Eddy Grant Similar Artists

UB40 - 100% match to Eddy Grant

Genres: Pop / Rock Reggae Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Named after the form issued to unemployed people in the UK to receive benefit, UB40 are the most long-lasting proponents of crossover reggae in the UK. The multi-racial band was formed in Birmingham, England, in 1978 around the brothers Robin (25 December 1954, Birmingham, England; lead guitar/vocals) and Ali Campbell (b. Alistair Campbell, 15 February 1959, Birmingham, Engl Read more

Billy Ocean - 82% match to Eddy Grant

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Funk Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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

Musical Youth - 82% match to Eddy Grant

Genres: Pop / Rock Reggae R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed at Duddeston Manor School, Birmingham, England, this pop/reggae-influenced group featured two sets of brothers, Kelvin and Michael Grant and Junior and Patrick Waite (c.1969, d. 18 February 1993). The latter pair’s father, Frederick Waite, was a former member of Jamaican group the Techniques, and sang lead with Junior at the start of the group’s career in th Read more

Mel & Kim - 81% match to Eddy Grant

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 1980s 2000s
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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

Maxi Priest - 76% match to Eddy Grant

Genres: Reggae Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Max Alfred Elliott, 10 June 1962, Lewisham, London, England. Former carpenter Maxi Priest established himself as a hugely successful crossover reggae artist in the late 80s. Named by his mother after her fondness for Max Bygraves, Elliott took his new name upon his conversion to Rastafarianism (from Priest Levi, one of the figureheads of the 12 tribes of Israel). He made his Read more

Johnny Nash - 75% match to Eddy Grant

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Reggae Christian & Gospel Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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9 August 1940, Houston, Texas, USA. The story of Nash’s association with Bob Marley has been well documented. His background is similar to that of many Jamaican performers in that he first started singing in a church choir. By his early teens he performed cover versions of popular R&B hits of the 50s on a television show called Matinee. He enjoyed his first US chart Read more

Samantha Fox - 75% match to Eddy Grant

Genres: Pop / Rock Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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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

Fine Young Cannibals - 74% match to Eddy Grant

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Comedy Electronic & Ambient Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This sophisticated English pop trio from the Midlands appeared after the demise of the Beat in 1983. Former members Andy Cox (25 January 1956, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England; guitar) and David Steele (b. 8 September 1960, Cowes, Isle of Wight, England; bass/keyboards) invited Roland Gift (b. 28 April 1961, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England; vocals, ex-Acrylic Victims and Read more

Nik Kershaw - 74% match to Eddy Grant

Genres: Pop / Rock Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Nicolas David Kershaw, 1 March 1958, Bristol, Somerset, England. Diminutive singer-songwriter Kershaw shone brightly for a couple of years in the mid-80s UK charts before taking a more behind the scenes role in later decades.Son of a flautist father and opera singing mother, Kershaw’s first foray into the arts was as a 13-year-old student actor p Read more

Johnny Hates Jazz - 72% match to Eddy Grant

Genres: Pop / Rock Electronic & Ambient
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

Laid Back - 72% match to Eddy Grant

Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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It was the chance meeting of John Guldberg and Tim Stahl at Werner Studios in Denmark at the end of the 70s that created Laid Back. The person they were waiting for did not turn up, so rather than waste any time they had a jamming session and bonded over their love of UK pop music. Experimentation in this field lead to the release of ‘Maybe I’m Crazy’ in 1980, fo Read more

Paul Young - 68% match to Eddy Grant

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Music Videos & Concerts
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

Milli Vanilli - 66% match to Eddy Grant

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Dance
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This infamous pop duo comprised Rob Pilatus (8 June 1965, New York, USA, d. 3 April 1998, Frankfurt, Germany) who was brought up in an orphanage, and Fabrice Morvan (b. 14 May 1966), who was training to be a trampoline athlete until a fall damaged his neck. Based in Germany, they worked as dancers for various German groups, before forming their own duo combining rap and soul Read more

Aswad - 64% match to Eddy Grant

Genres: Reggae Reggae Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in west London, England, in 1975, this premier UK reggae band originally comprised Brinsley ‘Dan’ Forde (Guyana; vocals/guitar), George ‘Ras Levi’ Oban (bass), Angus ‘Drummie Zeb’ Gaye (b. London, England; drums), Donald ‘Benjamin’ Griffiths (b. Jamaica, West Indies; vocals), and Courtney Hemmings (keyboards). Taking their name Read more

Katrina & The Waves - 64% match to Eddy Grant

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This UK pop act enjoyed a major transatlantic hit with ‘Walking On Sunshine’ in 1985, but were also well-known for their original version of ‘Going Down To Liverpool’, which was successfully covered by the Bangles. The band was formed by Katrina Leskanich (Topeka, Kansas, USA; vocals), Kimberley Rew (guitar), Vince De La Cruz (b. Texas, USA; bass) and Ale Read more


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