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Grounds are a four-piece alternative rock band from Greater Manchester, UK. Coming together in 2008, the band take influences from some of Manchester's greatest acts; The Charlatans, Oasis, The Stone Roses, James, Elbow, as well as other pioneers such as the Doors. In January 2011 they auditioned for the Live & Unsigned competition, making it through to the regional finals in Manchester, where they will perform in a bid to become successful on Sunday 27th March.

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Glasvegas

Glasvegas is an alternative/shoegazing band which formed in Glasgow, Scotland in 2003, the band is composed of James Allan (vocals, rhythm guitar), Rab Allan (lead guitar), Paul Donoghue (bass guitar) and Caroline McKay (drums). Their music is influenced by artists such as Wall of Sound producer Phil Spector and other, more recent, bands which share that same aesthetic such as My Bloody Valentine and The Jesus and Mary Chain.

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The Fleshtones

Often tagged as garage-rock revivalists, the Fleshtones mix the fuzz-guitar and Farfisa organ sounds of that genre with rockabilly, '50s and '60s R&B, and surf into a potent retro stew the group likes to call "Super Rock." The group formed in 1976 in Queens with vocalist/keyboardist Peter Zaremba, guitarist Keith Streng, bassist Jan Marek Pukulski, and drummer Bill Milhizer and aimed to return rock and roll to the simplicity and unself-consciousness of the '50s and early-'60s. (The group was often joined on-stage and in the studio by sax player Gordon Spaeth, who passed on in 2005.

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The WOO!worths

Thanks for stopping by. This is the bit where you learn about The Woo!worths. Two friends, obsessed with music and a love for making new sounds, formed the band in 2006. They compose music which has many ever-changing influences and believe experimentation is at the heart of all great Pop music. They use samplers and computers to help get the sounds out of their heads but are far from being electro-geek-knob twiddlers and their songs are mostly written on acoustic guitar.

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Starsailor

A rock quartet heralded on the release of their debut single, "Fever," in February 2001 as "Britain's best new band," Starsailor has continued the rich lineage of its predecessors such as Travis, Stereophonics and many others. Formed in Wigan, UK by music students James Walsh (vocals/guitar), James Stelfox (bass), and Ben Byrne (drums), the band went through several guitar-heavy embryonic lineups before the arrival of Barry Westhead (keyboards) cemented their sound.

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Earl Brutus

Earl Brutus were a band formed by World of Twist's Gordon King and had some minor hits including "The SAS And The Glam That Goes With It" and "Come Taste My Mind". Earl Brutus played their last gig at Hammersmith Working Men's Club in April 2004. Supported by a very drunk Frank Sidebottom (you had to be there) - they played a blinding set to the Strong Devoted. Lead singer Nick Sanderson died on June 8 2008. The world is a much more boring place since his death.

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