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Paul Young - 93% match to Wet Wet Wet

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Paul Anthony Young, 17 January 1956, Luton, Bedfordshire, England. Prior to his major success as a solo artist, Young was a former member of Streetband, who made the UK charts in 1978 with the novelty record ‘Toast’. He was then part of the much-loved Q-Tips, a band that did much to preserve an interest in 60s soul and R&B. As the Q-Tips collapsed from exhausti Read more

Go West - 88% match to Wet Wet Wet

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Peter Cox (17 November 1955, London, England; vocals) and Richard Drummie (b. 20 March 1959, England; guitar, keyboard, vocals) were a songwriting partnership before forming Go West in 1982. The publishers, ATV Music, had teamed them up to write with artists such as Peter Frampton and David Grant. Chrysalis Records signed the duo and the result was a string of quality pop ro Read more

Climie Fisher - 84% match to Wet Wet Wet

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This UK songwriting duo featured Simon Climie (7 April 1960, Fulham, London, England; vocals/keyboards) and Rob Fisher (b. 5 November 1959, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, d. 25 August 1999, England; keyboards). Climie was a songwriter and Fisher had been one half of the duo Naked Eyes with Pete Byrne who had had a US Top 10 hit with a cover of ‘Always Something T Read more

Curiosity Killed the Cat - 77% match to Wet Wet Wet

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Johnny Hates Jazz - 77% match to Wet Wet Wet

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Purveyors of super-slick pop, this UK band derived their unusual name from a friend called Johnny who, literally, did not like jazz. The line-up featured Calvin Hayes (England; keyboards/drums), Mike Nocito (b. 5 August 1963, Wiesbaden, Germany; guitar/bass) and Clark Datchler (b. England; vocals/keyboards), the son of former Stargazers member Fred Datchler. Datchler was lat Read more

Richard Marx - 74% match to Wet Wet Wet

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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16 September 1963, Chicago, Illinois, USA. This singer-songwriter began his career at the age of five, singing on US advertising jingles written by his father. This became his professional vocation until he moved to Los Angeles and worked as a session vocalist in the studio for Lionel Richie, Madonna and Whitney Houston. He also established himself as a songwriter, co-writin Read more

Billy Ocean - 73% match to Wet Wet Wet

Genres: Funk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Leslie Sebastian Charles, 21 January 1950, Trinidad, West Indies. Raised in England, Ocean worked as a session singer simultaneously with his employment at the Dagenham Ford Motor Company plant, before being signed by the GTO label as a solo artist. His early UK hits included the number 2 singles ‘Love Really Hurts Without You’ (1976) and ‘Red Light Spells Dan Read more

Living in a Box - 73% match to Wet Wet Wet

Genres: Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Sheffield, England-based pop band comprised Richard Darbyshire (8 March 1960, Stockport, Cheshire, England; vocal/guitars, ex-Zu Zu Sharks), Marcus Vere (b. 29 January 1962; keyboards) and Anthony Critchlow (drums). Their first single, the self-referential, ‘Living In A Box’ was a UK Top 10 and US Top 20 hit in the spring of 1987 and further successes followed Read more

M People - 72% match to Wet Wet Wet

Genres: Dance
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The key force behind this popular pop/dance crossover outfit was Mike Pickering (Michael Duncan Pickering, 24 February 1958, Accrington, Lancashire, England; keyboards/programming), a former DJ at the Factory Records’ owned Haçienda club in Manchester. His activities there once encouraged The Face magazine to proclaim him as ‘England’s most revered DJ&# Read more

Bros - 70% match to Wet Wet Wet

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Twins Matthew and Luke Goss (29 September 1968, London, England), along with school friend Craig Logan (b. 22 April 1969, Fife, Scotland), formed a group called Cavier before changing the name to Bros. After securing the services of Pet Shop Boys manager Tom Watkins and producer Nicky Graham, they scraped into the lower regions of the UK charts in 1987 with ‘I Owe You N Read more

Gabrielle - 70% match to Wet Wet Wet

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Level 42 - 66% match to Wet Wet Wet

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1980 as an instrumental jazz/funk unit, heavily influenced by the music of Stanley Clarke, this UK band originally comprised Mark King (20 October 1958, Northwood, Isle of Wight, England; bass/vocals), Philip Gould (b. 28 February 1957, Hong Kong; drums), Boon Gould (b. Rowland Charles Gould, 4 March 1955, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, England; guitar) and Mike Lindup ( Read more

Mike + The Mechanics - 66% match to Wet Wet Wet

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Mike Rutherford (2 October 1950, Guildford, Surrey, England; bass) formed Mike And The Mechanics in 1985, during a pause in the career of Genesis while vocalist Phil Collins was engrossed in his solo career. The original line-up comprised Paul Carrack (b. 22 April 1951, Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England; vocals/keyboards, ex-Ace) and Paul Young (b. 17 June 1947, W Read more

Paul Carrack - 66% match to Wet Wet Wet

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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22 April 1951, Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England. Justified success finally arrived for keyboard/vocalist Paul Carrack during the late 80s. As an unassuming personality, it seemed that he would only be remembered as the man who sang ‘How Long’. This memorable pop song from pub-rock band Ace took Carrack’s voice into the UK Top 20 in 1974, and to num Read more

Feargal Sharkey - 63% match to Wet Wet Wet

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Sean Feargal Sharkey, 13 August 1958, Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Sharkey first found fame as the lead singer of the Undertones, whose singles provided some of the best punk pop of the late 70s. The band eventually fell apart in 1983, after which Sharkey teamed up with Vince Clarke in the short-lived Assembly. The plaintive ‘Never Never’ was a Top 5 hit for the Read more


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