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Tori Amos - 100% match to Kate Bush

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

Joni Mitchell - 51% match to Kate Bush

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Roberta Joan Anderson, 7 November 1943, Fort MacLeod, Alberta, Canada. After studying art in Calgary, this singer-songwriter moved to Toronto in 1964. The following February she gave birth to her daughter Kelly Dale Anderson but reluctantly gave her up for adoption at six months old (the subject was dealt with most memorably by the singer on the track ‘Little Green’ Read more

Goldfrapp - 44% match to Kate Bush

Genres: Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 2000s
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Alison Elizabeth Goldfrap, 13 May 1966, Enfield, Middlesex, England. While studying for a degree in Fine Art at Middlesex University in the early 90s, Goldfrapp found her vocation in music and provided vocals on Maxinquaye, the award-winning 1995 debut of the UK trip-hop artist, Tricky. She also toured with him and worked with another acclaimed UK dance music act, Orbital be Read more

PJ Harvey - 44% match to Kate Bush

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Polly Jean Harvey, 9 October 1969, Yeovil, Somerset, England. Harvey was the daughter of hippie parents who exposed her to art rock artists such as Captain Beefheart and folk singer-songwriters like Bob Dylan at an early age. After growing up on their farm in Dorset and playing saxophone with an eight-piece instrumental group, she wrote her first songs as part of the Polekat Read more

Peter Gabriel - 42% match to Kate Bush

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Soundtracks World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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13 February 1950, Cobham, Surrey, England. After seven years fronting Genesis, Gabriel tired of the extensive touring and band format and went solo in 1975. Until the release of 1983’s Plays Live, his solo albums for Charisma Records were all called Peter Gabriel. His 1977 debut included the track ‘Solsbury Hill’, a metaphorical account of his split from Genes Read more

Cocteau Twins - 41% match to Kate Bush

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1982 in Grangemouth, Scotland, the Cocteau Twins originally comprised Elizabeth Fraser (29 August 1963, Grangemouth, Scotland), Robin Guthrie (b. 4 January 1962, Scotland) and bass player Will Heggie. Able to convey an astonishing variety of moods and emotions, using words more for their sound than their meaning, Fraser’s voice became one of the most recogniza Read more

Joanna Newsom - 36% match to Kate Bush

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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1982, Nevada City, California, USA. One of the more original performers to emerge from the independent music scene in the early years of the twenty-first century, Newsom launched a solo career while concurrently working with the bands Nervous Cop and the Pleased.Raised in Nevada City, California, Newsom’s training began at an early age with piano Read more

Grace Jones - 32% match to Kate Bush

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Grace Mendoza, 19 May 1948, Spanish Town, Jamaica, West Indies (1952 and 1954 have also been listed as her year of birth). Six feet of style, looks and attitude, Jones moved to New York City in 1964, then became a successful Paris model, appearing on the covers of Vogue, Elle and Der Stern. After a flirtation with acting, she made some unexceptional disco records that sold o Read more

Suzanne Vega - 32% match to Kate Bush

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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11 July 1959, Santa Monica, California, USA. Vega is a highly literate singer-songwriter who found international success in the late 80s and early 90s. Having moved with her parents to New York City at the age of two, Vega studied dance at the High School for the Performing Arts (as featured in the Fame television series) and at Barnard College, singing her own material in N Read more

Cyndi Lauper - 31% match to Kate Bush

Genres: Blues Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Cynthia Anne Stephanie Lauper, 22 June 1953, Queens, New York City, New York, USA. Starting her career as a singer in Manhattan’s clubs, Lauper began writing her own material when she met pianist John Turi in 1977. They formed Blue Angel and released a self-titled album in 1980 which included raucous versions of rock classics as well as their own numbers. She split with Read more

Fiona Apple - 29% match to Kate Bush

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Fiona Apple Murphy Maggart, 13 September 1977, New York City, New York, USA. Growing up in a dysfunctional New York family, Fiona Apple soon discovered the impetus to articulate frustrations that would eventually result in widespread comparisons to Alanis Morissette for her 1996 debut, Tidal. As a child she was introduced to the Beatles by her stepfather, while her mother ed Read more

Eurythmics - 28% match to Kate Bush

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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UK pop duo comprising David A. Stewart (9 September 1952, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England) and Annie Lennox (b. 25 December 1954, Aberdeen, Scotland). The worldwide popularity and critical acclaim of one of pop music’s leading duos came about by fastidious determination and Stewart’s remarkably good ear in being able to write the perfect song for his musical par Read more

David Bowie - 24% match to Kate Bush

Genres: Classical Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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David Robert Jones, 8 January 1947, Brixton, London, England. One of the great enigmas of popular music and certainly the most mercurial, Bowie underwent a veritable odyssey of career moves and minor crises before establishing himself as a major performer. He began playing saxophone during his teens, initially with various school groups. School also contributed to his future Read more

Annie Lennox - 23% match to Kate Bush

Genres: Dance Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ann Lennox, 25 December 1954, Aberdeen, Scotland. Following the amicable dissolution of the Eurythmics in 1991, the component parts of that band have gone on to widely varying degrees of success. Both of Lennox’s first two solo albums would reach number 1 in the UK charts, the second of which doing so while fellow David A. Stewart was underachieving with Greetings From Read more

Laurie Anderson - 23% match to Kate Bush

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Laura Phillips Anderson, 5 June 1950, Chicago, Illinois, USA. A product of New York’s avant garde art scene, Laurie Anderson eschewed her initial work as a sculptor in favour of performing. The Life And Times Of Josef Stalin, premiered at Brooklyn’s Academy of Music in 1973, was a 12-hour epic containing many of the audio-visual elements the artist brought to her s Read more


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