Menswe@r were a short-lived Britpop band in the mid 1990s from Camden in London. They signed their record deal after their fifth gig, appearing on the cover of Melody Maker (in an article about Camden club night Blow Up) before they had recorded a note. They were featured in a Select article about the mod revival when the project was still purely in the imaginations of Chris Gentry and Johnny Dean. Their dress sense was Mod (tight fitting suits etc) whilst their music was influenced by both Blur's second album Modern Life Is Rubbish and Elastica.
Brian Nicholas McFadden (born on 12 April 1980 in Dublin, Ireland), is an Irish singer-songwriter who rose to fame in the late 90s as a member of the multi-million selling Irish male band, Westlife. He is now a judge on Australia's Got Talent. In June 1998, McFadden auditioned for the new Irish male band (at the time), Westlife with Nicky Byrne and eventually both joined the group alongside Kian Egan, Mark Feehily and Shane Filan.
Black Wire were an English indie rock band from Leeds, UK. The band members were Daniel Wilson (Vocals), Si McCabe (Guitars, backing vocals), Tom Greatorex (Bass) and Danny Prescott (Drums). Black Wire formed in January 2003 and played their first gig within a month of forming, at the Leeds club night Pigs. They then went on to tour excessively playing with such bands as Bloc Party, The Libertines, HARD-Fi, The Cribs, Kaiser Chiefs and The Futureheads.
All the members of the band are from the Anfield and Kensington districts of Liverpool, and were close friends before the band started. They have been performing gigs since around 2003, supporting other bands as well as their own shows. They are well known in Liverpool for their band name being spray painted in lots of places. Nick Ellis, the lead singer of the band, has said one of the reasons he started the band is that girls would come to watch them perform.
Burlesque were an English pub rock band formed in London in 1972 and disbanded in 1977. The band consisted of Ian Trimmer (saxophones, lead vocals), Billy Jenkins (electric guitar, backing vocals), Steve Parr (keyboards), and Steve Hughes (electric bass guitar, backing vocals). After Burlesque disbanded, core members Billy Jenkins and Ian Trimmer went on to record and perform as Trimmer & Jenkins.