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Jimmy Barnes - 71% match to The Angels

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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James Swan, 28 April 1956, Cowcaddens, Glasgow, Scotland. With the disintegration of the Australian band Cold Chisel in 1983, lead singer Jimmy Barnes embarked on a solo career with Mushroom Records. He teamed up with Jonathan Cain (ex-Babys) and produced two albums in quick succession. These were characterized by Barnes’ rough and raunchy vocal delivery, and included e Read more

Richard Clapton - 69% match to The Angels

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Unfortunately, Clapton remains one of Australian rock’s hidden secrets. A perceptive lyricist and a talented songwriter, Clapton returned from travelling in Europe in 1972, where he had played in a couple of bands and recorded a remarkable debut album, which displayed his laconic, wailing vocal style, strong lyrics and ear for melody. The sparse production assisted the alb Read more

Hunters & Collectors - 64% match to The Angels

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Melbourne, Australia, in 1981, Hunters And Collectors experimented with a punk/funk style, drawing comparisons in some quarters to Talking Heads, something that earned them a strong following on the Australian alternative music scene. The core members of the group have over the years comprised Mark Seymour (guitar, lead vocals), Jeremy Smith (keyboards, saxophone), Do Read more

Mi-Sex - 49% match to The Angels

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 2000s
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Formed in New Zealand in 1977, Mi-Sex originally comprised Steve Gilpin (New Zealand, d. 6 January 1992, Australia; vocals), Don Martin (bass), Murray Burns (keyboards), Kevin Stanton (guitar) and Richard Hodgkinson (drums). Mi-Sex started off playing cover versions of UK new wave material, and during their history borrowed heavily from Elvis Costello, Mink DeVille and Grah Read more

Hoodoo Gurus - 46% match to The Angels

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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An Australian rock band whose belief in the power of the bar chord has never diminished, Sydney’s Hoodoo Gurus initially shared links with that city’s other major alternative rock attraction of the 80s, the Scientists (after both relocated from Perth). That connection was instigated by singer-songwriter Dave Faulkner, who had previously played in a band called the Gur Read more

Mondo Rock - 43% match to The Angels

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Icehouse - 39% match to The Angels

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Australian rock band was formed as Flowers in the late 70s by classically trained songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Iva Davies (Ivor Davies, 22 May 1955). Influenced by Roxy Music and David Bowie, Flowers’ other members included Keith Welsh (bass), John Lloyd (drums), and Michael Hoste (keyboards). The first single, ‘Can’t Help Myself’ was a Top 1 Read more

Midnight Oil - 37% match to The Angels

Genres: Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, in 1971, and then known as Farm, this strident band pioneered its own course in Australian rock without relying on the established network of agencies and record companies. The original nucleus of Farm comprised Andrew James (Australia; bass), Rob Hirst (b. Camden, New South Wales, Australia; drums/vocals) and Jim Moginie (b. Aus Read more

Daryl Braithwaite - 29% match to The Angels

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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11 January 1949, Melbourne, Australia. Braithwaite came to national attention as lead singer with the Australian teen phenomenon of the 70s, Sherbet. His talent as a vocalist was often overlooked by older music buyers, put off by his adoring teenage fans. He managed to have substantial success both as a member of the band and on solo vocal outings. His early solo albums and Read more

Paul Kelly - 29% match to The Angels

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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The Raindrops - 28% match to The Angels

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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This rock ‘n’ roll girl group came from New York City, New York, USA. The group was actually the songwriting/producing team of Ellie Greenwich (23 October 1940, Brooklyn, New York, USA) and Jeff Barry (b. 3 April 1938). As part of the golden age of girl groups, the Raindrops presented a grating teenage-orientated sound with undeniable rock ‘n’ roll energy Read more

Models - 24% match to The Angels

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Models were Australia’s premier ‘new wave’ band to emerge from the punk period in the second half of 1978. Original member Sean Kelly (guitar, vocals) and James Freud (bass; who joined in 1982), provided much of the Models’ song material. Both had played together previously in Melbourne punk band the Teenage Radio Stars. The fluctuating line-up of the Mo Read more

John Farnham - 23% match to The Angels

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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b 1 July 1949, Dagenham, Essex, England. The self-effacing Farnham has sustained a successful career in Australia for over three decades. He was raised in Dagenham before his family relocated to Melbourne, Australia in 1959. The young Farnham balanced a plumbing apprenticeship with membership of the band Strings Unlimited, before embarking on a solo career with EMI Records. Hav Read more

Sherbet - 23% match to The Angels

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Sydney, Australia in 1969, Sherbet became an Antipodean pop phenomenon, dominating the Australian charts throughout the 70s and achieving massive success with the teenage and pre-teen audience. The band was comprised of musicians with experience in various ‘second division’ Sydney bands and utilized the UK influence of Slade and the Sweet. The band performed Read more

Powderfinger - 22% match to The Angels

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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This Australian quintet is one of their country’s top rock bands, having scored several hit albums and singles from the mid-90s into the new millennium. Taking their name from a Neil Young song, Powderfinger was originally formed in Brisbane, Queensland, during 1989 by high school friends Ian Haug (21 February 1970; guitar/vocals), John Collins (bass) and Steven Bishop Read more


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