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The Dirtbombs - 100% match to Andre Williams

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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A garage rock revival was in full force during the early twenty-first century, and it is fitting that the Dirtbombs come from a town most associated with the genre, Detroit, Michigan, USA, the same locale that spawned the Stooges, the MC5, and the more recent White Stripes. The mastermind behind the Dirtbombs is Mick Collins (18 December 1965; vocals/guitar), who has previou Read more

The Gories - 96% match to Andre Williams

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Comprising three Detroit, Michigan, USA natives - Mick Collins (18 December 1965), Dan Kroha (b. 30 May 1965; guitar) and Margaret Ann ‘Peg’ O’Neill (b. 29 July 1967; drums) - lo-fi garage rock group the Gories formed in 1986, taking their name from a mock band featured on the popular 60s era television series, Gidget. Despite having little experience playing Read more

Reigning Sound - 87% match to Andre Williams

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
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Bo Diddley - 82% match to Andre Williams

Genres: Blues Easy Listening Funk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Otha Ellas Bates (later known as Ellas McDaniel), 30 December 1928, McComb, Mississippi, USA. After beginning his career as a boxer, where he received the sobriquet ‘Bo Diddley’, the singer worked the blues clubs of Chicago with a repertoire influenced by Louis Jordan, John Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters. In late 1954, he teamed up with Billy Boy Arnold and recorded Read more

Mr. Airplane Man - 64% match to Andre Williams

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Heavy Trash - 59% match to Andre Williams

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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This US band was formed in 2005 as a collaborative venture between Jon Spencer (Hanover, New Hampshire, USA) of the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and Matt Verta-Ray (b. USA) of Madder Rose and Speedball Baby. The project was intended to be a continuation of the two men’s fascination with American roots music and punk, and the common ground to be found between the two genr Read more

Big Maybelle - 58% match to Andre Williams

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Mabel Louise Smith, 1 May 1924, Jackson, Tennessee, USA, d. 23 January 1972, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Maybelle was discovered singing in church by Memphis band leader Dave Clark in 1935. When Clark disbanded his orchestra to concentrate on record promotion, Smith moved to Christine Chatman’s orchestra with whom she first recorded for Decca Records in 1944. Three years late Read more

The Fleshtones - 53% match to Andre Williams

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1976 in the Queens district of New York City, the Fleshtones were first heard on British shores as part of a ‘package’ tour in 1980 with the dB’s, the Raybeats and the Bush Tetras. Each band was different, drawing energy from punk but ideas from a myriad of other musical forms. In the Fleshtones’ case, Keith Streng (guitar), Peter Zaremba (vocals/k Read more

Dr. John - 51% match to Andre Williams

Genres: Blues Cajun & Zydeco Electronic & Ambient Funk Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Holly Golightly - 51% match to Andre Williams

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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England. Singer-songwriter and guitarist Holly Golightly (she insists it is her real name) has always been a fan of classic Britpop from the 60s British Invasion era, as evidenced by her work as a member of Billy Childish’s spin-off group Thee Headcoatees, and as a solo recording artist. While with Thee Headcoatees, Golightly was present for underground favourites such Read more

Nathaniel Mayer - 51% match to Andre Williams

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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10 February 1944, Detroit, Michigan, USA. d. 1 November 2008, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Mayer was a typical transitional US R&B artist, whose vocal intensity evoked both the doo-wop past and the emerging soul music. This style was magnificently realized in his lone hit, ‘Village Of Love’, which went to number 16 R&B and number 22 pop in 1962. It was recorded Read more

Contours - 50% match to Andre Williams

Genres: New Age R&B / Soul
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The Contours - 50% match to Andre Williams

Genres: Funk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The Contours formed as an R&B vocal group in Detroit in 1959, featuring lead vocalist Billy Gordon, Billy Hoggs, Joe Billingslea and Sylvester Potts. Hubert Johnson (14 January 1941, d. 11 July 1981) joined the line-up in 1960, and it was his cousin Jackie Wilson who secured the group an audition and then a contract with Motown Records in 1961. Initial singles proved uns Read more

The Pack A.D. - 50% match to Andre Williams

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Big Mama Thornton - 49% match to Andre Williams

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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11 December 1926, Montgomery, Alabama, USA, d. 25 July 1984, Los Angeles, California, USA. Willie Mae Thornton was the daughter of a minister and learned drums and harmonica as a child. By the early 40s she was singing and dancing in Sammy Green’s Hot Harlem Revue throughout the southern states. Basing herself in Texas, she made her first records as Big Mama Thornton fo Read more


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