Bands/Musicians List of Famous Bands from Dayton

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List of Dayton bands, listed by their level of fame. This Dayton musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Dayton bands are included, as well as many Dayton musicians of underground status. This list of Dayton 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 Dayton 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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Guided by Voices is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dayton
Guided by Voices Indie pop, Alternative rock, Indie rock Guided by Voices was an American indie rock band originating from Dayton, Ohio. It made frequent personnel changes but always maintained the presence of principal songwriter Robert Pollard. ...more

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The Devil Wears Prada is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dayton
The Devil Wears Prada Christian hardcore, Metalcore, Heavy metal The Devil Wears Prada is an American Christian melodic metalcore band from Dayton, Ohio formed in 2005 consisting of members Mike Hranica, Jeremy DePoyster, Andy Trick, and Daniel Williams. The ...more

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Robert Pollard is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dayton
Robert Pollard Rock music Robert Pollard is an American rock musician and singer-songwriter who is the leader and creative force behind indie rock group Guided by Voices. In addition to his work with Guided by Voices, he ...more

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Zapp is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dayton
Zapp Hip hop music, Electro, G-funk Zapp is an American funk band that emerged from Hamilton, Ohio, in 1977. Particularly influential in the electro subgenre of funk, Zapp served as partial inspiration toward the creation of the ...more

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Ce Ce Peniston is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dayton
Ce Ce Peniston Urban contemporary, Dance-pop, House music CeCe Peniston is an American recording artist and former beauty queen. In the early 1990s, she was one of the most successful dance club artists in the history of the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance ...more

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Ohio Players is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dayton
Ohio Players Rhythm and blues, Jazz, Soul music The Ohio Players were an American funk and R&B band, most popular in the 1970s. They are best known for their songs "Fire" and "Love Rollercoaster". Gold certifications, ...more

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Hawthorne Heights is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dayton
Hawthorne Heights Pop punk, Rock music, Emo Hawthorne Heights is an American rock band from Dayton, Ohio, formed in 2001. Their lineup currently consists of JT Woodruff, Matt Ridenour and Mark McMillon, with Chris Popadak as the band's ...more

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Bud Shank is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dayton
Bud Shank Jazz Clifford Everett "Bud" Shank, Jr. was an American alto saxophonist and flautist. He rose to prominence in the early 1950s playing lead alto and flute in Stan Kenton's Innovations in ...more

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Lou Barlow is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dayton
Lou Barlow Alternative rock, Indie rock, Lo-fi music Louis Knox Barlow is an American alternative rock musician and songwriter. A founding member of the groups Dinosaur Jr., Sebadoh and The Folk Implosion, Barlow is credited with helping to ...more

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Margo Smith is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dayton
Margo Smith Christian music, Country Margo Smith is an American country music singer. In the 1970s, she was a popular female country vocalist, acquiring two No. 1 hits on the country charts during that time, "Don't Break the ...more

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Michael Harris is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dayton
Michael Harris Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Fusion Michael Harris born in Dayton, Ohio is an American guitarist and composer. He is most noted for his work as founder and guitarist for rock band Arch Rival and for his primarily instrumental ...more

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Slave is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dayton
Slave Disco, Rhythm and blues, Soul music Slave was an Ohio funk band popular in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Trumpeter Steve Washington and Mark Hicks formed the group in Dayton, Ohio in 1975.

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Stevie Brock is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dayton
Stevie Brock Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop Stephen Ray "Stevie" Brock is an American pop singer. He grew up outside of Dayton, Ohio. Brock began singing when he was two years old. At eight, he wrote his first song. He graduated ...more

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Kelley Deal is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dayton
Kelley Deal Alternative rock Kelley Deal is an American musician. The identical twin sister of Kim Deal, she is the lead guitarist of The Breeders, besides having a solo career.

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Aurra is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dayton
Aurra Electronic dance music, Contemporary R&B, Dance music Aurra was an American 1980s soul group, which, at the time of its biggest success, was composed of Curt Jones and Starleana Young.

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Twelve Tribes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dayton
Twelve Tribes Metalcore, Heavy metal, Post-hardcore Twelve Tribes was a metalcore band, from Dayton, Ohio, USA. Originally established in 1998, the group is currently signed to the independent record label Ferret Music. They draw influences from ...more

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Dead Poetic is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dayton
Dead Poetic Christian hardcore, Rock music, Alternative rock Dead Poetic is an American Christian rock band formed in Dayton, Ohio in 1997. Their most recent lineup consisted of vocalist Brandon Rike, guitarist Zach Miles, and drummer Jesse Sprinkle. They ...more

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The Amps is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dayton
The Amps Pop music, Rock music, Indie rock The Amps were an American alternative-indie rock group. Formed by Kim Deal in 1995 after her band the Breeders went on hiatus, the group consisted of Deal, vocals and guitars; Luis Lerma, bass; ...more

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Lakeside is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dayton
Lakeside Rhythm and blues, Funk Lakeside is a funk band, best known for their 1980 number one R&B hit, "Fantastic Voyage".

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A Day In The Life is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dayton
A Day In The Life Indie, Rock music, Emo A Day in the Life was an American rock band formed in Dayton, Ohio, in 2001. In 2003, the band changed its name to Hawthorne Heights.

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Sun is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dayton
Sun Disco, Rock music, Jazz fusion Sun is an R&B, soul, disco, and funk band that was formed in the mid-1970s and recorded prolifically for Capitol Records from 1976 to 1984. The band was founded by Byron Byrd in Dayton, ...more

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Junie Morrison is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dayton
Junie Morrison Funk Walter "Junie" Morrison is a musician and producer born in Dayton, Ohio. Morrison was a producer, writer, keyboardist and vocalist for the funk band the Ohio Players in the early 70s, ...more

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The Great American Beast is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dayton
The Great American Beast Emo, Metalcore, Screamo The Great American Beast was an American southern rock/metalcore band from Dayton, Ohio. The group disbanded in 2010 to focus on other pursuits.

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Swearing at Motorists is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dayton
Swearing at Motorists Indie rock Swearing At Motorists is a two-piece rock and roll band composed of Dave Doughman and a drummer. They formed in Dayton, Ohio in 1994, releasing their self-titled debut cassette in 1995. Joseph ...more

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Snooky Young is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dayton
Snooky Young Jazz Eugene Edward "Snooky" Young was an American jazz trumpeter. He was known for his mastery of the plunger mute, with which he was able to create a wide range of sounds.

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Brainiac is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dayton
Brainiac Synthpunk, Noise rock, Indie rock Brainiac was an American Indie rock band formed in 1992, and disbanded after the sudden death of lead singer Tim Taylor in 1997.

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Lab Partners is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dayton
Lab Partners Shoegazing, Indie rock Lab Partners are an American shoegazing band from Dayton, Ohio.

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Mouth of the Architect is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dayton
Mouth of the Architect Doom metal, Post-metal, Sludge metal Mouth of the Architect is an American atmospheric post-metal band from Dayton, Ohio, creating music influenced by and similar to Neurosis, Isis, Pelican, Cult of Luna, and various post-metal

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Captain of Industry is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dayton
Captain of Industry Rock music, Indie rock

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Julean Rai is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dayton
Julean Rai Folk music, Folk rock, Acoustic music

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Morella's Forest is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Bands from Dayton
Morella's Forest Shoegazing, Noise pop, Indie rock Morella's Forest was a band from Dayton, Ohio which formed in 1992. They released three albums on Tooth and Nail Records and one with an independent label. Their signature sound is noise pop or ...more