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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

Blues Traveler - 93% 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

Soul Asylum - 74% 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

Hootie & The Blowfish - 37% 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

Better Than Ezra - 35% 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

Ugly Kid Joe - 33% match to Spin Doctors

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Isla Vista, California, USA, in 1989 by Whitfield Crane (19 January 1968; vocals), later joined by Klaus Eichstadt (guitar), Mark Davis (drums), Roger Lahr (guitar), and Cordell Crockett (whose father owned Guitar Player magazine; bass), the band flirted with several names before settling on Ugly Kid Joe, coined for a support slot in order to satirize headliners Pr Read more

Toad the Wet Sprocket - 31% 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

The Wallflowers - 30% 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

Seven Mary Three - 29% match to Spin Doctors

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This US alternative rock band made their breakthrough when a copy of their 1995 debut CD, Churn, was passed to a disc jockey at WJRR, a commercial radio station broadcasting from Orlando, Florida. As a result of their championing of the track ‘Cumbersome’, Seven Mary Three were headhunted and signed by Mammoth Records. Comprising Jason Ross (vocals/guitar), Casey Dani Read more

Collective Soul - 27% match to Spin Doctors

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Stockbridge, Georgia, USA, Collective Soul earned their reputation with strong, hook-laden pop rock songs, the best example of which is ‘Shine’, which topped Billboard’s Rock Album Tracks poll in May 1994 and broke into the mainstream Top 20. The band’s history up to then, however, had been a tortuous one spanning more than a decade. Ed Roland ( Read more

Everclear - 27% 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

Living Colour - 27% match to Spin Doctors

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US rock band was originally formed by Vernon Reid (22 August 1958, London, England; guitar), Muzz Skillings (bass) and Will Calhoun (b. William Calhoun, 22 July 1964, New York City, New York, USA; drums). Reid had studied performing arts at Manhattan Community College, having moved to New York at the age of two. His first forays were in experimental electric jazz with D Read more

The Verve Pipe - 27% 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

The Presidents Of The United States Of America - 25% 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

Sugar Ray - 24% match to Spin Doctors

Genres: Pop / Rock
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