Rachael Yamagata Similar Artists

Ingrid Michaelson - 78% match to Rachael Yamagata

Genres: Folk 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

Brandi Carlile - 72% 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 - 61% 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

Priscilla Ahn - 60% match to Rachael Yamagata

Genres: Folk Jazz Pop / Rock
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KT Tunstall - 57% 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 - 50% 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 - 49% 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

Jewel - 45% 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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Aimee Mann - 44% 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

Regina Spektor - 44% 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

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

Beth Orton - 41% match to Rachael Yamagata

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Folk Instrumental Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Elizabeth Caroline Orton, 14 December 1970, East Dereham, Norfolk, England. Beth Orton pulled off the unlikely task of making folk-influenced music hip among mid-90s clubbers. Her early musical heroes were artists such as Neil Young, Rickie Lee Jones and Joni Mitchell, but by her teens she was more interested in an acting career than in being a singer. However, when William Read more

My Brightest Diamond - 41% 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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Sarah McLachlan - 40% match to Rachael Yamagata

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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28 January 1968, Bedford, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan has featured on the Canadian folk scene since she was a 20-year-old, and through a series of well-received albums and tours has blossomed into a well-rounded folk rock artist and a confident live performer. Her third album, 1993’s Fumbling Towards Ecstasy, was produced by Daniel La Read more


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