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"Athlete" are an Indie rock band consisting of:-

* "Joel Pott" - lead vocals and guitar,

* "Carey Willets" - bass and vocals,

* "Steve Roberts" - drums and backing vocals,

* "Tim Wanstall" - keyboards and backing vocals.

Friends since the age of fourteen, Athlete took their wide ranging influences such as Grandaddy and Flaming Lips and started jamming and practising in the basement of The Bear, a pub which was converted into a church and sandwich bar, on Deptford High Street in 1999. They began recording there, before sending demos out. Signing with Regal Recordings, they released their first single in February 2002. The band came to prominence in 2003 with their debut album, ''Vehicles and Animals'', producing popular singles such as ''You Got the Style'' and ''El Salvador''. The album earned a Mercury Music Prize nomination and went on to sell over 250,000 copies.

Their second album, ''Tourist'', reached Number One in the UK Album Charts in its first week, following the huge success of single Wires, which, in 2006, won them the Ivor Novello Award for "Best Contemporary Song".

According to posting on the band's official site by bassist Carey Willets, the ...

years active 1999–present
origin London, England
status Active
music genre Indie rock
current members Joel Pott
Carey Willets
Steve Roberts (musician)
license: GNU FDL
source: Wikipedia