The Quireboys really were a poor mans Faces.
Guns and Roses really became a poor mans Rolling Stones.
The Scissor Sisters started out as a poor mans Elton John.
The Verve could be called the poor mans Echo and The Bunnymen,
P J Harvey borders on the poor (wo) mans Patti Smith at points.
Ronan Keating is not even close to being the poor mans Cliff!