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There are 3 bands with the name The Metros. The first a 1960’s Detroit soul group who recorded for RCA, another was a North Dakota based group in the mid 1980’s who eventually moved to Minneapolis and a recent British rock act.

Most Recent: The Metros (London, UK)
Were a teenaged south London five-piece consisting of Saul Adamczewski (vocals), Jak Payne (guitar), Joe Simpson (guitar), Freddi Hyde-Thompson (drums) and Charlie Elliott (bass). When lead singer Saul Adamczewski discovered his dad’s old vinyl collection, the sound of south London five-piece The Metros took a different twist. Initially inspired by ska, The Strokes and The Libertines, Saul and friend Jak began listening to the sounds of Squeeze, The Specials and Ian Drury and The Blockheads. The result is a fusion of pop, punk, funk and rockabilly and captured the ears of 1965 Records boss James Endeacott who also signed The Libertines and Mercury Prize nominees, The View. The band split in 2009, however.

1980’s : The Metros (Fargo, ND, US)
A popular band in the upper Midwest in the mid-80s. Originally called “The Metro All-Stars”, they gained quite a following in their home of Fargo, ND. They became a part of the burgeoning Minneapolis music scene and got signed by MTM Records. They released their only album, “The Metros” in 1986. It was produced by Tommy West & Warren Peterson.

1960’s : And…The Metros (Detroit MI, US) , co-produced by Motown scribe Jack Ashford, and famous for their first single Sweetest One and the northern soul classic, ‘Since I Found My Baby’ who released one album on RCA.


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