Eddy Grant Similar Artists

UB40 - 100% match to Eddy Grant

Genres: Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Reggae Soundtracks
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

Maxi Priest - 69% 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

Billy Ocean - 67% match to Eddy Grant

Genres: Funk 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

Musical Youth - 65% 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 - 59% 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

Mel & Kim - 56% match to Eddy Grant

Genres: Electronic & Ambient 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

Big Mountain - 54% match to Eddy Grant

Genres: Pop / Rock Reggae
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Big Mountain evolved from a San Diego, Californian reggae band, the Rainbow Warriors, in the mid-80s. They toured the USA playing gigs to the uninitiated, introducing a diluted form of reggae to American ears. The multicultural line-up, featuring Quino (vocals), Gregory Blakney (drums), Jerome Cruz (guitar), Lance Rhodes (drums, percussion), Manfred Reinke (keyboards) and Lynn Read more

The Pointer Sisters - 50% match to Eddy Grant

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient Funk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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These four sisters, Anita (23 January 1948), Bonnie (b. 11 July 1951), Ruth (b. 19 March 1946) and June (b. 30 November 1953, East Oakland California, USA, d. 11 April 2006, Santa Monica, California, USA), were all born and raised in East Oakland, California, USA, and first sang together in the West Oakland Church of God where their parents were ministers. Despite their fami Read more

Johnny Nash - 48% match to Eddy Grant

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock 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

Fine Young Cannibals - 45% match to Eddy Grant

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This sophisticated English pop trio from the Midlands appeared after the demise of the Beat in 1983. Former members Andy Cox (25 January 1956, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England; guitar) and David Steele (b. 8 September 1960, Cowes, Isle of Wight, England; bass/keyboards) invited Roland Gift (b. 28 April 1961, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England; vocals, ex-Acrylic Victims and Read more

Paul Young - 45% match to Eddy Grant

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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

Laura Branigan - 43% match to Eddy Grant

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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3 July 1957, Brewster, New York, USA, d. 26 August 2004, East Quogue, New York, USA. A former backing vocalist with Leonard Cohen, Branigan’s breakthrough came in 1982, when her energetic voice was demonstrated to its full effect on a belting rendition of Umberto Tozzi’s 1979 Italian hit ‘Gloria’. It reached number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, and stayed i Read more

The Communards - 43% match to Eddy Grant

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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After leaving Bronski Beat in the spring of 1985, vocalist Jimmy Somerville (James Somerville, 22 June 1961, Glasgow, Scotland) teamed up with the classically trained pianist Richard Coles (b. 23 June 1962, Northampton, England) to form the Committee. When a rival group laid claim to that name, they became the Communards, a title borrowed from a nineteenth-century group of F Read more

Climie Fisher - 42% match to Eddy Grant

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This UK songwriting duo featured Simon Climie (7 April 1960, Fulham, London, England; vocals/keyboards) and Rob Fisher (b. 5 November 1959, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, d. 25 August 1999, England; keyboards). Climie was a songwriter and Fisher had been one half of the duo Naked Eyes with Pete Byrne who had had a US Top 10 hit with a cover of ‘Always Something T Read more

Living in a Box - 41% match to Eddy Grant

Genres: Electronic & Ambient
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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