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Reef

The band members included Gary Stringer on vocals, Kenwyn House on guitar, Jack Bessant on bass and Dominic Greensmith on drums. Their second album, Glow, is ranked at number 26 in Kerrang!'s "100 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die" list.

Although most members of Reef have West Country connections, it wasn't until the four members met in London that the band was formed.

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Jamie T

NME award-winner Jamie Treays is a 22-year-old singer/songwriter hailing from Wimbledon, South London, England. He is signed to Virgin Records but released his Betty and The Selfish Sons EP on his own Pacemaker Records label in 2007. His musical style is hard to place, but incorporates elements of rap, reggae, Indie and acoustic genres. Although at the time of writing Jamie has received relatively little mainstream exposure, he has received airplay from BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe, who made "Salvador" his single of the week and "Back In The Game" his Hottest Record In The World.

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Trixie's Big Red Motorbike

Trixie's Big Red Motorbike is a band formed in 1981 on the Isle of Wight, U.K. They are working on a new album of pop songs to be released early in 2013. Current members:
Mark Litten
Jane Litten https://www.facebook.com/Trixieland

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The Source

There are/were six Artists with the handle 'The Source': 1) A UK male producer, John Truelove. The Source originally started out as an alias of unknown origin for Source Records's 1986 single release "You Got the Love", feat. Candi Staton. In 1989, DJ Eren, put Candi Staton's vocals over a track by Frankie Knuckles called "Your Love" which became a club hit. This was also released on a bootleg EP known as "Love/Rock".

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The Gypsy Switch

Drawing from musical influences including Eastern European folk, rock'n'roll, and blues to name a few, The Gypsy Switch are a Brighton based street band providing an eclectic mix of original and covered material from the likes of The Doors and Daniel Johnston. Their shows are both playful and edgy with their strange blend of genre-bending instrumentation, satirical lyrics and a uniquely engaging performance.

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Sonique

Born "Sonia Clarke" in London, England in 1968, of Trinidadian parentage. She was sort of written-off at school but had shown talents in sports. She dreamed of becoming a successful pentathlete up to the time ending up only second in a race. Then she turned to the music scene, dancing at clubs etc. and joined a band as a singer at the age of 17. She was homeless in these times. Her band went defunct the same year, but she got a solo record deal leading to an immediate hit in the UK.

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Hard Skin

Parody Oi! band responsible for hits such as "Still Fighting Thatcher" and "Oi not Jobs." Fat Bob AKA Sean is actually an A&R man for Rough Trade and used to run the now defunct "Rugger Bugger" records label. Ben, the guitarist, drives bands around in a van for a living and was previously known for his role in bands "Thatcher on Acid" and "The Tone".

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Suggs

Born in 1961 to a heroin-addicted Jazz musician and a Soho nightclub hostess, Graham McPherson grew up with an absent father and a mother who battled against the stigma of single-motherhood. Like the boxer he coined his nickname from, Suggs' childhood was filled with fighting and violence. In the subterranean world of London's private members clubs and 60s gangster glamour, Suggs discovered a love for music and singing.

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Ms. Dynamite

Niomi Arleen McLean-Daley (born; 26 April 1981) and popularly known as Ms. Dynamite is a double Brit Award and three time MOBO Awards winning R&B, UK garage, and hip hop singer and rapper.
Ms. Dynamite was born and raised in Archway, a district in North London, to a Scottish mother and a Jamaican father. She grew up listening to reggae and hip hop music. Though she wanted to become a schoolteacher or social worker, her biggest aspiration was to be a musician. She is the eldest of eleven siblings, one of whom is a grime artist known as Akala.

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