Sneaky Sound System (Band)

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Sneaky Sound System
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Group Members Black Angus (Angus McDonald)
Connie Mitchell
Past Group Members Donnie Sloan (Jonathan Sloan)
Damien Hesse
MC Double D (Daimon Downey)
Tricky Nick (Nick Broadhurst)
Peter Dolso
Music Genre (Text) Dance
electro house
electropop
Origin Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Year(s) Active 2001 (2001)–present
Record Label Sony
Whack
14th Floor
Modular
Official Websites sneakysoundsystem.com
Associated Acts Primary
Machine Gun Fellatio
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Sneaky (formally known as Sneaky Sound System) are an Australian dance music group formed in late 2001 by Black Angus (Angus McDonald) on guitar, MC Double D (Daimon Downey) on vocoder and vocals, Damien Hesse (DJ) and Nick Broadhurst on saxophone. They were joined in 2004 by Connie Mitchell (ex-Primary) on vocals; Downey left the band in September 2009, Hesse in 2005 and Broadhurst in 2006. On 12 August 2006, they released their self-titled debut studio album, which peaked at No. 5 on the ARIA Albums Chart in mid-November 2007 and was certified 3× platinum by December 2011, denoting shipments of 210,000 copies. The group's breakthrough single, "I Love It", which was issued on 8 July 2006, peaked at No. 24 on the ARIA Singles Chart and spent 73 weeks in the Top 100 – this broke the record as the longest charting single previously held by The Living End's 1997 hit, "Second Solution / Prisoner of Society", at 69 weeks. Their second studio effort, 2, which appeared on 16 August 2008, became their first number-one album. On 7 October 2011, From Here to Anywhere was released and reached at No. 11. At ARIA Music Awards ceremonies they have been nominated fourteen times winning twice in 2007 for Best Dance Release and Breakthrough Artist – Album for their eponymous album.

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