Backup band  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

A backing band or backup band is a band which accompanies an artist at a live performance or on a recording. This can either be an established group or an ad hoc group assembled for the purpose. Such groups are often made up of session musicians.

Some of the best-known long-lived, established backing bands (with lead artist) are:

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