Cabaret Voltaire were an experimental music band which formed in Sheffield, England in 1973. They originally consisted of Stephen Mallinder (vocals, bass), Richard H. Kirk (guitar, keyboards, sound manipulation) and Chris Watson (sound manipulation, tapes, keyboards). Watson left the group in 1983 and the band continued as a duo until their disbandment in 1994.
Hailing from Sheffield, England, Stephen Mallinder and Richard H. Kirk were the backbone of Cabaret Voltaire, and creators of many of the techniques that fueled the industrial and electronic genres for years. From the droning noise-punk of Nag Nag Nag to the sublime dance-pop of Easy Life, with industrial funk hits like Sensoria in between, the Cabs' career spanned two decades.
Many recent/current electronic artists owe a great deal of debt to Cabaret Voltaire's experimental...