Bands/Musicians List of Famous Bands from Montreal

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

This list below has everything from Celine Dion to Leonard Cohen.

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Leonard Cohen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Montreal
Synthpop, Pop music, Spoken word Leonard Norman Cohen, CC GOQ is a Canadian singer–songwriter, musician, poet, and novelist. His work has explored religion, politics, isolation, sexuality, and personal relationships. Cohen has ...more

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Arcade Fire is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Montreal
Indie pop, Alternative rock, Art rock Arcade Fire is a Canadian indie rock band based in Montreal, Quebec consisting of husband and wife Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, along with Win's younger brother Will Butler, Richard ...more

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Patrick Watson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Montreal
Patrick Watson is a Canadian singer-songwriter from Montreal, Quebec. It also refers to the eponymous band formed by Watson, whose blend of cabaret pop and classical music influences with indie ...more

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The Gruesomes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Montreal
Rock music, Garage punk, Punk rock The Gruesomes are a Canadian garage punk band from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, that formed in 1985. The band gained recognition following the 1986 release of their debut album, Tyrants Of Teen ...more

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Stars is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Montreal
Indie pop, Disco, Indie rock Stars is a Canadian indie pop and rock band.

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Fly Pan Am is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Montreal
Experimental rock, Post-rock Fly Pan Am, or Le Fly Pan Am, are a Canadian experimental rock band formed in Montreal in 1996. They release their albums through the Montreal-based Constellation Records, producing and ...more

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The Box is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Montreal
New Wave, Rock music, Progressive rock The Box is a Canadian new wave group from Montreal. They are not to be confused with the U.K. band of the same name which splintered off from Clock DVA. Founded in 1981, they achieved commercial ...more

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Godspeed You! Black Emperor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Montreal
Dark ambient, Space rock, Experimental rock Godspeed You! Black Emperor is a Canadian post-rock band which originated in Montreal, Quebec in 1994. They release their recordings through Constellation, an independent record label also ...more

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Les Georges Leningrad is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Montreal
Rock music, Garage punk, Experimental rock Les Georges Leningrad were a Canadian experimental rock music group formed in 1999 in Montreal. Les Georges Leningrad were known for their extravagant stage costumes, including masks in ...more

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Sofa is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Montreal
Noise rock, Post-rock, Post-hardcore Sofa was a Montreal-based band that was active from 1993 to 1997. The group is best remembered for being the first group to release material on post-rock record label Constellation Records; ...more

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Haunted is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Montreal
Haunted Rock music, Garage rock, Protopunk The Haunted were a garage rock band from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The band was formed by Jurgen Peter in 1965, and went on to release several records before finally disbanding in 1971. They ...more

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Dead Brain Cells is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Montreal
Thrash metal, Heavy metal, Speed metal Dead Brain Cells are a Canadian thrash metal band from the late 1980s. Called DBC for short, the band started in 1985 in Montreal as a small project named Final Chapter by guitar players Eddie ...more

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The Stills is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Montreal
Indie rock, Post-punk revival The Stills were a Canadian rock band from Montreal, Quebec, formed in 2000, and disbanded in 2011.

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The Dears is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Montreal
Indie rock The Dears are a Canadian indie rock band from Montreal, Quebec.

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The Besnard Lakes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Montreal
Shoegazing, New Prog, Progressive rock The Besnard Lakes are a Canadian indie rock band from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Formed in 2003 by the husband and wife team of Jace Lasek and Olga Goreas, two of their four albums have been ...more

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Terri Clark is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Montreal
Country Terri Lynn Sauson, known professionally as Terri Clark, is a Canadian country music artist who has had success in both Canada and the United States. Signed to Mercury Records in 1995, she ...more

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Reset is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Montreal
Pop punk, Melodic hardcore, Skate punk Reset is a punk rock band that formed in 1993 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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The Nils is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Montreal
The Nils Punk rock Formed in 1978 by Alex Soria The Nils’ popularity began in 1982 upon the release of a 5 song demo entitled “Now”. In 1983, they played Montreal’s legendary venue The Spectrum; once with The ...more

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The Gorgeous is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Montreal
Metalcore, Heavy metal, Southern rock The Gorgeous were a Canadian metalcore band formed in the summer of 2003 in Montreal. The band formed with Dali Shaw on guitar, Julien Brousseau on Bass and Miguel Shaw on drums. The three ...more

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See Spot Run is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Montreal
See Spot Run Rock music, Alternative rock, Indie rock See Spot Run is a Canadian rock band from Montreal, Quebec.

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The Kingpins is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Montreal
The Kingpins Ska The Kingpins featuring Lorraine Muller - The Queen of Ska was a ska band from Montréal, Canada that created Stomp Records label with fellow Montreal Ska band The Planet Smashers. The last ...more

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Pony Up! is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Montreal
Indie pop Pony Up is a Canadian indie pop band formed in 2002 in Montreal.

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Wolf Parade is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Montreal
Indie pop, Dance-punk, Indie rock Wolf Parade is an indie rock band formed in 2003 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada of musicians from British Columbia. The band went on indefinite hiatus in 2011.

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A Perfect Murder is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Montreal
Groove metal, Heavy metal A Perfect Murder is a Canadian heavy metal band formed in 2000 in Montreal.

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Harmonium is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Montreal
Folk rock, Progressive rock, Psychedelic rock Harmonium was a Quebec progressive rock band formed in 1972 in Montreal.

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Ex Deo is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Bands from Montreal
Viking metal, Death metal Ex Deo is a Canadian death metal band formed in 2008 in Montreal, Quebec. The band is a side project of Kataklysm frontman Maurizio Iacono, based on the history of the Roman Empire. On February ...more

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Criollo is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Bands from Montreal
Hip hop music, Latin American music, Reggae Criollo is a Montreal-based Latin, Hip hop band. Their music, in the "Bahire" style, draws from Bachata, Hip hop, Reggae, Latin and R&B influences, and is sung in Spanish. In 2006, ...more

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The Unicorns is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Bands from Montreal
Indie pop, Indie rock, Baroque pop The Unicorns are a rock band from Montreal, Canada formed in 2000 by Nicholas Thorburn and Alden Penner, who were later joined by Jamie Thompson in December 2003. The band announced their split ...more

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Think About Life is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Bands from Montreal
Think About Life Electronic music, Indie rock Think About Life is an indie rock band from Montreal, Québec, Canada, formed in 2005.

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Tim Hecker is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Bands from Montreal
Drone music, Glitch, Intelligent dance music Tim Hecker is an electronic musician and sound artist based in Montreal, Canada. Hecker previously recorded under the moniker Jetone, but has become better known internationally for his ambient ...more

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Torngat is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Bands from Montreal
Instrumental rock, Instrumental Torngat is a Montreal indie band and instrumental trio established in 2001.

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Twenty2 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Bands from Montreal
Twenty2

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Unexpect is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Bands from Montreal
Heavy metal, Extreme metal, Experimental metal Unexpect is an avant-garde extreme metal band from Montréal, Canada featuring a unique amalgamation of different metal subgenres like progressive, technical death, black and melodic heavy ...more

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The Planet Smashers is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Bands from Montreal
Ska punk, Third-wave of ska, Punk rock The Planet Smashers are a Canadian ska punk band from Montreal. Since their formation in 1994, they have been a staple of the Montreal music scene. During the third wave of ska, they quickly ...more

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We Are Wolves is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Bands from Montreal
Dance-punk, Indie rock We Are Wolves are a Canadian indie rock band, based in Montreal, consisting of vocalist and bassist Alexander Ortiz, keyboardist/backing vocalist Vincent Levesque and drummer/vocalist Pierre-Luc ...more

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The Other Children is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Bands from Montreal
Pop music, Rock music, Alternative rock

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Zekuhl is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Bands from Montreal
Zekuhl World music Atna Jean Emmanuel Njock, aka Zekuhl, is a singer, guitarist, percussionist and a songwriter of world music. He presents a Bolbo-Jazz style. He was born in Quebec City in 1970 and raised in ...more

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Josh is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Bands from Montreal
Bhangra Josh, sometimes stylized as JoSH or as Jösh is a Canadian Indo-Pakistani Bhangra music group formed in 2000 in Montreal. Present members are "Rupinder" and "q". Their ...more

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Wendy Matthews is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Bands from Montreal
Adult contemporary music, Ballad, Pop music Wendy Joan Matthews is an Australian adult alternative pop singer originally from Canada who has been a member of Models and Absent Friends and is a solo artist. She released Top 20 hit singles ...more

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Blessed by a Broken Heart is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Bands from Montreal
Pop punk, Glam metal, Progressive metal Blessed by a Broken Heart were a Canadian rock band from Montreal, Quebec. Formed in 2003, the band's last lineup consisted of vocalist/rhythm guitarist Sam Ryder, lead guitarist ...more

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Plants and Animals is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Bands from Montreal
Plants and Animals Indie rock Plants and Animals are a Canadian indie-rock band from Montreal which comprises guitarist-vocalists Warren Spicer and Nic Basque and drummer-vocalist Matthew Woody Woodley. They often describe ...more

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Lyrical Assault is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Bands from Montreal
Lyrical Assault Hip hop music Lyrical Assault is a Canadian hip hop group, formed in 2002 in Montreal.

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Glo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Bands from Montreal
Modern rock, Alternative rock, Indie rock Glo is a Canadian alternative rock band from Montreal formed in 2001. They consist of Riccardo "Rick" Cordi, Eddie Mazzola, and Patrick Rowan. Their self-titled debut received ...more

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Karl Wolf is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Bands from Montreal
Fusion, Pop music, Rhythm and blues Carl Abou Samah better known by his stage name Karl Wolf is a Lebanese-born Canadian musician based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He has been a singer, songwriter and producer since 2001, ...more

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Cœur de pirate is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Bands from Montreal
Indie pop Béatrice Martin, better known by her stage name Cœur de pirate, is a Canadian singer-songwriter. A francophone from Montreal, she sings mostly in French and has been credited with ...more

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Roi Heenok is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Bands from Montreal
Henoc Beauséjour known by his stage name Roi Heenok is a Canadian rapper, producer and entrepreneur of Haitian descent from Montreal, Canada. Roi Heenok has achieved notoriety in France ...more

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Michel Stan Deguire is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Bands from Montreal
Popular music, Rock music, Folk music

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Gaztation is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Bands from Montreal
Electronic music, Contemporary Blues, Instrumental rock Gaztation is a band/project created in 2000 by guitarist and composer Gaston Gagnon.

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Lianna Klassen is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Bands from Montreal
Meditation music, Folk music, Celtic music Lianna Klassen is a Canadian Christian Celtic/Christian New Age influenced musician, songwriter, speaker and worship leader. A Juno Award nominee and GMA Canada Covenant Award winner, Klassen ...more

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Nudimension is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Bands from Montreal
Nudimension Synthpop Nudimension were a francophone French Canadian new wave/synthpop band from Montréal, Canada who were active between 1982 and 1989. Composed of Lead Singer/composer Louie Louie, Non ...more