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Gin Blossoms - 100% match to Spin Doctors

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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‘A big slice of American cheese’ was how the singer of this American rock band once described their sound. Favoured sons of MTV, they had earlier attracted a fierce local following after formation in Tempe, Arizona, USA, in 1987. Their original line-up comprised Doug Hopkins (Douglas Hopkins, 11 April 1961, USA, d. 5 December 1993, Tempe, Arizona, USA; guitar), Bil Read more

Everclear - 81% match to Spin Doctors

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Portland, Oregon, USA in 1991, by Art Alexakis (12 April 1962, Los Angeles, California, USA; vocals/guitar), Craig Montoya (b. 14 September 1970; bass/vocals) and Scott Cuthbert (drums), although the latter was replaced by Greg Eklund (b. 18 April 1970) in 1994. Alexakis had previously worked as a roadie for a succession of north west punk bands. Indulging himself Read more

Better Than Ezra - 73% match to Spin Doctors

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This unusually named US alternative rock band was formed in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1988, by university students Kevin Griffin (1 October 1968, USA; vocals/guitar), Joel Rundell (b. USA, d. 8 August 1990, USA; guitar), Cary Bonnecaze (drums) and Tom Drummond (b. 30 June 1969; bass). They made their debut a year later with a cassette-only release, Surprise, which featured Read more

The Wallflowers - 73% match to Spin Doctors

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The vast majority of the initial attention surrounding US rock band the Wallflowers concerned the fact that one Jakob Luke Dylan (9 December 1969, New York City, New York, USA), the son of Bob Dylan, was their songwriter, singer and guitarist. Interest in his career was only natural, though on the evidence of the Wallflowers’ self-titled debut for Virgin Records in 1992 Read more

Hootie & The Blowfish - 70% match to Spin Doctors

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This hugely successful US quartet was formed at the University of South Carolina in 1989. They are led by Darius Rucker (13 May 1966, Charleston, South Carolina, USA), whose soulful vocals add sparkle to an otherwise fairly formulaic rock sound. The quartet is completed by Mark Bryan (b. 6 May 1967, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA; guitar, ex-Missing In Action), Dean Felber (b. Read more

Soul Asylum - 70% match to Spin Doctors

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Originally a Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA-based garage hardcore band, Soul Asylum spent their early years under the yoke of comparisons with the more fêted Replacements and Hüsker Dü. Indeed, the latter’s Bob Mould was known to fondly describe Soul Asylum as ‘our little brothers’, and was on hand as producer for their first two long-playing sets.Read more

Toad the Wet Sprocket - 69% match to Spin Doctors

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US rock band was formed in the mid-80s at high school in Santa Barbara, California, by friends Dean Dinning (9 June 1967; bass/keyboards), Randy Guss (b. 7 March 1967; drums), Todd Nichols (guitar/vocals) and Glen Phillips (b. 29 December 1970; vocals/guitar/keyboards). The unconventional name came from British television’s cult comedy series Rutland Weekend Televi Read more

Semisonic - 67% match to Spin Doctors

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Minneapolis, Semisonic comprises Jacob Slichter (drums), John Munson (bass) and Dan Wilson (guitar/vocals, ex-Trip Shakespeare). It was Wilson’s harrowing lyrics, reinforced by innovative guitar samples and superb production, that dominated the band’s 1996 debut, Great Divide. One of the singles extracted from it, ‘F.N.T.’, featured on the soundtra Read more

Spacehog - 67% match to Spin Doctors

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Comprising Royston Langdon (lead vocals/bass), Antony Langdon (guitar/vocals), Richard Steel (lead guitar) and Jonny Cragg (drums), the origins of Spacehog can be traced back to early 1994 when Antony Langdon met Cragg at a seedy espresso bar where he was employed killing rodents. After recruiting brother Royston and guitarist Steel, the group began to cultivate their reputatio Read more

Blues Traveler - 66% match to Spin Doctors

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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New York, USA blues-rock quartet Blues Traveler are led by singer and harmonica player John Popper (29 March 1967, Cleveland, Ohio, USA). Some of the interest in the band in the mid-90s arose from the fact that Popper was a close friend of Eric Schenkman and Chris Barron, putting the pair (who subsequently formed the Spin Doctors) in contact with each other. Like the latter Read more

The Verve Pipe - 65% match to Spin Doctors

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Before becoming a viable commercial force in 1996 with their first album for RCA Records, the Verve Pipe had already released two small-scale independent albums on their own LMNO Pop! label. Led by singer, guitarist and songwriter Brian Vander Ark (19 June 1964), the band was formed in East Lansing, Michigan, USA, in the early 90s. Backing Vander Ark were his brother, Brad V Read more

Counting Crows - 62% match to Spin Doctors

Genres: Pop / Rock Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This San Francisco, California, USA-based adult rock band grew out of the acoustic duo Sordid Humor, formed in 1989 by Adam Duritz (1 August 1964, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; vocals) and David Bryson (b. 5 November 1961, USA; guitar). Mat Malley (b. Matthew Mark Malley, 4 July 1963, Oakland, California, USA; bass), Steve Bowman (b. 14 January 1967, USA; drums), and Charlie Gil Read more

Sister Hazel - 60% match to Spin Doctors

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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A modern pop rock quintet who built their reputation on a rugged touring schedule and stern work ethic, Sister Hazel were rewarded with a contract from Universal Records in 1997. Formed in Gainesville, Florida, USA, the band had already recorded their self-titled debut for independent label Soul Trax by this point, attracting a strong local following and critical attention from Read more

The Presidents Of The United States Of America - 59% match to Spin Doctors

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Seattle, Washington, USA, this alternative rock band broke into the US and UK charts in 1995 with their no-nonsense riff-laden music. Chris Ballew (Christopher Ballew, 28 May 1965, USA; vocals/basitar (two-string bass)) told Billboard that ‘Ever since I was a kid, I’d make up songs about pigs, monkeys, and chickens with my brother. In years of writing son Read more

4 Non Blondes - 57% match to Spin Doctors

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s
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San Francisco quartet who formed in 1989, making a slow rise through the traditional round of bar shows and club dates, going on to win a Best Unsigned Band award and then a prestigious support date to Primus. In 1993, their commercial arrival corresponded to that of fellow San Franciscans the Spin Doctors, achieving a surprise UK number 2 single (‘What’s Up’) an Read more


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