stereo records.

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Moke

There are at least two bands with this name: 1) Despite a song title like The Long Way on its repertoire, Amsterdam-based band Moke has taken the shortcut to success. In the first 18 months of its existence, Moke managed to get main stage slots on festivals such as Pinkpop, Lowlands and Parkpop in their home country and Sziget in Hungary. At the end of 2006 Moke played the support slot for two Paul Weller shows at London’s Forum theatre.

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Azure Blue

Azure Blue is the new solo project from Tobias Isaksson. Tobias is a talented songwriter and a colorful profile on the Swedish pop scene. His old bands Irene and Laurel Music attracted worldwide recognition, documented from The Allmusic Guide to the blogosphere, but this is a brand new start. With Azure Blue, Tobias has surpassed all of his previous work. The whole process has been like watching a baby dolphin being born.

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