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Better Than Ezra - 100% match to Fastball

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

Gin Blossoms - 87% match to Fastball

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

Everclear - 86% match to Fastball

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

Sister Hazel - 78% match to Fastball

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock 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

Blessid Union of Souls - 77% match to Fastball

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

Eve 6 - 75% match to Fastball

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

The Wallflowers - 70% match to Fastball

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The vast majority of the initial attention surrounding US rock band the Wallflowers concerned the fact that one Jakob Luke Dylan (9 December 1969, New York City, New York, USA), the son of Bob Dylan, was their songwriter, singer and guitarist. Interest in his career was only natural, though on the evidence of the Wallflowers’ self-titled debut for Virgin Records in 1992 Read more

Semisonic - 69% match to Fastball

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Minneapolis, Semisonic comprises Jacob Slichter (drums), John Munson (bass) and Dan Wilson (guitar/vocals, ex-Trip Shakespeare). It was Wilson’s harrowing lyrics, reinforced by innovative guitar samples and superb production, that dominated the band’s 1996 debut, Great Divide. One of the singles extracted from it, ‘F.N.T.’, featured on the soundtra Read more

Barenaked Ladies - 66% match to Fastball

Genres: Children's Music Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock 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

Toad the Wet Sprocket - 66% match to Fastball

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

The Verve Pipe - 64% match to Fastball

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

Vertical Horizon - 64% match to Fastball

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

Hootie & The Blowfish - 61% match to Fastball

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock 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

Matchbox Twenty - 60% match to Fastball

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Popular US rock band formed by Rob Thomas (Robert Kelly Thomas, 14 February 1972, Landstuhl, Germany; vocals), Kyle Cook (b. 29 August 1975, Indiana, USA; guitar), Adam Gaynor (b. 26 November 1964; guitar), Brian Yale (b. 24 October 1968, USA; bass), and Paul Doucette (b. 22 August 1972, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; drums). Thomas, Doucette and Yale formed Tabitha’s S Read more

Nine Days - 60% match to Fastball

Genres: Pop / Rock
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