Bands/Musicians List of Famous Bands from Cleveland

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List of Cleveland bands, listed by their level of fame. This Cleveland musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Cleveland bands are included, as well as many Cleveland musicians of underground status. This list of Cleveland 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 Cleveland 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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Nine Inch Nails is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cleveland
Nine Inch Nails Dark ambient, Industrial metal, Electronic music Nine Inch Nails is an American industrial rock band, founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio. As its main producer, singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist, Reznor is the only ...more

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Tracy Chapman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cleveland
Tracy Chapman Blues-rock, Pop music, Folk music Tracy Chapman is an American singer-songwriter, known for her hits "Fast Car" and "Give Me One Reason", along with other singles "Talkin' 'bout a Revolution", ...more

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Joe Walsh is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cleveland
Joe Walsh Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock Joseph Fidler "Joe" Walsh is an American singer, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. In a career spanning more than 40 years, Walsh has been a member of ...more

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Bone Thugs-N-Harmony is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cleveland
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Horrorcore Bone Thugs-n-Harmony is an American hip hop group from Cleveland, Ohio. It consists of rappers Krayzie Bone, Layzie Bone, Bizzy Bone, Wish Bone and Flesh-N-Bone. American West Coast rapper ...more

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James Gang is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cleveland
James Gang Rock music, Hard rock The James Gang was a rock band formed in Cleveland, Ohio in 1966. The band enjoyed moderate success with the singles "Funk #49" and "Walk Away," and are perhaps best ...more

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Chimaira is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cleveland
Chimaira Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal Chimaira was an American heavy metal band from Cleveland, Ohio. Formed in 1998, the group was a notable member of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal scene. The band's name is derived from the ...more

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The Dead Boys is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cleveland
The Dead Boys Rock music, Classic Punk, Punk rock The Dead Boys were an American punk rock band from Cleveland, Ohio. The band was among the first wave of early punk bands, and was known as one of the most rowdy and violent punk groups of the ...more

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Flesh-N-Bone is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cleveland
Flesh-N-Bone Hip hop music, Horrorcore Stanley Howse, better known as Flesh-n-Bone, is an American rapper from Cleveland, Ohio, and is known as a member of the rap group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony. He is the older brother of Layzie Bone ...more

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Marc Cohn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cleveland
Marc Cohn Adult contemporary music, Rock music, Folk rock Marc Craig Cohn is a Grammy Award-winning American folk rock singer-songwriter and musician best known for his song "Walking in Memphis" from his eponymous 1991 album.

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Mushroomhead is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cleveland
Mushroomhead Doom metal, Nu metal, Electro-industrial Mushroomhead is an American heavy metal band from Cleveland, Ohio. Formed in 1993 in the Cleveland Warehouse District, the band is known for their avant-garde sound with includes influence from ...more

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Filter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cleveland
Filter Industrial metal, Rock music, Electronic music Filter is an American industrial rock group formed in 1993 in Cleveland by singer Richard Patrick and guitarist/programmer Brian Liesegang. The band was formed after Patrick desired to start his ...more

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The Raspberries is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cleveland
The Raspberries Rock music, Pop rock, Power pop The Raspberries were an American power pop/pop rock band from Cleveland, Ohio. They had a run of success in the early 1970s music scene with their pop sound, which Allmusic later described as ...more

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Layzie Bone is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cleveland
Layzie Bone Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B Steven Howse is rapper and hip-hop artist known primarily for being a member of the group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony. He has also has gone by the names L-Burna and The #1 Assassin. He is the younger ...more

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Eric Singer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cleveland
Eric Singer Glam metal, Progressive metal, Power metal Eric Singer is an American hard rock and heavy metal drummer for the rock band Kiss. He has also had other collaborations such as with Black Sabbath, Alice Cooper, Lita Ford, Badlands, Gary ...more

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Krayzie Bone is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cleveland
Krayzie Bone Hip hop music Anthony Henderson, better known as Krayzie Bone, is an American rapper, producer, and entrepreneur. He is a member of the rap group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony.

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Nine Inch Nails: Live is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cleveland
Nine Inch Nails: Live Alternative rock, Synthpop, Electronica

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Gerald Levert is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cleveland
Gerald Levert Contemporary R&B, Soul music Gerald Edward Levert was an American soul singer, songwriter and producer. He sang with his brother, Sean Levert, and friend Marc Gordon of the trio LeVert. He was also a member of LSG, a ...more

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The Moonglows is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cleveland
The Moonglows Doo-wop, Rhythm and blues The Moonglows were an American vocal group whose most notable hits, "Sincerely", "Most of All", "See Saw" and "Ten Commandments of Love", served "to ...more

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Shelly West is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cleveland
Shelly West Country pop, Country Shelly West is an American country music singer. Her mother was the country music star Dottie West, whose career spanned three decades. The younger West reached her peak in popularity during the ...more

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Nox Arcana is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cleveland
Nox Arcana Neoclassical Dark Wave, Dark ambient, Gothic rock Nox Arcana is an American neoclassical, dark ambient musical duo, formed in 2003 by Joseph Vargo and William Piotrowski. Their name in Latin translates to "mysteries of the night." All ...more

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Pat Torpey is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cleveland
Pat Torpey Heavy metal, Pop rock, Progressive rock Pat Torpey is an American rock and roll drummer, known as the drummer of the hard rock band Mr. Big. He has also played for Robert Plant, Impellitteri, The Knack, David Lee Roth Band and the ...more

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Pere Ubu is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cleveland
Pere Ubu New Wave, Rock music, Experimental rock Pere Ubu is a rock group formed in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1975. Despite many long-term band members, singer David Thomas is the only constant. The group's name is a reference to Ubu Roi, a play by ...more

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Wi$h Bone is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cleveland
Wi$h Bone Hip hop music Charles C. Scruggs, better known by his stage name Wish Bone, is an American rapper and member of the Grammy-Award winning Cleveland rap group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony

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Dazz Band is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cleveland
Dazz Band Rhythm and blues, Funk The Dazz Band is an American funk music band whose popularity exploded in the early 1980s. Emerging from Cleveland, Ohio, the group's biggest hit songs include the Grammy Award-winning "Let ...more

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Bone Brothers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cleveland
Bone Brothers Urban contemporary, Pop music, Midwest hip hop Bone Brothers is an American hip hop duo composed of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony members Layzie Bone and Bizzy Bone. The first Bone Brothers album was released in 2005. Bizzy Bone had parted ways from ...more

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MC Brains is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cleveland
MC Brains Hip hop music M.C. Brains is an American rapper from Cleveland, Ohio. He is perhaps best known for his hit single, "Oochie Coochie". Discovered by Michael Bivins of New Edition, Brains was signed to ...more

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Ken Peplowski is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cleveland
Ken Peplowski Swing music, Traditional pop music, Dixieland Ken Peplowski is a jazz clarinetist and tenor saxophonist born in Cleveland, Ohio, known primarily for playing in the swing music idiom. He is sometimes compared to Benny Goodman in terms of ...more

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Megan McCauley is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cleveland
Megan McCauley Rock music, Post-grunge

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Jim Brickman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cleveland
Jim Brickman Adult contemporary music, New Age music Jim Brickman is an American songwriter and pianist of pop and adult contemporary music, as well as a radio show host. Being named the most charted male adult contemporary artist to date, ...more

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Freddy Martin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cleveland
Freddy Martin Jazz Frederick Alfred Martin was an American bandleader and tenor saxophonist.

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Joshua Radin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cleveland
Joshua Radin Folk music, Acoustic music Joshua Radin is an American recording artist, songwriter and actor.

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Cheri Dennis is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cleveland
Cheri Dennis Pop music, Contemporary R&B Cheri Dennis, is an American R&B singer from Cleveland, Ohio.

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LSG is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cleveland
LSG Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues LSG was an R&B supergroup, composed of R&B artists Gerald Levert from Cleveland, Ohio, Keith Sweat from Harlem, New York and Johnny Gill from Washington, D.C. The group's name ...more

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Pepper McGowan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cleveland
Pepper McGowan Torch song, Adult album alternative, Acoustic Alternative Pepper McGowan is a self-taught singer/songwriter/pianist from Cleveland, Ohio. She has been compared to Tori Amos and Suzanne Vega as well as mid 1970's Elton John and vocally Regina Spektor. ...more

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Brandtson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cleveland
Brandtson Emo, Indie rock Brandtson was an American rock band from Cleveland, Ohio.

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Ray Cash is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cleveland
Ray Cash Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Midwest hip hop Wardell Raymond Cheeks better known by his stage name Ray Cash, is an American rapper from Cleveland, Ohio.

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Dave Douglas is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cleveland
Dave Douglas Christian music, Indie, Rock music Dave Douglas is a musician, most widely known for being in the Christian music industry as the former drummer of the Christian rock band Relient K. Douglas joined the band after their former ...more

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Switched is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cleveland
Switched Nu metal, Hard rock Switched were a nu metal/hard rock music group from Cleveland, Ohio.

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Integrity is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cleveland
Integrity Horror punk, Crossover thrash, Metalcore The group originally formed in Cleveland, Ohio in 1988, but founding member Dwid relocated to Belgium in 2003. Their lyrical themes include religion, the supernatural, mental illness, ...more

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Tadd Dameron is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cleveland
Tadd Dameron Jazz Tadley Ewing Peake "Tadd" Dameron was an American jazz composer, arranger and pianist. Saxophonist Dexter Gordon called him the "romanticist" of the bop movement, while ...more

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Neil Zaza is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cleveland
Neil Zaza Instrumental rock, Classical music, Neo-classical metal Neil Zaza is a melodic instrumental guitarist who has become well known for his technical accuracy and adaptation of classical works by Bach and Mozart into his own blend of neo-classical, ...more

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Cleveland Orchestra is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cleveland
Cleveland Orchestra Classical music The Cleveland Orchestra is an American orchestra based in Cleveland, Ohio. It is one of the five American orchestras informally referred to as the "Big Five". Founded in 1918, the ...more

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Debra Byrd is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cleveland
Debra Byrd Debra Byrd is an American vocalist who has worked with Barry Manilow and Bob Dylan, appeared on Broadway, and serves as the head vocal coach for American Idol and Canadian Idol, also singing ...more

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Anthony Burger is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cleveland
Anthony Burger Southern Gospel Anthony John Burger was an American pianist and singer, most closely associated with Southern gospel music.

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Raz-B is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cleveland
Raz-B Alternative hip hop, Rhythm and blues, Soul music De'Mario Monte Thornton, known as Raz-B, is an American rapper, singer and actor. who was a founding member of R&B boy band B2K.

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Ringworm is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cleveland
Ringworm Thrash metal, Metalcore, Heavy metal Ringworm is an American metalcore band formed in Cleveland, Ohio in 1989. The name "Ringworm" was derived from a Vincent Price movie. The band has toured extensively in the United ...more

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The Original Bessie Brown is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cleveland
The Original Bessie Brown Classic female blues, Jazz, Blues Bessie Brown also known as "The Original" Bessie Brown, was an American classic female blues, jazz, and cabaret singer. She sometimes recorded under the pseudonyms of Sadie Green, ...more

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The Pagans is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cleveland
The Pagans Punk rock The Pagans were an early American punk rock band from Cleveland, Ohio, that was originally active from 1977 to 1979, before briefly reforming in 1982 and disbanding the following year. Along ...more

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Peter Laughner is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cleveland
Peter Laughner Rock music, Garage rock, Protopunk Peter Laughner was an American guitarist, songwriter and singer. A native of Bay Village, Ohio, Laughner remains a rather little known figure; nonetheless, Richie Unterberger described him as ...more

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The Outsiders is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Bands from Cleveland
The Outsiders Rock music, Garage rock, Rock and roll The Outsiders was an American rock and roll band from Cleveland, Ohio, that was founded and led by guitarist Tom King. The band is best known for its Top 5 hit "Time Won't Let Me" in ...more