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Southpaw

There aremultiple artists called Southpaw. 1. A hard rock/heavy metal band from Sweden featuring Mats Leven (Krux/Yngwie Malmsteen/Therion) on vocals, Fredrik Akesson (Talisman/Opeth/Krux) on guitar, John Leven (Europe) on bass and Richard Evensand (Therion/Chimera) on drums. Released one self-titled album in 1998. Some demos are recorded for a second but remain unreleased at present.
2. One is a Danish indie rock band from Copenhagen

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Kajagoogoo

Kajagoogoo is an English pop band best known for its first single, "Too Shy", which reached Number 1 in the UK and Number 5 in the U.S in 1983. The single was produced by keyboardist Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran and Colin Thurston who was, at this time, Duran Duran's in-house producer. The band was founded in Leighton Buzzard in 1979 as a four piece avant-garde instrumental group called Art Nouveau, with Nick Beggs on bass guitar, Steve Askew on lead guitar, Stuart Neale on keyboards and Jez Strode on drums.

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Flying Pickets

The Flying Pickets is a British a cappella vocal group, that had a surprise number one hit in 1983 in the UK singles chart, with their cover of Yazoo's track Only You. The name 'Flying Pickets' refers to mobile strikers who travel in order to join a picket. The group of six was founded by Brian Hibbard in 1982 by a group of actors , the "7:84 Theatre group", a fringe theatre group who had sung a capella in their production of One Big Blow, based on the 1984 UK miners' strike.

Read more about Flying Pickets on Last.fm.

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a-ha

a-ha is a norwegian new wave band that was most popular in the UK and the USA during the 1980s, but continued to be globally successful in the 1990s and 2000s. The trio, composed of lead vocalist Morten Harket, guitarist Paul Waaktaar-Savoy and keyboardist Magne Furuholmen, formed in 1982 and left Norway for London in order to make a career in the music business. The origin of the name a-ha comes from the lyric of an early song. After checking dictionaries in several languages, they found out that 'a-ha' was an international way of expressing recognition, with positive connotations.

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Blaqk Audio

Blaqk Audio is an electronic project from Oakland, United States, created by and consisting of Davey Havok as lyricist and vocalist and Jade Puget writing music and programming synthesizers. Both Jade and Davey are members of the band AFI. Blaqk Audio were signed to Interscope Records, their debut album, CexCells, was released on August 14, 2007. The first single from the album is 'Stiff Kittens', revealed by Jade on the BA myspace blog.

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The Modern

The Modern were an electropop outfit from london, uk, most famous for Jane Falls Down. Chi Tudor-Hart and Nathan Cooper were all in Dirty Blonde beforehand. Emma Cooke, Robert James, and Bob Malkowski were also members of The Modern.
Chi Tudor-Hart, Nathan Cooper, and Emma Cooke later formed Matinée Club. Bob Malkowski joined Inertia, Circus of Horrors and Mayhem Deranged. As of November 2008, the members of Matinee Club decided to reform the Modern with the inclusion of Rees Bridges on drums.

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