Florence and the Machine are an English indie rock band, consisting of lead singer Florence Welch,
Isabella Summers, and a collaboration of other artists
Their name is attributed to Florence Welch's teenage collaboration with Isabella "Machine" Summers.
Welch and Summers performed together for a time under the name Florence Robot/Isa Machine.
According to Florence, "The name Florence and the Machine started off as a private joke that got out
of hand. I made music with my friend, who we called Isabella Machine to which I was Florence Robot.
When I was about an hour away from my first gig, I still didn't have a name, so I thought 'Okay,
I'll be Florence Robot/Isa Machine', before realizing that name was so long it'd drive me mad."
The Big Pink
Florence Welch Lead vocals
Isabella Summers Keyboard, backing vocals
Robert Ackroyd Lead guitar
Christopher Lloyd Hayden Drums, percussion, backing vocals
Tom Monger Harp
Mark Saunders Bass guitar, backing vocals
Rusty Bradshaw Keyboard, rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Sam White Backing vocals