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The Lightning Seeds - 72% match to The Beautiful South

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Contrary to the multiples suggested by the moniker, the Lightning Seeds is the brainchild of one man, Ian Broudie (4 August 1958, Liverpool, Lancashire, England), who had gouged a significant niche in the Merseyside music scene during the 80s. Originally a member of Big In Japan - a forerunner of the likes of Echo And The Bunnymen and Teardrop Explodes, not to mention a bree Read more

James - 61% match to The Beautiful South

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ocean Colour Scene - 59% match to The Beautiful South

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This Birmingham, England-based band survived several lean years in the early 90s to triumph in the Britpop era with a string of hugely popular retro-rock hit singles. Formed from the ashes of several local bands, Simon Fowler (25 May 1965; vocals, ex-Fanatics), Steve Cradock (b. 22 August 1969; guitar, ex-the Boys), Damon Minchella (b. 1 June 1969; bass, ex-Fanatics) and Osc Read more

Crowded House - 58% match to The Beautiful South

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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After the break up of Split Enz at the end of 1984, one of its major songwriters, Neil Finn (27 May 1958, Te Awamutu, New Zealand; guitar/vocals), along with latter-day Split Enz drummer Paul Hester (b. 8 January 1959, Melbourne, Australia, d. 26 March 2005, Melbourne, Australia), Nick Seymour (b. Nicholas More Seymour, 9 December 1958, Benalla, Victoria, Australia; bass) an Read more

Robbie Williams - 56% match to The Beautiful South

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Robert Peter Williams, 13 February 1974, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England. Williams was the cheeky chappie in hugely successful UK boy band Take That, and at the time appeared to be the only one who could be badly behaved (or normal). When Take That broke up the predictions were that Mark Owen (the nice one) and Gary Barlow (the voice and marketability) would Read more

R.E.M. - 54% match to The Beautiful South

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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R.E.M. played their first concert in Athens, Georgia, USA, on 19 April 1980. Their line-up consisted of four drop-outs from the University of Georgia; Michael Stipe (4 January 1960, Decatur, Georgia, USA; vocals), Peter Buck (b. 6 December 1956, Berkeley, California, USA; guitar), Mike Mills (b. 17 December 1958, Orange County, California, USA; bass) and Bill Berry (b. 31 Ju Read more

Travis - 52% match to The Beautiful South

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


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