Australian Music List of Famous Bands from Australia

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List of Australia bands, listed by their level of fame. This Australia musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Australia bands are included, as well as many Australia musicians of underground status. This list of Australia 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 Australia 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.

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AC/DC is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music
AC/DC are an Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who continued as members until Malcolm's illness and departure in 2014. Commonly referred to ...more
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Kylie Minogue is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Synthpop, Rock music, Electronic music
Kylie Ann Minogue, OBE, often known simply as Kylie, is an Australian singer, songwriter, and actress. She achieved recognition by starring in the Australia TV soap opera Neighbours, where she ...more
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Bee Gees is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Disco
The Bee Gees were a pop music group formed in 1958. The group's line-up consisted of brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb. The trio were successful for most of their decades of recording ...more
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Olivia Newton-John is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Country pop, Pop music, Soft rock
Olivia Newton-John, AO, OBE is an English-born Australian singer, songwriter, and actress. She is a four-time Grammy award winner who has amassed five No. 1 and ten other Top Ten Billboard Hot ...more
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Natalie Imbruglia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock
Natalie Jane Imbruglia is an Australian singer/songwriter, model and actress. In the early 1990s, she played Beth Brennan in the Australian soap opera Neighbours. Three years after leaving the ...more
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Keith Urban is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Country pop, Contemporary Country, Country rock
Keith Lionel Urban is a New Zealand-born Australian country music singer, songwriter, guitarist, entrepreneur and music competition judge. In 1991, he released a self-titled debut album, and ...more
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Michael Hutchence is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
New Wave, Rock music, Alternative rock
Michael Kelland John Hutchence was an Australian musician and actor. He was a founding member, lead singer and lyricist of rock band INXS from 1977 until his death in 1997. Hutchence was a ...more
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Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Blues-rock, Gothic rock, Rock music
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds are an Australian alternative rock band that was formed in Melbourne in 1983 by lead singer Nick Cave, multi-instrumentalist Mick Harvey and guitarist Blixa Bargeld. ...more
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Wolfmother is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Blues-rock, Rock music, Neo-psychedelia
Wolfmother are an Australian hard rock band. Formed in 2004 by vocalist and guitarist Andrew Stockdale, bassist and keyboardist Chris Ross, and drummer Myles Heskett, the band is currently a ...more
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INXS is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
New Wave, Rock music, Dance-rock
INXS was an Australian rock band, formed as The Farriss Brothers in 1977 in Sydney, New South Wales. They began playing covers in Western Australian pubs and clubs occasionally mixed with some ...more
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Rick Springfield is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock
Rick Springfield is an Australian musician, singer-songwriter, actor and author. He was a member of the pop rock group Zoot from 1969 to 1971, then started his solo career with his début ...more
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Icehouse is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music
Icehouse is an Australian rock band, formed as Flowers in 1977 in Sydney. Initially known in Australia for their pub rock style, they later achieved mainstream success playing new wave and ...more
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Silverchair is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Synthpop, Grunge, Pop rock
Silverchair were an Australian rock band, which formed in 1992 as Innocent Criminals in Merewether, Newcastle with the line-up of Ben Gillies on drums, Chris Joannou on bass guitar and Daniel ...more
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Sia Furler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
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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Tame Impala is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Space rock, Neo-psychedelia, Dream pop
Tame Impala is the psychedelic recording project of Kevin Parker, from Perth, Australia, and signed to Modular Recordings. The band rose to prominence in 2010 with the release of its debut album ...more
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Nick Cave is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Gothic rock, Garage rock, Alternative rock
Nicholas Edward "Nick" Cave is an Australian musician, songwriter, author, screenwriter, composer and occasional film actor. He is best known as the frontman of Nick Cave and the Bad ...more
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Brody Dalle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Garage rock, Alternative rock, Punk rock
Brody Dalle is an Australian-born singer-songwriter and guitarist. She is best known as the lead singer and guitarist of punk rock band the Distillers and later alternative rock band
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Midnight Oil is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Rock music, Alternative rock, Progressive rock
Midnight Oil were an Australian rock band originally performing as Farm from 1972 with drummer Rob Hirst, bass guitarist Andrew James and keyboard player/lead guitarist Jim Moginie. While ...more
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Andy Gibb is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Disco, Pop music
Andrew Roy "Andy" Gibb was an English singer, songwriter, musician, performer, and teen idol. He was the younger brother of Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb, the members of Bee Gees. Gibb ...more
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Delta Goodrem is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Adult contemporary music, Ballad, Pop music
Delta Lea Goodrem is an Australian singer-songwriter and actress. Born and raised in Sydney, New South Wales, she enrolled in dancing, acting, singing and piano classes at a young age. She began ...more
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Pendulum is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Darkcore, Rock music, Electronic music
Pendulum are an Australian/British drum and bass group founded in 2002. Pendulum originally formed in the Australian city of Perth, Western Australia by Rob Swire, Gareth McGrillen, and Paul ...more
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Dead Can Dance is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Neoclassical Dark Wave, Gothic rock, New Age music
Dead Can Dance is an English-Australian musical project that formed in 1981 in Melbourne by Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry. The band relocated to London, England, in May 1982. Australian music ...more
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Little River Band is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Rock music, Folk rock, Pop rock
The Little River Band is a rock band originally formed in Melbourne, Australia, in 1975. The band chose its name after passing a road sign leading to the Victorian township of Little River, near ...more
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Men at Work is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
New Wave, Pop music, Rock music
Men at Work was an Australian rock band, which formed in 1978. Their founding mainstay was Colin Hay on lead vocals; he formed the group with Jerry Speiser on drums and Ron Strykert on lead ...more
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Empire of the Sun is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Indie pop, Synthpop, New Wave
Empire of the Sun is an Australian electronic music duo from Sydney, formed in 2007. The duo consists of longtime collaborators Luke Steele of alternative rock act The Sleepy Jackson, and Nick ...more