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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 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

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#7 of 714 The Best Rock Vocalists #141 of 926 People We Wish Were Still Alivelisted on Members of The 27 Club

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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, (; 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

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#199 of 1,057 The Best Singers of All Timefeaturing The Best Kylie Minogue Albums of All Timelisted on List of Famous Bands from Australia

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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, (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

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#121 of 453 The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Yearsfeaturing The Best Olivia Newton-John Albums of All Timelisted on List of Famous Bands from Australia

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

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#1,470 of 2,187 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Timefeaturing The Best Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds Albums of All Timelisted on List of Famous Bands from Australia

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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 (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

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#125 of 159 The Best Female Rock Singers #27 of 27 Celebrities Who Self-Harmlisted on List of Famous Bands from Australia

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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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#439 of 632 The Greatest Live Bands of All Timefeaturing The Best Dead Can Dance Albums of All Timelisted on List of Famous Bands from Australia

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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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#138 of 283 Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Famefeaturing The Best Little River Band Albums of All Timelisted on List of Famous Bands from Australia

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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 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

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#213 of 350 The Greatest Classic Rock Bands #229 of 411 The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90slisted on List of Famous Bands from Australia

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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 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

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#1,426 of 2,187 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Timefeaturing The Best Air Supply Songslisted on List of Famous Bands from Australia

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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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#189 of 570 The Most Hipster Bandsfeaturing The Best The Temper Trap Albums, Rankedlisted on List of Famous Bands from Australia

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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 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

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#203 of 465 The Best Current Pop Groups/Singers #469 of 2,218 The Best Rock Bands of All Timelisted on List of Famous Bands from Australia

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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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#208 of 570 The Most Hipster Bandsfeaturing The Best Cut Copy Albums, Rankedlisted on List of Famous Bands from Australia

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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 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

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#1,399 of 2,218 The Best Rock Bands of All Time #36 of 67 The Best Lesbian Singers of All Timelisted on List of Famous Bands from Australia

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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 (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

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#34 of 79 The Best Metal Drummers of All Timelisted on List of Famous Bands from Australia

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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 (violin and bass guitar), Mick Turner (electric and bass guitars) and Jim White (drums), which formed in 1992. ...more

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#1,360 of 2,218 The Best Rock Bands of All Time #181 of 324 The Best Australian Bands, Rankedlisted on List of Famous Bands from Australia

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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 (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

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#406 of 406 The Best Frontmen in Rock #230 of 334 Famous Rhythm Guitaristslisted on List of Famous Bands from Australia

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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
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

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#662 of 1,057 The Best Singers of All Time #115 of 277 The Sexiest Musical Artists of All Timelisted on List of Famous Bands from Australia

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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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#84 of 230 The Best Industrial Bands #313 of 423 The Best Experimental Bands/Artistslisted on List of Famous Bands from Australia

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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 (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

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#1,174 of 2,218 The Best Rock Bands of All Time #307 of 389 The Best Punk Bands Of All Timelisted on List of Famous Bands from Australia

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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 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

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#530 of 632 The Greatest Live Bands of All Time #30 of 197 The Best Avant-garde Bands/Artistslisted on List of Famous Bands from Australia

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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 (; 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

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#170 of 230 The Greatest New Female Vocalists of the Past 10 Years #26 of 47 Famous Hammered Dulcimer Playerslisted on List of Famous Bands from Australia

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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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#155 of 324 The Best Australian Bands, Ranked #537 of 673 The Best Alternative Bands/Artistslisted on List of Famous Bands from Australia

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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