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Biography: 

EMF emerged amidst the explosion of Britpop in the early 1990's with a catchy indie dance sound, and are best known for the single ''Unbelievable''.

Formed in the Forest Of Dean in Gloucestershire, EMF released 3 studio albums, ''Schubert Dip'', ''Stigma'' and ''Cha Cha Cha'', and were made up of James Atkins (vocal, guitars), Ian Dench (guitar, keyboards), Derry Brownson (keyboards, samples), Mark Decloedt (drums) and Zac Foley (bass).

The band were signed by EMI/Parlophone after just 4 gigs, and were notable for their sideways worn caps and baggy shorts, and distinctive music that flirted with both techno and rock.

''Unbelievable'' was their best selling single, reaching No.3 in the U.K charts and No.1 in the U.S. ''Schubert Dip'', their debut album, also hit No.3 in the U.K, containing singles ''Children'' and ''I Believe''.

''Stigma'' (1992) and ''Cha Cha Cha'' were well received but did not sell well. In 2000 the band split up, reforming in 2001, releasing ''Epsom Mad Funkers, The Best Of EMF''.

In 2002 bassist Zac Foley died of a drug overdose, and the band split more once, emerging again in 2007 where they played a one-off gig and also supported fellow 90's favourites, Carter USM.

In 2009 the band took another break, due to ''personal reasons''.

Wendy Gabriel

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