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Birth Place: Burnley, England
Years Active: 1982 – present
Genres: Anarcho-punk, Folk, Hardcore Punk, World, Post-punk, Dance, Alternative Rock

Chumbawamba was an alternative band that fused political activism, punk rock, dance, pop, folk and world music into their sound. The band was known for their activism around animal rights, feminism, and gay rights. Chumbawamba formed in Burnley, England in 1982 with the original line-up of Allan Whalley, Danbert Nobacon, Midge, Tomi, Lou Watts, with Alice Nutter, Dunstan Bruce, Harry Hamer and Dave Dillon joining soon thereafter. The band began playing locally in London venues and self-releasing their music on their own record label, Agit-Prop. “Revolution” arrived in 1985, peaking at #4 on the U.K. Indie chart, and remaining there for 34 weeks. Chumbawamba's second album, “Never Mind... Continue Bio >>

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