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Black Grape

Black Grape were a rock and roll band from Manchester, England, formed in 1993 by Shaun Ryder and Bez, formerly of Happy Mondays. They recruited rapper Kermit and drummer Ged Lynch of the Manchester-based group The Ruthless Rap Assassins, plus guitarist Wags from The Paris Angels. Recording of new material started that year, although the group were not under contract. In 1995 they signed to Radioactive Records (an imprint of major label BMG) and released their debut album. It's Great When You're Straight...Yeah immediately charted at number 1 in the UK, and spawned three Top 20 singles.

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Belle Amie

Belle Amie is a 3-member girl band made up Rebecca Creighton, 21, an unemployed hairdresser from Tallaght, Esther Campbell, 17, a student from London and Sophia Wardman, 23, a student from Scarborough, North Yorkshire and former member Geneva Lane. Geneva left the group shortly after the X Factor. Wardman was a contestant on reality TV show Shipwrecked: Battle of the Islands 2007. They all applied as solo candidates to the competition, but the judges, after a suggestion by Cowell, put them in a band qualifying for the Groups category in the 2010 edition of The X Factor in London, UK.

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The Afterglow

THE AFTERGLOW ARE: Dave Timson: voice, bass, acou guitar, songwriter
Mik Lennard: loud guitar, piano, arrangements, b.vocals, songwriter
Alex Cherry: drum, songwriter They formed in 1998 and hail from Turin, Italy. They write powerful rock anthems as well as acoutic ballads of touching intensity. *The Afterglow is also the name of an all-male a cappella group from The University of California Davis.

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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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Puressence

The melodic Mancunians first emerged in 1992, having played a series of gigs at Manchester’s In The City festival. The band have released four albums so far, ‘Puressence’ in April 1996, ‘Only Forever’ in August 1998, ‘Planet Helpless’ in 2002 and Don't Forget to remember in 2007. ‘Planet Helpless’ was hailed as the band’s greatest, with lead singer James stating that it was, “like 15-20 years of all the different facets of Manchester music, the acid house scene, the Roses, the Mondays, even Joy Division all rolled into the present day 2002.”

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Dubstar

Dubstar was formed by Sarah Blackwood, Steve Hillier and Chris Wilkie in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1992 after being discovered by a fellow North East UK-based manager and producer, Graeme Robinson. Robinson renamed the band, which had previously gone by the name 'The Joans'. After Robinson produced the material for the band's first album and had brought the tapes to the attention of Food Records' Andy Ross, the band were signed to the EMI off-shoot in November 1994. They released three albums: Disgraceful, Goodbye, Make It Better before disbanding in 2000.

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Its A Buffalo

its a buffalo is the sound of 4 young men. Ben Thorley sings and plays geetar. So does Steven Warburton. James Cole plucks his bass and Nigel Bennett bangs his drums. Sometimes they tune up and do this in time with each other, it sounds great. Ben and Steve found each other simultaneously, they both had guitars and songs. Then James popped around to their place to hear the songs, he liked 'em. Nigel fancied hitting things along to these songs. So he did.

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Peter Noone

Peter Noone is best known as the lead singer of Herman's Hermits. The first record in the US was "I'm Into Something Good". He is also an actor starring in television in both the UK and the US. He is still touring as Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone in the US. He is very active in his large fan club and his website at peternoone.com

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The Room

There are at least two artists which use this name: 1. The Room were formed in the late 70`s by Dave Jackson and Becky Stringer (both later of Benny Profane, Dust and The Dead Cowboys) before going through various personnel changes and splitting in 1985. With their interesting mixture of smooth vocals (Mel Torne was a big influence), clever lyrics (at times worthy of Jackson’s hero Thomas Pynchon) and splindly yet melodic music (thin The Fall but with more emphasis on melody) the band though very...

Read more about The Room on Last.fm.

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