Bands/Musicians List of Famous Bands from Belfast

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

List includes Van Morrison, Stiff Little Fingers and more.

If you're wondering, "What bands are from Belfast?" or "What is a list of Belfast bands?" then this list will answer your questions. (28 items)

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Van Morrison is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Belfast
Skiffle, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music George Ivan "Van" Morrison, OBE is a Northern Irish singer-songwriter and musician. His live performances at their best are described as mystical and transcendental, while some of his ...more

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Stiff Little Fingers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Belfast
Punk rock Stiff Little Fingers are a punk rock band from Belfast, Northern Ireland. They formed in 1977, at the height of the Troubles. They started out as a schoolboy band called Highway Star, doing rock ...more

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The Adventures is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Belfast
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music The Adventures are a Northern Irish rock group, formed in Belfast in 1984. The band later moved to London where they signed to Chrysalis Records and released their first single in 1984. ...more

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Jake Burns is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Belfast
Pop music, Rock music, Punk rock John "Jake" Burns is a singer and guitarist, and is best known as the frontman of Stiff Little Fingers.

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Henry Cluney is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Belfast
Rock music, Punk rock Henry Cluney was a guitarist in Highway Star, the school band that became Stiff Little Fingers in 1977. He remained with the group until lead singer Jake Burns disbanded them in 1983. He toured ...more

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Starjets is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Belfast
Pop music, Power pop, Punk rock The Starjets were a late 1970s power pop/punk rock group from Belfast, Northern Ireland. The band consisted of guitarist/vocalist Terry Sharpe, guitarist/vocalist Paul Bowen, bassist Sean Martin ...more

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Them is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Belfast
Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Raga rock Them were a Northern Irish band formed in Belfast in April 1964, most prominently known for the garage rock standard "Gloria" and launching singer Van Morrison's musical career. The ...more

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Brian Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Belfast
Pop music, Rock music, Country Brian Edward Patrick Kennedy is an Irish singer-songwriter and author, who is known for his ballads, and has represented Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006. He is the younger brother of ...more

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Eire Apparent is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Belfast
Eire Apparent were a band from Northern Ireland, noted for launching the careers of Henry McCullough and Ernie Graham, and for having Jimi Hendrix play on, and produce, their only album.

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Ali McMordie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Belfast
Pop music, Rock music, Punk rock Alistair Jardine "Ali" McMordie is a bass guitarist, who made his name with, and was a founding member of, Stiff Little Fingers. He was with them from their inception in 1977 until ...more

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Bel's Boys is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Belfast
Bel's Boys Pop music, Pop rock Bel's Boys refers to a pop/rock band based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and also to a children's television program which the band feature in.

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Doc Neeson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Belfast
Blues-rock, Rock music, Rock and roll Bernard Patrick "Doc" Neeson OAM was an Australian singer-songwriter and musician. He was the front man for the hard rock band The Angels from its formation in February 1976 to their ...more

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Gordon Blair is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Belfast
Gordon Blair Rock music, Punk rock Gordon Blair, usually known as Gordy Blair, is a Northern Irish musician. Blair started off his musical career as bass guitarist for Highway Star, the band that was to become Stiff Little ...more

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Brian Faloon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Belfast
Brian Faloon Rock music, Punk rock Brian Faloon is a musician born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He played drums for Highway Star, who were to become Stiff Little Fingers, having met two of the other band members at Belfast Boys' ...more

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Bluetree is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Belfast
Rock music, Contemporary Christian music, Electronic dance music Bluetree is a Northern Irish contemporary Christian band. The band is best known for its song "God of This City", which received international exposure when it was covered by Chris ...more

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Sweet Savage is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Belfast
Heavy metal, Hard rock Sweet Savage are a metal band from Belfast, Northern Ireland, formed in 1979. The band once included former Dio and Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell. Since forming in 1979, Sweet Savage ...more

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Sham Rock is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Belfast
Sham Rock Pop music, Folk music, Dance music Sham Rock are an Irish pseudo-folk band, best known for their 1998 single, "Tell Me Ma". The single remained in the UK Singles Chart for eleven weeks, peaking at number thirteen on the ...more

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Stalag 17 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Belfast
Stalag 17 Anarcho-punk, Punk rock Stalag 17 were an anarcho-punk band from Belfast, Northern Ireland that existed from 1980 to 1987.

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Condemned is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Belfast
Goregrind, Heavy metal, Deathgrind Condemned are a death metal / deathgrind band from Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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Burning Codes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Belfast
Burning Codes

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Catoan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Belfast
Catoan Rock music catoan was an Irish rock/prog-folk band, formed in Belfast in 2006 by singer, songwriter, and guitarist Paddy McKeown. The other band members were violinist Rúaidhrí Mannion, ...more

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Jim Reilly is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Belfast
Rock music, Punk rock James G. "Jim" Reilly is the second drummer for the Northern Ireland based punk band Stiff Little Fingers, with whom he played from 1979 to 1981. He played on the LPs Nobody's Heroes, ...more

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Oppenheimer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Belfast
Indie pop, New Wave, Electronic music Oppenheimer were an indie pop band from Belfast, Northern Ireland. The band was made up of musicians Shaun Robinson and Rocky O'Reilly. Robinson and O'Reilly were previously members of the now ...more

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Scald is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Belfast
Crust punk, Industrial music, Heavy metal Scald are an extreme metal band based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. They are known for their progressive, idiosyncratic sound which takes in elements of metal, post-hardcore, doom, punk, grind ...more

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Toxic Waste is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Belfast
Anarcho-punk, Punk rock Toxic Waste was an anarcho-punk band from Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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Language of Flowers is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Bands from Belfast
Indie, Indie rock Language of Flowers are a five piece indie-pop band originally from Belfast in Northern Ireland signed to San Francisco indie label Shelflife Records. As of 2006 its members are located in ...more

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Solemn Novena is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Bands from Belfast
Solemn Novena Gothic rock Solemn Novena were a gothic rock band from Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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Tin Pot Operation is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Bands from Belfast
Tin Pot Operation Punk rock, Indie rock Tin Pot Operation or TPO are an indie-punk band originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, where they have a large local following. They are notorious for the political content of their music ...more