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List of Famous Bands from Brisbane

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

Bee Gees and Savage Garden are only the beginning of the bands on this list.

If you're wondering, "What bands are from Brisbane?" or "What is a list of Brisbane bands?" then this list will answer your questions. (78 items)
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Bee Gees is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane

Albums: Saturday Night Fever, Main Course, Spirits Having Flown, Living Eyes, Size Isn't Everything, + more

The Bee Gees were a pop music group formed in 1958. Their lineup consisted of brothers Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb. The trio were especially successful as a popular music act in the late ...more

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The Saints is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane

Albums: All Times Through Paradise, Nothing Is Straight in My House, Imperious Delirium, Prodigal Son, Eternally Yours, + more

The Saints are a rock band, originating in Brisbane, Australia founded by Chris Bailey, Ivor Hay, and Ed Kuepper in 1974. Alongside mainstay Bailey, the group has had numerous line-ups. In 1975, ...more

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Savage Garden is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane

Albums: Savage Garden, Affirmation (live), Greatest Hits, The Best Thing, The Future of Earthly Delites, + more

Savage Garden were an Australian pop duo consisting of Darren Hayes on vocals and Daniel Jones on instruments. Formed in Logan City, Queensland, in 1994, the duo achieved international success ...more

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The Veronicas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane

Albums: Hook Me Up, Complete, The Secret Life Of..., Revenge Is Sweeter Tour, Sessions@AOL, + more

The Veronicas are an Australian pop duo from Brisbane. The group was formed in 2004 by identical twin sisters Lisa and Jessica Origliasso. In 2005, the Veronicas released their debut studio ...more

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Bernard Fanning is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane
Genre: Indie pop, Rock music & Folk music; Nationality: Australia

Albums: Tea & Sympathy, Departures, iTunes Session, Wish You Well, Wish You Well

Bernard Fanning (born 15 August 1969) is an Australian musician and singer-songwriter. He was the lead vocalist of Queensland alternative rock band Powderfinger from its formation in 1989 to its ...more

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The Grates is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane

Albums: Gravity Won't Get You High, Teeth Lost, Hearts Won., Secret Rituals, Burn Bridges, + more

The Grates are a three-piece indie rock band from Brisbane, Australia. The band consists of vocalist Patience Hodgson, guitarist John Patterson and current drummer Ritchie Daniell. The band was ...more

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#1,808 of 2,211 The Best Rock Bands of All Timelisted on List of Famous Bands from Australia

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Darren Hayes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane
Darren Hayes Genre: Pop music, Electronic dance music & Contemporary R&B; Nationality: United Kingdom

Albums: The Tension and the Spark, Spin, This Delicate Thing We've Made, We Are Smug, I Miss You, + more

Darren Stanley Hayes (born 8 May 1972) is an Australian singer-songwriter, and podcaster. Hayes was the frontman and singer of the pop duo Savage Garden until it disbanded in 2001. Their 1997 ...more

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Maurice Gibb is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane
Genre: Adult contemporary music, Blues-rock & Blue-eyed soul; Nationality: Isle of Man

Albums: A Breed Apart

Maurice Ernest Gibb (; 22 December 1949 – 12 January 2003) was a British musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer, who achieved fame as a member of the pop group Bee Gees. Although his ...more

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Regurgitator is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane

Albums: Tu-Plang, Unit, Eduardo and Rodriguez Wage War on T-Wrecks, Mish Mash, Dirty Pop Fantasy, + more

Regurgitator are an Australian band from Brisbane that consists of Quan Yeomans, Ben Ely, and Peter Kostic. The band formed in 1993, its original line-up consisting of Yeomans, Ely and drummer ...more

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The Go-Betweens is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane

Albums: Intermission: The Best of the Solo Recordings 1990-1997, Oceans Apart, Liberty Belle and the Black Diamond Express, The Friends of Rachel Worth, Send Me a Lullaby, + more

The Go-Betweens were an indie rock band formed in Brisbane, Australia in 1977 by singer-songwriters and guitarists, Robert Forster and Grant McLennan. They were later joined by Lindy Morrison on ...more

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Darren Middleton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane
Genre: Indie pop, Alternative rock & Indie rock; Nationality: Australia

Albums: Drag the Way Out

Darren Middleton (born 4 October 1971) is best known as lead guitarist and songwriter for alternative rock band Powderfinger. He was also lead singer/songwriter for Drag; his current solo tour ...more
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Ian Haug is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane
Genre: Indie pop, Alternative rock & Indie rock; Nationality: Australia
Ian Haug (born 21 February 1970) is an Australian musician and the lead guitarist, songwriter, and backing vocalist in the rock band Powderfinger from its formation in 1989 until its breakup in ...more
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Kate Miller‐Heidke is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane
Genre: Adult contemporary music, Pop music & Rock music; Nationality: Australia

Albums: Nightflight, Little Eve, Curiouser, Fatty Gets a Stylist, Circular Breathing, + more

Kate Miller-Heidke (; born 16 November 1981) is an Australian singer-songwriter and actress. Although classically trained, she has followed a career in alternative pop music. She was signed to ...more

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Daniel Jones is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane
Genre: Pop music and Rock music; Nationality: United Kingdom
Daniel Jones (born 22 July 1973) is an Australian musician, songwriter, and record producer. He is best known for being a member of the successful Australian pop duo Savage Garden, whose ...more
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Gina G is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane

Albums: Get Up & Dance, Fresh!, Just a Little Bit, I Belong to You, Gimme Some Love, + more

Gina G (born Gina Mary Gardiner, 3 August 1970) is an Australian singer who represented the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo 1996, with the song "Ooh Aah... Just a ...more

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Misery is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane
Misery was a death metal band from Brisbane, Australia. Since forming in 1991, the band has released four albums and an EP. The band split in 2005, but has reformed once more for an East Coast ...more

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Violent Soho is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane

Albums: Pigs and TV, Violent Soho, We Don't Belong Here, My Pal/Task Force, Hungry Ghost, + more

Violent Soho are an Australian rock band that was formed in 2004 in the Brisbane suburb of Mansfield, Queensland. The band consists of Luke Boerdam on guitar/vocals, James Tidswell on ...more

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The Riptides is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane
The Riptides

Albums: Resurface, Sunset Strip, Riptides, Tomorrows Tears

The Riptides were a band from Brisbane Australia and worked largely as a vehicle for the song-writing talents of Mark "Cal" Callaghan. The band also featured a number of notable
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Gospel Of The Horns is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane

Albums: Realm of the Damned, Ceremonial Conjuration, Eve of the Conqueror, A Call to Arms

Gospel of the Horns is a black metal band that was formed in 1993 by guitarist Shane Transvaal D & Mark Howitzer. Originating from Brisbane, Australia, the band released 2 EP's and 2 ...more
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Powderfinger is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane

Albums: Vulture Street, Double Allergic, Parables for Wooden Ears, Dream Days at the Hotel Existence, Internationalist, + more

Powderfinger were an Australian rock band formed in Brisbane in 1989. From 1992 until their break-up in 2010 the line-up consisted of vocalist Bernard Fanning, guitarists Darren Middleton and ...more

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Pete Murray is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane
Genre: Rock music and Acoustic music; Nationality: Australia

Albums: See the Sun, Blue Sky Blue, The Game, Summer at Eureka, Feeler: 10 Year Anniversary Edition (disc 2), + more

Pete Murray is the name of: Pete Murray (Australian singer-songwriter) (born 1969), Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist Pete Murray (DJ) (born 1925), British radio and television ...more
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Katie Noonan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane
Genre: Alternative rock and Jazz; Nationality: Australia

Albums: Skin, John Course & Mrtimothy Present Second Skin, the Katie Noonan (remix album), Blackbird: The Music of Lennon & McCartney, Live B-Side Sessions, + more

Katie Anne Noonan (born 2 May 1977) is an Australian singer-songwriter. In addition to a successful solo career encompassing opera, jazz, pop, rock and dance, she sings in the groups george and ...more
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Lobby Loyde is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane
Genre: Rock music, Rhythm and blues & Psychedelic rock; Nationality: Australia
Lobby Loyde (born John Baslington Lyde, 18 May 1941 – 21 April 2007), also known as John Barrie Lyde or Barry Lyde, was an Australian rock music guitarist, songwriter and producer. He was a ...more
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Steven Bishop is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane
Genre: Indie rock; Nationality: Australia
Steven Bishop (born 3 March 1970) is an Australian drummer, formerly of Australian band Powderfinger though he left the band before their rise to prominence because of illness. Later, while ...more
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Intercooler is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane

Albums: Old School Is the New School, Forever or Whatever, Dance of a Thousand Promises, Goodness of the Girl

Intercooler is a rock band out of Brisbane, Australia