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Helen

There are more than one artist with name Helen[:
1) Italo-Disco group.
2) Armenian singer.
3) Filipino band playing live drum n bass with a bit of funk. 2)Helen was born in Tehran, Iran to an Armenian family. She demonstrated her vocal talents as a very young child, and at the age of 15, she was accepted to the prestigious Tehran Conservatory of Music. During her rigorous music education, Helen´s studies were focused on opera as well as classical piano. Shortly after graduation, Helen set off to travel, journeying extensively throughout Europe from 1985 to 1995.

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Patrol

1. Patrol are from LEVEN which is in East Fife - Scotland, UK featuring Paddy - vocals - Jock - drums - Ronnie - Guitar Stewarty - bass. Patrol released 2 demos in 1981 and 1982. The first being called "Unknown Soldiers" and the second being "Another Fiasco". In 1983 No Future Records (home to Blitz and The Partisans amongst many others) released the Tracks Nurse Nurse and Unknown Soldiers on their "Country Fit For Heroes Vol 2 compilation LP Oi 23. Other bands on that comp were ABH, On Parole, Intensive Care, Impact, Mania, Government Lies, Criminal Damage and Cadaverous Clan.

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Mirage

There are at least 14 bands named Mirage. 1) Mirage released numerous cover version megamixes of current pop hits during the eighties. Many of them were produced by Nigel Wright, sometimes together with Nigel Stock, John Davies & Robin Sellars. Mirage also had three vocalists that posed on the record-covers: Kiki Billy, Nicos Griffiths & Carlos Griffiths. 2) A cult hungarian new/darkwave band from the '80s.

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Casionova (UK)

BIOGRAPHY: UK Italo Disco producer who founded Cyber Dance (label) in 2004 and www.magicwaves.co.uk (internet radio) in 2006, along with Ali Renault and Spruxxx. Also signed to Dissident (label), and DJs for Human Shield (label). Part of the same circle of Italo producers in the UK that has yielded Heartbreak (Lex Records), Tommy Walker 3 (Dissident/Human Shield), Ali Renault (Dissident/Cyber Dance/Human Shield), Muravchix (Dissident) and New Europeans. Currently residing in Brighton.

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Fockewulf 190

Fockewulf 190 are an italian band which can be tagged as italo-disco, electro, synth-pop, formed in Milan in 1980. The band is named after a well-known aircraft model of the II World War. The original members were Victor Life on keyboards/synths, Dario Dell'Aere on vocals (who later hiked solo the italo-disco charts with the single Eagles in the Night. The band belonged to the italian underground new-wave / synth-punk stream that was taking place in those years. The influences of the beginnings were in particular John Foxx's Metamatic, Human League's Reproduction, and Gary Numan's Replicas.

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