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List of Famous Bands from Christchurch

Updated June 8, 2017 4.7k views22 items

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

If you're wondering, "What bands are from Christchurch?" or "What is a list of Christchurch bands?" then this list will answer your questions. {#nodes}
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    Hayley Westenra

    Hayley Westenra

    Pop music, Operatic pop

    AlbumsTreasure, Odyssey, Pure (Special Australian Edition), Paradiso, Hayley Westenra

    Hayley Dee Westenra (born 10 April 1987) is a New Zealand singer, classical crossover artist,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    Anika Moa

    Anika Moa

    Pop music

    AlbumsThinking Room, Stolen Hill, In Swings the Tide, Love in Motion

    Anika Rose Moa (born 21 May 1980) is a New Zealand recording artist and television presenter.... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Max Merritt

    Max Merritt

    Rock music, Rhythm and blues

    AlbumsMax Merritt and the Meteors

    Max Merritt (born Maxwell James Merritt, 30 April 1941 in Christchurch, New Zealand) is a New... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Bic Runga

    Bic Runga

    Popular music, Pop music

    AlbumsBeautiful Collision, Birds, Anthology, Birds (Special Edition), Bursting Through

    Briolette Kah Bic Runga (born 13 January 1976), recording as Bic Runga, is a New Zealand... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Michael David Rudd (born 15 June 1945) is a New Zealand-born musician and composer who has... more on Wikipedia
  • 6


    Hip hop music, Rap music

    AlbumsThe Crusader, Rhyme Book, Not Many - The Remix! / Stand Up, My Sh*t, Not Many

    Malo Ioane Luafutu, also called Jeshua Ioane Luafutu (born on 29 May 1979), and better known... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Boh Runga

    Boh Runga

    Rock music
    Boh Runga 1969/1970 (age 49–50) is a New Zealand recording artist and was the lead singer and... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Nathan King

    Nathan King

    Rock music

    AlbumsThe Crowd

    Nathan King may refer to: Nathan King (singer-songwriter) (born 1978), New Zealand... more on Wikipedia
  • 9


    Noise rock, Shoegazing

    AlbumsNelsh Bailter Space, Thermos, Robot World, Vortura, Splat!

    Bailter Space is an atmospheric noise rock band that formed in Christchurch, New Zealand in... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    The Bats

    The Bats

    Rock music

    AlbumsCouchmaster, Daddy's Highway, At the National Grid, The Law of Things, Fear of God

    The Bats are an influential New Zealand rock band formed in 1982 in Christchurch by Paul Kean,... more on Wikipedia

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    The Feelers

    The Feelers

    Rock music

    AlbumsOne World, SuperSystem, Playground Battle, Communicate, Space Cadet

    The Feelers is a New Zealand pop rock band formed in the early 1990s in Christchurch by James... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    James Reid

    James Reid

    Rock music

    AlbumsThe Troubling of the Water, Saint

    James Reid (born 25 May 1974) is a New Zealand singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 13


    Rock music, Shock rock

    AlbumsSilencer, This Little Empire, Clarity, Renegade Fighter EP

    Zed was a New Zealand pop/rock four-piece band formed in 1998.
  • 14


    Indie pop

    AlbumsInit EP

    Out of an anonymous flower pot, Secondi was birthed in the middle of a gaming scene at a LAN...
  • 15


    Drum and bass, Dub

    AlbumsSoulstice, Riddim Wise LP, Real Time, The System Is a Vampire, System Remix

    Shapeshifter are a live drum and bass act from New Zealand. They are known for their live... more on Wikipedia

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  • 16
    Pitch Black

    Pitch Black

    Electronic dance music, Electronica

    AlbumsApe to Angel, Electronomicon, Halfway: Between Ape & Angel, Frequencies Fall, Rude Mechanicals

    Pitch Black is a New Zealand electronica band that was formed in 1996.
  • 17
    The Exponents

    The Exponents

    Rock music

    AlbumsBetter Never Than Late, Grassy Knoll, Prayers Be Answered, Sex & Agriculture: The Very Best of the Exponents, Once Bitten

    The Exponents is a New Zealand rock group led by vocalist and songwriter Jordan Luck. Their... more on Wikipedia
  • 18


    Rock music, Alternative rock

    AlbumsReasons for Voyaging, Crawl, Feel Me

    Atlas were a New Zealand rock band which was formed in 2005 and disbanded in late 2008. In... more on Wikipedia
  • 19


    Alternative rock

    AlbumsChildren of the Night Sky, lifelike, Click EP, Jay Tee Four Pea, The Hunter

  • 20
    Neil Robinson

    Neil Robinson

    Pop music, Electronic music
  • 21


    Hooster is a three piece rock band from Christchurch, New Zealand. The band released its first... more on Wikipedia
  • 22


    Pandemonium is a percussion group from Christchurch, New Zealand, formed in 1998