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Shed Seven were a Britpop band formed in York, England in 1990, comprising originally of Rick Witter (vocals), Joe Johnson (guitar and keyboards), Tom Gladwin (bass guitar) and Alan Leach (drums). The band first formed as a group called Brockley Haven.
Johnson left in 1993 to be replaced by Paul Banks. Shortly therafter they signed to Polydor Records in 1993, releasing debut single "Mark" / "Casino Girl". It failed to make the UK Top 40, but follow-up "Dolphin" did, reaching number 28. The band were originally labelled by the NME as being New Wave of New Wave.
Other hits include "Speakeasy" (rewritten as an advertising jingle for mobile phone company The Link), "Getting Better", "Disco Down", live favourite "Chasing Rainbows", "On Standby" and their biggest hit "Going For Gold" which reached number 8 in the UK charts. Paul Banks left the band acrimoniously in December 1999. He was replaced by original guitarist Joe Johnson (who left the group in 1993), and part time keyboard player, Fraser Smith, was added to the lin...