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The Heavy

The Heavy
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Genre: R&B
Group Members: Kelvin Swaby, Dan Taylor, Spencer Page, Chris Ellul, Hannah Collins
Biography: A co-ed quintet from the outskirts of Bath, England, the Heavy draw influence from funk, soul, blaxploitation film soundtracks, and the gritty garage rock of the Sonics. Guitarist Dan Taylor and vocalist Kelvin Swaby became friends in the 1990s, bonding over a shared appreciation for vintage R&B and ...Read full biography
The House That Dirt Built
Released: 2009
Label: Counter Records
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Bands that look to the '60s and '70s for inspiration are nothing new in the realm of rock music -- it seems every year, a new group appears that sounds like they thoroughly studied and regurgitated their ...Read full review
Great Vengeance and Furious Fire
Released: 2007
Label: Counter Records
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Had John Singleton's remake of Shaft been released just a few years later -- say, sometime around 2007, when the Heavy first emerged with their gritty mixture of funk and soul -- then the director would've ...Read full review