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The Egg is a British electronic funk band consisting of Ned Scott (keyboards), Maff Scott (drums), Ben Cullum (bass) and Matt White (lead guitar).

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History

Formed in Oxford, England in the early 1990s, the Egg's first release was the Shopping EP (1995) on independent label Cup of Tea Records. Having been signed by China Records they released the Albumen LP in 1996 and also in USA on Discovery records in '97. In 1998 the follow-up album Travelator was released, produced by Tim Holmes of Death in Vegas. In 2000, the group recorded the theme song to the ITV show At Home with the Braithwaites.

Following Travelator, the Egg began exploring the new directions their sound was taking them, particularly chill-out. Following their exceptional Mellowmania EP in 2002, they were signed by Bar de Lune Records, a subsidiary of Beechwood Music. Beechwood went bust the following year just before a return with their new album Forwards (produced by Benji Vaughan) and subsequently released on Squarepeg Records to critical acclaim in 2004.

The single 'walking away' (feat. Sophie Barker of Zero 7) was released in 2005 and further remixes commissioned by licensees, notably 'Great stuff' (Germany) who commissioned Tocadisco to remix the track. This became a massive underground Electro House crossover hit, and spawned the bootleg by David Guetta 'Love don't let me go' to reach UK no.3 in August 2006 (Gut records), Spain no.1 6 weeks and top selling dance tune of the year in Australia and many countries across the globe..It was also featured in the Ciroen C4 TV advert which also reached many countries.

In 2006 The Egg played at The Big Chill (& 2004), The Glade Electronic Music Festival, Bestival, Fawsley Fayre, Exeter FSOE, Secret Garden party, Electric Picnic, Manumission (Ibiza), Glastonbury, Istanbul, Czech Republic, and other venues across Europe,

2007 saw more UK festivals tours including Dance inspired festivals in Australia, Brazil, Morroco and the first major trip to USA (echo project)

In 2008 The Egg contributed the song "Trails and Tribulations" to the Songs for SurvivalSurvival International charity album led by Bruce Parry, and later in the year they played at Camp Bisco 7 in New York state which to many were the highlight of the weekend. They went on to tour Mid west and East coast USA 3 times and 3 major USA festivals (incl Wakarusa and Trinumeral Festivals) until 2009, and new year in Nokia theater, times sq, New York, and have become a welcome addition to the US jam band scene

June 2009 'Fire' was released on 'its good for the soul' album, produced by Maff Scott, Shaun & Greg Hunter

2010 The Band are currently in the studio finalising work on a new album co producing with Bruno Ellingham, Benji Vaughan, Robin Twelftree, Shaun & Greg Hunter

Members

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Current members

  • Ned Scott (Keyboards)
  • Maff Scott (Drums)
  • Ben Cullum (Bass)
  • Matt White (Guitar)
  • Drew Thane (Touring Guitar USA 09)
  • Todd Graft / Max Hattler (Video and Projections)

Discography

Studio albums

  • 1996 Albumen
  • 1998 Travelator
  • 1999 remixes
  • 2004 Forwards
  • 2006 Forwards Special Edition
  • 2010 TBA

Live albums

  • 2008 Live at Cargo
  • 2009 Live at Camp Bisco
  • 2009 Live in Saint Louis (video)

EPs

  • 1995 [Get Some Money Together]] featuring remix by Fila Brazilia, Heights of Abraham, Statik Sound System
  • 1995 [Shopping EP]
  • 2003 [[Mellowmania]

Singles

  • 1997 "Bend" (Fila Brazilia mixes etc)
  • 1997 "Get some money to get her" (Discovery USA)
  • 1998 "Getting Away With It" #56 UK - mixes by Rollo (Faithless), streetlife originals)
  • 1999 "Hey Charlie" - mixes by Next men,
  • 2006 "Walking Away" - mixes by Grand National, Dusty Kid Pop and Tocadisco
  • 2006 "Love Don't Let Me Go (Walking Away)" (vs. David Guetta) — #3 UK, #1 SPN
  • 2007 "Nothing" - mixes by Cicada, Dusty Kid Pop and Plimsol

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