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My Friend The Chocolate Cake

Formed 1989 by David Bridie and Helen Mountfort (members of Not Drowning Waving) Like their former band, My Friend The Chocolate Cake's music can be seen to straddle the worlds of ambient and world music, with an emphasis on piano and violin-led acoustic music. Influences range from the obvious (such as Penguin Cafe Orchestra and Celtic folk music), to the less obvious (such as John Cale and Talk Talk).

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Radio Spectacular!!!

Phebe and Harry met in 2005 on MySpace and five months later Harry had moved from Bundaberg to Adelaide so they could be together. Harry had been in Brisbane hardcore band Slain of Myself and was a keen piano and guitar player. Phebe had no previous musical endevours, other than the few years of recorder she did in primary school. They did their first gig in 2007 after getting air play on community radio stations like Adelaide's Three D. They have played with the likes of Tim & Jean, The John Steel Singers, Jonathan Boulet, That 1 Guy, Lovers Electric, Kid Confucius.

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FourPlay String Quartet

FourPlay Electric String Quartet is a four-piece rock band from Sydney, Australia, formed in 1995. It should not be confused with a smooth jazz group in the United States also known as Fourplay. FourPlay's members include brothers Tim Hollo (violin and viola) and Peter Hollo (cello), Lara Goodridge (violin and vocals) and Shenzo Gregorio (viola); former members include: Veren Grigorov (viola) & Chris Emerson (viola).

Read more about FourPlay String Quartet on Last.fm.

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Paul Mac

Paul Mac is the name of two artists: 1. A UK techno DJ aka Paul Souter.
2. An Australian electronica producer musician, born Paul McDermott 1. UK Paul Mac: After following the seemingly amazingly familiar UK path of electro/hip hop/acid house/techno it has now been nearly 21 years since Paul Mac started dj’ing and he has been producing for nearly 14, having recorded for over 50 labels including Sino, Intec, Ingoma, Kb Records Inc and Kanzleramt to name only a few and with nearly 120 release’s to his name its probably fair to call him a veteran of the scene.

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Frente!

Frente! was an Australian alternative pop/rock group, formed in 1991. The lineup featured singer Angie Hart, founder and guitarist Simon Austin, bassist Tim O'Connor (later replaced by Bill McDonald), and drummer Mark Picton (later replaced by Alastair Barden). Frente! burst onto the Australian music charts with the singles "Ordinary Angels" and "Accidently Kelly Street" in 1992. Frente!'s debut album, Marvin the Album was also a success, going platinum in Australia.

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TriPod

There are at least four artists with the name Tripod:
1) A french metal/hardcore band from Marseille called Tripod (2001-2005): http://www.3po2.com & http://www.myspace.com/tripod3po2 2) Tripod are an Australian comedy band from Melbourne, who are slowly making themselves known elsewhere. They have a small following in the UK and a trickle of fans in the USA. 3) A US-American rock trio with no guitars or keyboards: TriPod.
tripod-theband.com 4) A Norwegian grunge band called tripod.
tripodrocks.com

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Frank Martin

Frank Martin (15 September 1890 – 21 November 1974) was a Swiss composer, who lived a large part of his life in the Netherlands. He was born in Geneva, the tenth and last child of Charles Martin, a pastor. Before he started school, he was already playing the piano and improvising. At nine, he was composing complete, fully formed songs, without having had any instruction in song forms or harmony. A performance of Bach's St. Matthew Passion which he heard at the age of twelve left upon him an ineradicable impression, and Bach became his true master.

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