Sixpence None the Richer

Genres: Christian & Gospel
Descriptive "tags": pop female vocalists rock alternative christian indie pop rock 90s Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This band’s melodic indie pop shot into the mainstream on the back of 1999’s bestselling single ‘Kiss Me’. Sixpence None The Richer, whose name was inspired by a passage of text in C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity, was founded by vocalist Leigh Nash (Leigh Bingham, 27 June 1976, New Braunfels, Texas, USA) and guitarist and songwriter Matt Slocum (b. 27 December 1972, New Braunfels, Texas, USA). Bingham and Slocum first met at a church meeting in their native New Braunfels in the late 80s. They formed Sixpence None The Richer, although Slocum continued to play guitar with another Texas-based band, Love Coma. The duo recorded a four-track demo with bass player T.J. Behling, which led to a contract with REX Music.

Sixpence None The Richer’s 1993 debut, The Fatherless And The Widow, was recorded with the help of Behling and Love Coma drummer Chris Dodds, and drew acclaim for Slocum’s highly literate,...

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