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Edwin McCain - 100% 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

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

Darius Rucker - 89% match to Hootie & The Blowfish

Genres: Country & Bluegrass R&B / Soul
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Blues Traveler - 81% 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

Counting Crows - 79% match to Hootie & The Blowfish

Genres: Pop / Rock
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

Sister Hazel - 74% match to Hootie & The Blowfish

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal
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

Blessid Union of Souls - 67% match to Hootie & The Blowfish

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, modern rock quintet Blessid Union Of Souls broke through in 1995 with the US hit singles ‘I Believe’ and ‘Let Me Be The One’. As a consequence, the band’s debut album of that year, Home, became an international bestseller. Led by songwriters Eliot Sloan (USA; vocals) and Jeff Pence (b. USA; guitar), the band also incl Read more

O.A.R. - 60% match to Hootie & The Blowfish

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

Nine Days - 55% match to Hootie & The Blowfish

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Better Than Ezra - 53% 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

Barenaked Ladies - 52% match to Hootie & The Blowfish

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

Toad the Wet Sprocket - 52% 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

The Verve Pipe - 50% match to Hootie & The Blowfish

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Before becoming a viable commercial force in 1996 with their first album for RCA Records, the Verve Pipe had already released two small-scale independent albums on their own LMNO Pop! label. Led by singer, guitarist and songwriter Brian Vander Ark (19 June 1964), the band was formed in East Lansing, Michigan, USA, in the early 90s. Backing Vander Ark were his brother, Brad V Read more

Collective Soul - 49% 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

John Mellencamp - 49% match to Hootie & The Blowfish

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Documentaries Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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7 October 1951, Seymour, Indiana, USA. Mellencamp survived an early phase as a glam-rocker to become one of America’s most successful mainstream rock singers of the past three decades.Mellencamp played in local band Trash with guitarist Larry Crane, who remained with the singer throughout the 80s. In 1976, David Bowie’s manager Tony DeFries Read more


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