The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys ~ Traffic

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Traffic were an English rock band whose members came from the West Midlands. The group formed in April 1967 by Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood and Dave Mason. They began as a psychedelic rock group whose early singles were influenced by The Beatles, and diversified their sound through the use of instruments such as keyboards like theMellotron and harpsichord, sitar, and various …

The Needle and the Damage Done ~ Neil Young

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Neil Young, OC OM  is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician. He began performing in a group covering Shadows instrumentals in Canada in 1960, before moving to California in 1966, where he co-founded the band Buffalo Springfieldalong with Stephen Stills and Richie Furay, later joining Crosby, Stills & Nash as a fourth member in 1969. He forged a successful and acclaimed solo …

Grey Room ~ Damien Rice

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Damien Rice is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician and record producer who plays piano, guitar,percussion and clarinet. Rice began his musical career as a member of the 1990s rock group Juniper, which were signed to Polygram Records in 1997. The band enjoyed moderate success with a couple of single releases, but a projected album foundered because of record company politics. After leaving …

Yellow ~ Coldplay

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Coldplay are a British rock band formed in 1996 by lead vocalist Chris Martin and lead guitarist Jonny Buckland at University College London (UCL). After they formed under the name Pectoralz, Guy Berryman joined the group as a bassist and they changed their name to Starfish. Will Champion joined as a drummer, backing vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist, completing the line-up. Manager Phil Harvey …

Mad World ~ Gary Jules

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Gary Jules is an American singer-songwriter, best known for his cover version of the Tears For Fears song “Mad World”, which Gary recorded with friend Michael Andrews for the film Donnie Darko. It became the UK Christmas Number One single of 2003. Since then, Jules’ version has been used on many American TV shows such as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, …

Under the Milky Way ~ The Church

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The Church are an Australian alternative rock band formed in Sydney in 1980. Initially associated with new wave and the neo-psychedelic sound of the mid-1980s, their music later became more reminiscent of progressive rock, featuring long instrumental jams and complex guitar interplay. Glenn A. Baker has written that “From the release of the ‘She Never Said’ single in November 1980, …

Unbelievable ~ EMF

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EMF are an electronic rock band from Cinderford, Gloucestershire. They came to prominence at the beginning of the 1990s. During their initial eight-year run from 1989 to 1997, EMF released three studio albums and had gone on hiatus and reformed twice. The name “EMF” is believed to be an abbreviation of “Epsom Mad Funkers”, a name taken from a fan …

In The Rain ~ Slaid Cleaves

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Slaid Cleaves  is a singer-songwriter born in Washington, D.C. and raised in South Berwick, Maine and Round Pond, Maine. An alumnus of Tufts University, where he majored in English and philosophy, Cleaves lives in Austin, Texas. His full name is Richard Slaid Cleaves, but Slaid is the name that he has used his entire life. Cleaves is a full-time touring musician, …

Voice Of Midnight ~ Slaid Cleaves

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Slaid Cleaves  is a singer-songwriter born in Washington, D.C. and raised in South Berwick, Maine and Round Pond, Maine. An alumnus of Tufts University, where he majored in English and philosophy, Cleaves lives in Austin, Texas. His full name is Richard Slaid Cleaves, but Slaid is the name that he has used his entire life. Cleaves is a full-time touring musician, …

Pure Morning ~ Placebo

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Placebo are an English alternative rock band, formed in London in 1994 by singer-guitarist Brian Molko and guitarist-bassist Stefan Olsdal. The band were soon joined by drummer Robert Schultzberg, who was replaced in 1996 by Steve Hewitt. Hewitt was fired from the band in 2007 and replaced by Steve Forrest in 2008. Placebo are known for their androgynous image and …