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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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    M.C. Brains

    Hip hop music
    M.C. Brains (born James DeShannon Davis) is an American rapper from Cleveland, Ohio. He is...  more
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    Ken Peplowski

    Swing music, Traditional pop music
    Ken Peplowski (born May 23, 1959) is a jazz clarinetist and tenor saxophonist born in...  more
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    Megan McCauley

    Rock music, Post-grunge
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    Jim Brickman

    Adult contemporary music, New Age music
    Jim Brickman (born November 20, 1961) is an American songwriter and pianist of pop music, as...  more
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    Frederick Alfred Martin (December 9, 1906 – September 30, 1983) was an American bandleader and...  more
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    Joshua Radin

    Folk music, Acoustic music
    Joshua Radin (born June 14, 1974) is an American singer-songwriter. He has recorded seven...  more
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    Cheri Dennis

    Pop music, Contemporary R&B
    Cheri Dennis (born August 7, 1979), is an American R&B singer from Cleveland, Ohio....  more

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    Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues
    LSG was an R&B supergroup, composed of R&B artists Gerald Levert from Cleveland, Ohio, Keith...  more
  • 34

    Pepper McGowan

    Torch song, Adult album alternative
    Pepper McGowan is a self-taught singer/songwriter/pianist from Cleveland, Ohio. She has been...
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    Emo, Indie rock
    Brandtson was an American rock band from Cleveland, Ohio....  more
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    Ray Cash

    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop
    Wardell Raymond Cheeks (born 1980) better known by his stage name Ray Cash, is an American...  more
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    Dave Douglas

    Christian music, Indie
    David or Dave Douglas may refer to:...  more
  • 38


    Nu metal, Hard rock
    Switched were a nu metal/hard rock music group from Cleveland, Ohio....  more
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    Horror punk, Crossover thrash
    The group originally formed in Cleveland, Ohio in 1988, but founding member Dwid relocated to...  more
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    Tadley Ewing Peake Dameron (February 21, 1917 – March 8, 1965) was an American jazz composer,...  more
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    Neil Zaza

    Instrumental rock, Classical music
    Neil Zaza is an instrumental guitarist who has become well known for his technical accuracy...  more
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    Cleveland Orchestra

    Classical music
    The Cleveland Orchestra, based in Cleveland, is one of the five American orchestras informally...  more
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    Debra Byrd (born in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American vocalist who has worked with Barry Manilow...  more
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    Anthony Burger

    Southern Gospel
    Anthony John Burger (June 5, 1961 – February 22, 2006) was an American pianist and singer,...  more
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    Alternative hip hop, Rhythm and blues
    De'Mario Monte Thornton (born June 13, 1985), known as Raz-B, is an American, singer and ...  more
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    Thrash metal, Metalcore
    Ringworm is an American metalcore band formed in Cleveland, Ohio in 1989. The name "Ringworm"...  more
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    The Original Bessie Brown

    Classic female blues, Jazz
    Bessie Brown (1890–1955) also known as "The Original" Bessie Brown, was an American classic...  more
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    The Pagans

    Punk rock
    The Pagans were an early American punk rock band from Cleveland, Ohio, that was originally...  more
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    Peter Laughner

    Rock music, Garage rock
    Peter Laughner (pronounced LOCK-ner) (August 22, 1952 – June 22, 1977) was an American...  more
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    The Outsiders

    Rock music, Garage rock
    The Outsiders was an American rock and roll band from Cleveland, Ohio, that was founded and...  more