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Formed in Bangor, Northern Ireland in 2007, Two Door Cinema Club found considerable success in both the UK and America. Although often perceived as a quartet, the band is actually a three-piece, only hiring additional musicians for live work and recordings. The trio consists of Alex Trimble (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Kevin Baird (bass guitar, keys, backing vocals), and Sam Halliday (lead guitar, backing vocals). Each musician brings something individual to the table, resulting in the group’s trademark sound. The fact that all three members sing, means that great vocal melodies and superb harmonies are never far away.
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