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Samantha Fox - 100% match to Bananarama

Genres: Pop / Rock
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15 April 1966, London, England. While studying for her O-level examinations, 16-year-old Fox was ‘discovered’ by the Sun newspaper and promoted as a topless model. Before long she became something of a British institution and a recording career beckoned. Her debut single in 1986, ‘Touch Me’ elicited almost universally favourable reviews with critics regis Read more

Sinitta - 99% match to Bananarama

Genres: Electronic & Ambient
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Sinitta Renay Malone, 19 October 1966, Seattle, Washington, USA. The daughter of singer Miquel Brown, Sinitta’s brand of manufactured disco-pop was aided by competent studio production and songwriting assistance by a variety of talent, namely the Stock, Aitken And Waterman team, plus, at various times, Ralf Rene Maue, Paul Hardcastle and James George Hargreaves. Though Read more

Kim Wilde - 96% match to Bananarama

Genres: Pop / Rock Electronic & Ambient
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Kim Smith, 18 November 1960, Chiswick, London, England. The daughter of 50s pop idol Marty Wilde and Vernons Girls’ vocalist Joyce Smith (née Baker), Kim was signed to Mickie Most’s RAK Records in 1980 after the producer heard a demo Kim recorded with her brother Ricky. Her first single, the exuberant ‘Kids In America’, composed by Ricky and co-pro Read more

Mel & Kim - 96% match to Bananarama

Genres: Pop / Rock Electronic & Ambient
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One of Stock, Aitken And Waterman’s acts, Mel (Melanie Susan Appleby, 11 July 1966, London, England, d. 19 January 1990) and sister Kim (b. Kim Appleby, 28 August 1961, London, England) were two East End, London girls with a neat line in pop dance routines. They both started their careers as models - a fact which would come back to haunt them when topless pictures of Me Read more

Sonia - 86% match to Bananarama

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Belinda Carlisle - 78% match to Bananarama

Genres: Pop / Rock Easy Listening
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Belinda Kerzcheski, 17 August 1958, Hollywood, California, USA. When the Go-Go’s broke up in 1985, Carlisle remained with the I.R.S. Records label and pursued a solo career. After the excesses of her former band, Carlisle underwent a period of physical recuperation and image remodelling - emerging as the quintessential modern young Californian female. With artistic assi Read more

Cathy Dennis - 67% match to Bananarama

Genres: Funk Pop / Rock
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25 March 1969, Norwich, Norfolk, England. Dennis displayed early vocal poise and by the age of 13 she was singing in her father’s Alan Dennis Band at Butlin’s holiday resorts. Cathy started her career proper in the mid-80s singing in a covers band where she was spotted by Dancin’ Danny D’s manager, Simon Fuller, at the time looking for a female singer to Read more

Jason Donovan - 66% match to Bananarama

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Spoken Word
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Jason Sean Donovan, 1 June 1968, Malvern, Melbourne, Australia. Donovan appeared in the Australian television soap-opera Neighbours, which, when shown on British television, commanded a considerable viewing audience of pre-pubescent/teenage girls who instantly took his character, Scott Robinson, to their hearts. His co-star Kylie Minogue had already begun to forge a career i Read more

5 Star - 63% match to Bananarama

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Easy Listening
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Alison Moyet - 58% match to Bananarama

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Genevieve Alison-Jane Moyet, 18 June 1961, Billericay, Essex, England. The former singer of the synthesizer duo Yazoo (known as Yaz in the USA), Moyet embarked on a solo career in 1983, after critics had consistently praised her outstanding natural blues voice. Her debut Alf was a superb recording produced and co-written by Tony Swain and Steve Jolley. ‘Love Resurrectio Read more

Erasure - 57% match to Bananarama

Genres: Pop / Rock Electronic & Ambient
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Keyboard player and arranger Vince Clarke (Vincent John Martin, 3 July 1960, South Woodford, London, England) had already enjoyed success as a member of Depeche Mode, Yazoo, and the Assembly when he decided to undertake a new project in 1985. The plan was to record an album with 10 different singers, but after auditioning vocalist Andy Bell (b. 25 April 1964, Peterborough, C Read more

Exposé - 55% match to Bananarama

Genres: Pop / Rock Dance R&B / Soul
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Kylie Minogue

Kylie Minogue - 55% match to Bananarama

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock Soundtracks Electronic & Ambient Holiday & Seasonal
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28 May 1968, Melbourne, Australia. Coming from a stage family, Minogue passed an audition for the Australian soap opera, Neighbours, which eventually led to her recording debut with Little Eva’s hit, ‘The Loco-Motion’. When the television series was successfully screened in Britain, prolific hit producers Stock, Aitken And Waterman intervened to mould Minogue& Read more

Jody Watley - 54% match to Bananarama

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Dance Soundtracks Television
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30 January 1959, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Formerly one third of Shalamar between 1977 and 1984, a hugely successful group of the disco era, Watley’s first professional experience had come as a dancer on the television show Soul Train. After Shalamar disbanded she made the progression to solo artist, working in a contemporary soul/urban R&B vein. Her self-titled debut Read more

Donna Summer

Donna Summer - 53% match to Bananarama

Genres: Pop / Rock Disco R&B / Soul Soundtracks Musicals & The Arts Electronic & Ambient Funk Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Disco Documentaries Easy Listening Television
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LaDonna Adrian Gaines, 31 December 1948, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Summer’s peerless hit singles ‘Love To Love You Baby’ and ‘I Feel Love’ made her the best-known of all 70s disco divas. Having sung with rock bands in Boston, the singer moved to Europe in 1968 and appeared in German versions of Hair and Porgy And Bess, later marrying Austrian actor Read more

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