Kasabian

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s

Biography

This charismatic UK band was formed towards the end of the 90s by main songwriters Tom Meighan (Thomas Meighan, 11 January 1981, Leicester, England; vocals) and Sergio Pizzorno (b. 15 December 1980, Newton Abbot, Devon, England; guitar/keyboards). Raised in Leicester, the duo originally began writing together while still at school. Meighan and Pizzorno were subsequently joined in their new musical venture by Chris Edwards (bass) and Christopher Karloff (guitar/keyboards). The quartet took their unusual moniker from the name of notorious mass murderer Charles Manson’s getaway driver, Linda Kasabian. They also set up communal living quarters in an old farmhouse in the Rutland countryside, building up a loyal following (dubbed ‘The Movement’) and espousing a vaguely political personal philosophy. After a number of failed attempts to land a recording contract a demo tape came to the attention of RCA Records, and a major label contract was struck at the...

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