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Paul Young - 100% match to Wet Wet Wet

Genres: Pop / Rock
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

T'Pau - 78% match to Wet Wet Wet

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1986, this UK band began as a songwriting partnership between vocalist Carol Decker (10 September 1957, England) and guitarist Ronnie Rogers (b. 13 March 1959, Shrewsbury, England). While recording a demonstration disc, they were joined by session musicians Michael Chetwood (b. 26 August 1954, Shrewsbury, England; keyboards), Paul Jackson (b. 8 August 1961; bass) a Read more

M People - 73% match to Wet Wet Wet

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient
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

Johnny Hates Jazz - 69% match to Wet Wet Wet

Genres: 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

Wham! - 68% match to Wet Wet Wet

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Generally acknowledged as the most commercially successful English pop group of the 80s, the Wham! duo first performed together in ska-influenced school band, the Executive. George Michael (Georgios (Yorgos) Kyriacos Panayiotou, 25 June 1963, East Finchley, London, England) and Andrew Ridgeley (b. 26 January 1963, Windlesham, Surrey, England) streamlined the group and in 198 Read more

Living in a Box - 65% match to Wet Wet Wet

Genres: Pop / Rock
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

Go West - 64% match to Wet Wet Wet

Genres: 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

Hue & Cry - 64% match to Wet Wet Wet

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Brothers Patrick (10 March 1964, Coatbridge, Strathclyde, Scotland) and Gregory Kane (b. 11 September 1966, Coatbridge, Strathclyde, Scotland) formed Hue And Cry in 1986. Patrick writes the lyrics and provides the vocals, while his brother concentrates on writing music, and plays piano and keyboards. Although they initially used session players both on stage and in the studi Read more

The Christians - 62% match to Wet Wet Wet

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This UK band was formed in Liverpool in 1984 by Henry Priestman (21 June 1955, Hull, Humberside, England; keyboards, ex-Yachts; It’s Immaterial) and brothers Roger (b. 13 February 1950, Merseyside, England), Russell (b. 8 July 1956, Merseyside, England) and Garry Christian (b. 27 February 1955, Merseyside, England; vocals). Up until then, the brothers, who came from a f Read more

Bros - 53% 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

Feargal Sharkey - 52% match to Wet Wet Wet

Genres: 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

Louise - 52% match to Wet Wet Wet

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Louise Nurding, 4 November 1974, Croydon, Surrey, England. After two successful years with Eternal, Nurding (now billed simply as Louise) took the risky step of embarking on a solo career when Eternal were at their chart-topping peak. Remaining at EMI Records, the gamble paid off when her debut single ‘Light Of My Life’ reached number 8 in the UK in October 1995. A Read more

Billy Ocean - 51% match to Wet Wet Wet

Genres: 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

The Communards - 51% match to Wet Wet Wet

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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After leaving Bronski Beat in the spring of 1985, vocalist Jimmy Somerville (James Somerville, 22 June 1961, Glasgow, Scotland) teamed up with the classically trained pianist Richard Coles (b. 23 June 1962, Northampton, England) to form the Committee. When a rival group laid claim to that name, they became the Communards, a title borrowed from a nineteenth-century group of F Read more

Irene Cara - 47% match to Wet Wet Wet

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 2000s
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Irene T Escalera, 18 March 1959, New York City, New York, USA. Having spent most of her childhood as a successful actor, singer and dancer, Cara’s role as Coco Hernandez in the 1980 Alan Parker movie Fame was tailor-made. Based around the lives, loves and ambitions of students at the New York School of Performing Arts, Cara’s rendition of the jubilant title song wa Read more


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