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Lisa Anne Loeb, 11 March 1968, Bethesda, Maryland, USA. Singer-songwriter Loeb grew up in Dallas and attended Brown University, where she played in a band with her friend Liz Mitchell and Duncan Sheik. Relocating to New York she recorded a demo tape and toured incessantly with her band Nine Stories, comprising Tim Bright (guitar), Jonathan Feinberg (drums) and Joe Quigley (bass). She sprang to fame in 1994 when her friend, actor Ethan Hawke, persuaded the producers of the movie Reality Bites to use her song Stay (I Missed You) as its theme. The result was a US number 1 despite Loeb not yet having a recording contract. That situation was quickly rectified with the intervention of Geffen Records, who are alleged to have offered over $1 million for her signature. Some of the furore then died down while Loeb set about crafting her debut album, the first evidence of which arrived with the release of the US Top 20 single Do You Sleep? in September...