15. Gus of alt-J

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Gus Unger-Hamilton is the keyboard player/vocalist for the band alt-J. The group is a three-piece band from Leeds, England. They formed in 2007 but it wasn’t until 2012 that their first studio album An Awesome Wave was released. The album later went on to win the Mercury Prize, a prestigious prize awarded for the best album released in the United Kingdom by a British or Irish act.
After that, in 2014, their second album This Is All Yours went straight to number one in the UK. To date, they’ve released three studio albums which include hits like Breezeblocks, Left Hand Free and In Cold Blood.
On top of the Mercury Prize, alt-J were also nominated for three Brit Awards and were also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Alternative music Album in 2015.

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