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One Thousand Violins is tagged as: 80s, c86, indie, indie pop, jangle pop

One Thousand Violins were a sixties-influenced indie-pop group from Sheffield, Yorkshire, who had several UK Indie Chart hits in the late 1980s.|The band was formed in 1985 by Darren Swindells (bass), Colin Gregory (guitar), John Wood (vocals), David Warmsley (keyboards/guitar), and Peter Day (drums).|Gregory and Warmsley had previously played together in The Page Boys. Their first single, “Halcyon Days” was released in 1985. The follow-up, “Like One Thousand Violins” was voted into that year’s Festive 50 by listeners to John Peel’s BBC Radio 1 show, the band having recorded a session for the show earlier that year.|1986 saw a second Peel session, and the band breaking into the indie chart with “Please Don’t Sandblast My House”, which reached number 11. In 1987, Day was replaced by Ian Addey, and the indie hits continued with “Ungrateful Bastard”, “Locked Out of The Love-In”, and “If I Were a Bullet”.|The following year the band’s debut album, Hey Man That’s Beautiful was released, and Wood departed, to be replaced by ex-Hazze Office singer Vince Keenan. With the band troubled by financial problems and ‘mind differences’, they split in 1989.
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A Place To Surf
Please Don't Sandblast My House
Locked Out of the Love-In
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All Aboard the Love-Mobile
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