Mostly Credited As: Kaiser Chiefs
Sometimes Credited As: Parva
Birth Name: Kaiser Chiefs
Date Of Birth: 1996
Country Of Birth: United Kingdom
Birth Place: Leeds, England
The members of ' The Kaiser Chiefs ', Ricky Wilson (Lead Vocals), Andrew ' Whitey ' White (Guitar), Simon Rix (Bass), Nick ' Peanut ' Baines(keyboard) and Nick Hodgson (Drum and Vocals) started off with a simple plan. Earning an early slot at the Leeds Festival.
Little did they know the would achieve their plan and more.
In 2004 they sprung onto the music scene. ' Oh My God ', their self-financed first single went in at 66 after they recorded it in Nick's bedroom. The follow up single, ' I Predict A Riot ' flew in at the fringes of the top 20 and earnt them a record deal with 'Universal'.
Their debut album ' Employment ' has spent over 50 weeks in the Top 10, selling more than 1.2 million copies in the UK. And their popularity shows no signs of waning. In February 2006 they stole the show at ' The Brit awards ', picking up 3 awards and kicking of the show with their hit 'I Predict A Riot'.
In January 2007, their second album 'Yours Truly, Angry Mob' was announced with the first track 'Ruby' being played from the end of January. Ruby then climbed to the number one position in the british charts in February. The second album went on to reach the number one album spot.
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The Kaiser Chiefs originally formed in 1997, under the name 'Parva' before becoming The Kaiser Chiefs in 2003.
The band are named after South African football team 'Kaizer Chiefs'.
Ricky Wilson donated his Red Tambourine to radio station 'Xfm' so it could be auctioned off for charity. The winning bid was £375.00 and the money went to homeless charity 'Shelter'.
The band were the opening act in the Philadelphia 'Live 8' concert.
In September 2005, an Internet-only video for the song 'Sink that ship' was released. It was used as a promotional video for the EA game 'Burnout Revenge'.
In February 2006, the band won three 'Brit' awards. The three awards were 'Best Group', 'Best British Rock Act' and 'Best Live Act'.
Several members of the band are huge Leeds United football club fans, even naming the band after the former team of long-serving former Leeds captain Lucas Radebe.
Kaiser Chiefs were nominated for the 2005 Mercury Music Prize.
The highest position the band have reached in the british charts is number 6 with the re-release of "Oh My God".
The song "Lap of Honour" has only been released in Japan and the single version of "Na Na Na Na Naa" was only released in Japan and Australia.
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