KC & The Sunshine Band Similar Artists

Kool & The Gang - 100% match to KC & The Sunshine Band

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Funk Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Disco Easy Listening R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Originally formed as a quartet, the Jazziacs, by Robert ‘Kool’ Bell (8 October 1950, Youngstown, Ohio, USA; bass), Robert ‘Spike’ Mickens (b. Jersey City, New Jersey, USA; trumpet), Ronald ‘The Captain’ Bell - later known by his Muslim name Amir Bayyan (b. 1 November 1951, Youngstown, Ohio, USA; saxophone, keyboards) and Dennis ‘D.T.’ Read more

Chic - 89% match to KC & The Sunshine Band

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Disco Funk Music Videos & Concerts Dance R&B / Soul Comedy
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Probably the band of the disco generation, Chic was built around Nile Rodgers (19 September 1952, New York, USA; guitar) and Bernard Edwards (b. 31 October 1952, Greenville, North Carolina, USA, d. 18 April 1996, Tokyo, Japan; bass). During the 60s Rodgers had played in a rock group, New World Rising, before joining the Apollo Theatre house band. Edwards had played with seve Read more

The Trammps - 88% match to KC & The Sunshine Band

Genres: Pop / Rock Disco R&B / Soul
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Sister Sledge - 86% match to KC & The Sunshine Band

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Disco Funk Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Debra (9 July 1954), Joan (b. 13 September 1956), Kim (b. 21 August 1957) and Kathy Sledge (b. 6 January 1959) were all born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. They started their recording career on the Money Back label with 1971’s ‘Time Will Tell’. A short time working as backing singers followed before the quartet enjoyed a series of minor R& Read more

Tavares - 86% match to KC & The Sunshine Band

Genres: R&B / Soul Funk Pop / Rock Soundtracks Disco
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This US group was formed in 1964 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA. The line-up comprised five brothers, Ralph (10 December 1948), Antone ‘Chubby’, Feliciano ‘Butch’, Arthur ‘Pooch’ and Perry Lee ‘Tiny’ Tavares. Originally known as Chubby And The Turnpikes, the group assumed its family’s surname in 1969. Although they lacked a di Read more

Hot Chocolate - 78% match to KC & The Sunshine Band

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Soundtracks Disco Funk
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This highly commercial UK pop act was formed in Brixton, London, by percussionist Patrick Olive (22 March 1947, Grenada, Lesser Antilles), guitarist Franklyn De Allie and drummer Ian King. Songwriter and vocalist Errol Brown (b. 12 November 1948, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies) and bass player Tony Wilson (b. 8 October 1947, Trinidad, West Indies) and pianist Larry Ferguson Read more

Village People - 76% match to KC & The Sunshine Band

Genres: Disco Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Television Musicals & The Arts
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The Village People from New York City, USA, were a concept before they were a group. The brainchild of French record producer Jacques Morali (d. 15 November 1991, Paris, France), the troupe was assembled in 1977. Morali, who had been enjoying great success on the disco charts with the Ritchie Family, intended to create a camp rock ‘n’ roll/dance act that would flaunt Read more

A Taste Of Honey - 75% match to KC & The Sunshine Band

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Funk
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Silver Convention - 72% match to KC & The Sunshine Band

Genres: Disco Funk
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This studio group was created by Munich-based producers Silvester Levay and Michael Kunze. After scoring a UK hit in 1975 with ‘Save Me’, they went on to reach number 1 in the USA with ‘Fly, Robin, Fly’. The international fame persuaded the duo to audition some female singers to adopt the Silver Convention name and the lucky trio were Linda Thompson (ex-Les Read more

George McCrae - 69% match to KC & The Sunshine Band

Genres: R&B / Soul Disco Pop / Rock Dance
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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19 October 1944, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA. A member of a vocal group, the Stepbrothers, while at elementary school, McCrae later joined the Jivin’ Jets. This unit broke up on his induction into the US Navy, but was re-formed by the singer on completing his service in 1967. McCrae’s wife, Gwen McCrae, joined the line-up, but after six months the couple began wo Read more

Wild Cherry - 69% match to KC & The Sunshine Band

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Television
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Wild Cherry’s claim to fame was the US number 1 and UK Top 10 funky dance single, ‘Play That Funky Music’, in 1976 has probably outlived the name of its creators in the minds of most fans. Wild Cherry was a white quintet formed that year in Steubenville, Ohio, USA. Its original membership comprised Robert Parissi (guitar/vocals) and other musicians although they Read more

Lipps Inc. - 65% match to KC & The Sunshine Band

Genres: Pop / Rock Disco Funk R&B / Soul
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Anita Ward - 63% match to KC & The Sunshine Band

Genres: Disco Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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20 December 1957, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Ward enjoyed one international number 1 single during her career, a light disco song called ‘Ring My Bell’ in 1979. Initially a gospel singer, she was introduced to Memphis artist/producer Frederick Knight. Knight signed Ward to his own Juana label, affiliated with Florida’s successful TK Records, and they recorded an Read more

Earth, Wind & Fire - 63% match to KC & The Sunshine Band

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Funk R&B / Soul Action & Adventure Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Easy Listening Music Theme Television
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The origins of this imaginative US group date back to the 60s and Chicago’s black music session circle. Drummer Maurice White (19 December 1941, Memphis, Tennessee, USA) appeared on sessions for Etta James, Fontella Bass, Billy Stewart and more, before joining the Ramsey Lewis Trio in 1965. He left four years later to form the Salty Peppers, which prepared the way for a Read more

Rick James - 62% match to KC & The Sunshine Band

Genres: R&B / Soul Funk Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Soundtracks Pop / Rock Music & Radio
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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James Ambrose Johnson, 1 February 1948, Buffalo, New York, USA, d. 6 August 2004, Los Angeles, California, USA. The nephew of Temptations vocalist Melvin Franklin, James pioneered a crossover style between R&B and rock in the mid-60s. Having fled to Canada after going AWOL from the US Naval Reserve, in 1965 he formed the Mynah Birds with two future members of the Buffalo Read more

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