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Cabaret artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good cabaret bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top cabaret bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Cabaret groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all cabaret bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest cabaret bands of all time, since the most famous cabaret artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best cabaret music.

You can click on the cabaret band names to see more information about that particular notable cabaret group. If they're near the top of the best cabaret artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top cabaret bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the cabaret band names themselves.

Use every item on this list for yours, from Chumbawamba to Josephine Baker. Every time you vote for an item you think deserves to be at the top, that item can rank higher. Show some love to your favorites like Marc Almond or Emilie Autumn.

All important, significant and iconic names in cabaret music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new cabaret bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of cabaret, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into cabaret music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good cabaret bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent cabaret bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best cabaret bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest cabaret musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular cabaret bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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Marc Almond is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Marc Almond Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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EastEnd Cabaret is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
EastEnd Cabaret Cabaret, Comedy

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Max Raabe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Max Raabe Cabaret, Orchestra, Comedy

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Emilie Autumn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Emilie Autumn Synthpop, Dark cabaret, Electronic music

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Édith Piaf is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Édith Piaf Torch song, Chanson, Cabaret

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Steam Powered Giraffe is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Steam Powered Giraffe Steampunk, Rock music, Folk music

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Ann Hampton Callaway is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists

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Maude Maggart is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Maude Maggart Cabaret

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Dagmar Krause is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Dagmar Krause Avant-progressive rock, Experimental rock, Cabaret

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Liz Callaway is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Liz Callaway Pop music, Cabaret, Jazz

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Jane Olivor is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Jane Olivor Ballad, Pop music, Rock music

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Christine Ebersole is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists

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Thomas Nöla is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Thomas Nöla Lounge music, Folk music, Post-industrial music

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Willy DeVille is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Willy DeVille Doo-wop, Americana, Rock music

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Nancy Wilson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Nancy Wilson Pop music, Cabaret, Jazz

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Russ Lorenson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Russ Lorenson Cabaret, Traditional pop music, Jazz

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The World/Inferno Friendship S... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
The World/Inferno Friendship Society Anarcho-punk, Dark cabaret, Cabaret

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Tony Monopoly is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Tony Monopoly Cabaret

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Tino Rossi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Tino Rossi Cabaret, French pop music

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Vermillion Lies is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Vermillion Lies Pop music, Folk music, Dark cabaret

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White Ghost Shivers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
White Ghost Shivers Cabaret, Jazz, Bluegrass

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Klaus Nomi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Klaus Nomi Synthpop, New Wave, Disco

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Salena Jones is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Salena Jones Cabaret, Jazz

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Enda Markey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Enda Markey Cabaret

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Chumbawamba is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Chumbawamba Rock music, World music, Dance

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Mandy Lauderdale is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Mandy Lauderdale Lounge music, Cabaret, Jazz

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Norman Nawrocki is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Norman Nawrocki Klezmer, Spoken word, Cabaret

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Codeine Velvet Club is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Codeine Velvet Club Cabaret, Alternative rock, Baroque pop

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Melanie Parry is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Melanie Parry Adult contemporary music, Cabaret, Musical theatre

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Chris Willsher is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Chris Willsher Anarcho-punk, Cabaret, Alternative rock

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Bus Station Loonies is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Bus Station Loonies Pop punk, Punk pathetique, Anarcho-punk

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May Alix is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
May Alix Cabaret, Jazz

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Frisky & Mannish is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Frisky & Mannish Pop music, Cabaret, Comedy

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Justin Bond is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Justin Bond Cabaret, Alternative rock

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Josephine Baker is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Josephine Baker Music hall, Cabaret, French pop music

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Fascinating Aïda is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Fascinating Aïda Cabaret, Satire, Comedy

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Yard Dogs Road Show is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists

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The Debutante Hour is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
The Debutante Hour Anti-folk, Cabaret

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Lola Blanc is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Lola Blanc Pop music, Rock music, Cabaret

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Kevin Quain is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Kevin Quain Cabaret, Rock noir, Rock and roll

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Bobbejaan Schoepen is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Bobbejaan Schoepen Pop music, Folk music, Cabaret

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Terri White is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Terri White Cabaret, Musical theatre, Standard

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Elisa Gabbai is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Elisa Gabbai Cabaret, Schlager music, Jazz

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Bert Visscher is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Bert Visscher Cabaret

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Barbara Lea is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Barbara Lea Swing music, Cabaret, Jazz

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The Widow's Bane is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
The Widow's Bane Gothic rock, Klezmer, Sea shanty

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Kate Michaels is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Kate Michaels Folk music, Cabaret, Musical theatre

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Jasmin Bašić is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Jasmin Bašić Opera, Sevdalinka, Cabaret

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Jacqueline Taylor is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Jacqueline Taylor Cabaret, Musical theatre

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Marina Maximilian Blumin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Marina Maximilian Blumin Pop music, Cabaret, Jazz