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Gin Blossoms - 100% match to Better Than Ezra

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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‘A big slice of American cheese’ was how the singer of this American rock band once described their sound. Favoured sons of MTV, they had earlier attracted a fierce local following after formation in Tempe, Arizona, USA, in 1987. Their original line-up comprised Doug Hopkins (Douglas Hopkins, 11 April 1961, USA, d. 5 December 1993, Tempe, Arizona, USA; guitar), Bil Read more

Toad the Wet Sprocket - 81% match to Better Than Ezra

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US rock band was formed in the mid-80s at high school in Santa Barbara, California, by friends Dean Dinning (9 June 1967; bass/keyboards), Randy Guss (b. 7 March 1967; drums), Todd Nichols (guitar/vocals) and Glen Phillips (b. 29 December 1970; vocals/guitar/keyboards). The unconventional name came from British television’s cult comedy series Rutland Weekend Televi Read more

Collective Soul - 70% match to Better Than Ezra

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Stockbridge, Georgia, USA, Collective Soul earned their reputation with strong, hook-laden pop rock songs, the best example of which is ‘Shine’, which topped Billboard’s Rock Album Tracks poll in May 1994 and broke into the mainstream Top 20. The band’s history up to then, however, had been a tortuous one spanning more than a decade. Ed Roland ( Read more

The Verve Pipe - 68% match to Better Than Ezra

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Before becoming a viable commercial force in 1996 with their first album for RCA Records, the Verve Pipe had already released two small-scale independent albums on their own LMNO Pop! label. Led by singer, guitarist and songwriter Brian Vander Ark (19 June 1964), the band was formed in East Lansing, Michigan, USA, in the early 90s. Backing Vander Ark were his brother, Brad V Read more

Dishwalla - 62% match to Better Than Ezra

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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US alternative rock band Dishwalla made something of a startling entry into the recording industry when they appeared alongside much more celebrated acts on the Carpenters’ 1994 tribute album If I Were A Carpenter, before they had even released a single. Their contribution, a version of ‘It’s Going To Take Some Time’, alerted several record labels to their p Read more

Nine Days - 53% match to Better Than Ezra

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Sister Hazel - 51% match to Better Than Ezra

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
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

Eve 6 - 48% match to Better Than Ezra

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

Hootie & The Blowfish - 43% match to Better Than Ezra

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

Seven Mary Three - 42% match to Better Than Ezra

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This US alternative rock band made their breakthrough when a copy of their 1995 debut CD, Churn, was passed to a disc jockey at WJRR, a commercial radio station broadcasting from Orlando, Florida. As a result of their championing of the track ‘Cumbersome’, Seven Mary Three were headhunted and signed by Mammoth Records. Comprising Jason Ross (vocals/guitar), Casey Dani Read more

Everclear - 41% match to Better Than Ezra

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

Vertical Horizon - 41% match to Better Than Ezra

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This endearingly popular live ‘modern rock’ outfit was formed in 1991 by Georgetown University undergraduates Keith Kane and Matthew Scannell. The two singer-songwriters began performing together as an acoustic duo, relocating to Cape Cod, Massachusetts where they saved enough money from their menial day jobs and live gigs to finance their own album. There And Back Ag Read more

Blessid Union of Souls - 39% match to Better Than Ezra

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, modern rock quintet Blessid Union Of Souls broke through in 1995 with the US hit singles ‘I Believe’ and ‘Let Me Be The One’. As a consequence, the band’s debut album of that year, Home, became an international bestseller. Led by songwriters Eliot Sloan (USA; vocals) and Jeff Pence (b. USA; guitar), the band also incl Read more

Third Eye Blind - 38% match to Better Than Ezra

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Based in the Bay Area of San Francisco, California, USA, contemporary rock band Third Eye Blind was formed in the early 90s by songwriter Stephan Jenkins (27 September 1964, Oakland, California, USA; vocals/guitar, ex-Puck And Natty), with Adrian Burley (drums) and Jason Slater (bass). Personnel changes left Jenkins as the only original member, with Arion Salazar (b. 9 Augus Read more

Sponge - 35% match to Better Than Ezra

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s
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