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Hothouse Flowers - 100% match to Feargal Sharkey

Genres: Pop / Rock Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This folk-inspired Irish rock band, who took their name from the title of a Wynton Marsalis album, are based around the nucleus of vocalist and keyboard player Liam O Maonlai (7 November 1964, Dublin, Eire) and guitarist Fiachna O Braonain. The pair played in a punk band called Congress, before performing as the Incomparable Benzini Brothers. The duo busked in their native D Read more

Paul Young - 91% match to Feargal Sharkey

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

Nik Kershaw - 72% match to Feargal Sharkey

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Nicolas David Kershaw, 1 March 1958, Bristol, Somerset, England. Diminutive singer-songwriter Kershaw shone brightly for a couple of years in the mid-80s UK charts before taking a more behind the scenes role in later decades.Son of a flautist father and opera singing mother, Kershaw’s first foray into the arts was as a 13-year-old student actor p Read more

Living in a Box - 63% match to Feargal Sharkey

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

Go West - 59% match to Feargal Sharkey

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Peter Cox (17 November 1955, London, England; vocals) and Richard Drummie (b. 20 March 1959, England; guitar, keyboard, vocals) were a songwriting partnership before forming Go West in 1982. The publishers, ATV Music, had teamed them up to write with artists such as Peter Frampton and David Grant. Chrysalis Records signed the duo and the result was a string of quality pop ro Read more

Tony Christie - 59% match to Feargal Sharkey

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Anthony Fitzgerald, 25 April 1943, Conisborough, South Yorkshire, England. Christie was a self-taught guitarist who became a professional singer in 1964, recording singles with groups including the Counterbeats, Tony Christie And The Trackers and Tony Christie And The Pen Men. By the time he signed a solo recording contract with MCA Records in 1969, he had acquired vocal man Read more

Transvision Vamp - 59% match to Feargal Sharkey

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This UK band was founded by the media-conscious Wendy James (21 January 1966, London, England) and songwriter/guitarist Nick Christian Sayer (b. 1 August 1964, England). The line-up was completed by the arrival of Tex Axile (b. 30 July 1963; keyboards), Dave Parsons (b. David Richard Parsons, 2 July 1962, Hillingdon, London, England; bass), and Pol Burton (b. 1 July 1964; dr Read more

Curiosity Killed the Cat - 58% match to Feargal Sharkey

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Kaja Goo Goo - 58% match to Feargal Sharkey

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Howard Jones - 55% match to Feargal Sharkey

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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John Howard Jones, 23 February 1955, Southampton, Hampshire, England. Coming to prominence as a synthesizer-pop maestro in the mid-80s, Jones had been trying to succeed as a musician for almost 15 years. His childhood saw him on the move from country to country but by the time he reached his teens he was settled in High Wycombe, England. He joined his first band in 1976 and Read more

Cock Robin - 54% match to Feargal Sharkey

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Los Angeles, California, in the early 80s, Cock Robin were one of several contemporary US bands who failed to break into the mainstream with their melodic and finely crafted songs. Fronted by songwriter Peter Kingsbery and co-vocalist Anna LaCazio, Clive Wright and Louis Malino III completed the line-up for their self-titled debut on CBS Records, produced by Steve Hil Read more

The Communards - 54% match to Feargal Sharkey

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

ABC - 51% match to Feargal Sharkey

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Purveyors of ‘perfect pop’ in the early 80s, ABC’s sound has always been dominated by the stunning vocal range and lyrical songwriting skills of lead singer Martin Fry (9 March 1958, Manchester, England). The band was formed after Fry had interviewed Mark White (b. 1 April 1961, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England; guitar) and Stephen Singleton (b. 17 April 1959, Sh Read more

Johnny Hates Jazz - 51% match to Feargal Sharkey

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Purveyors of super-slick pop, this UK band derived their unusual name from a friend called Johnny who, literally, did not like jazz. The line-up featured Calvin Hayes (England; keyboards/drums), Mike Nocito (b. 5 August 1963, Wiesbaden, Germany; guitar/bass) and Clark Datchler (b. England; vocals/keyboards), the son of former Stargazers member Fred Datchler. Datchler was lat Read more

The Blow Monkeys - 51% match to Feargal Sharkey

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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