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List of Famous Bands from Calgary

Updated June 8, 2017 33k views35 items

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

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  • 1
    Indie pop, Synthpop

    AlbumsSo Jealous, This Business of Art, The Con, If It Was You, Sainthood

    Tegan and Sara are a Canadian indie pop band formed in 1998 in Calgary, Alberta, composed of identical twin sisters Tegan Rain Quin and Sara Keirsten Quin (born September 19, 1980). Both musicians...  more

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  • 2
    Indie pop, Anti-folk

    AlbumsThe Reminder, Let It Die, Metals, 2007-04-26: Le Grand Rex, Paris

    Leslie Feist (born 13 February 1976) is a Canadian indie pop singer-songwriter and guitarist, performing both as a solo artist and as a member of the indie rock group Broken Social Scene. Feist...  more

    The Best Feist Albums, Ranked#354 of 500 The Best Female Vocalists Ever#187 of 476 The Most Hipster Bands

  • 3
    Rock music, Pop rock

    AlbumsLoverboy, Big Ones, Keep It Up, Wildside, Get Lucky

    Loverboy is a Canadian rock group formed in 1979 in Calgary, Alberta. Throughout the 1980s, the band accumulated numerous hit songs in Canada and the United States, earning four multi-platinum albums...  more

    #78 of 376 Musicians Who Belong In The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame#92 of 465 The Greatest Musical Artists of the '80s#228 of 1,681 The Best Rock Bands Of All Time

  • 4
    Pop punk, Rock music

    AlbumsPink Razors, Born on the First of July, From Scene to Shining Scene, Chixdiggit!, Chixdiggit! II

    Chixdiggit is a pop punk band formed in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The idea of the band was conceived by three high-school students in 1990 when they started making band t-shirts for the as yet...  more
  • 5
    Dark ambient, Synthpop
    Nivek Ogre (born Kevin Graham Ogilvie December 5, 1962) is a Canadian musician, performance artist and actor, best known for his work with the industrial music group Skinny Puppy, which he co-founded...  more
  • 6
    Pop music

    AlbumsLove Is the Only Soldier, Jann Arden, Happy?, Blood Red Cherry, Uncover Me

    Jann Arden, (born Jann Arden Anne Richards; March 27, 1962) is a Canadian singer-songwriter and actress. She is famous for her signature ballads, "Could I Be Your Girl" and "Insensitive", which is...  more
  • 7

    AlbumsRisk, Calm Before the Storm, What I Want to Be Remembered For, A Paul Brandt Christmas: Shall I Play for You?, Outside the Frame

    Paul Rennée Belobersycky (born July 21, 1972) is a Canadian country music artist, known professionally as Paul Brandt. Growing up in Calgary, he was a pediatric RN at the time of his big break. In...  more

    #6 of 13 The Best Alberta Country Bands#32 of 45 The Best Country Singers with Deep Voices#5 of 34 The Best Country Singers Who Weren't Born in America

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    AlbumsMelissa O'Neil, Alive

    Melissa Crystal O'Neil (born July 12, 1988) is a Canadian singer and stage and screen actress who was the winner of the third season of Canadian Idol in 2005. She was the first Canadian female...  more
  • 9
    Country

    AlbumsGeorge Fox, Time of My Life, Survivor, Mustang Heart, Greatest Hits 1987 - 1997

    George Fox (born March 23, 1960 in Calgary, Alberta) is a country/western music singer/songwriter raised in Cochrane, Alberta, the son of cattle ranchers Bert and Gert Fox. His debut single...  more
  • 10
    Folk music, Electronic dance music

    AlbumsInfiniheart, Skelliconnection, The Green Corridor: Series 02, Soft Airplane, Shrink Dust

    Chad VanGaalen (born 1977) is a Canadian musician and artist from Calgary, Alberta....  more
  • 11
    Pop music, Contemporary R&B

    AlbumsAngel Eyes, The Phoenix, Identity, Can't Get Enough, Storyteller

    Raghav Mathur (born April 2, 1981), known professionally as Raghav, is a Canadian singer/songwriter. He has released three studio albums: the debut Storyteller in 2004, Identity in 2009 and The...  more
  • 12
    Traditional music, Rock music
    John Whynot is nominated for Best Recording Engineer in the 2000 Juno Awards....  more
  • 13
    Melodic hardcore, Skate punk

    AlbumsFast Forward Eats the Tape, Because No One Stopped Us, 'Twas Hell Said Former Child, All of It, Angels Live in My Town

    Belvedere is a Canadian skate punk band formed in 1995....  more
  • 14
    Hip hop music

    AlbumsConquest LP, The Invasion LP, Mission Statement, Invasion, Redefine

    Dragon Fli Empire is a Canadian hip hop duo formed in 2002 from Calgary, comprising Tarik Robinson, also known as Teekay, and Adam Hicks, also known as DJ Cosm. DFE's first album, Conquest, was...  more
  • 15
    Pop punk, Rock music

    AlbumsA Single Strand, Lay Your Weapons Down, Fight the Night, Counterproductive

    Kiros was a Canadian Christian rock band formed in 2002 in Calgary. The band's name, Kiros, comes from the Greek word meaning "a moment of divine time". Kiros has played in such gigs as the Spring...  more
  • 16
    Musical improvisation, Progressive rock
    Tetrix is a Canadian psychedelic rock/improvised music band formed in Calgary. The band was formed in 2001 with the intention of exploring connections between jazz, psychedelic rock, hip hop, punk...  more
  • 17
    Stu Phillips (born January 19, 1933) is a Canadian-American country singer from Montreal, Quebec. Stu and his wife Aldona operate Long Hollow Winery in Goodlettsville, near Nashville. He is also an...  more
  • 18
    Contemporary Christian music
  • 19
    Lisa Lobsinger is an indie rock singer from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She is the lead singer for the band Reverie Sound Revue and is known for her powerful voice and distinctive hair styles. Reverie...  more
  • 20
    Anarchist folk rock, Experimental rock

    AlbumsOurs to Destroy

    Ours To Destroy is a Canadian folk rock band from Calgary. The current line-up is David Morley, Steven Dodd, and Roland Griffith. The band's name is taken from Jeff Tweedy's reference to their music...  more
  • 21
    Indie pop, Pop music

    AlbumsReverie Sound Revue, Reverie Sound Revue, Reverie Sound Revue debut album

    Reverie Sound Revue is a Canadian indie rock group formed in 2002 in Calgary. The group consists of Marc De Pape, John-Marcel de Waal, Bryce Gracey, Lisa Lobsinger and Patrick Walls. They are fronted...  more
  • 22
    Progressive metal, Melodic death metal

    AlbumsAurum Aetus Piraticus

  • 23
    Metalcore, Heavy metal

    AlbumsSouls Verum, An Offering, Matrika, Signals screaming

  • 24
    Rock music, Indie rock

    AlbumsBrain Heart Guitar, Beepuncher, This Guy's The Limit, Blood Guts Bruises Cuts

    The Dudes are a Canadian indie rock band, formed in 1996 in Calgary, Alberta. Dan Vacon is The Dudes' major creative force in the band. The group also includes guitarist Bob Quaschnick, bassist Brock...  more
  • 25
    Pop punk, Pop music