Sneaker Pimps

British Trip Hop band

The Sneaker Pimps are a British trip hop group. They formed in Hartlepool, England in 1994. They are best known for their songs "6 Underground" and "Spin Spin Sugar".

Sneaker Pimps
IAMX playing live in the Orpheum in Graz, 2007
IAMX playing live in the Orpheum in Graz, 2007
Background information
OriginHartlepool, United Kingdom
GenresTrip hop, electronica, dance, garage
Years active1994–2005, 2015–present
LabelsClean Up Records
Virgin Records
Tommy Boy Records
WebsiteSNEAKERPIMPS.com - official web site of the Sneaker Pimps at the Internet Archive
MembersLiam Howe
Past membersKelli Dayton
Chris Corner
Joe Wilson
David Westlake

Their song, "6 Underground", went to #7 on Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart.[1]

The band's founding members were Liam Howe and Chris Corner.[2] They then hired Kelli Dayton as a singer, and longtime friend Ian Pickering to write lyrics. Dayton was the original singer of the Sneaker Pimps.[3]

After the first album, the band felt that demos for the 1999 album Splinter was better for the voice of Corner. Following the tour for their first album, Becoming X, they kicked Dayton out of the group.[4] Dayton later had a solo career under the name "Kelli Ali".

The Sneaker Pimps broke up in 2005. They got back together in 2015.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "The Sneaker Pimps". Billboard. Archived from the original on March 21, 2016. Retrieved Apr 5, 2016.
  2. "Sneaker Pimps Biography". Sneaker Pimps. Retrieved Apr 4, 2016.
  3. "Kelli Ali". Kelli Ali. Archived from the original on February 28, 2015. Retrieved Apr 4, 2016.
  4. "Sneaker Pimps Biography". All Music. Retrieved Apr 4, 2016.

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