Artful Dodger (UK band)

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Artful Dodger
Origin Southampton, England
Genres UK garage, R&B, electronica
Years active 1997–present
Labels Blessed Records
Associated acts Craig David
Members MC Alistair
DJ Dave Low
Past members Pete Devereux
Mark Hill DJ dave Alderslade bognor Regis

Artful Dodger is an English R&B and garage band from the city of Southampton, which became famous through its 2-step hits, and gave Craig David's career a boost after he appeared on their No. 2 hit, "Re-Rewind", in December 1999.

The band originally consisted of Mark Hill and Pete Devereux, but Devereux left prior to the release of the single "TwentyFourSeven", and Hill continued from then on to produce "TwentyFourSeven" by himself under the same moniker. The UK garage act now comprises MC Alistair and includes producer and DJ Dave Low. Many Artful Dodger tracks can be found on the UK garage compilation album series Pure Garage, mixed by DJ EZ.

The band is named after a character in the Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist, because of the many bootlegs they made in the early days.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[1]
It's All About the Stragglers 18

Compilation albums[edit]

  • Rewind The Sound of UK Garage (March 2000) (Mix CD) No. 1 UK
  • Re-Rewind Back by Public Demand (August 2000) (Mix CD) No. 6 UK
  • Rewind 2001 – Lessons from the Underground (July 2001) (Mix CD) No. 12

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[3]
AUS
[4]
BEL
(FL)

[5]
GER
[6]
IRE
[7]
NOR
[8]
NL
[9]
NZ
[10]
SWE
[11]
SWI
[12]
"The Revenge of Popeye" 1997 Non-album singles
"Something"
(featuring Craig David)
"If You Love Me" 1998
"The Messenger"
"Re-Rewind"
(featuring Craig David)
1999 2 21 49 15 4 18 53 88
  • BPI: Platinum[2]
It's All About the Stragglers
"Movin' Too Fast"
(featuring Romina Johnson)
2000 2 41 63 21 18 57
  • BPI: Silver[2]
"Woman Trouble"
(featuring Robbie Craig and Craig David)
6 60 95 31 63 43 98
"Please Don't Turn Me On"
(featuring Lifford)
4 22 42 90
"Think About Me"
(featuring Michelle Escoffery)
2001 11
"TwentyFourSeven"
(featuring Melanie Blatt)
6 66 41
"It Ain't Enough"
(vs. Dreem Teem, featuring MZ May and MC Alistair)
20
"Ladies"
(featuring General Levy and Roachie)
2002 Non-album singles
"Ruff Neck Sound"
(featuring Richie Dan and Sevi G)
2003
"Flex"
(featuring Vula)
2006
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Artful Dodger". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 20 May 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "BPI Certified Awards Search" (insert "Artful Dodger" into the "Search" box, and then select "Go"). British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Artful Dodger Featuring Melanie Blatt". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Discography Artful Dodger". australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Discografie Artful Dodger". ultratop.be (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  6. ^ "charts.de: Artful Dodger (Single)" (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  7. ^ "Discography Artful Dodger". irish-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  8. ^ "Discography Artful Dodger". norwegiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  9. ^ "Discografie Artful Dodger". dutchcharts.nl (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  10. ^ "Discography Artful Dodger". charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  11. ^ "Discography Artful Dodger". swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  12. ^ "Discographie Artful Dodger". hitparade.ch (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 

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