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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

Albums: 1987, Lovehunter, Slide It In, Saints & Sinners, Forevermore, + more

Whitesnake are a hard 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 ...more

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The Sisters of Mercy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leeds

Albums: Floodland, First and Last and Always, Body and Soul, No Time to Cry, Temple of Love, + more

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

Albums: Yours Truly, Angry Mob, Employment, The Future Is Medieval, 22, + more

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
Genre: Alternative rock and Indie rock; Nationality: England
Andrew Robert White (born 28 August 1974), also known as Whitey, is the lead and rhythm guitarist of the English alternative rock band Kaiser Chiefs.

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Gang of Four is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leeds
Gang of Four

Albums: Entertainment!, Solid Gold, Songs of the Free, Mall, Shrinkwrapped, + more

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

Albums: 12inch Mixes, The Art of Falling Apart, Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret, Cruelty Without Beauty, This Last Night in Sodom, + more

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

Albums: Tubthumper, WYSIWYG, Portraits of Anarchists, A Singsong and a Scrap, English Rebel Songs 1381-1914, + more

Chumbawamba were a British alternative band that formed in 1982 and ended in 2012. The band constantly shifted in musical style, drawing on genres such as punk rock, pop, and folk. Their ...more

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Melanie Brown is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leeds
Genre: Hip hop music, Pop music & Dance-pop; Nationality: England

Albums: Hot, L.A. State of Mind, I Want You Back, Tell Me, Reimagined, + more

Melanie Janine Brown (born 29 May 1975), known professionally as Mel B, is an English singer, songwriter, rapper, television personality, and author. Brown rose to prominence in the 1990s as a ...more

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Gary Husband is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leeds
Genre: Pop music, Rock music & Classical music; Nationality: England

Albums: The New Gary Husband Trio - From The Heart, Tryptych. Shulgin’s Songbook. Part II - Gary Husband Plays Alexander Shulgin, Gary Husband & friends - Aspire, Dirty & Beautiful Vol 2, Gary Husband's Drive - Hotwired, + more

Gary Husband (born 14 June 1960) is an English jazz and rock drummer, pianist, and bandleader. He is also a composer, arranger and producer. Husband is a member of John McLaughlin's group The ...more

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Fad Gadget is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leeds

Albums: Best of Fad Gadget, Incontinent, Fireside Favourites, Under the Flag, Snakes and Ladders, + more

Francis John Tovey (8 September 1956 – 3 April 2002), 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 ...more
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A is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leeds

Albums: 'A' vs. Monkey Kong, Summer on the Underground, Good Time, Exit Stage Right, Teen Dance Ordinance, + more

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

Albums: Resident Alien, The Hogyssey, The Chinese Album, As It Is on Earth, In the Meantime, + more

Spacehog are an English rock band formed in 1994 in New York City. Their music is heavily influenced by David Bowie, Queen, and T.Rex. The band's best known single is "In the

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The Mission is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leeds

Albums: Carved in Sand, Godʼs Own Medicine, Masque, Children, The First Chapter, + more

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

Albums: White Bread Black Beer, Cupid & Psyche 85, Provision, Songs to Remember, Absolute, + more

Scritti Politti are a British band, originally formed in 1977 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, by the Welsh singer-songwriter Green Gartside. He is the only member of the band to have remained ...more

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Hadouken! is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leeds

Albums: Every Weekend, Not Here to Please You, For the Masses, Music for an Accelerated Culture, Love, + more

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

Albums: Progress Reform, Elegies to Lessons Learnt, This Skin Full of Bones, The Shallows, He Who Saw The Deep, + more

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

Albums: A Town and Two Cities

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 Genre: Hip hop music and Beatboxing; Nationality: England

Albums: The Mouthtronica EP

Simon Shlomo Kahn (born 1983), known professionally as SK Shlomo and previously as Shlomo, is a British singer-songwriter, beatboxer, music producer and live looping technologist.
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The Wedding Present is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leeds

Albums: George Best, Bizarro, Tommy, Seamonsters, Hit Parade 1, + more

The Wedding Present are a British indie rock group originally formed in 1985 in Leeds, England, from the ashes of the Lost Pandas. The band's music has evolved from fast-paced indie rock in the ...more

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Andrew Edge is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leeds
Genre: Synthpop, Pop music & Dance music; Nationality: England
Andrew Edge (born David 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 ...more
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Children Of The Night is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leeds
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Stateless is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leeds

Albums: Stateless, The Bloodstream EP, Matilda, Down Here, Bloodstream, + more

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

Albums: Silent '88, Cabled Linear Traction, The Cycle of Days and Seasons, Cold House, Structured Disasters, + more

Hood are an English indie rock band from Leeds, formed in 1991. The band consists of brothers Chris and Richard Adams, and friends (including, at times, Craig Tattersall and Andrew Johnson of ...more

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Delta 5 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leeds

Albums: Singles & Sessions 1979-81, See the Whirl & Singles, Singles & Sessions 1979–1981, See the Whirl, Mind Your Own Business, + more

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
Genre: Folk music and Comedy; Nationality: England

Albums: Bantam Cock, On Again! On Again!, Jake's progress, Live at the Lobster Pot, The Last Will and Testament of Jake Thackray, + more

John Philip "Jake" Thackray (27 February 1938 – 24 December 2002) was an English singer-songwriter, poet and journalist. Best known in the late 1960s and early 1970s for his topical ...more

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