Bands/Musicians The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists  

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Cabaret artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good cabaret bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top cabaret bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Cabaret groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all cabaret bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest cabaret bands of all time, since the most famous cabaret artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best cabaret music.

You can click on the cabaret band names to see more information about that particular notable cabaret group. If they're near the top of the best cabaret artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top cabaret bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the cabaret band names themselves.

Use every item on this list for yours, from Chumbawamba to Josephine Baker. Every time you vote for an item you think deserves to be at the top, that item can rank higher. Show some love to your favorites like Marc Almond or Emilie Autumn.

All important, significant and iconic names in cabaret music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new cabaret bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of cabaret, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into cabaret music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good cabaret bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent cabaret bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best cabaret bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest cabaret musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular cabaret bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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Marc Almond is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

2
11 5
EastEnd Cabaret is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Cabaret, Comedy

3
6 2
Emilie Autumn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Synthpop, Dark cabaret, Electronic music

4
5 1
Édith Piaf is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Torch song, Chanson, Cabaret

5
8 5
Steam Powered Giraffe is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Steampunk, Rock music, Folk music

6
6 3
Max Raabe is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Cabaret, Orchestra, Comedy

7
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Ann Hampton Callaway is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
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8
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Christine Ebersole is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
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9
2 0
Thomas Nöla is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Lounge music, Folk music, Post-industrial music

10
4 3
Maude Maggart is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Cabaret

11
3 2
Liz Callaway is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Pop music, Cabaret, Jazz

12
3 2
Dagmar Krause is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Avant-progressive rock, Experimental rock, Cabaret

13
2 1
Jane Olivor is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Ballad, Pop music, Rock music

14
2 1
Josephine Baker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Music hall, Cabaret, French pop music

15
1 0
Paula West is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Cabaret, Vocal jazz

16
4 4
Willy DeVille is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Doo-wop, Americana, Rock music

17
4 4
Ute Lemper is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Cabaret, Jazz

18
3 3
Russ Lorenson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Cabaret, Traditional pop music, Jazz

19
3 3
Nancy Wilson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Pop music, Cabaret, Jazz

20
2 2
The World/Inferno Friendship S... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Anarcho-punk, Dark cabaret, Cabaret

21
2 2
Tony Monopoly is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Cabaret

22
2 2
Tino Rossi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Cabaret, French pop music

23
2 2
Vermillion Lies is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Pop music, Folk music, Dark cabaret

24
2 2
White Ghost Shivers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Cabaret, Jazz, Bluegrass

25
1 1
Mandy Lauderdale is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Lounge music, Cabaret, Jazz

26
1 1
Melanie Parry is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Adult contemporary music, Cabaret, Musical theatre

27
1 1
Codeine Velvet Club is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Cabaret, Alternative rock, Baroque pop

28
1 1
Norman Nawrocki is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Klezmer, Spoken word, Cabaret

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1 1
Chris Willsher is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Anarcho-punk, Cabaret, Alternative rock

30
1 1
Chumbawamba is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Rock music, World music, Dance

31
1 1
Salena Jones is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Cabaret, Jazz

32
1 1
Fascinating Aïda is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Cabaret, Satire, Comedy

33
1 1
Enda Markey is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Cabaret

34
1 1
Yard Dogs Road Show is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists

35
1 1
Justin Bond is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Cabaret, Alternative rock

36
1 1
Lola Blanc is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Pop music, Rock music, Cabaret

37
1 1
Frisky & Mannish is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Pop music, Cabaret, Comedy

38
1 1
May Alix is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Cabaret, Jazz

39
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Elisa Gabbai is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Cabaret, Schlager music, Jazz

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Jasmin Bašić is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Opera, Sevdalinka, Cabaret

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Kate Michaels is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Folk music, Cabaret, Musical theatre

42
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Jacqueline Taylor is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Cabaret, Musical theatre

43
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Kevin Quain is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Cabaret, Rock noir, Rock and roll

44
0 0
Marina Maximilian Blumin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Pop music, Cabaret, Jazz

45
0 0
Chesty Morgan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Cabaret

46
0 0
Terri White is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Cabaret, Musical theatre, Standard

47
0 0
Bert Visscher is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Cabaret

48
0 0
Barbara Lea is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Swing music, Cabaret, Jazz

49
5 6
Mireille Mathieu is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Chanson, Cabaret, Traditional pop music

50
4 5
Mink DeVille is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cabaret Bands/Artists
Doo-wop, Rock music, Cabaret