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.

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)
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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