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Reef

The band members included Gary Stringer on vocals, Kenwyn House on guitar, Jack Bessant on bass and Dominic Greensmith on drums. Their second album, Glow, is ranked at number 26 in Kerrang!'s "100 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die" list.

Although most members of Reef have West Country connections, it wasn't until the four members met in London that the band was formed.

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Deftones

Deftones is an American rock band from Sacramento, California formed in 1988, consisting of Chino Moreno (lead vocals and guitar), Stephen Carpenter (guitar), Chi Cheng (bass), Frank Delgado (keyboards and turntables), and Abe Cunningham (drums and percussion). Their sound has been described as ranging from alternative metal, dream pop and nu metal, to progressive rock and art rock. Critics have often praised them as one of the closest to unique rock bands of recent years for their innovative, atmospheric music; as Johnny Loftus writes...

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Danny Thompson

Born Teignmouth, England, 4th April 1939. Danny Thompson is an English double bass player perhaps best known for his work with the English folk rock group Pentangle and his longstanding partnership with John Martyn, Primarily a jazz player, his earliest recordings were made with bluesman Alexis Korner. As well as Pentangle and Martyn, Thompson worked with other eclectic folkies such as Davy Graham, Nick Drake abd The Incredible String Band as well as the South African jazz pianist Chris McGregor, while his numerous session credits included Cliff Richard's Congratulations'.

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Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo

Emily hails from the quiet Blackwood Valley, where lies a town called Bridgetown. It’s in the South West of Western Australia. As a teenager she was known to sing heavy metal and soul covers at highschool assemblies (it was a compromise with the bogan boys in the band: she would sing heavy metal, in return for them playing soul. Fair enough she thought.) Emily’s love of music spilt beyond her schooling years and across the seas to the UK.

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Erin McKeown

Erin McKeown (1977, Boston USA) recorded and released her debut album in 1998. By that time, still studying Ethnomusicology, she started touring around New England (USA) to promote her debut. From the beginning on, Erin McKeown has been a singer-songwriter using mostly guitar and banjo to play.
As the years went by, another four studio albums were the result of McKeown's hard work: Distillation (2000), Grand (2003), We Will Become Like Birds (2005) and Sing You Sinners (2006, USA: 2007). The songs on these albums vary between folk, jazz, rock and swing.

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Chemical Transport

Chemical Transport is a four piece Australian rock band hailing from the city of Sydney. The band was formed through the friendship of childhood mates Arthur Adam (Vocals/Guitar), Mitch Links (drums) & Ramzi Hajjar (bass). Looking extremely cool wearing an array of band shirts ranging from Nirvana to Limp Bizkit the three would often find themselves confined to a small bedroom in Mascot jamming and playing as loud as they could in vein of their favourite 90’s grunge and nu-metal bands.

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Dopamine

There are three artists with the name Dopamine. 1)Dopamine are an alt rock outfit from Caerphilly, South Wales. Mixing infectious melodies with crunching guitars, they have rightfully gained a large following. They have toured with the likes of Underoath, Funeral for a Friend, Silverstein, Lostprophets and The Hurt Process. They have released 3 e.p’s (one for Japan) and two albums. On the 25th of September 2006, the second album entitled “Experiments With Truth” was released on the emotion sickness label to mixed reviews including in Kerrang! and RockSound.

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