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Elvis Costello - 98% match to Arkarna

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Declan Patrick McManus, 25 August 1954, Paddington, London, England, and after attending Hounslow Secondary Modern moved with his mother to Liverpool. His father was the singer and band leader Ross McManus, a featured vocalist with the Joe Loss Orchestra and the voice behind the R. Whites ‘Secret Lemonade Drinker’ commercial. After completing his education and movi Read more

Ash - 92% match to Arkarna

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This indie band from Downpatrick, County Down, Northern Ireland, first began to make headway into the mainstream in 1994. Playing sprightly, youthful punk pop, the average age of the members was only 17 when they released their debut record. Rick ‘Rock’ McMurray (11 July 1975, Larne, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland; drums), Tim Wheeler (b. 4 January 1977, Downpatrick, Read more

The Pretenders - 92% match to Arkarna

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Chrissie Hynde (17 September 1951, Akron, Ohio, USA) came to England to seek her fortune in 1973. After meeting with New Musical Express writer and future boyfriend Nick Kent, she joined the paper and gained entrance into the world of rock. During her pre-Pretenders days she worked at Malcolm McLaren’s shop, SEX, played with Chris Spedding in France, and moved back to A Read more

Finley Quaye - 89% match to Arkarna

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock Reggae
Decades Active: 2000s
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25 March 1974, Edinburgh, Scotland. Quaye comes from a musical background with Ghanaian lineage - his father is the jazz singer/pianist Cab Kaye, while his brother Caleb Quaye played guitar for Hookfoot and Elton John in the 70s, followed by a stint with Hall And Oates in the 80s. Quaye was raised in Manchester and on leaving school he returned to Edinburgh, where he worked Read more

Malcolm McLaren - 88% match to Arkarna

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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22 January 1946, London, England. After a tempestuous childhood, during which he was reared by his eccentric grandmother Rose Corre Isaacs in Stoke Newington, McLaren spent the mid- to late 60s at various art colleges. In 1969 he became romantically involved with fashion designer Vivienne Westwood and they subsequently had a son together, Joseph. Malcolm was fascinated by th Read more

Chumbawamba - 86% match to Arkarna

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The line-up of this long serving UK band has included Alice Nutter, Boff Whalley, Mavis Dillon, Louise Mary Watts, Danbert Nobacon (Nigel Hunter, England), Harry Hamer, Neil Ferguson, Jude Abbot and Dunstan Bruce. Chumbawamba was originally an anarchist outfit formed in Leeds, England, out of a household situated in the shadow of Armley jail. In a similar manner to Crass, wh Read more

The Psychedelic Furs - 86% match to Arkarna

Genres: Pop / Rock Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Until the recruitment of a drummer (Vince Ely) in 1979, Richard Butler (5 June 1956, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, England; vocals), Roger Morris (guitar), John Ashton (b. 30 November 1957; guitar, ex-Photon), Duncan Kilburn (woodwinds) and Tim Butler (b. 7 December 1958; bass) had difficulties finding work. The band was also dogged by an unprepossessing sullenness in interv Read more

McFly - 79% match to Arkarna

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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This UK quartet arrived on the music scene in early 2004 as potential rivals to the then current kings of the teen pop rock crown, Busted, and the links between the two bands make interesting reading. McFly was formed in 2001 by Tom Fletcher (Thomas Michael Fletcher, 17 July 1985, Harrow, London, England; guitar/vocals), Danny Jones (b. Daniel Alan David Jones, 12 March 1986 Read more

Guillemots - 72% match to Arkarna

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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UK indie rock band formed in 2004 by singer-songwriter Fyfe Dangerfield (Fyfe Hutchins, 7 July 1981, Birmingham, West Midlands, England). The teenage Dangerfield had attracted press interest in the late 90s with the Birmingham-based band Senseless Prayer, but the unit only managed a solitary EP before splitting up. He subsequently worked with the Accident before relocating t Read more

Morrissey - 71% match to Arkarna

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Steven Patrick Morrissey, 22 May 1959, Davyhulme, Manchester, England. Morrissey began his career with the vague intention of succeeding as a music journalist. Unemployed in Manchester during the late 70s, he frequently wrote letters to the music press and was eventually taken on by Record Mirror as a freelance local reviewer. During this period, he also ran a New York Dolls Read more

The Beautiful South - 70% match to Arkarna

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This highly literate adult pop band arose from the ashes of the Housemartins. The line-up originally featured vocalists Paul Heaton (9 May 1962, West Kirby, Cheshire, England) and David Hemingway (b. 20 September 1960, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England) from Hull’s self-proclaimed ‘Fourth Best Band’. In reference to their previous dour northern image, He Read more


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