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A Woman Of No Importance


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A Woman of No Importance was an acoustic indie-pop band from Newcastle and Durham in the north east of England. The band embraces pop sensibilities but has a strong DIY ethic and a love for odd instruments and lush string arrangements.

The band started out as an acoustic guitar duo - Marc on main vocals and left-hand guitar, Matt on backing vocals and right-hand guitar. After playing together for some time in and around the Tyne & Wear area, they decided to expand their sound and added a drummer (Andrew, Matt’s younger brother) and bassist (Rye).

Matt started experimenting with wine glasses after watching a documentary on Björk, and soon after developing this idea followed songs including melody harp and a button melodian. These forrays into new aural horizons brought on the addition of a small string section - Clare on violin and Sarah on cello - which has added a sense of grandeur to their music.

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  • GezD

    I don't own Quiet Pioneer, See, The Girl with Only One Dream in Her Mind, Hers & his, Your House, The Common Cold or We Made Our Plans By the Sea. Where can I get them?

    17 Sep 2008 Reply
  • coldclimate

    I miss AWONI more than so many band who've come and gone from the newcastle scene. They were amazing live. So many people have asked me wh they are when i play them too. Thanks for the memories lads, and a few cracking photos too

    23 Oct 2007 Reply
  • andshesmiles

    Does anyone know if they got their name from the Oscar Wilde play by the same title?

    27 Mar 2007 Reply
  • Astronick

    Have people heard about the farewell collection - 15 tunes from AWONI brought together by Fake Indie Label which was available at their final gig? I just got a copy in the post today and it's fantastic. Sadly it makes me regret their splitting up even more =(

    6 Mar 2007 Reply
  • thisisntkirby

    they're splitting up :|

    22 Feb 2007 Reply
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    19 Feb 2007 Reply