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George Michael - 100% match to Simply Red

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Georgios (Yorgos) Kyriacos Panayiotou, 25 June 1963, East Finchley, London, England. Michael first served his pop apprenticeship in the million-selling duo Wham!, the most commercially successful, teen-orientated band of the 80s. His solo career was foreshadowed in 1984’s UK chart-topper ‘Careless Whisper’, a song about a promiscuous two-timer with the oddly a Read more

Mick Hucknall - 98% match to Simply Red

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 2000s
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Lisa Stansfield - 94% match to Simply Red

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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11 April 1966, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, England. Stansfield started her musical career singing in her early teens, entering and winning several talent contests. She gained valuable experience presenting the Granada television children’s programme, Razzamatazz in the early 80s. After quitting the programme Stansfield teamed up with former school friends and budding Read more

Lighthouse Family - 78% match to Simply Red

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This UK pop soul band was formed by the Newcastle-based duo of Tunde Baiyewu (25 November 1968, London, England), a vocalist of Nigerian descent, and songwriter and musician Paul Tucker (b. 12 August 1968, London, England). They met while working at nightclub bars in the north east of England, at which time Tucker was also recording his own compositions at home in his spare Read more

Seal - 78% match to Simply Red

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel, 19 February 1963, Paddington, London, England. Singer-songwriter Seal established himself at the forefront of a British soul revival in the 90s, enjoying transatlantic success with his first two albums. The second eldest of six brothers, his ancestry mixed Nigerian, Brazilian and Afro-Caribbean blood. Seal’s first performance w Read more

Wet Wet Wet - 68% match to Simply Red

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Scottish pop band was formed in 1982 by Marti Pellow (Mark McLachlan, 23 March 1965, Clydebank, Scotland; vocals), Graeme Clark (b. 15 April 1966, Glasgow, Scotland; bass/vocals), Neil Mitchell (b. 8 June 1965, Helensburgh, Scotland; keyboards), and Tommy Cunningham (b. 22 June 1964, Drumchapel, Glasgow, Scotland; drums). The quartet took their name from a line in the S Read more

Sade - 61% match to Simply Red

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Helen Folasade Adu, 16 January 1959, Ibadan, Nigeria. Sade’s sultry jazz-tinged vocals made her one of the most successful international stars of the 80s. Of mixed Nigerian/English parentage, Sade grew up in Clacton, Essex, England, writing songs as a teenager. While an art student in London, she joined Arriva, where she met guitarist Ray St. John with whom she composed Read more

M People - 60% match to Simply Red

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The key force behind this popular pop/dance crossover outfit was Mike Pickering (Michael Duncan Pickering, 24 February 1958, Accrington, Lancashire, England; keyboards/programming), a former DJ at the Factory Records’ owned Haçienda club in Manchester. His activities there once encouraged The Face magazine to proclaim him as ‘England’s most revered DJ&# Read more

Paul Young - 60% match to Simply Red

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Paul Anthony Young, 17 January 1956, Luton, Bedfordshire, England. Prior to his major success as a solo artist, Young was a former member of Streetband, who made the UK charts in 1978 with the novelty record ‘Toast’. He was then part of the much-loved Q-Tips, a band that did much to preserve an interest in 60s soul and R&B. As the Q-Tips collapsed from exhausti Read more

Phil Collins - 57% match to Simply Red

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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30 January 1951, Chiswick, London, England. During the 80s and early 90s, this former child actor established himself as the world’s premier singing drummer. His broad public appeal was not unlike that bestowed upon the Beatles in their heyday, and Collins also earned the respect of his fellow musicians as a technically brilliant drummer.The appe Read more

Rod Stewart - 57% match to Simply Red

Genres: Classical Folk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Roderick David Stewart, 10 January 1945, Highgate, London, England. The leading UK rock star of the 70s started his career as an apprentice professional with Glasgow Celtic and Brentford F.C. (over the years Stewart has made it known that football is his second love). Following a spell roaming Europe with folk artist Wizz Jones in the early 60s he returned to join Jimmy Powe Read more

Randy Crawford - 54% match to Simply Red

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Veronica Crawford, 18 February 1952, Macon, Georgia, USA. Raised in Cincinnati, from the age of 15 Crawford was a regular performer at the city’s nightclubs. She later moved to New York and began singing with several jazz musicians including George Benson and Cannonball Adderley. Crawford was subsequently signed to Warner Brothers Records as a solo act, but achieved fam Read more

Oleta Adams - 52% match to Simply Red

Genres: Christian & Gospel Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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4 May 1962, USA. This fine soul singer had a typical gospel upbringing in Yakima, Washington, USA. Adams formed her own trio in the 80s and recorded two self-funded albums for a Kansas label that sold poorly. She was singing cabaret in a hotel bar in Kansas when she was discovered by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith of Tears For Fears in 1985. In 1987, they invited her to sing Read more

Lionel Richie - 50% match to Simply Red

Genres: Funk Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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20 June 1949, Tuskegee, Alabama, USA. Richie grew up on the campus of Tuskegee Institute, where he formed a succession of R&B groups in the mid-60s. In 1968, he became the lead singer and saxophonist with the Commodores. They signed to Atlantic Records in 1968 for a one-record contract, before moving to Motown Records, being schooled as support act to the Jackson Five. T Read more

Matt Bianco - 50% match to Simply Red

Genres: Latin Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This UK jazz pop act was formed in 1984 by ex-Blue Rondo A La Turk members Mark Reilly (20 February 1960, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England; vocals) and Daniel White (b. 26 August 1959, Hertfordshire, England; keyboards), with Basia (b. Basha Trzetrzelewska, 30 September 1959, Jaworzno, Galica, Poland; vocals). They emerged in the latter part of the UK jazz pop scene i Read more


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