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Patrick O'Hearn - 100% match to Andreas Vollenweider

Genres: Jazz New Age
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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6 September 1954, Los Angeles, California, USA. Born into a family active in many areas of the arts, from an early age O’Hearn was encouraged to take part in any music making that happened around him, trying out on various instruments. His mother was a classically trained pianist who also led a small jazz group in which her son was invited to play the bass. He was soon Read more

Kitaro - 97% match to Andreas Vollenweider

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Holiday & Seasonal Jazz New Age Soundtracks World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Masanori Takahashi, 4 February 1953, Toyohashi, Japan. Soon after graduating from high school, Takahashi formed a rock band, the Far East Family Band, who released two albums and toured around the world. He was converted to synthesizer music after meeting Klaus Schulze of Tangerine Dream in 1972. The inspiration for Kitaro’s new music came from visits to Asian countries Read more

David Arkenstone - 93% match to Andreas Vollenweider

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Instrumental New Age Pop / Rock World Music
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Vangelis - 82% match to Andreas Vollenweider

Genres: Classical Dance Electronic & Ambient Instrumental Jazz New Age Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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b Evanghelos Odyssey Papathanassiou, 29 March 1943, Volos, Greece. A child prodigy, Vangelis gave his first public performance on the piano at the age of six, and later studied classical music, painting and film direction at the Academy of Fine Arts in Athens. In the early 60s he co-founded the formulaic beat outfit Forminx, who went on to become possibly Greece’s most pop Read more

Medwyn Goodall - 67% match to Andreas Vollenweider

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal New Age World Music
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William Ackerman - 63% match to Andreas Vollenweider

Genres: New Age
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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16 November 1949, Germany. Ackerman moved to California at the age of nine when he was adopted by a Stanford professor and his wife. He started playing the acoustic guitar at the age of 12, shunning the electric guitar and preferring open, modal tunings, heavily influenced by John Fahey, Leo Kottke and Robbie Basho. Following a home-made recording, the entrepreneurial Ackerm Read more

Tangerine Dream - 61% match to Andreas Vollenweider

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient Instrumental Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Like Amon Düül and Can, Tangerine Dream are German-based purveyors of imaginative electronic music. There have been numerous line-ups since the band’s formation in September 1967, although Edgar Froese (6 June 1944, Tilsit, East Prussia) has remained at the head of affairs throughout. After playing with college band the Ones, who released a single and performe Read more

Jon Anderson - 60% match to Andreas Vollenweider

Genres: Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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25 October 1944, Accrington, Lancashire, England. During his formative years Anderson fronted the Warriors, an aspiring beat group. Despite completing a single, ‘You Came Along’ (1964), the quartet failed to make much headway and in 1967 the singer embarked on a solo career as Hans Christian Anderson. His releases included a version of ‘Never My Love’, a Read more

Clannad - 53% match to Andreas Vollenweider

Genres: Folk Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This family band, from Gweedore in Co. Donegal, Eire enjoyed transatlantic commercial success by skilfully crossing the bridge between folk and rock. Clannad was formed in 1968 by brothers Pól Brennan (Pol Ó Braonáin, Eire; guitar, vocals, percussion, flute) and Ciarán Brennan (b. Ciaran Braonáin, Eire; guitar, bass, vocals, keyboards), and Read more

Suzanne Ciani - 51% match to Andreas Vollenweider

Genres: Electronic & Ambient New Age
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Nicholas Gunn - 48% match to Andreas Vollenweider

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal New Age
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Mike Oldfield - 43% match to Andreas Vollenweider

Genres: Instrumental Music Videos & Concerts New Age Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Michael Gordon Oldfield, 15 May 1953, Reading, Berkshire, England. Multi-instrumentalist Oldfield will forever be associated with a piece of symphonic-length music he wrote before his 20th birthday. Tubular Bells, released in 1973, topped the UK album chart and went on to become a worldwide bestseller. Oldfield began his career providing acoustic guitar accompaniment to folk Read more

Al Jarreau - 37% match to Andreas Vollenweider

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Alwyn Lopez Jarreau, 12 March 1940, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. Singing a highly sophisticated form of vocalese, Jarreau’s style displays many influences. Some of these come from within the world of jazz, notably the work of Jon Hendricks, while others are external. He customarily uses vocal sounds that include the clicks of African song and the plosives common in orient Read more

Yanni - 36% match to Andreas Vollenweider

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts New Age Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Yanni Chryssomalis, 14 November 1954, Kalamata, Greece. One of modern instrumental music’s most distinctive and popular composers, Yanni moved to the USA in 1972 where he attended the University of Minnesota, pursuing a degree in psychology while also playing with prog-rock band Chameleon. However, he is now a naturalized US citizen based in Los Angeles, California, lea Read more

David Lanz - 32% match to Andreas Vollenweider

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal New Age Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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28 June 1950, Seattle, Washington, USA. This hugely popular new age artist has been at the forefront of instrumental piano music since the breakthrough success of 1988’s Cristofori’s Dream. The Seattle-based Lanz grew up playing boogie-woogie style piano, but switched to rock music at high school where he performed with his own band, the Town Cryers. After graduati Read more


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