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Members of Roxy Music, The Smiths, Suede and Supergrass form fictional supergroup

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Now here’s a bit of a turn up for the books. They may never have all assembled together on stage to jam the night away, but a new TV drama has managed to unite members of Roxy Music, The Smiths, Suede and Supergrass to form a fictional rock supergroup.

Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzanera, The Smiths drummer Mike Joyce, Suede bassist Mat Osman and Supergrass lead singer Gaz Coombes have come together to make up the soon to be legendary ‘Chaz Chance And The Prophets,’ a cracking name for a rock band if ever there was one.

In a sort of semi serious Spinal Tap for the modern day, the veteran musicians will be playing a glam rock band in a new three part series on UKTV called ‘The Records’. The drama series will chart the highs and lows, the triumphs and the pitfalls of a music industry talent scout in the days when the X Factor was an unthinkable travesty and Simon Cowell was in short trousers (undoubtedly pulled up to his nipples)

In 2006 Manzanera co-produced David Gilmour's album On An Island and went on the resulting tour with his band. He also wrote and presented a series of 14 one-hour radio programmes for the station Planet Rock called ‘The A-Z of Great Guitarists.’

Osman was at school with Suede frontman Brett Anderson and the two went through a number of makeshift bands with superb names such as ‘The Pigs’ and ‘Suave And Elegant’ before finally moving into Suede where he co-wrote some of the band's songs, including Lost in TV and Golden Gun.

Before Joyce joined Morrisey and The Smiths, he had held down the rhythm section for Manchester band ‘The Hoax’ and Irish punk group ‘Victim’.

The new band aren’t simply confined to acting roles it would seem and have actually recorded three original songs for the programme have reportedly recorded three songs for the show.

Joyce told NME magazine: "The calibre of the players - heroes, y'know - it'd be mad not to do it. And the tracks are genuinely good. They sound Bowie-ish, but they're not a pastiche."

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