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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.

Read more about The Brilliant Corners on Last.fm.

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The Cravats

The Cravats were thrown together in 1977, the day after The Shend & Robin Dallaway had seen The Stranglers in Birmingham. Once back home in Redditch, tooled up with only a pair of bongo's and acoustic guitar, the boys got drunk and started work on The Cravats. After recruiting Martin Seys to play guitar, and Ethos Yapp to oblige on the drums the band took their set of songs into the studio to record a demo tape.

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Jay Stansfield

Jay Stansfield was born in 1980 in Nelson, Lancashire in the North West of England. Signed to White Label Music founded by Ann Shenton and Marc Hunter. Blessed with childlike high notes and a terribly sweet English accent with an 8 octave range, he has been called an upbeat Jeff Buckley with elements of George Harrison. http://www.wlmusic.co.uk/
http://facebook.com/jaystansfieldmusic
http://www.jaystansfield.co.uk/
http://youtu.be/gqh9YDgQGbM video for the single

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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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Experimental Pop Band

Formed in Bristol in 1996, the Experimental Pop Band originated as a studio band who included Davey Woodward (vocals) Chris Galvin (bass) and Corin Dingley (drums and keys). the band released a series of singles that gained critical acclaim from national music press including single of the week with the track 'boutique in my backyard' later covered by Sophie Ellis Baxter's theaudience. First ablum was a compilation of 4 eps named 'Woof' released on the Swarf Finger label. Corin left the band to form Alpha with Keith Bailey (drums) and Joe Rooney (keyboards) joining in mid 1996.

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The Blue Orchids

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The Blue Orchids were formed in 1979 in Manchester, England by Martin Bramah and Una Baines, both formerly of The Fall. They were joined by Rick Goldstraw, guitar, Steve Toyne on bass and Joe Kin on drums. With this line up, they recorded the singles "The Flood" and "Work" for rough trade records.
The group underwent a series of personnel changes before the release of their album "The Greatest Hit (Money Mountain" (1981), which faetured Bramah, Baines (keyboards), Goldstraw (now on bass) and Toby Toman on drums. This line up also released an ep, "Agents of Change" in 1982.

Read more about The Blue Orchids on Last.fm.

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Niney The Observer

Born in 1951, Montego Bay, Jamaica, Winston "Niney" Holness, or "Niney the Observer," was one of the premiere Jamaican producers of the 1970s. Under the tutelage of producer Bunny Lee, and later Lee "Scratch" Perry, Niney crafted what would become his signature "Observer" sound. His studio band, The Observers, furnished a raw, yet robust sound that often featured plucky guitar riffs. He shaped the reggae soundscape of the 70s working with artists like Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs, Dillinger, Leroy Smart, Max Romeo, the Heptones, the Mighty Diamonds, and Tommy McCook (to name a few).

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betika

There are two artists that go by the name of Betika: 1. Death-pop, played with zeal and vigour by the musical wing of a sinister youth movement. Pronounced BEH-tick-uh. 2. A singer from the Côte d'Ivoire. Pronounced b'-TEEK-uh.

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Wild Swans

The 'Wild Swans' were MK1. (1980-1982) Paul Simpson/Jeremy Kelly/Ged Quinn Mk2. (1985-1989) Paul Simpson/Jeremy Kelly/Joe Fearon
Biography: Tumble from the sky... A Wild Swans flight log
(taken from the 'Incandescent' sleeve notes) There were and always will be three core members of the Wild Swans: Jeremy Kelly (guitar), Gerard Quinn (keyboards) and Paul Simpson (vocals). Paul had played keyboards in The Teardrop Explodes - and Ged had replaced him for a while. Jeremy was the youngest member and this was his first serious group.

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