Music

List of Famous Bands from Melbourne

Reference
Updated June 8, 2017 96.9k views 228 items

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

List ranges from Jim Morrison to Kylie Minogue and more.

If you're wondering, "What bands are from Melbourne?" or "What is a list of Melbourne bands?" then this list will answer your questions. (228 items)
1
Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne
Genre: Blues-rock, Rock music & Acid rock; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Paris Jim, Dionysus

James Douglas Morrison (December 8, 1943 – July 3, 1971) was an American singer, songwriter and poet, who served as the lead vocalist of the rock band the Doors. Due to his poetic lyrics, ...more

More Jim Morrison 

#26 of 668 The Best Rock Vocalists #557 of 1,043 The Best Singers of All Timelisted on Members of The 27 Club

2
Kylie Minogue is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne
Genre: Synthpop, Rock music & Electronic music; Nationality: Australia

Albums: Fever, Light Years, Rhythm of Love, Kylie's Remixes Vol.1, Enjoy Yourself, + more

Kylie Ann Minogue, (; born 28 May 1968), also known mononymously as Kylie, is an Australian singer, songwriter and actress. Throughout her career, Minogue has been known for reinventing herself ...more

More Kylie Minogue 

The Best Kylie Minogue Albums of All Time #173 of 935 The Best Female Vocalists Everlisted on List of Famous Bands from Australia

3
Olivia Newton-John is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne
Genre: Country pop, Pop music & Soft rock; Nationality: United Kingdom

Albums: Xanadu, Grease, The Christmas Collection, The Definitive Collection, Christmas Wish, + more

Olivia Newton-John, (born 26 September 1948) is an English-Australian singer, songwriter, actress, entrepreneur, dancer, and activist. She is a four-time Grammy award winner who has amassed five ...more

More Olivia Newton-John 

The Best Olivia Newton-John Albums of All Time #148 of 935 The Best Female Vocalists Everlisted on List of Famous Bands from Australia

4
Nick Cave and the Bad Se... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne

Albums: No More Shall We Part, Abattoir Blues / The Lyre of Orpheus, Nocturama, The Boatman's Call, Dig, + more

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds are an Australian rock band formed in Melbourne in 1983 by vocalist Nick Cave, multi-instrumentalist Mick Harvey and guitarist Blixa Bargeld. The band has featured ...more

More Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds 

The Best Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds Albums of All Time #339 of 418 Musicians Who Belong In The Rock And Roll Hall Of Famelisted on List of Famous Bands from Australia

5
Brody Dalle is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne
Genre: Garage rock, Alternative rock & Punk rock; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Diploid Love, Meet the Foetus / Oh the Joy

Brody Dalle (born Bree Joanna Alice Robinson; 1 January 1979) is an Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist. Dalle began playing music in her adolescence, and moved to Los Angeles, California ...more

More Brody Dalle 

#199 of 218 The Greatest New Female Vocalists of the Past 10 Years #1,613 of 2,211 The Best Rock Bands of All Timelisted on List of Famous Bands from Australia

6
Dead Can Dance is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne

Albums: Aion, The Serpent's Egg, Spleen and Ideal, Into the Labyrinth, Sambatiki, + more

Dead Can Dance is an English-Australian musical project that formed in 1981 in Melbourne by Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry. The band relocated to London, England, in May 1982. Australian music ...more

More Dead Can Dance 

The Best Dead Can Dance Albums of All Time #679 of 2,042 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Timelisted on List of Famous Bands from Australia

7
Little River Band is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne

Albums: After Hours, Test of Time, First Under the Wire, Monsoon, Time Exposure, + more

The Little River Band is a rock band originally formed in Melbourne, Australia, in 1975. The band chose its name after passing a road sign leading to the Victorian township of Little River, near ...more

More Little River Band 

The Best Little River Band Albums of All Time #68 of 418 Musicians Who Belong In The Rock And Roll Hall Of Famelisted on List of Famous Bands from Australia

8
Crowded House is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne

Albums: Recurring Dream: The Very Best of Crowded House, Woodface, Don’t Dream It’s Over, Together Alone, Crowded House, + more

Crowded House are a rock band, formed in Melbourne, Australia, in 1985. Its founding members were New Zealander Neil Finn (vocalist, guitarist, primary songwriter) and Australians Paul Hester ...more

More Crowded House 

#923 of 2,042 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #213 of 333 The Greatest Classic Rock Bandslisted on List of Famous Bands from Australia

9
Air Supply is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne

Albums: The Christmas Album, Greatest Hits Live... Now and Forever, Lost in Love, The Vanishing Race, The Book of Love, + more

Air Supply is a soft rock duo, consisting of English singer-songwriter and guitarist Graham Russell and Australian lead vocalist Russell Hitchcock. They had a succession of hits worldwide, ...more

More Air Supply 

The Best Air Supply Songs #1,105 of 2,042 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Timelisted on List of Famous Bands from Australia

10
The Temper Trap is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne

Albums: Conditions, The Temper Trap, The Geeks and the Jerkin' Socks, Conditions Remixed, Sweep Disposition, + more

The Temper Trap is an Australian band that formed in 2005. The core members are Dougy Mandagi on vocals, Jonathon Aherne on bass guitar, Toby Dundas on drums and Joseph Greer on keyboards and ...more

More The Temper Trap 

The Best The Temper Trap Albums, Ranked #186 of 604 The Most Hipster Bandslisted on List of Famous Bands from Australia

11
Jet is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne

Albums: Get Born, Shine On, Rare Tracks, Are You Gonna Be My Girl, Shine On, + more

Jet is an Australian rock band formed in 2001. The band consists of lead guitarist Cameron Muncey, bassist Mark Wilson, and brothers Nic and Chris Cester on vocals/rhythm guitar and drums ...more

More Jet 

#217 of 465 The Best Current Pop Groups/Singers #473 of 2,211 The Best Rock Bands of All Timelisted on List of Famous Bands from Australia

12
Cut Copy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne

Albums: In Ghost Colours, Bright Like Neon Love, Free Your Mind, Zonoscope, Going Nowhere, + more

Cut Copy are an Australian electronic band formed in 2001 by DJ Dan Whitford. Initially a home-recording project, the band now includes Tim Hoey, Ben Browning and Mitchell Scott. So far they ...more

More Cut Copy 

The Best Cut Copy Albums, Ranked #205 of 604 The Most Hipster Bandslisted on List of Famous Bands from Australia

13
Missy Higgins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne

Albums: The Sound of White, On a Clear Night, Scar EP, All for Believing EP, The Sound of White, + more

Melissa Morrison Higgins (born 19 August 1983) is an Australian singer-songwriter, musician and actress. Her Australian number-one albums are The Sound of White (2004), On a Clear Night (2007) ...more

More Missy Higgins 

#1,683 of 2,211 The Best Rock Bands of All Time #269 of 1,062 The Worst Bands & Musicians of All Timelisted on List of Famous Bands from Australia

14
Phil Rudd is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne
Genre: Blues-rock, Heavy metal & Rock and roll; Nationality: Australia
Phillip Hugh Norman Rudd (born Phillip Hugh Norman Witschke Rudzevecuis, 19 May 1954) is an Australian drummer, best known for his membership in Australian hard rock band AC/DC from 1975 through ...more

More Phil Rudd 

#77 of 576 The Best Drummers Of All Time #40 of 77 The Best Metal Drummers of All Timelisted on List of Famous Bands from Australia

15
Dirty Three is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne

Albums: Dirty Three, In the Fishtank 7, Ocean Songs, Cinder, Sad & Dangerous, + more

Dirty Three is an Australian instrumental rock band, consisting of Warren Ellis (violin and bass guitar), Mick Turner (electric and bass guitars) and Jim White (drums), which formed in 1992. ...more

More Dirty Three 

#1,532 of 2,211 The Best Rock Bands of All Time #226 of 310 The Best Australian Bands, Rankedlisted on List of Famous Bands from Australia

16
Nic Cester is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne
Genre: Rock music, Garage rock & Soft rock; Nationality: Australia
Nicholas John "Nic" Cester (born 6 July 1979) is an Australian musician, singer, songwriter and guitarist, known for being the frontman in rock band Jet alongside his younger brother ...more

More Nic Cester 

#392 of 398 The Best Frontmen in Rock #437 of 632 Famous Lead Guitaristslisted on List of Famous Bands from Australia

17
Dannii Minogue is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne
Genre: Disco, Pop music & House music; Nationality: Australia

Albums: Love and Kisses, Neon Nights, Girl, Get Into You, Unleashed, + more

Dannii Minogue (born 20 October 1971) is an Australian singer-songwriter, actress, model, dancer, fashion designer, television presenter and talent competition judge. Minogue rose to prominence ...more

More Dannii Minogue 

#776 of 1,043 The Best Singers of All Time #213 of 465 The Best Current Pop Groups/Singerslisted on List of Famous Bands from Australia

18
Snog is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne

Albums: Lies Inc., Remote Control, Travel Sickness, Buy Me... I'll Change Your Life, Vs. The Faecal Juggernaut of Mass Culture: Synthetic Melodies for Resistance, + more

Snog is a band that was formed by Australian musician David Thrussell, along with fellow art school friends Tim McGrath and Julia Bourke in 1989. The band's music is a fusion of many different ...more

More Snog 

#86 of 227 The Best Industrial Bands #254 of 273 The Greatest EDM Artists Of All Timelisted on List of Famous Bands from Australia

19
The Birthday Party is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne

Albums: Hee Haw, The Birthday Party, Door, Door, Prayers on Fire, + more

The Birthday Party (originally known as The Boys Next Door) were an Australian post-punk band, active from 1978 to 1983. Despite limited commercial success, The Birthday Party's influence has ...more

More The Birthday Party 

#1,537 of 2,211 The Best Rock Bands of All Time #208 of 390 The Best Punk Bands Of All Timelisted on List of Famous Bands from Australia

20
Foetus is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne

Albums: The Radiolarian Ooze, Flow, Rife, Sink, Gash, + more

Foetus is a solo musical project of Australian JG Thirlwell. The project has had many similar names, each including the word "foetus".note The "members" of the project are ...more

More Foetus 

#602 of 620 The Greatest Live Bands of All Time #30 of 197 The Best Avant-garde Bands/Artistslisted on List of Famous Bands from Australia

21
Lisa Gerrard is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne
Genre: Neoclassical Dark Wave, Gothic rock & New Age; Nationality: Australia

Albums: Gladiator: More Music From the Motion Picture, Immortal Memory, The Bible, Duality, Farscape, + more

Lisa Gerrard (; born 12 April 1961) is an Australian musician, singer and composer who rose to prominence as part of the music group Dead Can Dance with music partner Brendan Perry. In addition ...more

More Lisa Gerrard 

#164 of 218 The Greatest New Female Vocalists of the Past 10 Years #133 of 369 The Best Gothic Rock Bands/Artistslisted on List of Famous Bands from Australia

22
The Avalanches is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne

Albums: Since I Left You, When I Met You, El Producto, At Last Alone, Frontier Psychiatrist, + more

The Avalanches are an Australian electronic music group known for their debut plunderphonics album Since I Left You, as well as their live and recorded DJ sets. Their lineup currently consists ...more

More The Avalanches 

#252 of 676 The Best Alternative Bands/Artists #83 of 258 The Best House Music DJslisted on List of Famous Bands from Australia

23
The Loved Ones is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne

Albums: Distractions, Demo, Give and Take

The Loved Ones were an Australian rock band formed in 1965 in Melbourne following the British Invasion. The line-up of Gavin Anderson on drums, Ian Clyne on organ and piano, Gerry Humphrys on ...more
24
The Berzerker is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne

Albums: Animosity, The Berzerker, Dissimulate, Demos 1998, World of Lies, + more

The Berzerker was an extreme metal band from Melbourne, Australia and was formed in 1995. The band's music, heavily influenced by older death metal and grindcore, can be characterized as a ...more

More The Berzerker 

#156 of 162 The Best WWE Heels Ever #189 of 227 The Best Industrial Bandslisted on List of Famous Bands from Australia

25
Hobbs Angel of Death is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne

Albums: Hobbs' Angel of Death, Hobbs' Satan's Crusade, Inheritance

Hobbs' Angel of Death are an Australian thrash metal band that began in 1987 in Melbourne, and are one of the first Australian groups to perform in that genre. They released two studio albums, ...more