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Living in a Box - 100% match to Go West

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

Climie Fisher - 92% match to Go West

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

Curiosity Killed the Cat - 66% match to Go West

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Howard Jones - 64% match to Go West

Genres: Electronic & Ambient 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

Johnny Hates Jazz - 63% match to Go West

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

Jaki Graham - 57% match to Go West

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Birmingham, England. This UK soul artist sang at school before taking a secretarial position. In the evenings she continued her singing in a band called Ferrari with David ‘Dee’ Harris (later of Fashion), before moving on to the Medium Wave band. She was spotted there by Rian Freshwater, who managed David Grant (ex-Linx) and singer/producer Derek Bramble, formerly Read more

Paul Young - 54% match to Go West

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 - 51% match to Go West

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

Power Station - 51% match to Go West

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Power Station - 51% match to Go West

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This commercial rock band started out as a Tony Thompson (15 November 1954, New York, USA, d. 12 November 2003, Encino, California, USA; drums, ex-LaBelle; Chic) solo project, but came to be viewed as a spin-off from Duran Duran. Andy Taylor (b. 16 February 1961, Tynemouth, England; guitar) saw it as a cross between Chic and the Sex Pistols, and was joined by fellow Duran Du Read more

Boy Meets Girl - 50% match to Go West

Genres: Disco Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This duo from Seattle, USA comprised Shannon Rubicam (vocals) and George Merrill (keyboards). They were backed up by session musicians and specialized in middle-of-the-road melodies. Around the same time they were approached by the film company Touchstone to perform a song for a new movie, Three Men And A Baby. The film became one of the biggest hits of 1987, and their track &# Read more

Mr. Mister - 50% match to Go West

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Although formed in Phoenix, Arizona, USA soft metal artists Mr. Mister were based in Los Angeles and were the brainchild of Richard Page (16 May 1953, Keokuk, Iowa, USA; bass/vocals) and Steve George (b. 20 May 1955, Phoenix, Arizona, USA; keyboards) who had previously played together in the Pages. They were both also experienced session men, working alongside REO Speedwagon Read more

Wet Wet Wet - 50% match to Go West

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Scottish pop band was formed in 1982 by Marti Pellow (Mark McLachlan, 23 March 1965, Clydebank, Scotland; vocals), Graeme Clark (b. 15 April 1966, Glasgow, Scotland; bass/vocals), Neil Mitchell (b. 8 June 1965, Helensburgh, Scotland; keyboards), and Tommy Cunningham (b. 22 June 1964, Drumchapel, Glasgow, Scotland; drums). The quartet took their name from a line in the S Read more

John Parr - 49% match to Go West

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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18 November 1954, Nottingham, England. This UK vocalist, guitarist, composer and producer specialized in highly melodic AOR. He enjoyed a brief period of transatlantic success in the mid-80s, with his recordings for Atlantic Records compared to Rick Springfield and Eddie Money. Parr broke into the US Top 30 at the end of 1984 with ‘Naughty Naughty’, following which Read more

Naked Eyes - 49% match to Go West

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This UK duo, comprising Peter Byrne (vocals) and Rob Fisher (5 November 1959, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, d. 25 August 1999, Surrey, England; keyboards), enjoyed considerable US success with a simple but effective version of Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s ‘Always Something There To Remind Me’. Released in 1983, it reached number 8 (the song’s h Read more


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