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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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  • 51

    Michael Stanley

    Heartland rock, Rock music

    AlbumsYou Can't Fight Fashion, Coming Up for Air, Friends and Legends, Michael Stanley, Live in Tangiers

    Michael Stanley (born March 25, 1948 as Michael Stanley Gee) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and radio personality. Both as a solo artist and with the Michael Stanley Band, his brand of...  more
  • 52


    Mathcore, Stoner rock

    AlbumsTriumphant Return to Obscurity, Subject to Change Without Notice, Keelhaul, Anodyne / Keelhaul, Keelhaul II

    Keelhaul is a four piece progressive Mathcore/sludge metal band from Cleveland, Ohio. The members are Aaron Dallison, Dana Embrose, Will Scharf, and Chris Smith. The band toured Europe in April 2004,...  more
  • 53

    Eric Ewazen

    Classical music

    AlbumsSejong Plays Ewazen

    Eric Ewazen (; born March 1, 1954, Cleveland, Ohio) is an American composer and teacher....  more
  • 54

    Cleveland Quartet

    String quartet, Classical music

    AlbumsPiano Quintet "The Trout", Quintet, Op. 163, D. 956 (Yo-Yo Ma, Cleveland Quartet)

    The Cleveland Quartet is a string quartet founded in 1969 by violinist Donald Weilerstein, at the time an instructor at the Cleveland Institute of Music, whose director Victor Babin had secured...  more
  • 55

    Scott Savol

    Pop music, Rhythm and blues
    Scott Thomas Savol (born April 30, 1976) is an American singer and was the 5th place finalist on the fourth season of American Idol....  more
  • 56

    Cobra Verde

    Alternative rock, Punk rock

    AlbumsCopycat Killers, Viva la Muerte, Easy Listening, Nightlife, Vintage Crime

    Cobra Verde is an American rock band formed in Cleveland, Ohio. Founded in 1994, the group has released six albums, including the acclaimed Nightlife, Easy Listening and Haven't Slept All Year. Cobra...  more
  • 57

    Nicholas Megalis

    Rock music

    AlbumsPraise Be, Hype Machine

    Nicholas Benjamin Megalis (born April 8, 1989) is an American singer-songwriter, artist, director, and social media personality. He is best known for his videos on Vine....  more
  • 58

    LiLi Roquelin

    Adult contemporary music, Trip hop
    LiLi Roquelin is a French-born American singer, songwriter, composer, record producer from Astoria, Queens, New York City. Roquelin is most notable for her songs which won Best Music Video at several...  more
  • 59

    The Starfires

    Rock music, Rock and roll

    AlbumsRoots of the Outsiders

    The Starfires is an American rock and roll band, founded in Cleveland, Ohio in 1958, by Tom King when he was aged 15. The band is sometimes identified as Tom King and the Starfires. King is best...  more
  • 60

    The Alter Boys

    Experimental rock, Funk metal

    AlbumsForever Mercy, The Exotic Sounds of the Alter Boys

    The Alter Boys is an American band from Ohio. The band includes members of the bands Dog Fashion Disco, Polkadot Cadaver, Unified Culture, Mudfoot, Original Pranksta, and Mushroomhead. Also featured...  more
  • 61

    The Choir

    Rock music, Garage rock

    AlbumsThe Choir, Choir Practice, It's Cold Outside / I'm Going Home

    The Choir was a garage rock band largely active in the greater Cleveland area from the mid-1960s into the early 1970s. Originally called The Mods, their largest commercial success came with the...  more
  • 62

    The GC5

    Punk rock, Oi!

    Albums67,104 Miles Later..., Kisses From Hanoi, Never Bet the Devil Your Head, Everything's Too Fast to Last - Unreleased & Rarities

    The GC5 was a punk rock band from Mansfield, Ohio, formed in 1996 and split in 2003. The GC5 provided a political charge to their music comparable to that of The Clash and Stiff Little Fingers....  more
  • 63

    Gypsy Parade

    Indie, Pop music
  • 64


    Rock music, Hard rock

    AlbumsThe Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get, Barnstorm

    Barnstorm was the group created by Joe Walsh in Colorado after he left the James Gang. The original members of the group were Walsh, Joe Vitale and Kenny Passarelli. Walsh and Vitale had played...  more
  • 65

    Rocket From the Tombs

    Rock music, Garage rock

    AlbumsThe Day the Earth Met the Rocket From the Tombs, Barfly, Rocket Redux

    Rocket from the Tombs is an American rock music band originally active from mid-1974 to mid-1975 in Cleveland, Ohio. Heralded as an important protopunk group, they were little known during their...  more
  • 66

    East to West

    Christian music

    AlbumsEast to West, North of the Sky

    East to West was a Contemporary Christian music duo from Cleveland, Tennessee, formed in 1993....  more
  • 67

    Darling waste

    Rock music, Emo
  • 68

    Below Jupiter

    Alternative rock, Indie rock

    AlbumsStep Into Home (Act I)

  • 69

    CityMusic Cleveland

    Classical music
    CityMusic Cleveland is an American chamber orchestra based in Cleveland, Ohio. It was founded in the summer of 2004 to give free concerts throughout the Northeast Ohio area. Composed of professional...  more
  • 70

    Singing Echoes

    Southern Gospel
    The Singing Echoes is a professional Southern Gospel group based in Cleveland, TN. The group consists of members of the Epperson family. It originated in 1969 with Max and Lela Epperson, their two...  more