List of Famous Bands from Bristol

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.

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  • Portishead
    Krautrock, Breakbeat, Folktronica
    • Albums: Portishead, Dummy, Third, Portishead: The Remixes, Volume 2
    Portishead are an English band formed in 1991 in Bristol. They are often considered one of the pioneers of trip hop music. The band are named after the nearby town of the same name, eight miles west ...more
  • Massive Attack
    Hip hop music, Soundtrack, Alternative hip hop
    • Albums: Mezzanine, 100th Window, Blue Lines, Teardrop, No Protection
    Massive Attack are a British musical group formed in 1988 in Bristol, United Kingdom, consisting of Robert "3D" Del Naja, Grant "Daddy G" Marshall and formerly Andy "Mushroom" Vowles ("Mush"). Their ...more
  • Eagles
    Rock music
    • Albums: Exodus: The Main Theme / March of the Eagles, Come on Baby (To the Floral dance) / Theme From Station Six Sahara, The Desperados / Special Agent, Andorra / Moonstruck, Write Me a Letter / Wishin' and Hopin'
    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 used ...more
  • Bananarama
    Girl group, Synthpop, New Wave
    • Albums: Cruel Summer, Greatest Hits Collection, Shy Boy, Pop Life, Please Yourself
    Bananarama are an English female pop music vocal duo, originally formed as a trio in London in 1981 by friends Sara Dallin, Siobhan Fahey and Keren Woodward. Their success on both pop and dance ...more
  • Simian Mobile Disco
    Synthpop, Disco, Tech house
    • Albums: Attack Decay Sustain Release, Unpatterns, Temporary Pleasure, Delicacies, Live in Japan
    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 analogue ...more
  • Onslaught
    D-beat, Thrash metal, Heavy metal
    • Albums: Killing Peace, The Force, In Search of Sanity, Power From Hell, Sounds of Violence
    Onslaught are an English thrash metal band from Bristol, England. Initially active from 1982 to 1991, they reformed in 2005. The band initially drew influence from second wave hardcore punk bands ...more