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Thompson Twins - 100% match to Thomas Dolby

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Fixx - 87% match to Thomas Dolby

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This durable UK new wave band originally comprised Cy Curnin (13 December 1957; vocals/guitar), Adam Woods (8 April 1953; drums), Rupert Greenall (keyboards), Jamie West-Oram (guitar) and Charlie Barret (bass). They formed at the turn of the 80s when college friends Curnin and Woods made the decision to pursue music as a full-time vocation. After advertising in the music pre Read more

Howard Jones - 81% match to Thomas Dolby

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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John Howard Jones, 23 February 1955, Southampton, Hampshire, England. Coming to prominence as a synthesizer-pop maestro in the mid-80s, Jones had been trying to succeed as a musician for almost 15 years. His childhood saw him on the move from country to country but by the time he reached his teens he was settled in High Wycombe, England. He joined his first band in 1976 and Read more

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Heaven 17 - 80% match to Thomas Dolby

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

China Crisis - 65% match to Thomas Dolby

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

Blancmange - 62% match to Thomas Dolby

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

Bill Nelson - 57% match to Thomas Dolby

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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William Nelson, 18 December 1948, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England. Although originally noted for his innovative guitar work with Be-Bop Deluxe, Nelson’s solo releases actually form the majority of his total output. Northern Dream was a dreamy, acoustic debut, released in 1971 after he had already spent several years playing throughout his home county with pre-progres Read more

Missing Persons - 53% match to Thomas Dolby

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This 80s new wave act comprised Dale Bozzio (Dale Frances Consalvi, 2 March 1955, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; vocals), her husband Terry Bozzio (b. 27 December 1950, San Francisco, California, USA; drums/keyboards; formerly of the Frank Zappa band and UK), Warren Cuccurullo (b. 8 December 1956, Brooklyn, New York City, USA; guitar) and Patrick O’Hearn (b. 6 September 19 Read more

ABC - 52% match to Thomas Dolby

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Purveyors of ‘perfect pop’ in the early 80s, ABC’s sound has always been dominated by the stunning vocal range and lyrical songwriting skills of lead singer Martin Fry (9 March 1958, Manchester, England). The band was formed after Fry had interviewed Mark White (b. 1 April 1961, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England; guitar) and Stephen Singleton (b. 17 April 1959, Sh Read more

Japan - 52% match to Thomas Dolby

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s
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Men Without Hats - 49% match to Thomas Dolby

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Montreal, Canada, in 1980, this act was the brainchild of Ivan Doroschuk (vocals). An independent EP, Folk Of The 80s, created overseas cult interest to the extent that it was reissued on Britain’s Stiff Records, along with an edit of its ‘Antarctica’ track as a single. Composer Doroschuk fronted the most permanent line-up of the band with his brothers Read more

Naked Eyes - 49% match to Thomas Dolby

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This UK duo, comprising Peter Byrne (vocals) and Rob Fisher (5 November 1959, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, d. 25 August 1999, Surrey, England; keyboards), enjoyed considerable US success with a simple but effective version of Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s ‘Always Something There To Remind Me’. Released in 1983, it reached number 8 (the song’s h Read more

A Flock of Seagulls - 48% match to Thomas Dolby

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This new wave electro pop act from Liverpool, England, had remarkable success in the USA before finding a large following in Britain. The band originally comprised Mike Score (5 November 1957; keyboards/vocals), Ali Score (drum machine/vocals), Paul Reynolds (b. 4 August 1962; guitar) and Frank Maudsley (b. 10 November 1959; bass). Following an adventurous EP on Bill Nelson& Read more

Scritti Politti - 48% match to Thomas Dolby

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Founded by a group of Leeds, England-based art students in 1978, by the time of their first single, ‘Skank Bloc Bologna’, the nucleus of Scritti Politti was Green Gartside (Paul Julian Strohmeyer, 22 June 1956, Cardiff, Wales; vocals/guitar), Matthew Kay (keyboards) and Tom Morley (drums) and Nial Jinks (bass, departed 1980). At this stage, the band was explicitly Read more

Pete Shelley - 47% match to Thomas Dolby

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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