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Deacon Blue - 100% match to The Proclaimers

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Housemartins - 64% match to The Proclaimers

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1984, this UK pop band originally comprised Paul Heaton (9 May 1962, West Kirby, Cheshire, England; vocals/guitar), Stan Cullimore (b. Ian Cullimore, 6 April 1962, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England; bass), Ted Key (b. 1 July 1960, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England; bass, ex-Gargoyles), and Hugh Whitaker (b. 18 May 1961, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englan Read more

The Beautiful South - 55% match to The Proclaimers

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This highly literate adult pop band arose from the ashes of the Housemartins. The line-up originally featured vocalists Paul Heaton (9 May 1962, West Kirby, Cheshire, England) and David Hemingway (b. 20 September 1960, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England) from Hull’s self-proclaimed ‘Fourth Best Band’. In reference to their previous dour northern image, He Read more

Del Amitri - 48% match to The Proclaimers

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s
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Runrig - 48% match to The Proclaimers

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Scottish band emerged from a folk background to enjoy a strong commercial profile in the UK pop charts during the late 80s and early 90s. By combining national and cultural pride with stadium rock appeal, Runrig has helped alert the world to Scottish popular music and traditions without a hint of compromise.Runrig made its debut - as the Run Rig Dan Read more

Kirsty MacColl - 32% match to The Proclaimers

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 October 1959, England, d. 18 December 2000, Mexico. The daughter of the celebrated folk singer Ewan MacColl, Kirsty enjoyed success in her own right as an accomplished songwriter and pop vocalist. Originally signed to Stiff Records as a 16-year-old after they heard her singing with punk outfit the Drug Addix, she was most unfortunate not to secure a massive hit with the e Read more

Big Country - 31% match to The Proclaimers

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Stuart Adamson (William Stuart Adamson, 11 April 1958, Manchester, England, d. 16 December 2001, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA; guitar/vocals) formed Big Country in June 1981 upon his departure from Scottish new wave outfit the Skids. His first recruit was childhood friend Bruce Watson (b. 11 March 1961, Timmins, Ontario, Canada; guitar), but early plans to work solely as a studio e Read more

Eddi Reader - 21% match to The Proclaimers

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Sadenia Reader, 28 August 1959, Glasgow, Scotland. Formerly lead singer of Fairground Attraction, Reader has enjoyed an acclaimed solo career throughout the 90s and into the new millennium, always taking care to select complementary musicians and material, partly as a result of her previous chastening experience of the music industry.Having spent eigh Read more

Billy Bragg - 20% match to The Proclaimers

Genres: 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

The Corries - 19% match to The Proclaimers

Genres: World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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One of Scotland’s most popular and enduring British folk acts, the Corries rose to prominence during the mid-60s when founder member Bill Smith (guitar/vocals) was joined by Ronnie Browne (guitar/vocals) and Roy Williamson (1937, d. 12 August 1990; guitar, vocals, concertina, harmonica, bodhran, kazoo, mandolin). Initially known as the Corrie Folk Trio, their early rele Read more

Status Quo - 18% match to The Proclaimers

Genres: Documentaries Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The much-loved Status Quo have carved a large niche in music history by producing uncomplicated, unpretentious and infectious rock music. The origins of this durable and now-legendary attraction lie in the Spectres, a London-based beat outfit. Founder members Francis Rossi (29 May 1949, Forest Hill, London, England; guitar, vocals) and Alan Lancaster (b. Alan Charles Lancast Read more

The Saw Doctors - 18% match to The Proclaimers

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Originating in Tuam, County Galway, Eire, the Saw Doctors continue the practice of rock reacquainting itself with traditional Gaelic music. Inspired by the madcap antics of the Pogues, et al, the medium is a furious medley of traditional and modern instruments, meshing together in boozy sing alongs or sombre ballads that are best experienced live.The Saw Read more

Hothouse Flowers - 17% match to The Proclaimers

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This folk-inspired Irish rock band, who took their name from the title of a Wynton Marsalis album, are based around the nucleus of vocalist and keyboard player Liam O Maonlai (7 November 1964, Dublin, Eire) and guitarist Fiachna O Braonain. The pair played in a punk band called Congress, before performing as the Incomparable Benzini Brothers. The duo busked in their native D Read more

Wet Wet Wet - 17% match to The Proclaimers

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Scottish pop band was formed in 1982 by Marti Pellow (Mark McLachlan, 23 March 1965, Clydebank, Scotland; vocals), Graeme Clark (b. 15 April 1966, Glasgow, Scotland; bass/vocals), Neil Mitchell (b. 8 June 1965, Helensburgh, Scotland; keyboards), and Tommy Cunningham (b. 22 June 1964, Drumchapel, Glasgow, Scotland; drums). The quartet took their name from a line in the S Read more

Fine Young Cannibals - 16% match to The Proclaimers

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This sophisticated English pop trio from the Midlands appeared after the demise of the Beat in 1983. Former members Andy Cox (25 January 1956, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England; guitar) and David Steele (b. 8 September 1960, Cowes, Isle of Wight, England; bass/keyboards) invited Roland Gift (b. 28 April 1961, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England; vocals, ex-Acrylic Victims and Read more


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