Backup band

Backup band

A backing band or backup band is a band which accompanies an artist at a live performance or on a recording. This can either be an established group or an ad hoc group assembled for the purpose. Such groups are often made up of session musicians.

Some of the best-known long-lived, established backing bands (with lead artist) are:

* The Attractions (Elvis Costello)
* the Bad Seeds (Nick Cave)
* The Band (Bob Dylan)
* The Cardinals (Ryan Adams)
* Crazy Horse (Neil Young)
* The Crickets (Buddy Holly)
* The E Street Band (Bruce Springsteen)
* The Heartbreakers (Tom Petty)
* The Jordanaires (vocals only, Elvis Presley)
* Miami Sound Machine (Gloria Estefan)
* Mink DeVille and The Mink DeVille Band (Willy DeVille)
* the News (Huey Lewis)
* The Rumour (Graham Parker)
* The Shadows (Cliff Richard)
* The Stooges (Iggy Pop)
* The Tennessee Three (Johnny Cash)


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