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Martin Newell

aged 19 joined an essex glam-rock band the mighty plod as a singer and gigged in rough clubs, pubs and colleges for the next two years. in his early twenties he joined a hard rock /.prog band from ispwich called gypp and gigged in the uk as well as touring northern germany several times. in 1979, he won his first record contract and shortly afterwards his first single young jobless / sylvie in toytown was released, first on an indie label and then with liberty records. much radio 1 airplay and the record briefly charted but then sank after trouble of various sorts.

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Ela Orleans

ela orleans (hb recordings, parental guidance) is a polish musician now based in glasgow, uk.
she was a member of pop collagists hassle hound, has played with various luminaries of the new york experimental and noise scenes and is a composer for the screen and theatre. over the course of orleans’ music career, her tagline and brief description for her music has always been “movies for ears”. in the work orleans pushes her pastoral pop roots into more cinematic terrain, experimenting with carefully considered sound art segments, complex electronic textures and orchestral flourishes. she has a number of solo recordings and numerous collaborative releases on labels such as all saints records, warp, parental guidance, la station radar, night peopleclan destine records, twisted nerve and staubgold. she currently works on her upcoming lp with musician and producer – howie b. the record will be released by hb recordings in spring 2015.

 

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Trevor Duncan

trevor duncan was an english composer, particularly noted for his light music compositions. born in london, and largely self-taught, he originally composed as a sideline while working for the bbc. in the uk, he is well known for pieces such as the girl from corsica, high heels and the march from a little suite, all of which gained fame as television and radio themes.

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