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    The Hoosiers

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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1Lovers In My Head lyrics
    2Bumpy Ride lyrics
    3Live By The Ocean lyrics
    4Sarajevo lyrics
    5Who Said Anything (About Falling In Love)? lyrics
    Cops and Robbers lyrics
    7Devil's In The Detail lyrics
    8Clinging On for Life lyrics
    9Unlikely Hero lyrics
    Worried About Ray lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1The Illusion of Safety [2010]
    2The News From Nowhere
    3The Trick To Life [2007]


    The Hoosiers are Irwin Sparkes (vocals, guitar), Martin Skarendahl (bass and guitar for acoustic performances) and Alphonso Sharland (drums). Coming from Exeter, Reading and Stockholm, the band produce music influenced by The Cure, Jeff Buckley, The Flaming Lips and XTC.

    Their first single "Worried about Ray" reached #5 on the UK Singles Chart in July 2007. They released their debut album, The Trick to Life, in October 2007.

    The story behind The Hoosiers started in the United States where Alphonso Sharland and Irwin Sparkes, encouraged by their chemistry teacher (Grant Serpell who was part of the band Sailor during their fame in the 1970s), started to write and gather enough songs to compile an album. Back in London, Alphonso and Irwin met Swiss keyboard player and sound engineer Duri Darms, and Martin Skarendahl, a Swedish ex-fireman who was then working with Darms as a recording studio engineer and studying at The London Music School.

    Under the label RCA, they released their first album, The Trick to Life on 22 October 2007, which songs are about more than just "boy and girl, finding love on a Friday night on the lash with your mates".

    Their second album 'The Illusion of Safety' was released 16th August 2010 and its first single 'Choices' reached #11 on the UK Download Charts immediately. Second single from that album will be 'Unlikely Hero' and it'll be released soon.

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