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Priscilla Ahn - 100% match to Rachael Yamagata

Genres: Folk Jazz Pop / Rock
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Leona Naess - 73% match to Rachael Yamagata

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Leona Kristina Naess, 31 July 1974, New York City, New York, USA. This US-based singer-songwriter is the daughter of Norwegian shipping magnate Arne Naess, who was a former husband of soul diva Diana Ross. She was raised in London, England before moving to New York at the age of 18 to study music and anthropology at NYU. By this point Naess was already writing and recording Read more

A Fine Frenzy - 57% match to Rachael Yamagata

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Alison Sudol, 1985, Seattle, Washington, USA. This US singer-songwriter was raised in Los Angeles, California, from the age of five, having relocated from Seattle following the divorce of her parents. A childhood spent reading fantasy authors Lewis Carroll and C.S. Lewis was to inform her later songwriting career, as was her love of classic female vocalists such as Ella Fitz Read more

Brandi Carlile - 50% 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

Fiona Apple - 48% 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

Tristan Prettyman - 47% match to Rachael Yamagata

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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23 May 1982, Del Mar, California, USA. This Californian singer-songwriter was a keen surfer in her youth but spent an increasing amount time listening to music while at high school. She began playing acoustic guitar and writing songs in her spare time, and before long was performing solo slots in clubs and bars. Her continuing interest in surfing led to a contract to model t Read more

Missy Higgins - 37% match to Rachael Yamagata

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Melissa Morrison Higgins, 19 August 1983, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Singer-songwriter and pianist/guitarist Higgins rose quickly to prominence in her home country with a string of hit singles taken from her platinum-selling 2004 debut. Three years previously she had been finishing her exams and singing in her brother’s band during her spare time. After taking time Read more

Nerina Pallot - 31% match to Rachael Yamagata

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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26 April 1975, London, England. Singer-songwriter Pallot was brought up in Jersey in the Channel Islands by her French father and Indian mother. Classically trained on guitar and piano from an early age, she attended music and art college before securing a major label recording contract with Polydor Records in 2000. She released her debut, Dear Frustrated Superstar, the foll Read more

Kate Walsh - 30% match to Rachael Yamagata

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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1983, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, England. Singer-songwriter Walsh grew up in the Essex riverside town of Burnham-on-Crouch, where her early musical influences were the classical pianists she listened to as she learned the instrument. Her musical interests diversified in her teens and she was soon proficient on acoustic guitar. She was offered a place at the London College of Read more

Sara Bareilles - 28% 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

Jenny Owen Youngs - 24% match to Rachael Yamagata

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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22 November 1981, Montclair, New Jersey, USA. After learning to play the flute and tuba as a child, Youngs first picked up the guitar at high school and was quickly inspired to begin writing her own songs. After completing a degree in studio composition, she was employed in sales and marketing at Shanachie Records, while spending her evenings playing solo gigs in and around Read more

Ray LaMontagne - 23% match to Rachael Yamagata

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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1974, New Hampshire, USA. It is astonishing that Ray LaMontagne ever became a musician at all. He spent his early adult life avoiding any associations with his father, a Nashville musician who deserted his family when LaMontagne was aged four. It was a tough life as his mother and her children moved frequently, sometimes sleeping out in cars or tents. Growing up, he kept him Read more

Charlotte Sometimes - 22% match to Rachael Yamagata

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Tori Amos - 22% 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

Cat Power - 21% match to Rachael Yamagata

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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