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Maxi Priest - 100% match to Eddy Grant

Genres: Pop / Rock Reggae
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Max Alfred Elliott, 10 June 1962, Lewisham, London, England. Former carpenter Maxi Priest established himself as a hugely successful crossover reggae artist in the late 80s. Named by his mother after her fondness for Max Bygraves, Elliott took his new name upon his conversion to Rastafarianism (from Priest Levi, one of the figureheads of the 12 tribes of Israel). He made his Read more

Inner Circle - 86% match to Eddy Grant

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Inner Circle first emerged in the early 70s playing gigs at holiday hotels in Jamaica. The group comprised brothers Ian and Roger Lewis (guitars) and three future members of Third World, Stephen ‘Cat’ Coore (6 April 1950, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies), Richard Daley and Michael ‘Ibo’ Cooper. As Third World reassembled, the Lewis brothers recruited drumm Read more

Musical Youth - 85% match to Eddy Grant

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Reggae
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed at Duddeston Manor School, Birmingham, England, this pop/reggae-influenced group featured two sets of brothers, Kelvin and Michael Grant and Junior and Patrick Waite (c.1969, d. 18 February 1993). The latter pair’s father, Frederick Waite, was a former member of Jamaican group the Techniques, and sang lead with Junior at the start of the group’s career in th Read more

Aswad - 80% match to Eddy Grant

Genres: Reggae
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in west London, England, in 1975, this premier UK reggae band originally comprised Brinsley ‘Dan’ Forde (Guyana; vocals/guitar), George ‘Ras Levi’ Oban (bass), Angus ‘Drummie Zeb’ Gaye (b. London, England; drums), Donald ‘Benjamin’ Griffiths (b. Jamaica, West Indies; vocals), and Courtney Hemmings (keyboards). Taking their name Read more

Johnny Nash - 77% match to Eddy Grant

Genres: Jazz Reggae
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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9 August 1940, Houston, Texas, USA. The story of Nash’s association with Bob Marley has been well documented. His background is similar to that of many Jamaican performers in that he first started singing in a church choir. By his early teens he performed cover versions of popular R&B hits of the 50s on a television show called Matinee. He enjoyed his first US chart Read more

UB40 - 71% match to Eddy Grant

Genres: Pop / Rock Reggae
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Named after the form issued to unemployed people in the UK to receive benefit, UB40 are the most long-lasting proponents of crossover reggae in the UK. The multi-racial band was formed in Birmingham, England, in 1978 around the brothers Robin (25 December 1954, Birmingham, England; lead guitar/vocals) and Ali Campbell (b. Alistair Campbell, 15 February 1959, Birmingham, Engl Read more

Pato Banton - 68% match to Eddy Grant

Genres: Electronic & Ambient
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Patrick Murray, Birmingham, England. Murray’s unusual stage name came from the Jamaican patois for ‘wise owl’ (Pato) and disc jockey slang for a ‘heavyweight DJ’ (Banton). He first came to the public’s attention in 1982 on the Beat’s Special Beat Service album, duelling with Ranking Roger on ‘Pato And Roger A Go Talk’, before rele Read more

Billy Ocean - 64% match to Eddy Grant

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Leslie Sebastian Charles, 21 January 1950, Trinidad, West Indies. Raised in England, Ocean worked as a session singer simultaneously with his employment at the Dagenham Ford Motor Company plant, before being signed by the GTO label as a solo artist. His early UK hits included the number 2 singles ‘Love Really Hurts Without You’ (1976) and ‘Red Light Spells Dan Read more

Hot Chocolate - 64% match to Eddy Grant

Genres: Funk R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This highly commercial UK pop act was formed in Brixton, London, by percussionist Patrick Olive (22 March 1947, Grenada, Lesser Antilles), guitarist Franklyn De Allie and drummer Ian King. Songwriter and vocalist Errol Brown (b. 12 November 1948, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies) and bass player Tony Wilson (b. 8 October 1947, Trinidad, West Indies) and pianist Larry Ferguson Read more

Mel & Kim - 62% match to Eddy Grant

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 2000s
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One of Stock, Aitken And Waterman’s acts, Mel (Melanie Susan Appleby, 11 July 1966, London, England, d. 19 January 1990) and sister Kim (b. Kim Appleby, 28 August 1961, London, England) were two East End, London girls with a neat line in pop dance routines. They both started their careers as models - a fact which would come back to haunt them when topless pictures of Me Read more

Third World - 57% match to Eddy Grant

Genres: Reggae World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Reggae band blending roots and soul, comprising Michael ‘Ibo’ Cooper (keyboards), Stephen ‘Cat’ Coore (6 April 1950, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies; guitar/cello), Richard Daley (bass), Willie ‘Roots’ Stewart (drums), Irvin ‘Carrot’ Jarrett (percussion), Bunny Rugs (b. William Clarke, 6 February 1948, Mandeville, Jamaica, West Indies; Read more

Paul Young - 53% match to Eddy Grant

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Paul Anthony Young, 17 January 1956, Luton, Bedfordshire, England. Prior to his major success as a solo artist, Young was a former member of Streetband, who made the UK charts in 1978 with the novelty record ‘Toast’. He was then part of the much-loved Q-Tips, a band that did much to preserve an interest in 60s soul and R&B. As the Q-Tips collapsed from exhausti Read more

Thompson Twins - 53% match to Eddy Grant

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Feargal Sharkey - 51% match to Eddy Grant

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Sean Feargal Sharkey, 13 August 1958, Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Sharkey first found fame as the lead singer of the Undertones, whose singles provided some of the best punk pop of the late 70s. The band eventually fell apart in 1983, after which Sharkey teamed up with Vince Clarke in the short-lived Assembly. The plaintive ‘Never Never’ was a Top 5 hit for the Read more

Living in a Box - 48% match to Eddy Grant

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Sheffield, England-based pop band comprised Richard Darbyshire (8 March 1960, Stockport, Cheshire, England; vocal/guitars, ex-Zu Zu Sharks), Marcus Vere (b. 29 January 1962; keyboards) and Anthony Critchlow (drums). Their first single, the self-referential, ‘Living In A Box’ was a UK Top 10 and US Top 20 hit in the spring of 1987 and further successes followed Read more


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