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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Rihanna is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leeds
Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop Robyn Rihanna Fenty, known by her stage name Rihanna, is a Barbadian singer, actress, and fashion designer. Born in Saint Michael, Barbados, her career began upon meeting record producer Evan ...more

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The Sisters of Mercy is listed (or ranked) 3 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) 4 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) 5 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) 6 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) 7 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) 8 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) 9 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) 10 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) 11 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) 12 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) 13 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) 14 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) 15 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) 16 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) 17 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) 18 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) 19 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) 20 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) 21 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) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leeds
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Heavy metal

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Stateless is listed (or ranked) 23 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) 24 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) 25 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) 26 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

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Cud is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leeds
Rock music, Britpop, Lion Pop Cud are a British indie rock band formed in Leeds, England in 1987, consisting of vocalist Carl Puttnam, guitarist/keyboardist Mike Dunphy, bassist William Potter, and drummer Steve Goodwin.

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Dead Disco is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leeds
Synthpunk, Indie pop, New Wave Dead Disco were an English electronic music band from Leeds, Yorkshire, formed in 2005. The band consisted of Victoria Hesketh, Lucy Catherwood and Marie France.

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¡Forward, Russia! is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leeds
Dance-punk, Alternative rock, Indie rock ¡Forward, Russia! are an English alternative band from Leeds, active from between 2004 to 2008, before reforming in 2013. The band's debut album, Give Me a Wall, was released in 2006. ...more

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The Mekons is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leeds
Alternative rock, Punk rock, Cowpunk The Mekons are a British rock band. Formed in the late 1970s, they are one of the longest-running and most prolific of the first-wave British punk rock bands. Through the years, the band's ...more

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Ghost Dance is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leeds
Gothic rock, Rock music, Indie rock Ghost Dance were a British gothic rock and post-punk band. formed in 1985 by Gary Marx and Anne-Marie Hurst as both were leaving their respective bands. The band were originally signed to Nick ...more

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Derek Leckenby is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leeds
Pop music, Rock music Derek "Lek" Leckenby was an English musician and lead guitarist, most famous for his work with English pop group Herman's Hermits.

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Duels is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leeds
Indie, Indie rock Duels are an English indie band from Leeds formed in 2005. They have been described by The Guardian as "one of Britain's most ambitious groups" The band's debut album, The Bright ...more

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Age of Chance is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leeds
Electronic dance music, Alternative rock Age of Chance were a British alternative rock-dance crossover band from Leeds, England active from 1985 to 1991. They were perhaps most known for their mutant metallic cover of Prince's ...more

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Utah Saints is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leeds
Rave music, Electronic music, Dance-pop Utah Saints are an English electronic band based in Leeds, Yorkshire, England. The music is written and produced by Jez Willis and Tim Garbutt, who were joined on-stage by other musicians when ...more

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RDB is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leeds
Hip hop music, UK Garage, Bhangra RDB is a band initially formed by three British Sikh brothers in 1997, whose style blends western genres with traditional Punjabi beats and vocals. The group is now led by its sole remaining ...more

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Vibracathedral Orchestra is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leeds
Drone music, Experimental music Vibracathedral Orchestra is an England-based drone ensemble that has been active since 1998.

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LSK is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leeds
Hip hop music, Reggae LSK is an English singer, songwriter and record producer based in Leeds, who uses a mix of reggae, punk rock and hip hop. He originated the style that has been compared to The Streets, which is ...more

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Abrasive Wheels is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leeds
Punk rock Abrasive Wheels are a punk rock band of the late 1970s – early 1980s. They hailed from Leeds, England and were seldom out of the Independent charts between 1980 and 1984 when the band split. The ...more

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Nicholas M. Baines is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leeds
Indie rock Nicholas Matthew "Peanut" Baines is the keyboardist of the English indie rock band Kaiser Chiefs. In an interview for the 2005 Austin City Limits Music Festival DVD extras disc, Baines ...more

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Amrita Hunjan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leeds
Pop music, Rhythm and blues Amrita Hunjan is a British-Indian model and singer. She is perhaps best known for being a singer in the R'n'B/pop band Rouge. Amrita is also known in the British Asian community for being the ...more

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Fig 4.0 is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leeds
Metalcore, Punk rock, Hardcore punk Fig 4.0 were a popular and influential harcore punk band from Leeds, UK. Formed in 1999 from the remnants of skacore act "Tinker's Rucksack", Fig 4.0 abandoned the comedy songs and ska ...more

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Black Wire is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leeds
Black Wire Indie rock, Post-punk Black Wire are an English post-punk band formed in Leeds, Yorkshire, UK.

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Buen Chico is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leeds
Indie, Indie rock Buen Chico are an indie rock band from West Yorkshire who formed in 1998.

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Hope and Social is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leeds
Hope and Social Alternative rock Hope and Social are a six-piece rock band based in Leeds, England. Formed in 2008 they have released 3 albums in under three years and have toured extensively. Hope and Social are characterised ...more

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Simon Rix is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leeds
Indie rock James Simon Rix is the bass player for popular British band Kaiser Chiefs and is famous for his large curly hair which has led to the nickname 'Jesus' by fans and 'curlywand' amongst friends. He ...more

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Vib Gyor is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leeds
Electronic music, Experimental classical music, Experimental music Vib Gyor was a band that was formed in Leeds, England. The name was derived from the first letters of all the colors in the rainbow, in order from the shortest to longest wavelengths. The band ...more

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Hawk Eyes is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leeds
Progressive metal, Rock music, Experimental rock Hawk Eyes are a rock band from Leeds, England. They formed in late 2004 and released their official debut Modern Bodies on 1 November 2010 through Brew Records.

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Music for Pleasure is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leeds
Synthpop, New Wave, Post-punk Music for Pleasure were a new wave band from Leeds, England, active in the first half of the 1980s. Music for Pleasure were founded in 1979 by Martin King, Alan Peace, Sean Wheatley and David ...more

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The Glitterati is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leeds
The Glitterati Hard rock The Glitterati were an English hard rock band, originally from Leeds, but primarily based in London, England during most of their career. The band were signed to DR2 Records/Global Music.