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Starsailor

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An indie rock and roll quartet whose debut solitary, “Fever,” earned them the name of “Britain’s best fresh music group” in Feb 2001, Starsailor continue the wealthy lineage of Travis, Coldplay, along with other anthemic pop/rock and roll bands. Shaped in Wigan by music college students Adam Walsh (vocals/electric guitar), Adam Stelfox (bass), and Ben Byrne (drums), the music group went through many guitar-heavy embryonic lineups prior to the entrance of keyboardist Barry Westhead (keyboards) cemented its audio. Starsailor had taken their name from Tim Buckley’s acclaimed 1970 record and, making use of their lineup set up, played their initial London show on the Heavenly Public in Apr 2000. At exactly the same time, a demonstration tape filled with the monitors “Fever,” “DECREASING,” and “Appreciate IS HERE NOW” started circulating throughout the music sector. A queue of record businesses had produced by that summer months, most of them eager to indication the nascent music group, and EMI gained the race because of their personal. After spending January 2001 with an NME-sponsored tour with JJ72 and Amen, Starsailor released the “Fever” one to critical compliment. A sold-out headlining U.K. tour by the end of March preceded the discharge of the second one, “Great Souls,” in Apr. Once again, it had been well received and reached the very best 20, convincing the bandmates to check out Wales and record their debut record. They re-emerged in June to begin with a summer months of celebration appearances, that have been sandwiched between an American tour helping Doves and many headlining schedules of their very own. After attaining their initial U.K. TOP hit using the one “Alcoholic,” Starsailor’s debut work, Love IS HERE NOW, arrived in Sept 2001 to very much critical fanfare, along with a Western european tour shut out an extremely successful year. The next calendar year kicked off using the American discharge of Love IS HERE NOW in January, accompanied by a UNITED STATES tour along with a performance in the SXSW event in March. Phil Spector was originally slated to create the band’s sophomore recording, Silence IS SIMPLE. The resulting documenting classes at London’s Abbey Street became frustrating, nevertheless, with Spector as well as the music group butting mind on several problems. Starsailor eventually turned gears by requesting Danton Supple (Morrissey, Elbow, Doves) and John Leckie (Radiohead, the Rock Roses, Trip) to helm the creation instead, as well as the album found its way to 2004. Though it proceeded to go gold, Silence IS SIMPLE didn’t match the achievement of Starsailor’s debut, an issue that was distributed by 2006’s Externally aswell. Starsailor continuing onward, partnering with Virgin Information and enlisting the collaborative help of Moving Rocks guitarist Ron Real wood for their following album, 2009’s All of the Plans.

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Full Name Starsailor
Awards NME Award for Philip Hall On Award
Music Songs Four to the Floor, Way to Fall, Poor Misguided Fool, Silence Is Easy, Good Souls, Tell Me It's Not Over, In the Crossfire, Alcoholic, Born Again, Tie Up My Hands, All the Plans, Lullaby, Fever, Keep Us Together, Some of Us, She Just Wept, Hurts Too Much, This Time, Bring My Love, Counterfeit Life, Music Was Saved, Talk Her Down, You Never Get What You Deserve, Shark Food, Love Is Here, Neon Sky, White Dove, Change My Mind, Restless Heart, Listen Up, Faith Hope Love, Give Up The Ghost
Albums Greatest Hits: Good Souls, All the Plans, Boy in Waiting, On the Outside, Silence Is Easy, Love Is Here, All This Life, Love Is Here Live
Nominations NME Award for Best New Band


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Soundtrack

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TitleYearStatusCharacter
2015 FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Section de recherches 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dance Paradise 2010/II Video Game performer: "Four to the Floor"
One Tree Hill 2003-2009 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Lost Boys: The Tribe 2008 Video performer: "In My Blood" - uncredited
Eli Stone 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Suspectes 2007 TV Mini-Series performer: "Some Of Us"
Friday Night Lights 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Criminal Minds 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Veronica Mars 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Trials of Darryl Hunt 2006 Documentary performer: "Good Souls" / writer: "Good Souls"
Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence 2005 Video Game performer: "Way To Fall"
Bones 2005 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater 2004 Video Game performer: "Way To Fall"
Layer Cake 2004 performer: "Four to the Floor Soulsavers Mix"
Oldeuboi 2003 "Bring My Love"
Grand Theft Parsons 2003 performer: "Hot Burrito #2"
The Memory of a Killer 2003 performer: "Some Of Us"
Mayor of the Sunset Strip 2003 Documentary performer: "Good Souls"
Playing the Field 2002 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Smallville 2002 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Daria in 'Is It College Yet?' 2002 TV Movie performer: "Good Souls"
Top of the Pops 2001 TV Series performer - 1 episode

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TitleYearStatusCharacter
Live from Abbey Road 2009 TV Series Themselves
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2004-2009 TV Series Themselves
CD USA 2006 TV Series Themselves
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2006 TV Series Themselves / Musical Guest
Top of the Pops 2001-2005 TV Series Themselves
Glastonbury Calling 2004 TV Series documentary Themselves - Performers
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2004 TV Series Themselves
Barend en Van Dorp 2003 TV Series Themselves - Musicians
Later... With Jools Holland 2001-2003 TV Series Themselves
Late Show with David Letterman 2002 TV Series Themselves
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2001 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest

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Top of the Pops 2001-2005 TV Series Themselves

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