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Gin Blossoms - 100% match to BoDeans

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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‘A big slice of American cheese’ was how the singer of this American rock band once described their sound. Favoured sons of MTV, they had earlier attracted a fierce local following after formation in Tempe, Arizona, USA, in 1987. Their original line-up comprised Doug Hopkins (Douglas Hopkins, 11 April 1961, USA, d. 5 December 1993, Tempe, Arizona, USA; guitar), Bil Read more

Toad the Wet Sprocket - 94% match to BoDeans

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US rock band was formed in the mid-80s at high school in Santa Barbara, California, by friends Dean Dinning (9 June 1967; bass/keyboards), Randy Guss (b. 7 March 1967; drums), Todd Nichols (guitar/vocals) and Glen Phillips (b. 29 December 1970; vocals/guitar/keyboards). The unconventional name came from British television’s cult comedy series Rutland Weekend Televi Read more

The Smithereens - 89% match to BoDeans

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Influenced by the 60s pop of the Beatles, Beach Boys and the Byrds, the Smithereens formed in New Jersey, USA, in 1980. Members Jim Babjak (guitar) and Dennis Diken (drums) had played together since 1971; Mike Mesaros (bass) was recruited in 1976, and finally Pat DiNizio (vocals). After recording two EPs, they backed songwriter Otis Blackwell (‘Great Balls Of Fire’) o Read more

Big Head Todd & The Monsters - 85% match to BoDeans

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed at high school in Boulder, Colorado, USA, in 1986, this curiously monikered band put together two albums and several single releases to little outside interest. Gradually, however, songwriter Todd Park Mohr (19 October 1965; vocals, guitar), Rob Squires (b. 27 April 1965; bass) and Brian Nevin (b. 23 October 1966; drums) earned a groundswell of support after financing Read more

Better Than Ezra - 80% match to BoDeans

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This unusually named US alternative rock band was formed in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1988, by university students Kevin Griffin (1 October 1968, USA; vocals/guitar), Joel Rundell (b. USA, d. 8 August 1990, USA; guitar), Cary Bonnecaze (drums) and Tom Drummond (b. 30 June 1969; bass). They made their debut a year later with a cassette-only release, Surprise, which featured Read more

Hootie & The Blowfish - 80% match to BoDeans

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This hugely successful US quartet was formed at the University of South Carolina in 1989. They are led by Darius Rucker (13 May 1966, Charleston, South Carolina, USA), whose soulful vocals add sparkle to an otherwise fairly formulaic rock sound. The quartet is completed by Mark Bryan (b. 6 May 1967, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA; guitar, ex-Missing In Action), Dean Felber (b. Read more

David Cook - 78% match to BoDeans

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Even before his triumph over D. Archuleta in 2008’s AMERICAN IDOL “Battle of the Davids,” singer-songwriter David Cook was a post-grunge veteran, having honed his melodic, fiery style for years on various stages throughout Missouri. As a teenager, Cook formed the heavy rock outfit Axium, which swiftly ascended to Kansas City local legend status in the early 2000s Read more

Sister Hazel - 76% match to BoDeans

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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A modern pop rock quintet who built their reputation on a rugged touring schedule and stern work ethic, Sister Hazel were rewarded with a contract from Universal Records in 1997. Formed in Gainesville, Florida, USA, the band had already recorded their self-titled debut for independent label Soul Trax by this point, attracting a strong local following and critical attention from Read more

The Wallflowers - 76% match to BoDeans

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The vast majority of the initial attention surrounding US rock band the Wallflowers concerned the fact that one Jakob Luke Dylan (9 December 1969, New York City, New York, USA), the son of Bob Dylan, was their songwriter, singer and guitarist. Interest in his career was only natural, though on the evidence of the Wallflowers’ self-titled debut for Virgin Records in 1992 Read more

Shawn Mullins - 75% match to BoDeans

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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8 March 1968, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. A literate, considered songwriter in the traditions of Tom Petty, Atlanta, Georgia resident Mullins made his commercial breakthrough in 1998 with ‘Lullaby’, the lead single from that year’s Soul’s Core collection. The high visibility of ‘Lullaby’ on modern rock stations subsequently pushed the album into the Read more

Cracker - 69% match to BoDeans

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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A rowdy update of the 70s Californian folk rock fraternity, Cracker are fronted by Redlands natives David Lowery (10 October 1960, San Antonio, USA; formerly the founder of skewed rock architects Camper Van Beethoven) and fellow guitarist Johnny Hickman. Vocalist Lowery had been recording offbeat pop songs from the age of 16, issuing a number of tapes before joining covers b Read more

Blues Traveler - 67% match to BoDeans

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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New York, USA blues-rock quartet Blues Traveler are led by singer and harmonica player John Popper (29 March 1967, Cleveland, Ohio, USA). Some of the interest in the band in the mid-90s arose from the fact that Popper was a close friend of Eric Schenkman and Chris Barron, putting the pair (who subsequently formed the Spin Doctors) in contact with each other. Like the latter Read more

Edwin McCain - 64% match to BoDeans

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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20 January 1970, USA. Singer-songwriter McCain comes from Greenville, South Carolina, USA, and is considered to be one of the hardest touring musicians in rock (known to play over 300 shows a year). Attracted to soul music early on, McCain began singing when he performed in school musicals, before taking up the guitar as a teenager. After a career at the University of South Read more

Counting Crows - 59% match to BoDeans

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This San Francisco, California, USA-based adult rock band grew out of the acoustic duo Sordid Humor, formed in 1989 by Adam Duritz (1 August 1964, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; vocals) and David Bryson (b. 5 November 1961, USA; guitar). Mat Malley (b. Matthew Mark Malley, 4 July 1963, Oakland, California, USA; bass), Steve Bowman (b. 14 January 1967, USA; drums), and Charlie Gil Read more

10,000 Maniacs - 57% match to BoDeans

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US band originally comprised enigmatic vocalist Natalie Merchant (26 October 1963, Jamestown, New York, USA), backed by Robert Buck (b. 1958, Jamestown, New York, USA, d. 19 December 2000, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; guitar), John Lombardo (b. 30 September 1952; guitar), Dennis Drew (b. 8 August 1957; keyboards) and Steven Gustafson (b. 10 April 1957; bass). Merchant Read more


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