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The House Of Love

The House of Love are a British rock band who were primarily active from the late 1980s to early 90s, and reformed in 2005. The band's original lineup was: Guy Chadwick (vocals, guitar), Terry Bickers (guitar), Andrea Heukamp (vocals, guitar), Pete Evans (drums) and Chris Groothuizen (bass). Bickers left in 1989 and was replaced by Simon Walker, who in turn was replaced by Simon Mawby in 1992. Andrea Heukamp left the band in 1988, returning briefly in 1991.

Read more about The House of Love on Last.fm.

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Jimmy Buffett

Jimmy Buffett (born December 25, 1946 in Pascagoula, Mississippi, United States) is a singer/songwriter, best known for his "island escapism" lifestyle and music including hits such as "Margaritaville" and "Come Monday". He has a rabid, but genial, cult following known as "Parrotheads." They call the youngest members "Parakeets." Buffett has written three No. 1 best sellers. Tales from Margaritaville and Where Is Joe Merchant? both spent over seven months on the New York Times Best Seller fiction list.

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The Bible

The Bible were an independent UK band with lead singer Boo Hewerdine. The band released two critically acclaimed albums in the mid-1980s. In 1985, Hewerdine, who ran a record shop in Cambridge UK, formed The Bible, recruiting jazz drummer Tony Shepherd. They released an album of songs through the independent Norwich label Backs Records called Walking The Ghost Back Home. The Bible became a fairly successful independent band, with a cult following spread mostly through word of mouth and live performances.

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David J

David J. Haskins (b. April 24, 1957, in Northampton, England) is a British alternative rock musician. He was the bassist for the seminal goth band Bauhaus. J wrote the lyrics of several Bauhaus songs (including their first single, Bela Lugosi's Dead. He sang backing vocals on many songs, and sang lead on Who Killed Mr. Moonlight? when the lead singer, Peter Murphy fell ill with pneumonia. He began writing music for a solo career while still in the band, and continued after the band's breakup, releasing the dark Etiquette Of Violence and Crocodile Tears And The Velvet Cosh...

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Elements

There are at least four different artists using the name Elements: (1) ELEMENTS is a Finnish metal band formed somewhere around 2001. However, Jarmo and Joni began playing together already back in 1996, when they just were about 9-10 years old. The boys' inspiration for music started in the legendary manner of listening to Metallica. In 2008 Elements released single, "One in the dark" and shooted a music video for the song in late 2008. The video has seen in Voice TV Finland and it's currently competiting in Voice TV's Garage Countdown competition.

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Pete Wylie

Pete Wylie (born 22 March 1958, Liverpool) is an English singer/songwriter, best known as the leader of the group variously known as Wah!, Wah! Heat, The 5,000 Names of Wah! or even The Mighty Wah!. Active from 1979, they garnered critical acclaim for the single Better Scream and the album Nah Poo! The Art Of Bluff. Their biggest hit single was The Story Of The Blues, which was released in late 1982, and ultimately reached Number 3 in the UK singles chart.

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Midas

Midas is the name of several different artists. 1. Hailing from Manchester Joe Tarran a.k.a Midas is a Drum and Bass Producer who has seen Releases on Break 9 Recordings His style of dnb is the more Minimal, Ambient flow, but is working on different styles 2. Hailing from Stourbridge, Midas write fast-paced songs about teenage life in the West Midlands set against a powerful musical backdrop. www.myspace.com/midas

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Bloodsport

There are 3 bands known by the name Bloodsport. 1) A Chicago punk band in the mid-80s.
2) A Christian hardcore band from Adelaide, Australia.
3) An ambiant and downtempo electronic artist.
4) A band from Sheffield, UK who play afrobeat mixed with post punk/noise rock, and who actually have a space in their name but last.fm hates them. 1)
Bloodsport was an important, albeit lesser known, Chicago punk band in the mid-80s.

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John Watts

John Watts is Fischer-Z's frontman and has also released some material under his own name. Another band he lead was The Cry (John Watts). John Watts is from a family of singers. He progressed through school and college bands inspired equally by the late 60s Trojan catalogue and great maverick artists, from Alex Harvey to Lou Reed, Captain Beefheart to Tom Waits and the ‘Hunky Dory’ David Bowie. Watts moved to the point where punk, art-wave and reggae crossed over.

Read more about John Watts on Last.fm.

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