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List of Famous Bands from Buffalo

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

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  • 1

    Goo Goo Dolls

    Jangle pop, Classic rock

    AlbumsBlack Balloon, Let Love In, "Name", Goo Goo Dolls, Dizzy Up the Girl

    Goo Goo Dolls is an American rock band formed in 1986 in Buffalo, New York, by guitarist/vocalist Johnny Rzeznik, bassist/vocalist Robby Takac, and drummer George Tutuska. Mike Malinin was the band's...  more

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  • 2

    Brian McKnight

    Pop music, Contemporary R&B

    AlbumsAnytime, Bethlehem, I'll Be Home for Christmas, Brian McKnight, Gemini

    Brian McKnight (born June 5, 1969) is an American R&B singer-songwriter, arranger, producer, multi-instrumentalist and musician. McKnight is most recognized for his strong falsetto and belting range....  more

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  • 3

    John Rzeznik

    Rock music, Grunge

    AlbumsI'm Still Here

    John Joseph Theodore Rzeznik (; born December 5, 1965) is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and producer. He became known as the guitarist and frontman of the rock band the Goo Goo Dolls, of...  more
  • 4

    Cannibal Corpse

    Brutal death metal, Death metal

    AlbumsButchered at Birth, Kill, Gallery of Suicide, Tomb of the Mutilated, Eaten Back to Life

    Cannibal Corpse is a death metal band from Buffalo, New York, now based in Tampa, Florida. Formed in December 1988, the band has released fourteen studio albums, two box sets, four video albums, and...  more

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  • 5

    Gym Class Heroes

    Hip hop music, Indie pop

    AlbumsThe Papercut Chronicles, As Cruel as School Children, ...For the Kids, Patches from the Quilt, Clothes Off!!

    Gym Class Heroes are an American rap rock group from Geneva, New York, United States. The group formed in 1997 when Travie McCoy met drummer Matt McGinley during their high school gym class. The...  more
  • 6


    Rock music, Jam band

    AlbumsWormwood, Sticks and Stones, Dither, Headseed, Tin Cans and Car Tires.

    Moe (commonly stylized as moe.) is an American jam band, formed at the University at Buffalo in 1989. The band members are Rob Derhak (bass, vocals), Al Schnier (guitar, vocals, keyboard), Chuck...  more
  • 7

    Jim Hall

    Cool jazz, Post-bop

    AlbumsThe Unreleased Sessions, Jim Hall & Pat Metheny, Concierto, Free Association, Jim Hall & Basses

    James Stanley Hall (December 4, 1930 – December 10, 2013) was an American jazz guitarist, composer and arranger. Premier Guitar magazine stated that "It could be argued that the jazz guitar tree is...  more
  • 8

    Black Rob

    Hip hop music

    AlbumsLife Story, Game Tested, Streets Approved, The Black Rob Report, Whoa!

    Black Rob (born Robert Ross; July 12, 1969) is an American rapper who was formerly signed to Bad Boy. He is best known for the 2000 single "Whoa!", which reached the Billboard Hot 100....  more

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  • 9

    Robby Takac

    Rock music, Grunge
    Robert Carl Takac Jr. (born September 30, 1964) is an American rock bassist and vocalist. Takac is one of the founding members of the Goo Goo Dolls, along with Johnny Rzeznik....  more
  • 10

    Malevolent Creation

    Thrash metal, Heavy metal

    AlbumsEnvenomed, Retribution, Eternal, In Cold Blood, Joe Black

    Malevolent Creation is an American death metal band formed in Buffalo, New York in 1987. The band’s original members were vocalist Brett Hoffmann, guitarists Phil Fasciana and Jeff Juskiewicz,...  more
  • 11

    Willie Nile

    Rock music, Folk rock

    AlbumsWillie Nile, Streets of New York, House of a Thousand Guitars, Places I Have Never Been, The Innocent Ones

    Willie Nile (born Robert Noonan; June 7, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter. In 1980, Nile released his self-titled debut album. His early career was interrupted by various problems, but he...  more
  • 12

    Patrick Wilson

    Pop punk, Rock music
    Patrick George Wilson (born February 1, 1969) is an American musician, singer and songwriter. He is best known as the drummer and co-founding member of the alternative rock band Weezer, with whom he...  more
  • 13

    Cute Is What We Aim For

    Pop punk, Rock music

    AlbumsThe Same Old Blood Rush With a New Touch, Rotation

    Cute Is What We Aim For is a rock band from Buffalo, New York. The band formed in 2005, and since have released two albums: The Same Old Blood Rush with a New Touch and Rotation. The band was...  more
  • 14


    Emo, Indie rock

    AlbumsThe Fragile Fall, Drag Queen

  • 15

    Dyke & the Blazers

    Rhythm and blues, Soul music

    AlbumsSo Sharp!, Dyke's Greatest Hits, Runaway People / I'm So All Alone, Let a Woman Be a Woman - Let a Man Be a Man / Uuh, Funky Bull

    Dyke and the Blazers was an influential American funk band led by Arlester Christian. The band was formed in 1965 and recorded until 1971, when Christian died. Among their most successful records...  more
  • 16

    The Bloody Hollies

    Punk blues, Rock music

    AlbumsWho to Trust, Who to Kill, Who to Love, Got It Where It Counts!, Yours Until the Bitter End

    The Bloody Hollies are an American punk rock band from Buffalo, New York, formed in 2000. Their lineup comprised three art school students. Their debut record, Got it Where it Counts!, came out on...  more
  • 17

    AlbumsWhat a Way to Go

    Ray Kennedy (born May 13, 1954) is an American country music artist. He has recorded two albums for Atlantic Records. His two Atlantic albums produced a total of four singles on the Hot Country Songs...  more
  • 18

    Stacy Clark

    Pop music, Folk music

    AlbumsMeanwhile..., Movement, Apples and Oranges, Connect the Dots

    Stacy Clark (born September 21, 1980) is an American singer-songwriter born in Buffalo, New York....  more
  • 19

    Every Time I Die

    Rock music, Mathcore

    AlbumsGutter Phenomenon, Last Night in Town, Hot Damn!, New Junk Aesthetic, The Big Dirty

    Every Time I Die is an American hardcore punk band from Buffalo, New York, formed in 1998. They have garnered acclaim for their energetic and intense live shows. They announced on July 14, 2008 that...  more
  • 20


    Noise rock, Metalcore

    AlbumsLookinglasself, The California Takeover... Live, Progression Through Unlearning, End Transmission, Bright Flashes

    Snapcase is a hardcore punk band from Buffalo, New York. Their records were released on the Chicago record label, Victory Records. During the course of the band's initial run of fourteen years, they...  more
  • 21

    Patrick Cowley

    Synthpop, Electronic music

    AlbumsMind Warp, School Daze, Megatron Man, 12 by 12: The Patrick Cowley Collection, The Ultimate Collection

    Patrick Joseph Cowley (October 19, 1950 – November 12, 1982) was an American disco and Hi-NRG dance music composer and recording artist. Besides Giorgio Moroder, he is often credited as a pioneer of...  more
  • 22

    Aaron Trubic

    Americana, Rhythm and blues
    As an experienced studio and touring musician, recording engineer, producer, vocalist, cellist and writer, Aaron Trubic has proudly garnered numerous commercial recording credits for both major and...  more
  • 23

    Sam Noto

    Sam Noto is an American jazz trumpeter born in Buffalo, New York, perhaps best known for his work with Stan Kenton during the 1950s....  more
  • 24

    Seth Horan

    Seth Horan is an American bassist/singer-songwriter from Buffalo, New York who started a successful solo career after stints with Darwin's Waiting Room and Vertical Horizon. His songwriting showcases...  more
  • 25

    The Reign of Kindo

    Jazz fusion, Jazz

    AlbumsRhythm Chord & Melody, Play With Fire, The Reign of Kindo EP, This Is What Happens

    The Reign of Kindo is a band from Buffalo, New York, currently signed to Candyrat Records....  more