2000 music artists list
This is a list of notable bands and artists from Merseyside, North West England. For at least fifty years, the area has had a thriving pop and rock music scene, particularly since The Beatles popularised Merseybeat.
- Chain of Command: Early 1980s electronic trio, briefly known as Discipline
- Evoss: Aalternative rock band
- Eugene Redman Lange. The Mighty Wah! Liverpool's first Rap Artist/Jazz Poet. Appeared on the 'Word to the Wise' LP, and on a 12 inch disco mix limited edition, that came with the original album.
- Esmedune. A Latin-Jazz-Funk combo. Eugene Lange vocals, words, and congas. Ian Templeton on drums. Francisco Carrasco, guitar and percussion, Wes Wilkie, flute, Giles Agis soprano sax, Jonathon Raisin, bass, Kevin Liddey lead guitar, Ronnie Williams, tenor sax, Paul Gillespey keyboards, Ben Jakes, bass trombone. On some gigs Elaine Harris backing vocals.
- Gnarl: ferocious five-piece band mixing New Wave and Prog, formed in St. Helens, in 1989, by bassplayer Anthony Donovan, with drummer David Cunliffe and guitarist Rob Gillon, a little later recruiting keyboard-player Jack Derbyshire and vocalist Jason Glover. Recording appearances on the compilations 'Piranhas in the Canal' (audio tape) and 'I.D.E.A.' (vinyl), as well as the infamous and now incredibly rare self-published 'This' (audio tape). Gillon was replaced in 1990 by a second bassplayer, Sean Reynard. The band's last gig was as support to Dr. Phibes and the House of Wax Equations, July 1991.
- Griot Workshop. Afro-Jazz-Reggae combo. Muhammad Khalil aka Eugene Redman Lange - Vocals and percussion; Levi Tafari - Dub poetry and percussion; Brenda Kenny - backing vocals; Jennifer John - keybpards & backing vocals, Tony Pearse - trumpet; Paul Thomas - alto sax; Lloyd Masset - bass; Karl John - congas.
- The Hexmen: Liverpool four piece post-punk, old school R&B band active since the 1980s, played with an aggressive indie edge. Founder is George Hexmen
- Terry Sylvester was the English guitarist/singer with The Escorts, The Swinging Blue Jeans (1966–69) and The Hollies. In the latter guise, he took on the high parts formerly sung by Graham Nash, who had left the band in December 1968.
- Sir Freddy Viaduct's Hi-Powered Hi-Fi. Gerry Kenny aka Sir Freddy - Dub producer, Sound System operator; Muhammad Khalil aka Ras Judah Tafari aka Eugene Lange - MCing in multipile vocal styles i.e. Scouse, Jazz, Blues, soul, Funk, African, Moroccan, Reggae, Hip-Hop.
- Scott Miveld - Scott Miveld revolutionised the world of rock and roll as we know it part of the successful band named later, they concurred the world but Scott later came home to chill with his bowl headed son Elliott then went on to terrorise the music world with the band mohebbi.
- State of a nation New Wave Funk band from Kirkby formed in 1981 by vocalist Dave Murphy [ex-Vox Arcana] and guitarist Alan Cunningham [ex-Glass Torpedoes] with Chris Wilson on bass and Jeff Kilroe on drums[later replaced by Dean Simister] and rapper Mick Fazakerley on congas and percussion
- The Teardrop Explodes: Julian Cope led an ever changing line-up mixing pop, new wave and psychedelia with surprising commercial success. Split in 1982 after two albums
- The Tempest: 1980s acoustic-pop band, signed to Magnet Records and produced by Glenn Tilbrook. Members included Ian Finney and ex-Prefab Sprout member Steve Dolder
- The TJs: Southport Band with Tony Jones - Lead Guitar, Eric Howie - Rhythm Guitar, Tony Kennedy - Bass Guitar and Joe Walsh - Drums
- The Undertakers: 1960s Merseybeat group, launchpad for the careers of Jackie Lomax (bass guitar), Chris Huston (lead guitar), Geoff Nugent (rhythm guitar), Brian Jones (tenor saxophone, member of the Glitter band) and Brian (Bugs) Pemberton (drums). Today's members are Brian Jones, Geoff Nugent, Bill Good and Jimmy O'Brien (formerly New Image and Rockin Horse). Lomax rejoins the band when he is home in Liverpool
- Until Forever Ends: A 6 piece alternative rock metal band started mid 2015 with 2 vocalists- Jonny Ellis, Anthony Kelly 2 Guitarists- Jack Strickland, Dylan Lynch Bassist- Lewis Ennis Drummer- Sam Houghton. They started recording there EP early 2016.
- Urban Jazz Ritual. Kif Stress aka Kif Cole-Higgins - African drums and digital sampler; Muhammad Khalil aka Eugene Redman Lange - Vocals and percussion; Dave martin - bass; Karl John - congas.
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