Bands/Musicians Stiff Records Complete Artist Roster

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List of Stiff Records artists, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This Stiff Records roster includes both past and present artists. Popular Stiff 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 Stiff 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 Stiff Records.

Artists on this list include Elvis Costello and Devo.

This page can help answer questions like, "Who are the best Stiff Records bands?" and "Which artists are signed by Stiff Records?"

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Alberto Y Los Trios Paranoias is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Stiff Records Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Comedy Alberto y Lost Trios Paranoias were a comedy rock band, formed in Manchester, England in 1972. Their story is told in the book When We Were Thin. The name of the band is a corruption of the ...more

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Bobby Tench is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Stiff Records Complete Artist Roster
Blues-rock, Rock music, Electric blues Robert Tench also known as Bob Tench, Bobby Tench and Bobby Gass is a British vocalist and guitarist. He is best known for working with Freddie King, Jeff Beck, and Van Morrison, also as a ...more

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Chaz Jankel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Stiff Records Complete Artist Roster
Pop music, Rock music, Jazz Charles Jeremy "Chaz" Jankel is an English musician best known as the keyboard player and guitarist with Ian Dury and The Blockheads. He was co-writer with Dury of the band's ...more

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Clive Gregson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Stiff Records Complete Artist Roster
Pop music, Folk music, Folk rock Clive James Gregson is an English singer/songwriter, musician and record producer. He has toured in bands, provided backup for well-known musicians, and written songs that have been covered by ...more

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Department S is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Stiff Records Complete Artist Roster
New Wave, Post-punk Department S are a British new wave band formed in 1980, who took their stage name from the 1960s TV series Department S. They are best known for their debut single, "Is Vic There?", ...more

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Desmond Dekker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Stiff Records Complete Artist Roster
Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady Desmond Dekker was a Jamaican ska, rocksteady and reggae singer-songwriter and musician. Together with his backing group the Aces, he had one of the earliest international reggae hits with ...more

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Devo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Stiff Records Complete Artist Roster
Synthpunk, New Wave, Synthpop Devo is an American rock band formed in 1972 consisting of members from Kent and Akron, Ohio. The classic line-up of the band included two sets of brothers, the Mothersbaughs and the Casales, ...more

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Electric Guitars is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Stiff Records Complete Artist Roster
Electric Guitars Funk, Post-punk Electric Guitars were an English band formed early in 1980 by Neil Davenport and Richard Hall who were both studying English at Bristol University. The band soon increased to a five-man line-up, ...more

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Elvis Costello is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Stiff Records Complete Artist Roster
New Wave, Rock music, Pub rock Elvis Costello is an English singer-songwriter. He began his career as part of London's pub rock scene in the early 1970s and later became associated with the first wave of the British punk and ...more

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Eric Goulden is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Stiff Records Complete Artist Roster
New Wave, Rock music, Rock and roll Eric Goulden, known as Wreckless Eric, is an English rock and roll/new wave singer-songwriter, best known for his 1977 single " Whole Wide World" on Stiff Records. More than two ...more

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Furniture is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Stiff Records Complete Artist Roster
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music Furniture was a British new wave band, active from 1979 to 1991. The band is best known for the 1986 Top 30 hit, "Brilliant Mind". The longest-serving and best-known line-up of ...more

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Henry Priestman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Stiff Records Complete Artist Roster
Pop music, Folk music, Soft rock Henry Priestman is an English rock singer, keyboardist, record producer and songwriter.

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Ian Dury is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Stiff Records Complete Artist Roster
New Wave, Rock and roll revival, Pop music Ian Robins Dury was an English rock and roll singer-songwriter, bandleader, artist, and actor who first rose to fame during the late 1970s, during the punk and new wave era of rock music. He was ...more

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Jakko Jakszyk is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Stiff Records Complete Artist Roster
Pop music, Rock music, Jazz fusion Michael Jakszyk, commonly known by his nickname of Jakko, is an English musician. A multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and record producer, he is the current lead singer and second ...more

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Jona Lewie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Stiff Records Complete Artist Roster
New Wave, Pop music, Rock music Jona Lewie is an English singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, best known for his 1980 UK hits "You'll Always Find Me in the Kitchen at Parties" and "Stop the

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Kirsty MacColl is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Stiff Records Complete Artist Roster
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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Larry Wallis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Stiff Records Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Heavy metal, Progressive rock Larry Wallis is an English guitarist, songwriter and producer. He is best known as a member of the Pink Fairies and an early member of Motörhead.

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Lee Brilleaux is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Stiff Records Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Pub rock Lee Brilleaux was a member of the musical group, Dr. Feelgood.

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Lene Lovich is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Stiff Records Complete Artist Roster
New Wave Lene Lovich is an American singer, songwriter and musician of English descent based in England. She first gained attention in 1979 with the release of her hit single "Lucky Number", ...more

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Madness is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Stiff Records Complete Artist Roster
New Wave, 2 Tone, Pop music Madness are an English ska band from Camden Town, London, that formed in 1976. One of the most prominent bands of the late 1970s and early 1980s 2 Tone ska revival, they continue to perform with ...more

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Mickey Jupp is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Stiff Records Complete Artist Roster
Mickey Jupp Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Pub rock Michael 'Mickey' Jupp is an English musician and songwriter, mainly associated with the Southend music scene.

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Mike Barson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Stiff Records Complete Artist Roster
New Wave, 2 Tone, Pop music Michael "Mike" "Monsieur Barso" Barson is a British musician, best known as a founding member and keyboardist of the second wave ska band, Madness.

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Nick Lowe is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Stiff Records Complete Artist Roster
Nicholas Drain Lowe (born 24 March 1949), known as Nick Lowe, is an English singer-songwriter, musician, and producer. A noted figure in UK pub rock, power pop and new wave, Lowe has recorded a ...more

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Norman Watt-Roy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Stiff Records Complete Artist Roster
Blues-rock, Jazz-funk, Rock and roll Norman Joseph Watt-Roy is the bassist for The Blockheads, previously known as Ian Dury & the Blockheads.

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Pink Fairies is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Stiff Records Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Protopunk, Pub rock Pink Fairies are an English rock band initially active in the London underground and psychedelic scene of the early 1970s. They promoted free music, drug taking and anarchy and often performed ...more

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Plasmatics is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Stiff Records Complete Artist Roster
Heavy metal, Punk rock The Plasmatics were an American punk band formed by Yale University art school graduate Rod Swenson with Wendy O. Williams. The band was a controversial group known for wild live shows that ...more

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Pointed Sticks is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Stiff Records Complete Artist Roster
Pop punk, New Wave, Power pop Pointed Sticks are a Canadian punk rock band from Vancouver. Originally active from 1978 to 1981, they reunited to perform in July 2006 and remained together until November 2012. They were the ...more

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Producers is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Stiff Records Complete Artist Roster
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music The Trevor Horn Band are an English supergroup formed in 2006 as The Producers, consisting of record producers Trevor Horn and Steve Lipson, and musicians Lol Creme and Ash Soan. The band ...more

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Rachel Sweet is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Stiff Records Complete Artist Roster
New Wave, Pop music, Rock music Rachel Sweet is an American singer, television writer and actress.

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Richard Barone is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Stiff Records Complete Artist Roster
Pop music, Rock music, Power pop Richard Barone is an American rock musician born in Tampa, Florida who first gained attention as frontman for The Bongos. He works as a songwriter, arranger, author, director, and producer, ...more

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Robin Scott is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Stiff Records Complete Artist Roster
New Wave, Pop music, Rock music Robin Edmond Scott, is an English singer and founder of a music project he called M. His career encompasses four decades.

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Roogalator is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Stiff Records Complete Artist Roster
New Wave, Pub rock, Funk Roogalator was a pub rock band formed in London in 1972, by the US born guitarist, Danny Adler. Earlier that year, Adler recorded demos with 10cc's Graham Gouldman at Strawberry Studios. Prior ...more

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Sam and The Womp is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Stiff Records Complete Artist Roster
Sam and The Womp Pop music, Electronic music Sam and the Womp are a three piece music group from the United Kingdom who formed in 2009. Their music mixes traditional elements of Balkan music with modern electronic and dance elements. Their ...more

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Scars is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Stiff Records Complete Artist Roster
New Wave, Punk rock, Post-punk Scars were a post-punk band that hailed from Edinburgh, Scotland, and were a part of that city's bustling music scene of the late 1970s–early 1980s.

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Steve Nieve is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Stiff Records Complete Artist Roster
Pop punk Steve Nieve is an English keyboardist, best known for his work with Elvis Costello and the Attractions and Elvis Costello and the Imposters.

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Tenpole Tudor is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Stiff Records Complete Artist Roster
Tenpole Tudor New Wave, Punk rock Tenpole Tudor are an English punk band fronted by Edward Tudor-Pole. The band first came to prominence when Tudor-Pole appeared in the Sex Pistols' film The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle and on ...more

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The Adverts is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Stiff Records Complete Artist Roster
Punk rock The Adverts were an English punk band who formed in 1976 and broke up in late 1979. They were one of the first punk bands to enjoy chart success in the UK, and their lineup included Gaye Advert, ...more

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The Belle Stars is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Stiff Records Complete Artist Roster
New Wave, Rock music, Pop rock The Belle Stars were an all female British pop/rock band, founded in London in 1980 by former members of the 2 Tone ska revival band, The Bodysnatchers.

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Ian Dury and The Blockheads is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Stiff Records Complete Artist Roster
Protopunk The Blockheads are an English rock and roll band. Originally fronted by vocalist Ian Dury as Ian Dury and the Blockheads, the band has continued to perform since Dury's death in 2000. Current ...more

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The Bongos is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Stiff Records Complete Artist Roster
New Wave, Pop music, Rock music The Bongos are a rock band from Hoboken, New Jersey, primarily active in the 1980s, led by Richard Barone. With a unique blend of British Invasion-flavored power pop, jangly guitars, and dance ...more

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The Damned is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Stiff Records Complete Artist Roster
Gothic rock, Garage rock, Alternative rock The Damned is an English gothic punk band formed in London in 1976 by lead vocalist Dave Vanian, guitarist Brian James, bassist Captain Sensible, and drummer Rat Scabies. They were the first ...more

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The Dancing Did is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Stiff Records Complete Artist Roster
The Dancing Did Folk rock, Folk punk The Dancing Did were a British post-punk/folk punk group formed in Evesham in 1979, who were described as "a cross between the Clash and Steeleye Span". They released an album in 1982 ...more

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The Displacements is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Stiff Records Complete Artist Roster
The Displacements Indie rock The Displacements were a British rock band from Leicestershire, formed by Andy Stone, Nick Eversfield, Joe Wilson and James Stone. Their debut single "Frontline Hearts" was released on ...more

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The Enemy is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Stiff Records Complete Artist Roster
Alternative rock, Punk rock, Indie rock The Enemy are an English indie rock band formed in Coventry in 2006. The band's debut album We'll Live and Die in These Towns went straight to Number 1 in the UK Albums chart on release. Their ...more

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The Feelies is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Stiff Records Complete Artist Roster
New Wave, Rock music, College rock The Feelies are an American rock band from Haledon, New Jersey. They formed in 1976 and disbanded in 1992 having released four albums. The band reunited in 2008, and most recently released an ...more

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The Freshies is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Stiff Records Complete Artist Roster
New Wave, Power pop, Punk rock The Freshies were a punk band from Manchester, England formed in the 1970s and dissolved in the early 1980s, fronted by singer and comedian Chris Sievey.

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The Members is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Stiff Records Complete Artist Roster
Reggae rock, Reggae, Punk rock The Members are a British punk band that originated in Camberley, England. Their best known recording is "The Sound of the Suburbs".

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The Puppies is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Stiff Records Complete Artist Roster
RFilaccio added The Puppies Hip hop music, Miami bass New Wave band from San Diego, California  7" Single Mechanical Beat/Atmosphere
The Puppies were a child hip hop duo composed of brother and sister Calvin "Big Boy" Mills III and Tamara Dee Mills. Specializing in Miami bass music, the duo released two albums and ...more

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The Prisoners is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Stiff Records Complete Artist Roster
Garage rock, Neo-psychedelia, Britpop The Prisoners were a band formed in 1980 in Rochester, Kent, England. Their 1960s garage sound made them a regular live fixture in London's underground "psychedelic revival" and ...more

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The Rumour is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Stiff Records Complete Artist Roster
New Wave, Rock music, Reggae The Rumour were a British rock band in the late 1970s and early 1980s. They are best known as the backup band for Graham Parker, whose early records were credited to Graham Parker & The ...more