122.7k readers

List of Famous Bands from Montreal

Updated June 8, 2017 122.7k views141 items

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}
  • 1

    Leonard Cohen

    Synthpop, Pop music
    Leonard Norman Cohen (September 21, 1934 – November 7, 2016) was a Canadian singer,...  more

    More Leonard Cohen 

    The Best Leonard Cohen Songs of All Time#129 of 489 The Best Rock Vocalists

  • 2

    Arcade Fire

    Indie Rock, Baroque Pop
    Arcade Fire is a Canadian indie rock band, consisting of husband and wife Win Butler and...  more

    More Arcade Fire 

    All Arcade Fire Songs: Ranked Best to Worst#409 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

  • 3
    Patrick Watson (born 1979) is a Canadian singer-songwriter from Montreal, Quebec. It also...  more
  • 4

    The Gruesomes

    Rock music, Garage punk
    The Gruesomes are a Canadian garage punk band from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, that formed in...  more
  • 5


    Indie pop, Disco
    Stars is a Canadian indie pop and rock band....  more
  • 6

    Fly Pan Am

    Experimental rock, Post-rock
    Fly Pan Am, or Le Fly Pan Am, are a Canadian experimental rock band formed in Montreal in...  more
  • 7

    The Box

    New Wave, Rock music
    The Box is a Canadian new wave group from Montreal. They are not to be confused with the U.K....  more
  • 8

    Godspeed You! Black Emperor

    Dark ambient, Space rock
    Godspeed You! Black Emperor is a Canadian post-rock band which originated in Montreal, Quebec...  more

    More Godspeed You! Black Emperor 

    #669 of 1,019 The Worst Bands & Musicians of All Time#28 of 39 The Best Bands Named After Movies

  • 9

    Les Georges Leningrad

    Rock music, Garage punk
    Les Georges Leningrad were a Canadian experimental rock music group formed in 1999 in...  more
  • 10


    Noise rock, Post-rock
    Sofa was a Montreal-based band that was active from 1993 to 1997. The group is best remembered...  more
  • 11


    Rock music, Garage rock
    The Haunted were a garage rock band from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The band was formed by...  more
  • 12

    Dead Brain Cells

    Thrash metal, Heavy metal
    Dead Brain Cells are a Canadian thrash metal band from the late 1980s. Called DBC for short,...  more
  • 13

    The Stills

    Indie rock, Post-punk revival
    The Stills were a Canadian rock band from Montreal, Quebec, formed in 2000, and disbanded in...  more
  • 14

    The Dears

    Indie rock
    The Dears are a Canadian indie rock band from Montreal, Quebec....  more
  • 15

    The Besnard Lakes

    Shoegazing, New Prog
    The Besnard Lakes are a Canadian indie rock band from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Formed in 2003...  more

    More The Besnard Lakes 

    #75 of 109 The Best New Prog Bands#59 of 99 The Best Shoegaze Bands

  • 16
    Terri Lynn Clark (born August 5, 1968) is a Canadian country music artist who has had success...  more

    More Terri Clark 

    #30 of 160 The Top Female Country Singers#3 of 34 The Best Country Singers Who Weren't Born in America

  • 17


    Pop punk, Melodic hardcore
    Reset is a punk rock band that formed in 1993 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada....  more
  • 18

    The Nils

    Punk rock
    Formed in 1978 by Alex Soria The Nils’ popularity began in 1982 upon the release of a 5 song...  more
  • 19

    The Gorgeous

    Metalcore, Heavy metal
    The Gorgeous were a Canadian metalcore band formed in the summer of 2003 in Montreal. The band...  more
  • 20

    See Spot Run

    Rock music, Alternative rock
    See Spot Run is a Canadian rock band from Montreal, Quebec....  more
  • 21

    The Kingpins

    The Kingpins featuring Lorraine Muller - The Queen of Ska was a ska band from Montréal, Canada...  more
  • 22

    Pony Up!

    Indie pop
    Pony Up is a Canadian indie pop band formed in 2002 in Montreal....  more
  • 23

    Wolf Parade

    Indie pop, Dance-punk
    Wolf Parade is an indie rock band formed in 2003 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada of musicians from...  more

    More Wolf Parade 

    #111 of 254 The Best Bands With Animal Names#254 of 559 The Most Hipster Bands

  • 24

    A Perfect Murder

    Groove metal, Heavy metal
    A Perfect Murder is a Canadian heavy metal band formed in 2000 in Montreal....  more
  • 25


    Folk rock, Progressive rock
    Harmonium was a Quebec progressive rock band formed in 1972 in Montreal....  more