Bands/Musicians List of Famous Bands from Cardiff

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List of Cardiff bands, listed by their level of fame. This Cardiff musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Cardiff bands are included, as well as many Cardiff musicians of underground status. This list of Cardiff 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 Cardiff 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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Duffy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cardiff
Duffy Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Neo soul Amie Ann Duffy, known as Duffy, is a Welsh singer-songwriter and occasional actress. Born in Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales, her career began when she recorded and released her debut EP, Aimée ...more

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Charlotte Church is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cardiff
Charlotte Church Indie pop, Pop music, Operatic pop Charlotte Maria Church is a Welsh singer-songwriter, actress and television presenter. She rose to fame in childhood as a classical singer before branching into pop music in 2005. By 2007, she ...more

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Budgie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cardiff
Budgie Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal Budgie are a Welsh hard rock/heavy metal band from Cardiff. They are described by author Gary Sharpe-Young as one of the earliest heavy metal bands and a seminal influence to many acts of that ...more

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Dave Edmunds is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cardiff
Dave Edmunds Blues-rock, New Wave, Pop music David William "Dave" Edmunds is a Welsh singer, guitarist and record producer. Although he is mainly associated with pub rock and new wave, and had many hits in the 1970s and early ...more

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Super Furry Animals is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cardiff
Super Furry Animals Experimental rock, Post-Britpop, Neo-psychedelia Super Furry Animals are a Welsh rock band who lean towards psychedelic rock and electronic experimentation. Since their formation in Cardiff, Wales in 1993, the band has consisted of Gruff Rhys, ...more

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Tigertailz is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cardiff
Tigertailz Glam metal, Hard rock Tigertailz are a glam metal band hailing from Cardiff, Wales. They are most famous for their 1990 album, Bezerk which made the Top 40 in the UK Albums Chart and spawned the hit singles ...more

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Cerys Matthews is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cardiff
Cerys Matthews Folk rock, Pop rock, Britpop Cerys Elizabeth Matthews, MBE is a Welsh singer/songwriter, author and broadcaster, a founding member of Welsh rock band Catatonia. Matthews programmes and hosts a weekly music show on BBC Radio ...more

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Kids In Glass Houses is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cardiff
Kids In Glass Houses Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music Kids in Glass Houses were a Welsh rock band from Pontycymmer. The band's name is inspired by the lyrics "not throwing stones at you anymore" from the Glassjaw song "Tip Your ...more

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Los Campesinos! is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cardiff
Los Campesinos! Pop punk, Indie pop, Pop music Los Campesinos! are a six piece indie pop band from Cardiff, Wales, formed in early 2006 at Cardiff University. Although the band formed in Wales, none of its members are Welsh. They released ...more

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Gruff Rhys is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cardiff
Gruff Rhys Gruffydd Maredudd Bowen Rhys is a Welsh musician, composer, producer, filmmaker and author. He performs solo and with several bands, including Super Furry Animals who obtained mainstream success ...more

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Andy Bell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cardiff
Andy Bell Shoegazing, Rock music, Heavy metal Andrew Piran "Andy" Bell is a British musician who plays guitar in the band Ride. He is a songwriter, singer, producer, DJ and former member of the band Hurricane #1. He is also well ...more

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Catatonia is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cardiff
Catatonia Post-Britpop, Britpop, Alternative rock Catatonia were an alternative rock band from Wales who gained popularity in the mid to late 1990s. The band's classic line-up consisted of Cerys Matthews on vocals, Mark Roberts on guitar, Paul ...more

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Blue Weaver is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cardiff
Blue Weaver Disco, Rock music, Folk music Derek John "Blue" Weaver is a British keyboard player, session musician, songwriter and record producer.

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Future of the Left is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cardiff
Future of the Left Noise rock, Rock music, Alternative rock Future of the Left are an alternative rock band based in Cardiff, Wales.

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James Fox is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cardiff
James Fox Pop music, Rock music James Fox is a Welsh pop singer, songwriter, pianist and guitarist. He represented the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest 2004 in Istanbul. In 2008 he wrote and recorded the Cardiff ...more

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Eos Chater is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cardiff
Eos Chater Eos Counsell, sometimes credited as Eos, is the second violinist of the all-female classical crossover string quartet Bond. Counsell has an honours degree from the Royal College of Music in ...more

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Amen Corner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cardiff
Amen Corner Pop music, Pop rock, Jazz Amen Corner were a successful Welsh rock group, formed in late 1966 in Cardiff, Wales.

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Eugene Francis Jnr is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cardiff
Eugene Francis Jnr Rock music, Folk music, Electronic music Eugene Francis Jnr is a British musician, formerly of the alternative rock bands The Fantastic Super Foofs, Kaptain Black and Dirty Perfect

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Demented Are Go! is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cardiff
Demented Are Go! Psychobilly, Shock rock, Punk rock Demented Are Go are a Welsh psychobilly band that was formed around 1982 in Cardiff. They were one of the earliest in the initial wave of bands to mix punk rock with rockabilly, and as a result, ...more

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The Darling Buds is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cardiff
The Darling Buds Indie pop, Indie, Alternative rock The Darling Buds are an alternative rock band from Newport, South Wales. The band formed in 1986 and were named after the H. E. Bates novel The Darling Buds of May – a title taken in turn, from ...more

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Freur is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cardiff
Freur New Wave, Electronic music Freur was a new wave-synthpop band featuring Karl Hyde and Rick Smith, who went on to form the successful electronic act Underworld. It was their second band, following their art school ...more

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Apple is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cardiff
Apple Psychedelic rock Apple were a British psychedelic rock band. The band was founded in Cardiff in 1968 by Rob Ingram on guitar and Jeff Harrad on bass. They released a single LP in 1969, titled An Apple a Day. The ...more

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James Frost is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cardiff
James Frost Pop punk, Rock music, Electro James Martin Frost is the guitarist, keyboardist and backing vocalist of Welsh band The Automatic, and guitarist and backing vocalist for Cardiff based band Effort. As well as his musical duties ...more

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Mclusky is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cardiff
Mclusky Noise rock, Alternative rock, Post-hardcore Mclusky, originally known as Best, were a three-piece post-hardcore group formed in Cardiff, Wales. The group consisted of Englishman Andrew "Falco" Falkous from Newcastle Upon Tyne, ...more

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Young Marble Giants is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cardiff
Young Marble Giants Post-punk Young Marble Giants are a post-punk band formed in Cardiff, Wales in 1978. Their music is constructed around the vocals of Alison Statton along with the minimalist instrumentation of brothers ...more

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MO*HO*BISH*O*PI is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cardiff
MO*HO*BISH*O*PI Indie rock Mo-Ho-Bish-O-Pi were a Welsh indie rock group formed in 1996. The trio included Martin Bimrose on guitar, Richard Arnold on drums and Mike Carter on bass. Formed in 1996 when the members were ...more

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The Martini Henry Rifles is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cardiff
The Martini Henry Rifles Noise music, Alternative rock, Punk rock The Martini Henry Rifles were a British noise-punk band based on Cardiff, Wales.

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Jack is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cardiff
Jack Britpop, Alternative rock Jack were a British alternative rock band formed in Cardiff, Wales, in 1992. Their orchestral pop was heavily influenced by artists such as Scott Walker and drew comparisons to Pulp, ...more

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Public Disturbance is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cardiff
Public Disturbance Heavy metal, Hardcore punk Public Disturbance were a hardcore punk band from South Wales, formed in 1995. They went on to release two demos and two full-length albums, as well as contributing to several UKHC compilations ...more

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Andy Regan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cardiff
Andy Regan Indietronica, Electronic dance music Pagan Wanderer Lu is a one-man indie/electronica or 'Indietronica' band originally formed in Aberystwyth but now based in Cardiff. The act consists of Andy Regan. In 2012 he announced that ...more

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Shooting At Unarmed Men is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cardiff
Shooting At Unarmed Men Indie, Rock music, Post-punk Shooting at Unarmed Men was the music project of former Mclusky member Jon Chapple, Steve Morgan, and Big Joan member Simon Jarvis. The original bassist for the band's formal incarnation was ...more

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Paul Chapman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cardiff
Paul Chapman Blues-rock, Heavy metal, Progressive rock Paul William "Tonka" Chapman is a Welsh rock guitarist best known for his work in bands such as UFO and Lone Star. Chapman is well known by his nickname "Tonka", allegedly ...more

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Threatmantics is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cardiff
Threatmantics Alternative rock Threatmantics are a band from Cardiff, Wales. The band's current members are Heddwyn Davies, Andrew Lewis, Gareth Middleton and Huw Alun Davies. Their first album Upbeat Love was recorded whilst ...more

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Neon Neon is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cardiff
Neon Neon Hip hop music, Pop music, Electronic dance music Neon Neon is a collaborative project from producer Boom Bip and Gruff Rhys, the frontman for the Welsh rock band Super Furry Animals. They began work on the project in October 2006 originally ...more

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The Victorian English Gentleme... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cardiff
The Victorian English Gentlemens Club Indie rock The Victorian English Gentlemens Club were a four piece experimental art rock band based in London, England.

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Simon Bowman is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cardiff
Simon Bowman Simon Bowman is a British actor and singer, born in, Cardiff and trained at Mountview Theatre School. He is best known for originating the role of Chris, opposite Lea Salonga's Kim, in the ...more

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The Loves is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cardiff
The Loves Pop music The Loves were a heavily 1960s influenced pop band, formed in 2000 in Cardiff, Wales.

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The Bluehorses is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cardiff
The Bluehorses Celtic rock, Folk rock The Bluehorses were a Celtic rock band from Cardiff, Wales, blending a mixture of rock and electric folk, and notable for being fronted by two fiddle players. They built critical acclaim for ...more

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The Hennessys is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cardiff
The Hennessys Folk music The Hennessys are one of Wales' foremost traditional folk music groups. In 1966 Frank Hennessy and Dave Burns, both from Cardiff's Irish community, won a talent competition organised by Cardiff ...more

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Silence At Sea is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cardiff
Silence At Sea Folk music Silence at Sea is a lo-fi folk duo from Cardiff. They are Laura Janes and g - who usually performs live dressed in a Cat costume. Both of them also previously played in Little My and Hornby ...more

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The Low Lights is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cardiff
The Low Lights The Low Lights are a four piece indie/rock/funk band based in Cardiff. Described by the NME magazine as "Cardiff based indie superstars in the making". The band also appeared on ITV1 ...more