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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.