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Calvin Party

Calvin Party (named after the 16th Century theologian) were formally known as Levellers Five but renamed themselves after another band, The Levellers, found some fame.
The band, who originate from Darwen, Lancashire, England, were long time favourites of John Peel for whom they recorded a total of eight sessions, three as Levellers Five between May 1990 and May 1992 and five as Calvin Party between September 1994 and September 2004. The last session was broadcast just a month before John Peel's death.

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A Witness

A Witness were an alternative rock band formed in 1982 in Stockport, Cheshire, England, by Rick Aitken, Vince Hunt and a drum machine, in 1986 replaced by Alan Brown (ex Big Flame). Keith Curtis and Noel Kilbride joined the group in 1983. Initially signing to the Ron Johnson label, debut EP Loudhailer Songs put them at the forefront of a wave of Beefheart-influenced bands that emerged in the mid-1980's. They gained further attention due to the inclusion of the track "Sharpened Sticks" on the NME's C86 cassette in the following year.

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The Brilliant Corners

At long last a band is being recognised for the influence it has had without the commercial acclaim that some of their songs deserved.
This seminal Bristol band consisted of a nucleus of Chris Galvin (bass) and David Woodward (vocals and guitars) with Bob Morris (drums) plus various others during their ten years of existence.
Through various styles they created a unique Bristol slant on the 80's which was never deemed glamorous by the press or music gliterrati in general. Some may say that the Bristol scene was insular but it was really about being yourself and getting on with things.

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Wayne Smith

There are multiple artists named Wayne Smith. The fIrst (born in Waterhouse, Kingston, Jamaica, on December 5, 1965) is a Jamaican reggae musician. His 1985 recording of "(Under Me) Sleng Teng", is generally regarded as the beginning of ragga style reggae. The rhythm was created on a Casio Music Box and is based on the riff from Eddie Cochran's Something Else. The second Wayne Smith is a Leeds-based electronic producer also known for his work on synth in Solus Locus.

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High Fidelity

Disambiguation: The name "High Fidelity" can refer to either the 2000's group "The High Fidelity" fronted by Scott Dickson of Glasgow, Scotland, or can also refer to the soundtrack for the movie "High Fidelity" based on the Nick Hornsby novel. Regarding the band "The High Fidelity", the following information is from their record label's web site:
"The High Fidelity's eclectic pop mixes drum loops, electronics, and synths in rock-structured songs.

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Yeah Yeah Noh

Yeah Yeah Noh were a group formed in Leicester, England in 1984. They released two albums and five singles while still together, and have had two compilation albums issued since they split in 1986. The group reformed in 2011, an announcement appearing on the Cherry Red Records website: "STOP PRESS: Yeah Yeah Noh are back together and are playing live as of summer 2012, on the lookout for 'interesting gigs in fields; gardens with expansive lawns considered'."

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Backwater

There are at least 3 bands with the name Backwater: (1) Backwater (Germany) Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 who released two full-length albums: "Revelation" (1984) and "Final Strike" (1986). Changed name to Tai Pan, releasing "Slow Death" (1995), and then changed their name again to X-Ray, under which they released "Dehumanized" (1996).
discography and reviews: metal archives Line-up:
Miguel Di Muzio - Bass
Thomas Guschelbauer - Guitars (1981-1993, 2008-present), Vocals (1981-1988)
Achim Schmietow - Vocals, Bass (1981-1987), Guitars (2008-present)

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The Nightingales

1) The Nightingales (now known as simply Nightingales) are a British post-punk/alternative band formed in November, 1979 in birmingham. 2) A Soul Group also known as Ollie & The Nightingales. 3) A finnish band. ----- 1) Original members were Robert Lloyd (vocals) and Joe Crow on guitar, both formerly of The Prefects, with Eamonn Duffy on bass and Paul Apperley on drums. The band, before splitting-up, played more sessions on John Peel's Radio 1 show than any other band, excluding The Fall.

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Ace

There are multiple artists with this name
1. A British pop group
2. A Eurobeat singer
3. An American R&B singer
4. An American rapper and DJ
5. An alias of Tyler, the Creator 1) Ace were a British rock music band, who enjoyed moderate success in the 1970s. They are notable for their part in the early career of Paul Carrack, who later became famous as a solo artist, and as a member of several other groups. The band was formed in December 1972 as Ace Flash And The Dynamos, but this name was quickly abbreviated to just Ace. -- Wikipedia.

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