Bands/Musicians List of Famous Bands from Leeds

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List of Leeds bands, listed by their level of fame. This Leeds musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Leeds bands are included, as well as many Leeds musicians of underground status. This list of Leeds 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 Leeds 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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Whitesnake is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leeds
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music
Whitesnake are a rock band, formed in England in 1978 by David Coverdale after his departure from his previous band, Deep Purple. Their early material has been compared by critics to the blues ...more
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The Sisters of Mercy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leeds
Gothic rock, Rock music, Alternative rock
The Sisters of Mercy are an English rock band that formed in 1977. After achieving early underground fame in UK, the band had their commercial breakthrough in mid-1980s and sustained it until ...more
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Kaiser Chiefs is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leeds
Pop punk, New Wave, Rock music
Kaiser Chiefs are an English indie rock band from Leeds who formed in 2000 as Parva, releasing one studio album, 22, in 2003, before renaming and establishing themselves in their current name ...more
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Andrew White is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leeds
Alternative rock, Indie rock
Andrew White, also known as "Whitey" is the lead and rhythm guitarist of the English alternative rock band Kaiser Chiefs, and their principal songwriter.
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Gang of Four is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leeds
New Wave, Dance-punk, Punk rock
Gang of Four are an English post-punk group from Leeds. The original members were singer Jon King, guitarist Andy Gill, bass guitarist Dave Allen and drummer Hugo Burnham. There have been many ...more
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Soft Cell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leeds
Synthpop, New Wave, New Romanticism
Soft Cell are an English synthpop duo who came to prominence in the early 1980s, consisting of vocalist Marc Almond and instrumentalist David Ball. The duo are principally known for their 1981 ...more
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Chumbawamba is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leeds
Rock music, World music, Dance
Chumbawamba were a British alternative music band that had, over a career spanning three decades, played anarcho-punk, pop-influenced music, world music, and folk music. The band's anarchist ...more
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Melanie Brown is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leeds
Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop
Melanie Janine Brown, better known as Mel B or Melanie B, is a British recording artist, songwriter, dancer, actress, author, television presenter, talent competition judge and model. Brown rose ...more
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Gary Husband is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leeds
Pop music, Rock music, Classical music
Gary Husband is a British jazz and rock drummer, pianist and bandleader. He is best known for his emotive and dynamic style on both his primary instruments, the keyboards and the drums. He is ...more
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Fad Gadget is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leeds
New Wave, Gothic rock, Electronic music
Francis John "Frank" Tovey, known also by his stage name Fad Gadget, was a British avant-garde electronic musician and vocalist. He was a proponent of both new wave and early ...more
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A is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leeds
Pop punk, Nu metal, Rock music
A are a British alternative rock band from Suffolk, England, that formed in 1993. They have released four albums, and two live mini-albums. Shortly after releasing their fourth album, Teen Dance ...more
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Spacehog is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leeds
Space rock, Post-grunge, Alternative rock
Spacehog is an English rock band formed in 1994 in New York City. Its music is heavily influenced by David Bowie, Queen, and T.Rex. The band's best known single is "In the Meantime".
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The Mission is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leeds
New Wave, Gothic rock, Rock music
The Mission are a gothic rock band formed in 1986 by former members of The Sisters of Mercy. Initially known as The Sisterhood, the band was started by frontman Wayne Hussey and bassist Craig ...more
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Scritti Politti is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leeds
Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music
Scritti Politti are a British new wave band, originally formed in 1977 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, by Cardiff-born singer-songwriter Green Gartside. He is the only member of the band to have ...more
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Hadouken! is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leeds
Indie pop, Dubstep, Dance-punk
Hadouken! are a British band and were formed in London in 2006 by singer, writer and producer James Smith, alongside his girlfriend, synth player Alice Spooner, with guitarist Daniel ...more
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I LIKE TRAINS is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leeds
Ethereal wave, Alternative rock, Post-rock
I Like Trains are an English alternative/post-rock band, formed in Leeds. The group play brooding songs featuring sparse piano and guitar, baritone vocals, uplifting choral passages and ...more
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Your Vegas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leeds
Pop rock, Alternative rock, Indie rock
Your Vegas was a British rock band from Leeds, England formed by Coyle Girelli, Mat Steel, Jon Langford, Mal Taylor and Mark Heaton.
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Shlomo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leeds
Shlomo Hip hop music, Beatboxing
Simon Shlomo Kahn is a British beatboxing artist, composer, teacher and director.
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The Wedding Present is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leeds
Indie pop, Rock music, Alternative rock
The Wedding Present are a British indie rock group based in Leeds, England, formed in 1985 from the ashes of the Lost Pandas. The band's music has evolved from fast-paced indie rock in the vein ...more
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Andrew Edge is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leeds
Synthpop, Pop music, Dance music
Andrew Edge is a musician from Leeds, England. He moved to London in the late 1970s, and joined the Thompson Twins. After one year Edge left the group and joined Uropa Lula, who released three ...more
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Children Of The Night is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leeds
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Heavy metal
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Stateless is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leeds
Trip hop, Electronic music, Alternative rock
Stateless are an English electronic band, founded in 2002 and based in Leeds and London. The group comprises Chris James, kidkanevil, Justin Percival and David Levin. Stateless earned a ...more
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Hood is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leeds
Shoegazing, Rock music, Britpop
Hood is an English indie rock band from Leeds, formed in 1991. The band consists of brothers Chris and Richard Adams, and friends.
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Delta 5 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leeds
New Wave, Punk rock, Post-punk
Delta 5 were a post-punk band from Leeds, England.
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Jake Thackray is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leeds
Folk music, Comedy
John Philip "Jake" Thackray was an English singer-songwriter, poet and journalist. Best known in the late 1960s and early 1970s for his topical comedy songs performed on British ...more