Artful Dodger (UK band)

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Artful Dodger

Origin
Southampton, England

Genres
UK garage

Years active
1997–present

Labels

Blessed
FFRR
London

Associated acts
Craig David

Members

MC Alistair
DJ Dave Low

Past members

Pete Devereux
Mark Hill

Artful Dodger is an English garage band based in the city of Southampton, which became famous through its 2-step hits, and gave Craig David’s career a boost after he appeared on their number 2 hit, “Re-Rewind”, in December 1999.
The band originally consisted of Mark Hill, (born 22 December 1972 in Cwmbran, Wales) and Pete Devereux, but Devereux left prior to the release of the single, “TwentyFourSeven”, and Hill continued from then on to produce “TwentyFourSeven” by himself under the same moniker. The UK garage band now comprises MC Alistair and DJ Dave Low. Many Artful Dodger tracks can be found on the UK garage compilation album series, Pure Garage, mixed by DJ EZ.
The band is named after a character in the Charles Dickens novel, Oliver Twist, because of the many bootlegs they made in the early days. They are referred to in The Streets’ single, “Let’s Push Things Forward”.

Contents

1 Discography

1.1 Albums

1.1.1 Studio albums
1.1.2 Compilation albums

1.2 Singles

2 References
3 External links

Discography[edit]
Albums[edit]
Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions and certifications

Title
Album details
Peak chart positions
Certifications

UK
[1]

It’s All About the Stragglers

Released: 27 November 2000
Label: London
Format: CD, LP, digital download

18

BPI: Gold[2]

Compilation albums[edit]

Rewind The Sound of UK Garage (March 2000) (Mix CD) number one UK
Re-Rewind Back by Public Demand (August 2000) (Mix CD) number 6 UK
Rewind 2001 – Lessons from the Underground (July 2001) (Mix CD) number 12 UK

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name

Title
Year
Peak chart positions
Certifications
Album

UK
[3]
AUS
[4]
BEL
(FL)
[5]
GER
[6]
IRE
[7]
NOR
[8]
NL
[9]
NZ
[10]
SCO
SWI
[11]

“The Revenge of Popeye”
1997









Non-album singles

“Something”
(featuring Craig David)









“If You Love Me”
1998

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