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Terry Francis

I was born in 1966 in Epsom. FAMILY
'My Mum and Dad were listening to James Last and stuff like that so I didn’t get much influence from them. I got to about 14 and realised that I enjoyed dancing ­ I started listening to early soul stuff, Motown, that kind of thing. I actually got into a bit of rock when I was 15. That was my brother’s influence really ­ his room was next to mine and I had to listen to it every day. I wasn’t into school really. I wasn’t really very good at school but I went. I was better at art and crafts than the academic stuff.

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Andrew Poppy

Andrew Poppy is a composer, pianist and music producer. As a teenager Andrew Poppy experimented with musique concrete, played Beethoven on the piano and bass guitar in an improvising rock band before going on to study music at Goldsmith's College. During his time at Goldsmiths he was active as a performer organising performances of Terry Riley's In C and other experimental works, as well as playing the piano in Webern's Concerto and giving a solo piano performance of Glass's Music in Fifths.

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Slaughter and The Dogs

It seems strange now that anyone could associate the band with Oi music but it just goes to show what can happen when you name a song of yours with boot boys in the title. An archetypal Punk band. Their style of music? Their sound was fast, furious and full of speed and coincided with punk and the Pistols, perhaps even predating it. Hailing from the notoriously tough Manchester suburb of Wythenshawe (once the skinhead capital of the North) Slaughter & The Dogs originally formed when Wayne Barrett...

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Yellowgroove

Music has a habit of throwing up coincidences and Yellowgroove are no exception. Formed within a melting pot of musical influences, Simon a slight disillusioned folk troubadour, who had a bag full of songs and a thousand more in his head, cut his songsmith teeth on the folkier edges of Led Zeppelin and Jethro Tull. Whilst, old friends Mark and Ben take guitar tones and stylings from the likes of Queens of the Stone Age, Cream, Pink Floyd and more. When Jack joined he brought the beats fashioned on his idols Chad Smith, John Bonham and Ginger Baker.

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Natasha Bedingfield

Natasha Bedingfield (born November 26, 1981) is a British singer, and sister of pop singer, Daniel Bedingfield. She also has a younger sister, Nikola Rachelle. Her debut single, "Single", was released in 2004, followed by the worldwide hit "These Words", which charted at #1 in the United Kingdom. She also released "Unwritten" and "I Bruise Easily" from the album, both of which were top 20 hits. Her debut album Unwritten went triple platinum in the UK, and has since found huge success in the USA.

Read more about Natasha Bedingfield on Last.fm.

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goFASTER>>

goFASTER>> formed in Liverpool through the summer of 2006 to write pop songs about rubbish jobs, daytime television and STD's. Their debut single was released in June 2007; a double a-side 7" featuring 'She Starts Monday' and 'Heather's Loaded = McCartney's Blown It' on This Is Fake DIY Records. Their second single, titled 'Flammable Leisurewear' , was released February 2008 on Alcopop and featured sleeve artwork designed by Paul Rafferty of Hot Club de Paris.

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All Those Heroes

United by a love of US punk and alternative rock, ambitious Leeds based punk-pop-rock trio ALL THOSE HEROES formed in mid-2009 and enjoyed a hectic first six months as a band.
All musicians since their teens (frontman Daniel Pearson is an accomplished singer-songwriter with a solo album under his belt, while drummer Mike Quarry and bassist Dan Newsome are talented veterans of various rock bands), the three soon gelled into a formidable musical unit and headed into the studio to record their first single.

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S O H N

London-born and Vienna-based musician SOHN drops The Wheel EP in November 5th, 2012 via new label Aesop.
S O H N has created a sound that blends his haunting vocal stylings with a backdrop of analogue drum machines and synths, mixing the worlds of old and new together to create a foundation for his tracks. Aside from emphasising the soulfulness of his voice, S O H N's lyrics play upon the space that exists within language, twining his vocals around the gaps between sentences, and reclaiming the importance of words.

Read more about S O H N on Last.fm.

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