The Proclaimers Similar Artists

Deacon Blue - 100% match to The Proclaimers

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Beautiful South - 67% 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

Kirsty MacColl - 54% 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

The Housemartins - 54% 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

Runrig - 47% 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

Del Amitri - 46% match to The Proclaimers

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s
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Big Country - 33% 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

Hothouse Flowers - 29% 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

The Lightning Seeds - 28% match to The Proclaimers

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Contrary to the multiples suggested by the moniker, the Lightning Seeds is the brainchild of one man, Ian Broudie (4 August 1958, Liverpool, Lancashire, England), who had gouged a significant niche in the Merseyside music scene during the 80s. Originally a member of Big In Japan - a forerunner of the likes of Echo And The Bunnymen and Teardrop Explodes, not to mention a bree Read more

The Corries - 27% 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

Kate Rusby - 23% match to The Proclaimers

Genres: Folk World Music
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1 December 1973, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England. Rusby’s warmth and authenticity have won her fans beyond the folk scene. Despite frequent comparisons with other young female folk musicians such as Eliza Carthy, she scorns the catch-all label of ‘folk babe’. Rusby’s genre-defying popularity is due in great part to her distinctive clarity and maturity Read more

Squeeze - 23% 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

Wet Wet Wet - 23% 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

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


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