There are more than 6 bands with the name Arcadia: a British pop band, an Australian Metalcore band, an Italian industrial/thrash metal band, a Japanese power metal band , a Canadian Christian Rock band, a Latin band, a Filipino Metalcore band.
British singer-songwriter Nick Heyward had a modestly successful solo career after leaving new wave band Haircut 100, beginning with the 1983 album North Of A Miracle (#10 U.K.). This album produced three U.K. top 20 hits: Heyward's first solo hit, "Whistle Down The Wind" (#13), "Take That Situation" (#11), and "Blue Hat For A Blue Day" (#14).
Altered Images formed in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1979, with founding members Clare Grogan (vocals), Gerard “Caesar” McInulty (guitar), Johnny McElhone (bass), Tony McDaid (guitar), and Michael "Tich" Anderson (drums).
The Dream Academy were a 1980s British folk rock band, comprising singer/guitarist Nick Laird-Clowes, multi-instrumentalist (chiefly oboeist) Kate St John and keyboardist Gilbert Gabriel. They are most noted for their hit single, Life in a Northern Town.
There are at least two artists sharing the name Visage: 1) Visage is a British new romantic band formed in 1978 by Steve Strange (former member of the punk band Moors Murderers) and Rusty Egan (previously the drummer for The Rich Kids).
Animotion is a 80's New Wave/synthpop band best known for their songs Obsession (originally recorded and written by Michael Des Barres and Holly Knight of Device), Let Him Go, I Engineer and Room To Move.
The band Danny Wilson formed in 1986 in Dundee, Scotland by brothers Gary Clark (guitar/vocals), Kit Clark (guitar/vocals) and Ged Grimes (keyboards/vocals), the trio named themselves Spencer Tracy before settling on Danny Wilson - after Frank Sinatra's character in the movie Meet Danny Wilson...
Lloyd Cole and the Commotions was a British pop band that formed in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1982. Between 1984 and 1989, the band scored four UK Top 20 albums and five UK Top 40 singles. After breaking up in 1989, Lloyd Cole embarked on a solo career. The band reformed briefly in 2004 to perform a 20th anniversary mini-tour of the UK and Ireland.
The Icicle Works is an alternative rock band which formed in Liverpool, England in 1980. The band's original lineup consisted of Ian McNabb (vocals, guitar), Chris Layhe (bass, percussion) and Chris Sharrock (drums). Layhe and Sharrock left the band in 1988, but McNabb continued the band with replacement members until 1990.