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List of Famous Bands from Leeds

Updated June 8, 2017 20.1k views65 items

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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    Glam metal, Blues-rock
    Whitesnake are a hard rock band formed in England in 1978 by David Coverdale, after his...  more

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    #219 of 360 Musicians Who Belong In The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame#164 of 263 The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

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    The Sisters of Mercy

    Gothic rock, Rock music
    The Sisters of Mercy are an English rock band that formed in 1977. After achieving early...  more
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    Kaiser Chiefs

    Pop punk, New Wave
    Kaiser Chiefs are an English indie rock band from Leeds who formed in 2000 as Parva, releasing...  more

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    The Best Kaiser Chiefs Albums, Ranked#1047 of 1,728 The Best Rock Bands of All Time

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    Andrew White

    Alternative rock, Indie rock
    Andrew Robert White (born 28 August 1974), also known as Whitey, is the lead and rhythm...  more

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    #531 of 639 The Greatest Lead Guitarists Of All Time#10 of 346 Famous Saxophonists

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    Gang of Four

    New Wave, Dance-punk
    Gang of Four are an English post-punk group from Leeds. The original members were singer Jon...  more


    #94 of 221 Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album#298 of 541 The Greatest Live Bands of All Time

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    Soft Cell

    Synthpop, New Wave
    Soft Cell are an English synthpop duo who came to prominence in the early 1980s, consisting...  more

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    #161 of 465 The Greatest Musical Artists of the '80s#37 of 294 The Best Pop Artists of the 1980s

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    Rock music, World music
    Chumbawamba were a British alternative band that formed in 1982 and ended in 2012. The band...  more

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    #548 of 1,019 The Worst Bands & Musicians of All Time#33 of 93 The Best Anarcho-punk Bands

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    Melanie Brown

    Hip hop music, Pop music
    Melanie Janine Brown (born 29 May 1975), known professionally as Mel B, is an English singer,...  more

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    Gary Husband

    Pop music, Rock music
    Gary Husband (born 14 June 1960) is an English jazz and rock drummer, pianist, and bandleader....  more

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    #127 of 532 The Best Drummers Of All Time#89 of 226 Famous Jazz Drummers

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    Fad Gadget

    New Wave, Gothic rock
    Francis John Tovey (8 September 1956 – 3 April 2002), known also by his stage name Fad Gadget,...  more
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    Pop punk, Nu metal
    A are a British alternative rock band from Suffolk, England, that formed in 1993. They have...  more
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    Space rock, Post-grunge
    Spacehog are an English rock band formed in 1994 in New York City. Their music is heavily...  more

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    #17 of 28 Great One Hit Wonder Artists of the '90s#158 of 196 The Best Modern Rock Bands/Artists

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    The Mission

    New Wave, Gothic rock
    The Mission are a gothic rock band formed in 1986 by former members of The Sisters of...  more
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    Scritti Politti

    Synthpop, New Wave
    Scritti Politti are a British band, originally formed in 1977 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, by...  more

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    #323 of 559 The Most Hipster Bands#121 of 320 The Best New Wave Bands

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    Indie pop, Dubstep
    Hadouken! are a British band and were formed in London in 2006 by singer, writer and producer...  more
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    Ethereal wave, Alternative rock
    I Like Trains are an English alternative/post-rock band, formed in Leeds. The group play...  more
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    Your Vegas

    Pop rock, Alternative rock
    Your Vegas was a British rock band from Leeds, England formed by Coyle Girelli, Mat Steel, Jon...  more
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    Hip hop music, Beatboxing
    Simon Shlomo Kahn (born 1983), known professionally as SK Shlomo and previously as Shlomo, is...  more
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    The Wedding Present

    Indie pop, Rock music
    The Wedding Present are a British indie rock group originally formed in 1985 in Leeds,...  more
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    Andrew Edge

    Synthpop, Pop music
    Andrew Edge (born David Andrew Edge) is a musician from Leeds, England. He moved to London in...  more
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    Children Of The Night

    Glam metal, Blues-rock
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    Trip hop, Electronic music
    Stateless are an English electronic band, founded in 2002 and based in Leeds and London. The...  more
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    Shoegazing, Rock music
    Hood are an English indie rock band from Leeds, formed in 1991. The band consists of brothers...  more
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    Delta 5

    New Wave, Punk rock
    Delta 5 were a post-punk band from Leeds, England....  more

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    #101 of 151 The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever#304 of 389 The Best Punk Bands Of All Time

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    Jake Thackray

    Folk music, Comedy
    John Philip "Jake" Thackray (27 February 1938 – 24 December 2002) was an English...  more