The Servant (band)

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For bands with similar names, see Servant (band) and The Servants.
The Servant
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Autograph session at Fnac Saint-Lazare (Paris, France)
Background information
Origin London, United Kingdom
Genres Alternative rock, indie rock, indie pop
Years active 1998–2007
Labels Prolifica, Recall Group
Past members Dan Black
Matt Fisher
Chris Burrows
Trevor Sharpe

The Servant was an English alternative band, formed in London in 1998. They are popular in France, Italy, Switzerland as well as other European countries.

Their first introduction to an American audience was in the trailer of the film Sin City with the instrumental version of their song "Cells". This version of "Cells" is not on the Sin City soundtrack, but it can be downloaded via their website ("Cells" was also used in the film The Transporter and Transporter 2, along with their song, "Body"). Since the Sin City trailers, there has been significant U.S. interest in their records and demands for live concerts. The band released their fourth album entitled How To Destroy A Relationship in 2006.

Before achieving commercial success in 2004 with their self-titled album, released by Prolifica Records in the UK and by Recall Group in France, The Servant released two EP's: Mathematics in 1999 and With the Invisible in 2000.

On November 26, 2007, the band announced on their blog at MySpace that they were splitting up "to move on to pastures new".

On September 8, 2014, to mark the 10 years since the release of their first album, The Servant released a 'Best Of' compilation for digital downloads called "Collection" world-wide. The compilation album features previously un-released tracks, such as "Away". The Single "Away", recorded with producer Jim Lowe (Stereophonics, The Charlatans) was released on June 23, 2014.

Members[edit]

Dan Black[edit]

Dan Black was the lead singer for the band; he also played guitar and wrote many of the band's songs. He is also known as a guest vocalist for the Italian group Planet Funk. Black has since begun a solo career releasing Billboard single Symphonies and touring across the United States.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "The Apes and the Chimpanzees"
  • "In a Public Place"
  • "Milk Chocolate" (Promo)
  • "Orchestra"
  • "Liquefy"
  • "Cells"
  • "I Can Walk in Your Mind" (Promo)
  • "How To Destroy a Relationship"
  • "(I Should Be Your) Girlfriend"
  • "Hey Lou Reed"

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