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Nik Kershaw - 100% match to Paul Young

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

Howard Jones - 92% match to Paul Young

Genres: Pop / Rock Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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John Howard Jones, 23 February 1955, Southampton, Hampshire, England. Coming to prominence as a synthesizer-pop maestro in the mid-80s, Jones had been trying to succeed as a musician for almost 15 years. His childhood saw him on the move from country to country but by the time he reached his teens he was settled in High Wycombe, England. He joined his first band in 1976 and Read more

Spandau Ballet - 91% match to Paul Young

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Evolving from a school group, the Makers, these leading UK New Romantics formed in 1979 with a line-up comprising Gary Kemp (16 October 1959, Islington, London, England; guitar), his brother Martin Kemp (b. 10 October 1961, Islington, London, England; bass), Tony Hadley (b. Anthony Patrick Hadley, 2 June 1960, Islington, London, England), John Keeble (b. 6 July 1959, Islingt Read more

Thompson Twins - 86% match to Paul Young

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks Electronic & Ambient
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Culture Club - 78% match to Paul Young

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Harbingers of the so-called ‘new pop’ that swept through the UK charts in the early 80s, Culture Club was formed by Boy George (George O’Dowd, 14 June 1961, Eltham, Kent, England; vocals), Roy Hay (b. 12 August 1961, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England; guitar/keyboards), Mikey Craig (b. 15 February 1960, Hammersmith, London, England; bass) and Jon Moss (b. 11 Sep Read more

Johnny Hates Jazz - 77% match to Paul Young

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

Mr. Mister - 77% match to Paul Young

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Although formed in Phoenix, Arizona, USA soft metal artists Mr. Mister were based in Los Angeles and were the brainchild of Richard Page (16 May 1953, Keokuk, Iowa, USA; bass/vocals) and Steve George (b. 20 May 1955, Phoenix, Arizona, USA; keyboards) who had previously played together in the Pages. They were both also experienced session men, working alongside REO Speedwagon Read more

Wet Wet Wet - 77% match to Paul Young

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Scottish pop band was formed in 1982 by Marti Pellow (Mark McLachlan, 23 March 1965, Clydebank, Scotland; vocals), Graeme Clark (b. 15 April 1966, Glasgow, Scotland; bass/vocals), Neil Mitchell (b. 8 June 1965, Helensburgh, Scotland; keyboards), and Tommy Cunningham (b. 22 June 1964, Drumchapel, Glasgow, Scotland; drums). The quartet took their name from a line in the S Read more

Go West - 76% match to Paul Young

Genres: Pop / Rock Electronic & Ambient
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

Kaja Goo Goo - 76% match to Paul Young

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Level 42 - 75% match to Paul Young

Genres: Pop / Rock Electronic & Ambient Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1980 as an instrumental jazz/funk unit, heavily influenced by the music of Stanley Clarke, this UK band originally comprised Mark King (20 October 1958, Northwood, Isle of Wight, England; bass/vocals), Philip Gould (b. 28 February 1957, Hong Kong; drums), Boon Gould (b. Rowland Charles Gould, 4 March 1955, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, England; guitar) and Mike Lindup ( Read more

Alison Moyet - 73% match to Paul Young

Genres: Pop / Rock Dance Electronic & Ambient Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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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

Billy Ocean - 69% match to Paul Young

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

Robert Palmer - 69% match to Paul Young

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Television Music Videos & Concerts Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 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

Peter Cetera - 68% match to Paul Young

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Action & Adventure
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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13 September 1944, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Peter Cetera was the last musician to join the original line-up of Chicago, and he remained with that highly successful outfit through its first 17 albums as lead singer and bass player. In 1981, Cetera recorded a self-titled solo album on Full Moon Records, which only reached number 143 on the US album chart. He left the group in 1 Read more


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