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Friends

There is more than one artist with this name. (1) Friends is a UK band (see below). (2) Friends is a Jpop singing group comprised of 6 seiyuu from the TV anime Kyo no Go no Ni (see below). (3) Friends is a Swedish pop group that represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2001. They split up in 2004 when two of the members started the group Nina & Kim. (4) FRIENDS is a wank rock band from Adelaide (5) FRIENDS is a math rock band from Fernandina FL.

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The straits

Two bands are known as The Straits, one from The Netherlands the other from UK. 1. The Straits is a band from the Netherlands and got together in june 2005 and that was about time! Most of the Straits already knew each other and it was a twist of fate that got them to meet Patrik Muller and Wilko Stroo. The Straits intentions are not to create a new genre in music but to find the perfect popsong and present it to the world! Oasis, The Beatles and The Stone Roses preceded us. The Straits are bound by the chemistry to find a certain energy and a smile in their songs.

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Alpine

Alpine are a six-piece indie-rock band from Melbourne, Australia. National radio station Triple J played their demos on air and awarded them the ‘JJJ Un-Earthed Feature Artist Of The Week’ blue ribbon before they even had time to prepare their first live show. The band signed to Ivy League Records in August 2010, and released a single, 'Heartlove' a month later. Their first record, an EP titled 'Zurich', is set to be released in November 2010.

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Mzaza

Mzaza is an alternative group of musicians playing folk fusion music inspired by the likes of Lhasa de Sela, Radio Tarifa, Manu Chao, Édith Piaf and Yasmin Levy. Current members are: Pauline Maudy, Greta Kelly, Jordan Stamos, Stephen Cuttriss, Tim Johannessen, Andrew Vievers. In the past Miranda Deutsch played guitar for this group. Mzaza explores the cross roads between ancient and contemporary melodies from France, Spain, the Balkans and the Middle East.

Sean Quinn

With a career spanning well over a decade, Sean Quinn can lay claim to being one of Australia's hardest working and more diverse Dj's. Always holding down a minimum of four and as many as seven weekly residencies has meant that being versatile and reliable go hand in hand. Starting Dj'ing at age nineteen, Sean has witnessed and been a part of the meteoric rise of dance music, firstly in his hometown of Melbourne and later in his career, all over the world.

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Montero

Montero are DJ Dee McAuley and producer Graeme L. The pair have been responsible for tracks such as the 'Brazilia e.p' (Renaissance 2004) and the mighty 'Captain Hook', which hit the DJ Mag Hype Chart at No.1 in September 2005 and carried on to be the most downloaded track on DJ Download to date, with heavy support from James Zabiela, Steve Lawler and Nic Fancuilli. Their follow-up single 'Hairy Hits' and the ‘Lose Control’ remix of 'Phonique - For The Time Being' also received wide spread acclaim with a No.

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Wynter Gordon

Wynter Gordon (born Diana Gordon; August 25, 1985) is an American singer and songwriter. Wynter was born in New York and was brought up in a poverty stricken neighborhood in Queens. As the middle child of seven living in a two bedroom house with an abusive and largely absent father, her childhood was difficult. Wynter discovered her talent for singing and dance at an early age. As a teenager, she was accepted to the famous LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts. There, she was nurtured in a welcoming and nonjudgmental environment.

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Bridgemary Kiss

WHY I LIKE BRIDGEMARY KISS…
by Jake Stone (Rolling Stone, The Brag, SMH Metro)
“I don’t care what people call us; I just want to be good” says impish UK ex-pat singer/guitarist Brett Ramson. “I want people to sing along to it, and relate.” Bridgemary Kiss from Sydney’s Northern Beaches teams propulsive punk energy with classic Britpop, and an infectious sense of swagger and fun. Despite being barely out of school, they’re still the most promising rock band I’ve seen in a long while.

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Aly & Fila

Aly Amr Fathalah (Aly) and Fadi Wassef Naguib (Fila), the Egyptian duo, were both born in 1981 and have known each other since kindergarten. After falling in love with the music of Paul van Dyk, Steve Helstrip and Chicane they built their first small studio and started doing electronic music and DJ'ing from 1999. After establishing themselves in Egypt, they decided to go international. In 2002, they signed with the prominent German record label, Euphonic Records.

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Chasing Bailey

The first single off Chasing Bailey’s debut album, Long Story Short, is called Little By Little. The song itself might be about a troubled relationship, but its title neatly sums up the determination of this young band. For while each member is still only in their late teens to early-twenties, Chasing Bailey’s dream of recording their first full-length album began all the way back in the year 2000. And now, with the release of Long Story Short, it’s finally come true.

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