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Paul Weller - 100% match to Richard Hawley

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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John William Weller, 25 May 1958, Woking, Surrey, England. The rise and fall from critical grace, and subsequent rise of vocalist and guitarist Paul Weller could occupy a small chapter in any book on UK rock music of the 70s, 80s and 90s. The recipient of almost universal acclaim and ‘spokesman for a generation’ accolades with the Jam, after the release of the Styl Read more

The Divine Comedy - 95% match to Richard Hawley

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This Irish band has been led from its inception by Neil Hannon (7 November 1970, Londonderry, Northern Ireland), the son of the Bishop of Clogher. Hannon originally formed the band in 1989 with John McCullagh (vocals) and drummer Kevin Traynor, and signed to Setanta Records (a spiritual home for wayward pop stars such as Frank And Walters and A House). The band’s openin Read more

Edwyn Collins - 60% match to Richard Hawley

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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23 August 1959, Edinburgh, Scotland. Following the collapse of Orange Juice, a band acclaimed in the UK music press but who did not enjoy commercial success, Edwyn Collins launched a solo career that has followed a similar pattern. The single ‘Don’t Shilly Shally’ was produced by Robin Guthrie of the Cocteau Twins, who handled the lighting at early Orange Juic Read more

I Am Kloot - 59% match to Richard Hawley

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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This whimsically named Manchester, England-based trio comprises John Bramwell (vocals/guitar), Pete Jobson (bass), and Andy Hargreaves (drums). Formed in late 1999, all three members were already well established figures on the local music scene. They debuted on the city’s re-established Ugly Man Records label with two 7-inch singles, ‘Titanic’/‘To You’ Read more

Tindersticks - 52% match to Richard Hawley

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Nottingham, England, and previously known as the Asphalt Ribbons, Tindersticks revolve around the melancholic tones of Stuart Staples (14 November 1965, England; vocals, guitar, melodica). Dickon Hinchcliffe (b. 9 July 1967, England; violin, guitar, piano, vocals) and Dave Boulter (b. David Leonard Boulter, 27 February 1965, England; keyboards/percussion) joined hi Read more

The Blue Nile - 48% match to Richard Hawley

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This enigmatic Scottish band was formed in 1981 by Glasgow University students Paul Buchanan (Glasgow, Scotland; vocals, guitar, synthesizers), Robert Bell (b. Glasgow, Scotland; synthesizers) and Paul Joseph Moore (b. Glasgow, Scotland; piano, synthesizers). Taking their name from Alan Moorehead’s 1962 novel, the Blue Nile’s debut single, ‘I Love This Life Read more

Elbow - 45% match to Richard Hawley

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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This Manchester, England-based quintet purveys atmospheric, epic rock music for the new millennium. Guy Garvey (6 March 1974, Bury, Lancashire, England; guitar/vocals), Mark Potter (guitar), Craig Potter (keyboards), Pete Turner (b. August 1974, England; bass), and Richard Jupp (drums) met at the start of the 90s at sixth form college in Bury. They formed the funk-fusion out Read more

Pulp - 45% match to Richard Hawley

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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UK indie pop troupe headed up by the inimitable Jarvis Cocker (Jarvis Cocker, 19 September 1963, Intake, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England). Cocker’s mocking humour and cantankerous nature helped establish Pulp as one of the most interesting and original UK bands to break into the charts during the mid-90s.Originally based in Sheffield, England, Cock Read more

Gruff Rhys - 41% match to Richard Hawley

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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18 July 1970, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales. Rhys is the vocalist and principal songwriter of the Super Furry Animals. The band runs parallel with his own solo projects, with his work providing a vehicle for songs considered for the Furries but suiting the more intimate confines offered by a solitary artist.Rhys first played drums in a band name Read more

The Walker Brothers - 36% match to Richard Hawley

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Hailing from America but transposed to England in the mid-60s, this hit trio comprised Scott Walker (Noel Scott Engel, 9 January 1943, Hamilton, Ohio; USA), John Walker (b. John Maus, 12 November 1943, New York; USA) and Gary Walker (b. Gary Leeds, 3 September 1944, Glendale, California; USA). Leeds, an ex-member of the Standells, had discovered former session bass player En Read more

The Style Council - 33% match to Richard Hawley

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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UK band founded in 1983 by Paul Weller (John William Weller, 25 May 1958, Woking, Surrey, England) and Mick Talbot (b. 11 September 1958, London, England). Weller had been lead singer of the Jam while Talbot was the former keyboards player with the Merton Parkas, Dexys Midnight Runners, and the Bureau. Other collaborators included drummer Steve White (b. 31 May 1965, London, Read more

Shack - 32% match to Richard Hawley

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1986 by brothers Michael (28 November 1961, Liverpool, England) and John Head (b. 4 October 1965, England), Shack emerged from the ashes of the Pale Fountains. Having had their fingers burnt by the major record companies - the Pale Fountains reached number 46 in the UK charts with ‘Thank You’, but were generally misunderstood by their employers - Shack jo Read more

Super Furry Animals - 31% match to Richard Hawley

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Founded in Cardiff, Wales, this offbeat yet inventive indie pop band comprises Gruff Rhys (18 July 1970, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales; vocals/guitar), Dafydd Ieuan (b. 1 March 1969, Bangor, North Wales; drums), Cian Ciaran (b. 16 June 1976, Bangor, North Wales; keyboards/electronics), Guto Pryce (b. 4 September 1972, Cardiff, Wales; bass) and Huw ‘Bunf’ Bunf Read more

Field Music - 30% match to Richard Hawley

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Formed in Sunderland in 2004, this UK indie rock band revolves around the core trio of brothers David Brewis (guitar/vocals) and Peter Brewis (drums, ex-Futureheads), and Andrew Moore (keyboards), with a number of guest musicians also featuring on their recordings. In addition to the Futureheads, the band members had previously played with Sunderland-based outfits Electronic Ey Read more

John Martyn - 29% match to Richard Hawley

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Iain David McGeachy, 11 September 1948, New Malden, Surrey, England. McGeachy grew up with musically minded parents and at the age of 17, and now known as John Martyn, started his professional career under the guidance of folk artist Hamish Imlach. The long, often bumpy journey through Martyn’s career began when he arrived in London, where he was signed instantly by the Read more


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