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Sixpence None the Richer

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New Braunfels, Texas, United States (1993 – 2004, 2007 – present)

Sixpence None the Richer, often known as just “Sixpence”, is a / band with roots in New Braunfels, Texas, United States, eventually settling in Nashville, Tennessee. Named after a passage in C. S. Lewis’ theological book Mere Christianity, the group is best known for their critically acclaimed 1999 self-titled album, with ‘Sixpence None the Richer’ showing their strong influence from both melodic and music. Key members Matt Slocum, a guitarist and songwriter, first met Leigh Nash, a budding vocalist, at a church retreat in the early .

They recorded a demo (which now circulates as ‘The Original Demos’) and eventually an album, ‘The Fatherless and the Widow’ for R.E.X. Records in 1993. The record featured Chris Dodds (of Slocum’s band Love Coma) on drums. Shortly after the release of the album, Slocum left Love Coma to pursue Sixpence full time. The band added Tess Wiley (guitar), J.J. Plasencio (bass) and Dale Baker (drums) for 1995’s ‘This Beautiful Mess’. Both albums, with featured the group’s early explicit Christian contemporary music sound, were produced by Armand John Petri.

In 1997, the group signed to Steve Taylor’s Squint Entertainment and prepared for the release of a self-titled album, with their work slowly began garnering attention from a wider audience. In 1999, “Kiss Me” was released as a single, propelling Sixpence into the national spotlight. This song was also notably used in the romantic comedy film ‘She’s All That’.

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  • Calisthenica

    1 Jan 9:51pm Reply
  • Haalf

    spotlight is the best song of sixpence

    1 Jan 6:18pm Reply
  • lukealencar

    Confira Sixpence None the Richer nesse top 10 >>> https://metocritica.wordpress.com/2014/11/24/top-10-musicas-que-voce-precisa-conhecer/

    24 Nov 2014 Reply
  • lukealencar

    Radio it's an epic song!

    20 Nov 2014 Reply
  • lukealencar

    Nostalgia pura sos <3

    16 Nov 2014 Reply
  • SorenAlexShuya

    This is so stupid, when you scrobble the track from the split with the japanese band envy, it changes the band Sixpence to Sixpence None the Richer (which has nothing to do with them).

    10 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Henrique_Lee

    I've Been Waiting ♥

    28 Sep 2014 Reply
  • artsygeek

    If you love songs from the original self-titled album "Sixpence None The Richer" (e.g. "Kiss Me" and "There She Goes"), try to get them better recognititon by getting rid of the idiocy that labels each track with the words "(LP Version)." Here's how you do it: visit the page of the album (http://www.last.fm/music/Sixpence+None+the+Richer/Sixpence+None+the+Richer) and follow my instructions there. That way, if someone visits the album page for the album that "Kiss Me" appeared on, they can at least click and hear samples, which they can't do due to the "(LP Version)" idiocy!

    3 Aug 2014 Reply
  • phillipefrosti

    They're awesome. I love Kiss Me and There She Goes <3

    8 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Antonionii

    Currently discovering them, Nash has one of the most beautiful voice in music history.

    4 Jul 2014 Reply
  • elielamaral

    af pensei que era a página do paramore hauhduhasdfsa

    20 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Zar-Unity

    I love this band, and Leigh Nash's incredible vocals..but their new album just doesn't cut it. I was quite disappointed. Their third, forth albums and the My dear Machine EP are perfect though!

    20 May 2014 Reply
  • Haalf

    don't dream it's over <3 so good

    27 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Echellon

    Fazia anos que eu não escutava essa banda, mas sabe quando você acorda com aquela vontade insuportável de ouvir Kiss Me ? aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa matei minha vontade <3

    5 Mar 2014 Reply
  • joko_delicano

    So sad the song, "Angels we have heard on high" never get the place #4,. But still the top 3 songs: "Kiss me", "There she goes" and "Don't dream is over" Brings JUSTICE :)

    4 Mar 2014 Reply
  • RodrigoAraujoo

    omg i used to love them :'(

    21 Feb 2014 Reply
  • Jeh3k

    Were recently on a playlist of one hit wonders on the Max music channel, I was shocked

    21 Feb 2014 Reply
  • Aurwandil

    Sixpence None the Richer is part of my childhood, I remember listening to them everyday in school, along with other christian bands <3

    2 Feb 2014 Reply
  • PurpleMateria

    The Japanese version of Kiss Me is actually really good.

    31 Dec 2013 Reply
  • brenda_jones

    hey now, hey now, don't dream it's over...♥

    29 Dec 2013 Reply
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