Andre Williams Similar Artists

Bo Diddley - 87% match to Andre Williams

Genres: Blues Easy Listening Funk Pop / Rock 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

Reigning Sound - 78% match to Andre Williams

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
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? and The Mysterians - 68% match to Andre Williams

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Originally formed in Saginaw, Michigan, USA in 1963 as XYZ, ? And The Mysterians entered rock ‘n’ roll immortality as the band that first popularized the punk rock classic ‘96 Tears’. ? (Question Mark) was vocalist Rudy Martinez (Mexico) and, after numerous line-up changes, the Mysterians became Frankie Rodriguez, Jnr. (b. 9 March 1951, Crystal City, Texa Read more

The Gories - 66% 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

The Dirtbombs - 64% 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

Mr. Airplane Man - 58% match to Andre Williams

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Ruth Brown - 53% match to Andre Williams

Genres: Blues Funk R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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12 January 1928, Portsmouth, Virginia, USA, d. 17 November 2006, Henderson, Nevada, USA. Brown started her musical career singing gospel at an early age in the church choir led by her father. In 1948 she was singing with a band led by her husband Jimmy in Washington, DC, when Willis Conover (from the radio show Voice Of America) recommended her to Ahmet Ertegun of the newly Read more

Holly Golightly - 48% 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

Big Maybelle - 47% 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

Big Mama Thornton - 45% 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

R.L. Burnside - 43% match to Andre Williams

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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23 November 1926, Harmontown, Mississippi, USA, d. 1 September 2005, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Burnside, ‘Rule’ to his friends, was a keen observer of his neighbour Mississippi Fred McDowell, as well as Son Hibler and Ranie Burnett, and learned from them the modal rhythm-based techniques of the north Mississippi blues. To these he added songs by Muddy Waters, John L Read more

Screamin' Jay Hawkins - 43% match to Andre Williams

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Jalacy Hawkins, 18 July 1929, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, d. 12 February 2000, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. Reportedly raised in Cleveland by a tribe of Blackfoot Indians, young Jalacy became interested in music at an early age, teaching himself piano at the age of six and, having mastered the keyboard, he then learned to play saxophone in his early teens. Hawkins was also an adept Read more

Junior Parker - 41% match to Andre Williams

Genres: Blues Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Herman Parker Jnr., 3 March 1927, West Memphis, Arkansas, USA, d. 18 November 1971, Blue Island, Illinois, USA. Despite his later fame, some confusion still exists regarding the parentage and birth details of Little Junior Parker (Clarksdale, Mississippi, and 1932 are sometimes quoted, and his parents’ names have variously been cited as Herman Snr., Willie, Jeanetta or Read more

Barrence Whitfield & The Savages - 40% match to Andre Williams

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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Barry White, New Jersey, USA. Often hailed as the new Little Richard, and championed by the UK disc jockey Andy Kershaw, US rocker Barrence Whitfield emerged with his Savages in the mid-80s and looked set to make a commotion with his wild, primal rock ‘n’ roll. White grew up in East Orange, New Jersey, and had all but given up on music for a journalistic career whe Read more

Bettye LaVette - 40% match to Andre Williams

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
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