Bands/Musicians List of Famous Bands from Hokkaido

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List of Hokkaido bands, listed by their level of fame. This Hokkaido musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Hokkaido bands are included, as well as many Hokkaido musicians of underground status. This list of Hokkaido 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 Hokkaido 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 include The Pillows, Glay and more.

If you're wondering, "What bands are from Hokkaido?" or "What is a list of Hokkaido bands?" then this list will answer your questions. (36 items)

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The Pillows is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Hokkaido
Pop punk, Power pop, Alternative rock The Pillows are a Japanese alternative rock band formed in 1989. As of 2014, the group has released 19 original studio albums, several EPs and compilations, and over 30 singles. Outside Japan, ...more

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Glay is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Hokkaido
Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock Glay is a Japanese rock band from Hakodate, Hokkaidō formed in 1988. Glay primarily composes songs in the rock and pop genres, but they have also arranged songs using elements from a wide ...more

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Ezo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Hokkaido
Glam metal, Heavy metal Ezo was a Japanese heavy metal band originally formed as Flatbacker in the spring of 1982 in Sapporo, Japan out of the remnants of two high school bands, Power-Station and Scrap. Ezo has been ...more

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Kaori Iida is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Hokkaido
J-pop, Enka Iida Kaoru is a singer and actress.

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Sakanaction is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Hokkaido
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music Sakanaction, stylised as sakanaction, are a Japanese rock band from Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. Their music is a fusion of alternative rock, electronic, pop, and new wave styles, and is thus ...more

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Miz is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Hokkaido
Pop music, Rock music, J-pop Mizuki Watanabe, better known simply as Miz, is a Japanese pop/rock singer and actress. Though most of her music is released in Japan, she does her work primarily from Gotland in Sweden, mainly ...more

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Saber Tiger is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Hokkaido
Heavy metal Saber Tiger, is a Japanese heavy metal band from Sapporo. It was founded in 1981 by guitarist Akihito Kinoshita, who is responsible for producing, engineering and composing most of the band's ...more

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Guniw Tools is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Hokkaido
Rock music, Experimental rock, Industrial rock Guniw Tools were a Japanese visual kei rock band. The band's theme was "Integrated Art Direction featuring visual images that come forth from sound." The band's name "Guniw ...more

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Miyuki Nakajima is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Hokkaido
Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music Miyuki Nakajima is a Japanese singer-songwriter and radio personality. She has released 37 studio albums, 40 singles, 2 live albums and multiple compilations as of May 2013. Her sales have been ...more

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Pizzicato Five is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Hokkaido
Indie pop, Pop music, J-pop Pizzicato Five was a Japanese pop group best known to audiences in the West in their later incarnation as a duo of Maki Nomiya and Yasuharu Konishi. The group, widely credited with spearheading ...more

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Natsumi Abe is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Hokkaido
Pop music, J-pop Natsumi Abe (安倍 なつみ, Abe Natsumi, born August 10, 1981 in Muroran, Hokkaidō, Japan) is a...

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Aya Kamiki is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Hokkaido
Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music Aya Kamiki is a Japanese singer-songwriter. Her style ranges from pop, rock to rhythm and blues. She resides in Osaka, and is signed with Tokyo-based AVEX recording label. She speaks moderate ...more

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Asami Konno is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Hokkaido
J-pop Asami Konno (紺野 あさ美, Konno Asami), born May 7, 1987, is a Japanese pop singer, best known as...

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KOTOKO is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Hokkaido
Pop music, J-pop, Trance music Kotoko is a Japanese J-pop singer from Sapporo, Hokkaido. Kotoko began her singing career as a member of I've Sound in 2000, and was later signed to Rondorobe under Geneon from 2004 to 2010. ...more

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YUKI is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Hokkaido
Pop music, J-pop Yuki Kuramochi, known exclusively by her stage name Yuki, is a Japanese musician and singer-songwriter. She is best known as the lead vocalist for Judy and Mary. She founded Judy and Mary in ...more

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Miki Fujimoto is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Hokkaido
Pop music, J-pop Miki Shōji, professionally known by her birth name of Miki Fujimoto, and nicknamed Mikitty, is a Japanese pop singer and television actress. After failing the audition to join girl group Morning ...more

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Erika Miyoshi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Hokkaido
J-pop Erika Miyoshi is a Japanese pop singer and former member of the Hello! Project-associated trio v-u-den.

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Zone is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Hokkaido
Pop music, J-pop, Pop rock Zone was an all-female pop rock band started in Sapporo, Japan in 1999. Although it initially started as a dance group, they turned to an all-female band. Zone has been categorized in a new ...more

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Mai Satoda is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Hokkaido
J-pop Mai Satoda is a singer.

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Soulhead is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Hokkaido
Urban contemporary, J-pop Soulhead is a Japanese urban contemporary duo consisting of sisters Yoshika and Tsugumi who hail from Hokkaidō.

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Yu Takahashi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Hokkaido
Pop music, Folk music, J-pop Yu Takahashi is a Japanese singer-songwriter. He debuted on a major label in 2010, with his singles "Subarashiki Nichijō" and "Honto no Kimochi".

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Anzen Chitai is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Hokkaido
Rock music, J-pop, Music of Japan Anzen Chitai is a Japanese rock band, formed in 1973 by five musicians in Asahikawa, Hokkaidō, Japan. It debuted in 1982 in Tokyo, Japan. They became one of Japan's most successful rock bands in ...more

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Ryohei Chiba is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Hokkaido
J-pop Ryohei Chiba, born November 18, 1984, is a Japanese singer from Sapporo. He rose to fame as a member of the Japanese pop group w-inds. as the group's back-up dancer, back-up vocal, and rapper.

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Asami Abe is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Hokkaido
Pop music, J-pop Asami Abe (安倍 麻美, Abe Asami) (born February 27, 1985 in Muroran, Hokkaidō, Japan) is a Japanese...

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bloodthirsty butchers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Hokkaido
Punk rock, Indie rock Bloodthirsty Butchers are a long-running indie rock and punk rock band from Sapporo, Hokkaidō, Japan. Although little-known in the West, they have contributed to two compilations on the Olympia, ...more

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Mai is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Bands from Hokkaido
Mai J-pop Mai, real name Mai Kudo is a J-Pop singer from Hokkaidō, Japan. She is a talent of the Fit One management company and part of the artists' roster of Rhythm Zone owned by Avex Entertainment Inc. ...more

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Mikuni Shimokawa is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Bands from Hokkaido
Mikuni Shimokawa Pop music, J-pop Mikuni Shimokawa is a Japanese pop singer and songwriter. She is best known for her songs used for anime theme music, particularly the opening and ending themes of the Full Metal Panic! series. ...more

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Aya Ishiguro is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Bands from Hokkaido
Pop music, J-pop Aya Yamada, better known by her birth name Aya Ishiguro is a Japanese singer, writer, TV personality, fashion designer. She is most famous for her participation in Japanese pop girl group ...more

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Go-Bang's is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Bands from Hokkaido
Pop music, Rock music, J-pop The Go-Bang's were a three-piece Japanese girl band active in the late 1980s and early 1990s. They broke up in 1994, and since then, Kaori Moriwaka has become a solo ...more

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Whiteberry is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Bands from Hokkaido
Pop music, Rock music, J-pop Whiteberry were a five-piece all-girl pop/rock band from Hokkaidō, Japan. Although not reaching more than cult status outside of their native country, the group gained a loyal following with ...more

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Eastern Youth is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Bands from Hokkaido
Emo, Punk rock, Indie rock Eastern Youth is a Japanese punk rock trio formed in 1989 in Hokkaidō. Their sound blends many different styles, and is especially complex for a three-piece band. Their lyrics express the ...more

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Yoshida Brothers is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Bands from Hokkaido
Yoshida Brothers Tsugaru-jamisen The Yoshida Brothers are Japanese musicians who have released several albums on the Domo Records label. The two brothers are performers of the traditional Japanese music style of Tsugaru-jamisen ...more

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Ryuichi Ogata is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Bands from Hokkaido
Ryuichi Ogata J-pop Ryuichi Ogata is a member of a Japanese pop group w-inds. originating from Sapporo, Japan. He rose to fame as the group's back-up dancer, back-up vocalist, and rapper.

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ClariS is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Bands from Hokkaido
Synthpop, J-pop, Pop rock ClariS is a Japanese pop music duo and idol unit which formed in 2009 with singers Clara and Alice from Hokkaido, who were in junior high school at the time. The pair began singing covers and ...more

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Bazra is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Bands from Hokkaido
Music of Japan, Punk rock Bazra is a Japanese rock band under the Avex Trax sublabel, Cutting Edge. They are a fairly recent and upcoming band who are known for their tight mixture of loud Punk rock and heavy funk. As of ...more

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Mell is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Bands from Hokkaido
J-pop, Electronic dance music, Industrial music Mell is a female Japanese singer from Sapporo, Japan, who is signed to Geneon Universal Entertainment. She is a former member of the Sapporo-based I've Sound, and one of its main vocalists. Mell ...more