Pixies

A pixie is also a small creature with wings, famous in folklore
Pixies
Pixies in Kansas City, October 1, 2004.jpg
Pixies in 2004
Background information
OriginBoston, Massachusetts USA
GenresAlternative rock
Years active1985–1993; 2004–present
LabelsElektra, 4AD
Associated actsPixies
Members
Black Francis (singer, guitar, songwriter)
Kim Deal (bass guitar, singer)
David Lovering (drummer)
Joey Santiago (guitar)

Pixies are an American alternative rock band. The band started in 1986. They broke up in 1993, but they started to play together again from 2004 to the present. There are four members in the band: Black Francis (vocals, rhythm guitar), Joey Santiago (lead guitar), Kim Deal (bass guitar, vocals), and David Lovering (drums).

History

Pixies' band members came together during the mid-1980s. Joey Santiago and Frank Black met at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where they were students. Santiago introduced Black to new music, such as David Bowie.

In 1985, they decided to create a band. Kim Deal joined on bass guitar after answering an advertisement in a Boston newspaper. The band's musical style was influenced by bands such as Hüsker Dü. David Lovering, the drummer and a friend of Deal, joined in late 1985.

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