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Callel

Callel are cited as one of the finest young bands on the scene in Edinburgh. Primarily consisting of the Granton-based creative core of Craig Hughes and Arron Cornall, Callel's unique sound stems from a combined love of the likes of Big Star and Elliott Smith, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin. Often described as being capable of being both beautifully melodic and hard rocking (often at the same time), these young guns are tipped to have a long and prosperous career ahead of them.

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Francesqa

Francesqa are a relatively new band hailing from the Berkshire area; formed from the ashes of two previous local bands, Monroe and Greenacre, Francesqa features Ashley Wilkie on vocals, Joe Hicks on lead guitar, Tom Millar on rhythm guitar, Ben Hordos on bass and Warren Senior on drums. They play a mix of alternative pop rock, drawing influence from bands such as Taking Back Sunday, Jimmy Eat World and The Almost.

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The Underground Youth

The Underground Youth is a British band based in Manchester, their music touches on different genres including psychedelia and garage rock. The band is led by Craig Dyer whose musical influences include The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Velvet Underground, the ballads and writing style of Bob Dylan and the noise of The Jesus & Mary Chain.

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The Pleasures

The Pleasures are a five-piece glamrock band from Hamburg, Germany, born of a love for all things outrageous and gender-transcending. It was experiencing Ziggy Stardust and Velvet Goldmine for the first time in 2000 that prompted Dancette (vocals) to start working on a side-project, as the band he was in at the time was not glitzy enough by far. In 2004 he joined forces with Lord Vivian (vocals & guitar), it became much more than a side-project, and the first few The Pleasures songs were born.

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Lights And Sounds

Lights And Sounds began with Maxwell Britton recording a million lights for fun in 2006 with the help of future band members Jack Merriman (drums) and Alex (keys). When a million lights became popular he recorded another track called Look What You've Become. This being even more popular than the first track, Max decided to make a go of turning this project into a band. Jack and Alex became permanent members and James Hatcher (guitar) and George Sparks (bass) joined the line-up.

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Steve Taylor

Roland Stephen Taylor (born December 9, 1957) is an American singer, songwriter, and director born in Brawley, California, and reared in Denver, Colorado. Taylor's life took an unusual turn in 1979 when he was first of the 100 chosen, from 20,000 applicants, to spend the summer at John Davidson's summer camp. At the camp, Taylor spent time learning from singers like Tony Orlando, Florence Henderson, and John Davidson. Also that year, Taylor heard one of his biggest influences, The Clash's London Calling. "It saved my life, musically," said Taylor.

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Crazy Town

Crazy Town is a hip-hop/rock band formed in Los Angeles, CA, USA in 1995 by Bret Mazur and Seth Binzer. The band is best known for their 2001 single, "Butterfly", which reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Members of the band mix elements of hip-hop and rock but are mainly alternative hip-hop. As a group, they have released two studio albums, The Gift of Game and Darkhorse. Their debut album was certified Platinum by the RIAA.

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