Music from Newcastle upon Tyne

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  1. Bryan Ferry

    Bryan Ferry

    56,617 views
    Singer

  2. Dire Straits

    Dire Straits

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    Dire Straits were a British rock band, formed in 1977 by Mark Knopfler (lead vocals and lead guitar), his younger brother David Knopfler (rhythm guitar and backing vocals), John Illsley (bass guitar and backing vocals), and Pick Withers (drums and percussion). Dire Straits' sound drew from a variety of musical influences, including jazz, folk, blues, and came closest to beat music within the context of rock and roll. Despite the prominence of punk rock during the band's early years, the band's stripped-down sound contrasted with punk, demonstrating a more "rootsy" influence that emerged from pub rock. Many of Dire Straits' compositions were melancholic. Dire Straits' biggest selling album, Brothers in Arms, has sold over 30 million copies, and was the first album to sell a million copies on Compact Disc.


  3. Lighthouse Family

    Lighthouse Family

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    Lighthouse Family are a British musical duo that rose to prominence in the mid-1990s and remained active until the early 2000s. Vocalist Tunde Baiyewu and keyboardist Paul Tucker formed the act in 1993 in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK after meeting while studying at university and both working at the same bar. Their 1995 debut album Ocean Drive sold more than 1.8 million copies in the UK alone and established them as a popular easy listening duo throughout Europe.


  4. Ant & Dec

    Ant & Dec

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    Anthony McPartlin (born 18 November 1975) and Declan Donnelly (born 25 September 1975), known collectively as Ant & Dec, are an English comedy and TV presenting duo from Newcastle upon Tyne, England.


  5. Beth Jeans Houghton

    Beth Jeans Houghton

    5,513 views
    English, Musician

  6. The Animals

    The Animals

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    The Animals were an English band of the 1960s, formed in Newcastle upon Tyne during the early part of the decade. The band moved to London upon finding fame in 1964. The Animals were known for their gritty, bluesy sound and deep-voiced frontman Eric Burdon, as exemplified by their signature song and transatlantic No.1 hit single, "The House of the Rising Sun", as well as by hits such as "We Gotta Get out of This Place", "It's My Life", "I'm Crying" and "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood". The band balanced tough, rock-edged pop singles against rhythm and blues-oriented album material. They were known in the US as part of the British Invasion.


  7. Hank B. Marvin

    Hank B. Marvin

    2,341 views
    English musician

  8. Raven

    Raven

    2,091 views

    Raven are an English heavy metal band associated with the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement. They had a hit with the single "On and On", and refer to their music as "athletic rock".


  9. Venom

    Venom

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    Venom are an English heavy metal band that formed in 1979 in Newcastle upon Tyne. Coming to prominence towards the end of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Venom's first two albums—Welcome to Hell (1981) and Black Metal (1982)—are considered a major influence on thrash metal and extreme metal in general. Venom's second album proved influential enough that its title was used as the name of an extreme metal subgenre: black metal.


  10. The Quireboys

    The Quireboys

    801 views

    The Quireboys are an English hard rock band formed in 1984 in London, England, with strong ties to Newcastle. When the band formed they were originally known as The Queerboys and later as the London Quireboys in the United States, settling at last with their current name.


  11. The Wildhearts

    The Wildhearts

    578 views

    The Wildhearts are a British rock group originally formed in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. The band's sound is a mixture of hard rock and melodic pop music, often described in the music press as combining influences as diverse as The Beatles and 1980s-era Metallica. However, this characterization is denied by the band, who see their influences as being far broader, as shown in the song "29 X The Pain", which lists many of group leader Ginger's influences. Despite several top 20 singles and one top 10 album in Britain, the Wildhearts have not achieved major commercial success, owing in part to difficulties with record companies and many internal problems often relating to recreational drugs and depression. Much of the band's early career was affected by bitter feuds with their record company, East West.


  12. Dubstar

    Dubstar

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    Dubstar are an English band, performing mostly dream pop and indie dance music, as well as occasional pop ballads and, on later releases, guitar-heavy rock with an industrial influence. The group was formed in 1992 by Steve Hillier and Chris Wilkie in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Sarah Blackwood joined in 1993, replacing Hillier on vocals.


  13. Spike (musician)

    Spike (musician)

    147 views
    British, Singer

  14. Lindisfarne

    Lindisfarne

    55 views

    Lindisfarne are a British folk rock and progressive rock band from Newcastle upon Tyne established in 1968 (originally called Brethren). The original line-up comprised Alan Hull (vocals, guitar, piano), Ray Jackson (vocals, mandolin, harmonica), Simon Cowe (guitar, mandolin, banjo, keyboards), Rod Clements (bass guitar, violin) and Ray Laidlaw (drums).


  15. Kathryn Williams

    Kathryn Williams

    23 views
    English singer-songwriter

  16. Satan

    Satan

    12 views

    Satan are a heavy metal band originating from Newcastle, England in 1979, known as part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement. Though generally obscure throughout their career, the band is considered influential for playing a form of proto-thrash/speed metal that was fairly advanced by the standards of the early 1980s.


  17. Sirens

    Sirens

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    Sirens are Newcastle Upon Tyne based R&B, pop, hip hop and dance-pop girl band, known best for their Top 50 single, "Baby (Off the Wall)".


  18. Steve Hillier

    Steve Hillier

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    Steve Hillier from Welling, South London, is a British songwriter, DJ and record producer who has worked with rock bands such as Keane, Landon Pigg and Mark Owen. Hillier is chiefly known for his work with the band Dubstar which he formed with Chris Wilkie and Sarah Blackwood in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1993. As well as writing nine of Dubstar's ten singles (including seven of their eight Top 40 singles [1] [2] [3]), he has also remixed artists as varied as Bebel Gilberto and Hooverphonic and released numerous solo recordings.


  19. Danny McCormack

    Danny McCormack

    5 views
    British musician

  20. Zoviet France

    Zoviet France

    5 views

    Zoviet France (also known as Soviet France, :Zoviet-France: and latterly usually written as :zoviet*France:) is a music group from Newcastle upon Tyne in north east England. While often dissonant and made of industrial textures, their music also falls into the ambient music category. Formed in 1980, and remaining largely anonymous, the group has had a number of members; presently it consists of co-founder Ben Ponton and Mark Warren. Former members included Neil Ramshaw, Peter Jensen, Robin Storey (who now records as Rapoon), Lisa Hale, Paolo Di Paolo, Mark Spybey (who now records as Dead Voices on Air) and Andy Eardley. In 2005 Storey, Spybey and Eardley formed a new group, Reformed Faction.


  21. Yourcodenameis:milo

    Yourcodenameis:milo

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    Yourcodenameis:milo was an English alternative rock/experimental/post-hardcore band from Washington, Tyne and Wear. Their first mini album, All Roads To Fault, was released in 2004, followed in 2005 by the album Ignoto, both on Fiction/Polydor Records. In 2006, the band left their Polydor contract and within a month signed a new record deal with V2 Records. In November 2006, the band released Print Is Dead Vol 1, a side project album featuring collaborations with other bands. The band's second full-length album, They Came From The Sun, was released on 2 April 2007.


  22. Friends of Harry

    Friends of Harry

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  23. The SoundEx

    The SoundEx

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    The Sound Ex, also known as The Sound Explosion, are a rock and soul band from Newcastle upon Tyne, England.


  24. Sleepy People

    Sleepy People

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    Sleepy People (later renamed Blue Apple Boy) was a British psychedelic rock band known for eccentric, energetic songs and live performances, as well as for incubating three of the five future members of short-lived (but briefly famous) Britpop band, Ultrasound.


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