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Carl Barât

Carl Ashley Raphael Barât (born June 6, 1978) was co-frontman of punk and indie rock revivalists The Libertines with Peter Doherty. He was also the frontman and lead guitarist in the band Dirty Pretty Things. Early life Carl Barât was born in Basingstoke, England and grew up in the nearby town of Whitchurch, England. According to a September 2004 interview with Blender Magazine, Barât had mentioned to have a French, Polish, and Russian ethnic background.

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Natasha Bedingfield

Natasha Bedingfield (born November 26, 1981) is a British singer, and sister of pop singer, Daniel Bedingfield. She also has a younger sister, Nikola Rachelle. Her debut single, "Single", was released in 2004, followed by the worldwide hit "These Words", which charted at #1 in the United Kingdom. She also released "Unwritten" and "I Bruise Easily" from the album, both of which were top 20 hits. Her debut album Unwritten went triple platinum in the UK, and has since found huge success in the USA.

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The Candy Skins

The Candyskins were a rock band formed in 1989 in Oxford, England. Considered by many as one of the cream of the 'Oxford Scene', they enjoyed limited commercial success compared to their contemporaries Radiohead and Supergrass. They were also considered by the British music press as one of the founders of Brit Pop. The band recorded four studio albums over a period of eight years. After the successful release of the "Submarine Song" in 1990, the band went into the studio to produce their first full length album Space I'm In with original bass and banjo player Richard (Mini) Brown.

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The Candy Twins

The Candy Twins are a four-piece indiepop/rock band from the London and Surrey area, formed in mid 2007. Their first label release is a five-track CD-r EP for Lostmusic Records (February 2009) including the download single, Good Friends. Their sound has been compared to The Wedding Present, Paul Weller, This Poison!, Edsel Auctioneer, Decoration, and Billy Bragg amongst others. Sounds XP described it as 'prime time 80s jangly indiepop.'

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Sonique

Born "Sonia Clarke" in London, England in 1968, of Trinidadian parentage. She was sort of written-off at school but had shown talents in sports. She dreamed of becoming a successful pentathlete up to the time ending up only second in a race. Then she turned to the music scene, dancing at clubs etc. and joined a band as a singer at the age of 17. She was homeless in these times. Her band went defunct the same year, but she got a solo record deal leading to an immediate hit in the UK.

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Jackie D Williams

Jackie D Williams (Oxford, England) "Music is something that we are never pushed into, we simply discover; and grow with it. It’s the one thing that holds us together but yet makes us so different” Jackie D Williams is living proof of this. His distinctive fusion of soul, funk, rhythm and blues combined with phenomenal guitar playing is helping him receive the recognition his talent truly deserves.

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Come

There are two bands under the name of Come:
(1) An American indie rock band.
(2) A British experimental band founded by William Bennett, who would later go on to form the very influential band Whitehouse.
(1) Come was also an American indie rock band from 1990-2001. Come was formed in Boston, Massachusetts by Thalia Zedek (vocal, guitar), Chris Brokaw (guitar, vocal), Arthur Johnson (drums), and Sean O'Brien (bass).

Read more about Come on Last.fm.

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The Lightyears

The Lightyears are a UK-based 3-piece trading in Glorious Technicolour Power-Pop. The band have toured extensively across the world including South Africa, USA, Thailand, South Korea and mainland Europe. They were awarded BEST POP/ROCK ACT at the first ever UK INDY Awards in 2007 and following this were invited to work with legendary producer Hugh Padgham, famous for selling over 50 million records with Sting & The Police, Genesis, Paul McCartney and more.

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