The Proclaimers Similar Artists

Del Amitri - 63% match to The Proclaimers

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s
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Kirsty MacColl - 58% 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 - 56% match to The Proclaimers

Genres: 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

Wet Wet Wet - 54% 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

Texas - 44% match to The Proclaimers

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The Scottish pop band with the American name originally comprised art student and part-time hairdresser Sharleen Spiteri (7 November 1967, Glasgow, Scotland; vocals/guitar), Ally McErlaine (b. Alistair Manson McErlaine, 31 October 1968, Glasgow, Scotland; guitar), Johnny McElhone (b. 21 April 1963, Glasgow, Scotland; bass) and Stuart Kerr (b. 16 June 1963, Glasgow, Scotland; Read more

Danny Wilson - 39% match to The Proclaimers

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s
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Dexy's Midnight Runners - 37% match to The Proclaimers

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Conceived by the uncompromising Kevin Rowland (17 August 1953, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England; vocals/guitar), Dexys Midnight Runners proved one of the most original, eclectic and fascinating UK bands to achieve success in the 80s. Their career was marked by a series of broken contracts, band upheavals, total changes of image, diverse musical forays and an often bitte Read more

Fine Young Cannibals - 35% 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

Squeeze - 35% match to The Proclaimers

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Deptford, London, England in 1974, Squeeze came to prominence in the late 70s as one of the most talented of the new wave of post-punk bands. After playing for a brief period as Captain Trundlow’s Sky Company, original members Chris Difford (Christopher Henry Difford, 4 November 1954, Greenwich, London, England; guitar/vocals), Glenn Tilbrook (b. 31 August 195 Read more

The Waterboys - 35% match to The Proclaimers

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

Katrina & The Waves - 34% match to The Proclaimers

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This UK pop act enjoyed a major transatlantic hit with ‘Walking On Sunshine’ in 1985, but were also well-known for their original version of ‘Going Down To Liverpool’, which was successfully covered by the Bangles. The band was formed by Katrina Leskanich (Topeka, Kansas, USA; vocals), Kimberley Rew (guitar), Vince De La Cruz (b. Texas, USA; bass) and Ale Read more

Billy Bragg - 32% 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

Billy Joel - 32% match to The Proclaimers

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Special Interest
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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William Martin Joel, 9 May 1949, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA. Joel, a classically-trained pianist who grew up in Long Island, joined his first group, the Echoes, in 1964. Three years later he left them in favour of the Hassels, a popular Long Island act signed to United Artists Records. Joel appeared on both of their albums, The Hassels and Hour Of The Wolf, befo Read more

Fairground Attraction - 32% match to The Proclaimers

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This jazz/folk-tinged Anglo/Scottish pop band comprised Eddi Reader (Sadenia Reader, 28 August 1959, Glasgow, Scotland; vocals), Mark Nevin (b. 13 August 1959, Ebbw Vale, Wales; guitar), Simon Edwards (guitaron, a Mexican acoustic guitar-shaped bass) and Roy Dodds (drums). After art school Reader made her first musical forays as backing singer for the Gang Of Four. She moved Read more

Edwyn Collins - 31% match to The Proclaimers

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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23 August 1959, Edinburgh, Scotland. Following the collapse of Orange Juice, a band acclaimed in the UK music press but who did not enjoy commercial success, Edwyn Collins launched a solo career that has followed a similar pattern. The single ‘Don’t Shilly Shally’ was produced by Robin Guthrie of the Cocteau Twins, who handled the lighting at early Orange Juic Read more


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