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Reef

The band members included Gary Stringer on vocals, Kenwyn House on guitar, Jack Bessant on bass and Dominic Greensmith on drums. Their second album, Glow, is ranked at number 26 in Kerrang!'s "100 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die" list.

Although most members of Reef have West Country connections, it wasn't until the four members met in London that the band was formed.

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Manic Street Preachers

Manic Street Preachers (often known colloquially as "The Manics") are a Welsh rock band often associated with the resurgence of British rock in the early 90s, who gained mainstream popularity in the UK at the time. They are known for their intelligent and often political lyrics and have a dedicated cult following. Although during the early part of their career they were regarded as a punk rock band, their music is now often generally regarded as alternative rock, due to changes in their sound.

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The Dismemberment Plan

The Dismemberment Plan is an / band formed in Washington, D.C., United States on January 1, 1993. Also known as "The D-Plan" or "The Plan," the band's name comes from a stray phrase uttered by the insurance salesman in the popular comedy Groundhog Day. The band members include Eric Axelson (bass), Jason Caddell (guitar), Joe Easley (drums) and Travis Morrison (vocals and guitar).

Read more about The Dismemberment Plan on Last.fm.

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thetracks

the tracks formed in Glasgow between the singer / songwriter partnership of Billy Agnew (Lead vocals & rhythm guitar) & Mick McArthur (Lead guitar & vocals) having met at Uni. Armed with their guitars & 3 times daily rations of porridge (had to fund uni somehow) they spent many an evening touring the pubs and clubs of Glasgow with their original mix of uptempo and mellow songs filled with clever & beautiful lyrics and charged emotional vocals.
Websites:http://www.myspace.com/tracksweb
Live acoustic set & a wee interview:http://www.canstream.co.uk/celticmusic/index.php?id=96

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The Vichy Government

Taking their name from the de facto fascist French government during the second World War, The Vichy Government were never going to write songs about love and cute puppies. Their two independently released albums 'Carrion Camping' and 'Whores In Taxis' show that they aren't afraid to challenge both themselves and their listeners, coming across like Le Tigre fronted by Oscar Wilde.

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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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Heavy Loaded Dice

Heavy Loaded Dice - Indie Rock n Roll group based in Chelmsford Essex UK, Owen James - Guitar/Vocals
Alan Launder - Lead Guitar
Joe Lethbridge - Bass Guitar
Mark Mcainey - Drums Heavy Loaded Dice was Formend in late 2011, Alan met Owen. Mark met Joe. Alan and Owen met Mark and Joe. Heavy Loaded Dice was born. The Debut EP was recorded by the band themselves in Mark's garage. All of the tracks can be downloaded for FREE!!

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Ellie Campbell

Ellie Campbell is a British singer who released four singles and an album in the late 1990s. Initially touted as the 'next big thing' after winning a GMTV contest to find a singer, Campbell released "Sweet Lies" in 1998, which reached #42 in the UK Singles Chart, "So Many Ways", which ended up being her biggest hit, reaching #26 in August 1999, and "Don't Want You Back", which made #50. "You're No Good" was also released as a single in Australia following her minor success with 'Don't Want You Back" (#44) .

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