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Birmingham in the nineties: 14 of the best Birmingham bands of the 1990s

Here are some of the best bands to emerge from Birmingham's music scene during the nineties

Whatever your age, the 1990s are now a truly nostalgic era. From fashion trends, to films and music - there’s something for everyone to resonate with from this period.

It was a decade that featured the emergence of grunge music, Britpop, and New Labour. A number of bands including Oasis, Blur, Pulp and Radiohead hit the top of the UK charts during the 90s era, which was the last decade when guitar music was dominant in the charts.

The 1990s also saw advances in technology, with the World Wide Web and games consoles such as the first Play Station.

In Birmingham, the city centre roads were taken over by a Superprix to rival the likes of Monaco, we hosted the Eurovision Song Contest and a G8 Summit - with the likes of US President Bill Clinton, President Boris Yeltsin and Prime Minister Tony Blair walking through the streets and Broad Street was transformed with Brindleyplace and the magnificent Symphony Hall and International Convention Centre.

Venues like The Jug Of Ale and The Flapper and Firkin also welcomed an explosion of guitar-based bands, while clubland welcomed a revolution in dance music, and crowds packed out The Que Club.

Here is a look back at some of the best bands to come out of the city during the era.

The 1990s also saw advances in technology, with the World Wide Web and games consoles such as the first Play Station.

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