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A young indie five-piece from Clifton-upon-Teme who met at school. They described themselves as a 'spiky art rock band'. Sadly they are no more.
The Hoax started life in the early part of 2005, bringing together five musicians from the Clifton-upon-Teme area of Worcestershire.
George Clarke composes their music and has been described as a "prolific songwriter able to write to any style".
He was first featured on BBC Hereford & Worcester in 2004 after teaming up with Pete Unwin of the George Cowley Experience.
The track Nonny played was called 'Delayed Action', which he wrote at the age of 14.
Alex Jackson (Saxophone), Alex Sumner (Drums), Jo Shrubb (Lyrics and Vocals), and Tom Flynn (bass) then teamed up with George Clarke to form The Hoax.
All of them were 16, except Alex Sumna who was still 15 when the recording of Isabella was made. Only Alex and George had previous experience at playing live.
MAS Records in Kidderminster also recently added The Hoax to their portfolio of Midlands-based bands.
Sadly in 2007, the band members went their separate ways, although George Clarke continued to be a prolific singer/songwriter touring many venues throughout Worcestershire.
You can listen to all the latest music from across the two counties on the Friday Session Introducing... every week from 7pm, on BBC Hereford & Worcester.
last updated: 16/01/2009 at 23:15
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