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Chris Rea - 100% match to Chris Isaak

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Christopher Anton Rea, 4 March 1951, Middlesbrough, North Riding of Yorkshire, England. Rea is a singer-songwriter and guitarist with a wide following throughout Europe. Of Irish/Italian parentage, he grew up in the north-east of England where his family owned an ice cream parlour. Rea’s first band was Magdalene, a local band in which he replaced David Coverdale, who ha Read more

Bryan Ferry - 93% match to Chris Isaak

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Spoken Word Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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26 September 1945, Washington, Co. Durham, England. Ferry began his musical career in local group the Banshees, following which he enrolled at Newcastle-upon-Tyne University where he formed R&B group the Gas Board, whose ranks included Graham Simpson and John Porter. After studying Fine Art under Richard Hamilton, Ferry briefly worked as a pottery teacher before forming Read more

Mark Knopfler

Mark Knopfler - 80% match to Chris Isaak

Genres: Pop / Rock Comedy Soundtracks Country & Bluegrass Drama Music Videos & Concerts Special Interest World Music
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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12 August 1949, Glasgow, Scotland. This homely ex-teacher was UK band Dire Straits main asset through his skill as a composer, a tuneful if detached vocal style - and a terse, resonant fretboard dexterity admired by Eric Clapton and Chet Atkins, both of whom sought his services for studio and concert projects in the 80s. Courted also by movie directors to score incidental mu Read more

Simple Minds - 74% match to Chris Isaak

Genres: Pop / Rock Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 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

Billy Idol

Billy Idol - 71% match to Chris Isaak

Genres: Pop / Rock Comedy Drama Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Soundtracks Television Electronic & Ambient Music & Radio Documentaries
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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William Michael Albert Broad, 30 November 1955, Stanmore, Middlesex, England. While studying English Literature at Sussex University, Broad became involved with the ‘Bromley contingent’ followers of the Sex Pistols. Inspired by the energy of punk, he formed his own group, Chelsea, in 1976. The original outfit was short-lived and Billy Idol, as he was now known, nex Read more

John Hiatt - 68% match to Chris Isaak

Genres: Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Blues Kids & Family Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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20 August 1952, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. The archetypal musicians’ musician, John Hiatt is a powerful singer, guitarist and talented songwriter whose material has been recorded by various acts, including Dr. Feelgood, Searchers, Iggy Pop, Three Dog Night, Desert Rose Band, Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan, Nick Lowe, Rick Nelson and the Neville Brothers. Hiatt started out in Read more

Sting

Sting - 68% match to Chris Isaak

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Sci-Fi / Fantasy Musicals & The Arts Documentaries Holiday & Seasonal Folk Horror Jazz Music & Radio Drama Action & Adventure Classical Funk Holiday & Seasonal Mystery / Thriller Soundtracks Television Reggae
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, 2 October 1951, Wallsend, Northumberland, England. Sting’s solo career began in 1982, two years before the break-up of the Police, for whom he was lead singer and bass player. In that year he starred in the film Brimstone And Treacle and from it released a version of the 30s ballad, ‘Spread A Little Happiness’, composed by Vivian Read more

Chris De Burgh - 66% match to Chris Isaak

Genres: Pop / Rock Comedy Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Christopher John Davison, 15 October 1948, Argentina. The son of a UK diplomat, De Burgh began writing pop songs while studying at Trinity College in Dublin. After being signed to A&M Records, he was pushed out as support act for Supertramp, when they were enjoying massive success in 1975. His debut Far Beyond These Castle Walls was inspired by his family home in Ireland Read more

J.J. Cale - 66% match to Chris Isaak

Genres: Pop / Rock Blues Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Jean W. Cale, 5 December 1938, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA. This mercurial artist was raised in Tulsa and first began performing professionally in the 50s as guitarist in a western swing group. With the advent of rock ‘n’ roll he led his own group, Johnnie Cale And The Valentines, before making an unsuccessful foray into country music. In 1964, Cale settled in Los Read more

Pretenders - 64% match to Chris Isaak

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Soundtracks Doo Wop Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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The Pretenders - 64% match to Chris Isaak

Genres: Pop / Rock Doo Wop R&B / Soul Music Videos & Concerts Soundtracks Holiday & Seasonal Children's Music Dance
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Chrissie Hynde (17 September 1951, Akron, Ohio, USA) came to England to seek her fortune in 1973. After meeting with New Musical Express writer and future boyfriend Nick Kent, she joined the paper and gained entrance into the world of rock. During her pre-Pretenders days she worked at Malcolm McLaren’s shop, SEX, played with Chris Spedding in France, and moved back to A Read more

Zucchero - 64% match to Chris Isaak

Genres: Pop / Rock World Music Latin Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Classical
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Adelmo Fornaciari, 25 September 1955, Roncocesi, Reggio Emilia, Italy. Fornaciari was given the nickname Zucchero (‘Sugar’) as a child. He trained as a veterinary surgeon at Bologna University where a black American student taught him guitar and introduced him to soul music. Singing in a style reminiscent of Joe Cocker, Zucchero formed his own band in the late 70s Read more

Bonnie Raitt

Bonnie Raitt - 63% match to Chris Isaak

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Blues Music Videos & Concerts Documentaries Kids & Family Musicals & The Arts Blues Folk Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Television
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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8 November 1949, Burbank, California, USA. Born into a musical family, her father, John Raitt, starred in Broadway productions of Oklahoma! and Carousel. Having learned guitar as a child, Raitt became infatuated with traditional blues, although her talent for performing did not fully flourish until she attended college in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Raitt initially opened for Read more

Dire Straits - 62% match to Chris Isaak

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Special Interest World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Few groups can claim to be synonymous with a lifestyle, but Dire Straits are an exception, whether they like it or not. Brothers In Arms, released in 1985, established them as the first real darlings of the compact disc 20-something generation that grew out of the boom years of the 80s. Their accessible, traditional blues-based music made them perfect for the massive, mature, r Read more

Robert Palmer - 62% match to Chris Isaak

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Reggae Soundtracks Television
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Alan Palmer, 19 January 1949, Batley, Yorkshire, England, d. 26 September 2003, Paris, France. Britain’s leading ‘blue-eyed soul’ singer served a musical apprenticeship over four decades in which time he participated in many different styles of music. Palmer spent much of his childhood in Malta where his father was serving in the navy. The family moved back to Read more

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