Rachael Yamagata Similar Artists

Priscilla Ahn - 81% match to Rachael Yamagata

Genres: Folk Jazz Pop / Rock
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Ingrid Michaelson - 73% match to Rachael Yamagata

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
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Brandi Carlile - 71% match to Rachael Yamagata

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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1 June 1981, Ravensdale, Washington, USA. This US artist progressed from early 00s independent recording artist to major label status with a series of well-crafted singer-songwriter albums.Raised in the rural township of Ravensdale, Carlile was inspired as a young girl by country and classic rock records. She began performing on country radio at the a Read more

Sara Bareilles - 55% match to Rachael Yamagata

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 2000s
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7 December 1979, Humboldt County, California, USA. A singer-songwriter and pianist in the mould of Fiona Apple and Michelle Branch, Bareilles was raised in rural California before leaving for the city in her late teens to attend UCLA. She completed a Communication Studies degree but was also active as a performer on the Los Angles open-mic club scene, in addition to singing Read more

KT Tunstall - 52% match to Rachael Yamagata

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Kate Tunstall, 23 May 1975, Edinburgh, Scotland. Of mixed Chinese/Scottish heritage, singer-songwriter Tunstall grew up as an adopted child in the laidback Scottish university town of St. Andrews. She learned to play piano, flute and guitar as a teenager before gaining a scholarship to Kent School in Connecticut. While in the USA Tunstall played with a band called the Happy Read more

Elizabeth & The Catapult - 50% match to Rachael Yamagata

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Fiona Apple - 49% match to Rachael Yamagata

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

Tori Amos - 48% match to Rachael Yamagata

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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

Jewel - 47% match to Rachael Yamagata

Genres: Children's Music Country & Bluegrass Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Regina Spektor - 43% match to Rachael Yamagata

Genres: Folk Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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18 February 1980, Moscow, Russia. Piano balladeer Spektor lived in Russia, Austria and Italy prior to moving with her family to the Bronx, New York City, at the age of nine. Her parents’ musical training - her mother was employed as a music historian and her father played the violin - undoubtedly rubbed off on the young Spektor, and she began to receive classical traini Read more

Vanessa Carlton - 43% match to Rachael Yamagata

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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16 August 1980, Mitford, Pennsylvania, USA. Carlton was brought up in a musical family, with her pianist mother instilling in her daughter a love of classical music. Vanessa began playing piano at an early age, and was soon highly proficient, composing her first piece at the age of eight. She was accepted into the School of America Ballet in New York at the age of 14, but a Read more

Aimee Mann - 41% match to Rachael Yamagata

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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8 September 1960, Richmond, Virginia, USA. Having begun performing with the punk-inspired Young Snakes, Aimee Mann achieved recognition during the mid-80s as the lead vocalist of the critically acclaimed ’Til Tuesday. Frustrated with the industry trying to push a more mainstream approach - and suggesting that writers outside the band should contribute material - Mann le Read more

Joan As Police Woman - 41% match to Rachael Yamagata

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Joan Wasser, 26 July 1970, Biddeford, Maine, USA. A classically trained violinist, Wasser grew up in Boston, later attending the city’s university to pursue studies in music. It was here that her unique playing style led to performances with local acts including the Dambuilders, Those Bastard Souls and Black Beetle. Wasser subsequently decided to pursue a career as a so Read more

Natalie Merchant - 41% match to Rachael Yamagata

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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26 October 1963, Jamestown, New York, USA. Having originally sung in a church choir, Merchant joined the highly regarded 10, 000 Maniacs in 1981 while studying at Jamestown Community College in New York. She would eventually leave that band over a decade later in 1992, three years before she made her solo bow. Merchant self-evidently relished the control afforded her by this Read more

Lisa Loeb - 39% match to Rachael Yamagata

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Lisa Anne Loeb, 11 March 1968, Bethesda, Maryland, USA. Singer-songwriter Loeb grew up in Dallas and attended Brown University, where she played in a band with her friend Liz Mitchell and Duncan Sheik. Relocating to New York she recorded a demo tape and toured incessantly with her band Nine Stories, comprising Tim Bright (guitar), Jonathan Feinberg (drums) and Joe Quigley (b Read more


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