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