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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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There are at least five bands called Versus: 1) New York City indie rock favorites Versus evolved from the remnants of Flower, a band led by singer/guitarist Richard Baluyut. In the final months of Flower's existence, the group was joined by vocalist/guitarist Fontaine Toups, who remained with Baluyut in the short-lived Saturnine before the duo formed Versus (borrowing the name from an LP by Mission of Burma) with Baluyut's brother, Ed.

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The Kites

Some disambiguation. There are several Kites, it seems. 1. Hailing from Castlemaine, Victoria, Austraila. The Kites is a prime example of when three pretty boys come together to write safe revitailist music. With ex Kiwi Travis on Vocals on Guitar, how could you go wrong? 2. New York's Kites a.k.a Jean-Philip Grobler 3. The Kites from Austin, Texas - alt-country-ish. Formed 2005. Members: Levy Johnson writes, sings, plays guitar and piano. John Logan fills in with guitar and harmonies. Cody Johnson provides the thump while Buzzy Wendtland bangs skins.

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Loney Dear

Loney Dear is the moniker currently used by multi-instrumentalist and home-recording phenomenon, Emil Svanängen from Jönköping, Sweden. Until 2009, Svanängen recorded and released four records as Loney, dear. In 2009 he slightly changed this name, skipping the comma in Loney, dear. He is now recording and releasing music as Loney Dear. Both names exist on, so (for as long as the two are not merged) please try to get this right: it differs per album!

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The Royal

This is a band called The Royal. While embers still smoldered, before the oxygen stopped circulating, Chris Moore tapped his own genius to create The Royal. He then recruited others to well-round and to flesh-out the band. These humans are Brittany Crowther, Justin Allen from DJ act Bodywerx, and former Rory bandmates Joel Setzer, Allen Peoples, and Marc Ispass. Excellent style and devilish charm... The Royal.

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Blue October

Two artists have this name.
1.: A popular Alternative rock band which formed Houston, Texas in 1995 best known for the singles "Hate Me" and "Into the Ocean"
2.: A British neo-synthpop band formed in 1996 which has renamed themselves Blue October UK in respect to the more popular and older American band. 1.
Blue October is a Texas band headquartered in San Marcos, Texas, but is originally from Houston, Texas.

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The Prototypes

1)The Prototypes (not to be confused with the french band Prototypes) are a UK based rock band. Their most notable song is "Kaleidoscope", featured on the FIFA 07 Soundtrack. 2)The Prototypes, a new upcoming Drum & Bass act for Formation Records. Also seen in the 5th Podcast for UKFMusic. Their big single that is one of the best DnB songs in 2010 "Cascade" which was picked up by DJ Friction for his Ministry of Sound mix which Came out early Summer 2010.

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Ben Sands

Ben Sands hails from the frontier town of Newry, County Down on the East coast of Ireland. He was born fourth in a family of 5 boys and 2 girls on a small farm near the village of Mayobridge, in the foothills of the Mourne Mountains. Ben’s branch of the Sands clan has a long history of music, singing, and storytelling and his father, Mick, was a legendary character whose songs and fiddle playing were spiced by a wealth of wit and adventure.

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A Friend In London

Formed at school in 2005, Denmark’s A Friend In London are four talented friends who deftly combine the complex alternative and indie influences of their youth with a boy-band pop sensibility. Tim, Ben, Ash and Seb have all had music in their veins from an early age, and the result is a debut album full of tune after unerringly catchy, rock-influenced tune. With the entire band in their early 20s, they’re as sharply-defined by their instrumental prowess as by their live performances.

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