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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

Albums: High Violet, Trouble Will Find Me, Boxer, Alligator, The National, + more

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, piano, ...more

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The Isley Brothers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cincinnati

Albums: 3 + 3 / Go for Your Guns, Body Kiss, I'll Be Home for Christmas, Soul on the Rocks, Baby Makin' Music, + more

The Isley Brothers () are an American musical group originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, that started as a vocal trio consisting of brothers O'Kelly Isley Jr., Rudolph Isley and Ronald Isley. The ...more

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The Afghan Whigs is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cincinnati

Albums: 1965, Black Love, Gentlemen, What Jail Is Like, Up in It, + more

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

Albums: Changed, Me and My Gang, Prayin' for Daylight, Feels Like Today, Still Feels Good, + more

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
Genre: Pop music, Contemporary R&B & Pop rock; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: What's Left of Me, SoulO

Nicholas Scott Lachey ( lə-SHAY; born November 9, 1973) is an American actor, singer, and television personality. He rose to fame as the lead singer of the multi-platinum-selling boyband 98 ...more

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Heartless Bastards is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cincinnati

Albums: All This Time, The Mountain, Stairs and Elevators, Arrow, Live at Austin City Limits Music Festival 2007, + more

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

Albums: Introducing Foxy Shazam, The Church of Rock and Roll, The Flamingo Trigger, Foxy Shazam, Wanna-be Angel, + more

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
Genre: Pop music and Contemporary R&B; Nationality: United States of America
Andrew John "Drew" Lachey (born August 8, 1976) 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 ...more
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Blessid Union of Souls ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cincinnati

Albums: Walking Off the Buzz, Blessid Union of Souls, Home, Blessid Union of Souls: The Singles, Close to the Edge, + more

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
Genre: Hip hop music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Hi-Teknology³, Hi-Teknology²: The Chip, Hi-Teknology

Tony Cottrell, better known as Hi-Tek (born May 5, 1976), is an American rapper and record producer from Cincinnati, Ohio. He is best known for his work with Talib Kweli. His father is singer ...more

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Marty Balin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cincinnati
Genre: Rock music, Folk rock & Pop rock; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Better Generation, Balin, Freedom Flight, Lucky, There's No Shoulder, + more

Marty Balin (; born Martyn Jerel Buchwald; 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 ...more

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Nicole C. Mullen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cincinnati
Genre: Christian music, Contemporary Christian music, Gospel music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Talk About It, Sharecropper's Seed, Volume 1, Redeemer: The Best Of Nicole C. Mullen, Nicole C. Mullen, + more

Aileen Nicole Coleman-Mullen, known professionally as Nicole C. Mullen, (born January 3, 1967) is an American singer, songwriter, and choreographer. She was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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Sheldon Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cincinnati
Genre: Smooth jazz and Funk; Nationality: United States of America
Sheldon Reynolds (born September 13, 1959) is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Reynolds is a former member of bands Sun, The Commodores and Earth, Wind & Fire.
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The Greenhornes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cincinnati

Albums: Dual Mono, Sewed Soles, Gun for You, The Greenhornes, East Grand Blues, + more

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

Albums: Films for Radio, Drunkard's Prayer, The Darkest Night of the Year, 'Til We Have Faces, The Cutting Room Floor, + more

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

Albums: Living Time, The Jazz Workshop, Ezz-thetics, The Outer View, Trip to Prillarguri, + more

George Allen Russell (June 23, 1923 – July 27, 2009) was an American jazz pianist, composer, arranger and theorist. He is considered one of the first jazz musicians to contribute to general ...more
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July for Kings is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cincinnati

Albums: Swim, Nostalgia

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

Albums: Pay The Girl

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
Genre: Christian music, Sacred music & Contemporary Christian music; Nationality: United States of America
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

Albums: What Demons Do to Saints, The Day the Music Died, More Than You Can Handle, In Loving Memory

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

Albums: Untamed, 2

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

Albums: Electric Rock Music, Mr. Superlove, Lohio, Some Stupid with a Flare Gun, Grim, + more

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
Genre: Raggacore, Oldschool jungle & Drum and bass; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Comparing Paths, From Zero, Run War, Calling the Vultures, Left, + more

Breakcore (also called hardcore jungle) is a style of electronic dance music influenced by hardcore, jungle, digital hardcore and industrial music. It is characterized by the use of heavy kick ...more
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The Deele is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cincinnati
The Deele

Albums: Eyes of a Stranger, Street Beat, Greatest Hits, Material Thangz, An Invitation to Love

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

Albums: Frazier River

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