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The Satellites

The Satellites
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Powered by Audioscrobbler™There are at least 3 bands named The Satellites:

1) Satellites LV, formerly known as The Satellites in their early britpop period (1996-1999), is a Latvian musical group formed in 1996 in Riga, Latvia. The core members of The Satellites are brothers Jānis and Edgars Žilde. Other projects and groups related to Satellites LV include Kuba, Mofo, Raadio, Autobuss Debesīs and Stāvi, the experimental solo album of Jānis Žilde.


The Satellites debut single "Nekad, nekad" received rotation on Latvian radio stations in the spring of 1997. Their videos "Nekad, nekad", "Disko", "Happy to Follow" and "I Wish I Was a Beach Boy" were shown frequently on TV as well. In the summer of 1997, The Satellites won the Grand Prix of "Liepājas Dzintars", the biggest rock music festival in the Baltic States. Soon after the band started working on their first record. After troubled recording and mixing sessions, their debut album "Piens" was finally finished and was released in 1998 through local label Platforma Records.

In 1999, "This Is More Than You Could Ever Hope / Move Inside" double A-side single was released, with a slightly different sound than its predecessors. The Satellites music would continue to evolve into a more post-rock / experimental sound.

2) The Satellites are a rockabilly band from Adelaide, South Australia. Formed in 1994, they've been performing around Australia since 1997 and have released 6 albums including: Bop Tonight (1998); Go Man Go! (2000); Come Saturday (vinyl EP); Jump (2004); Preston (EP, 2005); and Radioactive Hits (2008).

Some of their work can be heard on their MySpace page: www.myspace.com/thesatellitesaustralia

3) The Satellites were a 1950's Boston rockabilly band. Members were: Nicky Brazell, Elbert "Duff" Duffy, Sandy McPherson, Rick Arnold and Tommy Childers.

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4) The Satellites were a punk band from Acton, West London, formed in 1977 and were also formed 20 years to the day that the Soviet Union launched the world's first Earth satellite, Sputnik. In 1978 the band met Rat Scabies when supporting his band the White Cats. Rat Scabies provided help with drumming and producing on some of the releases. Singer Derek Gibbs wrote punk fanzine Sound of the Westway. The band were featured in Punk Lives magazine. Drummer Danny Heatley has played with numerous bands since The Satellites (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danny_Heatley_(musician)). Drummer Jim Kane joined the band after leaving Fresh Records’ outfit, The Dark. Keyboard player Amanda De Grey also played with The Transmitters.

Derek 'Dr Strangelove' - Vocals
Johnny Mr2 - Bass
Sneak Deakson - Guitar
Danny Heatley - Drums (pre-Exploited, Pogues)
Amanda De Grey - Vocals, keyboards
Robert - Guitar
Jim Kane - Drums

"Urban Gorilla" / "High Rise Hillbillies" (Rewind)
(Derek Gibbs vocals, John Johnson bass, Robert Deacon guitar, Danny Heatley drums)

"Human Being" / "Windscale Boy" (Rewind)
(Derek Gibbs vocals, John Johnson bass, Robert Deacon guitar, Amanda De Grey keyboard, Danny Heatley drums)

"Nightmare" / "Danse Macabre" / "New Holy War" (Kamera)
(Derek Gibbs vocals, John Johnson bass, Robert Deacon guitar, Jim Kane drums)

"Vietnam" / "Lucy Is A Prostitute" / "I Fell In Love With A Lesbian" (Brickyard)
(Derek Gibbs vocals, John Johnson bass, Robert Deacon guitar, Jim Kane drums)

LP: "Here Is Today's News" (Brickyard)
(Derek Gibbs vocals, John Johnson bass, Robert Deacon guitar, Danny Heatley drums)

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