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.

If you're wondering, "What bands are from Cincinnati?" or "What is a list of Cincinnati bands?" then this list will answer your questions. (45 items)

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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 an American rock band from Cincinnati, Ohio, formed in 1999. The band consists of Matt Berninger (vocals), Aaron Dessner (guitar, piano, keyboards), Bryce Dessner (guitar), Scott ...more

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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 (January 30, 1942 – September 27, 2018) was an American singer, songwriter, and musician best known as the founder and one of the lead singers and songwriters of Jefferson Airplane ...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