Bands/Musicians List of Famous Bands from Cincinnati

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

Examples include The National and The Isley Brothers.

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The National is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cincinnati
Indie folk, Indie rock The National is a film music contributor.

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The Isley Brothers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cincinnati
Doo-wop, Rock music, Rhythm and blues The Isley Brothers are an American musical group originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, originally a vocal trio consisting of brothers O'Kelly Isley, Jr., Rudolph Isley and Ronald Isley. The group ...more

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The Afghan Whigs is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cincinnati
Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock The Afghan Whigs are an American rock band from Cincinnati, Ohio. Originally active from 1986 to 2001, they have since reformed. The group – with core members Greg Dulli, Rick McCollum, and John ...more

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Rascal Flatts is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cincinnati
Adult contemporary music, Country pop, Pop music Rascal Flatts is an American country pop/country rock music group formed in Columbus, Ohio in 1999. The band is composed of Gary LeVox and second cousins Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney. ...more

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Nick Lachey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cincinnati
Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Pop rock Nicholas Scott "Nick" Lachey is an American singer-songwriter, actor, producer, and television personality. Lachey rose to fame as the lead singer of the multi-platinum selling boy ...more

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Heartless Bastards is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cincinnati
Blues-rock, Rock music, Garage rock Heartless Bastards is an American garage rock band formed in Cincinnati, Ohio in 2003. They are often compared to fellow Ohioans The Black Keys. On November 17, 2011, the band announced they had ...more

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Foxy Shazam! is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cincinnati
Rock music, Experimental rock, Pop rock Foxy Shazam is an American rock band from Cincinnati, Ohio, formed in 2004. The band is composed of lead vocalist Eric Nally, guitarist Loren Turner, pianist Sky White, bass player Daisy, ...more

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Drew Lachey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cincinnati
Pop music, Contemporary R&B Andrew John "Drew" Lachey is an American singer and actor. He is known as a member of 98 Degrees, the winner of the second season of Dancing with the Stars, and is the younger brother

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Blessid Union of Souls is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cincinnati
Jangle pop, Rock music, Modern rock Blessid Union of Souls is an American rock band from Morrow, Ohio that was formed in 1990 by friends Jeff Pence and Eliot Sloan. The band's first studio album, Home, had some success which lay ...more

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Hi-Tek is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cincinnati
Hip hop music Tony Cottrell, better known as Hi-Tek, is an American rapper and record producer from Cincinnati, Ohio. He is best known for his work with Talib Kweli on their Reflection Eternal album and on ...more

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Marty Balin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cincinnati
Rock music, Folk rock, Pop rock Marty Balin is an American musician. He is best known as the founder and one of the lead singers of the psychedelic rock band Jefferson Airplane and its spin-off Jefferson Starship. Balin’s ...more

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Nicole C. Mullen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cincinnati
Christian music, Contemporary Christian music, Gospel music Nicole C. Mullin is an actress, singer-songwriter and choreographer.

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Sheldon Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cincinnati
Smooth jazz, Funk Sheldon Reynolds is an American guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter. He is part of "Elements of Fire", who cover Earth, Wind & Fire songs. He is a former member of Earth, Wind ...more

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The Greenhornes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cincinnati
Blues-rock, Garage rock, Indie rock The Greenhornes are an American garage rock band from Cincinnati, Ohio, formed in 1996 by vocalist/guitarist Craig Fox, bass guitarist Jack Lawrence and drummer Patrick Keeler. They released ...more

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Over the Rhine is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cincinnati
Americana, Rock music, Folk music Over the Rhine is an American, Ohio-based folk music band, the core of which is the husband-and-wife team of pianist/guitarist/bassist Linford Detweiler and vocalist/guitarist Karin Bergquist. ...more

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George Russell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cincinnati
George Allen Russell was an American jazz pianist, composer, arranger and theorist. He is considered one of the first jazz musicians to contribute to general music theory with a theory of ...more

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July for Kings is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cincinnati
Modern rock, Alternative rock July for Kings, or "JFK", is a Cincinnati, Ohio-based alternative rock band founded by Joe Hedges, Sam Dobrozsi, Travis Delaney, Jason Morgan, and T Miller. The band was forged in ...more

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Pay the Girl is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cincinnati
Modern rock, Pop rock Pay the Girl is a rock band from Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Matt McCoy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cincinnati
Christian music, Sacred music, Contemporary Christian music Matt McCoy is a songwriter, worship leader and a Christian musician. His first studio album "Raise the Flag Again" was released in March 2008 and was produced by Vineyard Music ...more

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Beneath The Sky is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cincinnati
Deathcore, Melodic death metal, Metalcore Beneath the Sky was an American metalcore band from Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Yankee Grey is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cincinnati
Country Yankee Grey was an American country music group originally composed of six members: David Buchanan, Matthew Basford, Joe Caverlee, Kevin Griffin, Jerry Hughes, and Tim Hunt, all of whom met in ...more

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Ass Ponys is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cincinnati
Rock music, Country rock, Alternative country Ass Ponys was an indie rock band based in Cincinnati, Ohio. The band was formed in 1988 from members of Ohio band the Libertines and Midwestern band Gomez. Their sound combines rock and country ...more

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Enduser is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cincinnati
Raggacore, Oldschool jungle, Drum and bass Enduser is Cincinnati, Ohio-based breakcore/raggacore/jungle musician Lynn Standafer. Standafer has released on record labels including Mirex, Ad Noiseam, and Outbreak. He performed on Mary Anne ...more

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The Deele is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cincinnati
The Deele Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues The Deele is an American band from Cincinnati, Ohio who achieved success in the 1980s with such hit singles as "Body Talk" and "Two Occasions." When the group began recording ...more

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Frazier River is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cincinnati
Frazier River Country Frazier River was an American country music group formed in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1991 and disbanded in 1996. The group consisted of lead singer Danny Frazier and five musicians, Chuck Adair, Greg ...more

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Aradhna is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cincinnati
Fusion, Rock music, Contemporary Christian music Aradhna is a band that fuses traditional Indian devotional music with Christ-centered themes, composed primarily in the Hindi language, in addition to Nepali, Bihari, Bhojpuri and Braj Bhasha ...more

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Calloway is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cincinnati
Calloway Pop music, Rhythm and blues Calloway is an R&B duo of Cincinnati, Ohio natives Reginald and Vincent Calloway. The brothers had a major hit in 1990 with "I Wanna Be Rich". After the duo's recording career ...more

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Ellison is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cincinnati
Ellison Rock music, Indie rock Ellison is an indie rock band from Cincinnati, Ohio, signed to Carbon Copy Media. What started as a recording project quickly manifested into a full band operation. In 2005 they released their ...more

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Thee Shams is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cincinnati
Rock music, Garage rock, Southern rock Thee Shams was a garage rock band from Cincinnati, Ohio, consisting of Zachary Gabbard, Andrew Gabbard, Joey Sebaali, Chad Hardwick,Adam Wesley,Max Bender, and Keith Fox. They were signed to ...more

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David Wolfenberger is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cincinnati
Folk music, Folk rock David Wolfenberger is a singer-songwriter from Cincinnati, Ohio. Former frontman for The Marshwiggles and Thom Scarecrow, Wolfenberger has three solo CDs to date; Tales From Thom Scarecrow, and ...more

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David Becker is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cincinnati
David Becker Post-bop, Jazz, Contemporary classical music David Becker is a Grammy nominated American, guitarist, composer and producer, leader of the David Becker Tribune. He is also a graduate of the Musicians Institute. He began music on the trumpet ...more

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Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cincinnati
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Classical music The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra is an American orchestra based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Its primary concert venue is Music Hall. In addition to its symphony concerts, the orchestra gives ‘pops’ ...more

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Janet Pressley is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cincinnati
Folk music, Folk rock Janet Pressley is an American singer-songwriter from Cincinnati, Ohio, who founded the Blue Jordan Coffeehouse which later became Blue Jordan Records. She has released two full length records on ...more

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Sean Ryan Woodward is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cincinnati
Sean Ryan Woodward Pop music, Experimental music, Bossa nova

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Five Deez is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cincinnati
Five Deez Hip hop music Five Deez is an American hip hop group from Cincinnati, Ohio and a part of the Wanna Battle collective, which also includes DJ Hi-Tek, Talib Kweli, Rubix, and Lone Catalysts. The group consists ...more

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All the Day Holiday is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cincinnati
All the Day Holiday Alternative rock, Post-rock, Indie rock All the Day Holiday is an American indie rock band based out of Cincinnati, Ohio, formed in 2007. Rolling Stone named All the Day Holiday one of six breakout bands to watch for at the 2009 ...more

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Tanya Morgan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cincinnati
Tanya Morgan Hip hop music Tanya Morgan is an American hip hop group, which consists of MC Donwill and MC/producer Von Pea. Donwill is from Cincinnati, Ohio, while Von Pea is from Brooklyn, New York. Their third studio ...more

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Buffalo Killers is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cincinnati
Rock music Buffalo Killers are an American rock band comprising guitarist and vocalist Andrew Gabbard, bass guitarist and vocalist Zachary Gabbard and drummer Joseph Sebaali. The band was formed in ...more

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Mood is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cincinnati
Mood Hip hop music MOOD is a hip hop group based in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, composed of rappers Main Flow, Donte, and record producer Jahson. They first came to prominence with the Hi-Tek produced single ...more

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Animal Crackers is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cincinnati
Animal Crackers Hip hop music The Animal Crackers are an American group of DJs, MCs and producers based out of Cincinnati, Ohio.

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The Students is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cincinnati
The Students Doo-wop The Students were a doo-wop vocal group which formed in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1956. Although they only released four sides, two of them - I'm So Young and Everyday of the Week - became doo-wop ...more

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Bo Donaldson and The Heywoods is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cincinnati
Bo Donaldson and The Heywoods Pop music, Garage rock Bo Donaldson and The Heywoods are an American pop music group, known mainly for their 1970s hit singles, "Billy Don't Be A Hero" and "Who Do You Think You Are".

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House Guests is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cincinnati
House Guests Funk House Guests was an early-1970s American funk group that consisted of bassist William "Bootsy" Collins, his older brother Phelps "Catfish" Collins on guitar, Frank ...more

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The Pacemakers is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cincinnati
The Pacemakers Funk The Pacemakers were a late-1960s American funk group that consisted of bassist William "Bootsy" Collins, his older brother Phelps "Catfish" Collins on guitar, Philippé ...more

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Stone Fox is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cincinnati
Stone Fox Stone Fox was a band from Cincinnati, Ohio in the United States. The band was formed from a meeting between Rob Kistner, then 20 years old, and Jack Jeroe which took place in 1967 at the Mug ...more