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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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Hoosiers

This is an incorrect tag for The Hoosiers. The Hoosiers are three men, but they were not always three. Before they found the third member they were a two-piece, and before that they were two one pieces. "The math's is quite simple," proclaimed Irwin Sparkes, the outrageously named leader of the rabble, "It's not rocket surgery". And it was not 'rocket surgery', it was music; and what The Hoosiers have created is a shiny great dollop of what the band like to call Odd-Pop. And it was not a lie for it was odd and it was pop.

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Ocean Colour Scene

Falling between the energetic pop/rock of mod revival and the psychedelic experimentations of Traffic, Ocean Colour Scene came to be one of the leading bands of the traditionalist, post- Britpop of the mid-'90s. Although they had formed in in the late '80s and had several hits during the height of Madchester in the early '90s, the band didn't earn a large following until 1996, when their second album, Moseley Shoals, became a multi-platinum success story in the U.K.

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Liberty X

Liberty X were formed in 2001, after they were not chosen for the official 'Popstars' group, who later became Hear'Say. Michelle, Kevin, Tony, Kelly and Jessica were part of a brand new group called Liberty. Their first single 'Thinking It Over' cracked the UK Top 5, surprising fans and sceptics alike, who thought that Liberty was even going to struggle to obtain a Top 40 placing in the UK singles chart. A second single was quickly planned, which materialized into 'Doin' It'. 'Doin' It' did not chart as well as their debut, making a modest impact at #14.

Read more about Liberty X on Last.fm.

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Beecake

Beecake, a Glasgow, Scotland-based band, consists of four members: Billy Boyd (Vocals, Guitar) John Crawford (Vocals, Drums) Billy Johnston (Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards) Rick Martin (Vocals, Bass). They are also previously known as "The Angel's Share". Billy Boyd is also known as the actor who played Peregrin 'Pippin' Took in the Lord of The Rings trilogy movie. More info about them from their Myspace.com page:

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Leisurama

Formed in early 2010 by Stu and Dan, they soon recruited both Tom and Lara from the internet (it is amazing what you can buy on ebay!). Leisurama are currently writing their musical manifesto and are taking the first steps in their journey as a band. With a mixture of fuzz and jangle, they have some great songs written and loads more to write. They are currently appearing live at various London and South East venues, come along to a show and say hello.

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Mystery Jets

Hailing from Eel Pie Island, London, England Mystery Jets are a prog/psychedelia-influenced British indie band who refer to as many genres as they like without being bound by any of them. Formed in 2005, the band consists of Blaine Harrison (lead vocals, keyboards), his father Henry Harrison (guitar, backing vocals), William Rees (lead guitar), Kai Fish (bass) and Kapil Trivedi (drums)
After some EPs and an NME featured track (Alas Agnes), the band toured and released their album 'Making Dens' in 2006 to positive reviews.

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