Ash
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1989
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Ash

Ash Biography (Wikipedia)

Ash are a Northern Irish rock band formed in Downpatrick, County Down in 1989 by vocalist and guitarist Tim Wheeler, bassist Mark Hamilton and drummer Rick McMurray. As a three-piece, they released mini-album Trailer in 1994 and full-length album 1977 in 1996. This 1996 release was named by NME as one of the 500 greatest albums of all time. After the success of their full debut the band recruited Charlotte Hatherley as a guitarist and vocalist, releasing their second record Nu-Clear Sounds in 1998. After narrowly avoiding bankruptcy, the band released Free All Angels in 2001 and a string of successful singles.

The band became a three-piece again in 2006 when Hatherley left, and after five conventional albums the band released 26 singles in the A-Z Series in 2009, one every two weeks. The band have had one silver, two gold and two platinum-selling (and chart-topping) records in the United Kingdom, as well as 18 songs in the top 40 of the UK Singles Chart. They were associated with Britpop, though as that musical movement emphasised Britishness (a controversial state in Northern Ireland), they were not comfortable with the association.

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Does Your Mother Know
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Does Your Mother Know
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Girl From Mars
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Girl From Mars
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Buzzkill
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Buzzkill
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Kung Fu
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Kung Fu
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A Life Less Ordinary
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A Life Less Ordinary
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Shining Light
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Shining Light
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Burn Baby Burn
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Burn Baby Burn
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Cantina Band
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Cantina Band
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Sometimes
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Sometimes
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Polaris
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Polaris
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Jack Names the Planets
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Jack Names the Planets
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Jesus Says
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Jesus Says
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Orpheus
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Orpheus
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Envy
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Envy
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Orpheus (Radio Edit)
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Orpheus (Radio Edit)
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Goldfinger
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Goldfinger
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There's A Star
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There's A Star
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Candy
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Candy
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Past BBC Events

BBC Music Presents The Biggest Weekend
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Belfast, Titanic Slipways
2018-05-26T22:57:05
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2018
BBC Music Presents The Biggest Weekend

BBC Music Presents The Biggest Weekend

Belfast, Titanic Slipways
Glastonbury: 1997
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
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Jun
1997

Glastonbury: 1997

Worthy Farm, Pilton

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