Bands/Musicians List of Famous Bands from Glasgow

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

List bands range from Mark Knopfler to Simple Minds.

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Mark Knopfler is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Glasgow
Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music Mark Freuder Knopfler, OBE is a British songwriter, film score composer, guitarist, and record producer. He is best known as the lead guitarist, lead singer, and songwriter for the rock band ...more

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Simple Minds is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Glasgow
New Wave, Rock music, Pop rock Simple Minds are a Scottish rock band formed in 1977. They achieved commercial success in the early 1980s and, despite various personnel changes, continue to record and tour. The band scored a ...more

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Franz Ferdinand is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Glasgow
New Wave, Rock music, Dance-punk Franz Ferdinand are a Scottish rock band formed in 2002 and based in Glasgow. The band is composed of Alex Kapranos, Bob Hardy, Nick McCarthy, and Paul Thomson. The band has been nominated for ...more

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Belle & Sebastian is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Glasgow
Jangle pop, Indie pop, Rock music Belle and Sebastian are a Scottish indie pop band formed in Glasgow in January 1996. Led by Stuart Murdoch, they've released 9 albums. They are often compared with acts such as Nick Drake. The ...more

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Lulu is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Glasgow
Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music Lulu Kennedy-Cairns, OBE, best known by her stage name Lulu, is a Scottish singer, actress, and television personality who has been successful in the entertainment business from the 1960s. She ...more

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Mogwai is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Glasgow
Shoegazing, Rock music, Experimental rock Mogwai are a Scottish post-rock band, formed in 1995 in Glasgow. The band consists of Stuart Braithwaite, John Cummings, Barry Burns, Dominic Aitchison, and Martin Bulloch. The band typically ...more

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Primal Scream is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Glasgow
Rock music, Electronic music, House music Primal Scream are a Scottish rock band originally formed in 1982 in Glasgow by Bobby Gillespie and Jim Beattie. The current lineup consists of Gillespie, Andrew Innes, Martin Duffy, Simone ...more

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La Roux is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Glasgow
Indie pop, Synthpop, New Wave La Roux is an English synthpop act formed in 2006 by singer Elly Jackson and record producer Ben Langmaid. Their debut album La Roux was a critical and commercial success, winning a Grammy Award ...more

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The Jesus and Mary Chain is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Glasgow
Indie pop, Shoegazing, Alternative rock The Jesus and Mary Chain are a Scottish alternative rock band formed in East Kilbride in 1983. The band revolves around the songwriting partnership of brothers Jim and William Reid. They ...more

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Camera Obscura is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Glasgow
Indie pop Camera Obscura are a Scottish indie pop band from Glasgow, Scotland. The group formed in 1996 and have released five albums to date.

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Frightened Rabbit is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Glasgow
Alternative country, Indie folk, Indie rock Frightened Rabbit is a Scottish indie rock band from Selkirk, formed in 2003. The line-up currently consists of Scott Hutchison, Grant Hutchison, Billy Kennedy and Andy Monaghan. Since 2004 the ...more

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Teenage Fanclub is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Glasgow
Jangle pop, Indie pop, Shoegazing Teenage Fanclub are a Scottish alternative rock band formed in Bellshill in 1989. The band is composed of Norman Blake, Raymond McGinley, Gerard Love and Francis MacDonald, with songwriting ...more

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Bert Jansch is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Glasgow
Folk music, Folk rock Herbert "Bert" Jansch was a Scottish folk musician and founding member of the band Pentangle. He was born in Glasgow and came to prominence in London in the 1960s, as an acoustic ...more

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Dogs Die in Hot Cars is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Glasgow
Rock music, Britpop, Indie rock Dogs Die in Hot Cars is a Scottish band from St. Andrews consisting of members Craig Macintosh, Gary Smith Ruth Quigley, Lee Worrall and Laurence Davey. History Macintosh, Smith, Worrall and ...more

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John Paul Young is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Glasgow
Pop music John Paul Young, OAM, is a Scottish-born Australian pop singer who had a 1978 worldwide hit with "Love Is in the Air". Initially performing as John Young, he was associated with ...more

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Deacon Blue is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Glasgow
Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock Deacon Blue are a Scottish pop band formed in Glasgow during 1985. Their name was taken from the title of the Steely Dan song "Deacon Blues". The line-up of the band consists of ...more

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Aztec Camera is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Glasgow
Indie pop, New Wave, Alternative rock Aztec Camera were a Scottish new wave band formed by Roddy Frame, the group's singer, songwriter, and only consistent member. Formed in 1980, Aztec Camera released a total of six albums: High ...more

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Dave Mackintosh is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Glasgow
Black metal, Power metal Dave Mackintosh is a British drummer, best known as the former drummer for the power metal band DragonForce. Mackintosh also appeared on The Power Cosmic and Atlantis Ascendant albums, by the ...more

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Sharleen Spiteri is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Glasgow
Pop music, Rock music, Alternative rock Sharleen Eugene Spiteri is a Scottish recording artist and songwriter, and the lead singer of the rock band Texas. In 2013, Texas's worldwide album sales were counted at 35 million. Her debut ...more

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Travis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Glasgow
Rock music, Britpop, Baroque pop Travis are a Scottish rock band formed in Glasgow in 1990, comprising Fran Healy, Dougie Payne, Andy Dunlop and Neil Primrose. The band has released 7 studio albums: Good Feeling, The Man Who, ...more

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The Fratellis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Glasgow
Indie pop, Rock music, Garage rock The Fratellis are an indie rock band from Glasgow, Scotland. The band consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Jon Fratelli, bass guitarist Barry Fratelli, and drummer and backing vocalist Mince ...more

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The Blue Nile is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Glasgow
Adult album alternative, Pop music, Sophisti-pop The Blue Nile are a musical group from Glasgow, Scotland. The group's early music was built heavily on synthesizers and electronic instrumentation and percussion, although later works featured ...more

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Dananananaykroyd is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Glasgow
Indie pop, Indie, Rock music Dananananaykroyd was a six-piece, self-dubbed 'Fight Pop' band formed in 2006 in Glasgow, Scotland. Their name is a play on the name of Canadian actor Dan Aykroyd. They announced via Facebook ...more

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Jon Fratelli is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Glasgow
Rock music, Garage punk, Garage rock Jon Fratelli is a Scottish musician and songwriter best known for his work with the band The Fratellis. He has also played in a band called Codeine Velvet Club, and also performed as a solo

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1990s is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Glasgow
Rock music, Garage rock, Power pop 1990s are an indie rock three-piece band from Glasgow, Scotland.

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Randolph Colville is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Bands from Glasgow
Jazz Randolph Colville was a Scottish jazz swing clarinettist, saxophonist, bandleader and arranger born in Glasgow, Scotland, perhaps best known for his work with the Keith Nichols Midnite Follies ...more

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Eddi Reader is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Bands from Glasgow
Pop music, Folk music Eddi Reader MBE is a Scottish singer-songwriter, known both for her work with Fairground Attraction and for an enduring solo career. She is the recipient of three BRIT Awards and has topped both ...more

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Lonnie Donegan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Bands from Glasgow
Skiffle, Folk music, Traditional pop music Anthony James Donegan, better known as Lonnie Donegan, was a British singer, songwriter and musician, referred to as the King of Skiffle, who influenced 1960s British pop musicians. The Guinness ...more

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Jimmy Barnes is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Bands from Glasgow
Blues-rock, Rock music, Rhythm and blues James Dixon Swan, better known as Jimmy Barnes, is a Scottish-born Australian rock singer-songwriter. His father, Jim Swan, was a prizefighter and his older brother John Swan also works as a ...more

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Stuart Braithwaite is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Bands from Glasgow
Instrumental rock, Alternative rock, Post-rock Stuart Leslie Braithwaite is a Scottish guitarist, bassist, drummer, singer and songwriter. He is best known as the guitarist of post rock band Mogwai, with whom he has recorded eight studio

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Texas is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Bands from Glasgow
Disco, Pop music, Rhythm and blues Texas are a pop rock band from Glasgow, Scotland. They were founded by Johnny McElhone in 1986 and feature Sharleen Spiteri on lead vocals. Texas made their performing debut in March 1988 at the ...more

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Marmalade is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Bands from Glasgow
Pop music, Psychedelic pop, Merseybeat Marmalade was a Scottish pop rock group from the east end of Glasgow, originally formed in 1961 as the Gaylords, and then later billed as Dean Ford and the Gaylords. In 1966 they changed the ...more

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Alexi Murdoch is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Bands from Glasgow
Acoustic music, Alternative rock, Indie folk Alexi Murdoch is a British musician and songwriter, currently living in Berlin.

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Ian McCallum is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Bands from Glasgow
Rock music, Punk rock Ian McCallum is an English guitarist and songwriter.

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The Submarines is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Bands from Glasgow
Indie pop, Folk music, Indie rock The Submarines are an American indie rock band from Los Angeles, California, United States.

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James Kerr is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Bands from Glasgow
New Wave, Pop music, Rock music James "Jim" Kerr is a Scottish musician and singer-songwriter, best known as lead singer of the rock band Simple Minds, who achieved five UK No. 1 albums and a No. 1 single ...more

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Alex Smoke is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Bands from Glasgow
Minimal techno, Classical music, Electronica Alex Smoke is a Scottish music producer and DJ, from Glasgow based in London, making techno, electronic and classical music. He has released three studio albums, Incommunicado and Paradolia, on ...more

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Helen Marnie is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Bands from Glasgow
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music Helen Marnie is a Scottish musician, known as the lead vocalist and one of the keyboardists and songwriters of the electronic band Ladytron. In 2012, she started a solo career as Marnie and ...more

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Orange Juice is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Bands from Glasgow
Indie pop, New Wave, Rock music Orange Juice was a Scottish post-punk band founded in the Glasgow suburb of Bearsden as the Nu-Sonics in 1976. Edwyn Collins formed the Nu-Sonics with his school-mate Alan Duncan and was ...more

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Mel Gaynor is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Bands from Glasgow
New Wave, Pop music, Rock music Mel George Gaynor is an English musician. He is best known as the longtime drummer for the rock band, Simple Minds. Gaynor was born to a Jamaican father and an Afro-Brazilian mother. Gaynor ...more

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The Supernaturals is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Bands from Glasgow
Rock music, Power pop, Britpop The Supernaturals are a five-piece guitar-based pop band from Glasgow, Scotland. Fronted by singer-songwriter James McColl, they signed to Parlophone in 1996, and had a string of singles which ...more

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Sons and Daughters is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Bands from Glasgow
Rock music, Indie rock Sons and Daughters were a rock band from Glasgow, Scotland formed from 2001 to 2012.

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Attic Lights is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Bands from Glasgow
Power pop, Alternative rock, Indie rock Attic Lights are a Scottish indie rock band from Glasgow, Scotland, formed in 2005 by Kev Sherry, Colin McArdle and Jamie Houston, later joined by Tim Davidson and Noel O'Donnell. The four-part ...more

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Russell Webb is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Bands from Glasgow
New Wave, Power pop, Soft rock Russell Webb is a Scottish new wave bass guitarist who was member of bands like Slik, PVC2, Zones, Skids, The Armoury Show and Public Image Ltd, and collaborated with Richard Jobson and Virginia ...more

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Ivor Cutler is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Bands from Glasgow
Spoken word, Trad jazz, Comedy rock Ivor Cutler was a Scottish poet, songwriter and humorist. He became known for his regular performances on BBC radio, and in particular his numerous sessions recorded for John Peel's influential ...more

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Michelle McManus is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Bands from Glasgow
Synthpop, Pop music, Rhythm and blues Michelle McManus is a Scottish singer-songwriter, actress, columnist, radio DJ and television presenter, who rose to fame after winning the second series of the UK talent show Pop Idol. McManus ...more

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Alan McGee is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Bands from Glasgow
Britpop, Alternative rock Alan McGee has been a record label owner, musician, manager, and music blogger for The Guardian. He is best known for co-forming and running the independent Creation Records label from ...more

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The Almighty is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Bands from Glasgow
The Almighty are a hard rock/heavy metal band, from Glasgow in Scotland who formed in 1988. They have released seven studio albums, two anthologies and one live album.

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Craig Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Bands from Glasgow
Electronic music, Classical music, Alternative rock Craig Armstrong, OBE is a Scottish composer of modern orchestral music, electronica and film scores. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in 1981, and has since written music for the ...more

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Maggie Bell is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Bands from Glasgow
Blues-rock, Rock music, Rhythm and blues Margaret "Maggie" Bell is a Scottish rock vocalist.