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Chantal Kreviazuk - 95% match to Heather Nova

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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18 May 1973, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The respected US magazine Billboard has dubbed Kreviazuk the ‘grown up version’ of Avril Lavigne, Vanessa Carlton and Michelle Branch. The Canadian singer-songwriter was a child prodigy who could play the piano almost as soon as she touched it. She studied classical piano at the University of Winnipeg but only began writing Read more

Jewel - 92% match to Heather Nova

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Sophie B. Hawkins - 82% match to Heather Nova

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Sophie Ballantine Hawkins, 1 November 1966, Manhattan, New York, USA. Born of liberal, wealthy East Manhattan parents (her father a lawyer, her mother British writer Joan Winthrop), Hawkins’ family background also boasted an aunt, Linda, who had been masseuse to Paul Simon. By the time she moved with Aunt Linda to the arty environs of West Greenwich, she had already beg Read more

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Amanda Marshall - 79% match to Heather Nova

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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29 August 1972, Toronto, Canada. Singer Amanda Marshall first entered the music business with an amateur performance at a Toronto nightclub which was overheard by singer/guitarist Jeff Healey. She was just 18 years old, but under Healey’s influence she began backtracking into her musical heritage and discovering the blues. However, this was mixed with an appreciation of Read more

Natalie Merchant - 79% match to Heather Nova

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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26 October 1963, Jamestown, New York, USA. Having originally sung in a church choir, Merchant joined the highly regarded 10, 000 Maniacs in 1981 while studying at Jamestown Community College in New York. She would eventually leave that band over a decade later in 1992, three years before she made her solo bow. Merchant self-evidently relished the control afforded her by this Read more

Melissa Etheridge - 73% match to Heather Nova

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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29 May 1961, Leavenworth, Kansas, USA. Etheridge was still only a teenager when she began playing piano and guitar in various covers bands around Kansas. After this grounding she had a more formal training at the Berklee College Of Music before playing the club circuit around Boston, Massachusetts. However, it was after she relocated to Los Angeles and was spotted performing Read more

Sarah McLachlan - 73% match to Heather Nova

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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28 January 1968, Bedford, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan has featured on the Canadian folk scene since she was a 20-year-old, and through a series of well-received albums and tours has blossomed into a well-rounded folk rock artist and a confident live performer. Her third album, 1993’s Fumbling Towards Ecstasy, was produced by Daniel La Read more

Sheryl Crow - 69% match to Heather Nova

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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11 February 1962, Kennett, Missouri, USA. Sheryl Crow’s asymmetric and abrasive songwriting is not the stuff for lazy listeners. She tackles difficult subjects head-on, wrapping the spare lyrics in angular melodies which stick in the mind.Raised in small town Missouri, Crow’s father was a ‘driven’ lawyer who prosecuted the Ku Klux Read more

Paula Cole - 65% match to Heather Nova

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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5 April 1968, Rockport, Massachusetts, USA. Singer-songwriter Cole launched her career with the spirited, persuasive Harbinger set for Imago Records in July 1994. Among several notable tracks was the high-impact single, ‘I Am So Ordinary’, which forcefully dealt with Cole’s low self-esteem problems. However, its potential impact was scuppered when Imago lost i Read more

Tori Amos - 63% match to Heather Nova

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Myra Ellen Amos, 22 August 1963, Newton, North Carolina, USA. Singer-songwriter Amos was compared early in her career to everyone from Kate Bush to Joni Mitchell. She began playing the piano aged two-and-a-half, and was enrolled in Baltimore’s elite Peabody Institute as a five-year-old prodigy. Legend has it that she was formally ejected for ‘playing by ear’ t Read more

Lene Marlin - 62% match to Heather Nova

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Lene Marlin Pedersen, 17 August 1980, Tromsø, Norway. The deceptively simple pop charms of ‘Sitting Down Here’ provided this talented Norwegian singer-songwriter with her international breakthrough. Marlin first started writing her own material at the age of 15 when her parents bought her a guitar for Christmas. A demo session at the local branch of the Norw Read more

Thea Gilmore - 59% match to Heather Nova

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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25 November 1979, Banbury, Oxfordshire, England. This UK singer-songwriter presents a distinctly English take on the angst-rock blueprint of American artists such as Ani DiFranco and Alanis Morissette. Gilmore was brought up in Oxford, where she listened to classic rock records and began to write short stories and poetry. By her mid-teens Gilmore had begun composing and perf Read more

Aimee Mann - 55% match to Heather Nova

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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8 September 1960, Richmond, Virginia, USA. Having begun performing with the punk-inspired Young Snakes, Aimee Mann achieved recognition during the mid-80s as the lead vocalist of the critically acclaimed ’Til Tuesday. Frustrated with the industry trying to push a more mainstream approach - and suggesting that writers outside the band should contribute material - Mann le Read more

Leona Naess - 53% match to Heather Nova

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Leona Kristina Naess, 31 July 1974, New York City, New York, USA. This US-based singer-songwriter is the daughter of Norwegian shipping magnate Arne Naess, who was a former husband of soul diva Diana Ross. She was raised in London, England before moving to New York at the age of 18 to study music and anthropology at NYU. By this point Naess was already writing and recording Read more

Tara Maclean - 53% match to Heather Nova

Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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25 October 1973, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Singer-songwriter MacLean was raised in locations as diverse as the Caribbean, Toronto and British Columbia. From a musical family, she appeared on television at the age of 11 singing with her stepfather, guitarist Marty Reno. She later worked in the UK, before returning to Canada where she was discovered singing Read more


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