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Kinky D

"..she has this encyclopadic knowledge of music... it becomes almost anthropological...she can immediately smell what the crowd is wanting." 'My Favourite Londoner' Time Out "Enter the realm of Kinky D and you walk into another world." Diva Magazine, " Kinky D she rocks!" DJ Magazine Kinky D a professional in the music industry since 1994; as a worldwide DJ, club promoter, and BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra presenter.

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Shakespear's Sister

Shakespear's Sister were pop/rock duo consisting of former Bananarama member Siobhan Fahey and (from 1989 - 1996) singer/songwriter/guitarist Marcella Detroit (real name Marcy Levy). Detroit had previously performed with Eric Clapton, released a solo album in 1982, and has since released more solo material as well as a blues album with the Marcy Levy Band. Fahey was born in Dublin, Ireland, and Detroit was born in Detroit, Michigan, USA, hence her stage name.

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Black Uhuru

Black Uhuru is a Jamaican band probably best known for their hits "Shine Eye Gal", "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner," "Sinsemilla," "Solidarity," and "What Is Life?". They were the first group to win a Grammy in the reggae category when it was introduced in 1985. They originally formed as 'Black Sounds Uhuru' (the Kiswahili word for freedom). The first line-up of the group was Garth Dennis, Don Carlos, and Derrick "Duckie" Simpson.

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Chateaux

Chateaux were a British (NWOBHM) band active in the 1980s. They released one single and 3 full-length albums (Chained & Desperate, FirePower and Highly Strung) between 1982 and 1985, and split in the late 80s.

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The Freshies

The Freshies is the name of a band from Manchester, England formed in the mid 1970's. Their first single, The Freshies EP, was released in 1978 on the RAZZ record label. Their biggest selling and best known song is 1980's "I'm In Love With The Girl On The Manchester Virgin Megastore Checkout Desk" renamed as "I'm In Love With The Girl On A Certain Manchester Megastore Checkout Desk" on request from Virgin Records, which reached number 54 in the UK charts in 1981.

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Graham Parker & The Rumour

Graham Parker and the Rumour (led by British rock musician Graham Parker, with Brinsley Schwarz and Martin Belmont on guitars, Bob Andrews on keyboards, Andrew Bodnar on bass and Steve Goulding on drums) formed in the summer of 1975 in London, England, and began doing the rounds of the British pub rock scene. The band was also augmented at times by a four-man horn section known as The Rumour Brass: John "Irish" Earle (sax), Chris Gower (trombone), Dick Hanson (trumpet), and Ray Bevis (sax).

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