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Camper Van Beethoven

Camper Van Beethoven is an alternative rock band that was founded in 1983 in Redlands, California, though the band soon moved to Santa Cruz, California. Camper Van Beethoven mixed elements of pop, ska, punk rock, folk, country, and acid rock into an eclectic, catchy and sometimes mysterious ensemble, years before the so-called alternative rock moniker came to mainstream attention. The group's trademark violin-coated melodies and their ironic take on American culture put them one step away from being a novelty act in the eyes of many critics.

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Brian Hyland

Brian was born November 12, 1943, in Brooklyn/Queens, New York City, where his first musical experience ranged from church choir at nine, to clarinet and guitar, to his first local harmony group, the Delfis. In 1959, they cut a demo record and made the rounds of New York City record labels. Finally, with much persistence, after many closed doors, Brian was signed as a solo artist to a management contract, where he cut demos for band leader Sammy Kaye's publishing company. Kapp Records heard a demo and signed Brian at age 16.

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Vandaveer

Vandaveer is the town-folk, digi-pop, solo song & dance routine committed to tape and stated for the record by one Mark Charles Heidinger, hereby referred to as Mark Charles. In recent seasons (and in future seasons, no doubt) this Mark Charles character traversed the mighty American highways spreading golden pop rock cheer and debauchery as principle singer, songwriter, hand-clapper, and chorus-yelper for The Apparitions.

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The Travelling Band

The Travelling Band are … Adam Gorman: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Pump Organ, Accordion, Banjo, Harmonica, Percussion, Keys
Jo Dudderidge: Vocals, Keys, Acoustic Guitar, Synth, Percussion
Steve ‘Snaf’ Ballinger: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Percussion, Harmonica
Steve Mullen: Vocals, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Percussion
Chris Spencer: Bass
Nick Vaal: Drums, Percussion “Manchester’s great next hope? They ought to be.” Metro

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Karnataka

The Welsh progressive rock band Karnataka were formed in 1997 by founder members Ian Jones (bass/guitars), Rachel Jones (vocals) and Jonathan Edwards (keyboards). The embryonic band were augmented by guitarist Paul Davies and drummer Gavin Griffiths, who had both played with the other members of Karnataka in other bands or in rehearsals. Enjoying an instant rapport, the five piece Karnataka recorded what became their debut album, Karnataka, in Ian's basic home studio. In the beginning, the band had no thought of actually releasing the album — they had made the recording for their own pleasure.

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Jon Allen

There are two musicians named Jon Allen.
(1) Jon Allen was born in the rural serenity of Winchester and was pretty young when he started having piano lessons and singing in a choir.
(2) Jon Allen is a musician and composer in Columbus, Ohio. He was previously in the band WeeWaffleCastle and is now working on a solo project called Polyester Phantom.

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Avenue

1.Max George, Jonny Lloyd, Andy Brown, Scott Clarke and Ross Candy make up the boyband Avenue. The group first auditioned for Britain's popular TV talent competition 'The X Factor' back in 2006. The group made it to judge Louis Walsh's final 4 but the band were ejected from the show for concealing they had a management deal and were then replaced by boyband Eton Road. Now the band are releasing their first single 'Last Goodbye' which is to be released 8 September (download from 1 September).

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