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Los Angeles, California, United States (1995 – present)

Eels is an American / band formed by singer/songwriter Mark Oliver Everett, better known as “Mr. E” or simply E. Other members rotate frequently, both in the studio and on stage. Eels were officially founded in 1995 when Jonathan ‘Butch’ Norton and E met Tommy Walter. The name “Eels” was chosen so that the band’s records would be close to E’s solo records in an alphabetical ordering. In 1996 the band released their debut album Beautiful Freak. Later albums include Hombre Lobo (2009), End Times (2010), Tomorrow Morning (2010).

Central band member E (born in 1963) grew up experimenting with music in the Washington D.C. suburbs and later moved to Los Angeles, California, United States emerging as the frontman of a band, calling Eels a vessel for his music. Though other members rotate frequently, both in the studio and on stage, their live shows include interesting interpretations of older songs, and usually some well-known covers.

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An album entitled Bad Dude in Love was released in 1985 under the name Mark Everett. Not much is known about the album; all information found is located at eels.nl. In 1992, Everett released his first solo album under the name E titled A Man Called E on Polydor. The single “Hello Cruel World” was a minor success. Touring to support this album, he opened for Tori Amos. A Man Called E was followed by Broken Toy Shop in 1993; that year he was joined on stage by drummer Jonathan ‘Butch’ Norton. After Broken Toy Shop E was released from his record deal with Polydor.

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