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?"

If any musical artists are missing from this Stiff Records artists list, you can add them at the bottom of the list. (63 items)

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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