Bands/Musicians I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster

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List of I.R.S. Records artists, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This I.R.S. Records roster includes both past and present artists. Popular I.R.S. Records bands and artists are all listed here with information such as what genre the bands fall under and what albums they're known for. If you're looking for any of these I.R.S. Records band's full discographies then click on their name and you can find them here on Ranker. The artists and bands on this list might be pop, rap, rock, electronic or any other genre, but what they all have in common is that they were signed by I.R.S. Records.

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A Flock of Seagulls is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
A Flock of Seagulls Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music A Flock of Seagulls are an English new wave band originally formed in Liverpool by brothers Michael "Mike" Score and Alister "Ali" James Score, along with Francis Lee ...more

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Alan Glen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
Alan Glen Blues Alan Glen is a British blues harmonica player, best known for his work with The Yardbirds, Nine Below Zero, Little Axe, and his own bands, The Barcodes and The Incredible Blues Puppies.

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Alternative TV is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
Alternative TV Punk rock, Post-punk Alternative TV were an English post-punk band, formed in London in 1976. Author Steve Taylor writes, "Alternative TV pioneered reggae rhythms in punk and then moved on to redefine the

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Andy Powell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
Andy Powell Rock music, Progressive rock, Art rock Andy Powell is an English guitarist and songwriter, and best known as a founding member of Wishbone Ash. Alongside Wishbone Ash's other twin lead guitarist, Ted Turner, the pair were ...more

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Belinda Carlisle is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
Belinda Carlisle Pop punk, New Wave, Pop music Belinda Jo Carlisle is an American singer who gained worldwide fame as the lead vocalist of The Go-Go's, one of the most successful all-female bands of all time. The group sold more than seven ...more

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Berlin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
Berlin Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music Berlin is an American new wave band. The group was formed in Los Angeles in 1978 by John Crawford. Band members included Crawford, Terri Nunn, David Diamond, Ric Olsen, Matt Reid and Rod ...more

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Bill Pritchard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
Bill Pritchard Indie pop Bill Pritchard is a British singer-songwriter, instrumentalist, musical arranger and producer. Despite being little known in his native country he has achieved considerable recognition in France ...more

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Black Sabbath is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
Black Sabbath Doom metal, Blues-rock, Power metal Black Sabbath are an English rock band, formed in Birmingham in 1968, by guitarist and main songwriter Tony Iommi, bassist and main lyricist Geezer Butler, singer Ozzy Osbourne, and drummer Bill ...more

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Buzzcocks is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
Buzzcocks Pop punk, New Wave, Power pop Buzzcocks are an English punk rock band, formed in Bolton in 1976 by singer-songwriter-guitarist Pete Shelley and singer-songwriter Howard Devoto. They are regarded as an important influence on ...more

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Camper Van Beethoven is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
Camper Van Beethoven Pop music, Ska, World music Camper Van Beethoven is an American rock band formed in Redlands, California in 1983 and later located in Santa Cruz and San Francisco. Their style mixes elements of pop, ska, punk rock, folk, ...more

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Candyman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
Candyman Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Rap music Candell Manson known by his stage name Candyman, is an American rapper and record producer. He is best known for his hit single "Knockin' Boots".

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Caterwaul is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
Caterwaul Rock music, Alternative rock, Post-rock Caterwaul was an American band, based in Phoenix, Arizona, featuring Betsy Martin on vocals and mandolin, Mark Schafer on guitar, Fred Cross on bass and Kevin Pinnt on the drums. Their debut ...more

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Chelsea is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
Chelsea Punk rock Chelsea are an English punk rock band, formed in London in 1976. Three of the four original band members went on to help found Generation X. More than two decades after its release, "Right ...more

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Chiddy Bang is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
Chiddy Bang Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop Chidera Anamege, now known by his stage name Chiddy Bang is an American hip hop recording artist. Prior to their break up, Chiddy Bang was an American pop-rap duo consisting of Anamege under the ...more

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Circle Jerks is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
Circle Jerks Rock music, Heavy metal, Alternative rock Circle Jerks were an American hardcore punk band, formed in 1979 in Los Angeles, California. The group was founded by former Black Flag vocalist Keith Morris and Red Kross guitarist Greg Hetson. ...more

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Concrete Blonde is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
Concrete Blonde Alternative rock Concrete Blonde is an alternative rock band based in the United States. They were active from 1982 to 1995, from 2001 to 2004, and then reunited in 2010 and have been active since. They are best ...more

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Cry Wolf is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
Cry Wolf Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock Cry Wolf is a melodic hard rock band formed in the San Francisco Bay Area in the mid-1980s. Originally named Heroes, the band consisted of Tim Hall, Steve McKnight, Phil Deckard, John Freixas ...more

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dada is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
dada Rock music, Alternative rock Dada is a three piece rock band from California. The band is made up of Michael Gurley, Joie Calio and Phil Leavitt. The band's songs feature both Michael and Joie sharing the vocals on each ...more

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Dave Wakeling is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
Dave Wakeling Popular music, Ska David Wakeling is an English rock singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He is most famous for singing and writing songs for the 1980s 2-Tone band The Beat and also General Public. He was born in ...more

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Dead Kennedys is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
Dead Kennedys Psychobilly, Anarcho-punk, Skate punk Dead Kennedys is an American hardcore punk band formed in San Francisco, California in 1978. The band became part of the American hardcore punk movement of the early 1980s. They gained a large ...more

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Doctor and the Medics is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
Doctor and the Medics Psychedelic rock Doctor and the Medics is a London based psychedelic rock band, which enjoyed their greatest success in the 1980s, and are best known for their UK Number 1 song, the remake of Norman Greenbaum's ...more

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Eric Burdon & the Animals is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
Eric Burdon & the Animals Blues-rock, Rock music, British blues The Animals were a British band of the 1960s, formed in Newcastle upon Tyne during the early part of the decade. The band moved to London upon finding fame in 1964. The Animals were known for ...more

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Fashion is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
Fashion Synthpop, New Wave, Post-punk Fashion were a British new wave band consisting of Dee Harris, Al "Luke Sky" James, Alan Darby, John Mulligan, Marlon Recchi, and Dik Davis. The band had two or three eras. The first, ...more

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Fine Young Cannibals is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
Fine Young Cannibals New Wave, Rock music, Pop rock Fine Young Cannibals were a British band formed in Birmingham, England in 1984, by bassist David Steele, guitarist Andy Cox, and singer Roland Gift. Their self-titled 1985 debut album contained ...more

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Focus is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
Focus Nederpop, Rock music, Instrumental rock Focus is a Dutch progressive rock band, founded by classically trained organist/flautist Thijs van Leer in 1969, most famous for the instrumental "Hocus Pocus". The band broke up in ...more

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Foxy Shazam! is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
Foxy Shazam! Rock music, Experimental rock, Pop rock Foxy Shazam is an American rock band from Cincinnati, Ohio, formed in 2004. The band is composed of lead vocalist Eric Nally, guitarist Loren Turner, pianist Sky White, bass player Daisy, ...more

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Gary Numan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
Gary Numan Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music Gary Anthony James Webb, better known by his stage name Gary Numan, is an English singer, songwriter, musician and record producer. Born in Hammersmith, London, he first entered the music ...more

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General Public is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
General Public New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska General Public were a band formed by The Beat vocalists, Dave Wakeling and Ranking Roger, and which included former members of Dexys Midnight Runners, The Specials and The Clash. They are best ...more

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Henry Badowski is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
Henry Badowski New Wave, Punk rock Henry Badowski is a British multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and composer, who was a member of several punk rock bands in the 1970s before embarking on a solo career.

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Howard Devoto is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
Howard Devoto Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music Howard Devoto is an English singer-songwriter, who began his career as the frontman for the punk rock band Buzzcocks, but then left to form Magazine, one of the first post-punk bands. After ...more

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Humans is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
Humans New Wave, Post-punk Humans were a new wave band from Santa Cruz, formed in 1976 as The Mysterious People. They changed their name to Humans in 1979. Leader Sterling Storm's style was similar to that of Wall Of ...more

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Hunters & Collectors is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
Hunters & Collectors Rock music Hunters & Collectors are an Australian rock music band formed in 1981. Fronted by founding mainstay, singer-songwriter and guitarist Mark Seymour, they developed a blend of pub rock and ...more

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Jane Wiedlin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
Jane Wiedlin Pop punk, New Wave, Pop rock Jane Marie Genevieve Wiedlin is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and actress best known as the rhythm guitarist and secondary vocalist of the all-female new wave band The Go-Go's. ...more

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Jimmy 'Z' Zavala is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
Jimmy 'Z' Zavala Rock music, Blues, Funk Jimmy 'Z' Zavala is an American musician. In his teens, the saxophonist, frequented nightspots in his hometown of Sacramento, California, often sporting his trademark dark sunglasses. During ...more

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John Cale is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
John Cale Spoken word, Experimental rock, Folk rock John Davies Cale, OBE is a Welsh musician, composer, singer-songwriter and record producer who was a founding member of the experimental rock band the Velvet Underground. Though best known for ...more

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John Kay is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
John Kay Rock music, Folk music, Blues John Kay is a German-Canadian-American rock singer, songwriter, and guitarist known as the frontman of Steppenwolf.

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Karel Fialka is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
Karel Fialka Synthpop, New Wave, Pop rock Karel Fialka is an Indian born British singer-songwriter, best known for his 1987 single, "Hey, Matthew".

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Kennedy Rose is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
Kennedy Rose Country Kennedy Rose is an American country music duo composed of singer-songwriters Mary Ann Kennedy and Pam Rose. Both members of the duo previously recorded in the all-women band Calamity Jane on ...more

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Kevtone is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
Kevtone Kevtone is an American musician, percussionist, and songwriter from Seattle, Washington. Performing live and in studio, his rhythm style may best be described as improvisational, melodic, ...more

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Mary Ann Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
Mary Ann Kennedy Country Mary Ann Kennedy is an American country music songwriter. In her career, she has been a member of the groups Calamity Jane and Kennedy Rose, both times pairing with fellow songwriter Pam Rose. ...more

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Kindred Spirit is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
Kindred Spirit Pop music, Folk music, Acoustic music Kindred Spirit was a female duo consisting of Debbi Peterson and Siobhan Maher. After the split of The Bangles, Debbi Peterson formed the group Smashbox, which also featured Gina Schock, Sara ...more

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King Sunny Adé is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
King Sunny Adé Jùjú music "King" Sunny Adé is a Nigerian musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and a pioneer of modern world music. He has been classed as one of the most influential

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Kirsty MacColl is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
Kirsty MacColl Blues-rock, New Wave, Pop music Kirsty Anna MacColl was born in England of a Scottish father, singer songwriter, political activist, Ewan MacColl and dancer Jean Newlove. She wrote and recorded several pop hits between the ...more

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Let's Active is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
Let's Active Jangle pop, New Wave, Pop music Let's Active is an American rock group formed in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in 1981, and often identified with the jangle pop guitar work of the group's frontman and songwriter Mitch Easter. ...more

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Funky Green Dogs is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
Funky Green Dogs Murk is a house-music production team composed of Ralph Falcón and Oscar Gaetan). It formed in Miami in 1991. The group had seven consecutive singles that topped Billboard's Hot Dance ...more

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Lil' Kim is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
Lil' Kim Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Hardcore hip hop Kimberly Denise Jones known by her stage name Lil' Kim, is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, model, and actress. She was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, living much of her ...more

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Marillion is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
Marillion Neo-progressive rock, Acoustic music, Pop rock Marillion are a British rock band, formed in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England, in 1979. They are known as the most successful band to emerge from the United Kingdom's 1980s neo-progressive ...more

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MC 900 Ft Jesus is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
MC 900 Ft Jesus Hip hop music, Industrial music, Experimental music Mark Griffin, better known as MC 900 Ft. Jesus, is a classically trained musician turned rapper and experimental musician who was born in Kentucky. The son of an army officer, Griffin moved ...more

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Metal Church is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
Metal Church Thrash metal, Power metal, Heavy metal Metal Church is an American heavy metal band. They originally formed in San Francisco, California in 1980 before relocating to Aberdeen, Washington the following year and briefly using the name ...more

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Mick Jones is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list I.R.S. Records Complete Artist Roster
Mick Jones Pop music, Rock music, Alternative rock Michael Geoffrey "Mick" Jones is a British musician, guitarist, vocalist and songwriter best known for his works with the Clash until his dismissal in 1983, then Big Audio Dynamite ...more