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List of notable or famous bassists from Australia, with bios and photos, including the top bassists born in Australia and even some popular bassists who immigrated to Australia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Australian bassists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These bassists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known bassist from Australia is included when available.

This list is made up of a variety of people, including Michael Peter Balzary and Chris Joannou.

This historic bassists from Australia list can help answer the questions "Who are some Australian bassists of note?" and "Who are the most famous bassists from Australia?" These prominent bassists of Australia may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Australian bassists.

Use this list of renowned Australian bassists to discover some new bassists that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (11 items)
Bob Daisley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Bassists from Australia
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Robert John "Bob" Daisley is an Australian musician and author. A bassist and songwriter, he has performed with numerous acts since the 1970s, most notably Black Sabbath, Rainbow, Ozzy Osbourne, Gary Moore and Uriah Heep. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 68

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

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Chris Joannou is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Bassists from Australia
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Christopher John Joannou is a Greek Australian of Macedonian Heritage musician, best known as the bass player for the successful alternative rock band Silverchair. His real name is Christophoros John Joannou and he was born in Newcastle, New South Wales, he has a twin sister and an older sister. He has a nephew and two nieces. He was the first of the three band members to cut his long hair short. Joannou was nicknamed 'Lumberjack' by Silverchair fans for his love of trees, and plaid shirts. Chris' bandmate Ben taught him how to play bass guitar, making him the only Band member who did not know how to play an instrument. As well as being a well known bassist, Joannou was the assistant ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 38

Birthplace: Newcastle, Australia

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Chris Ross is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Bassists from Australia
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Christopher James "Chris" Ross is an Australian musician. He was the founding bass guitarist and keyboardist of hard rock band, Wolfmother, from 2000 to August 2008. His trademark stage antic is playing the keyboard at a slant or vertically. At the APRA Awards of 2007 Ross and band mates, Myles Heskett and Andrew Stockdale, won the Songwriters of the Year category. After leaving Wolfmother with Heskett, the pair worked as Doom Buggy, then they formed Palace of Fire in 2009. In 2011 Ross and Heskett formed Good Heavens with Sarah Kelly. Ross was formerly a digital designer and has three children with his domestic partner, Lisa. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Sydney, Erskineville, Australia

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Lloyd Swanton


Lloyd Stuart Swanton is an Australian jazz double bassist/bass guitarist and composer, based in Sydney. Swanton was a member of Dynamic Hepnotics in 1986 and co-founded jazz trio The Necks in 1987 with Chris Abrahams and Tony Buck. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 57

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia