Bands/Musicians List of Famous Bands from Kingston

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

Examples include Bryan Adams and Ziggy Marley.

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Bryan Adams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kingston
Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Heartland rock Bryan Guy Adams, OC OBC is a Canadian singer, musician, producer, actor, social activist, and photographer. Adams has been one of the most successful figures of the world of rock music during ...more

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Ziggy Marley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kingston
Reggae David Nesta "Ziggy" Marley is a Jamaican musician and leader of the band, Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers. He is the oldest son of Rita Marley and Bob Marley.

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Sean Paul is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kingston
Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall Sean Paul Ryan Francis Henriques, known by his stage name Sean Paul, is a Jamaican dancehall rapper, musician, singer, producer and actor.

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Sean Kingston is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kingston
Hip hop music, Pop music, Reggae Kisean Anderson, better known by his stage name Sean Kingston, is a Jamaican-American singer, songwriter and actor whose first album, Sean Kingston, was released in 2007.

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Coheed and Cambria is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kingston
Pop punk, Progressive metal, Rock music Coheed and Cambria is an American progressive rock band from Nyack, New York, formed in 1995. The group's music incorporates aspects of progressive rock, pop, heavy metal, and post-hardcore. All ...more

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The Tragically Hip is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kingston
Blues-rock, Canadian rock, Rock music The Tragically Hip, often referred to simply as The Hip, are a Canadian rock band from Kingston, Ontario, consisting of lead singer Gordon Downie, guitarist Paul Langlois, guitarist Rob Baker, ...more

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Shaggy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kingston
Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall Orville Richard Burrell CD, best known by his stage name Shaggy, is a Jamaican-born American reggae fusion singer and deejay. He is best known for his hit singles "Boombastic", ...more

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Eek-a-Mouse is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kingston
Reggae Eek-A-Mouse is a Jamaican reggae musician. He is one of the early artists to be described as a "singjay".

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Kool DJ Herc is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kingston
Hip hop music Clive Campbell, also known as Kool Herc, DJ Kool Herc and Kool DJ Herc, is a Jamaican-born American DJ who is credited with originating hip hop music in the early 1970s in The Bronx, New York ...more

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Toots Hibbert is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kingston
Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady Frederick Nathaniel "Toots" Hibbert is a Jamaican singer and songwriter, known as the leader for the reggae and ska band Toots & the Maytals.

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Buju Banton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kingston
Dancehall, Reggae, Roots reggae Buju Banton is a Jamaican dancehall, ragga, and reggae musician. Banton has recorded pop and dance songs, as well as songs dealing with sociopolitical topics. He released early dancehall singles ...more

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Sarai is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kingston
Hip hop music Sarai Marie Howard is an American rapper.

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Neil Cicierega is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kingston
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music Neil Stephen Cicierega is an American comedian, actor, filmmaker, puppeteer, singer, musician, and animator. He is the creator of the genre of Flash animation known as "Animutation", ...more

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Junior Reid is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kingston
Dancehall, Reggae, Reggae fusion Delroy "Junior" Reid is a Jamaican reggae and dancehall musician, best known for the songs "One Blood" and "This Is Why I'm Hot", as well as being the lead vocalist ...more

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Yellowman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kingston
Ragga, Dancehall, Reggae Yellowman is a Jamaican reggae and dancehall deejay, widely known as King Yellowman. He was popular in Jamaica in the 1980s, coming to prominence with a series of singles that established his ...more

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Shabba Ranks is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kingston
Ragga, Dancehall, Reggae Shabba Ranks is a Jamaican dancehall musician. He was one of the most popular dancehall artists of his generation. He was also one of the first Jamaican deejays to gain worldwide acceptance, and ...more

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Gregory Isaacs is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kingston
Reggae, Dub, Lovers rock Gregory Anthony Isaacs was a Jamaican reggae musician. Milo Miles, writing in The New York Times, described Isaacs as "the most exquisite vocalist in reggae". His nickname was the Cool

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Junior Marvin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kingston
Rock music, Reggae, Rhythm and blues Junior Marvin also known as Junior Marvin-Hanson, Junior Hanson and Junior Kerr, is a Jamaican-born guitarist and singer best known for his association with Bob Marley and The Wailers. He ...more

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Bedouin Soundclash is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kingston
Ska, Reggae, Alternative rock Bedouin Soundclash is a Canadian band currently based in Toronto. Their sound can be described as reggae and ska.

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Don Carlos is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kingston
Reggae Don Carlos a.k.a. Don McCarlos is a Jamaican reggae singer and composer.

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Super Cat is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kingston
Dancehall, Reggae, Reggae fusion Super Cat is a deejay who achieved widespread popularity during the late 1980s and early 1990s dancehall movement. His nickname, "Wild Apache", was given to him by his mentor Early B. ...more

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Beenie Man is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kingston
Ragga, Dancehall, Reggae Anthony Moses Davis, better known by his stage name Beenie Man, is a Grammy award-winning Jamaican reggae artist. He is referred to as the world's "King of Dancehall".

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Horace Andy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kingston
Trip hop, Reggae Horace Andy is a roots reggae songwriter and singer, known for his distinctive vocals and hit songs such as "Government Land", as well as "Angel" and "Five Man ...more

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Rob Baker is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kingston
Rock music

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Michael Rose is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kingston
Reggae Michael Rose is a Grammy award winning reggae singer from Jamaica. Possessing a wide-ranged voice, Rose would regularly meet in Kingston with singers, musicians, writers, and producers such as ...more

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The Mahones is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kingston
Celtic punk The Mahones are an Irish born Canadian Irish punk band, formed on St. Patrick's Day in 1990 in Kingston debuted in 1990.

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Earl Lindo is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kingston
Reggae Earl "Wire" Lindo is a Jamaican reggae musician, born 7 January 1953. He is a member of The Wailers and has collaborated with numerous reggae artists including Burning Spear.

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Paul Langlois is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kingston
Rock music Paul Langlois is a Canadian guitarist, best known as the rhythm guitarist for the rock band The Tragically Hip.

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Elephant Man is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kingston
Dirty rap, Dancehall, Pop music O'Neil Bryan, better known by his stage name Elephant Man, is a Jamaican dancehall musician.

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Tami Chynn is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kingston
Dancehall, Pop music, Reggae Tammar Anika Chin, known by her stage name Tami Chynn, is a Jamaican singer, songwriter, and dancer.

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Bounty Killer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kingston
Dancehall, Reggae Bounty Killer is a Jamaican reggae and dancehall deejay. He is the founder of a dancehall collective known as The Alliance with deejay Mavado.

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Mavado is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kingston
Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall David Constantine Brooks, better known by his stage name Mavado, is a Jamaican musician, actor, singer and music producer.

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Sasha is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kingston
Reggae Sasha is a dancehall deejay. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, she was raised in Brooklyn. Her first big hit was "Kill the Bitch" while she was still well in her teens. In 1998, she wrote ...more

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Hugh Dillon is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kingston
Soft rock, Rock and roll, Indie rock Hugh Dillon is a Canadian musician and actor. Dillon was the lead singer of the Headstones during the 1990s. He has also been a film and television actor, some of his notable roles including ...more

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Ken Boothe is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kingston
Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady Ken Boothe OD is a Jamaican vocalist known for his distinctive vibrato and timbre. Boothe achieved an international reputation as one of Jamaica's finest vocalists through a series of crossover ...more

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Brick & Lace is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kingston
Hip hop music, Dancehall, Pop music Brick and Lace are a Jamaican R&B reggae fusion musical duo consisting of sisters Nyanda and Nailah Thorbourne. Originally Brick & Lace consisted of three sisters Tasha, Nailah, and ...more

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Cham is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kingston
Ragga, Dancehall, Reggae Cham is a Jamaican rapper, singer-songwriter and actor, most well known for his 2006 single "Ghetto Story" from his major label debut album of the same name, a song which led to ...more

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Wailers Band is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kingston
Reggae The Wailers Band are a reggae band formed by the remaining members of Bob Marley & The Wailers, following the death of Bob Marley in 1981.

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Tapper Zukie is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kingston
Dancehall, Reggae Tapper Zukie is a reggae deejay and producer.

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Wayne Wonder is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kingston
Dancehall, Reggae, Contemporary R&B Wayne Wonder is a Jamaican reggae fusion artist. While his early recordings were dancehall and reggae, he later moved towards hip hop and rap.

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Sugar Minott is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kingston
Dancehall, Reggae Lincoln Barrington "Sugar" Minott was a Jamaican reggae singer, producer and sound-system operator.

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John Holt is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kingston
Reggae John Holt is a reggae singer.

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Lady Saw is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kingston
Dancehall, Reggae, Reggae fusion Marion Hall, better known as Lady Saw, is a Jamaican reggae singer.

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Coxsone Dodd is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kingston
Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady Clement Seymour "Sir Coxsone" Dodd CD was a Jamaican record producer who was influential in the development of ska and reggae in the 1950s, 1960s and beyond. He received his nickname ...more

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Jah Cure is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kingston
Reggae, Reggae fusion Jah Cure, or Iyah Cure is a Jamaican reggae musician, who was raised in Kingston. He was given the name Jah Cure by Capleton whom he met while growing up in Kingston. Jah Cure is also known as ...more

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Gordon Downie is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kingston
Rock music, Alternative rock Gordon Edgar Downie is a Canadian rock musician, writer, and occasional actor. He is the lead singer and lyricist for the Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip. He has released three solo ...more

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Headstones is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kingston
Alternative rock, Hard rock Headstones are a Canadian punk-influenced alternative rock band that began in 1987 in Kingston and were active until 2003, subsequently reforming in 2011. The band consists of vocalist Hugh ...more

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Cocoa Tea is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kingston
Dancehall, Reggae Calvin George Scott, better known as Cocoa Tea, is a Jamaican reggae/dancehall singer, songwriter, and DJ.

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Little Roy is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kingston
Dancehall, Reggae Little Roy is a Jamaican reggae artist.

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The Heptones is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Bands from Kingston
Reggae The Heptones are a Jamaican rocksteady and reggae vocal trio most active in the 1960s and early 1970s. They were one of the more significant trios of that era, and played a major role in the ...more