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Feeder are a British alternative rock band based in Newport, Wales. The band was formed in 1994 under the name of "Reel" by the remaining members Grant Nicholas and Jon Lee of electroacoustic group Raindancer, after the departure of guitarist John Canham, although Simon Blight departed in 1994 to make way for Taka Hirose. Feeder's lineup after signing with The Echo Label in 1994 consisted of Grant Nicholas (guitar/vocals), Jon Lee (drums) and Taka Hirose (bass). In January 2002, Jon Lee took his own life in his Miami home before former Skunk Anansie drummer Mark Richardson, began to record and play with the band before being made an official member. In May 2009 he parted company with Feeder to return to a reformed Skunk Anansie. Since Mark's departure, Feeder have employed drummer Karl Brazil, although for sessions and touring commitments for ''Renegades'' (2010) they employed Australian Damon Wilson and former Mexicolas drummer Tim Trotter. Feeder has released eight studio albums, three compilations, two EP's and 34 singles. Feeder's music has been inspired by a wide variety of artists and styles, including The Police, Nirvana and Smashing Pumpkins. The band's sound was radically changed from that of Rain Dancer on their debut release the ''Two Colours EP'' (1995), but has since introduced more acoustic aspects to their music, including elements of pianos and string orchestras. Feeder garnered media attention for their fourth album, ''Comfort in Sound'' (2002), while the tragedy of Jon Lee's death before the recording sessions were noted. The album touched on many themes of loss and coming to terms with death, although it also explored themes of positivity. ''Comfort in Sound'' is Feeder's most successful release to date, selling over 503,706 copies in the United Kingdom between October 2002 and April 2012. Although Feeder have never to date gained a #1 release on any major chart, they have nonetheless garnered a dedicated cult following, which enabled them to become one of a few artists to chart at least one album on the UK top 20 charts in at least three different decades, while collecting a total of 102 chart weeks combined from 10 charted releases. Feeder won two Kerrang! Awards in 2001 (Best British Live Act), after releasing their breakthrough album ''Echo Park'' and in 2003 (Best British Band), when the band were promoting ''Comfort in Sound'' alongside their then upcoming debut arena tour. They also feature in the book ''The Xfm Top 1000 Songs of All Time''. Feeder's most recent studio album, ''Generation Freakshow'', was released on April 23, 2012.Wikipedia This entry is from Wikipedia, the user-contributed encyclopedia. It may not have been reviewed by professional editors and is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. If you find the biography content factually incorrect, defamatory or highly offensive you can edit this article at Wikipedia.