Desolation Angels
It's been a decade since Manchester was the centre of the UK music universe but that's about to change! The last few years has seen an upsurgence in new, vibrant independent bands such as the beautiful Desolation Angels. Far removed from the "Lad rock" days of "Madchester", this band are more than musicians, they transform their music into a transcedental artform weaving nuances of the surreal, abstract and the pure beauty of renaissance into their songs.

Mandy Dayness
Age: 24
Starsign: Libra
Instrument: Guitar and Vocals
Favourite band: Impossible question! At a push - Smashing Pumpkins (Siamese Dream era)
5 favourite albums/CD's
1) Siamese Dream - Smashing Pumpkins
2) Ophelia - Natalie Merchant
3) MTV Unplugged - Nirvana
4) Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel
5) Live Through This - Hole
Favourite Quote: 'To think is easy, to act is hard but the hardest thing in the world is to act in accordance with your thinking' - Goethe
Favourite celeb you'd like to share a jacuzzi with: Courtney Love
Favourite food: Chinese
Favourite Drink: JD & Coke
Favourite sport: Tennis

Favourite Place:St Petersburg

Favourite TV Show: Bad Girls
Hobbies: Hiking, Cycling, Reading, Writing, Kickboxing

Dislikes: People asking me to speak up, Work, Cheese, War, Famine, Pesticides, Tony Blair, IMF, World Bank, Modern Architecture, Chainstores, Lads & Ladettes, the Monarchy, Giant Adverts.

Steph Walker
Age: 24
Starsign: Pisces
Instrument: Piano and Vocals
Favourite band: Nirvana
5 favourite albums/CD's
1) Manic Street Preachers - The Holy Bible
2) Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
3) PJ Harvey - Dry
4) Pixies - Doolittle
5) Nirvana - all of them!
Favourite Quote: ''Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then but that's no matter - tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther...And one fine morning - So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past' - F.Scott Fitzgerald
Favourite celeb you'd like to share a jacuzzi with: Simone Lahbib or River Pheonix
Favourite food: Spanish/Chinese
Favourite Drink: Tia Maria
Favourite sport: (playing) Football, Rounders, White Water Rafting

Favourite Place: A windswept mountainside

Favourite TV Show: Bad Girls
Hobbies: Playing piano, Writing, Reading, Hiking, Travelling, Yoga, Bike riding, French, Witchcraft, Solitude.

Dislikes: Selfishness, Huge Global Companies, Adverts, The Daily Mail, Apathy, Earwigs, Organised Religion, Plastic Packaging & Plastic Food, Plastic Faces, Sexist Attitudes, Homophobia, the Depoliticisation of Everything, Goat Cheese, Too Many People, Concrete.

Julie Campbell
Age: 24
Starsign: Gemini
Instrument: Guitar
Favourite band: Aah! All listed below (in no order!)
5 favourite albums/CD's
1) Tindersticks' - 2nd Album
2) Throwing Muses' - 1st Album
3) Bonnie Prince Billy - I See A Darkness
4) REM - Out of Time
5) Kristin Hersh - Hips and Makers
Favourite Quote: "Not until we are we begin to find ourselves" - Thoreau. Or " If in doubt, shout!"
Favourite celeb you'd like to share a jacuzzi with: Tindersticks!
Favourite food: Spanish Tapas
Favourite Drink: Pint of Krombacher
Favourite sport: Er..don't do sport

Favourite Place: Antartica

Favourite TV Show: League of Gentlemen
Hobbies: Reading, Travelling

Dislikes: Ignorance, Fashionable Behaviour, The Media, Noisy Eaters, Telephones, Oafs, So-called Gangsta Culture, TV Adverts, Tight-fistedness, Rubbish in Canals, Immaculate Fingernails, "Gentleman's" magazines/clubs

Mike Doward
Age: 26
Starsign: Cancer (tho' it doesn't mean anything)
Instrument: Bass guitar, Double Bass
Favourite band: REM, Tindersticks, Throwing Muses, Will Oldham
5 favourite albums/CD's
1) Throwing Muses - House Tornado
2) Kate Bush - The Dreaming
3) Tindersticks - 1st and 2nd albums (can't choose between them)
4) REM - Green
5) Palace Brother - There is no-one what will take care of you
Favourite Quote: non iligitimo carborundum
Favourite celeb you'd like to share a jacuzzi with: Kate Bush
Favourite food: Cheese
Favourite Drink: Fine wine
Favourite sport: Don't do sport

Favourite Place: Countryside and ocean

Favourite TV Show: Six feet under
Hobbies: Music - playing and listening

Dislikes: People who think nothing of spoiling their environment and think nothing of the people or things around them

Gareth Poulton
Age: 17
Starsign: Gemini
Instrument: Drums
Favourite band: NOFX
5 favourite albums/CD's
1) Reel Big Fish - Why Do They Rock So Hard
2) They Might Be Giant - Flood
3) NOFX - Punk in Drublic
4) KISS - Music from The Elder (the concept album that 'proper' KISS fans hate)
5) Karl Jenkins - Adiemus
Favourite Quote: "Yeah, I woke up in the day accidentally once, the moon was on fire for some reason and I couldn't see very well and all the bandwith disappeared, it was very scarey:( " - Orion
Favourite celeb you'd like to share a jacuzzi with: I dunno, does your specification limit me strictly to only a jacuzzi? I wouldn't like to pick some Hot Hollywood Babe like Christina Ricci (lovely forehead) or Heather Graham (lovely forehead), who'd be liable to get me all excited, only to vanish off into the night before her toes got all wrinkly, leaving me ultimately frustrated.

I'll say Stephen Fry instead, at least then I'm guaranteed half an hour's witty banter and humourous anecdotes
Favourite food: Strawberry Pocky (I've got fifteen quid's worth sitting in my room right now)
Favourite Drink: Pepsi Max (it's like Diet Pepsi, but for Men)
Favourite sport: Basketball (it's not just a sport; it's a whole artform)

Favourite Place: Bed

Favourite TV Show: Gravitation
Hobbies: None that I'm prepared to discuss here.

Dislikes: None. I love everyone and everything.

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