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List of Famous Bands from Bristol

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

A list made up of bands like Portishead and Massive Attack.

If you're wondering, "What bands are from Bristol?" or "What is a list of Bristol bands?" then this list will answer your questions. (52 items)
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Portishead is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Bristol
Krautrock, Breakbeat, Folktronica
Portishead are an English band formed in 1991 in Bristol. They are named after the nearby town of the same name, eight miles west of Bristol. Portishead consists of Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons, ...more
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Massive Attack is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Bristol
Hip hop music, Soundtrack, Alternative hip hop
Massive Attack is an English musical group formed in 1988 in Bristol, consisting of Robert "3D" Del Naja and Grant "Daddy G" Marshall. Their debut album Blue Lines was ...more
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Eagles is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Bristol
Rock music
The Eagles were a British music quartet active from 1958 until the mid-1960s. They formed in 1958, at the Eagle House youth club in Knowle West, Bristol. Led by lead guitarist Terry Clarke, who ...more
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Bananarama is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Bristol
Girl group, Synthpop, New Wave
Bananarama are an English female pop music vocal group formed in London in 1979 by friends Sara Dallin, Siobhan Fahey and Keren Woodward. Their success on both pop and dance charts have earned ...more
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Simian Mobile Disco is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Bristol
Synthpop, Disco, Tech house
Simian Mobile Disco are an English electronic music duo and production team from London, formed in 2005 by James Ford and Jas Shaw of the band Simian. Musically, they are known for their ...more
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Onslaught is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Bristol
D-beat, Thrash metal, Heavy metal
Onslaught are an English thrash metal band from Bristol, England. Initially active from 1983 to 1991, they reformed in 2004. The band initially drew influence from second wave hardcore punk ...more
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Rob Ellis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Bristol
Dubstep
Rob Ellis, better known as Pinch, is a dubstep artist from Bristol, United Kingdom noted for his fusion of styles such as Reggae, World Music, and Dancehall with dubstep. He released his first ...more
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Evan Parker is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Bristol
Jazz, Free jazz, Free improvisation
Evan Shaw Parker is a British free-improvising saxophone player from the European free jazz scene. Recording and performing prolifically with many collaborators, Parker was a pivotal figure in ...more
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Stanton Warriors is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Bristol
House music, Breakbeat, Nu skool breaks
Stanton Warriors are an English DJ and production duo consisting of Dominic Butler and Mark Yardley. Originally from the West Country, the duo have performed internationally with their infamous ...more
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Dan Berridge is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Bristol
Hip hop music, Jazz, Ambient music
Dan Berridge is a film score composer.
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Paul Potts is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Bristol
Operatic pop, Classical music
Paul Robert Potts is a British singer. In 2007, he won the first series of ITV's Britain's Got Talent with his performance of "Nessun dorma", an aria from Puccini's opera Turandot. As ...more
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Kosheen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Bristol
Synthpop, Trip hop, Rock music
Kosheen are a British electronic music group based in Bristol, England. The trio consists of producers Markee Ledge and Darren Decoder, with singer and songwriter Sian Evans. The name of the ...more
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Fuck Buttons is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Bristol
Electronic music, Drone music, Noise music
Fuck Buttons are a two-piece electronic group formed in Bristol in 2004 by Andrew Hung and Benjamin John Power.
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Halo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Bristol
Alternative rock
Halo are a rock band from Bristol, England, who formed in 1999 and disbanded in 2004. In 2002, they released one album, and had three singles in the UK Singles Chart. They reformed in 2011 and ...more
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TC is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Bristol
Dubstep, Drum and bass
TC is the stage name of drum and bass producer, singer and Bristol DJ Tom Casswell. He left school and started making music inspired by the sounds of the Bristol scene and the music and ...more
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Hateful Abandon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Bristol
Gothic rock, Black metal, Positive punk
Hateful Abandon was formed by V/M (previously sole member of Basilisk and Abandon) and Swine (Salute vocalist/bassist) and released their debut Famine (or Into the Bellies of Worms) in 2008. ...more
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Beth Rowley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Bristol
Pop music, Urban contemporary gospel, Contemporary R&B
Beth Rowley is an English singer-songwriter.
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Beki Bondage is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Bristol
Punk rock
'Beki Bondage is an English singer, songwriter and guitarist, best known as the frontwoman of the punk band Vice Squad. She appeared on the front cover of a number of influential music tabloids ...more
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Vice Squad is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Bristol
Ska punk, Street punk, Ska
Vice Squad are an English punk band formed in 1978 in Bristol. The band was formed from two other local punk bands, The Contingent and TV Brakes. The songwriter and vocalist Beki Bondage was a ...more
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Ilya is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Bristol
Downtempo, Trip hop, Electronic music
Ilya are a duo from Bristol, England. The band consists of Joanna Swan and Nick Pullin. The band released their debut album They Died For Beauty in 2004, receiving a massive critical acclaim. It ...more
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Adge Cutler is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Bristol
Scrumpy and Western, Country
Alan John 'Adge' Cutler was an English singer best known as the frontman of the comic folk band the Wurzels. Cutler was known for his songs, but also his dry, West Country humour, and gained the ...more
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Chikinki is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Bristol
Synthpop
Chikinki are an English electro-pop band from Bristol, England.
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Decoder is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Bristol
Decoder Drum and bass
Darren Beale is a member of Kosheen and Decoder.
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Five Knuckle is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Bristol
Ska, Punk rock, Hardcore punk
Five Knuckle, originally known as Five Knuckle Shuffle, were a hardcore punk band from the UK.
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Amy Wadge is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Bristol
Rock music, Folk music
Amy Wadge is a Wales-based songwriter originally from Bristol. She has co-written tracks with Ed Sheeran.