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Thunk

Formed in 2006 with brothers Jonny Brewer and Jai Brewer playing Guitar and Bass respectively, they added Vocalist Ben Draper in 2007 and Drummer Martin Gregg in 2008.
Since completing the line up they have recorded an acoustic ep "Drummer Wanted" and electric ep "Demotologically Tested" (featuring former drummer Joe Sumasar-Rai in 2007). They are currently writing new material and in the studio laying the finishing touches to upcoming 2010 release "Rhymes With..." with 3 tracks available exclusively on last.fm

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Gov't Mule

Gov't Mule is a southern rock/jam band formed in 1994 as a side project to The Allman Brothers Band, but has taken on a life of its own. Like many jam bands, Gov't Mule does not get much radio airplay but is popular due to constant touring and intense fan loyalty. When the Allman Brothers Band reformed in 1989 in response to the popularity of the Dreams box set, Warren Haynes was added on lead guitar and Allen Woody on bass.

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N.E.R.D

N.E.R.D (No One Ever Really Dies) is a funk rock, alternative rock and alternative hip hop band formed in 2001. Their music is best described as funk rock, with various other influences, including hip hop, R&B, soul, alternative rock, and blues. Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo met in Virginia Beach, Virginia at the ages of 12 at a summer camp for musicians, which they both disliked. They spent their free time making beats and performing in groups with fellow childhood friend Timbaland. Shay Haley began performing with Williams and Hugo in high school.

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Extreme

Extreme is a rock band consisting of singer/guitar virtuoso Nuno Bettencourt, singer/lyricist Gary Cherone, bassist/singer Pat Badger and drummer Kevin Figueiredo. The band first formed in 1985 in Boston with then drummer Paul Geary (who later got replaced by drummer Mike Mangini) until the band decided to go on an indefinite hiatus that ended up lasting more than 10 years (1996 - 2006). The band's influences range from the progressive hard rock and elaborate multi-vocals parts of Queen, the energy of Aerosmith and Van Halen, as well as Beatlesque pop and a Led Zeppelin organic feeling.

Read more about Extreme on Last.fm.

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Instill

INSTILL are from Surrey/Hampshire/Hastings, rehearsing at Aldershot Military Base. Current line-up since Feb 2005. It all started in December 2003 with when a previous line-up of the band parted ways and a new INSTILL begun. After much deliberation over the style the first song written was C3 = Fudge (goto main website). A song about and angry man in his quest to retrieve fudge from a vending machine.

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Robert Randolph & The Family Band

Robert Randolph & The Family Band is a multicultural American blues and funk band composed of Robert Randolph, Marcus Randolph (drums), Danyel Morgan (bass), and Jason Crosby (organ). Frontman Robert Randolph was trained as a pedal steel guitarist in the House of God Church, Keith Dominion, in Nashville, TN and makes prominent use of the instrument in the band's music. The group's sound is inspired by successful 1970s funk bands such as Earth, Wind & Fire and Sly & the Family Stone, another multicultural band comprised of former members of the Church of God in Christ.

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