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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

Albums: Portishead, Dummy, Third, Portishead: The Remixes, Volume 2, + more

Labels: London Records, Island Records, Go! Discs, Mercury, Go! Beat Records

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 ...more

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Massive Attack is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Bristol

Albums: Mezzanine, 100th Window, Blue Lines, Teardrop, No Protection, + more

Labels: EMI, Virgin Records

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 ...more

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Eagles is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Bristol

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', + more

Labels: PRT Records

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

Albums: Cruel Summer, Greatest Hits Collection, Shy Boy, Pop Life, Please Yourself, + more

Labels: Pony Canyon, London Records, Quality Records, Avex Trax, Curb Records, + more

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

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Simian Mobile Disco is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Bristol

Albums: Attack Decay Sustain Release, Unpatterns, Temporary Pleasure, Delicacies, Live in Japan, + more

Labels: Wichita Recordings, Kitsuné

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

Albums: Killing Peace, The Force, In Search of Sanity, Power From Hell, Sounds of Violence, + more

Labels: London Records, Candlelight Records, AFM Records

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 ...more
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Rob Ellis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Bristol
Genre: Dubstep; Nationality: United Kingdom

Albums: Pinch & Shackleton, Punisher (Remixes), Missing in Action: A Collection of Selected Tracks, B-Sides and Remixes from 2006-2010, Qawwali, + more

Labels: Soul Jazz Records, Planet Mu

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
Genre: Jazz, Free jazz & Free improvisation; Nationality: England

Albums: The Topography of the Lungs, Near Nadir, The Eleventh Hour, Drawn Inward, Chicago Solo, + more

Evan Shaw Parker (born 5 April 1944) is a British saxophone player who plays free jazz. Recording and performing prolifically with many collaborators, Parker was a pivotal figure in the ...more
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Stanton Warriors is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Bristol

Albums: FabricLive 30: Stanton Warriors, The Stanton Session, Stanton Sessions, Volume 2, Sessions IV, + more

Labels: Dirtybird

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
Genre: Hip hop music, Jazz & Ambient music; Nationality: United Kingdom

Albums: Compassion, The Vessel, In Finite, For the One EP

Labels: Memphis Industries, Grand Central Records

Broadway Project is the pseudonym for the most intelligent operation to reach Irish shores. Headed by project lead Graham [Redacted] this project grew to the giant we know it as today. ...more
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Paul Potts is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Bristol
Genre: Operatic pop and Classical music; Nationality: United Kingdom

Albums: One Chance, Passione, Nessun Dorma

Labels: Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Syco, Columbia

Paul Robert Potts (born 1970) is an English tenor. 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 ...more
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Kosheen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Bristol

Albums: Hungry, Resist, Kokopelli, Damage, All in My Head, + more

Labels: Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group

Kosheen were a British electronic music group based in Bristol, United Kingdom. The group consisted of singer-songwriter Sian Evans, songwriter-producer Markee Ledge and producer-songwriter ...more
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Fuck Buttons is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Bristol

Albums: Tarot Sport, Slow Focus, Street Horrrsing, Tour Split Single, The Red Wing / The Whip, + more

Labels: ATP Recordings

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

Albums: Lunatic Ride, Sanctimonious (disc 1), Cold Light of Day, Neverending (disc 1)

Labels: Sony Music Entertainment

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
Genre: Dubstep and Drum and bass; Nationality: United Kingdom

Albums: Resonator, With Me or Against Me, Deep / Robots, Where's My Money / Deep (Roni Size VIP mix), Rockstar / Game Over, + more

Labels: GOOD Music

TC (also known as Tommy Boy) 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 ...more
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Hateful Abandon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Bristol

Albums: Famine (Or Into the Bellies of Worms), Move

Labels: Todestrieb Records

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
Genre: Pop music, Urban contemporary gospel & Contemporary R&B; Nationality: England

Albums: Little Dreamer, Violets, Sweet Hours, Oh My Life, Wretched Body, + more

Labels: Universal Records, Blue Thumb Records

Beth Ann 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
Genre: Punk rock; Nationality: England

Albums: Cold Turkey

Labels: SOS Records, Riot City Records

Beki Bondage (born Rebecca Louise Bond; 3 June 1963 in Bristol) is an English singer, songwriter and guitarist, best known as the frontwoman of the punk band Vice Squad.She appeared on the front ...more
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Vice Squad is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Bristol

Albums: No Cause for Concern, Stand Strong Stand Proud, Shot Away, Rich and Famous, Resurrection, + more

Labels: SOS Records, EMI, Sudden Death Records, Riot City Records

Vice Squad are an English punk rock band formed in 1979 in Bristol. The band was formed from two other local punk bands, The Contingent and TV Brakes. The songwriter and vocalist Beki Bondage ...more
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Ilya is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Bristol

Albums: Dreaming Loud, They Died for Beauty, Poise Is the Greater Architect, Bliss, Carving Heads on Cherry Stones, + more

Labels: Universal Records, Virgin Records

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
Genre: Scrumpy and Western and Country; Nationality: England

Labels: EMI

Alan John 'Adge' Cutler (19 November 1930 – 5 May 1974) 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, ...more
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Chikinki is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Bristol

Albums: Experiment With Mother, The Balloon Factory, Lick Your Ticket, Brace, Brace, + more

Labels: Island Records, Kitty-Yo, Sink and Stove Records

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 Genre: Drum and bass; Nationality: England

Albums: Decoded EP, 21st Century Drum & Bass, Dissection, UXB / NuGen, Twister / Quake, + more

Decoder is the stage name of drum and bass and jungle producer Darren Beale and Mark Caro.
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Five Knuckle is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Bristol

Albums: Lost for Words, Far From Speechless, Balance, All Ages EP

Labels: Household Name Records

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
Genre: Rock music and Folk music; Nationality: United Kingdom

Albums: The Famous Hour, Just in Time, Open..., Bump

Amy Victoria Wadge (born 22 December 1975) is a British singer-songwriter living in Wales but originally from Bristol. She has co-written tracks with Ed Sheeran, including his hit song ...more