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Wigan, United Kingdom (1989 – 1995, 1996 – 1999, 2007 – 2009)

The Verve (originally Verve) is an English band. The band was formed in 1989 at Winstanley College, Wigan, Greater Manchester, England, by vocalist Richard Ashcroft, guitarist Nick McCabe, bassist Simon Jones and drummer Peter Salisbury. Simon Tong later became a member. The band originally split in 1995, but reunited in 1996 to great commercial success. They split once more in April 1999. The band reunited once more in June of 2007, but this reunion was short lived and the band split again in August 2009.

Beginning with a psychedelic sound indebted to and music, by the mid-1990s the band had released several EPs and two acclaimed records. They also endured name and lineup changes, breakups, health problems, drug abuse and various lawsuits. The band’s commercial breakthrough was Urban Hymns and its single Bittersweet Symphony, which became a massive worldwide hit.

Soon after this commercial peak, the band quit amid creative struggles within, and Ashcroft went onto a successful solo career. Tong briefly joined Blur as a replacement for Graham Coxon. It is rumored that Simon Jones did a studio album with Ari Pap of the Floor Monks called ‘Aint Nothing To It’ and was never released because they both had bigger projects going on at the time. Close family and friends assure us its a fabulous indie/rock/alternate album and they really wish it would have been released.


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  • jessyrocker

    Love it

    16 Apr 1:06pm Reply
  • eatyoualive92

    storm in heaven is underrated

    5 Apr 4:48pm Reply
  • Zealant

    Dat pre-Urban Hymns Verve, tho

    22 Mar 9:29am Reply
  • illusionvalley


    19 Mar 9:58pm Reply
  • Nekrovoor

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  • my-soundtrack

    Love <3

    2 Mar 4:13pm Reply
  • perezhivem

    согласен с Yopta_nax на счет симфонии.

    21 Feb 12:56pm Reply
  • Yopta_nax

    Sqvoll91, самый интересный альбом колдов a rush of blood to the head, остальные только отрывками слушать, а закончились они где то на x&y что ли

    17 Feb 1:56pm Reply
  • Sqvoll91

    Yopta_nax согласен. И очень жаль, что распались. Лучше бы вместо них Колдплей распались, все равно ничего толкового уже давно не записывали.

    16 Feb 12:05pm Reply
  • Sqvoll91

    Лав из нойз, лав из пэйн !!

    16 Feb 12:04pm Reply
  • Yopta_nax

    офигеть как же недооценены. знают только симфонию, да и то авторство принадлежит не им, если б не распались после гимнов, то возможно написали бы еще 2-3 таких же сильных альбома. очень жаль.

    15 Feb 11:40pm Reply
  • leneheart

    14 Feb 10:10pm Reply
  • perezhivem

    чтот русский рупор затих..

    10 Feb 1:11pm Reply
  • sbsnpr

    don't sound like no sonet ^^

    3 Feb 7:49pm Reply
  • JeraAn

    Веселье в комментах) Просто скажу лишний раз: Bitter Sweet Symphony и Lucky Man - это что-то неземное.

    14 Nov 2014 Reply
  • AngryGermanKid

    Nick The Master. Rick The Genius.

    7 Nov 2014 Reply
  • YurickNe

    Помню, первый раз услышал в жестоких играх, мелодия заела, но я не знал что за группа, а интернетов тогда еще почти не было, спасибо рекламе с смсками на коком то канале, откуда я узнал что это верв, как появился инет, сразу скачал... и тут понеслось, по сути первая группа с которой я начал слушать инди и бритпоп... короче просто суперская...

    4 Nov 2014 Reply
  • noblesoldiers

    Душевное музло, ничего не скажешь. На все века.

    30 Oct 2014 Reply
  • MackRaven

    Открыл для себя заново после прослушивания Urban Hymns. Re-discovered this group for myself after listening to the Urban Hymns.

    22 Oct 2014 Reply
  • InASafePlace

    Such a great band.

    12 Oct 2014 Reply
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