Scissor Sisters

Biography

From Discogs:

Derek Gruen aka Del Marquis Scott Hoffman aka BabydaddyAna Lynch aka Ana MatronicJason Sellards aka Jake ShearsRandy SchragerSammy JoFormer member (until October 2008) :Patrick Secord aka Paddy Boom

From Lastfm:

Scissor Sisters is a four-piece / band, from New York City, NY, USA. The band was formed in 2000, by Jason Sellards (aka Jake Shears - lead vocals) & Scott Hoffman (aka Babydaddy - keyboard / bass). Other members are Ana Lynch (aka Ana Matronic - lead vocals) & Derek Gruen (aka Del Marquis - guitar).

Randy Schrager (aka Randy Real), is the band's live drummer. Patrick Seacor (aka Paddy Boom), left band in 2008. The group was named after a sex position between two women. Lyrics are largely written by Shears / Babydaddy & known for a mixture of wit & tragedy.

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From Wikipedia:

Scissor Sisters are an American pop and rock band whose musical style draws from disco, glam rock and the New York City club scene. Formed in 2001, the group consists of vocalists Jake Shears and Ana Matronic, multi-instrumentalist Babydaddy, lead guitar/bassist, Del Marquis, and drummer Randy Real who replaced former drummer Paddy Boom. "Spawned by the scuzzy, gay nightlife scene of New York", they took their name from a sexual position between two women known as tribadism.

The group rose to public attention with the release of their self-titled debut album in 2004, from which they gained chart success in Australia, Canada and parts of Europe - particularly their "spiritual home", the United Kingdom, where Scissor Sisters was the best-selling album of that year - although not their native United States. Several singles from the album were also successes, including "Comfortably Numb", "Laura" and "Take Your Mama". They followed this with their second album, Ta-Dah, in 2006, which again proved to be a commercial and critical success, with singles including "I Don't Feel Like Dancing" and "Land of a Thousand Words". Their third album, Night Work, was released in 2010, and displayed a shift towards a more club-oriented sound.

The band have collaborated with a number of other well known pop musicians, including Elton John and Kylie Minogue, and were received positively by a number of other notable figures, with Bono describing them as "the best Pop group in the world at the moment" in 2004.

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