Bands/Musicians 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

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Screamfeeder is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane
Screamfeeder Alternative rock Screamfeeder is a rock band from Brisbane, Australia.

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Custard is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane
Indie rock Custard is an Australian indie rock band from Brisbane, Australia, that was formed in 1990.

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Boxcar is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane
Synthpop, Electronic music, House music Boxcar is an Australian Sydney-based synthpop and techno band. Formed in the mid-1980s in Brisbane by main songwriter guitarist and vocalist David Smith, he was soon joined by keyboardists Brett ...more

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Bobby Flynn is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane
Acoustic music, Alternative rock Robert Andrew "Bobby" Flynn is an Australian singer-songwriter. The band made a nationwide tour through Australia in 2007, appearing in many regional centres including Burnie, Wagga ...more

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Resin Dogs is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane
Hip hop music, Funk Resin Dogs are a Brisbane, Australia-based hip hop band, originally formed in 1996. Resin Dogs are a loose collective, a cut and paste sample band who use live drums, live bass, and elements of ...more

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Butterfingers is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane
Hip hop music, Alternative rock, Punk rock Butterfingers were an Australian hip hop group from Brisbane, Queensland. Most of their releases are on their own label, Valley Trash Records.

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Transport is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane
Alternative rock, Indie rock, Funk rock Transport is a three-piece independent rock band from Brisbane, Queensland, made up of Keir Nuttall, Scott Saunders and Steve Pope.

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Japunga is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane
Rock music, Heavy metal, Hard rock Japunga is a hard rock/metal band in Brisbane, Australia. Formed in 2001 and built on the life experiences of singer/songwriter/guitarist Jef Carter. Japunga released an EP titled beginnings in ...more

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Avalon Drive is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane
Rock music Avalon Drive was an Australian rock band from Brisbane, Queensland, formed in 2005. The band was composed of vocalist Damion Page, guitarist and backing vocalist Shane O'Keeffe, bassist Ryan ...more

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Small Mercies is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane
Pop rock, Alternative rock Small Mercies is a rock band from Brisbane, Australia. The band formed in 1997, and its current lineup is Steve Blaik, Danny Procopis, Marty O'Brien, and Jeff Reeves. Small Mercies have released ...more

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Oliver Jones is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane
Pop music, Rock music

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Adam Lopez is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane
Pop music, Latin American music, Rhythm and blues Adam Lopez Costa, billed as Adam Lopez, is an Australian pop musician, vocal coach, and session vocalist. He is noted for his ability to produce extremely high notes in his whistle register and ...more

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The Red Paintings is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane
Experimental rock, Experimental music, Alternative rock The Red Paintings are an orchestral art rock band originally formed in Geelong, Victoria, Australia. The band consists of lead vocalist and songwriter Trash McSweeney on guitar, sequencing and ...more

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The Butterfly Effect is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane
Heavy metal, Post-grunge, Art rock The Butterfly Effect is an alternative metal band from Brisbane, Australia, formed in 1999. The band released a self-titled debut EP in 2001, and then three full-length album afterwards; Begins ...more

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Dead Letter Circus is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane
Electronic music, Post-grunge, Alternative rock Dead Letter Circus are an alternative rock band from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Their debut album This Is the Warning debuted at No. 2 on the Australian album charts and spawned a number ...more

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An Horse is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane
Indie, Shoegazing, Pop music An Horse is a two-person indie rock band from Brisbane, Australia, composed of Kate Cooper of Iron On on vocals and guitar and Damon Cox of Intercooler on drums. In 2008 they toured the United ...more

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Aneiki is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane
Aneiki Pop music Aneiki is a Brisbane pop duo made up of Jennifer Waite and Grant Wallis. The duo was originally called Halogen, but were forced to change their name after a Perth-based band of the same name ...more

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George is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane
George Rock music George are a rock band from Brisbane, Australia. Their first album, Polyserena reached #1 in the Australian Charts on 17 March 2002.

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Full Fathom Five is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane
Rock music, Electronic dance music, Rock and roll Full Fathom Five is a six-piece band from Brisbane, Australia, that performs a minimalist blend of rock and electronica that has been described as "Chemical Brothers on valium". In ...more

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Not From There is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane
Noise rock, Alternative rock, Indie rock Not from There is an Australian indie rock band formed in 1991 in United Kingdom, but relocated to Brisbane, Queensland by 1992. They had success in the late 1990s with their 1998 single, ...more

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Drag is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane
New Wave, Alternative rock Drag is an Australian rock band led by Darren Middleton, most known as the lead guitarist from highly successful Australian group Powderfinger.

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Queensland Youth Choir is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane
Pop music, Rock music, Folk music Robert Clark founded the Queensland Youth Choir in 1984, originally as a training program for young singers. The choir has since evolved into four performance choirs: Poco Voci, StellaVoce, ...more

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The Boat People is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane
The Boat People Indie pop, Indie rock The Boat People are an Australian four-piece indie pop band. The Brisbane based group consists of James O'Brien, Robin Waters, Charles Dugan and Tony Garret. They cite Crowded House and The ...more

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Drawn from Bees is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane
Rock music, Progressive rock, Art rock Drawn from Bees are an art rock band from Brisbane, Australia. The band is composed of Dan James, Stew Riddle, Raven Jones and Matt Wedmaier. Drawn from Bees are signed to local Brisbane-based ...more

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Rhubarb is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Bands from Brisbane
Rhubarb Rock music Rhubarb were an Australian rock band, best known for their song "Exerciser", released in 1999. They disbanded in 2006.