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Custom Blue is a band who have recorded and produced for Island Records, V2, Far Out Recordings and !K7 Records prior to releasing with Ho Hum Records in London. Originating from south London, Alex Pilkington and Simon Shippey met at Alleyn's School in Dulwich and started the band proper in 1995 with originally Crispin Weir on guitar and Max Tundra on bass along with a succession of drummers. Following non-stop gigging in London throughout the 90s the band started to attract both managers and labels keen to sign them and it was popular GLR DJ Ross Allen who made them his in 1999. With a sound at times compared to Neil Young, Wilco and Crosby, Stills & Nash whilst at other times Massive Attack, Custom Blue quickly drew a new fan base in London around their successful Cargo club shows which had energy in abundance when launching their debut album All Follow Everyone on DJ Ross Allen's Island Blue imprint on Universal Records. In 2002 Custom Blue released a 7" single 'Hazel's Groove' b/w 'Sitting by my Stream' on Island Blue. Following this they released 'EPOne' just prior to releasing their debut album 'All Follow Everyone' in the same year and single 'So Low' which featured remixes from Mark Pritchard and Cinematic Orchestra. 'All Follow Everyone' was met with great critical acclaim on its release in 2002, with single 'So Low' featuring on film 'The Transporter'; which starred former Custom Blue drummer and friend Jason Statham. The album was produced by Custom Blue with help from Spacek and Mark Pritchard. The album was recorded in the now-destroyed Fallout Studio beneath Island Records where the likes of Bob Marley, Traffic and PJ Harvey would record. Following their departure from Universal Records in 2003, Custom Blue produced an album for the American artist Beth Hirsch forming the production and studio name 'Bluesound' for the project. In 2003 Custom Blue also released an album of esoteric electronica under the alias Hoighty Beaver on Blank Page records. In 2007 Custom Blue released a 7" single on Far Out Recordings entitled 'Under the Counter' b/w 'You're On Your Own'. In 2008 Custom Blue released the single 'When it Burns' b/w 'Without You' on Ho Hum Records. In 2009 Custom Blue release the single 'Cobblestones' b/w 'I Will Follow' and album 'All Will Be Well' on Ho Hum Records. The album 'All Will Be Well' was recorded during 2007-2009 all at Bluesound Studios in south London.