Bands/Musicians 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
Portishead 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
Massive Attack 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
Eagles 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
Bananarama 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
Simian Mobile Disco 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
Onslaught 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
Rob Ellis 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
Evan Parker 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
Stanton Warriors 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
Dan Berridge 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
Paul Potts 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
Kosheen 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
Fuck Buttons 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
Halo 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
TC 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
Hateful Abandon 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
Beth Rowley 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
Beki Bondage 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
Vice Squad 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
Ilya 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
Adge Cutler 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
Chikinki 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
Five Knuckle 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
Amy Wadge Rock music, Folk music Amy Wadge is a Wales-based songwriter originally from Bristol. She has co-written tracks with Ed Sheeran.

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Specimen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Bands from Bristol
Specimen New Wave, Gothic rock, Deathrock Specimen are a British band formed in the 1980s. Their music has been described as spanning many different genres of music, including glam, goth, punk and post-punk, and the band is widely ...more

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Nellee Hooper is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Bands from Bristol
Nellee Hooper Trip hop, Rock music, House music Nellee Hooper is a British producer/remixer/composer known for his work with many major recording artists beginning in the late 1980s. He also debuted as a motion picture music composer with ...more

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Sunna is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Bands from Bristol
Sunna Industrial rock, Industrial music, Alternative metal Sunna are a hard rock and industrial rock band from Bristol, England. They released their third album, After the Third Pin on 3 October 2011.

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Disorder is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Bands from Bristol
Disorder Disorder are a hardcore punk band that formed in the Bristol area of the United Kingdom in 1980, and has existed with varying line-ups to this day. Disorder are a band who aligned with ...more

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Chaotic Dischord is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Bands from Bristol
Chaotic Dischord Punk rock Chaotic Dischord were a punk rock band from Bristol, England, formed by members of Vice Squad and their road crew in 1981. The band also recorded a one-off EP under the name Sex Aids.

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Straw is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Bands from Bristol
Straw Indie, Britpop, Indie rock Straw were an English pop band that released one album, Shoplifting, in 1999.

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Robert Del Naja is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Bands from Bristol
Robert Del Naja Trip hop, Electronic dance music, Electronica Robert Del Naja, also known as 3D, is an English artist, musician, singer and songwriter. Initially gaining notoriety as a graffiti artist and member of the Bristol collective known as "The ...more

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Get the Blessing is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Bands from Bristol
Get the Blessing Jazz fusion, Jazz Get the Blessing are a jazz rock quartet based in Bristol, England, active since 2000. They were formed when Jim Barr and Clive Deamer, the rhythm section from the trip hop group Portishead, ...more

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Burning Skies is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Bands from Bristol
Burning Skies Gothic rock, Deathcore, Post-punk Burning Skies is an EP by English post-punk band Tones on Tail. It was released on 6 May 1983, through record label Situation Two.

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Head is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Bands from Bristol
Head Trip hop, Britpop, Alternative rock Head were an English rock band of the late 1980s.

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Alien Stash Tin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Bands from Bristol
Alien Stash Tin Blues-rock, Rock music, Space rock

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Way Out West is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Bands from Bristol
Way Out West Downtempo, Chill-out music, Trance music Way Out West are a UK progressive house, trance and progressive breaks group from Bristol, England consisting of producers and DJs Jody Wisternoff and Nick Warren. They came to fame in the 1990s ...more

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Keren Woodward is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Bands from Bristol
Keren Woodward New Wave, Pop music Keren Jane Woodward is an English pop singer and songwriter of British girl group Bananarama, co-founded by her school friend Sara Dallin and Irish musician Siobhan Fahey. She has known her ...more

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The Pop Group is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Bands from Bristol
The Pop Group Noise rock, Punk rock, Punk funk The Pop Group are a British post-punk band formed in Bristol in 1977. Regarded as a pioneering act of the post-punk era, The Pop Group released three albums and several singles before disbanding ...more

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Minotaur Shock is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Bands from Bristol
Minotaur Shock Intelligent dance music, Electronica Minotaur Shock is the stage name of David Edwards, a Bristol-based electronica musician. His 2005 album Maritime was his first album released through 4AD Records, having previously released work ...more

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Secret Shine is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Bands from Bristol
Secret Shine Shoegazing, Dream pop, Indie rock Secret Shine are a British shoegazing band formed in the early 1990s, who were signed to Sarah Records. Although early releases with both Sarah and A Turntable Friend followed the more linear ...more

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Startled Insects is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Bands from Bristol
Startled Insects Startled Insects was a British new wave instrumental jazz group. Their music was a unique mix of experimental synthesizer textures and ethnic rhythms.

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Mesh is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Bands from Bristol
Mesh Synthpop Mesh are a synthpop band from Bristol, England, formed in 1991.

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Sara Dallin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Bands from Bristol
Sara Dallin New Wave, Pop music Sara Elizabeth Dallin is an English musician mostly noted for her membership of the group Bananarama, which she co-founded with her childhood friend Keren Woodward. Dallin was born in Bristol, ...more

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Patrick Duff is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Bands from Bristol
Patrick Duff Folk rock, Alternative rock Patrick Duff is an English singer-songwriter, and was the lead singer of the alternative rock band Strangelove.

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Steven Reid Williams is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Bands from Bristol
Steven Reid Williams Steven Reid Williams is an English pianist and singer-songwriter born in Bristol, England.

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Xample is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Bands from Bristol
Xample Dubstep, Drum and bass Xample is British drum and bass producer and DJ Gavin Harris, who originates from Bristol, England. He has been releasing records since 2003. In June 2007, he scored a number 1 on the UK Dance ...more

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Phantom Limb is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Bands from Bristol
Phantom Limb Soul music, Country Phantom Limb are an English country/soul band from Bristol, England. The band was formed as a "christmas present" to themselves after recording material written in Rockfield Studios. ...more

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Simon Hill is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Bands from Bristol
Simon Hill Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz Simon Hill, is a musician, songwriter and record producer. Simon started his career playing drums, recording and touring with bands including JTQ, Kim Wilde, Pet Shop Boys, Westlife and Steps. ...more

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The Cortinas is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Bands from Bristol
The Cortinas Punk rock The Cortinas are a 1970s Bristol-based punk rock band. Guitarist Nick Sheppard went on to play with The Clash. In 2001, the band's debut single, "Fascist Dictator", was included in a ...more