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Biography

There are at least 10 artists known by this name, including:

1) Forcefield was the brainchild of ex-Focus keysman Jan Akkerman. They produced four albums from 1986 to 1994, with various line-ups that included many noted musicians such as Cozy Powell (Drums), Neil Murray (Bass), Tony Martin (Vocals) Graham Bonnet (Vocals). Their musical style is best described as experimental prog/fusion with the odd rocker thrown in. Akkerman has also released 2 solo albums.

2) Forcefield was a noise band and art collective closely associated with Fort Thunder in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. Known for performing in colorful full-body knit-wear of their own design, the band rarely played outside of Rhode Island but did one US tour with their Fort Thunder roommates Lightning Bolt. Members included Meerk Puffy (Mat Brinkman aka SynB), Gorgon Radeo (Jim Drain), Patootie Lobe (Ara Peterson), and Le Geef (Leif Goldberg). The group become more widely recognized after being included in the 2002 Whitney Biennial, but shortly fell into a pool of acid afterwards. "Third Annual Roggaboggas," the soundtrack accompanying their Biennial installation, was released as a CD by Load Records in 2003. Later that year, Bulb Records put out the posthumous "Lord of the Rings Modulator."

3) One of Michiel van der Kuy's many aliases.

4) A one-off project of Belgian producers Gregory Dewindt and Peter Schiettekatte. In 1999 they released a single 12" under this name, titled "It's A Disco Night".

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