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Sister Hazel - 100% match to Hootie & The Blowfish

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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A modern pop rock quintet who built their reputation on a rugged touring schedule and stern work ethic, Sister Hazel were rewarded with a contract from Universal Records in 1997. Formed in Gainesville, Florida, USA, the band had already recorded their self-titled debut for independent label Soul Trax by this point, attracting a strong local following and critical attention from Read more

Gin Blossoms - 94% match to Hootie & The Blowfish

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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‘A big slice of American cheese’ was how the singer of this American rock band once described their sound. Favoured sons of MTV, they had earlier attracted a fierce local following after formation in Tempe, Arizona, USA, in 1987. Their original line-up comprised Doug Hopkins (Douglas Hopkins, 11 April 1961, USA, d. 5 December 1993, Tempe, Arizona, USA; guitar), Bil Read more

Matchbox Twenty - 87% match to Hootie & The Blowfish

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Popular US rock band formed by Rob Thomas (Robert Kelly Thomas, 14 February 1972, Landstuhl, Germany; vocals), Kyle Cook (b. 29 August 1975, Indiana, USA; guitar), Adam Gaynor (b. 26 November 1964; guitar), Brian Yale (b. 24 October 1968, USA; bass), and Paul Doucette (b. 22 August 1972, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; drums). Thomas, Doucette and Yale formed Tabitha’s S Read more

Counting Crows - 79% match to Hootie & The Blowfish

Genres: Pop / Rock Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This San Francisco, California, USA-based adult rock band grew out of the acoustic duo Sordid Humor, formed in 1989 by Adam Duritz (1 August 1964, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; vocals) and David Bryson (b. 5 November 1961, USA; guitar). Mat Malley (b. Matthew Mark Malley, 4 July 1963, Oakland, California, USA; bass), Steve Bowman (b. 14 January 1967, USA; drums), and Charlie Gil Read more

Edwin McCain - 78% match to Hootie & The Blowfish

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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20 January 1970, USA. Singer-songwriter McCain comes from Greenville, South Carolina, USA, and is considered to be one of the hardest touring musicians in rock (known to play over 300 shows a year). Attracted to soul music early on, McCain began singing when he performed in school musicals, before taking up the guitar as a teenager. After a career at the University of South Read more

Better Than Ezra - 77% match to Hootie & The Blowfish

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

The Wallflowers - 75% match to Hootie & The Blowfish

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The vast majority of the initial attention surrounding US rock band the Wallflowers concerned the fact that one Jakob Luke Dylan (9 December 1969, New York City, New York, USA), the son of Bob Dylan, was their songwriter, singer and guitarist. Interest in his career was only natural, though on the evidence of the Wallflowers’ self-titled debut for Virgin Records in 1992 Read more

Blues Traveler - 70% match to Hootie & The Blowfish

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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New York, USA blues-rock quartet Blues Traveler are led by singer and harmonica player John Popper (29 March 1967, Cleveland, Ohio, USA). Some of the interest in the band in the mid-90s arose from the fact that Popper was a close friend of Eric Schenkman and Chris Barron, putting the pair (who subsequently formed the Spin Doctors) in contact with each other. Like the latter Read more

Toad the Wet Sprocket - 66% match to Hootie & The Blowfish

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

Collective Soul - 64% match to Hootie & The Blowfish

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Stockbridge, Georgia, USA, Collective Soul earned their reputation with strong, hook-laden pop rock songs, the best example of which is ‘Shine’, which topped Billboard’s Rock Album Tracks poll in May 1994 and broke into the mainstream Top 20. The band’s history up to then, however, had been a tortuous one spanning more than a decade. Ed Roland ( Read more

Vertical Horizon - 64% match to Hootie & The Blowfish

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This endearingly popular live ‘modern rock’ outfit was formed in 1991 by Georgetown University undergraduates Keith Kane and Matthew Scannell. The two singer-songwriters began performing together as an acoustic duo, relocating to Cape Cod, Massachusetts where they saved enough money from their menial day jobs and live gigs to finance their own album. There And Back Ag Read more

Goo Goo Dolls - 63% match to Hootie & The Blowfish

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US rock band, formed in Buffalo, New York, in 1986, originally comprised Robby Takac (30 September 1964, USA; bass/vocals), Johnny Rzeznik (b. John Rzeznik, 5 December 1965, Buffalo, New York, USA; guitar/vocals) and George Tutuska (drums). Taking their name from an advertisement in a magazine, the band’s first two albums were compared to Cheap Trick and the Replac Read more

The Goo Goo Dolls - 63% match to Hootie & The Blowfish

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Everclear - 56% match to Hootie & The Blowfish

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Portland, Oregon, USA in 1991, by Art Alexakis (12 April 1962, Los Angeles, California, USA; vocals/guitar), Craig Montoya (b. 14 September 1970; bass/vocals) and Scott Cuthbert (drums), although the latter was replaced by Greg Eklund (b. 18 April 1970) in 1994. Alexakis had previously worked as a roadie for a succession of north west punk bands. Indulging himself Read more

Nine Days - 56% match to Hootie & The Blowfish

Genres: Pop / Rock
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