Portishead is a band formed in 1991 in Bristol, England. The band is named after the nearby town of the same name, 8 miles west of Bristol. Portishead consists of Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons, and Adrian Utley, while sometimes citing a fourth member, Dave McDonald, an engineer on Dummy and Portishead.
Up, Bustle and Out are musicians and recording artists - DJ D. "Ein" Fell (also known as Clandestine Ein) and producer-performer Rupert Mould (also known as Señor Roody) from Bristol, Senor Cuffy (Spanish Guitarist), Dave Cridge (Beat Keeper and tour/soundsystem dj) UK. They have released a number of albums and singles on the Ninja Tune independent record label.
Evita is a British melodic metalcore band from Bristol, UK formed in 2006. The band are notable for drastically changing the sound of their music between their first EP and their debut album.
Dragons were an English rock band, formed in 2005 in Bristol by singer Anthony Tombling Jr. and drummer David Francolini.
The Heads are an English psychedelic rock band formed in Bristol, England in 1990. They have released around 20 full length albums (including live albums, patchworks, and collaborations), numerous EPs and singles. They recorded 3 Peel Sessions between 1995 and 1999.
Onslaught are an English thrash metal band from Bristol, England. Initially active from 1983 to 1991, they reformed in 2004. The band initially drew influence from second wave punk rock bands such as Discharge and The Exploited, and then adopted a straight forward thrash metal sound. To date, Onslaught have released five studio albums, one compilation, four singles and two live recordings: a live album and DVD.
Smith & Mighty are a Dub/Drum and bass/Trip hop group from Bristol, consisting of Rob Smith and Ray Mighty. Their first releases, in the late 1980s, were breakbeat covers of "Anyone Who Had a Heart" and "Walk on By". They went on to produce "Wishing on a Star" for Fresh Four and Massive Attack's first single, "Any Love".
The Eagles were a British music quartet active from 1958 until the mid-1960s. They formed in 1958, at the Eagle House youth club in Knowle West, Bristol.
Monk & Canatella is an indie/breakbeat musical group from Bristol, England, formed by Simon Russell born in 1973 and Jim Johnston (born 1975) in the mid-nineties. Their 1996 album on Cup Of Tea Records, Care in the Community, is a prime example of the trip-hop sound.
The Wurzels (originally Adge Cutler and the Wurzels but renamed The Wurzels after Adge Cutler's death) are a British Scrumpy and Western band. The Somerset-based band is best known by many people for their 1976 number one hit "Combine Harvester", and number three hit "I Am A Cider Drinker" based on the song "Una Paloma Blanca", but have a history stretching over 40 years, and still perform to this day.
Flying Saucer Attack was an experimental space rock band that formed in Bristol, England in 1992. David Pearce was the core member of the group, and Rachel Brook (of Movietone, another Bristol band) was a member for most of the band's lifetime.
Fuck Buttons are a two-piece electronic group formed in Bristol in 2004 by Andrew Hung and Benjamin John Power.
William Owen "Will" Gregory (born (1959-09-17)17 September 1959) is a keyboard/synthesizer player, producer and composer/songwriter. He is best known as lead keyboardist, producer and composer of the electronic music duo Goldfrapp.
Movietone is an English post-rock band. They formed in Bristol, England in 1994. Core members are Kate Wright and Rachel Brook (now Rachel Coe). Brook was also a member of Flying Saucer Attack during the first few years of the band's existence, and Wright is also currently the bass player for Crescent. Other musicians have included Matt and Sam Jones (both of Crescent), Matt Elliott (The Third Eye Foundation), Chris Cole, Florence Lovegrove, Ros Walford and Clare Ring.
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