Paul Young Similar Artists

Nik Kershaw - 100% match to Paul Young

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists CDs Vinyl

Nicolas David Kershaw, 1 March 1958, Bristol, Somerset, England. Diminutive singer-songwriter Kershaw shone brightly for a couple of years in the mid-80s UK charts before taking a more behind the scenes role in later decades.Son of a flautist father and opera singing mother, Kershaw’s first foray into the arts was as a 13-year-old student actor p Read more

Thompson Twins - 89% match to Paul Young

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
View Artist: Overview Songs Similar Artists DVDs CDs Vinyl

Go West - 85% match to Paul Young

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists CDs Vinyl

Peter Cox (17 November 1955, London, England; vocals) and Richard Drummie (b. 20 March 1959, England; guitar, keyboard, vocals) were a songwriting partnership before forming Go West in 1982. The publishers, ATV Music, had teamed them up to write with artists such as Peter Frampton and David Grant. Chrysalis Records signed the duo and the result was a string of quality pop ro Read more

Wet Wet Wet - 84% match to Paul Young

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists CDs

This Scottish pop band was formed in 1982 by Marti Pellow (Mark McLachlan, 23 March 1965, Clydebank, Scotland; vocals), Graeme Clark (b. 15 April 1966, Glasgow, Scotland; bass/vocals), Neil Mitchell (b. 8 June 1965, Helensburgh, Scotland; keyboards), and Tommy Cunningham (b. 22 June 1964, Drumchapel, Glasgow, Scotland; drums). The quartet took their name from a line in the S Read more

Billy Ocean - 83% match to Paul Young

Genres: Funk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists DVDs CDs Vinyl

Leslie Sebastian Charles, 21 January 1950, Trinidad, West Indies. Raised in England, Ocean worked as a session singer simultaneously with his employment at the Dagenham Ford Motor Company plant, before being signed by the GTO label as a solo artist. His early UK hits included the number 2 singles ‘Love Really Hurts Without You’ (1976) and ‘Red Light Spells Dan Read more

Johnny Hates Jazz - 81% match to Paul Young

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists CDs Vinyl

Purveyors of super-slick pop, this UK band derived their unusual name from a friend called Johnny who, literally, did not like jazz. The line-up featured Calvin Hayes (England; keyboards/drums), Mike Nocito (b. 5 August 1963, Wiesbaden, Germany; guitar/bass) and Clark Datchler (b. England; vocals/keyboards), the son of former Stargazers member Fred Datchler. Datchler was lat Read more

Spandau Ballet - 81% match to Paul Young

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists DVDs CDs Vinyl

Evolving from a school group, the Makers, these leading UK New Romantics formed in 1979 with a line-up comprising Gary Kemp (16 October 1959, Islington, London, England; guitar), his brother Martin Kemp (b. 10 October 1961, Islington, London, England; bass), Tony Hadley (b. Anthony Patrick Hadley, 2 June 1960, Islington, London, England), John Keeble (b. 6 July 1959, Islingt Read more

Cock Robin - 78% match to Paul Young

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists CDs Vinyl

Formed in Los Angeles, California, in the early 80s, Cock Robin were one of several contemporary US bands who failed to break into the mainstream with their melodic and finely crafted songs. Fronted by songwriter Peter Kingsbery and co-vocalist Anna LaCazio, Clive Wright and Louis Malino III completed the line-up for their self-titled debut on CBS Records, produced by Steve Hil Read more

Mr. Mister - 78% match to Paul Young

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists CDs Vinyl

Although formed in Phoenix, Arizona, USA soft metal artists Mr. Mister were based in Los Angeles and were the brainchild of Richard Page (16 May 1953, Keokuk, Iowa, USA; bass/vocals) and Steve George (b. 20 May 1955, Phoenix, Arizona, USA; keyboards) who had previously played together in the Pages. They were both also experienced session men, working alongside REO Speedwagon Read more

Climie Fisher - 77% match to Paul Young

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists CDs

This UK songwriting duo featured Simon Climie (7 April 1960, Fulham, London, England; vocals/keyboards) and Rob Fisher (b. 5 November 1959, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, d. 25 August 1999, England; keyboards). Climie was a songwriter and Fisher had been one half of the duo Naked Eyes with Pete Byrne who had had a US Top 10 hit with a cover of ‘Always Something T Read more

Alison Moyet - 76% match to Paul Young

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists CDs Vinyl

Genevieve Alison-Jane Moyet, 18 June 1961, Billericay, Essex, England. The former singer of the synthesizer duo Yazoo (known as Yaz in the USA), Moyet embarked on a solo career in 1983, after critics had consistently praised her outstanding natural blues voice. Her debut Alf was a superb recording produced and co-written by Tony Swain and Steve Jolley. ‘Love Resurrectio Read more

Mike + The Mechanics - 76% match to Paul Young

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists DVDs Blu-ray CDs Vinyl

Mike Rutherford (2 October 1950, Guildford, Surrey, England; bass) formed Mike And The Mechanics in 1985, during a pause in the career of Genesis while vocalist Phil Collins was engrossed in his solo career. The original line-up comprised Paul Carrack (b. 22 April 1951, Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England; vocals/keyboards, ex-Ace) and Paul Young (b. 17 June 1947, W Read more

Level 42 - 75% match to Paul Young

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists DVDs CDs Vinyl

Formed in 1980 as an instrumental jazz/funk unit, heavily influenced by the music of Stanley Clarke, this UK band originally comprised Mark King (20 October 1958, Northwood, Isle of Wight, England; bass/vocals), Philip Gould (b. 28 February 1957, Hong Kong; drums), Boon Gould (b. Rowland Charles Gould, 4 March 1955, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, England; guitar) and Mike Lindup ( Read more

Living in a Box - 74% match to Paul Young

Genres: Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists Vinyl

This Sheffield, England-based pop band comprised Richard Darbyshire (8 March 1960, Stockport, Cheshire, England; vocal/guitars, ex-Zu Zu Sharks), Marcus Vere (b. 29 January 1962; keyboards) and Anthony Critchlow (drums). Their first single, the self-referential, ‘Living In A Box’ was a UK Top 10 and US Top 20 hit in the spring of 1987 and further successes followed Read more

Howard Jones - 71% match to Paul Young

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
View Artist: Overview Biography Songs Similar Artists DVDs CDs Vinyl

John Howard Jones, 23 February 1955, Southampton, Hampshire, England. Coming to prominence as a synthesizer-pop maestro in the mid-80s, Jones had been trying to succeed as a musician for almost 15 years. His childhood saw him on the move from country to country but by the time he reached his teens he was settled in High Wycombe, England. He joined his first band in 1976 and Read more


Artist matches Powered by AudioScrobbler
Filter Results