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Paul Collins

Paul Collins was a founding member of The Nerves, a legendary underground rock group from 1974-77. (Other legendary rock groups formed in 1974, including Blondie, The Ramones, Radio Birdman and The Dictators). The Nerves were a 3-piece band featuring the talents of Jack Lee, Peter Case (The Plimsouls) and Paul Collins (The Beat). Aside from touring with The Ramones, The Nerves funded their own recordings without a record deal. The Nerves originally recorded the song Hanging On The Telephone, which was leter covered by Deborah Harry and Blondie on the chart topping "Parallel Lines" album.

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The Summer Set

The Summer Set is a pop rock/powerpop band from Scottsdale, Arizona that formed in 2007. TSS is signed on the Militia Group and released their first EP on September 30th, 2008 titled “…In Color”. In December of 2008 The Summer Set realeased their EP “Meet Me On The Left Coast” which inculded their Christmas single, “Love By Our Side”, a b-side titled “Can You Find Me” and an Usher cover, “Love In This Club” as a bonus track. The Summer Set announced in April 2009 that they were heading into the studio to record their debut album, “Love Like This” which was released on October 13th, 2009.

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Minibikes

Minibikes are a band from Melbourne, Australia. Members of the band are:
<a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Marcel+Borrack" class="bbcode_artist">Marcel Borrack</a> (Guitar and Vocals)
Al Barden (Drums)
Libby Chow (Keyboard and Vocals)
Nathan Farrelly (Bass and Vocals).
Rob Mackenzie is an occasional contributor on guitar. Libby Chow has worked with <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Clare+Bowditch" class="bbcode_artist">Clare Bowditch</a>, as a member of <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Clare+Bowditch+and+The+Feeding+Set" class="bbcode_artist">Clare Bowditch and The Feeding Set</a>, while <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Marcel+Borrack" class="bbcode_artist">Marcel Borrack</a> has released two albums under his own name. Links:
Minibikes website: <a href="http://www.theminibikes.com.au" rel="nofollow">www.theminibikes.com.au</a>

A Rocket to the Moon

A Rocket to the Moon is an american pop/alternative rock band. A Rocket to the Moon has released two EPs and a full length. Their first studio full length was released in October 2009. Nick Santino began the band in the summer of 2006 as an experiment, and decided to continue due to positive feedback. A Rocket to the Moon started its first official tour in 2008 with The Cab, Hey Monday, and This Providence. A Rocket to the Moon has also played in such events as Bamboozle.

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Daddy Long Legs

Daddy Long Legs were a London three-piece who made wonky and joyfully noisy pop music. The band comprised of an Englishman on bass (Jay Ballard), a Scotsman on guitar (Al Joseph) and a half-Portugueseman on drums (Chris Rodriguez); who were all equally in charge of singing, hooting, whooping and shouting.

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Todd Rundgren

Todd Rundgren is an American singer, songwriter, and producer who started in the 60s with the psychedelic band Nazz in Philadelphia. His solo career started out successfully with such hits as I Saw The Light and Hello It's Me (which was a reworked Nazz tune). He formed a band called Utopia (or Todd Rundgren's Utopia) which concentrated on eccentric progressive epics, while also continuing to release solo albums. His production work started early, with work for Sparks, The New York Dolls, and continued with Meat Loaf, XTC and The Psychedelic Furs, and many others.

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We The Kings

We the Kings is an American pop / rock band from Bradenton, Florida, currently signed to record label S-Curve Records. They released a self-titled full-length album in 2007, which peaked at #151 on the Billboard 200. Their second full-length album, Smile Kid, was released in December 2009 and have since completed a variety of tours. We the Kings also sports their own miniature series of webisodes, called The King's Carriage, detailing life on their tour bus. Their frontman Travis Clark has speculated on his blog that their next album could be an acoustic album.

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statues

There is more than one artist with this name: 1. statues are a power pop outfit from Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. They are comprised of Rob Seaton (vocals, guitar), Jeff Houle (drums, vocals) and Mitch Houle (bass, vocals). You can find more information on their MySpace page (http://www.myspace.com/statues) or their own website (http://www.statues.ca). 2. Statues is an hardcore/blues/screamo band from Perth, Australia, made up of Mike Dann (vocals), Duncan Wolfe (drums), Scott Kay (guitars) and Matt Templeman (bass).

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The Moderns

There are at least 2 bands called The Moderns. 1. Mod Revival band from Sweden (1979-1981) 2. Garage rock band from Australia. Samuel John Rees fronting the band, Willi Hamilton wielding a 335 high in the air, Andre Franco slapping the bass and Swanny hitting the hell out of his skins; The Moderns are dirty Gold Coast rockers who are fast becoming the best live rock band in Australia. After playing their first show in September of 2007, the four of them can now be found loudly unleashing their flavour at every divey dingey club on every corner of every town.

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Sunnyboys

Sydney band Sunnyboys remain one of the most highly regarded and best-loved bands of the Australian post-punk era. Fronted by the enigmatic and youthful singer/songwriter and guitarist Jeremy Oxley, the band breathed some freshness and vitality into the Sydney music scene in the early 80s.

Essentially Sunnyboys wore their influences on their sleeve - The Remains, The Flamin' Groovies, The Kinks and The Beatles with a dash of Detroit muscle thrown in for good measure. They produced melodic power pop classics and were rewarded with an immediate positive response.

Between 1980 and 1984 they released their self-titled EP (1980) and 3 albums: "Sunnyboys" (1981), "Individuals" (1982) and "Get Some Fun" (1984).

However, Jeremy Oxley's battle with schizophrenia plagued the band and Sunnyboys announced their break-up in June 1984. Their farewell tour produced the album "Real Live" which was recorded over two nights in Sydney (29th and 30th June).

In 1985, the French label Closer combined The Sunnyboys' first two albums as a double set entitled "Days Are Gone" for the European market.

In late 1987, Jeremy Oxley attempted to revive Sunnyboys with a new line-up. The new band signed a deal with RCA and released an album entitled "Wildcat" (produced by ex-Sherbet keyboard player, Garth Porter). The album failed to convince old Sunnyboys fans and the band broke up again in 1990.

In July 1991, Mushroom released the compilation album "Plays The Best" and the original line-up reunited for a national tour.

Also "Shakin' - Live 1991" (1993, live cd + "Sunnyboys" EP) has been released by Phantom and "This Is Real" (2004, double-CD, Singles/Live/Rare) by Feel Presents.

The band:
Jeremy Oxley - Guitar, vocals
Peter Oxley - Bass
Richard Burgman - Guitar
Bill Bilson - Drums

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