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Profile:
Alternative rock band formed in Suffolk, England in the early 1990s by brothers Jason Perry, Adam Perry and Giles Perry alongside Mark Chapman and Stevie Swindon after the Perry family moved there from Leeds.

'A' were originally called 'Grand Designs', but abandoned this name in 1993, before signing with Warner Bros. Records in 1995. They released their first album 'How Ace Are Buildings' in 1997. After this, bassist Stevie Swindon left and was replaced by Daniel P. Carter (current host of BBC Radio 1's Rock Show).

A licensing agreement for the U.S. and Canada was reached with Mammoth Records. Their second album ''A' Vs. Monkey Kong' was released in 1999 and followed by a live album 'Exit Stage Right' in 2000. Their third album, 'Hi-Fi Serious' was released in 2002.

Their fourth album 'Teen Dance Ordinance' was recorded in 2003 but due to the illness of Jason Perry and disputes with the record company its release was delayed until 2005. This album features a straighter rock sound and the keyboards and samples that were present on the earlier albums are almostly completely absent. Hollywood Records had agreed to release this album in the States but eventually decided against doing so.

After the release of 'Teen Dance Ordinance' the band have been on hiatus and the members have been working on other projects. In 2008 the band announced that they were back in the studio working on new material and have since began touring again.

Dougie Poynter joined the band on their 2018 tour with Hell Is For Heroes, playing bass on all 8 shows, as the band still have no full-time replacement for Daniel P. Carter.
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Albums

A - How Ace Are Buildings album art A How Ace Are Buildings (Album) Tycoon Recordings, Tycoon Recordings UK & Europe 1997 Sell This Version
A - 'A' Vs Monkey Kong album art A 'A' Vs Monkey Kong (Album) Tycoon Recordings Japan 1999 Sell This Version
A - Hi-Fi Serious album art A Hi-Fi Serious (Album) London Records US 2002 Sell This Version
A - Teen Dance Ordinance album art A Teen Dance Ordinance (Album) London Records Japan 2005 Sell This Version
LMS5521251 A - Hi-Fi Serious album art A Hi-Fi Serious(LP, Red) London Records LMS5521251 UK 2018 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

A - House Under The Ground album art A House Under The Ground (Single) Tycoon Records UK 1996 Sell This Version
A - 5 In The Morning / 8 Fingers album art A 5 In The Morning / 8 Fingers (Single) Tycoon Recordings, Tycoon Recordings UK 1996 Sell This Version
A - No. 1 album art A No. 1 (Single) Tycoon Records (5), Tycoon Records (5) UK 1997 Sell This Version
A - Bad Idea album art 'A'* Bad Idea (Single) Tycoon Records (5), Tycoon Records (5) UK 1997 Sell This Version
COUP006 A - Revolution Singles Club No. 6 album art "A"* / Glitterbox "A"* / Glitterbox - Revolution Singles Club No. 6(CD, Single, Promo) Jealous Records (2) COUP006 UK 1997 Sell This Version
A - Sing-A-Long album art A Sing-A-Long (Single) Tycoon Recordings, London Records UK 1998 Sell This Version
A - Number One album art A Number One (Single) Tycoon Recordings, London Records UK 1998 Sell This Version
A - Summer On The Underground album art A Summer On The Underground (Single) Tycoon Recordings, London Records UK 1998 Sell This Version
A - Foghorn album art A Foghorn (Single) Tycoon Recordings, London Records UK 1998 Sell This Version
A - Old Folks album art A Old Folks (Single) Tycoon Recordings, London Records UK 1999 Sell This Version
A - I ♥ Lake Tahoe album art A I ♥ Lake Tahoe (Single) Tycoon Recordings, Tycoon Recordings UK 1999 Sell This Version
A - A album art A A (Maxi) London Records Germany 2000 Sell This Version
PR 02238 2149 A Money Kong(CD, Single, Promo) London Records PR 02238 2149 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
8573 83098 2 A - Exit Stage Right album art A Exit Stage Right(CD, EP) London Records, Tycoon Recordings 8573 83098 2 UK & Europe 2000 Sell This Version
A - Starbucks album art A Starbucks (Single) London Records UK 2002 Sell This Version
A - Rockin' Like Dokken album art A Rockin' Like Dokken (EP) London Records, London Records Japan 2002 Sell This Version
A - Nothing album art A Nothing (Maxi, Single) London Records Europe 2001 Sell This Version
A - Something's Going On album art A Something's Going On (Single) London Records, London Records UK 2002 Sell This Version
none A - B Sides From "Nothing" album art A B Sides From "Nothing"(CDr, EP, Promo) London Records none UK 2002 Sell This Version
A - Good Time album art A Good Time (Single) London Records, London Records UK 2003 Sell This Version