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China Crisis - 100% match to The Dream Academy

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Liverpool, England-based band was formed in 1979 around the core of Gary Daly (10 May 1962, Kirkby, Merseyside, England; vocals) and Eddie Lundon (b. 9 June 1962, Kirkby, Merseyside, England; guitar). In 1982, their first single, ‘African And White’, initially on the independent Inevitable label, was picked up for distribution by Virgin Records and made a crit Read more

Howard Jones - 94% match to The Dream Academy

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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John Howard Jones, 23 February 1955, Southampton, Hampshire, England. Coming to prominence as a synthesizer-pop maestro in the mid-80s, Jones had been trying to succeed as a musician for almost 15 years. His childhood saw him on the move from country to country but by the time he reached his teens he was settled in High Wycombe, England. He joined his first band in 1976 and Read more

Thompson Twins - 93% match to The Dream Academy

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
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Naked Eyes - 90% match to The Dream Academy

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This UK duo, comprising Peter Byrne (vocals) and Rob Fisher (5 November 1959, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, d. 25 August 1999, Surrey, England; keyboards), enjoyed considerable US success with a simple but effective version of Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s ‘Always Something There To Remind Me’. Released in 1983, it reached number 8 (the song’s h Read more

Fixx - 82% match to The Dream Academy

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Fixx - 82% match to The Dream Academy

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This durable UK new wave band originally comprised Cy Curnin (13 December 1957; vocals/guitar), Adam Woods (8 April 1953; drums), Rupert Greenall (keyboards), Jamie West-Oram (guitar) and Charlie Barret (bass). They formed at the turn of the 80s when college friends Curnin and Woods made the decision to pursue music as a full-time vocation. After advertising in the music pre Read more

Wang Chung - 81% match to The Dream Academy

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This London, England-based new wave pop band was formed from the ashes of the Intellektuals and 57 Men. Originally called Huang Chung, they comprised Jack Hues (vocals/guitar), Nick Feldman (bass) and Darren Costin (drums). After four tracks featured on two 101 Records compilation albums, they released a 1980 single, ‘Isn’t It About Time We Were On Television?’. Read more

Fiction Factory - 77% match to The Dream Academy

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
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The Blow Monkeys - 76% match to The Dream Academy

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Haircut 100 - 72% match to The Dream Academy

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Beckenham, Kent, England in 1980, Haircut 100 began on a part-time basis with a line-up comprising Nick Heyward (20 May 1961, Beckenham, Kent, England; vocals), Les Nemes (b. 5 December 1960, Croydon, Surrey, England; bass) and Graham Jones (b. 8 July 1961, Bridlington, North Yorkshire, England; guitar). Early the following year they were augmented by Memphis Blair Read more

The Bluebells - 72% match to The Dream Academy

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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This Scottish quintet was formed in 1982, and originally comprised brothers David McCluskey (13 January 1964; drums) and Ken McCluskey (b. 8 February 1962; vocals, harmonica), plus Robert ‘Bobby Bluebell’ Hodgens (b. 6 June 1959; vocals, guitar), Russell Irvine (guitar) and Lawrence Donegan (bass). The latter two were later replaced, respectively, by Craig Gannon ( Read more

Aztec Camera - 71% match to The Dream Academy

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This acclaimed band was formed in 1980 by Roddy Frame (29 January 1964, East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire, Scotland), as a vehicle for his songwriting talents. The other members, Campbell Owens (bass), and Dave Mulholland (drums), soon passed through, and a regular turnover in band members ensued while Frame put together the songs that made up 1983’s exceptionally strong Read more

Prefab Sprout - 71% match to The Dream Academy

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The intricate tales and thoughts in the lyrics of Prefab Sprout’s guiding light Paddy McAloon indicate a major songwriter. The combination of Bob Dylan imagery and Elvis Costello bluntness helped make Prefab Sprout one of the most refreshing pop bands of the late 80s and beyond.The band was formed in 1977 by Paddy McAloon (Patrick Joseph McAloon, Read more

Thomas Dolby - 71% match to The Dream Academy

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Thomas Morgan Robertson, 14 October 1958, Cairo, Egypt. Dolby is a self-taught musician/vocalist/songwriter and computer programmer. After studying meteorology and projectionism at college, he started building his own synthesizers at the age of 18. With his own hand-built PA system he acted as sound engineer on tours by the Members, Fall and the Passions. Afterwards, he co-f Read more

ABC - 65% match to The Dream Academy

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Purveyors of ‘perfect pop’ in the early 80s, ABC’s sound has always been dominated by the stunning vocal range and lyrical songwriting skills of lead singer Martin Fry (9 March 1958, Manchester, England). The band was formed after Fry had interviewed Mark White (b. 1 April 1961, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England; guitar) and Stephen Singleton (b. 17 April 1959, Sh Read more


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