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No-Man are an English art pop duo, formed in 1987 as No Man Is an Island (Except the Isle of Man) by singer Tim Bowness and multi-instrumentalist Steven Wilson. The band has so far produced seven studio albums and a number of singles/outtakes collections (most notably, 2006's career retrospective, All the Blue Changes). The band was once lauded as "conceivably the most important English group since The Smiths" by Melody Maker music newspaper,[1] and a 2017 article of Drowned in Sound described them as "probably the most underrated band of the last 25 years".[2]

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Tim Bowness (left) and Steven Wilson performing with No-Man in 2012
Tim Bowness (left) and Steven Wilson performing with No-Man in 2012
Background information
Years active1987–present
MembersTim Bowness
Steven Wilson
Current live members
Stephen Bennett
Pete Morgan
Michael Bearpark
Steve Bingham
Andy Booker
Past membersBen Coleman
Stuart Blagden
Past live members
Richard Barbieri
Peter Chilvers
Steve Jansen
Mick Karn
Chris Maitland
Silas Maitland

Originally creating a sample-based proto-trip hop/ambient/electropop-styled music, No-Man has pursued a more organic, diverse and band-oriented sound in subsequent years. Drawing from a diverse mix of singer-songwriter, post rock, minimalist, progressive rock, jazz and contemporary ambient sources for inspiration, No-Man's musical style is distinctive yet difficult to categorise.