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Dave Matthews - 100% match to Dave Matthews Band

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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O.A.R. - 37% match to Dave Matthews Band

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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O.A.R. is often compared to the Dave Matthews Band, owing to vocalist and guitarist Marc Roberge’s (4 October 1978, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA) close vocal approximation to Matthews, as well as their mutual love for jamming. The roots of O.A.R. (‘Of A Revolution’) stretch back to the early 90s, when Roberge and drummer Chris Culos were classmates in junior h Read more

Blues Traveler - 23% match to Dave Matthews Band

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

Counting Crows - 23% match to Dave Matthews Band

Genres: Pop / Rock Spoken Word
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

Dispatch - 19% match to Dave Matthews Band

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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One of a string of jam bands to spring up on the American rock scene in the mid-90s, Dispatch was formed in 1996 by multi-instrumentalists Chad ‘Chetro’ Urmston, Pete ‘Repete’ Heimbold, and Brad ‘Braddigan’ Corrigan. The trio, who were all college students at Middlebury College in Vermont, had previously played together in the acoustic One Fell Swo Read more

Hootie & The Blowfish - 19% match to Dave Matthews Band

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 - 18% match to Dave Matthews Band

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

Rusted Root - 17% match to Dave Matthews Band

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Often compared to the Grateful Dead, this multi-instrumentalist US outfit appeared on the scene the same time as similarly-styled, acoustic-based jam bands such as the Dave Matthews Band and Sister Hazel. The band’s origins lay in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the late 80s, when singer-songwriter and guitarist Michael Glabicki began writing songs with fellow vocalist and son Read more

Barenaked Ladies - 16% match to Dave Matthews Band

Genres: Children's Music Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Taking their name from a childhood slang term for a naked woman, the Barenaked Ladies are, in fact, five strapping lads from Scarborough, near Toronto, Canada. They were formed in 1988 by songwriters Steven Page (22 June 1970, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada; guitar/vocals) and Ed Robertson (b. Lloyd Edward Elwyn Robertson, 25 October 1970, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada; guitar/ Read more

Guster - 16% match to Dave Matthews Band

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

Third Eye Blind - 16% match to Dave Matthews Band

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

Live - 15% match to Dave Matthews Band

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Alternative rock band from York, Pennsylvania, USA comprising Ed Kowalczyk (16 July 1971; vocals), Patrick Dahlheimer (b. 30 May 1971; bass), Chad Taylor (b. 24 November 1970; guitar) and Chad Gracey (b. 23 July 1971; drums). The band was formed as First Aid in the mid-80s by blue-collar friends Taylor, Gracey and Dahlheimer, changing their name to Public Affection with the Read more

Phish - 15% match to Dave Matthews Band

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Comprising Trey Anastasio (Ernest Joseph Anastasio III, 30 September 1964, Fort Worth, Texas, USA; vocals/guitar), Page McConnell (b. 17 May 1963, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; keyboards/vocals), Mike Gordon (b. Michael Gordon, 3 June 1965, Sudbury, Massachusetts, USA; bass/vocals) and Jon Fishman (b. 19 February 1965, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; drums/vocals), Phish Read more

Better Than Ezra - 14% match to Dave Matthews Band

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

Collective Soul - 13% match to Dave Matthews Band

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


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