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No Mercy - 88% match to East 17

Genres: Pop / Rock Dance
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Boyzone - 86% match to East 17

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks Holiday & Seasonal
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The natural inheritors to Take That’s ‘boy band’ throne in the mid-90s, this quintet of unaffected young Irish men was tailored for mainstream success by Polydor Records and their manager, promoter Louis Walsh. After auditions Keith Duffy (1 October 1974, Dublin, Eire) was recruited from his job as a mechanic, Shane Lynch (b. 3 July 1976, Dublin, Eire) from an Read more

Take That - 85% match to East 17

Genres: Pop / Rock Dance Music & Radio
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Formed in Manchester, England, this vocal group probably came closest to emulating the Beatles’ legacy of phenomenal mass popularity. Teen pop can be a fickle career, but one similarity they displayed in common with their Liverpool cousins was the rare ability to unite both young and middle-aged music fans. The group was astutely managed by Nigel Martin-Smith and led by le Read more

Snap - 82% match to East 17

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock Urban & Rap
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Five - 81% match to East 17

Genres: Pop / Rock
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This UK pop quintet (originally spelled 5ive) enjoyed widespread success in the late 90s with their polished, hip-hop inspired sound. Ritchie Neville (Richard Neville Dobson, 23 August 1979, Solihull, Birmingham, West Midlands, England), Scott Robinson (b. 22 November 1979, Basildon, Essex, England), Richard ‘Abs’ Breen (b. Richard Abidin Breen, 29 June 1979, Enfie Read more

La Bouche - 80% match to East 17

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock
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This German-based pop/dance act, comprising American vocalists Lane McCray Jnr. and Melanie Thornton (1967, USA, d. 24 November 2001, Switzerland), achieved instant success when their debut single, ‘Sweet Dreams’, became a European bestseller and topped the German charts, selling over half a million copies in the process. An accompanying album of the same title was Read more

Right Said Fred - 80% match to East 17

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
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This camp UK pop act comprises the bald pated Fairbrass brothers Richard (22 September 1953, East Grinstead, Sussex, England) and Fred (b. Christopher Abbott Bernard Fairbrass, 2 November 1956, East Grinstead, Sussex, England). Fred, who failed trials for Chelsea and Fulham football clubs, had formerly toured with Bob Dylan and played with Then Jerico in 1989. He had also ap Read more

Wet Wet Wet - 80% match to East 17

Genres: Pop / Rock
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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

Culture Beat - 79% match to East 17

Genres: Dance
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Euro-dance sensations created by Torsten Fenslau (d. November 1993, Darmstadt, Germany) in 1989 by putting together the more visual duo of Jay Supreme and Tania Evans. Fenslau had begun his career DJing at the Dorian Gray club at Frankfurt Airport, also working on Hessen State radio presenting the Club Night and Maxi-Mix shows. He subsequently moved into production, scoring a s Read more

M People - 79% match to East 17

Genres: Pop / Rock Dance R&B / Soul
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The key force behind this popular pop/dance crossover outfit was Mike Pickering (Michael Duncan Pickering, 24 February 1958, Accrington, Lancashire, England; keyboards/programming), a former DJ at the Factory Records’ owned Haçienda club in Manchester. His activities there once encouraged The Face magazine to proclaim him as ‘England’s most revered DJ&# Read more

Jona Lewie - 73% match to East 17

Genres: Pop / Rock Easy Listening
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John Lewis, 14 March 1947, Southampton, Hampshire, England. A former session pianist and member of pub-rock band Brett Marvin And The Thunderbolts (and their alter ego Terry Dactyl And The Dinosaurs, who enjoyed a UK number 2 hit in 1972 with ‘Seaside Shuffle’), Lewie was one of several unconventional artists signed to the Stiff Records label at the end of the 70s. Read more

C+C Music Factory - 66% match to East 17

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Dance
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Another Level - 65% match to East 17

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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This UK male vocal quartet’s urban R&B-flavoured pop proved a big success on the UK charts in the late 90s. The band, comprising former Brit School alumni Dane Bowers (28 November 1979) and Wayne Williams (b. 20 January 1977) alongside Bobak Kianoush (b. 1 November 1978) and Mark Baron (b. 18 August 1974), were keen not to be misinterpreted as another manufactured b Read more

Ace of Base - 63% match to East 17

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock
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This Swedish pop band achieved their breakthrough in 1993 with the Denniz Pop -produced worldwide number 1, ‘All That She Wants’. The comparisons to a fellow Swedish band seemed obvious - two female vocalists, one blonde, one brunette, and two male musicians, playing catchy dance-inflected pop music. The band, who originally recorded as Tech Noir, was formed by two si Read more

Jason Donovan - 62% match to East 17

Genres: Pop / Rock Spoken Word Vocals Electronic & Ambient
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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

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