Sophisti-pop

General information

Sophisti-pop was a sub-genre of pop that flourished in the UK between the mid-1980s and early 1990s, incorporating elements of soft rock, jazz, new wave, and blue-eyed soul. The genre made extensive use of electronic keyboards, synthesizers, and polished arrangements, particularly horn sections.

Stylus suggested that acts were influenced by the work of Roxy Music and Bryan Ferry's solo work. According to Allmusic, major artists included Sade, The Style Council, Basia, Swing Out Sister, Prefab Sprout, and the early work of Everything but the Girl.

(from the article Sophisti-pop of Wikipedia)

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List of sophisti-pop musicians

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Arthur Baker and the Backbeat Disciples
Aztec Camera
Basia
The Blow Monkeys
The Blue Nile
Breathe
Brother Beyond
The Christians
Climie Fisher
Curiosity Killed the Cat
Danny Wilson
Double
Everyday People
Everything but the Girl
Floy Joy
Giant Steps
Go West
Hipsway
Hue and Cry
Johnny Hates Jazz
Level 42
Living in a Box
Matt Bianco
Orange Juice
Prefab Sprout
Sade
Scarlett and Black
Scritti Politti
Simply Red
Swing Out Sister
Spandau Ballet
The Style Council
Ten Sharp
Waterfront
Wax
Wet Wet Wet
When in Rome

Taken from Category: Sophisti-pop musical groups of Wikipedia.

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