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The Pipettes

photo by Olly Hearsey

The Pipettes

Years Active: 2003 to present

Genre: Pop

Country: United Kingdom

Website: http://www.thepipettes.co.uk/

Members:
Ani Saunders
Gwenno Saunders
Alex White
Seb Falcone
Jon Falcone
Monster Bobby
Anna McDonald, former member
Rebecca Stephens, former member
Joe Van Moyland, former member
Julia Clark-Lowes, former member
Marc Beatty, former member
Rose Elinor Dougall , former member
Jason Adelinia, former member
Beth Mburu-Bowie

Artist Bio:

From Wikipedia - The Pipettes were formed in mid-2003 by singer-songwriter and promoter Monster Bobby with the intention of reviving the Phil Spector pop sound and giving it a modern twist, after noticing the reaction girl group songs got during his DJ sets.In collaboration with singer, poet, and photographer Julia Clark-Lowes, who was inspired by Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty's The Manual, he recruited friends from and around the local music scene. The Pipettes, as they were to become, were all first introduced to each other by Bobby at The Basketmakers pub in Brighton. The group have been called an experiment in manufactured pop, although the members' take is that they "manufactured" themselves. Their name, which is a reference to a laboratory instrument, is a nod to the experimental origins of the group. The group's name is pronounced the same way as the instrument in British English: /p pt/ -- not /pai pt/, as in American English. The male backing musicians, "The Cassette" never appear in interviews or photoshoots, emphasising the role of the singers. The three frontwomen wear polka dot dresses with synchronised choreography being a major part of their live shows, whereas The Cassettes can be seeing......[Read More]


 

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