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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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Lostprophets

Lostprophets is a rock band formed in Pontypridd, Wales in 1997. It was founded by current vocalist Ian Watkins and guitarist Mike Lewis. Initially, Watkins played drums for the band, although its success only began when he transferred over to lead vocals. They have released several demos, none of which have been produced commercially, three studio albums, and eleven singles (their most recent single is 4 AM Forever, which was released on April 23rd 2007).

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The Vaselines

The Vaselines were an indie pop band from Glasgow, Scotland. Formed in 1986, the band was originally made up of only Eugene Kelly and Frances McKee, but later added James Seenan and Eugene's brother Charlie Kelly on bass and drums respectively from the band Secession. McKee had formerly been a member of a band named The Pretty Flowers with Duglas T. Stewart, Norman Blake and Sean Dickson. Eugene had formerly played in 'The Famous Monsters'. Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain once described Kelly and McKee as his "most favorite songwriters in the whole world".

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The John Butler Trio

The John Butler Trio are a band from Australia formed in 1995 led by guitarist and vocalist John Butler. Current members are Michael Barker (drummer) and Shannon Birchall. John Butler got his start busking in front of crowds at the Fremantle Markets in Western Australia, this background in folk music and reggae heavily influenced his sound. Two albums released by the band Three (2001) and Living 2001 - 2002 (2003) have gone platinum in Australia and reached the top ten of the Australian album charts in those years.

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Beau and The Arrows

Beau and the Arrows are a London based indie alternative band founded by singer/songwriter Beau Carter back in 2007. The band initially started after Beau was recovering from throat surgery. During this time Beau began writing material for the band which was later used for there first EP release (Bright Lights, Big City).
According to Beau, the name Beau and the Arrows was thought up after he had purchased a Kustom Arrow 16DFX practice amp from a local music store.

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Sheryl Crow

Sheryl Suzanne Crow (born February 11, 1962) is an american blues rock singer, guitarist, bassist, pianist and songwriter. Her music blends country, pop, folk, and blues rock into one mainstream sound, and she has won nine Grammy Awards. Crow is also a noted political activist. Crow was born in Kennett, Missouri. Her parents were members of a local big band in which her father, an attorney, played trumpet. The family was very musical and owned three pianos.

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Drugstore

Named in honor of filmmaker Gus Van Sant's indie classic Drugstore Cowboy, the dark, atmospheric British-based trio Drugstore formed in London in 1993. The group was led by vocalist/bassist Isabel Monteiro, an expatriate Brazilian who relocated to the U.K. in 1990; after singing in a number of short-lived groups, she eventually teamed with drummer and Los Angeles native Mike Chylinski, and soon Drugstore began to take shape.

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Orca Team

Seattle-based post punk by the beach. Dwayne Cullen - Drums
Jessica B. - Guitar
Leif Anders - Bass and Vocals Having lived everywhere from Portland to Bellingham, ORCA TEAM are bastard children of the Northwest. Currently in Seattle, the three members have decided to travel the wilderness of the United States. Leif Anders sings longingly for a lost ideal over a driving, melodic bass line. Jessica B. plucks notes drenched in reverb on her guitar.

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