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List of Famous Bands from Coventry

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List of Coventry bands, listed by their level of fame. This Coventry musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Coventry bands are included, as well as many Coventry musicians of underground status. This list of Coventry 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 Coventry 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.

The Specials and Lynval Golding are included on this list along with many more.

If you're wondering, "What bands are from Coventry?" or "What is a list of Coventry bands?" then this list will answer your questions. {#nodes}
  • 1
    New Wave, 2 Tone

    AlbumsSpecials, Ghost Town, In the Studio, Guilty 'til Proved Innocent!, Conquering Ruler

    The Specials, also known as The Special AKA, are an English 2 Tone and ska revival band formed in 1977 in Coventry. After some early changes, the first stable lineup of the group consisted of Terry...  more

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  • 2
    New Wave, Ska

    NationalityJamaica, England

    Lynval Golding (born 24 July 1951, in Saint Catherine, Jamaica) is a Jamaican-born British musician. His family moved from Jamaica to Gloucester, before moving to Coventry when he was eighteen. He...  more
  • 3
    Doom metal, Heavy metal

    AlbumsThose Once Loyal, ...For Victory, The IVth Crusade, War Master, In Battle There Is No Law

    Bolt Thrower are a British death metal band from Coventry, England. They formed in 1986 and released their first album with Vinyl Solution in 1988. The band then shifted to a new record label,...  more

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  • 4
    Pop music

    AlbumsI've Seen the Film, I've Read the Book, Sky High

    Jigsaw were an English pop music group, fronted by the singer-songwriter duo of Clive Scott and Des Dyer. In Australia the group was called "British Jigsaw" due to the existence of a local band of...  more
  • 5
    Doom metal, Heavy metal

    AlbumsThe Ethereal Mirror, Caravan Beyond Redemption, Endtyme, Supernatural Birth Machine, The VIIth Coming

    Cathedral were a doom metal band from Coventry, England. The group gained attention upon release of its debut album, Forest of Equilibrium (1991), which is considered a classic of the genre. However,...  more

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  • 6
    Rock music, Electronic music

    AlbumsRequiem for a Dream, The Fountain, Π, Black Swan, Doom


    Clinton Darryl "Clint" Mansell (; born 7 January 1963) is an English musician and composer who was the lead singer of the band Pop Will Eat Itself before embarking on a successful career as a...  more
  • 7
    Pop music, Dance music


    Melissa Ashley Graham (born in Coventry, England) is an English singer and songwriter, who is most famous as a lead singer and a member of the 90s British-American girlband Solid HarmoniE....  more
  • 8
    Shoegazing, Alternative rock

    AlbumsAgainst Perfection, Fake, Kangaroo Court, Sistine Chapel Ceiling, Homeboy

    Adorable were an English alternative rock band, formed in Coventry in 1990. The band consisted of band members Pete Fijalkowski, Robert Dillam, Stephen 'Wil' Williams and Kevin Gritton....  more
  • 9
    Alternative rock, Punk rock

    AlbumsWe'll Live and Die in These Towns, Away From Here, It's Not OK, Had Enough, Music for the People

    The Enemy are an English indie rock band formed in Coventry in 2006. The band's debut album We'll Live and Die in These Towns went straight to Number 1 in the UK Albums chart on release. Their second...  more
  • 10
    New Wave, 2 Tone

    AlbumsLove and Pride - The Best of King, Steps in Time, Bitter Sweet, Love & Pride, Alone Without You

    King were a British new wave pop band. The band achieved chart success in 1985, and are best known for their hit single "Love and Pride" which reached number 2 in the UK. The band had two Top 20...  more
  • 11
    Bobbie Clarke (born Robert William Woodman, 13 June 1940 – 29 August 2014) was an English rock drummer. He was regarded by critics as an important figure in the configuration of early British rock...  more
  • 12
    New Wave, Ska

    AlbumsTerry Hall: The Collection, Laugh, Home, The Best of 1981/1997, Rapture


    Terence Edward Hall (born 19 March 1959) is an English musician and the lead singer of The Specials, and formerly of Fun Boy Three, The Colourfield, Terry, Blair & Anouchka and Vegas. He has released...  more
  • 13
    Alternative rock

    AlbumsMoose Moose Moose Chicken Moose, Feels Like Dynamite, It Came from Outer Space!

    [dweeb] were an indie band from Coventry in the United Kingdom. Band members are Tim Alford, 'The Badgerman', Matt Donald and Dave Ashworth. They founded in 2002 and started gigging in 2003. They are...  more
  • 14
    Jangle pop, Indie pop

    AlbumsPure, Lovely, Galore, Echoes and Rhymes, Everything's Shining Bright

    The Primitives are a British indie pop band from Coventry, best known for their 1988 international hit single "Crash". Formed in 1984, disbanded in 1992 and reformed in 2009, the band's two constants...  more

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  • 15
    Doom metal, Goregrind


    Lee Dorrian (born 5 June 1968) is an English singer, best known as a former member of Napalm Death and later frontman of Cathedral....  more
  • 16
    Electronic music, Trance music

    AlbumsExplorer, Children, Dark Science E.P., Invisible (disc 1), Butterfly

    Tilt is a British group of electronic record producers, composed of Mick Park and Nic Britton. Tilt was started in Coventry, England by Mick Park and Mick Wilson. They became resident DJs at...  more