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

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Crowded House is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
New Wave, Rock music, Pop rock Crowded House is a rock band formed in Melbourne, Australia, in 1985. The founding members were New Zealander Neil Finn, and Australians Paul Hester and Nick Seymour. Later band members included ...more

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Iva Davies is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
New Wave, Rock music, Electro Iva Davies AM, is the frontman for Australian synthpop/new wave/rock band Icehouse.

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Air Supply is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Pop rock Air Supply is an Australian soft rock duo, consisting of British-born singer-songwriter and guitarist Graham Russell and lead vocalist Russell Hitchcock. They had a succession of hits worldwide, ...more

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Savage Garden is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Melodic Rock, Pop music, Contemporary R&B Savage Garden was an Australian pop duo consisting of Darren Hayes as vocalist and Daniel Jones as instrumentalist. Formed in Logan City, Queensland in 1994, the duo achieved international ...more

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Sick Puppies is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Nu metal, Rock music, Emo Sick Puppies is an Australian rock band, formed in 1997. Sick Puppies rose to prominence in 2006 when their song "All the Same" was uploaded along with a video to YouTube. The video ...more

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The Presets is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic body music The Presets are an electronic music duo consisting of Australian musicians Julian Hamilton and Kim Moyes. The Presets were the first electronic act to win "Album of The Year" at the ...more

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The Temper Trap is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Alternative rock, Indie rock, Post-punk revival The Temper Trap is an Australian band that formed in 2005. The core members are Dougy Mandagi on vocals, Jonathon Aherne on bass guitar, Toby Dundas on drums and Joseph Greer on keyboards and ...more

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Grinderman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Noise rock, Garage rock, Alternative rock Grinderman was an Australian-British alternative rock band that formed in London, United Kingdom, in 2006. Since its inception, the band included Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Martyn P. Casey and Jim ...more

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Jet is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Pop music, Rock music, Garage punk Jet were an Australian rock band formed in 2001. The band consisted of lead guitarist Cameron Muncey, bassist Mark Wilson, and brothers Nic and Chris Cester on vocals/rhythm guitar and drums ...more

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Daniel Johns is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Grunge, Alternative rock, Art rock Daniel Paul Johns is an Australian musician, singer, and songwriter. Best known as the former front man of the rock band Silverchair, Johns is also one half of The Dissociatives with Paul Mac ...more

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Newsboys is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Contemporary Christian music, Pop rock, Alternative rock Newsboys are a Christian pop rock band founded in 1985 in Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia, by Peter Furler and George Perdikis. They have released 16 studio albums, 6 of which have been ...more

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Cut Copy is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-punk Cut Copy are an Australian electronic band formed in 2001 by DJ Dan Whitford. Initially a home-recording project, the band now includes Tim Hoey, Ben Browning and Mitchell Scott. So far they ...more

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Parkway Drive is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Melodic death metal, Metalcore, Heavy metal Parkway Drive is an Australian metalcore band from Byron Bay, New South Wales, formed in 2002. As of 2013, Parkway Drive has released four full-length albums, Killing with a Smile, Horizons, ...more

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The Vines is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Rock music, Garage punk, Garage rock The Vines are an Australian rock band formed in 1994 in Sydney. Their sound has been described as a musical hybrid of 1960s garage rock and 1990s alternative rock. The band's current line-up ...more

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Missy Higgins is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Indie, Pop music, Folk music Melissa "Missy" Morrison Higgins is an Australian singer-songwriter, musician and actress. Her Australian number-one albums are The Sound of White, On a Clear Night and The Ol' Razzle ...more

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The Veronicas is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Pop punk, Synthpop, New Wave The Veronicas are an Australian pop duo from Brisbane, Australia. They were formed in 1999 by identical twin sisters Lisa Origliasso and Jessica Origliasso. In addition to music the sisters ...more

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Frank Gambale is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Instrumental rock, Smooth jazz, Jazz fusion Frank Gambale is an Australian jazz fusion guitarist. He has released eleven studio albums over a period of three decades, and is renowned for his use of the sweep picking and economy picking ...more

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Phil Rudd is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Blues-rock, Heavy metal, Rock and roll Phillip Hugh Norman Rudd is a New Zealand-based Australian drummer, best known for his membership in Australian hard rock band AC/DC from 1975 until 1983, and again since 1994 although he has ...more

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Dirty Three is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Instrumental rock, Instrumental, Post-rock Dirty Three is an Australian instrumental rock band, consisting of Warren Ellis, Mick Turner and Jim White, which formed in 1992. Their 1996 album Horse Stories was voted by Rolling Stone as one ...more

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Nic Cester is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Rock music, Garage rock, Soft rock Nicholas John "Nic" Cester is an Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist, known for being the frontman in rock band Jet. Cester is also a founder of the Australian supergroup The ...more

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Bernard Fanning is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Indie pop, Rock music, Folk music Bernard Fanning is an Australian musician and singer-songwriter. He is best known as the lead singer and frontman of Australian alternative rock band Powderfinger from its formation in 1989 to ...more

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Emma Anzai is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Rock music, Emo, Post-grunge Emma Anzai is a musical artist.

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SPK is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music SPK were an Australian industrial music and noise music group formed in 1978. They were fronted by mainstay member, Graeme Revell on keyboards and percussion. In 1980 the group travelled to the ...more

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Dannii Minogue is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Disco, Pop music, House music Danielle Jane "Dannii" Minogue is an Australian singer-songwriter, talent competition judge, actress, television and radio personality, and fashion designer. She rose to prominence in ...more

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Snog is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Electro-industrial, Anti-folk, Electronic body music Snog is a band that was formed by Australian musician David Thrussell, along with fellow art school friends Tim McGrath and Julia Bourke in 1989. The band's music is a fusion of many different ...more