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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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Ash

There are at least three bands called Ash: 1) Ash are an alternative rock band that formed in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland in 1992. The media originally pegged Ash's music as britpop when the band first found mainstream success. The current line-up of the group is as follows:Tim Wheeler (vocals and guitar), Mark Hamilton (bass guitar) and Rick McMurray (drums). Ash's full-length debut "1977" was released in 1996 and followed 1994's mini album "Trailer".

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Inter

Inter was a British band active in the late 1990s and closely associated with the post-britpop pop punk scene. The band was formed in late 1995, with the lineup of Michael Boylan, Steven Bray and Johnny Gill. Martin 'Sid' Stovold, who had been helping the band out at rehearsals, joined soon after. The ethic of the band was, from the start, to appear spontaneous on-stage, whilst still being musically tight.

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Anek

Anek is an alternative rock band formed in 2001 in Lecce, Italy. Become more popular in 2009 with the release of their “5439" EP and their first single, "Bella", that aired on several local radio stations. Founding members Pete Sandon, his brother Jan Sandon and their friend Dario "Rock-D" Scordari welcomed guitarist Dave Tufano in 2006. At the end of 2009 Jan and Dario left the band and new drummer Loris De Carlo, son of the famous Italian drummer Enzo De Carlo, joined the band. The new line up finished to write and arrange new songs and travelled to London to record Anek first full length.

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Hal

There are several artists using this name: 1) Ultra-hooky, dramatic vocal harmony-drenched tunes. Echoes of the Beatles, Harry Nilsson, the Beach Boys, and Phil Spector are everywhere. Hal go beyond imitation and use their influences, as a good band should, as guides and not blueprints. Tim Sendra-All Music Guide.
Dublin 3-piece, Hal, formed in 2003 and were signed by Jeff Travis to Rough Trade Records in 2004. Their eponymous debut album was produced by Tears for Fears’ Ian Stanley, and released to critical acclaim in 2005, producing two UK and Irish top 40 chart hits.

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The Charlatans

There are two bands with the name The Charlatans.
1960s: A US psychedelic rock band from San Francisco.
1990s-present: A UK indie rock band from Manchester. - - - - - The Charlatans (known as Charlatans UK in the USA to avoid confusion with the 1960's group of the same name) were originally formed in Birmingham, England by bassist Martin Blunt, who recruited fellow West Midlanders; Rob Collins (keyboards), Jon Brookes (drums), John Baker (also known as Day) (guitar) plus vocalist Baz Ketley.

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The Rifles

The Rifles (formed in 2004) are an English rock band from London, UK. They are heavily influenced by The Clash, The Jam and 90s Britpop. Their debut album "No Love Lost" was released on 17 July 2006. Their highest charting single is 'Repeated Offender,' which reached #26.
The band's current line-up is as follows: Joel Stoker
Luke Crowther
Robert Pyne
Grant Marsh They released their delayed second album entitled Great Escape on 26th January 2009 (originally scheduled for 13th October 2008 release), which peaked at 27 in the UK charts and reached the number 2 slot in the UK indie charts.

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Lightning Seeds

The Lightning Seeds are an alternative pop/rock band, largely the brainchild of writer, singer and guitarist Ian Broudie. The group has its origins in the English city of Liverpool in 1989.

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Yeti

(1) Yeti is a British rock band fronted by bass player John Hassall, formerly of The Libertines. The group's highest accomplishments include opening for Oasis.
Hassall met bassist Brendan Kersey, lead guitarist Andy Deian Jung, and guitarist Harmony Williams through mutual friends. The line-up was completed after drummer Graham Blacow joined. Hassall writes most of Yeti's songs, but Williams has also penned several, and sings lead on his own songs.

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