An alternative rock band, Pulp formed in Sheffield in the late 1970s. The band consists of members Jarvis Cocker (vocals, guitar), Candida Doyle (keyboards), Mark Webber (guitar), Steve Mackey (bass) and Nick Banks (drums). When the band reformed in 2011, they were joined by Leo Abrahams who plays electric and acoustic guitar. Their popularity increased in the mid-1990s with the release of the albums ‘His ‘n’ Hers’ in 1994 followed by ‘Different Class’ in 1995, which was their first number one on the UK albums chart. Singles from this album included: “Common People” and “Sorted for E’s & Wizz”, both reaching number two in the singles chart, helping to make the band major players in the Britpop movement. Pulp were nominated for the Mercury Music Prize in 1994 for the album “His ‘n’ Hers”, winning it in 1996 with “Different Class”.

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