The La's

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": britpop indie british rock indie rock alternative Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
Links online: BBC Music IMDb Wikipedia

Biography

Originally formed by artist/musician Mike Badger (18 March 1962) in 1984 in Liverpool, Merseyside, England, but his departure in 1986 left a line-up comprising songwriter Lee Mavers (b. 2 August 1962, Huyton, Liverpool, England; guitar/vocals), John Power (b. 14 September 1967, Liverpool, Lancashire, England; bass), Paul Hemmings (guitar) and John Timson (drums). Early demo tapes resulted in their signing with Go! Discs in 1987. After a well-received debut single, ‘Way Out’, which hallmarked the band’s effortless, 60s-inspired pop, they took a year out before issuing the wonderfully melodic ‘There She Goes’. When this too eluded the charts, the La’s, far from disillusioned, returned to the studio for two years to perfect tracks for their debut album. The line-up also changed, with Lee’s brother Neil (b. 8 July 1971, Huyton, Liverpool, England) taking up drums and ex-Marshmellow Overcoats guitarist Cammy (b. Peter James Camell, 30...

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