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The Chameleons UK

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Birth Place: Middleton, Greater Manchester, England
Years Active: 1981-1987, 2000-2003
Genres: Post-punk, Dream Pop

The Chameleons (called The Chameleons UK on some American releases) were a post-punk band that formed in Middleton, in Greater Manchester, England in 1981 (see 1981 in music). They consisted of singer and bassist Mark Burgess, guitarist Reg Smithies, guitarist Dave Fielding, and drummer John Lever (replacing original drummer Brian Schofield). The core quartet were sometimes augmented live by keyboardists Alistair Lewthwaite and Andy Clegg in the 1980s, and percussionist/vocalist Kwasi Asante during their reunion period (ex-Magazine drummer Martin Jackson also briefly replaced Lever during 1982-83 while the latter was on sabbatical). Through Mark Burgess' vocals and dark and ironic lyrics,... Continue Bio >>

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