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Formed across the songwriting of guitarist John Kettle and members of his family, the Tansads dispensed an assortment of English folk and pop affects, using a dash of funk. Arriving jointly in 1989, Kettle, his long-term partner Janet Anderton (vocals), his sibling Robert (harmonica/ electric guitar/mandolin), Ed Jones (bass), Insect (drums) and Shrub (keyboards) shaped the nucleus from the music group. When younger sibling, Andrew, was recruited in early 1990, the twin business lead vocal audio reminded a number of the 70s folk/rock and roll giants. With Dominic Lowe on accordion and brass and percussionist Cudo, the music group documented the self-financed Shandyland in 1991. Lyrically homespun, and tongue-in-cheek, Folk North Western world had written: ‘They are our long term… and they’re absolutely amazing.’ The album attracted the interest of maker Phil Tennant, as well as the music group was signed to People from france organization Musidisc (who had released the Levellers 1st album). Subsequent classes led to ‘Brian Kant’ or more The Shirkers, accompanied by the recruitment of previous Railway Kids drummer Man Keegan. Follow-up solitary ‘Up The Trend’ received nationwide airplay and reached the impartial and folk graphs. At that time the audio was harder, as well as the lyrics modern, but still funny. Extensive touring adopted, along with BBC Radio 1 classes, and additional singles ‘British Rover’ and ‘Camelot’. The dual A-side ‘Iron Man/A Music group IN THE Rainbow’ premiered before the music group were agreed upon by Castle Marketing communications in the relaunched Transatlantic Information. The music group documented Flock and released ‘I Understand I Can’, but were not able to get a breakthrough strike. The live Move Down The Moon was their last discharge for Castle, pursuing which the music group fragmented, with just Kettle and Anderton staying from the initial line-up.

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