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

The Gories - 78% 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 - 75% match to Andre Williams

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
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The Dirtbombs - 73% 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

Big Mama Thornton - 67% 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

Mr. Airplane Man - 59% match to Andre Williams

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Bobby "Blue" Bland - 56% match to Andre Williams

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock R&B / Soul R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Robert Calvin Bland, 27 January 1930, Rosemark, Tennessee, USA. Having moved to Memphis with his mother, Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland started singing with local gospel groups, including the Miniatures. Eager to expand his interests, he began frequenting the city’s infamous Beale Street, where he became associated with an ad hoc circle of aspiring musicians, named, not u Read more

Holly Golightly - 53% 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 - 52% 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

Dr. John - 51% match to Andre Williams

Genres: Blues Blues Cajun & Zydeco Cajun & Zydeco Electronic & Ambient Funk Jazz Pop / Rock Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Junior Parker - 50% 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

Lee Dorsey - 50% match to Andre Williams

Genres: Funk Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Irving Lee Dorsey, 24 December 1926, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 1 December 1986, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. An ex-boxer (nicknamed ‘Kid Chocolate’) turned singer, Dorsey first recorded for Joe Banashak’s Instant label. One song, ‘Lottie Mo’, became a regional hit and led to a contract with Fury. The infectious ‘Ya Ya’ (1961) was a nu Read more

The Sonics - 48% match to Andre Williams

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Aaron Neville - 47% match to Andre Williams

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Doo Wop Doo Wop Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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24 January 1941, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Neville began performing in the Hawkettes, a group that also featured his brother Art Neville. Aaron was signed to Minit Records as a solo artist, but despite a minor hit with ‘Over You’ (1960), he remained largely unknown until the release of ‘Tell It Like It Is’ (1966). This simple, haunting ballad showcased Read more

Barrence Whitfield & The Savages - 47% 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


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