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Singer Xavier Boyer and bassist Pedro Resende formed the Parisian pop combo Tahiti 80 in 1993 as students at the University of Rouen, bonding on the strength of their shared affinity for the music of the British Invasion era. A handful of demos followed before the duo recruited guitarist Mederic Gontier in 1994, and with the addition of drummer Sylvain Marchand a year later, the lineup was complete. Adopting their name from a souvenir T-shirt given to Boyer's father during a 1980 vacation to the Polynesian islands, Tahiti 80 issued their debut EP, 20 Minutes, in 1996. The I.S.A.A.C. EP followed, and in mid-2000 Minty Fresh issued the band's first full-length effort, Puzzle. Heartbeat Remixies was issued that fall, with Extra Pieces following in early 2001. The abstract and artistic sound of Wallpaper for the Soul appeared in 2002. ~ Jason Ankeny
1993 in Rouen, France
'90s, '00s, '10s