Bands/Musicians List of Famous Bands from Essex

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

Examples of bands on this list include Blur and Dave Gahan.

If you're wondering, "What bands are from Essex?" or "What is a list of Essex bands?" then this list will answer your questions. (72 items)

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Blur is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Essex
Indie pop, Shoegazing, Pop music Blur are an English rock band, formed in London in 1988. The group consists of singer/keyboardist Damon Albarn, guitarist/singer Graham Coxon, bassist Alex James and drummer Dave Rowntree. ...more

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Dave Gahan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Essex
Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music David "Dave" Gahan is an English singer-songwriter, best known as the baritone lead singer for the British electronic music band Depeche Mode since their debut in 1980. He is also an ...more

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Gorillaz is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Essex
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop Gorillaz are an English virtual band created in 1998 by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett. The band consists of four animated members: 2D, Murdoc Niccals, Noodle and Russel Hobbs. These members are ...more

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Alison Moyet is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Essex
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music Geneviève Alison Jane Moyet is an English singer, songwriter and performer noted for her bluesy contralto voice. She came to prominence as half of the duo Yazoo and since has mainly ...more

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Humble Pie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Essex
Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music Humble Pie were an English rock band formed in Essex in 1969 and finding success in the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States. One of the late '60s first supergroups, they are remembered ...more

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Damon Albarn is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Essex
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop Damon Albarn is an English musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. He is the frontman of the Alternative rock band Blur as well as co-founder, vocalist and ...more

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David Byron is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Essex
Rock music, Heavy metal, Pop rock David Garrick, better known by his stage name David Byron, was a British singer and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist with the rock band Uriah Heep in the early 1970s.

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Ben Drew is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Essex
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Hardcore hip hop Benjamin Paul Ballance-Drew, primarily known as Plan B or Ben Drew, is an English rapper, songwriter, actor and film director from Forest Gate, London. Plan B first emerged as a hip hop artist, ...more

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Crass is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Essex
Noise rock, Anarcho-punk, Art rock Crass were an English punk rock band formed in 1977 which promoted anarchism as a political ideology, a way of life and a resistance movement. Crass popularised the anarcho-punk movement of the ...more

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Paul Allender is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Essex
Doom metal, Symphonic black metal, Gothic metal Paul Allender is a lead guitarist best known for his work with the British extreme metal band Cradle of Filth. He quit the band for the second time in April 2014. Since 2012, he now resides in ...more

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Andy C is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Essex
Oldschool jungle, Drum and bass Andrew John Clarke, known by his stage name Andy C, is an English DJ and producer and co-founder of RAM Records. He is considered a pioneering force in the drum and bass genre. In 2011 Andy C ...more

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Graham Coxon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Essex
Folk rock, Britpop, Alternative rock Graham Leslie Coxon is an English musician, singer-songwriter and painter who came to prominence as a founding member of the rock band Blur. As the group's lead guitarist and secondary vocalist, ...more

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Ceephax Acid Crew is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Essex
Acid techno, Acid house, Electronic music Ceephax Acid Crew is a British acid techno and drum and bass electronic musician named Andy Jenkinson. Jenkinson is also known simply by the pseudonym Ceephax, which is a pun on the BBC teletext ...more

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The Tremeloes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Essex
British Invasion, Psychedelic pop, Merseybeat The Tremeloes are an English beat group founded in 1958 in Dagenham, East London, and still active today.

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Nitzer Ebb is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Essex
Electro-industrial, Electronic body music, Rock music Nitzer Ebb are a British EBM group formed in 1982 by Essex school friends Vaughan "Bon" Harris, Douglas McCarthy, and David Gooday.

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Karl Hinds is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Essex
Karl Hinds Hip hop music Karl Hinds is a British rapper and producer within the British Hip Hop scene. He has pursued his musical interest since he was 15, Karl had and still remains with his sights set high and began ...more

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The Horrors is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Essex
Horror punk, Garage rock, Garage punk The Horrors are an English indie rock band formed in Southend-on-Sea in 2005, consisting of lead vocalist Faris Badwan, guitarist Joshua Hayward, keyboardist and synthesiser player Tom Cowan, ...more

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Switches is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Essex
Indie pop, Rock music, Power pop Switches were an English indie rock band, consisting of members Matt Bishop, Ollie Thomas, Thom Kirkpatrick and Steve Godfrey.

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Joy De Vivre is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Essex
Anarcho-punk, Experimental music Joy De Vivre was the second female singer of the anarcho-punk band Crass. She was also one of two lead singers on the Crass album Penis Envy in 1981. She studied at Colchester Arts School, where ...more

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Sonja Kristina Linwood is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Essex
Psychedelic folk, Progressive rock Sonja Kristina is a British songwriter, musician and actor, best known for starring in the seminal 1960s musical, Hair, and for being the female lead vocalist of the 1970s progressive rock band, ...more

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Darren Emerson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Essex
House music, Trance music, Progressive house music Darren Emerson is a dance music DJ, and former member of the UK electronic music outfit Underworld.

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Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Essex
Pop music, Emo, Folktronica Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly is the stage name of English music artist Sam Duckworth and his band. He is sometimes referred to as Get Cape, Cape, GCWCF and Slam Dunkworth. According to Duckworth, ...more

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Harry Judd is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Essex
Pop punk, Pop music, Pop rock Harry Mark Christopher Judd is an English musician who is best known as the drummer for British pop rock band McFly, along with fellow band members Tom Fletcher, Dougie Poynter and Danny Jones. ...more

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Bon Harris is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Essex
Electronic body music, Industrial rock, Alternative rock Bon Harris is an English composer, producer, singer and song writer, and multi-instrumentalist. He is a founding member of the British EBM group Nitzer Ebb, programming Nitzer Ebb's signature ...more

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Sarah Cracknell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Essex
Indie pop, Synthpop, Indie Sarah Cracknell is an English singer-songwriter, best known as the lead singer of the electronic music band Saint Etienne. She is the daughter of Stanley Kubrick's first assistant director Derek ...more

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Darren Mew is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Bands from Essex
UK hardcore, Electronic dance music, Happy hardcore Darren James Mew, better known as Darren Styles, is a British record producer, disc jockey and singer-songwriter from Colchester, England. Originally a member of the breakbeat hardcore group DJ ...more

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Kate Walsh is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Bands from Essex
Folk music, Acoustic music, Indie rock Kate Walsh is an English singer from Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex. A graduate of the Brighton Institute of Modern Music, her first album was Clocktower Park, released in 2003 by Kitchenware Records. ...more

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Rhys Webb is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Bands from Essex
Garage rock, Electronic music, Experimental music Rhys Webb appeared in the 2009 musical comedy film Wreckless Epic: The Journey to SXSW.

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Forever Never is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Bands from Essex
Groove metal, Metalcore, Heavy metal

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Alisha's Attic is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Bands from Essex
Pop music Alisha's Attic were an English duo group of the 1990s and early 2000s. The two members were sisters Shelly McErlaine and Karen Poole, born in Barking and Chadwell Heath respectively. Their ...more

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Girl Talk is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Bands from Essex
Synthpop, Pop music, Dance music Girl Talk was a British girl group, formed by Karen Wright and Leigh Pearce. The girls, aged 12 and 13 respectively, released their debut single, "Can The Rhythm", in 1983 on Park ...more

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Dave Rowntree is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Bands from Essex
Electronic dance music, Britpop, Alternative rock David Alexander De Horne Rowntree is an English musician, as well as a solicitor, animator, and political activist. He is best known as the drummer for the rock band Blur.

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Keith West is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Bands from Essex
Keith West is a member of the musical group Heartland.

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Neil Innes is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Bands from Essex
Satire, Comedy rock Neil James Innes is an English writer and performer of comic songs, best known for his collaborative work with Monty Python, and for playing in the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band and later The Rutles.

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Lee Mead is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Bands from Essex
Musical theatre Lee Stephen Mead is an English musical theatre and television actor, best known for winning the title role in the 2007 West End revival of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat through ...more

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Headswim is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Bands from Essex
Grunge, Britpop, Alternative rock Headswim were an English alternative rock band active during the 1990s, best known for their 1997 single "Tourniquet". Band members would subsequently go on to projects including ...more

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Coffin Joe is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Bands from Essex
Garage punk, Indie rock Joseph Patrick Spurgeon (better known as Coffin Joe) (born 21 January 1986), is the drummer of garage punk band, The Horrors. Spurgeon spent his childhood years growing up in the small county ...more

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Baddies is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Bands from Essex
Alternative rock, Indie rock, Post-punk revival Baddies were a British high energy indie rock band formed in late 2007 and played through 2012. The Guardian selected them as Band of the Day for 16 October 2008 stating that Baddies had ...more

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InMe is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Bands from Essex
Grunge, Heavy metal, Post-grunge InMe are an English alternative metal band from Brentwood, Essex, formed in 1996. To date they have released five studio albums – Overgrown Eden; White Butterfly; Daydream Anonymous; Herald Moth ...more

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Absent Kid is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Bands from Essex
Alternative rock, Indie rock Absent Kid are a British indie rock band.

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These New Puritans is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Bands from Essex
New Wave, Dance-punk, Electronic music These New Puritans are a London-based band from the Southend-on-Sea area. The group consists mainly of Jack Barnett, his twin brother George Barnett and Thomas Hein. Sophie Sleigh-Johnson was an ...more

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Fahrenheit 451 is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Bands from Essex
Indie, Rock music, Punk rock

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Between the Screams is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Bands from Essex
Between the Screams Progressive metal, Post-hardcore, Ambient music Between The Screams are a British progressive metal band from Southend-on-Sea, UK. After disbanding in early 2011, the band are back together but currently on hiatus.

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Mark Hollis is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Bands from Essex
Synthpop, New Wave, Folk music Mark David Hollis is an English musician and singer-songwriter. He achieved commercial success in the 1980s as singer with the synthpop/post-rock band Talk Talk, but retired from the music ...more

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Belisha is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Bands from Essex
Progressive music, Rock music, Shock rock

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McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Bands from Essex
Indie pop, Experimental rock, Post-rock McCarthy were a British indie pop band, formed in Barking, Essex, England in 1984 by schoolmates Malcolm Eden and Tim Gane with John Williamson and Gary Baker. Lætitia Sadier later joined ...more

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N-Joi is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Bands from Essex
Electronic music, House music, Techno N-Joi is an English production duo from Southend, Essex, England, consisting of Nigel Champion and Mark Franklin, with sometime vocalist/front person Saffron. Champion went to Framlingham ...more

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Disco Inferno is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Bands from Essex
Experimental rock, Post-rock, Post-punk Disco Inferno was an English experimental rock band active in the late 1980s and the 1990s. Although at root a standard rock trio of guitar, bass guitar and drums, and writing songs in an ...more

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Jet Black is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Bands from Essex
New Wave, Jazz, Punk rock Jet Black is an English drummer and founder member of punk rock / new wave band The Stranglers.

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Engerica is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Bands from Essex
Indie pop, Heavy metal, Punk rock Engerica were a British, Essex based punk band. The group incorporated several styles into their repertoire, varying from punk and metal, to instances of grunge and goth-inspired lyrics. Their ...more