Bands/Musicians List of Famous Bands from Leicester

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

Bands here include everything from Kasabian to Cornershop.

If you're wondering, "What bands are from Leicester?" or "What is a list of Leicester bands?" then this list will answer your questions. (24 items)

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Kasabian is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leicester
Neo-progressive rock, Space rock, Rock music Kasabian are an English rock band formed in Leicester in 1997. The band's original members consisted of vocalist Tom Meighan, guitarist and vocalist Sergio Pizzorno, guitarist Christopher ...more

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Cornershop is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leicester
Electronic dance music, Dance music, Britpop Cornershop are a British indie rock band best known for their 1998 UK number one single "Brimful of Asha". The band were formed in 1991 by Wolverhampton-born Tjinder Singh, his brother ...more

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Showaddywaddy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leicester
Rock music, Rock and roll Showaddywaddy are a pop group from Leicester, England. They specialise in revivals of hit songs from the 1950s and early 1960s as well as original material and dress as Teddy Boys.

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Family is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leicester
Rock music, Progressive rock, Psychedelic rock Family were an English rock band that formed in late 1966 and disbanded in October 1973. Their style has been characterised as progressive rock, as their sound often explored other genres, ...more

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Blitzkrieg is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leicester
New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Heavy metal Blitzkrieg are a heavy metal band initially from Leicester formed in 1980. The current line-up is Brian Ross, Ken Johnson, Alan Ross, Bill Baxter and Mick Kerrigan. Ross is the only remaining ...more

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Mark Morrison is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leicester
Hip hop music, Popular music, Dance-pop Mark Morrison is an English R&B singer. His single, "Return of the Mack", became a number-one or Top 10 hit in several European countries in 1996. The song peaked at number 2 in ...more

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Kevin Hewick is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leicester
Kevin Hewick is an English singer-songwriter who was an early member of the Factory Records roster. Today he is known for his recordings on Pink Box Records, an independent label based in ...more

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Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leicester
Rock music, Progressive rock, Hard rock Black Widow were a rock band that formed in Leicester, England in September 1969. The band were mostly known for its early use of satanic and occult imagery in their music and stage act. The ...more

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Crazyhead is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leicester
Garage punk, Garage rock, Grebo Crazyhead are an English garage punk band from Leicester, England. Though lumped in with the largely media-created grebo scene, they were more influenced by the garage rock of the late 1960s, as ...more

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Maybeshewill is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leicester
Post-metal, Instrumental rock, Electronic dance music Maybeshewill are an instrumental band from Leicester, United Kingdom whose music is characterised by the use of programmed and sampled electronic elements alongside guitars, bass and drums.

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John Illsley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leicester
Blues-rock, Rock music John Edward Illsley is an English musician best known as bass guitarist of the rock band Dire Straits. With Dire Straits, Illsley has been the recipient of multiple BRIT and Grammy Awards and a ...more

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Diesel Park West is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leicester
Diesel Park West Alternative rock Diesel Park West are an alternative rock band from Leicester, England. Formed in 1980, they have released ten albums to date, plus six singles that have appeared in the UK Singles Chart.

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Prolapse is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leicester
Prolapse were a musical group formed in Leicester, England, UK originally active from c.1992 to c.2000. The group's sound was a mixture of punk rock, krautrock and shoegazing styles. The group's ...more

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Yeah Yeah Noh is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leicester
Psychedelia, Post-punk Yeah Yeah Noh are an "unpop" group formed in Leicester, England in 1984. Originally a product of the DIY post-punk era, their sound was labelled 'calor-gas psychedelia' by Mojo ...more

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Her Name Is Calla is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leicester
Her Name Is Calla Post-rock Her Name Is Calla are a post-rock band based in the English cities of Leicester, Leeds and Manchester.

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H Two O is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leicester
H Two O Bassline, UK Garage H "Two" O are a Leicester based garage and bassline duo consisting of Solution and Oz. The name, H "Two" O, is a reference to the name of the radio station where the pair ...more

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Kav Sandhu is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leicester
Kav Sandhu KAV is a British musician from Leicester. He launched his solo project, in 2008 with long-time friend and drummer Jim Portas. KAV plays live backed by his full live band, which also features ...more

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Tom Meighan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leicester
Rock music, Space rock, Neo-psychedelia Thomas Peter Meighan is an English musician, best known as the lead vocalist for the rock band Kasabian.

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Scum Pups is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leicester
Pop music, Rock music, Grebo Scum Pups were a grunge, punk rock, three piece band, that formed in Leicester, England in November 1989. The band formed while at sixth form college with Matt Day heading the trio. The band ...more

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Public Relations Exercise is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leicester
Public Relations Exercise Alternative rock, Post-hardcore Public Relations Exercise were a Leicester, England based post-hardcore/alternative rock group. A five-piece combining aspects of screamo and math rock, layered with penetrative and socially ...more

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TEAM is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leicester
TEAM Rock music TEAM were a rock band from Leicester. TEAM formed in 2003 and released two albums on Captains of Industry before splitting in 2006.

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The Hunters Club is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leicester
Gothic rock, Rock music, Grebo The Hunters Club were a British grebo goth rock band that formed in Leicester, England.

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Misterlee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leicester
Misterlee Alternative rock Misterlee are an alternative rock band from Leicester, England. Centred on the talents of Lee Allatson, Misterlee have released three albums, Chiselgibbon and Night of the Killer Longface, ...more

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Weeping Blood Axe of the Mount... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Leicester
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