The Make-Up were a band from Washington DC, consisting of Ian Svenonius on vocals, James Canty on guitar, Michelle Mae on bass and vocals and Steve Gamboa on drums. The band formed in 1995, Svenonius, Canty and Gamboa having previously been in Nation of Ulysses and the short-lived Cupid Car Club. They combined garage rock, soul and self-styled ‘liberation theology’ to make a new genre they called Gospel Yeh-Yeh. They released three studio LPs, two live LPs and a compilation of singles and B-sides. They split in 2000.