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ABC

ABC (often spelled with three stars) are a british new wave band from Sheffield, England fronted by singer Martin Fry. They charted ten UK and five US Top 40 singles between 1981 and 1990. Their last album Traffic was released in April 2008. The group's first single, "Tears Are Not Enough", made the UK Top 20 in 1981. Soon afterwards, David Robinson left the band and was replaced by drummer David Palmer.

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Rufus

There is more than one artist with this name: 1. A 1970s funk band, best known for launching the career of their lead singer, Chaka Khan. Major hits during their career include "Tell Me Something Good," "Sweet Thing," and "Ain't Nobody" . 2. A Czech band from Litomyšl: http://www.rufus.cz/. 3. A Brazilian band from Florianópolis. Playing a fusion of different styles, their music features experimental but raw instrumentals, with emotional lyrics.

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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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Deja Entendu

It's been just over a year since Deja Entendu released their debut EP 'Skeletons'. After playing a slew of shows in the middle of the year the band spent the later half of 2009 in an enforced lockdown - deciding to work only on songs for their forthcoming album. When the chords and melodies were finally penned it became clear there was only one solution to their lofty sonic ambitions - to build a studio.

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Cat Cat

1. Cat Cat formed in mid 2008. Their combination of mixed members and style allows the band to stay on a steady road of up beat 60’s psych tunes to 80’s cruising tempo’s. They’re sound has been described as a ‘a band from the past who found a massive time machine and went back to the future. Sounds old, feels new, kind of music.’ Their impressive debut release ‘Dig Mountains‘ is a sharp motorik kraut rock and cruising psychedelic trip.

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Superstar

The vehicle for the pop genius of Joe McAlinden. Joe was previously a member of The Groovy Little Numbers, and recorded for 53rd and 3rd Records of Edinburgh. He has been in Bellshill scene bands with members of Teenage Fanclub, Soup Dragons and The BMX Bandits. They released a mini-album in 1992 on Creation Records called greatest Hits Vol. One. This featured Neil Grant, Raymond Prior and Mark Hughes.

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SHINee

SHINee is a contemporary R&B group from Seoul, South Korea. Formed by SM 엔터테인먼트 in 2008, they made their debut on May 25, 2008 on SBS's Popular Songs with their promotional single, "누난 너무 예뻐 (Replay)", or "Noona, You're So Pretty (Replay)." The group consists of Onew, Jonghyun, Key, Minho, and Taemin. Since their debut, SHINee has won numerous awards. They have also starred in their own reality show (Yunhanam) based on their song, "누난 너무 예뻐 (Replay)". SHINee are considered to be a fashion icon, having started the "SHINee Trend," which is popular amongst the younger generation.

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maddy hay

Honestly I don't know how I sound the way I do - My ears are always switched on searching for cool and unusual sounds. I hear them in the hustle and bustle of city streets, building sites, cafes, and playgrounds. I have a vivid imagination, and can tune out and step right into a dream, at the drop of a hat. My friends think that my head is in the clouds and my producer Jonathan Zion thinks there is no doubt about it. This doesn't bother me at all, it's how I write my songs. It's very magical. I just sit at my piano, gaze out my window and dream.

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Andy Bull

Andy Bull is a 23 year old singer-songwriter hailing from Sydney, Australia who developed his love of music whilst growing up with his father who was a collector of keyboards on his travels, and had a keen interest in playing the piano. It wasn’t long until Andy himself developed this interest in the piano, and soon surpassed his father’s abilities. As a new artist on the music scene in Sydney, his unique and “retro” lyrical style caught the eye of producer Tony Buchen in 2004.

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Darwin Deez

Darwin Smith writes, records, produces and arranges using a 4-string electric guitar in his own invented, secret tuning. Five years ago, he left Wesleyan University (and friends MGMT and Boy Crisis) to start a band in New York City. Their current live set features his original songs, harsh electronic noise, and bouts of synchronized dancing. He has been dubbed the Michael Jackson of indie rock.

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