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Birth Place: Ramsbottom, Greater Manchester, England
Years Active: 1997-present
Genres: Britpop, New Prog, Electronica, Post-rock, Dream Pop

Elbow is a British alternative rock band. Members of the band first played together in 1990 at The Corner Pin pub in Stubbins, Rossendale a borough of Greater Manchester. The band currently retain their original line-up of lead vocalist and lyricist Guy Garvey, guitarist Mark Potter, keyboardist Craig Potter, bassist Pete Turner and drummer Richard Jupp. The band is named after a line in the BBC TV drama The Singing Detective. Character Philip Marlowe says that the word "elbow" is the most sensual word in the English language, not for its definition, but for how it feels to say it. Their debut album, “Asleep in the Back,” released on V2 in 2001, was hailed as a seminal album of the new m... Continue Bio >>


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