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The 88

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The 88 certainly are a pop band from southern California that blend Uk Invasion melodies using a subtle but potent instrumental approach that recalls David Bowie as well as other ’70s rock icons. Pianist Adam Merrin and guitarist Keith Slettedahl initial met if they had been both students in Calabasas, CA; writing similar musical preferences, the two began recording tunes jointly during their mature season, and after graduating they shaped a music group known as the Freeloaders. Using the appearance of guitarist Brandon Jay, the group transformed its name to the 88 (acquiring the brand new moniker from a tune by the France Kicks and the actual fact a piano offers 88 secrets), along with Carlos Torres on bass and Tag Vasapolli on drums, the music group was quickly playing thoroughly around California. In 2003, the group released its debut recording, Sort of Light, for the impartial EMK/Mootron label. The recording earned enthusiastic evaluations, as well as the 88 backed it with considerable touring, regularly playing along the West Coastline and venturing from occasional trips of the others of America and Canada. By enough time the 88 proceeded to go into the studio room to record their second recording, Tag Vasapolli had remaining the group and Anthony Zimmitti experienced bought out behind the drums. Again and again premiered in nov 2005, as well as the 88’s developing popularity was strengthened by television looks on Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Late Late Display with Craig Ferguson, Last Contact with Carson Daly, and exactly how I Met Your Mom. The group’s music was also noticed in the movies You, Me and Dupree, Failing to Release, and Surviving Xmas, as well it displays The O.C., One Tree Hill, and Grey’s Anatomy and advertisements for Sears, Focus on, and Microsoft. By 2007, the 88 has turned into a four-piece using the departure of Brandon Jay, and Todd O’Keefe became a member of the music group as Carlos Torres remaining to spend additional time with his developing family. However, the brand new edition from the music group remained as well-known as ever, and in the springtime of that 12 months the group authorized a recording agreement with Island Information. In 2008 the label released their recording Not Only… BUT ADDITIONALLY featuring the solitary “Go Go Proceed”. The music group was right now a trio offering Merrin, Slettedahl, and Zimmitti.

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Full Name The 88
Music Songs At Least It Was Here - Full Length Version, Everybody Needs a Thneed, No One Here, All 'Cause of You, Biggering, How Good It Can Be, I Saw the Light That Day, Hide Another Mistake, You Need a Thneed, Coming Home, Blue Skies Are Black Again, Love Is the Thing, Go Go Go, Battle Scar, I Got Lucky, Everybody Loves Me, Head Cut Off, Waiting for the Next Drug, Nobody Cares, You Belong to Me, Yours Tonight, The Clouds Rolled In, Sons and Daughters, It's a Lot, Love You Anytime, Let's Work Together, You Are in Love, As Far as I Can See, Takes It Away, Think You Broke My Heart, This Must Be Love, Dead on the Water
Albums Not Only... But Also, Over and Over, Kind of Light, This Must Be Love, Fortune Teller, The 88, Close to You, No One Here, Actors


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Revenge 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Little Rascals Save the Day 2014 Video performer: "Let's Work Together"
The Lorax 2012 performer: "Everybody Needs a Thneed", "You Need a Thneed"
Community 2009-2011 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Friends with Kids 2011 performer: "It's A Lot", "Waiting For The Next Drug", "Coming Home"
Conan 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Gossip Girl 2008-2010 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
She's Out of My League 2010 performer: "Coming Home"
How I Met Your Mother 2006-2009 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
90210 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Shark 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Hunting Party 2007 performer: "I Fought the Law"
Men in Trees 2006 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Weeds 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Canvas 2006 performer: "Coming Home"
Kyle XY 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
You, Me and Dupree 2006 performer: "All Cause Of You"
Failure to Launch 2006 performer: "Crazy Little Thing Called Love"
Dreamland 2006/I performer: "How Good Can it Be" / writer: "How Good Can it Be"
Grey's Anatomy 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The O.C. 2003-2005 TV Series performer - 4 episodes
Dirty Love 2005 performer: "How Good it Can Be"
Surviving Christmas 2004 performer: "Coming Home"
Beat Boys Beat Girls 2003 Short "Haunt You"
One Tree Hill 2003 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Roswell 1999 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Community 2009-2015 TV Series main title theme by - 26 episodes
Free Ride 2006 TV Series composer - 6 episodes
Beat Boys Beat Girls 2003 Short composer: theme music

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Friends with Kids 2011

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lopez Tonight 2010 TV Series Themselves
Conan 2010 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
Last Call with Carson Daly 2006 TV Series Themselves
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2006 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest

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