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Origin New York City, New York, United States
Genres funk, pop, soul, disco
Years active 1977-1981
Labels RCA Victor, RCA
Associated acts Kid Creole and the Coconuts, Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band
Former members
August Darnell
Clare Bathé
Jay Stovall
Kevin Nance
Lonnie Ferguson
Melvin Lee

Machine was an American funk disco group formed by August Darnell in 1977. The group is most remembered today for their 1979 disco hit, "There but for the Grace of God Go I". The group disbanded in the early 1980s and founder August Darnell went on to form Kid Creole and the Coconuts.


  • Machine (1979)
  • There But For the Grace of God Go I 12" (RCA Victor, 1979)
  • Moving On (1980)
  • Is It Love / I Finally Found 12" (RCA Victor, 1980)
  • Power and Reason / Thunder, Lightning, and Rain 12" (RCA, 1980)


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