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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.

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    Pop music, Alternative rock
    Doughboys were a Canadian alternative rock band that were active in the late 1980s and early/mid-1990s. The band was renowned for its musical blend of punk and pop-style melodies....  more
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    Hip hop music
    Dubmatique are a Canadian hip hop group formed in 1992 in Montreal. They were the first French language hip hop crew from Canada to have a #1 single on Canada's francophone pop charts. The group's...  more
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    Et Sans

    Experimental rock
    Et Sans is a Canadian experimental rock band from Montreal. The band was formed by former Godspeed You! Black Emperor guitarist Roger Tellier-Craig and Alexandre St-Onge from the Shalabi Effect. They...  more
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    Thrash metal, Heavy metal
    Eudoxis was a thrash metal band formed in 1984 in Montreal, Canada. They released the Metal Fix demo and video in 1985. The video received extensive airplay on the Canadian cable channel MuchMusic's...  more
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    Fifths of Seven

    Fifths of Seven is a Canadian instrumental string/piano/accordion trio formed in 1995 in Montreal, composed of Spencer Krug, Beckie Foon, and Rachel Levine. Their debut album, Spry from Bitter Anise...  more
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    Frank Marino

    Blues-rock, Heavy metal
    Francesco Antonio Marino (born November 20, 1954) is an Italian Canadian guitarist, leader of Canadian hard rock band Mahogany Rush. Often compared to Jimi Hendrix, he is acknowledged as one of the...  more

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    Gabrielle Destroismaisons

    Pop music, Techno
    Gabrielle Destroismaisons (born December 29, 1982 in Saint-Lin-Laurentides, Quebec) is a Québécois singer. In 2000, she released her debut album Etc..., which sold more than 100,000 copies in a few...  more
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    Gino Vannelli

    Blue-eyed soul, Rhythm and blues
    Gino Vannelli (born June 16, 1952) is a Canadian rock singer and songwriter who had several hit songs in the 1970s and 1980s. His best-known singles included "I Just Wanna Stop" (1978) and "Living...  more
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    Punk rock
    GrimSkunk is a rock band from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, with punk, rock, progressive and world music influences. Its style is self-described as "world punk" It is regarded as being part of the...  more
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    Groovy Aardvark

    Rock music
    Groovy Aardvark was a Canadian rock band noted for its longevity in the Québec music scene. Their final concert was staged in August 2005....  more
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    Handsome Furs

    Synthpunk, Indie rock
    Handsome Furs was a Montreal-based indie rock duo which consisted of Dan Boeckner, of Wolf Parade and Atlas Strategic, and his now ex-wife, Alexei Perry. The band announced its breakup on May 17,...  more

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    Howard Bilerman

    Indie, Experimental music
    Howard Bilerman (born September 25, 1970) is a Canadian musician, sound engineer, and record producer based in Montreal, Quebec. He co-owns the hotel2tango recording studio, and played drums for the...  more
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    Ion Dissonance

    Progressive metal, Deathcore
    Ion Dissonance is a Canadian mathcore/deathcore band from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. They're known for their technical mathcore style but changed to a more heavy, groove based style with the release...  more
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    Despised Icon

    Deathcore, Heavy metal
    Despised Icon is a Canadian deathcore band from Montreal, Quebec. Formed in 2002, the band is notable for its use of dual lead vocalists; Alex Erian takes use of a mid-range growl technique while...  more
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    David Wilcox

    David Karl William Wilcox (born July 13, 1949) is a Canadian rock musician....  more
  • 92


    Electronic music, Microhouse
    Marc Leclair, better known by his stage name Akufen, is a Canadian electronic musician. His music is electronic music that is often described as minimal house, minimal techno, glitch, or...  more
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    Annabelle Chvostek

    Indie, Traditional music
    Annabelle Chvostek (born October 5, 1973) is a Canadian singer-songwriter based in Toronto....  more
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    Thee Silver Mt. Zion

    Experimental rock, Post-rock
    Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra is a Canadian band which formed in 1999, originating from Montreal, Quebec. They use a number of different variations of the name on different releases, but...  more
  • 95

    Bad Flirt

    Indie pop
    Bad Flirt is an indie pop band from Montreal, Canada, originally formed as a solo project. The band was launched in its current form in the winter of 2004 and has since played more than 200 shows....  more
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    Bell Orchestre

    Instrumental, Post-rock
    Bell Orchestre is a six-piece instrumental band from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. In late 2003, they recorded their first album, at the same time and in the same studio that Arcade Fire recorded...  more
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    Beneath the Massacre

    Deathcore, Technical death metal
    Beneath the Massacre is a Canadian deathcore band from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Their debut album, Evidence of Inequity, was released in 2005, under Galy Records. In early 2006, the band signed with...  more
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    Benjamin Kowalewicz

    Alternative rock, Punk rock
    Benjamin Ian Kowalewicz (; born December 16, 1975, in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian singer and the lead singer of the punk rock band Billy Talent....  more
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    Black Ox Orkestar

    Black Ox Orkestar is a quartet of musicians from Montreal, Canada who play European Jewish folk music. They formed in the summer of 2000 to explore their common Jewish heritage through music. The...  more
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    Rock music, Heavy metal
    Bootsauce was a Canadian rock band formed in Montreal in 1989. The band received a Juno Award for their 1991 single "Everyone's a Winner", a Hot Chocolate cover. The band was composed of Drew Ling,...  more