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Travis - 78% match to Starsailor

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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One of Travis’ chief claims to fame when they launched their career in 1997 was the fact that they were the first band to be signed to Independiente Records, the new label started by Andy McDonald following his departure from Go! Discs. Heavily influenced by classic rock acts such as Neil Young, the band was formed in Glasgow, Scotland from the ashes of local act Glass Oni Read more

Stereophonics - 75% match to Starsailor

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Famed for being the first ever signings to Richard Branson’s new music label, V2 Records, this three-piece Welsh rock band created an enormous buzz around the UK’s A&R departments before finally electing to join V2 in August 1996. Indeed, Branson was reported to have taken a personal hand in their signing. Dovetailing 60s-inspired pop melodicism with new technolog Read more

Richard Ashcroft - 66% match to Starsailor

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Richard Paul Ashcroft, 11 September 1971, Billinge, Wigan, Lancashire, England. The charismatic Ashcroft made his name with the Verve, a band who triumphed over commercial, artistic and personal struggles to release one of the most successful UK rock albums of recent times, 1997’s drone-pop classic Urban Hymns. The band finally imploded for good in April 1999, with Ashc Read more

Turin Brakes - 56% match to Starsailor

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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This UK indie pop duo, comprising guitarist/vocalist Ollie Knights and multi-instrumentalist Gale Paridjanian, grew up as friends in Balham, south London. Both were members of their local church choir, and in 1989 they sang in front of the Queen at the memorial service for the Marchioness riverboat tragedy. Ten years later they were making music together as Turin Brakes. The fo Read more

Doves - 53% match to Starsailor

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Elbow - 53% match to Starsailor

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

James - 51% match to Starsailor

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Supergrass - 50% match to Starsailor

Genres: Documentaries Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Initially regarded as new entrants in the UK’s indie guitar band movement of the mid-90s, Oxford’s Supergrass suddenly found themselves thrust into the rock mainstream. The band was formed by Danny Goffey (Daniel Robert Goffey, 7 February 1974, London, England; drums), Gaz Coombes (b. Gareth Michael Coombes, 8 March 1976, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England; vocals/guitar Read more

Keane - 49% match to Starsailor

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Keane’s melodic and earnest brand of indie rock propelled them to the top of the UK charts in the summer of 2004, while their career trajectory mimicked the success of the similarly styled Coldplay. Originally from Battle, East Sussex, England, school friends Tom Chaplin (8 March 1979, England; vocals/guitar), Richard Hughes (b. 8 September 1975, England; drums) and Dom Read more

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - 47% match to Starsailor

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Charlatans U.K. - 46% match to Starsailor

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Of all the Manchester, England-based bands to emerge in the late 80s, the Charlatans’ rise was undoubtedly the swiftest and their continuing career proves it was no fluke. Originally formed in 1988 by Baz Ketley (vocals/guitar), Martin Blunt (21 May 1964, England; bass, ex-Makin’ Time, the Gift Horses), Jon Brookes (b. 21 September 1968, England; drums) and Rob Col Read more

The Verve - 42% match to Starsailor

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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UK indie rock band Verve released their first record, ‘All In The Mind’, in March 1992, although they had already been in existence for several years, having made their live debut at Winstanley College, Wigan, in the Autumn of 1989 (three of the band members studied there). Verve comprised Peter Salisbury (24 September 1971, Bath, Somerset, England; drums), Richard Read more

Manic Street Preachers - 40% match to Starsailor

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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In their rise from cult punk revivalists to stadium conquering rockers, this Welsh band has enjoyed a love/hate relationship with the music press, opening with a bizarre encounter in 1991. The catalyst was guitarist Richey Edwards, who cut the words ‘4 Real’ into his forearm to the amazement of New Musical Express critic Steve Lamacq, when he dared to call into questi Read more

The Coral - 40% match to Starsailor

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Originating from Hoylake, a small town on the Wirral Peninsula in Merseyside, England, the Coral was formed in 1996 by school friends James Skelly (1980, Birkenhead, Merseyside, England; vocals/guitar), Nick Power (organ/vocals), Bill Ryder-Jones (b. 1983, Salford, Greater Manchester, England; guitar/trumpet), Lee Southall (guitar/vocals), Paul Duffy (bass/saxophone), and Ia Read more

Guillemots - 38% match to Starsailor

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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UK indie rock band formed in 2004 by singer-songwriter Fyfe Dangerfield (Fyfe Hutchins, 7 July 1981, Birmingham, West Midlands, England). The teenage Dangerfield had attracted press interest in the late 90s with the Birmingham-based band Senseless Prayer, but the unit only managed a solitary EP before splitting up. He subsequently worked with the Accident before relocating t Read more


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