Bands/Musicians List of Famous Bands from Adelaide

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List of Adelaide bands, listed by their level of fame. This Adelaide musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Adelaide bands are included, as well as many Adelaide musicians of underground status. This list of Adelaide musical artists includes information like what genre the artist falls under, what albums they've put out and more. If you want to know more about these famous Adelaide bands you can click on their names to learn more about them. Bands from every genre are listed here, including rock, pop, hip-hop/rap, jazz, and more.

Bands on this list include Sia Furler and I Killed the Prom Queen.

If you're wondering, "What bands are from Adelaide?" or "What is a list of Adelaide bands?" then this list will answer your questions. (42 items)

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Sia Furler is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Adelaide
Pop music, Trip hop, Dance-pop Sia Kate Isobelle Furler, better known mononymously as Sia, is an Australian singer, songwriter and music video director. Musically and artistically precocious from an early age, Sia became ...more

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I Killed the Prom Queen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Adelaide
Deathcore, Metalcore, Heavy metal I Killed the Prom Queen is an Australian metalcore band which formed in 2000. The band featured prominently on the Australian live music scene and toured the USA, Japan and parts of Europe ...more

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MC Pressure is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Adelaide
Hip hop music, Australian hip hop Daniel Smith, better known by his stage name MC Pressure or simply as Pressure, is one of the MCs of the hip hop group the Hilltop Hoods, formed in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.

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Cold Chisel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Adelaide
Pub rock, Rock music, Rock and roll Cold Chisel is a rock band that originated in Adelaide, Australia. It had chart success from the late 70s up until their most recent album releases since 2011, with nine albums making the ...more

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Paul Kelly is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Adelaide
Folk music, Folk rock, Acoustic music Paul Maurice Kelly is an Australian rock music singer-songwriter, guitarist, and harmonica player. He has performed solo, and has led numerous groups, including the Dots, the Coloured Girls, and ...more

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Stargazer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Adelaide
Technical death metal, Black metal, Heavy metal

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Misery's Omen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Adelaide
Progressive metal, Black metal, Heavy metal

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Mark Holden is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Adelaide
Pop music, Rock music Mark Holden is an Australian singer, actor, television personality and now barrister. He was one of a panel of three original judges on the television series Australian Idol and the first series ...more

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The Angels is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Adelaide
Pub rock, Punk rock, Hard rock The Angels are an Australian rock band that formed in Adelaide, South Australia, in 1974. The band later relocated to Sydney and enjoyed huge local success, clocking up hit singles across four ...more

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Glenn Shorrock is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Adelaide
Pop music, Rock music Glenn Barrie Shorrock is an English-born Australian singer-songwriter. He was a founding member of pop groups The Twilights, Axiom and Little River Band as well as being a solo performer. The ...more

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Redgum is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Adelaide
Rock music, Folk music Redgum was an Australian folk and political music group formed in Adelaide in 1975 by singer-songwriter John Schumann, Michael Atkinson on guitars/vocals and Verity Truman on flute/vocals; they ...more

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Brian May is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Adelaide
Rock music, Heavy metal, Pop rock Brian Harold May, CBE is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and astrophysicist who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the rock band Queen. He uses a home-built electric ...more

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Sarah McLeod is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Adelaide
New Wave, Rock music, Dance music Sarah McLeod is an Australian musician and singer, the former frontwoman of rock band The Superjesus. She has three ARIA awards and over 300,000 record sales to her name, and has been referred ...more

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No Fixed Address is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Adelaide
Reggae No Fixed Address is an Australian Aboriginal reggae group formed in 1979. The band members came from Koonibba Mission, Ceduna. The band was led by Bart Willoughby together with Ricky Harrison, ...more

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Michelle Tumes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Adelaide
Christian music, Contemporary Christian music Michelle Louise Tumes is an Australian contemporary Christian musician from Adelaide. In 1993, she moved to the United States and has released five studio albums, Listen, Center of My Universe, ...more

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Stars is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Adelaide
Stars Rock music, Country Stars were an Australian country and rock band formed in Adelaide, South Australia in 1975 and disbanded in 1979. Founding members were Glyn Dowding on drums; Malcolm Eastick on guitar and ...more

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Danielle Foote is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Adelaide
Pop music, Rock music Danielle Foote, born 8 June 1987 in Adelaide, Australia, worked on Big Brother Australia 2006 and currently lives in Sydney Australia. She was a host of Supre TV from Adelaide. Danielle was the ...more

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Hilltop Hoods is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Adelaide
Hip hop music, Australian hip hop Hilltop Hoods is an Australian hip hop group that formed in 1994 in Adelaide, South Australia. The group's founders are Suffa and MC Pressure, who were joined by DJ Debris after fellow founder, ...more

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Virgin Black is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Adelaide
Doom metal, Gothic metal, Classical music Virgin Black is an Australian band that combines gothic-doom and symphonic metal influences. Signed to The End Records and Germany's Massacre Records, the band has released 4 albums and 1 EP. ...more

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The Mark of Cain is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Adelaide
Heavy metal, Alternative metal, Hard rock The Mark of Cain is a hard rock/alternative metal band from Adelaide, South Australia. Their style has been likened to that of Helmet and Rollins Band, yet this band predates both of those ...more

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The Superjesus is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Adelaide
Post-grunge, Alternative rock The Superjesus is an ARIA award–winning rock band from Adelaide, Australia. They are best known for their singles "Shut My Eyes", "Secret Agent Man," "Down Again"

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Wolf & Cub is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Adelaide
Psychedelia, Rock music, Indie rock Wolf & Cub are a psychedelic rock band from Adelaide, Australia. Three of the original members hail from Port Augusta, South Australia. Their music is predominantly psychedelic with elements ...more

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Testeagles is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Adelaide
Nu metal, Rock music, Rapcore Testeagles were a three-piece rock band formed in Adelaide, South Australia in 1994. The band is made up of the brothers, Matty & Ady Matt alongside D, who replaced their original bass ...more

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Peter Dawson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Adelaide
Opera Peter Smith Dawson was an Australian bass-baritone and songwriter. Dawson gained worldwide renown through song recitals and many best-selling recordings of operatic arias, oratorio solos and ...more

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Chalice is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Adelaide
Gothic metal, Heavy metal Chalice was a Gothic-doom metal band from Adelaide, South Australia. The group released three albums and was perhaps Australia's most notable Gothic metal band for a number of years before ...more

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Funkoars is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Bands from Adelaide
Hip hop music The Funkoars are an Australian hip hop act from Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. The group is part of the Certified Wise crew of hip hop artists from South Australia, who also collaborated ...more

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John Schumann and the Vagabond... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Bands from Adelaide
John Schumann and the Vagabond Crew Folk music John Schumann and the Vagabond Crew is an Australian folk group formed in Adelaide in 2005. The band's name is taken from a line in Henry Lawson's poem "Knocking Around". Since it was ...more

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Fury is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Bands from Adelaide
Fury Heavy metal Fury were a thrash metal band formed in Broken Hill, Australia in 1993 and for a time were based in Adelaide, Australia. Due to talks with their record label, Fury became known as The Harrowed ...more

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Amongst Myselves is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Bands from Adelaide
Amongst Myselves Ambient music quasi melodic landscapes to convey you from the cold abyss of outer space to the distorted recollections of your inner world.

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Mere Theory is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Bands from Adelaide
Progressive music, Indie, Rock music Mere Theory are an Australian indie rock band that formed in Adelaide's southern suburbs in the year 2000.

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In Fiction is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Bands from Adelaide
Melodic Rock, Pop rock In Fiction were an Australian five-piece melodic rock band from Adelaide. Having formed in 2005, In Fiction signed to Boomtown Records in 2006 with their debut release The Four Letter Failure ...more

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The Hot Lies is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Bands from Adelaide
Pop punk, Alternative rock, Punk rock The Hot Lies were an alternative rock band based in Australia. The band formed in Adelaide, Australia, in 2004. Their line-up consisted of lead vocalist Pete Wood, rhythm guitarist Benjamin Pix, ...more

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The Open Season is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Bands from Adelaide
Pop music, Rock music, Alternative rock The Open Season were a four piece alternative rock band from South Australia. The Open Season formed in December 2004, they have supported bands such as New Found Glory, Lagwagon, Motion City ...more

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Dash & Will is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Bands from Adelaide
Dash & Will Dash & Will are an Australian indie pop/pop rock duo formed in 2006, from Melbourne.

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Fire! Santa Rosa, Fire! is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Bands from Adelaide
Fire! Santa Rosa, Fire! Indie, Rock music Fire! Santa Rosa, Fire! are an indie rock group from Adelaide, South Australia. They describe their musical style as "monolithic tech-pop". They have released the independent EPs You ...more

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The Sweets of Sin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Bands from Adelaide
Pop music, Classical music, Jazz The Sweets of Sin are an Australian experimental crossover pop band with strong modern classical, jazz and performance influences. The group formed in Adelaide in 1985 by Frank Mankyboddle on ...more

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The Mad Turks is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Bands from Adelaide
The Mad Turks The Mad Turks from Istanbul were an Australian power pop band from Adelaide. They formed in 1984 with mainstays Chuck Skatt on lead vocals, and Dom Benedictine III on drums. In 1987 they issued ...more

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Jab is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Bands from Adelaide
Synthpunk, Rock music, Experimental rock JAB was an Australian punk rock that band formed in Adelaide in 1976. The band's original lineup consisted of Bohdan X on guitar and vocals, Ash Wednesday playing bass guitar, synthesizer and ...more

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Newtonheath is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Bands from Adelaide
Newtonheath Rock music

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Deafening Silence is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Bands from Adelaide
Deafening Silence Heavy metal, Progressive rock Deafening Silence is a heavy metal band from Adelaide, South Australia that was formed in 2003.

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Mississippi is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Bands from Adelaide
Mississippi Rock music, Folk rock Mississippi was an Australian band, which featured some big names in Australian rock music including Graeham Goble, Beeb Birtles and Kerryn Tolhurst. The band started as Allison Gros in ...more

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City Riots is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Bands from Adelaide
City Riots City Riots is an indie rock band from Adelaide. They have played in Australia, USA and United Kingdom, touring with Smashing Pumpkins, The Academy Is..., Cobra Starship, Midnight Juggernauts and ...more