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Midge Ure - 100% match to Ultravox

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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James Ure, 10 October 1953, Cambuslang, Lanarkshire, Scotland. Ure worked as an apprentice engineer at the National Engineering Laboratories in East Kilbride while playing part-time with the Glasgow-based Stumble. He began his professional career as guitarist/vocalist with Salvation, a popular Glasgow-based act that evolved into Slik in 1974. By this time, he had adopted his Read more

John Foxx - 74% match to Ultravox

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Dennis Leigh, Chorley, Lancashire, England. Foxx moved to London in 1974 where he became a key instigator in the rise of the UK electro pop scene. He was a founder member of Ultravox, with whom he wrote, sang and dabbled in synthetic noises. Gary Numan cited Foxx as his main influence, which was some consolation for the fact that Numan was having hits when Ultravox were dro Read more

Visage - 62% match to Ultravox

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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A synthesizer ‘jamming’ band fronted by Steve Strange (Steve Harrington, 28 May 1959, Wales), with other members including Midge Ure (b. James Ure, 10 October 1953, Cambuslang, Lanarkshire, Scotland; guitar), Rusty Egan (b. 19 September 1957), Billy Currie (b. William Lee Currie, 1 April 1950, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England; violin), Dave Formula (keyboards), Joh Read more

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - 50% match to Ultravox

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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Classix Nouveaux - 47% match to Ultravox

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This 80s UK experimental quartet was fronted by the shaven-headed Sal Solo (5 September 1954, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England), whose uncompromising vocal style gelled uneasily with his musicians’ synthesizer dance beat. Originally appearing on Stevo’s Some Bizzare Records sample album, the group signed to Liberty Records in 1981 and recorded a series of albums, r Read more

The Human League - 44% match to Ultravox

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s
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Japan - 39% match to Ultravox

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s
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Heaven 17 - 34% match to Ultravox

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

Blancmange - 33% match to Ultravox

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

Gary Numan - 32% match to Ultravox

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Gary Anthony James Webb, 8 March 1958, Hammersmith, London, England. Originally appearing under the group name Tubeway Army, Numan enjoyed enormous success in the UK at the close of the 70s. His Kraftwerk / David Bowie -influenced electronic music saw Tubeway Army top the UK charts in May 1979 with ‘Are Friends Electric?’ By September 1979 Numan had abandoned the g Read more

Simple Minds - 30% match to Ultravox

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Timeless and epochal, Simple Minds was formed in January 1978 by Jim Kerr (9 July 1959, Glasgow, Scotland; vocals), Charlie Burchill (b. 27 November 1959, Glasgow, Scotland; guitar), Tony Donald (bass) and Brian McGee (drums). They rose out of the ashes of Glasgow punk outfit Johnny And The Self-Abusers who, in true anarchic fashion, deliberately folded on the day their debu Read more

Soft Cell - 30% match to Ultravox

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Leeds, England, in 1980 this electro pop duo features vocalist Marc Almond (Peter Mark Sinclair Almond, 9 July 1957, Southport, Lancashire, England) and synthesizer player Dave Ball (b. David Ball, 3 May 1959, Blackpool, Lancashire, England). The art school twosome came to the attention of Some Bizzare Records entrepreneur Stevo following the release of their sel Read more

A Flock of Seagulls - 29% match to Ultravox

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

Alphaville - 29% match to Ultravox

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This polished Euro rock band had its origins in the Westphalian provinces of North Germany. They came together in Münster and started their career as a trio in Enger, near Bielefeld on New Year’s Eve 1982 under the moniker Forever Young with Marian Gold (Hartwig Schierbaum, 26 May 1954, Herford, Germany; vocals), Bernhard Lloyd (b. Bernhard Gössling, 2 June 19 Read more

ABC - 26% match to Ultravox

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


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