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List of Famous Bands from Denver

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

This list has a variety of bands, like Earth, Wind & Fire and OneRepublic, in it.

If you're wondering, "What bands are from Denver?" or "What is a list of Denver bands?" then this list will answer your questions. (33 items)
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Earth, Wind & Fire ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Denver

Albums: That's the Way of the World, Spirit, All 'n All, Gratitude, Open Our Eyes, + more

Earth, Wind & Fire is an American band that has spanned the musical genres of R&B, soul, funk, jazz, disco, pop, rock, Latin, African and gospel. They are one of the most successful and ...more

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OneRepublic is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Denver

Albums: Dreaming Out Loud, Waking Up, The Teen Idols: The Very Best Of, Native, Stop and Stare, + more

OneRepublic is an American pop rock band from Colorado Springs, Colorado. Formed in 2002 by Ryan Tedder and Zach Filkins, the band achieved commercial success on Myspace as an unsigned act. In ...more

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The Fray is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Denver

Albums: How to Save a Life, The Fray, How to Save a Life, Reason EP, Movement EP, + more

The Fray is an American rock band from Denver, Colorado. Formed in 2002 by schoolmates Isaac Slade and Joe King, they achieved success with the release of their debut album, How to Save a Life ...more

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The Apples in Stereo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Denver

Albums: Tone Soul Evolution, Fun Trick Noisemaker, New Magnetic Wonder, Her Wallpaper Reverie, Velocity of Sound, + more

The Apples in Stereo, styled as The Apples in stereo, are an American rock band associated with Elephant Six Collective, a group of bands also including Neutral Milk Hotel, The Olivia Tremor ...more

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DeVotchKa is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Denver

Albums: How It Ends, SuperMelodrama, Una Volta, A Mad & Faithful Telling, 100 Lovers, + more

DeVotchKa is a four-piece multi-instrumental and vocal ensemble. They take their name from the Russian word devochka (девочка), meaning "girl". Based in Denver, Colorado, the quartet ...more

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Matt Pike is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Denver
Genre: Doom metal, Stoner rock & Sludge metal; Nationality: United States of America
Matt Pike (born June 3, 1972) is a Grammy Award winning American metal musician best known as the guitarist of the doom metal band Sleep and the frontman of High on Fire. As a guest star, Pike ...more
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The Minders is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Denver

Albums: Golden Street, Cul-De-Sacs & Dead Ends, Hooray for Tuesday, It's a Bright Guilty World, Down in Fall, + more

The Minders is a band closely associated with The Elephant Six Collective. Started by Martyn Leaper in Denver, Colorado in 1996, the band's original members included Leaper on guitars and ...more
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Wovenhand is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Denver

Albums: Woven Hand, Consider the Birds, Mosaic, Blush Music, Blush, + more

Wovenhand is an alternative country band from Denver, Colorado led by former 16 Horsepower lead singer David Eugene Edwards. Woven Hand's music combines elements of neofolk, alternative country, ...more
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Brad Corrigan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Denver
Genre: Rock music, Folk rock & Alternative rock; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Watchfires, The Captive, Live at Goucher College, Dirt Level Demos, Live at the Belly Up June 6, + more

Brad Corrigan (born August 27, 1974) is a musician who is a member of the indie band Dispatch, which reunited in 2011 after a hiatus of several years. He is often known by the stage name ...more
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Dressy Bessy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Denver

Albums: Electrified, Sound Go Round, Pink Hearts Yellow Moons, Dressy Bessy, Little Music: Singles 1997-2002, + more

Dressy Bessy is an indie rock band from Denver, Colorado led by songwriter, guitarist, and vocalist, Tammy Ealom. The band is associated with the Elephant Six Recording Company and shares ...more
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Jill Sobule is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Denver
Genre: Rock music, Emo & Folk rock; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Things Here Are Different, Happy Town, Jill Sobule, Pink Pearl, Jill's Holiday Songs 2000, + more

Jill Sobule (born January 16, 1961) is an American singer-songwriter best known for the 1995 single "I Kissed a Girl", and "Supermodel" from the soundtrack of the 1995 film ...more

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16 Horsepower is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Denver

Albums: Olden, Sackcloth 'n' Ashes, Secret South, Low Estate, Folklore, + more

16 Horsepower was an American alternative country music group based in Denver, Colorado. Their music often invoked religious imagery dealing with conflict, redemption, punishment, and guilt ...more

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Paul Whiteman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Denver
Genre: Jazz and Dixieland; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Rhapsody in Blue, The Best of Paul Whiteman: The Columbia Years, Shaking the Blues Away, Whispering, The Chronological Classics: Bix Beiderbecke with Paul Whiteman 1927-1928, + more

Paul Samuel Whiteman (March 28, 1890 – December 29, 1967) was an American bandleader, composer, orchestral director, and violist.As the leader of one of the most popular dance bands in the ...more
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A-Plus is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Denver
Genre: Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop & West Coast hip hop; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Pleemix Volume One, My Last Good Deed

Adam Carter, known by the stage name, A-Plus, is an American rapper and producer. He is one of the founding four members of the Oakland, California-based underground hip hop group Souls of ...more

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Sugarloaf is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Denver

Albums: Sugarloaf & Spaceship Earth: A Golden Classics Edition, Don't Call Us — We'll Call You, The Best of Sugarloaf, Sugarloaf, Nõ a Baj, + more

Sugarloaf was an American rock band in the 1970s. The band, which originated in Denver, Colorado, scored two Top 10 hits, with the singles "Green-Eyed Lady" and "Don't Call Us,
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Cephalic Carnage is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Denver

Albums: Exploiting Dysfunction, Anomalies, Xenosapien, Misled by Certainty, Conforming to Abnormality, + more

Cephalic Carnage is an American grindcore band formed in 1992 in Denver, Colorado. The band comprises vocalist Lenzig Leal, guitarists Steve Goldberg and Brian Hopp, drummer John Merryman and ...more
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Brave Saint Saturn is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Denver

Albums: The Light of Things Hoped For, So Far From Home, Anti-Meridian

Brave Saint Saturn is a Christian rock band formed in Denver, Colorado in 1999. The band is a side-project of former members of Five Iron Frenzy started by Reese Roper. The band calls their ...more

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Slim Cessna's Auto Club ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Denver

Albums: Cipher, Always Say Please and Thank You, Slim Cessna's Auto Club, The Blovdy Tenent Trvth Peace, American Country Music Changed Her Life, + more

Slim Cessna's Auto Club is an American country music band, originally formed in 1992 in Denver, Colorado. The constant in the band has been Slim Cessna, formerly a member of The Denver Gentlemen ...more
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Lothar & The Hand Pe... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Denver

Albums: Presenting... Lothar & the Hand People, Space Hymn, Milkweed Love / Machines

Lothar and the Hand People was a late-1960s psychedelic rock band known for its spacey music and pioneering use of the theremin and Moog modular synthesizer. The band's unusual appellation ...more

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Ultrachronic is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Denver
Ultrachronic is an American rock and roll band. Their genre of music is modern rock, and has hard rock, alternative rock, funk metal, and rapcore elements. The band is based in Denver, Colorado. ...more
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Vices I Admire is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Denver

Albums: The Politics of Apathy, Fables, Plan B., Venom & Pride

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Christie Front Drive is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Denver

Albums: Anthology, Christie Front Drive, Stereo, Christie Front Drive, Christie Front Drive/Sineater, + more

Christie Front Drive was an American emo band formed in Denver in 1993. Citing influences such as Superchunk, Jawbox, Buffalo Tom, and Drive Like Jehu, the lineup consisted of Ron Marschall, ...more
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The Gamits is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Denver

Albums: Endorsed by You, Antidote, Parts, Rose Harbor Anthems, This Is My Boomstick, + more

The Gamits are a band from Denver, Colorado who formed in 1996, and were hailed as "America's best hidden pop/punk secret". The band was disbanded in 2005 due to the members wishing to ...more
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The Blackout Pact is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Denver

Albums: Hello Sailor

The Blackout Pact is a post-hardcore band from Denver, Colorado. They formed in the early summer of 2003. The band is influenced by Hot Water Music, Small Brown Bike, Alkaline Trio, The Lawrence ...more
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Mr. Pacman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Denver

Albums: Star Hustler, Turbotron

Mr. Pacman is a bitpop/gamewave (or as the band calls themselves, "8-bit hero gangsta rock") band from Denver, Colorado. Described as a performance art project as well as a band, Mr. ...more