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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. (77 items)
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Bee Gees is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane
Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Disco
The Bee Gees were a pop music group formed in 1958. The group's line-up consisted of brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb. The trio were successful for most of their decades of recording ...more
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Savage Garden is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane
Melodic Rock, Pop music, Contemporary R&B
Savage Garden was an Australian pop duo consisting of Darren Hayes as vocalist and Daniel Jones as instrumentalist. Formed in Logan City, Queensland in 1994, the duo achieved international ...more
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The Veronicas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane
Pop punk, Synthpop, New Wave
The Veronicas are an Australian pop duo from Brisbane, Australia. They were formed in 1999 by identical twin sisters Lisa Origliasso and Jessica Origliasso. In addition to music the sisters ...more
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Bernard Fanning is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane
Indie pop, Rock music, Folk music
Bernard Fanning is an Australian musician and singer-songwriter. He is best known as the lead singer and frontman of Australian alternative rock band Powderfinger from its formation in 1989 to ...more
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The Grates is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane
Alternative rock, Indie rock
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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Darren Hayes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane
Pop music, Electronic dance music, Contemporary R&B
Darren Stanley Hayes is an Australian singer-songwriter. Hayes was the frontman and singer of the pop duo Savage Garden, whose 1997 album Savage Garden peaked at No. 1 in Australia, No. 2 in ...more
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Maurice Gibb is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane
Adult contemporary music, Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul
Maurice Ernest Gibb, CBE was a British musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer who achieved international fame in the Bee Gees. Although his brothers Barry and Robin Gibb were the ...more
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Regurgitator is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane
Hip hop music, Popular music, Pop music
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) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane
Jangle pop, New Wave, Indie rock
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) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane
Indie pop, Alternative rock, Indie rock
Darren Middleton is best known as lead guitarist and songwriter for alternative rock band Powderfinger. He was also lead singer/songwriter for Drag, currently touring his solo album ...more
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Ian Haug is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane
Indie pop, Alternative rock, Indie rock
Ian Haug is a lead guitarist, songwriter, and backing vocalist in the Australian rock band Powderfinger. Originally Haug was the lead vocalist before Bernard Fanning joined. Mainstays Haug and ...more
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Kate Miller‐Heidke is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane
Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music
Kate Miller-Heidke is a singer-songwriter from Brisbane, Australia. Although classically trained, she has followed a career in alternative pop music. She was signed to Sony Australia, Epic in ...more
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Daniel Jones is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane
Pop music, Rock music
Daniel Jones is a musician, songwriter, and record producer. He is best known for his part in the hugely popular Australian pop duo Savage Garden, whose international hit singles included the ...more
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Gina G is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane
Dance-pop, House music, Dance music
Gina G is an Australian singer who represented the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo 1996, with the song "Ooh Aah... Just a Little Bit", which reached #1 in the UK ...more
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Misery is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane
Black metal, Heavy metal, Blackened death metal
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) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane
Garage rock, Grunge, Post-grunge
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) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane
The Riptides Indie pop, Power pop
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) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane
Thrash metal, Black metal, Heavy metal
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) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane
Rock music, Pop rock, Post-grunge
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) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane
Rock music, Acoustic music
Peter Kenneth "Pete" Murray is an Australian singer-songwriter whose first three full-length albums have all reached #1 on the Australian music charts. He has been nominated several ...more
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Katie Noonan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane
Alternative rock, Jazz
Katie Anne Noonan 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 Elixir; performs ...more
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Lobby Loyde is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane
Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Psychedelic rock
Lobby Loyde, also known as John Barrie Lyde or Barry Lyde, was an Australian rock music guitarist, songwriter and producer. He was a member of 1960s groups, Purple Hearts which had a Top 40 hit ...more
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Steven Bishop is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane
Indie rock
Steven Bishop is an Australian drummer, formerly of Australian band Powderfinger though he left the band before their rise to prominence because of illness. Later, while working in the UK for ...more
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Intercooler is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane
Rock music
Intercooler is a rock band out of Brisbane, Australia
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Tim Steward is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane
Indie pop, Indie rock
Tim Steward is a musician, singer, and songwriter from Brisbane, Australia. Steward was born in the United Kingdom and moved to Townsville, Australia in 1985, and Brisbane in 1990. Steward is ...more