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Bad Manners

Bad Manners are an English 2-Tone Ska band fronted by Buster Bloodvessel (born Douglas Trendle, 6 September 1958, in the borough of Hackney), and formed in 1976 at Woodberry Down Comprehensive School, North London, where the members studied. None of the eight members played any instrument.
The members are :
Buster Bloodvessel - Vocals
Simon Cuell - Guitar
Lee Thompson -Bass
Richie Downs - Keyboards
Matt Goodwin - Sax
Matt Bane - Drums
Colin Graham - Trumpet
Russel Wynn - Percussion

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Sting

Sting (b. Gordon Matthew Sumner, 2 Oct 1951, in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK), is a distinguished English solo musician & former lead-singer / principal-composer / bassist of, 1970s/80s rock band, The Police. Sumner was born in Wallsend, near Newcastle, to Audrey Cowell and her husband, Ernest Sumner. He is the eldest of four children and has a brother, Philip, and two sisters, Angela and Anita. His father managed a dairy, and as a boy Sumner would often assist him with the early morning milk delivery rounds.

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Hurts

There is more than one band with the name Hurts: 1. Manchester, UK electro-pop duo Theo Hutchcraft and Adam Anderson .
Formed in 2009, elegant and enigmatic HURTS have their sharp suits, slick hair and stark visuals. Theo and Adam present a striking contrast to the glow-in-the-dark pop stars who have run amok across the charts of late. Looking like they would rather be on the cover of Vogue Hommes than NME or Smash Hits, the pair resemble Tears for Fears as shot by Anton Corbijn.

Young Guns

The home-grown production line has been in overdrive of late in the rock world, and High Wycombe-based quintet, Young Guns, are proof that it’s showing no signs of fatigue. Their four track debut EP, ‘Mirrors’, has been produced by former SikTh members Dan Weller and Justin Hill (Enter Shikari, Haunts, Gallows), and covers a host of subjects, from party-induced-excess and temptation, to adolescent aspirations and dependency, and all this in little more than 16 minutes.

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Goldhawks

Named after the West London street they were born and raised on, the Goldhawks palette is a unique mix of vintage Americana and quintessentially British fare – think Ryan Adams, Petty, Springsteen, Echo and the Bunnymen, The Cure and you’re somewhere in the right ball park.

Benin City

We are Benin City.
Six Piece.
Three Musicians.
Two Spoken Word Artists.
A Lot of Jumping On Stage. the only way people listen these days. Don't ask me why. In fact don't speak to us. We're not listening. You're not jumping.
Madness.
History.
And like the other band two of us are in, Holy Quality. "Benin City mash up experience, fun and wisdom into a melting pot of afrobeat, hip hop and jazz that will make you laugh and cry while shaking your booty...

Bombay Bicycle Club

Bombay Bicycle Club are an indie rock band which formed in North London, United Kingdom in 2006. The Favourite Day Songfacts reports that they were formed by Jack Steadman (vocals, guitar, bass), Jamie MacColl (bass, guitar, banjo, vocals), Suren De Saram (drums) under the name of The Canals when they were 15. Ed Nash (bass, keyboard, mandolin) later joined the trio as they switched between various aliases before picking Bombay Bicycle Club. The band took their name from a chain of curry houses in the London Area, and have since admitted that they dislike their band name.

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George Michael

George Michael (born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou on June 25, 1963 in East Finchley, London, England) is an English pop musician of English/Greek Cypriot ancestry. Michael began his career by forming a band called The Executive together with his best friend Andrew Ridgeley, a fellow pupil at Bushey Meads School, though it did not survive for long. It wasn't until he formed the duo Wham! together again with Ridgeley in 1981 that the success came for the band.

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The Selecter

The Selecter were a British ska revival band from Coventry, formed in the late 1970s as one of the essential bands of the British ska movement. Much of what set apart The Selecter from many of the other ska bands at the time was the voice of Pauline Black. She had to disguise herself as a man in order for the band to get gigs, but once they did, there was no disguising her voice. Like other ska bands of this movement, The Selecter featured a racially mixed line up, and songs about violence, politics, marijuana, a fictional spy's theme song, James Bond, and reggae classics.