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The Go! Team

The Go! Team


Years Active: 1999 to present

Genre: Dance, Rock, Hip Hop, Electronica, Rap

Country: United Kingdom


Kaori Tsuchida (vocals, guitars, keys, melodica, glockenspiel)
Ninja (vocals, shakers, recorder)
Chi Fukami Taylor (drums, vocals)
Sam Dook (guitar, drums, banjo)
Jamie Bell (bass, noise effects)
Ian Parton (guitar, harmonica, drums)
Silk Stiedinger (guitar, keys, recorder, drums), former member

Artist Bio:

From the Memphis Industries website - THE GO! TEAM BIOGRAPHY: A Timeline. Circa 1999/2000: The Go! Team leader Ian Parton buys an old 80's sampler and a four-track tape recorder, and starts molding samples from random places and live instruments into songs. 2002: The first songs (Get it Together, Kill the Klansmen, Pocket Money Radio, The Ice Storm) are recorded as an EP called Get It Together, which was released on a small indie label Pickled Egg. It caught the attention of Memphis Industries, with whom The Go! Team began working later that year. 2003: Memphis Industries release Junior Kickstart as a single (its backed with We Listen Everyday and Feelgood by Numbers) - it sells out in double quick time. Ian then spends the next year simultaneously working as a TV documentary maker and creating the group's first LP, Thunder, Lightning, Strike. Playing most of the album himself, recruiting some friends, sampling tons of noises that came his way and getting his brother Gareth to help out on the sound desk, the album was completed in 2004. 2004: The Go! Team are asked to tour Sweden with Franz Ferdinand in July 04, so Ian decides to put a band together whose aim was to be......[Read More]