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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.

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  • 1

    Blur

    Indie pop, Shoegazing

    Albums13, Parklife, Blur, Modern Life Is Rubbish, The Great Escape

    Albums13, Parklife, Blur, Modern Life Is Rubbish, The Great Escape

    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. Their...  more

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    Dave Gahan

    Synthpop, New Wave

    AlbumsHourglass, Hourglass Remixes, Paper Monsters, Bottle Living/Hold On, Dirty Sticky Floors

    AlbumsHourglass, Hourglass Remixes, Paper Monsters, Bottle Living/Hold On, Dirty Sticky Floors

    Dave Gahan (; born David Callcott; 9 May 1962) is an English singer-songwriter, best known as the lead singer of the electronic band Depeche Mode since their debut in 1980. Q magazine ranked Gahan...  more

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    Gorillaz

    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

    AlbumsDemon Days, Gorillaz, Plastic Beach, Clint Eastwood, The Fall

    AlbumsDemon Days, Gorillaz, Plastic Beach, Clint Eastwood, The Fall

    Gorillaz are a British virtual band created in 1998 by musician Damon Albarn and artist Jamie Hewlett. The band primarily consists of four animated members: Stuart "2-D" Pot, Murdoc Niccals, Noodle,...  more

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    Alison Moyet

    Synthpop, New Wave

    AlbumsRaindancing, The Turn, Essex, Voice, The Minutes

    AlbumsRaindancing, The Turn, Essex, Voice, The Minutes

    Geneviève Alison Jane Moyet ( MOY-ay; born 18 June 1961) is an English singer, songwriter and performer noted for her powerful bluesy contralto voice. She came to prominence as half of the duo Yazoo...  more

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    Humble Pie

    Blues-rock, Boogie rock

    AlbumsPerformance: Rockin' the Fillmore, Rock On, Street Rats, Humble Pie, Town and Country

    AlbumsPerformance: Rockin' the Fillmore, Rock On, Street Rats, Humble Pie, Town and Country

    Humble Pie is an English rock band formed by Steve Marriott in Essex during 1969. They are known as one of the late 1960s' first supergroups and found success on both sides of the Atlantic with such...  more

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    Damon Albarn

    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

    AlbumsMali Music, Dr Dee, iTunes Live from SoHo, Democrazy, Ravenous

    AlbumsMali Music, Dr Dee, iTunes Live from SoHo, Democrazy, Ravenous

    Damon Albarn (; born 23 March 1968) is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer, best known as the lead singer of the rock band Blur and as the co-founder, lead vocalist,...  more

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    David Byron

    Rock music, Heavy metal

    AlbumsTake No Prisoners, On the Rocks, Lost and Found, Baby Faced Killer, Man of Yesterday: The Anthology

    AlbumsTake No Prisoners, On the Rocks, Lost and Found, Baby Faced Killer, Man of Yesterday: The Anthology

    David Garrick (29 January 1947 – 28 February 1985), better known by his stage name David Byron, was a British singer and songwriter, best known in the early 1970s as the lead vocalist with the rock...  more
  • 8

    Plan B

    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

    AlbumsWho Needs Actions When You Got Words, ill Manors, Time 4 Plan B, Remixes, It's Time 4 Plan B

    AlbumsWho Needs Actions When You Got Words, ill Manors, Time 4 Plan B, Remixes, It's Time 4 Plan B

    Benjamin Paul Ballance-Drew (born 22 October 1983), better known by his stage name Plan B, is an English hip hop recording artist, actor, film director and producer. He first emerged as a rapper...  more
  • 9

    The Prodigy

    Electronica, Big Beat

    AlbumsThe Fat of the Land, More Music for the Jilted Generation, Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned, Invaders Must Die

    AlbumsThe Fat of the Land, More Music for the Jilted Generation, Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned, Invaders Must Die

    The Prodigy are an English electronic dance music band from Braintree, Essex, formed in 1990 by keyboardist and songwriter Liam Howlett. The line-up of the band has included MC and vocalist Maxim,...  more

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  • 10

    Crass

    Noise rock, Anarcho-punk

    AlbumsMerry Crassmas, Acts of Love: Fifty Songs to My Other Self, The Feeding of the 5000, Stations of the Crass, Christ: The Album

    AlbumsMerry Crassmas, Acts of Love: Fifty Songs to My Other Self, The Feeding of the 5000, Stations of the Crass, Christ: The Album

    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 punk...  more

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    Paul Allender

    Doom metal, Symphonic black metal
    Paul Allender (born 17 November 1970) is a lead guitarist best known for his work with the British extreme metal band Cradle of Filth. He was a longtime member with stints in the band from 1992-1995...  more
  • 12

    Andy C

    Oldschool jungle, Drum and bass

    AlbumsNightlife 6, FabricLive.18, Nightlife, Drum & Bass Arena: Andy C, Nightlife 3

    AlbumsNightlife 6, FabricLive.18, Nightlife, Drum & Bass Arena: Andy C, Nightlife 3

    Andrew John Clarke (born 7 April 1976) is an English DJ and record producer. He is the co-founder of RAM Records, a pioneering force in the drum and bass genre. In 2011, Andy C won the Best DJ title...  more

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  • 13

    Graham Coxon

    Folk rock, Britpop

    AlbumsLove Travels at Illegal Speeds, Happiness in Magazines, The Kiss of Morning, The Sky Is Too High, The Golden D

    AlbumsLove Travels at Illegal Speeds, Happiness in Magazines, The Kiss of Morning, The Sky Is Too High, The Golden D

    Graham Leslie Coxon (born 12 March 1969) 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...  more
  • 14

    Ceephax Acid Crew

    Acid techno, Acid house

    AlbumsCeerial Port, United Acid Emirates, Exidy Tours, The Crisp Chronicles, Cro Magnox

    AlbumsCeerial Port, United Acid Emirates, Exidy Tours, The Crisp Chronicles, Cro Magnox

    Ceephax Acid Crew (real name Andy Jenkinson) is a British acid techno and drum and bass electronic musician. Jenkinson is also known simply by the pseudonym Ceephax, which is a reference to the BBC...  more
  • 15

    The Tremeloes

    British Invasion, Psychedelic pop

    AlbumsGood Day Sunshine: Singles A's & B's, Good Times: The Ultimate Collection, Suddenly You Love Me: The Complete 1968 Sessions (disc 1), Here Come The Tremeloes: The Complete 1967 Sessions, The Definitive Collection (disc 1)

    AlbumsGood Day Sunshine: Singles A's & B's, Good Times: The Ultimate Collection, Suddenly You Love Me: The Complete 1968 Sessions (disc 1), Here Come The Tremeloes: The Complete 1967 Sessions, The Definitive Collection (disc 1)

    The Tremeloes are an English beat group founded in 1958 in Dagenham, Essex, and still active as of 2006. They were part of the British Invasion, where they grew to prominence....  more

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  • 16

    Nitzer Ebb

    Electro-industrial, Electronic body music

    AlbumsShowtime, Belief, Ebbhead, Big Hit, That Total Age

    AlbumsShowtime, Belief, Ebbhead, Big Hit, That Total Age

    Nitzer Ebb are a British EBM group formed in 1982 by Essex school friends Vaughan "Bon" Harris, Douglas McCarthy, and David Gooday....  more
  • 17

    Karl Hinds

    Hip hop music

    AlbumsHindsight

    AlbumsHindsight

    Karl Hinds, also known as R.A.W, is a British rapper and producer, and founder of the record label Assassin Records....  more
  • 18

    The Horrors

    Horror punk, Garage rock

    AlbumsPrimary Colours, Skying, Strange House, Higher, The Horrors

    AlbumsPrimary Colours, Skying, Strange House, Higher, The Horrors

    The Horrors are an English rock band formed in Southend-on-Sea in 2005, consisting of lead vocalist Faris Badwan, guitarist Joshua Hayward, keyboardist and synthesizer player Tom Cowan (also known as...  more
  • 19

    Switches

    Indie pop, Rock music

    AlbumsHeart Tuned to D.E.A.D., Lay Down the Law, Drama Queen

    AlbumsHeart Tuned to D.E.A.D., Lay Down the Law, Drama Queen

    Switches were an English indie rock band, consisting of members Matt Bishop, Ollie Thomas, Thom Kirkpatrick and Steve Godfrey....  more
  • 20

    Joy De Vivre

    Anarcho-punk, Experimental music
    Joy De Vivre was one of several singers in the anarcho-punk band Crass. She was one of the two lead singers on the Crass album Penis Envy in 1981. She studied at Colchester Arts School, where she met...  more
  • 21

    Sonja Kristina Linwood

    Psychedelic folk, Progressive rock

    AlbumsSonja Kristina, Songs From the Acid Folk, Harmonics of Love

    AlbumsSonja Kristina, Songs From the Acid Folk, Harmonics of Love

    Sonja Kristina (born Sonja Christina Shaw, 14 April 1949, in Brentwood, Essex) is an English songwriter, musician and actress, best known for starring in the seminal 1960s musical, Hair, and for...  more

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  • 22

    Darren Emerson

    House music, Trance music

    AlbumsGlobal Underground 015: Darren Emerson in Uruguay, Global Underground 020: Darren Emerson in Singapore, Gracelands, Cream Separates 01, Global Underground 036: Darren Emerson in Bogotá

    AlbumsGlobal Underground 015: Darren Emerson in Uruguay, Global Underground 020: Darren Emerson in Singapore, Gracelands, Cream Separates 01, Global Underground 036: Darren Emerson in Bogotá

    Darren Paul Emerson (born 30 April 1971) is an English musician, DJ and producer best known as a former member of the British electronic music group Underworld....  more
  • 23

    AlbumsDave House / Get Cape Wear Cape Fly, The Chronicles of a Bohemian Teenager, Searching for the Hows and Whys, Amazing Grace, The Mannequin

    AlbumsDave House / Get Cape Wear Cape Fly, The Chronicles of a Bohemian Teenager, Searching for the Hows and Whys, Amazing Grace, The Mannequin

    Samuel Lloyd "Sam" Duckworth (born 30 January 1986) is an English musician who performs as Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. He is sometimes referred to as Get Cape, Cape, GCWCF and Slam Dunkworth (the...  more
  • 24

    Harry Judd

    Pop punk, Pop music
    Harry Mark Christopher Judd (born 23 December 1985) is an English musician, dancer and author. He is a member of the band Mcfly, and for the band, he plays the drums. Harry won the 2011 series of...  more
  • 25

    Bon Harris

    Electronic body music, Industrial rock
    Bon Harris (born Vaughan David Harris; 12 August 1965 in Chelmsford, Essex, England) is an English composer, producer, singer and song writer, and multi-instrumentalist. He is a founding member of...  more