Bands/Musicians List of Famous Bands from Indianapolis

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

This list features bands like Babyface and Freddie Hubbard.

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Babyface is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Indianapolis
Babyface Urban contemporary, Adult contemporary music, Pop music Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds is an American R&B musician, singer–songwriter and record producer. He has written and produced over 26 No. 1 R&B hits throughout his career. He has

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Freddie Hubbard is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Indianapolis
Freddie Hubbard Hard bop, Post-bop, Jazz Frederick Dewayne "Freddie" Hubbard was an American jazz trumpeter. He was known primarily for playing in the bebop, hard bop and post-bop styles from the early 1960s and on. His ...more

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Dottie Rambo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Indianapolis
Dottie Rambo Christian music, Southern Gospel Dottie Rambo was an American gospel singer and songwriter. She was a Grammy and multiple Dove Award-winning artist. Rambo, along with husband Buck and daughter Reba, formed the award-winning ...more

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Leroy Carr is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Indianapolis
Leroy Carr Chicago blues, Piedmont blues Leroy Carr was an American blues singer, songwriter and pianist who developed a laid-back, crooning technique and whose popularity and style influenced such artists as Nat King Cole and Ray ...more

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Plumb is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Indianapolis
Plumb Christian music, Pop music, Christian alternative rock Tiffany Arbuckle Lee, better-known by her stage name Plumb, is a songwriter, recording artist, performer and author. Plumb has sold more than 500,000 albums and over two million singles ...more

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The Ink Spots is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Indianapolis
The Ink Spots Rhythm and blues, Vocal music The Ink Spots were an American vocal group popular in the 1930s and 1940s. Their music led to the rhythm and blues and rock and roll musical genres, and the subgenre doo-wop. The group was ...more

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J. J. Johnson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Indianapolis
J. J. Johnson Third stream, Hard bop, Jazz James Louis "J. J." Johnson was an American jazz trombonist, composer and arranger. He was sometimes credited as Jay Jay Johnson. Johnson was one of the first trombonists to embrace ...more

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The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Indianapolis
The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band Traditional music, Folk music, Country blues The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band is a three-piece American country blues band from Brown County, Indiana, living in a rural area north of Nashville, Ind., and south of Bean Blossom. They play ...more

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Amos Easton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Indianapolis
Amos Easton Chicago blues, Piedmont blues, Blues Amos Easton, better known by the stage name Bumble Bee Slim, was an American Piedmont blues singer and guitarist.

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After 7 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Indianapolis
After 7 Pop music, Contemporary R&B, New jack swing After 7 is a R&B group founded in 1987 by brothers Melvin and Kevon Edmonds, and Keith Mitchell. The Edmonds brothers are the siblings of popular pop and R&B singer-songwriter-producer ...more

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Gwen Stacy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Indianapolis
Gwen Stacy Christian hardcore, Metalcore, Heavy metal Gwen Stacy was an American metalcore band that was signed with Solid State Records. Their name came from the character Gwen Stacy, who appeared in the comic book The Amazing Spider-Man as the ...more

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Kevon Edmonds is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Indianapolis
Kevon Edmonds Contemporary R&B Kevon Edmonds is a singer and actor and is the younger brother of famous producer/songwriter/singer Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, the fourth of six boys. Growing up, Kevon shied away ...more

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The Four Freshmen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Indianapolis
The Four Freshmen Barbershop music, Traditional pop music, Jazz The Four Freshmen is an American male vocal band quartet that blends open-harmonic jazz arrangements with the big band vocal group sounds of The Modernaires, The Pied Pipers, and The Mel-Tones, ...more

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Transmatic is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Indianapolis
Transmatic Modern rock, Post-grunge Transmatic was an American rock band from Indianapolis, Indiana. They released one EP with Loudenergy.com and full length album on Immortal Records/Virgin Records/EMI which spawned a minor hit ...more

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Margot & The Nuclear So and So... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Indianapolis
Margot & The Nuclear So and So's Folk music, Folk rock, Alternative rock Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s is a band from Indianapolis, Indiana. Their style has been described as "cinematic chamber pop" that "both the casual music fan and music ...more

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Sloppy Seconds is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Indianapolis
Sloppy Seconds Garage punk, Punk rock, Hard rock Sloppy Seconds is a Ramones-influenced punk band from Indianapolis, Indiana that started in 1984. They gained notoriety in the underground punk scene with gritty and controversial songs like ...more

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Scott Leonard is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Indianapolis
Scott Leonard Pop music, A cappella Charles Scott Leonard IV is a singer with the a cappella singing group Rockapella, the former house band on the PBS children's geography game show Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?. He was ...more

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Demiricous is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Indianapolis
Demiricous Thrash metal, Deathrash, Death metal Demiricous is a death/thrash metal band from Indianapolis, Indiana formed by Nate Olp, Scott Wilson, Ben Parrish, and Christopher Cruz. In 2005, they self-released a demo which caught the ...more

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The Dream is Dead is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Indianapolis
The Dream is Dead Metalcore, Hardcore punk The Dream is Dead was a hardcore punk band based in Indianapolis, Indiana. Their music contained many American political anti-authoritarian themes.

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Beata Moon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Indianapolis
Beata Moon Classical music Beata Moon is a classical pianist and composer, raised in Indiana, making her debut at age 8 with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. She trained as a pianist at the Juilliard School with Adele ...more

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Zero Boys is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Indianapolis
Zero Boys Punk rock, Hardcore punk The Zero Boys are a hardcore punk quartet from Indianapolis, Indiana fronted by Paul Mahern. Other members include bassist Scott Kellogg, drummer Mark Cutsinger and guitarist Dave Lawson. Their ...more

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Year of Desolation is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Indianapolis
Year of Desolation Thrash metal, Groove metal, Melodic death metal Year of Desolation is an American metal band formed in Indiana in 2001. They are influenced by classic rock and heavy metal, and have undergone an overwhelming number of line-up changes. They ...more

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Everything, Now! is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Indianapolis
Everything, Now! Psychedelia, Art rock, Indie rock Everything, Now! are an indie-rock band based out of Indianapolis, Indiana. They self-released their debut album, Sunshine of Doom, in 2003. Their next album, POLICE, POLICE! was released by ...more

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Birthright is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Indianapolis
Birthright Metalcore, Hardcore punk

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Burn It Down is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Indianapolis
Burn It Down Metalcore Burn It Down was a metalcore band from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, whose full-length album, Let the Dead Bury the Dead, was released in 2000 on Escape Artist Records. Produced by Ed ...more

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Virgin Millionaires is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Bands from Indianapolis
Virgin Millionaires Alternative rock Virgin Millionaires are an American rock band from Indianapolis, Indiana. Founded by Zach Baldauf after three years as the guitarist of Transmatic. With the success of their EP the band began ...more