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Barenaked Ladies - 100% match to Guster

Genres: Children's Music Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts 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

Ben Folds - 96% match to Guster

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Benjamin Scott Folds, 12 September 1966, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA. Singer-songwriter and pianist Folds rose to cult status as leader of the oddly named trio Ben Folds Five, one of the most appealing acts to emerge from the US alternative scene of the 90s. Also featuring bass player Robert Sledge and drummer Darren Jessee, Ben Folds Five made their mark as a scintil Read more

Dispatch - 95% match to Guster

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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One of a string of jam bands to spring up on the American rock scene in the mid-90s, Dispatch was formed in 1996 by multi-instrumentalists Chad ‘Chetro’ Urmston, Pete ‘Repete’ Heimbold, and Brad ‘Braddigan’ Corrigan. The trio, who were all college students at Middlebury College in Vermont, had previously played together in the acoustic One Fell Swo Read more

Ben Folds Five - 87% match to Guster

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Formed in North Carolina, USA, Ben Folds Five took their name from leader Ben Folds (Benjamin Scott Folds, 12 September 1966, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA; piano/vocals). However, the band turned out to be a trio rather than the quintet that the name implied, the line-up completed by Robert Sledge (b. 9 March 1968; bass) and Darren Jessee (b. 8 April 1971; drums). A ro Read more

Jukebox the Ghost - 87% match to Guster

Genres: Pop / Rock
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O.A.R. - 85% match to Guster

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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O.A.R. is often compared to the Dave Matthews Band, owing to vocalist and guitarist Marc Roberge’s (4 October 1978, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA) close vocal approximation to Matthews, as well as their mutual love for jamming. The roots of O.A.R. (‘Of A Revolution’) stretch back to the early 90s, when Roberge and drummer Chris Culos were classmates in junior h Read more

Better Than Ezra - 81% match to Guster

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

Ben Kweller - 78% match to Guster

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Benjamin Kweller, 16 June 1981, Greenville, Texas, USA. Alt rock singer-songwriter and guitarist Kweller first burst upon the scene as the leader of mid-90s teen grunge outfit Radish, before launching a solo career in the new millennium.Originating from a small southern US town, Kweller was raised in quite a fertile musical environment, as he began pl Read more

Toad the Wet Sprocket - 75% match to Guster

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

Matt Pond PA - 67% match to Guster

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Originating from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, this US chamber pop band has been led from the outset by singer-songwriter Matt Pond. The titular leader had previously worked with indie rockers Mel’s Rockpile, but after leaving his native New England for Philadelphia he decided to concentrate on a more pop-orientated approach with his new band. Matt Pond PA’s self-releas Read more

Fountains Of Wayne - 63% match to Guster

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The idiosyncratic pop duo Adam Schlesinger (31 October 1967, Montclair, New Jersey, USA) and Chris Collingwood (b. 1968, Pennsylvania, USA) first met on the roof of their college dorm in Williamstown, Massachusetts, in the mid-80s. The idea to collaborate came after Collingwood showed Schlesinger the chords to an R.E.M. song. They were members of a succession of college band Read more

Pete Yorn - 63% match to Guster

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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27 July 1974, New Jersey, USA. This roots rock singer-songwriter and guitarist was one of the most unexpected commercial successes of the new millennium, breaking into the US charts in 2001 on the back of extensive live work and word-of-mouth sales. One of the most readily apparent influences on Yorn’s music is Bruce Springsteen.Yorn’s first Read more

Mike Doughty - 60% match to Guster

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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10 June 1970, Fort Knox, Kentucky, USA. Guitarist and singer-songwriter Doughty led the New York-based alternative rock band Soul Coughing from 1992-2000. He had recorded his solo debut during the Soul Coughing years, but Skittish was only sold at live shows after being rejected by the band’s label, Warner Brothers Records. Following the break up of Soul Coughing, and a Read more

Rogue Wave - 59% match to Guster

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Dave Matthews Band - 56% match to Guster

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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