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Steve Wilson - 100% match to Porcupine Tree

Genres: Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Steven Wilson, 9 February 1961, Hampton, Virginia, USA. Wilson began formal music studies at the age of 12 and was soon playing alto saxophone in local R&B bands, but was quickly diverted by jazz. While attending Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond he developed his interest in jazz and played alto and soprano with the VCU Jazz Orchestra. He worked with several v Read more

Steven Wilson - 100% match to Porcupine Tree

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Riverside - 42% match to Porcupine Tree

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Opeth - 32% match to Porcupine Tree

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Named after a city which appears in a Wilbur Smith novel, the Swedish progressive death metal band Opeth is difficult to describe in that the act incorporates a wide variety of influences into its overall sound, including folk, ambient, jazz and gothic elements. Nevertheless, they remain one of the most admired bands across the entire canon of metal.Foun Read more

King Crimson - 22% match to Porcupine Tree

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Arguably progressive rock’s definitive exponents, King Crimson was formed in January 1969 out of the ashes of the eccentric Giles, Giles And Fripp. Robert Fripp (16 May 1946, Wimborne Minster, Dorset, England; guitar) and Mike Giles (b. 1 March 1942, Bournemouth, Dorset, England; drums) were joined by Ian McDonald (b. 25 June 1946, London, England; keyboards), before fo Read more

Anathema - 21% match to Porcupine Tree

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Liverpool, England, in the summer of 1990, by brothers Daniel (guitar) and Vincent Cavanagh (vocals), doom metal band Anathema’s early albums owed much to early 70s Black Sabbath, most notably with their preference for low, ominous riffs. Combined with the influence of 90s death metal, particularly the abrasive guitar and vocals, Anathema were heralded as one of Read more

Dream Theater - 21% match to Porcupine Tree

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This rock band was formed in 1985 by Berklee College Of Music students John Petrucci (12 July 1967, Kings Park, Long Island, New York, USA; guitar), John Myung (b. 24 January 1967, Chicago, Illinois, USA; bass) and Mike Portnoy (b. Michael Stephen Portnoy, 20 April 1967, Long Island, New York, USA; drums; ex-Inner Sanctum). The trio subsequently enlisted old schoolfriend Kev Read more

Spock's Beard - 20% match to Porcupine Tree

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This progressive rock band was formed in Los Angeles in the spring of 1992 by brothers Neal (2 August 1960, Van Nuys, California, USA; vocals, keyboards, guitar) and Alan Morse (b. 22 August 1958, Los Angeles, California, USA; guitar, vocals). Originally named One, they recruited Dave Meros (b. 8 February 1956, Salinas, California, USA; bass, vocals) and Nick D’Virgilio Read more

Marillion - 19% match to Porcupine Tree

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Front-runners of the short-lived UK progressive rock revival of the early 80s, Marillion survived unfavourable comparisons with Genesis to become a popular melodic rock band, notching up several successful UK singles plucked from their grandiose concept albums.The band was formed in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, originally as Silmarillion, a name taken fro Read more

Tool - 19% match to Porcupine Tree

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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One of the leading US alternative metal acts to emerge from the 90s, Tool was formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1990 by Adam Jones (15 January 1965, Libertyville, Illinois, USA; guitar), Maynard James Keenan (b. James Herbert Keenan, 17 April 1964, Ravenna, Ohio, USA; vocals), Paul D’Amour (b. 8 June 1968, Spokane, Washington, USA; bass) and Danny Carey (b. Daniel E Read more

Pink Floyd - 18% match to Porcupine Tree

Genres: Documentaries Educational Music & Radio Music Theme Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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One of the most predominant and celebrated rock bands of all time, the origins of Pink Floyd can be traced to Cambridge High School in England. Syd Barrett (Roger Keith Barrett, 6 January 1946, Cambridge, England, d. 7 July 2006, Cambridge, England; guitar/vocals), Roger Waters (b. George Roger Waters, 9 September 1943, Great Bookham, Surrey, England; bass/vocals) and David Read more

Rush - 18% match to Porcupine Tree

Genres: Music & Radio Music Theme Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Canadian heavy rock band was formed in late 1968 by Alex Lifeson (Alexander Zivojinovich, 27 August 1953, Fernie, British Columbia, Canada; guitar), John Rutsey (b. 1953, Canada, d. 11 May 2008, Canada; drums), and Jeff Jones (bass/vocals), although the latter was quickly replaced by Geddy Lee (b. Gary Lee Weinrib, 29 July 1953, Willowdale, Toronto, Canada; bass/vocals) Read more

Camel - 17% match to Porcupine Tree

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Camel was formed in late 1971 by three former members of Philip Goodhand-Tait’s backing band, Doug Ferguson (4 April 1947, Carlisle, Cumbria, England; bass), Andy Ward (b. 28 September 1952, Epsom, Surrey, England; drums) and Andy Latimer (b. 17 May 1947, Guildford, Surrey, England; guitar, flute, vocals), and Pete Bardens (b. Peter Bardens, 19 June 1945, Westminster, L Read more

Transatlantic - 17% match to Porcupine Tree

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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This multi-national and ostensibly part-time progressive rock supergroup was formed in the summer of 1999 and comprises Mike Portnoy (20 April 1967, Long Island, New York, USA; drums; Dream Theater), Neal Morse (b. 2 August 1960, Van Nuys, California, USA; vocals, keyboards, guitar; Spock’s Beard), Roine Stolt (b. 5 September 1956, Uppsala, Sweden; guitar, keyboards, vo Read more

Yes - 17% match to Porcupine Tree

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Music Theme Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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During the progressive music boom of the early 70s, Yes were rivalled only by Emerson Lake And Palmer and Genesis for a brand of classical-laced rock that was initially refreshing and innovative. They evolved into a huge stadium attraction and enjoyed phenomenal success until punk and new wave came along in 1977 and swept them aside. After regrouping in the 80s, the band weathe Read more


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