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Living in a Box - 100% match to Go West

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

T'Pau - 61% match to Go West

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1986, this UK band began as a songwriting partnership between vocalist Carol Decker (10 September 1957, England) and guitarist Ronnie Rogers (b. 13 March 1959, Shrewsbury, England). While recording a demonstration disc, they were joined by session musicians Michael Chetwood (b. 26 August 1954, Shrewsbury, England; keyboards), Paul Jackson (b. 8 August 1961; bass) a Read more

Johnny Hates Jazz - 58% match to Go West

Genres: 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

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Feargal Sharkey - 52% match to Go West

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

Level 42 - 51% match to Go West

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1980 as an instrumental jazz/funk unit, heavily influenced by the music of Stanley Clarke, this UK band originally comprised Mark King (20 October 1958, Northwood, Isle of Wight, England; bass/vocals), Philip Gould (b. 28 February 1957, Hong Kong; drums), Boon Gould (b. Rowland Charles Gould, 4 March 1955, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, England; guitar) and Mike Lindup ( Read more

Jaki Graham - 49% match to Go West

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
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

Howard Jones - 47% match to Go West

Genres: 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

Kajagoogoo - 46% match to Go West

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Leighton Buzzard, Hertfordshire, England, this fresh-faced quartet comprised Nick Beggs (15 December 1961; vocals/bass), Steve Askew (guitar), Stuart Crawford (vocals/synthesizer) and lead singer Chris Hamill (b. 19 December 1958, Wigan, Lancashire, England), better known as the anagrammatic Limahl. Emerging at a time when the ‘new pop’ of Duran Duran, Ad Read more

Wet Wet Wet - 44% 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

Boy Meets Girl - 42% 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 - 42% 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

Belouis Some - 40% match to Go West

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Wang Chung - 39% match to Go West

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This London, England-based new wave pop band was formed from the ashes of the Intellektuals and 57 Men. Originally called Huang Chung, they comprised Jack Hues (vocals/guitar), Nick Feldman (bass) and Darren Costin (drums). After four tracks featured on two 101 Records compilation albums, they released a 1980 single, ‘Isn’t It About Time We Were On Television?’. Read more

Billy Ocean - 37% match to Go West

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

Nik Kershaw - 37% match to Go West

Genres: 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


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