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M People - 73% match to Lisa Stansfield

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The key force behind this popular pop/dance crossover outfit was Mike Pickering (Michael Duncan Pickering, 24 February 1958, Accrington, Lancashire, England; keyboards/programming), a former DJ at the Factory Records’ owned Haçienda club in Manchester. His activities there once encouraged The Face magazine to proclaim him as ‘England’s most revered DJ&# Read more

Swing Out Sister - 70% match to Lisa Stansfield

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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A brace of sparkling pop hits in late 1986/early 1987 marked a fine opening for UK jazz/pop trio Swing Out Sister. ‘Breakout’ (number 4) and ‘Surrender’ (number 7) preceded It’s Better To Travel, which topped the UK album charts. ‘Breakout’ also provided the band with a US Top 10 single in autumn 1987. The band was formed by Corinne Drewery (v Read more

Mica Paris - 67% match to Lisa Stansfield

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Michelle Wallen, 27 April 1969, London, England. Having written, recorded, and produced with the aid of heavyweights including Nile Rodgers (Chic), Prince and Rakim (Eric B And Rakim), Paris has remained one of the UK’s biggest talents never to have made the great leap forward. It has not been for want of effort or ability, but producers have struggled to maximize the p Read more

George Michael - 55% match to Lisa Stansfield

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Georgios (Yorgos) Kyriacos Panayiotou, 25 June 1963, East Finchley, London, England. Michael first served his pop apprenticeship in the million-selling duo Wham!, the most commercially successful, teen-orientated band of the 80s. His solo career was foreshadowed in 1984’s UK chart-topper ‘Careless Whisper’, a song about a promiscuous two-timer with the oddly a Read more

Oleta Adams - 55% match to Lisa Stansfield

Genres: Christian & Gospel Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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4 May 1962, USA. This fine soul singer had a typical gospel upbringing in Yakima, Washington, USA. Adams formed her own trio in the 80s and recorded two self-funded albums for a Kansas label that sold poorly. She was singing cabaret in a hotel bar in Kansas when she was discovered by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith of Tears For Fears in 1985. In 1987, they invited her to sing Read more

Paul Young - 55% match to Lisa Stansfield

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Paul Anthony Young, 17 January 1956, Luton, Bedfordshire, England. Prior to his major success as a solo artist, Young was a former member of Streetband, who made the UK charts in 1978 with the novelty record ‘Toast’. He was then part of the much-loved Q-Tips, a band that did much to preserve an interest in 60s soul and R&B. As the Q-Tips collapsed from exhausti Read more

Randy Crawford - 55% match to Lisa Stansfield

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Veronica Crawford, 18 February 1952, Macon, Georgia, USA. Raised in Cincinnati, from the age of 15 Crawford was a regular performer at the city’s nightclubs. She later moved to New York and began singing with several jazz musicians including George Benson and Cannonball Adderley. Crawford was subsequently signed to Warner Brothers Records as a solo act, but achieved fam Read more

Cathy Dennis - 53% match to Lisa Stansfield

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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25 March 1969, Norwich, Norfolk, England. Dennis displayed early vocal poise and by the age of 13 she was singing in her father’s Alan Dennis Band at Butlin’s holiday resorts. Cathy started her career proper in the mid-80s singing in a covers band where she was spotted by Dancin’ Danny D’s manager, Simon Fuller, at the time looking for a female singer to Read more

Basia - 51% match to Lisa Stansfield

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Basha Trzetrzelewska, 30 September 1959, Jaworzno, Galica, Poland. At the age of 15 Trzetrzelewska won a talent contest, but was guided by her family into a medical career. Three years later she joined an all-girl group, Alibabki, and toured Russia. After two years she quit and broke through the Iron Curtain to spend time in America in a rock-orientated outfit, Perfect, perf Read more

Jody Watley - 51% match to Lisa Stansfield

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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30 January 1959, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Formerly one third of Shalamar between 1977 and 1984, a hugely successful group of the disco era, Watley’s first professional experience had come as a dancer on the television show Soul Train. After Shalamar disbanded she made the progression to solo artist, working in a contemporary soul/urban R&B vein. Her self-titled debut Read more

Simply Red - 51% match to Lisa Stansfield

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This soul-influenced UK band revolves around the central figure of vocalist Mick Hucknall (8 June 1960, Manchester, Lancashire, England). Hucknall’s first musical outing was with the punk-inspired Frantic Elevators, who recorded a handful of singles, including the impressive ballad, ‘Holding Back The Years’. When they split up in 1983, the vocalist formed Simp Read more

Taylor Dayne - 50% match to Lisa Stansfield

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Dance Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Lesley Wonderman, 7 March 1962, Baldwin, Nassau County, New York, USA. Dayne rose from obscurity to the top of the US pop charts in the late 80s and early 90s. Dayne listened to rock and soul music as a child and made her onstage singing debut at the age of six. In high school she took singing lessons and after graduating joined the rock band Felony followed by a new wave ba Read more

Anita Baker - 44% match to Lisa Stansfield

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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26 January 1958, Toledo, Ohio, USA. The granddaughter of a minister, Baker had a religious upbringing that included church music and gospel singing. After vocal duties with local bands she joined the semi-professional Chapter 8 in 1979 and was the vocalist on their minor US chart hit, ‘I Just Wanna Be Your Girl’, the following year. Several years later she left the Read more

Vanessa Williams - 44% match to Lisa Stansfield

Genres: Christian & Gospel Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Vanessa Lynn Williams, 18 March 1963, Millwood, New Jersey, USA. Williams grew up in a household surrounded by musical influences from Broadway shows, before she attended Syracuse University to major in musical theatre. A mother and actress as well as singer, she has come a long way since becoming embroiled in a minor scandal over her appearance in Penthouse magazine (after Read more

Soul II Soul - 43% match to Lisa Stansfield

Genres: Dance R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This highly successful UK rap, soul and R&B outfit originally consisted of Jazzie B (Beresford Romeo, 26 January 1963, London, England; rapper), Nellee Hooper (b. Bristol, Avon, England; musical arranger) and Philip ‘Daddae’ Harvey (multi-instrumentalist). The early definition of the group was uncomplicated: ‘It’s a sound system, an organisation (whic Read more


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