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Edge of Colour

Surreal avant-pop group, EDGE OF COLOUR, create a lush and energetic stage show bringing
together live-looped vocals, surreal costuming, symphonic pop dance beats and hypercolour art and video. Featuring artist-musician Michelle Xen and Producer-MC John Teh, this duo has play the stage alongside performers John Cale, Grandmaster Flash and Decoder Ring.

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Chairlift is an electropop band which formed in 2005 in Boulder, Colorado, United States. The band consists of Caroline Polachek (vocals, keyboards), Aaron Pfenning (guitar, synths, vocals) and Patrick Wimberly (bass, drums). The band formed in Boulder, Colorado in early 2006 to make live music for haunted houses. Frequenting the Broker Inn on the edge of town for empty late-night jazz shows, Caroline Polachek...

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Rapture Ruckus

Rapture Ruckus is a Christian hip hop group from Wellington, New Zealand, currently signed to Tooth & Nail and Parachute Records. Formed in 2001, the group currently consists of rapper Brad Dring, DJ Soane Tonga, guitarist Geoff Duncan and drummer Gio Lesa. Their first album, the self titled Rapture Ruckus, was released in 2002 and gained a large underground following. Then followed the Limited Edition EP in 2005, and their second studio album I Believe in 2006, which won the 2006 Gospel Album of the Year at the New Zealand Music Awards.

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The Conspirators

The Conspirators are 5 musicians from the North Yorkshire area who got together by chance or by fate...
They're currently in the studio recording their first EP to be released in the new year. Band Members are:
John Gillies - Guitar, Vocals
Genevieve Parker - Vocals
Darren Banner - Guitar
Mike Cinnamond - Bass
Laura Goodacre - Drums and Percussion The Conspirators will be gigging in the new year, and are set up to play Oxjam in March.

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Mario Dewar Barrett (born August 27, 1986 in Baltimore, Maryland) is a Grammy nominated R&B singer, dancer, model and actor signed to J Records. He released his self-titled debut album in 2002 to critical and commercial success, with it selling over 96,000 copies in its first week. In 2004, he released his second album Turning Point, and had huge success with the song "Let Me Love You". It was one of the biggest songs of the year, holding a nine week run at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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Big Mountain

Big Mountain are an American Reggae and Pop music act from San Diego, California, established in 1991. The band had a major hit in 1994 with a cover of Peter Frampton's "Baby I Love Your Way", which also featured in the soundtrack to the film Reality Bites. The follow-up single , "Sweet Sensual Love" reached number fifty-one in the UK, while Unity, the album it was on, went on to sell over a million copies worldwide. Their most recent album was Versions Undercover in 2008.

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T'Pau was a late-1980s rock group led by singer Carol Decker. They had a string of Top 40 hits in the UK, and several hits in the United States and Europe. T'Pau formed in 1986. The members originated from the towns of Shrewsbury and Wellington in central England and took their name from a Vulcan high priestess in the classic Star Trek episode Amok Time. Their debut single and first hit was the 1987 release Heart and Soul. Initially a flop in the UK, it first became a hit in the U.S. Billboard charts, reaching #4, a feat it repeated in the UK Singles Chart some months later.

The What

The What is an Amsterdam pop band founded in September 2006. Inspired by bands from the sixties, the band has written songs varying from energetic rock to groovy melodious pop.
Relying on Erik Seyferth’s energetic vocals and funky keyboard playing, Ivan Mettrop’s inspiring guitar handling, Jim Glerum’s groovy basslines and Floris Linnebank’s spot-on beats, the What makes their songs really come alive.

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Robert Forster

Robert Forster is an Australian singer-songwriter, best known for his work with songwriting partner <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Grant+McLennan" class="bbcode_artist">Grant McLennan</a> with whom he co-founded <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/The+Go-Betweens" class="bbcode_artist">The Go-Betweens</a>. Born 29 June 1957, Robert grew up in Brisbane, Australia. In addition to his work with the Go-Betweens, he has released five solo albums: Danger in the Past, recorded in Berlin in 1990; Calling from a Country Phone, recorded at Sunshine Studios, Brisbane, in 1993 with members of local pop group <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Custard" class="bbcode_artist">Custard</a>; I Had a New York Girlfriend, a collection of cover versions recorded in Melbourne in 1994; Warm Nights...