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Great Big Sea - 72% match to Barenaked Ladies

Genres: World Music
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Ben Folds Five - 58% match to Barenaked Ladies

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Formed in North Carolina, USA, Ben Folds Five took their name from leader Ben Folds (Benjamin Scott Folds, 12 September 1966, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA; piano/vocals). However, the band turned out to be a trio rather than the quintet that the name implied, the line-up completed by Robert Sledge (b. 9 March 1968; bass) and Darren Jessee (b. 8 April 1971; drums). A ro Read more

Guster - 57% match to Barenaked Ladies

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Reminiscent of They Might Be Giants both in their music style, a bizarre folk/pop hybrid, and their loyal grassroots support, this US trio, originally known as Gus, formed in 1992. The members, Adam Gardner (vocals/guitar), Brian Rosenworcel (percussion) and Ryan Miller (vocals/guitar), met while studying at Tufts University in Boston. The unusual line-up, incorporating two aco Read more

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They Might Be Giants - 57% match to Barenaked Ladies

Genres: Children's Music Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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John Flansburgh (6 May 1960, Lincoln, Massachusetts, USA) and John Linnell (b. 12 June 1959, Lincoln, Massachusetts, USA) formed this New York, USA-based band in 1984 after an initial meeting in Massachusetts. The duo took the band’s name from a 1971 George C. Scott movie. Their original intention to recruit a full band was abandoned, but Linnell learned the accordion a Read more

Ben Folds - 56% match to Barenaked Ladies

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Benjamin Scott Folds, 12 September 1966, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA. Singer-songwriter and pianist Folds rose to cult status as leader of the oddly named trio Ben Folds Five, one of the most appealing acts to emerge from the US alternative scene of the 90s. Also featuring bass player Robert Sledge and drummer Darren Jessee, Ben Folds Five made their mark as a scintil Read more

Blues Traveler - 44% match to Barenaked Ladies

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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New York, USA blues-rock quartet Blues Traveler are led by singer and harmonica player John Popper (29 March 1967, Cleveland, Ohio, USA). Some of the interest in the band in the mid-90s arose from the fact that Popper was a close friend of Eric Schenkman and Chris Barron, putting the pair (who subsequently formed the Spin Doctors) in contact with each other. Like the latter Read more

The Tragically Hip - 43% match to Barenaked Ladies

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This politically correct Canadian guitar rock band has proved massively popular in its native country, while earning comparisons to Green On Red and early R.E.M. further abroad. The line-up comprises Bobby aka Rob Baker (12 April 1962, Kingston, Ontario, Canada; guitar), Gordon Downie (b. 6 February 1964, Kingston, Ontario, Canada; vocals), Johnny Fay (b. 30 April 1966, King Read more

Hootie & The Blowfish - 42% match to Barenaked Ladies

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This hugely successful US quartet was formed at the University of South Carolina in 1989. They are led by Darius Rucker (13 May 1966, Charleston, South Carolina, USA), whose soulful vocals add sparkle to an otherwise fairly formulaic rock sound. The quartet is completed by Mark Bryan (b. 6 May 1967, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA; guitar, ex-Missing In Action), Dean Felber (b. Read more

Sister Hazel - 36% match to Barenaked Ladies

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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A modern pop rock quintet who built their reputation on a rugged touring schedule and stern work ethic, Sister Hazel were rewarded with a contract from Universal Records in 1997. Formed in Gainesville, Florida, USA, the band had already recorded their self-titled debut for independent label Soul Trax by this point, attracting a strong local following and critical attention from Read more

Counting Crows - 35% match to Barenaked Ladies

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This San Francisco, California, USA-based adult rock band grew out of the acoustic duo Sordid Humor, formed in 1989 by Adam Duritz (1 August 1964, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; vocals) and David Bryson (b. 5 November 1961, USA; guitar). Mat Malley (b. Matthew Mark Malley, 4 July 1963, Oakland, California, USA; bass), Steve Bowman (b. 14 January 1967, USA; drums), and Charlie Gil Read more

Everclear - 34% match to Barenaked Ladies

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Portland, Oregon, USA in 1991, by Art Alexakis (12 April 1962, Los Angeles, California, USA; vocals/guitar), Craig Montoya (b. 14 September 1970; bass/vocals) and Scott Cuthbert (drums), although the latter was replaced by Greg Eklund (b. 18 April 1970) in 1994. Alexakis had previously worked as a roadie for a succession of north west punk bands. Indulging himself Read more

Smash Mouth - 34% match to Barenaked Ladies

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in San Jose, California, USA, alternative rock band Smash Mouth first came to public prominence when ‘Nervous In The Alley’, a track from their first professionally produced demo tape, was played frequently during April 1996 on local rock station KOME. A support slot to No Doubt and Beck at the KOME music festival followed, along with press and record label int Read more

Better Than Ezra - 33% match to Barenaked Ladies

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This unusually named US alternative rock band was formed in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1988, by university students Kevin Griffin (1 October 1968, USA; vocals/guitar), Joel Rundell (b. USA, d. 8 August 1990, USA; guitar), Cary Bonnecaze (drums) and Tom Drummond (b. 30 June 1969; bass). They made their debut a year later with a cassette-only release, Surprise, which featured Read more

Eve 6 - 33% match to Barenaked Ladies

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This US rock band was formed and subsequently signed by RCA Records while guitarist Jon Siebels (27 August 1979, La Crescenta, California, USA) and bass player Max Collins (b. 28 August 1978, La Crescenta, California, USA) were still at high school. Originally known as Eleventeen, the line-up was completed by drummer Tony Fagenson (b. 18 July 1978, Detroit, Michigan, USA), s Read more

Crash Test Dummies - 31% match to Barenaked Ladies

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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When songwriter Brad Roberts (10 January 1964; vocals/guitar) graduated from the University of Winnipeg, Canada, with an honours degree in English literature, he was still a dedicated student, planning to take a Ph.D. and become a professor. His chronic asthma and penchant for the lyrics of XTC’s Andy Partridge did little to dispel his ‘college geek’ image. Ho Read more


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