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London, United Kingdom (2007 – present)

51/50s (pronounced “fifty-one-fifties”) is a British rock band formed in London, UK in 2007. The story of 51/50s has a somewhat bittersweet beginning, when the band’s founder and lead singer Rikki Lee started writing songs about his life experiences while being homeless and living on the streets. Rikki composed many of the band’s first songs during those times and most notably the songs “Lies” and “Hypnotised”, which reflect his experiences rather vividly.

An early form of 51/50s saw daylight in December 31st, 2004 in London, but under a different name at that time. It took two more years for the band to get their second line-up together with Billy and Jason joining the band on September 2006. A month or two followed with the band rehearsing from Monday to Friday seven hours a day, after which they started an intensive gig tour performing all over the UK.

On September 2007 the band got an incredible opportunity of going through direct financing via Slicethepie, which enables artists to raise money directly from their fans to professionally record and release an album, and became one of the first bands to get financed through the new media service. The band ended up raising £15,000 from fans and went through an extremely busy schedule of gigging, writing and rehearsing. At this point Ollie, who was a close friend of Billy and Jason, joined the band and soon after the band changed their management along with their name, and so the current form of 51/50s came into being.

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  • Angelight2012

    WHERE I CAN FIND "Dangerous State Of Mind " ANYONE GOT A LINK?

    2 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Jigsaw_John

    I love this band!! ^^

    19 Jun 2010 Reply
  • StalkerGirl

    they're so fucking great! ♥

    15 Nov 2009 Reply
  • OtothaC

    Saw u guys at cambridge yesterday, thought u were amazing! best band of the weekend!!!

    10 Aug 2009 Reply
  • Ajoshosho

    Congrtaz guys, your music is awesome!

    2 May 2009 Reply
  • secret64_

    thanks for the post :) you guys are incredible! x

    23 Apr 2009 Reply
  • Zernsky_Linley

    Heard that the new album is finished. Congrats guys!! Put up some new songs if you can ;)

    30 Mar 2009 Reply
  • bloemeke_87

    Your new website is way cool, loving the album cover too! hope that the new songs are also rockin!

    15 Mar 2009 Reply
  • Mattolinko

    @ Nicoramon Okay, thanks (: I can't wait either.

    18 Feb 2009 Reply
  • protonjon

    cheers for the gig last night. Very catchy tunes, good luck in the future.

    17 Feb 2009 Reply
  • nicoramon

    @ Mattolinko They have only released one single so far, Lies, which you can get form iTunes at least... Their debut album is coming out in May, can't wait :P

    16 Feb 2009 Reply
  • Mattolinko

    Is there any way to buy mp3's of your songs? You're amazing!

    15 Feb 2009 Reply
  • yexords

    I almost died, one week without internet, one week without listen your songs oO

    10 Feb 2009 Reply

    Okay! So, listening to these guys a bit more, I say Bring It On is, without a doubt, their best.

    8 Feb 2009 Reply

    Eh, show potential. Need more creativity, if you ask me, but a thoroughly decent listen.

    8 Feb 2009 Reply
  • Biotechnology

    Cool songs!

    7 Feb 2009 Reply
  • Gazzamm

    Best of luck guys. You're awesome.

    5 Feb 2009 Reply
  • yexords

    This guys deserve a lot more

    2 Feb 2009 Reply
  • bloemeke_87

    love you guys!!!

    31 Jan 2009 Reply
  • Knnkls

    Great =P

    28 Jan 2009 Reply
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