Bands/Musicians List of Famous Bands from Kent

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

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Fatboy Slim is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kent
Rave music, Electronic music, Electronic dance music Norman Quentin Cook, also known by his stage name Fatboy Slim, is an English DJ, musician, rapper, and record producer. As a solo electronic act, he has won ten MTV Video Music Awards and two ...more

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Bill Bruford is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kent
Rock music, Instrumental rock, Jazz fusion William Scott "Bill" Bruford is an English drummer, percussionist, composer, producer, and record label owner. He was the original drummer for the progressive rock group Yes, from ...more

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Soft Machine is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kent
Rock music, Jazz fusion, Progressive rock Soft Machine were an English rock band from Canterbury, named after the book The Soft Machine by William S. Burroughs. They were one of the central bands in the Canterbury scene, and helped ...more

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Caravan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kent
Jazz, Progressive rock, Canterbury scene Caravan are an English band from the Canterbury area, founded by former Wilde Flowers members David Sinclair, Richard Sinclair, Pye Hastings and Richard Coughlan in 1968. The band have not ...more

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Tony Coe is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kent
Hard bop, Post-bop, Bebop Anthony George Coe is an English composer and jazz musician who plays clarinet, bass clarinet and tenor saxophone. Coe began his performing career playing with Humphrey Lyttelton's band from ...more

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Kevin Ayers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kent
Pop music, Experimental music, Psychedelic music Kevin Ayers was an English singer-songwriter and a major influential force in the English psychedelic movement. Ayers was a founding member of the pioneering psychedelic band Soft Machine in the ...more

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Billy Childish is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kent
Punk blues, Garage punk, Garage rock Billy Childish is an English painter, author, poet, photographer, film maker, singer and guitarist. He is known for his explicit and prolific work – he has detailed his love life and childhood ...more

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Django Bates is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kent
Django Bates, is a composer, multi-instrumentalist and band leader. He plays the piano, keyboards and the tenor horn. He writes large-scale compositions on commission.

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Lisa Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kent
Indie pop, Pop music, Folk music Lisa Helen Mitchell is an English-born Australian singer-songwriter who grew up in Albury, New South Wales. Mitchell currently lives in Sydney and is working on her third studio album to be ...more

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Nitin Sawhney is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kent
Hip hop music, Trip hop, Orchestra Nitin Sawhney is a British Indian musician, producer and composer. His work combines Asian and other worldwide influences with elements of jazz and electronica and often explores themes such as ...more

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Joseph McManners is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kent
Pop music, Opera, Classical music Joe McManners born 3 December 1992 is an English singer-songwriter and actor.

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Andrea Parker is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kent
Downtempo, Trip hop, Electro Andrea Parker is a British electronic music producer, record label proprietor and DJ from Pembury, Kent. Despite having a background in cello playing, Parker was heavily influenced by electronic ...more

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Fat Mattress is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kent
Folk rock, Progressive rock, Psychedelic rock Fat Mattress were an English folk rock band that formed in Folkestone in 1968. Founded by guitarist and vocalist Noel Redding, during his time as bassist for The Jimi Hendrix Experience, and ...more

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Lee Ryan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kent
Indie, Pop music, Acoustic music Lee Ryan is an English singer-songwriter and actor. He is known as a member of the British boy band Blue.

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GoodBooks is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kent
Indie pop, Indie rock GoodBooks were an English indie rock band originating from Sevenoaks in Kent. They first received media attention upon releasing their self-published EP Valves and Robots in June 2005. The band ...more

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Judge Dread is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kent
Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady Alexander Minto Hughes, better known as Judge Dread, was an English reggae and ska musician. He was the first white recording artist to have a reggae hit in Jamaica, and the BBC has banned more ...more

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Anthrax is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kent
Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Groove metal Anthrax is an American thrash metal band from New York City, formed in 1981 by guitarist Scott Ian and bassist Dan Lilker. The group was considered one of the leaders of the thrash metal scene ...more

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Ben Mills is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kent
Rock music Benjamin Collett "Ben" Mills is a British singer who finished in third place on the third series of The X Factor in 2006. After the show, Mills signed a five-album record deal with ...more

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Philip Langridge is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kent
Classical music Philip Gordon Langridge CBE was an English tenor, considered to be among the foremost exponents of English opera and oratorio. Langridge was born in Hawkhurst, Kent, educated at Maidstone ...more

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Paul Hartnoll is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kent
Electronic music, House music, Acoustic music Paul Hartnoll is one of two brothers, who make up the electronic dance act Orbital.

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Richard Sinclair is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kent
Richard Sinclair Progressive rock Richard S. Sinclair is an English progressive rock bassist, guitarist, and vocalist who has been a member of several bands of the Canterbury scene.

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Joeyfat is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kent
Spoken word, Post-hardcore

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Bill Booth Revival Machine is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kent
Bill Booth Revival Machine Christian rock Bill Booth Revival Machine were an English Christian rock band from Bromley, southeast London. The band was composed of Hans Knutzen, Wes Little Geoff Parr and Lionel Prodgers.

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The Wilde Flowers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kent
The Wilde Flowers The Wilde Flowers were a popular music group based in the vicinity of Canterbury, England. The group was active between 1964 and 1967 but never released any records during its existence; however ...more

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Lisa Andreas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kent
Lisa Andreas Lisa Andreas is an English singer of Cypriot descent. At age 16, she represented Cyprus in the Eurovision Song Contest 2004 and came fifth with her performance of "Stronger Every ...more

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Guy E. Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kent
Rock music Guy Edward Fletcher is an English multi-instrumentalist, best known for his position as the keyboardist in the rock band Dire Straits from 1984 until the group's dissolution, and his involvement ...more

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Airhead is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kent
Airhead Pop music, Pop rock, Indie rock Airhead is a British indie-pop band that achieved some success in the early 1990s, at the tail end of the Madchester music movement. They are likened to The Wonder Stuff, Flowered Up, The Mock ...more

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The Prisoners is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kent
Garage rock, Neo-psychedelia, Britpop The Prisoners were a band formed in 1980 in Rochester, Kent, England. Their 1960s garage sound made them a regular live fixture in London's underground "psychedelic revival" and ...more

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Caroline Feraday is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kent
Caroline Feraday is an English television and radio broadcaster currently living and working in Los Angeles.

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Jairus is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kent
Indie, Indie rock, Post-hardcore

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Tony Hooper is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kent
Tony Hooper Folk music, Bluegrass Tony Hooper is an English singer-songwriter and musician. He is best known as a founder-member of Strawbs together with Dave Cousins. He left Strawbs in 1972 after their album Grave New World, ...more

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Wolfman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kent
Wolfman Alternative rock, Indie rock Peter Wolfe born 1968, Tonbridge Kent. He is also known as Wolfman. He is an English poet,and musician of the band, Wolfman and the Side-Effects.

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Daphne Loves Derby is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kent
Daphne Loves Derby Emo, Alternative rock, Indie rock Daphne Loves Derby is an American Indie rock band that formed in Kent, Washington, in 2001. They have released three studio albums, the third in 2007 titled Good Night, Witness Light, peaking at ...more

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The Six Parts Seven is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kent
Post-rock, Indie rock The Six Parts Seven was an American post-rock band formerly based in Kent, Ohio. The band was founded in 1995 by brothers Allen and Jay Karpinski, who had earlier played with Old Hearts Club, a ...more

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Performing Ferrets is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kent
Performing Ferrets Indie, Post-punk 1970s/80s post punk combo originally from Maidstone, Kent and later of Manchester, England. Released two records, an EP and an LP together with two cassettes on their own label. Recently ...more

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The Love Family is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kent
The Love Family Indie, New Wave, Alternative The Love Family were a four piece Indie/Rock band who hailed from Kent’s Medway Towns. They blazed a trail around the venues of the UK and Europe for the first five years of the 1990’s bringing ...more

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xKore is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kent
Dubstep xKore is a Dubstep/EDM producer from Kent, United Kingdom, also known as Matt Cavender, he started his career through the newsground.com website by posting production and work in progress in his ...more

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The Rivals is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kent
The Rivals Punk rock The Rivals were an English punk band from Ramsgate, Kent.

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Yeborobo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kent
Yeborobo Rock music, New rave, Punk rock Yeborobo are a noise band, now based in London. They are one of the most notable members of the Mentalist Association, a tribal unit of diverse personalities originating from Maidstone, Kent. ...more

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The F Models is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kent
The F Models