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Cock Sparrer (UK)

One of the first Oi! bands, Cock Sparrer was playing loud, raw, Cockney working-class anthems as early as the first wave of British punk, although record company difficulties prevented them from issuing much material until the early '80s, when the Oi!movement was well underway. The group formed in London's East End in 1975, originally as a hard-edged pub rock combo in the vein of Dr. Feelgood. Four of the members -- vocalist Colin McFaull, guitarist Mick Beaufoy, bassist Steve Burgess, and drummer Steve Bruce -- had been schoolmates since age 11, and had been playing together in cover bands three years prior. They were joined by rhythm guitarist Gary Lammin (Burgess' cousin), and soon began playing the Bridgehouse Pub in Canning Town on ...

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The Valkyrians (FI)

The Valkyrians is a five-piece ska patrol from the Finnish capital Helsinki. Band was founded in 2002.

Their groovy tunes are a mix of early reggae, traditional 60’s Jamaican ska and British two tone, spiced up with a fresh touch.

After the release of their debut album High and Mighty in September 2006, the group has been playing at sold-out venues all over Finland. The album debuted at no. 24 in the official Charts and the first single Rankin’ Fullstop spent over a month in Top 20, climbing at its best to no. 6.

The Valkyrians were also awarded as the Most Danceable Act of 2006 by the prestigious Finnish rock magazine Rumba, and their single Do You Really Wanna Know won the Best Song of 2006 Award at th...

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