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Lamb were originally a Mancunian duo comprising producer Andy Barlow (AKA the "Hipoptimist") and singer-songwriter Lou Rhodes, however this pairing subsequently expanded to include bassist Jon Thorne, Icelandic guitarist Oddur Mar Runnarson, and Danish drummer Nikolaj Bjerre. London-based string trio Chi 2 Strings and trumpet player Kevin Davy are frequent guest musicians, and Chi 2 Strings co-wrote several songs on Lamb's fourth album. They released their first album, the self-titled Lamb in September 1996, and followed this up with another three albums and a cache of singles over the next eight years, culminating in the release of a greatest hits album, "Best Kept Secrets", in June 2004. Lamb performed what was billed as their final live appearance at the Paradiso in Amsterdam in September 2004. This performance was filmed for a planned live DVD release; its release was expected in 2005, but as of mid-2006 it has not appeared. The band members have since been working on a variety of solo projects, but have not ruled out the return of Lamb at some point in the future.



  • Andy Barlow (1996–2004)
  • Louise Rhodes (1996–2004)

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