Bands/Musicians List of Famous Bands from Melbourne

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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.

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Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne
Blues-rock, Rock music, Acid rock James Douglas "Jim" Morrison was an American singer, poet and songwriter best remembered as the lead vocalist of the Doors. Due to his songwriting, baritone voice, wild personality and ...more

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Kylie Minogue is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne
Synthpop, Rock music, Electronic music Kylie Ann Minogue, OBE, often known simply as Kylie, is an Australian singer, songwriter, and actress. She achieved recognition by starring in the Australia TV soap opera Neighbours, where she ...more

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Olivia Newton-John is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne
Country pop, Pop music, Soft rock Olivia Newton-John, AO, OBE is an English-born Australian singer, songwriter, and actress. She is a four-time Grammy award winner who has amassed five No. 1 and ten other Top Ten Billboard Hot ...more

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Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne
Blues-rock, Gothic rock, Rock music Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds are an Australian alternative rock band that was formed in Melbourne in 1983 by lead singer Nick Cave, multi-instrumentalist Mick Harvey and guitarist Blixa Bargeld. ...more

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Brody Dalle is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne
Garage rock, Alternative rock, Punk rock Brody Dalle is an Australian-born singer-songwriter and guitarist. She is best known as the lead singer and guitarist of punk rock band the Distillers and later alternative rock band

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Dead Can Dance is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne
Neoclassical Dark Wave, Gothic rock, New Age music 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

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Little River Band is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne
Rock music, Folk rock, Pop rock 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

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Crowded House is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne
New Wave, Rock music, Pop rock Crowded House is a rock band formed in Melbourne, Australia, in 1985. The founding members were New Zealander Neil Finn, and Australians Paul Hester and Nick Seymour. Later band members included ...more

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Air Supply is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne
Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Pop rock Air Supply is an Australian soft rock duo, consisting of British-born singer-songwriter and guitarist Graham Russell and lead vocalist Russell Hitchcock. They had a succession of hits worldwide, ...more

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The Temper Trap is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne
Alternative rock, Indie rock, Post-punk revival 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

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Jet is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne
Pop music, Rock music, Garage punk Jet were an Australian rock band formed in 2001. The band consisted of lead guitarist Cameron Muncey, bassist Mark Wilson, and brothers Nic and Chris Cester on vocals/rhythm guitar and drums ...more

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Cut Copy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne
Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-punk 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

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Missy Higgins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne
Indie, Pop music, Folk music Melissa "Missy" Morrison Higgins is an Australian singer-songwriter, musician and actress. Her Australian number-one albums are The Sound of White, On a Clear Night and The Ol' Razzle ...more

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Phil Rudd is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne
Blues-rock, Heavy metal, Rock and roll Phillip Hugh Norman Rudd is a New Zealand-based Australian drummer, best known for his membership in Australian hard rock band AC/DC from 1975 until 1983, and again since 1994 although he has ...more

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Dirty Three is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne
Instrumental rock, Instrumental, Post-rock Dirty Three is an Australian instrumental rock band, consisting of Warren Ellis, Mick Turner and Jim White, which formed in 1992. Their 1996 album Horse Stories was voted by Rolling Stone as one ...more

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Nic Cester is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne
Rock music, Garage rock, Soft rock Nicholas John "Nic" Cester is an Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist, known for being the frontman in rock band Jet. Cester is also a founder of the Australian supergroup The ...more

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Dannii Minogue is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne
Disco, Pop music, House music Danielle Jane "Dannii" Minogue is an Australian singer-songwriter, talent competition judge, actress, television and radio personality, and fashion designer. She rose to prominence in ...more

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Snog is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne
Electro-industrial, Anti-folk, Electronic body music 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

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The Birthday Party is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne
Gothic rock, Deathrock, Punk rock The Birthday Party were an Australian post-punk band, active from 1978 to 1983. In 1980, The Birthday Party moved from Melbourne to London, where they were championed by broadcaster John Peel. ...more

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Foetus is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne
No wave, Experimental rock, Industrial music Foetus is the primary musical outlet of J. G. Thirlwell. Until 1995 the band underwent various name changes, all including the word foetus. Monikers adopted at different times include Foetus ...more

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Lisa Gerrard is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne
Neoclassical Dark Wave, Gothic rock, New Age Lisa Gerrard 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. Since her career began in 1981, ...more

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The Avalanches is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne
Electronic music, Hip Hop, Alternative dance 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

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The Loved Ones is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne
Blues-rock, Rock music, Rhythm and blues 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

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The Berzerker is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne
Deathgrind, Heavy metal, Extreme metal 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

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

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Tina Arena is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne
Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music Tina Arena is an Australian singer-songwriter, actress and record producer. Arena splits her time between Australia, France and the UK, but has been based in Melbourne since 2011. Arena is one ...more

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Jason Donovan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne
New Wave, Pop music, Rock music Jason Donovan is an Australian actor and singer. He initially achieved fame in the Australian soap opera Neighbours, before beginning a career in music in 1988. In the UK he has sold over 3 ...more

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The Living End is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne
Pop punk, Ska punk, Psychobilly The Living End are an Australian punk rock and psychobilly band which formed in 1994. Since 2002 the line up consists of Chris Cheney, Scott Owen and Andy Strachan. The band rose to fame in 1997 ...more

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The Cat Empire is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne
Indie, Ska, Rock music The Cat Empire is an Australian ska and jazz band formed in 1999. Core members are Felix Riebl, Harry James Angus, Will Hull-Brown, Jamshid "Jumps" Khadiwhala, Ollie McGill, and Ryan ...more

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The Seekers is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne
Pop music, Folk music, Easy listening The Seekers are an Australian folk-influenced pop quartet, originally formed in Melbourne in 1962. They were the first Australian pop music group to achieve major chart and sales success in the ...more

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Pseudo Echo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne
Glam metal, Synthpop, New Wave Pseudo Echo are an Australian new wave band formed in 1982 in Melbourne. The original line-up consisted of Brian Canham, born 3 July 1962, Pierre Gigliotti, Tony Lugton and Anthony Argiro. A ...more

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Paul Dempsey is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne
Folk music, Alternative rock Paul Anthony Dempsey is an Australian musician. He is the lead singer, guitarist and principal lyricist of rock group, Something for Kate. Dempsey released a solo album, Everything Is True, on ...more

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Renée Geyer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne
Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Jazz Renée Rebecca Geyer is an Australian singer who has long been regarded as one of the finest exponents of jazz, soul and R&B idioms. She had commercial success as a solo artist in ...more

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1200 Techniques is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne
Hip hop music 1200 Techniques are an Australian hip hop group consisting of the old school 80's Aerosol Artist & Founder Dj Peril Guitarist. They formed in 1997, initially with N'fa's brother, Kabba, who ...more

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Angie Hart is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne
Pop music Angela Ruth Hart billed as Angie Hart is an Australian pop singer best known for her role as lead vocalist in the alternative pop rock band Frente! and the Indie pop duo Splendid with her then ...more

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Architecture in Helsinki is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne
Indie pop, Indie rock, Avant-garde music Architecture in Helsinki is an Australian indie pop band which consists of Cameron Bird, Gus Franklin, Jamie Mildren, Sam Perry, and Kellie Sutherland. The band has released five studio albums: ...more

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Augie March is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne
Pop rock, Alternative rock, Indie rock Augie March are an Australian indie/pop rock band. Formed in 1996 in Shepparton, Victoria, the band currently consists of vocalist and rhythm guitarist Glenn Richards, lead guitarist Adam ...more

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Taxiride is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne
Pub rock, Garage rock, Acoustic music Taxiride is an Australian rock band. Formed in 1997, the band consists of lead singer Jason Singh, guitarists Dan Hall and Tim Wild, and drummer Sean McLeod. Prior to formation, the four ...more

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Deez Nuts is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Rapcore Deez Nuts is an Australian hardcore punk band that formed in Melbourne, Victoria in 2007, currently comprising vocalist JJ Peters, guitarist Matt Rogers, bassist Sean Kennedy and drummer Alex ...more

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Love of Diagrams is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne
No wave, Indie rock, Post-punk Love of Diagrams is an indie rock band from Melbourne, Australia, formed in 2001. Their sound is characterized by a mix of energetic drumming, angular guitar and bass riffs, and ...more

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Invertigo is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne
Pop music, Power pop, Soft rock Invertigo were an Australian four-piece pop/rock group active in the early 2000s. Its members were Christian Argenti as well as brothers Gerry Leigh, James Leigh and Vince Leigh.

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Deströyer 666 is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne
Thrash metal, Deathrash, Blackened thrash metal Deströyer 666 is a black-death-thrash metal band formed in 1994 by guitarist K. K. Warslut. The group originated in Melbourne, Australia and by 2001 had relocated to Europe.

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The Eternal is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne
Doom metal, Gothic rock, Gothic metal The Eternal are an Australian band formed in 2003 by Mark Kelson on guitar, lead vocals and keyboards. They are known for playing dark, melodic, metal rock with eastern and doom influences.

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Bestial Warlust is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne
Black metal, Heavy metal, Brutal death metal Bestial Warlust was an underground cult death metal band formed in Melbourne, Australia in 1993.

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Black Lung is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne
Black Lung is an electronic and industrial music project by Australian musician David Thrussell, also known for his industrial bands Snog and the more ambient Soma. The first Black Lung album, ...more

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Kate Ceberano is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne
Pop music, Jazz, Soul music Catherine "Kate" Ceberano is an Australian singer. She achieved success in the soul, jazz and pop genres, as well as in her brief forays into musicals—with Jesus Christ Superstar—and ...more

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Anthony Callea is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne
Pop music, Dance-pop, Pop rock Anthony Cosmo Callea is an Australian singer-songwriter and stage actor of Italian descent who rose to prominence after being the runner-up in the 2004 season of Australian Idol. He was signed ...more

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Mick Harvey is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne
Alternative rock, Post-punk Michael John "Mick" Harvey is an Australian musician, singer-songwriter, composer, arranger and record producer. A multi-instrumentalist, he is best known for his long-term ...more

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Stephanie McIntosh is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne
Pop rock Stephanie McIntosh is an Australian actress and singer. She played the role of Sky Mangel in the Australian soap opera Neighbours from 2003 to 2007, returning briefly for one episode in 2015 as ...more

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Daryl Braithwaite is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Bands from Melbourne
Pop music, Rock music Daryl Braithwaite is an Australian pop singer. Best known as the lead vocalist of Sherbet, Braithwaite has also sustained a successful solo career, placing 15 singles in the Australian top 40, ...more