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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.

If you're wondering, "What bands are from Montreal?" or "What is a list of Montreal bands?" then this list will answer your questions. {#nodes}
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    Ex Deo

    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 17,...  more
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    Hip hop music, Latin American music
    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, they released the...  more
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    The Unicorns

    Indie pop, Indie rock
    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 in...  more

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    Think About Life

    Electronic music, Indie rock
    Think About Life is an indie rock band from Montreal, Québec, Canada, formed in 2005....  more
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    Tim Hecker

    Drone music, Glitch
    Tim Hecker is a Canadian electronic musician and sound artist. Hecker initially recorded under the techno moniker Jetone, but has become known internationally for experimental ambient recordings...  more
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    Instrumental rock, Instrumental
    Torngat is a Montreal indie band and instrumental trio established in 2001....  more
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    Heavy metal, Extreme 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 metal, and...  more
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    The Planet Smashers

    Ska punk, Third-wave of ska
    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 rose to...  more
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    We Are Wolves

    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

    Pop music, Rock music
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    World music
    Atna Jean Emmanuel (Manu) 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 a masculine given name, frequently a diminutive (hypocorism) of the given name Joshua, though since the 1970s, it has increasingly become a full name on its own. It may refer to:...  more
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    Wendy Matthews

    Adult contemporary music, Ballad
    Wendy Joan Matthews (born 1960) 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...  more
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    Blessed by a Broken Heart

    Pop punk, Glam 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 "Shred" Sean Maier,...  more
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    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 their...  more
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    Lyrical Assault

    Hip hop music
    Lyrical Assault is a Canadian hip hop group, formed in 2002 in Montreal....  more
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    Modern rock, Alternative 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 favorable reviews and...  more
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    Karl Wolf

    Fusion, Pop music
    Carl Abou Samah (Arabic: كارل أبو سمح‎; born April 18, 1979) better known by his stage name Karl Wolf is a Lebanese-born Canadian musician based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He has been a singer,...  more
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    Béatrice Martin (French pronunciation: ​[beatʁis maʁtɛ̃]; born September 22, 1989), better known by her stage name Cœur de pirate ([kœʁ də piʁat]; French for Pirate's Heart), is a Canadian...  more
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    Henoc Beauséjour (born November 18, 1973) known by his stage name Roi Heenok is a Canadian rapper, producer and entrepreneur of Haitian descent from Montreal, Canada. Roi Heenok has achieved...  more
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    Michel Stan Deguire

    Popular music, Rock music
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    Electronic music, Contemporary Blues
    Gaztation is a band/project created in 2000 by guitarist and composer Gaston Gagnon....  more
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    Lianna Klassen

    Meditation music, Folk music
    Lianna Klassen is a Canadian Christian Celtic and 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 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 musician Marc...  more