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Nik Kershaw

Born Nicholas David Kershaw in Bristol, England on March 1, 1958, Kershaw played guitar and sang in a number of underground bands before deciding on a career as a songwriter. However, he ended up performing his own songs rather than giving them to others, and signed a deal with MCA Records in 1983, which spawned a debut single, "I Won't Let The Sun Go Down On Me", which just missed out on the UK Top 40.

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Arcadia

There are at least 5 bands with the name Arcadia: 1. Arcadia was the pop group formed in 1985 by Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes and Roger Taylor of Duran Duran, during a break in that band's schedule. However, Roger Taylor appeared in only a few band photographs and in none of the music videos, and stated he was only to be involved in the recording side of the project (he also had minor involvement in The Power Station, the other Duran Duran splinter group). The name of the band was reportedly inspired by the Nicolas Poussin painting Et in Arcadia ego (also known as "The Arcadian Shepherds").

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Cyndi Lauper

Cyndi Lauper (born Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper on June 22, 1953 in Brooklyn, New York, United States), is a Grammy Award-winning singer (who possesses a four-octave vocal range) and Emmy Award-winning film, television and theatre actress. She was lead singer of the rockabilly band Blue Angel before her rise to fame as a solo singer. Her melodic voice and wild costumes have come to epitomize the 1980s and New Wave — the decade and genre in which she first came to fame.

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Alla Spina

Alla Spina is a five piece New Wave band from Brisbane in Queensland, Australia. Forming in late 2010, Alla Spina are already becoming well known in and around Brisbane for their high energy music and performances. Influenced by various forms of music, Alla Spina (which means “pumped up” in Italian), play music inflected by Punk, rock, pop and ska. The band strive to break musical and social boundaries by sticking to a “no boundaries” formula to their hybrid sound and writing songs that speak about breaking stereotypes and following one’s own path.

The Belligerents

Hello, We're the Belligerents, a five piece dance/disco/punk band from Brisbane (Australia).
Since our first show in 2010 we have played with/supported a few bands: Metronomy (UK), Neon Indian (USA), Breakbot (France) We've just released our debut EP "Less Arty More Party" and we are all are pretty pleased with it. We hope you like the music, Lewis, Jimmy, Konsti, Andy and Stag

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Pet Shop Boys

Pet Shop Boys are a British synthpop/dance music duo, consisting of Neil Tennant who provides main vocals, additional keyboards and very occasionally guitar, and Chris Lowe on keyboards and occasionally on vocals. They formed in London, UK in 1982. Pet Shop Boys are one of the most commercially and critically acclaimed British groups ever. They have achieved eight platinum, two gold and four silver albums in the UK alone. Their career has spanned 25 years and is now in its fourth decade. They are still as popular as ever, touring and headlining festivals around the world in 2010.

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Simple Minds

Simple Minds is a Scottish rock band which achieved its greatest worldwide popularity from the mid-1980s to the early 1990s. The band, from the South Side of Glasgow, produced a handful of critically acclaimed albums in the early 1980s. Simple Minds has secured a string of successful hit singles, the best known being their #1 worldwide hit single "Don't You (Forget About Me)", from the soundtrack of the John Hughes movie The Breakfast Club and #3 worldwide hit single "Alive and Kicking". The band has sold more than 40 million albums since 1979.

Howard Jones

There are three persons with this name. 1. Howard Jones (born John Howard Jones on February 23, 1955) is an English singer and songwriter. He is the eldest of three boys. His birthplace is Southampton, England, and he spent his early years in High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire, and attended the Royal Grammar School. He now lives with his family in Somerset, England. When he was young, he used to give piano lessons. One of his clients was a girl named Jan Smith, who he later married. Whilst working with her, a vehicle crashed into their van, injuring Jan.

Rob Da Bank

Robert Gorham, known by the pseudonym Rob da Bank, is a British disc jockey. He presents a Sunday late-night show, Sunday Best, on BBC Radio 1 from midnight-2am, focused on promoting new leftfield music. Until September 2006, he and Chris Coco were the presenters of the Blue Room on Radio 1. The show had a dedicated following, and was one of the few show-cases for a unique blend of quirky chillout tunes.

The Church

The Church is an alternative rock band which formed in Sydney, Australia in 1980. Initially linked in with neo-psychedelia acts of the period, their music later became largely defined by the interplay of guitarists Marty Willson-Piper and Peter Koppes coupled with the abstract lyrics of bassist/singer Steve Kilbey. Their debut album, Of Skins And Heart (1981), earned them their first radio hit "The Unguarded Moment". They were originally signed to EMI's Parlophone label, but record company dissatisfaction led to them being dropped overseas, which limited their exposure early on.

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