The Pogues Similar Artists

The Dubliners - 76% match to The Pogues

Genres: Easy Listening Folk Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock World Music World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The Dubliners originally comprised Barney MacKenna (16 December 1939, Donnycarney, Dublin, Eire), Luke Kelly (b. 16 November 1940, Eire, d. 30 January 1984), Ciaron Bourke (b. 18 February 1936, Dublin, Eire, d. 10 May 1988) and former teacher Ronnie Drew (b. 18 September 1935, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Eire). They formed in 1962, in the back of O’Donoghue’s bar in Read more

Flogging Molly - 65% match to The Pogues

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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This Los Angeles, California, USA-based outfit has garnered numerous comparisons to Irish outfits such as the Pogues and Black 47, and fellow Americans the Dropkick Murphys. Formed in 1997 by Dave King (vocals/guitar; ex-Fastway), Bridget Regan (violin), Tedd Hutt (guitar), Jeff Peters (bass), George Schwindt (drums) and Toby McCallum (mandolin), Flogging Molly built a solid fo Read more

Dropkick Murphys - 52% match to The Pogues

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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From Boston, Massachusetts, USA, the Dropkick Murphys, (their name taken from a local rehab centre) initially formed in 1996 with the sole intention of jamming punk cover versions. Original members, Mike McColgan (vocals), Ken Casey (bass), Rick Barton (guitar) and Matt Kelly (drums) soon progressed to writing original material, the future live staple ‘Barroom Hero’ b Read more

The Chieftains - 43% match to The Pogues

Genres: Children's Music Holiday & Seasonal World Music World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The original Chieftains line-up - Paddy Moloney (1 August 1938, Donnycarney, Dublin, Eire; uillean pipes, tin whistle), Seán Potts (b. 1930; tin whistle), Michael Tubridy (b. 1935, Kilrush, Clare, Eire; flute, concertina, tin whistle) and Martin Fay (b. 1938, Dublin, Eire; fiddle) - met in the late 50s as members of Ceoltóirí Cualann, a folk orchestra le Read more

The Real McKenzies - 36% match to The Pogues

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Stiff Little Fingers - 35% match to The Pogues

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Irish punk band was formed from the ashes of cover outfit Highway Star. Taking their new name from a track on the Vibrators’ Pure Mania debut, Stiff Little Fingers soon attracted one of the most fervent fanbases of the era. Present at the Clash’s Belfast gig in 1977, Jake Burns (vocals/lead guitar) led Henry Cluney (rhythm guitar), Ali McMordie (bass) and Brian F Read more

Billy Bragg - 33% match to The Pogues

Genres: Folk Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Stephen William Bragg, 20 December 1957, Barking, Essex, England. Popularly known as ‘The Bard Of Barking’ (or variations of), Bragg is generally regarded as one of the most committed left-wing political performers working in popular music.After forming the ill-fated punk group Riff Raff in 1977, which released a number of singles in the lat Read more

Christy Moore - 32% match to The Pogues

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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7 May 1945, Prosperous, Co. Kildare, Eire. Moore’s beginnings were fairly typical for a solo folk performer in the 60s: playing the club circuit in Eire, subsequently doing likewise in England while in between working on building sites and road gangs. Influenced by the American styles of Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan and the British folk giant, Ewan MacColl, Moore performed Read more

The Waterboys - 30% match to The Pogues

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed by former fanzine writer Mike Scott (Michael Scott, 14 December 1958, Edinburgh, Scotland; vocals), the Waterboys evolved from Another Pretty Face, which included John Caldwell (guitar) and a frequently changing line-up from 1979-81. A series of failed projects, including the two-piece Funhouse, followed before Scott formed the Waterboys. Borrowing the name from a lin Read more

The Irish Rovers - 25% match to The Pogues

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal World Music
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Bob Dylan - 24% match to The Pogues

Genres: Blues Blues Country & Bluegrass Documentaries Folk Holiday & Seasonal Music & Radio Music Theme Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Spoken Word Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Robert Allen Zimmerman, 24 May 1941, Duluth, Minnesota, USA. Bob Dylan is without doubt one of the most influential figures in the history of popular music. He is the writer of scores of classic songs and is generally regarded as the man who brought literacy to rock lyrics.The son of the middle-class proprietor of an electrical and furniture store, as Read more

Gaelic Storm - 24% match to The Pogues

Genres: World Music
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Roger McGuinn - 24% match to The Pogues

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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James Joseph McGuinn, 13 July 1942, Chicago, Illinois, USA. After a period playing at various folk clubs in Chicago, lead guitarist Jim McGuinn briefly joined the Limeliters before accepting a job as an accompanist in the Chad Mitchell Trio in 1960. He played on two of their albums, Mighty Day On Campus and Live At The Bitter End, but after a couple of years became frustrat Read more

Richard Thompson - 22% match to The Pogues

Genres: Folk Folk Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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3 April 1949, Notting Hill, London, England. The talented Thompson forged his reputation as guitarist, vocalist, and composer with Fairport Convention which, although initially dubbed ‘England’s Jefferson Airplane’, later evolved into a seminal folk rock act through such acclaimed releases as What We Did On Our Holidays, Unhalfbricking, Liege And Leif and Full Read more

Fairport Convention - 21% match to The Pogues

Genres: Folk Folk Pop / Rock Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The unchallenged inventors and high Kings of British folk rock have struggled through tragedy and changes, retaining the name that now represents not so much who is in the band, but what it stands for.The original 1967 line-up comprised Iain Matthews (Iain Matthew McDonald, 16 June 1946, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, England; vocals), Judy Dyble (b. 13 F Read more


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