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Jewel - 100% match to Sarah McLachlan

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Natalie Merchant - 94% match to Sarah McLachlan

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

Paula Cole - 94% match to Sarah McLachlan

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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5 April 1968, Rockport, Massachusetts, USA. Singer-songwriter Cole launched her career with the spirited, persuasive Harbinger set for Imago Records in July 1994. Among several notable tracks was the high-impact single, ‘I Am So Ordinary’, which forcefully dealt with Cole’s low self-esteem problems. However, its potential impact was scuppered when Imago lost i Read more

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Jann Arden - 90% match to Sarah McLachlan

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Jann Arden Richards, 27 March 1962, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. This Canadian singer-songwriter worked as a salmon-gutter, a golf ball cleaner and a singing waitress before finding success as a musician. Arden recorded a solo single (‘Never Love A Sailor’) under her real name when she was only 17 and started working with rock ‘n’ roll groups in bars and clu Read more

Chantal Kreviazuk - 82% match to Sarah McLachlan

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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18 May 1973, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The respected US magazine Billboard has dubbed Kreviazuk the ‘grown up version’ of Avril Lavigne, Vanessa Carlton and Michelle Branch. The Canadian singer-songwriter was a child prodigy who could play the piano almost as soon as she touched it. She studied classical piano at the University of Winnipeg but only began writing Read more

Lisa Loeb - 67% match to Sarah McLachlan

Genres: Pop / Rock
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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

Shawn Colvin - 66% match to Sarah McLachlan

Genres: Folk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Shanna Colvin, 10 January 1956, Vermillion, South Dakota, USA. A singer-songwriter in the tradition of her teen idol Joni Mitchell, Colvin was of considerable age before she recorded her first songs. Backed by fellow guitarist and songwriting partner John Leventhal (later a collaborator with Marc Cohn), her debut pulled together arresting material with an understated approac Read more

Sheryl Crow - 64% match to Sarah McLachlan

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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11 February 1962, Kennett, Missouri, USA. Sheryl Crow’s asymmetric and abrasive songwriting is not the stuff for lazy listeners. She tackles difficult subjects head-on, wrapping the spare lyrics in angular melodies which stick in the mind.Raised in small town Missouri, Crow’s father was a ‘driven’ lawyer who prosecuted the Ku Klux Read more

Heather Nova - 59% match to Sarah McLachlan

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Heather Frith, 6 July 1968, Bermuda. This singer-songwriter’s early childhood was spent on her family’s yacht, sailing around the Caribbean (her brother is the reggae singer, Mishka). Frith’s early interest in music intensified when, aged 19, she moved to Providence to study painting and film at the Rhode Island School of Design. She did not join in with the l Read more

Tori Amos - 57% match to Sarah McLachlan

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
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

Tara Maclean - 56% match to Sarah McLachlan

Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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25 October 1973, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Singer-songwriter MacLean was raised in locations as diverse as the Caribbean, Toronto and British Columbia. From a musical family, she appeared on television at the age of 11 singing with her stepfather, guitarist Marty Reno. She later worked in the UK, before returning to Canada where she was discovered singing Read more

Dar Williams - 52% match to Sarah McLachlan

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Dorothy Snowden Williams, 19 April 1967, Mount Kisco, New York, USA. Singer-songwriter Dar Williams first gained exposure by playing tiny church halls and cramped coffee houses on the small-town Massachusetts folk circuit. Her debut album, The Honesty Room, was released by Grapevine Records in 1995 and attracted immediate critical acclaim. Billboard magazine featured William Read more

Amanda Marshall - 51% match to Sarah McLachlan

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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29 August 1972, Toronto, Canada. Singer Amanda Marshall first entered the music business with an amateur performance at a Toronto nightclub which was overheard by singer/guitarist Jeff Healey. She was just 18 years old, but under Healey’s influence she began backtracking into her musical heritage and discovering the blues. However, this was mixed with an appreciation of Read more

Melissa Etheridge - 51% match to Sarah McLachlan

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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29 May 1961, Leavenworth, Kansas, USA. Etheridge was still only a teenager when she began playing piano and guitar in various covers bands around Kansas. After this grounding she had a more formal training at the Berklee College Of Music before playing the club circuit around Boston, Massachusetts. However, it was after she relocated to Los Angeles and was spotted performing Read more

Alanis Morissette - 50% match to Sarah McLachlan

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1 June 1974, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Morissette enjoyed considerable critical and public acclaim in her native Canada before that success began to translate to international audiences in the mid-90s. An accomplished singer, dancer and pianist, she began writing her own material at the age of nine. She then achieved her first domestic hit single at the age of 10 (‘Fate Read more


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