The Passions Similar Artists

Altered Images - 100% match to The Passions

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1979, this Scottish pop ensemble featured Clare Grogan (17 March 1962, Glasgow, Scotland; vocals), Johnny McElhone (b. 21 April 1963, Glasgow, Scotland; bass), Tony McDaid (guitar), and Michael ‘Tich’ Anderson (drums). Even before their recorded debut, Grogan found herself cast in a film, Gregory’s Girl, by director Bill Forsyth. In 1980, Altered Ima Read more

The Comsat Angels - 63% match to The Passions

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Three major recording contracts, no hit singles, legal complications - and yet the Comsat Angels survived to make thoughtful, expressive guitar music for more than 15 years. Formed in Sheffield, England, at the end of the 70s as Radio Earth, they initially merged the zest of punk with a mature songwriting approach, using a strong keyboard element on their promising debut, Waiti Read more

China Crisis - 61% match to The Passions

Genres: Pop / Rock
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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

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The Teardrop Explodes - 60% match to The Passions

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This Liverpool, Merseyside, England-based band was assembled by vocalist Julian Cope (21 October 1957, Deri, Glamorgan, Wales), a former member of the near mythical Crucial Three, which had featured Ian McCulloch (later of Echo And The Bunnymen) and Pete Wylie (later of Wah!). The Teardrop Explodes took their name from a page in a Marvel comic and originally came together in Read more

Blancmange - 55% match to The Passions

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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This UK electro pop duo featured Neil Arthur (15 June 1958, Lancashire, England; vocals/guitar) and Steven Luscombe (b. 29 October 1954; keyboards). After debuting with an EP, Irene And Mavis, they were invited by disc jockey/entrepreneur Stevo to appear on his influential 1981 Some Bizzare compilation. This led to a contract with London Records and a synthesizer-based albu Read more

Heaven 17 - 50% match to The Passions

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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An offshoot project from the UK production company BEF, this synthpop band featured the keyboards duo Ian Craig Marsh (11 November 1956, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England) and Martyn Ware (b. 19 May 1956, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England) and vocalist Glenn Gregory (b. 16 May 1958, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England). Heaven 17’s first UK hit was the dance-orientated ‘(We Don& Read more

Lene Lovich - 45% match to The Passions

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Vocalist Lovich was one of several acts launched by the Stiff Records label in 1978. The former horror-film soundtrack screamer joined new signings Mickey Jupp, Rachel Sweet and Jona Lewie on the Be Stiff national tour, of which this charismatic performer emerged as the undoubted star. Her arresting, gypsy-like appearance, and warbled intonation was matched by a sense of pop Read more

B-Movie - 42% match to The Passions

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This post-punk keyboard and guitar combo originated from Mansfield, England. They were often falsely linked with the early 80s fad of New Romanticism. Graham Boffey (drums) and Paul Statham (guitar) were one-time members of punk band the Aborted, formed, like so many others, in the wake of the first Clash album. The duo invited Steve Hovington (vocals/bass) along to rehearsals, Read more

Tenpole Tudor - 38% match to The Passions

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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This theatrical UK punk pop band was led by the inimitable Edward Tudor-Pole (6 December 1955, London, England), who first took to the stage at the age of nine when he appeared in A Christmas Carol. After a course at Chiswick Polytechnic he went to train at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. In 1977, he joined a band called the Visitors which also included future Riverside Read more

The Flying Lizards - 37% match to The Passions

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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The brainchild of pianist David Cunningham, the Flying Lizards were a novelty UK act with a difference, taking and subverting classic pop songs in a unique and striking fashion. In the summer of 1979, they reached the UK Top 5 with an spoken, arrogant upper-middle class, English accent-version of the Berry Gordy classic, ‘Money’. The changing line-up, which included J Read more

Animotion - 34% match to The Passions

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s
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John Foxx - 32% match to The Passions

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Dennis Leigh, Chorley, Lancashire, England. Foxx moved to London in 1974 where he became a key instigator in the rise of the UK electro pop scene. He was a founder member of Ultravox, with whom he wrote, sang and dabbled in synthetic noises. Gary Numan cited Foxx as his main influence, which was some consolation for the fact that Numan was having hits when Ultravox were dro Read more

Re-Flex - 32% match to The Passions

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Japan - 31% match to The Passions

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s
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Pete Shelley - 31% match to The Passions

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Peter McNeish, 17 April 1955, Leigh, Lancashire, England. When the Buzzcocks disbanded in 1981, Shelley soon embarked on a variety of solo projects. In fact, his solo history extended before, and during, the Buzzcocks career. As one of the Invisible Girls, he helped out on John Cooper Clarke albums while the Buzzcocks were still active. Around the same time he also launched Read more

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