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Ingrid Michaelson - 80% match to Rachael Yamagata

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Anna Nalick - 74% match to Rachael Yamagata

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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30 March 1984, Glendora, California, USA. This US artist earned comparisons to fellow female singer-songwriters Tori Amos and Fiona Apple when she made her debut in 2005. Nalick began performing and writing songs in high school, although her stage experience with hard rock covers bands was in marked contrast to her singer-songwriter leanings. She continued making demo tapes Read more

Priscilla Ahn - 67% match to Rachael Yamagata

Genres: Folk Jazz Pop / Rock
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Sara Bareilles - 64% match to Rachael Yamagata

Genres: Pop / Rock 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 - 54% 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

Fiona Apple - 52% 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 - 52% match to Rachael Yamagata

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock 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

Aimee Mann - 49% 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

Anya Marina - 47% match to Rachael Yamagata

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Vanessa Carlton - 47% 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

Martha Wainwright - 45% match to Rachael Yamagata

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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8 May 1976, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The youngest child of singer-songwriters Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, Martha Wainwright followed her elder brother Rufus Wainwright into a music career in the late 90s. Like Rufus, she was brought up surrounded by music even though her parents split up when she was only 12-months old. Martha shared the dubious honour with h Read more

Regina Spektor - 45% match to Rachael Yamagata

Genres: Folk Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock 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

Jewel - 44% match to Rachael Yamagata

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

Genres: Pop / Rock 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

My Brightest Diamond - 42% match to Rachael Yamagata

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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US indie rock band formed by classically trained musician Shara Worden (Michigan, USA). The former opera student relocated to New York City at the end of the 90s, where she continued her vocal studies and began to fall in love with the city’s alternative music scene. She formed the intriguing indie rock band Awry, which released two albums at the start of the 00s.

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