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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
Genre: Indie pop and Electronica; Nationality: Australia

Albums: Some People Have Real Problems, Don't Bring Me Down E.P, OnlySee, Colour the Small One, We Are Born, + more

Sia Kate Isobelle Furler ( SEE-ə; born 18 December 1975) is an Australian singer, songwriter and music video director. She started her career as a singer in the acid jazz band Crisp in the ...more

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I Killed the Prom Queen ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Adelaide

Albums: Music for the Recently Deceased, I Killed the Prom Queen / Parkway Drive: Split CD, When Goodbye Means Forever, Your Past Comes Back to Haunt You, Choose to Love Live or Die, + more

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
Genre: Hip hop music and Australian hip hop; Nationality: Australia
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Cold Chisel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Adelaide

Albums: East, The Last Wave of Summer, Twentieth Century, Teenage Love, Breakfast at Sweethearts, + more

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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The Best Cold Chisel Albums of All Time #599 of 1,020 The Worst Bands & Musicians of All Timelisted on List of Famous Bands from Australia

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Paul Kelly is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Adelaide
Genre: Folk music, Folk rock & Acoustic music; Nationality: Australia

Albums: Smoke, Words and Music, Under the Sun, Hidden Things, Comedy, + more

Paul Kelly may refer to:

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The Best Paul Kelly Albums of All Time #12 of 310 The Best Australian Bands, Rankedlisted on List of Famous Bands from Australia

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Stargazer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Adelaide

Albums: Occidentale Magick, The Scream That Tore the Sky, A Great Work of Ages, Harbringer / H.A.S.T.U.R, Arghoslent / Stargazer

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

Albums: Hope Dies, Misery's Omen

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Mark Holden is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Adelaide
Genre: Pop music and Rock music; Nationality: Australia

Albums: Moments

Mark Ronald Holden (born 27 April 1954) is an Australian singer, actor, TV personality, record producer, songwriter, and barrister. He was a pop star in the 1970s and had four top 20 hit ...more
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The Angels is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Adelaide

Albums: Face to Face, Night Attack, Dark Room, Beyond Salvation, No Exit, + more

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
Genre: Pop music and Rock music; Nationality: Australia

Albums: Meanwhile... Acoustically, Spin Me 'Round, Full Circle (Live), Orchestra of Grunt

Glenn Barrie Shorrock (born 30 June 1944) is an English-born Australian singer-songwriter. He was a founding member of pop groups The Twilights, Axiom, Little River Band, and post LRB spin-off ...more
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Redgum is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Adelaide

Albums: Frontline, The Essential, If You Don't Fight You Lose, Virgin Ground, Brown Rice & Kerosine, + more

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
Genre: Rock music, Heavy metal & Pop rock; Nationality: United Kingdom

Albums: Red Special, The Adventures of Pinocchio: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Live at the Brixton Academy, Star Fleet Project, Furia, + more

Brian Harold May, (born 19 July 1947) is an English musician, singer, songwriter and astrophysicist. He is the lead guitarist of the rock band Queen. His songs include "We Will Rock ...more

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Sarah McLeod is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Adelaide
Genre: New Wave, Rock music & Dance music; Nationality: Australia

Albums: Live & Acoustic, Beauty Was a Tiger, All but Gone, Private School Kid, Live & Acoustic, + more

Sarah Yvette McLeod (born 1 February 1973) is an Australian singer-songwriter and frontwoman of rock band The Superjesus. The group won two ARIA Music Awards and they shipped over 300,000 units ...more
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No Fixed Address is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Adelaide

Albums: Wrong Side of the Road, From My Eyes, From My Eyes / We Have Survived

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

Albums: Christmas Is Here, Center of My Universe, Listen, Michelle Tumes, Kisses From Heaven: Streams of Worship, + more

Michelle Louise Tumes (born 1971) is an Australian contemporary Christian musician from Adelaide. In 1993, she moved to the United States and has released five studio albums, Listen (1998), ...more

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#56 of 88 The Best '90s Contemporary Christian Artists #188 of 510 The Very Best Christian Bands & Artistslisted on List of Famous Bands from Australia

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Stars is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Adelaide
Stars

Albums: Land of Fortune, 1157, Paradise

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
Genre: Pop music and Rock music; Nationality: Australia
Danielle Foote, born 8 June 1987 in Adelaide, is an Australian former reality series star and business person. She appeared on Big Brother Australia 2006 and lived in Sydney. Her debut single, a ...more
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Hilltop Hoods is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Adelaide

Albums: Back Once Again, The Hard Road, Drinking from the Sun, The Calling, Left Foot, + more

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

Albums: Trance, Virgin Black, Elegant... and Dying, Sombre Romantic, Requiem: Mezzo Forte, + more

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

Albums: Rock and Roll, This Is This..., Ill at Ease, The Complete Recordings 88-98, Songs of the Third and Fifth, + more

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

Albums: Rock Music, Sumo, Jet Age, Eight Step Rail, Now and Then, + more

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

Albums: Vessels, Wolf & Cub, Steal Their Gold, Science and Sorcery, Thousand Cuts, + more

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

Albums: Non Comprehendus, Friends, B-Sting, Turn That Shit Up, Chum EP, + more

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
Peter Smith Dawson (31 January 1882 – 27 September 1961) was an Australian bass-baritone and songwriter. Dawson gained worldwide renown through song recitals and many best-selling recordings of ...more
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Chalice is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Adelaide

Albums: An Illusion to the Temporary Real, Chronicles of Dysphoria, Augmented, The Calm That Was the Storm, Chalice

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