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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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  • Laa-Brent

    Lucky Man <3

    29 Jul 10:31pm Reply
  • InASafePlace

    A Storm In Heaven is where it's at. [10000000]

    7 Jul 9:58pm Reply
  • ultima_stella

    A Storm In Heaven is where it's at.

    5 Jul 10:54pm Reply
  • Pure_Greenwood

    Urban Hymns in this British summer, takes a lot to beat that

    4 Jul 1:05am Reply
  • frohn_jusciante

    ну и сравнили тут Колдплей и Верв

    27 Jun 3:25pm Reply
  • chikushou_yo

    I said "Hey! I already know" Because it's all inside The Verve made my day, day after day :3

    10 May 12:53pm Reply
  • wizzxx

    Absolutely love The Verve.

    2 May 3:55pm Reply
  • Manutencion

    Come on !!!

    1 May 3:45am Reply
  • Evilninja1337

    This Time <3

    29 Apr 2:45am Reply
  • Dnlphnv

    Крутейшие чуваки, жаль что распались.

    27 Apr 3:57pm Reply
  • 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


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  • Nekrovoor

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  • 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
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