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