Bands/Musicians List of Famous Bands from New Zealand

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

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Ricki-Lee Coulter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Zealand
Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music Ricki-Lee Dawn Coulter, also known mononymously as Ricki-Lee, is an Australian singer, songwriter, television and radio presenter. She was born in Auckland, New Zealand, grew up on the Gold ...more

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Daniel Bedingfield is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Zealand
Christian music, Pop music, Electronic music Daniel John Bedingfield is an English-New Zealand singer-songwriter and record producer. He is the brother of fellow singers Natasha Bedingfield and Nikola Rachelle. He was a judge on The X ...more

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Flight of the Conchords is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Zealand
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, New Wave Flight of the Conchords is a New Zealand-based comedy band composed of Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement. The duo's comedy and music became the basis of a BBC radio series and then an American ...more

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The Mint Chicks is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Zealand
Noise rock, No wave, Power pop The Mint Chicks were a New Zealand experimental noise rock/power pop group originally from Auckland who relocated to Portland, Oregon, USA in 2007. They are known for mixing pop hooks and ...more

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Katchafire is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Zealand
Reggae Katchafire are a New Zealand roots reggae band from Hamilton.

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Hayley Westenra is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Zealand
Pop music, Operatic pop, Classical music Hayley Dee Westenra is a New Zealand singer, classical crossover artist, songwriter and UNICEF Ambassador. Her first internationally released album, Pure, reached No. 1 on the UK classical ...more

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Anika Moa is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Zealand
Pop music Anika Rose Moa is a New Zealand recording artist. After signing to Atlantic Records in the United States she released her debut album Thinking Room in 2001, aged 21. The album reached the top of ...more

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Shihad is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Zealand
Rock music, Industrial rock, Heavy metal Pacifier was an Australian musical group.

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The Datsuns is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Zealand
Rock music, Garage punk, Garage rock The Datsuns are a hard rock band from Cambridge, New Zealand, formed in 2000. To date they have released six albums and several singles, most of which have charted in New Zealand and/or the ...more

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Tim Finn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Zealand
New Wave, Pop music, Alternative rock Brian Timothy "Tim" Finn, OBE is a New Zealand singer and musician. His musical career includes forming 1970s and 1980s New Zealand rock group Split Enz, a number of solo albums, ...more

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The Black Seeds is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Zealand
Ska, Rock music, Reggae The Black Seeds are a musical group from Wellington, New Zealand. Their music is a fusion of dub, funk, afrobeat and soul. Formed in 1998, The Black Seeds perform with eight members, with ...more

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Chong-Nee is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Zealand
Hip hop music, Popular music, Rhythm and blues Matakite John Chong Nee, better known by his stage name Chong Nee, is a New Zealand hip hop and R&B singer-songwriter and producer. He has produced songs for many New Zealand artists ...more

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Dei Hamo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Zealand
Dei Hamo Hip hop music Sanerivi "Sani" Sagala, 19/01/1975 better known by his stage name Dei Hamo, is a New Zealand hip hop artist, producer and director. Dei Hamo, which can be translated as "The ...more

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Moped is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Zealand
Moped Rock music, Reggae rock, Reggae Moped was a New Zealand band formed in Palmerston North by three brothers, Gareth, Hayden and Karl Shearman. They played a brand of groove saturated reggae rock, with lyrics which speak of a ...more

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Max Merritt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Zealand
Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Soul music Max Merritt is a New Zealand-born singer-songwriter and guitarist who is renowned as an interpreter of soul music and R&B. As leader of Max Merritt & The Meteors his best known hits are ...more

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Demoniac is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Zealand
Black metal, Power metal, Heavy metal Demoniac were a heavy metal band from New Zealand formed in Wellington in 1993 by singer and bass player Lindsay Dawson, guitarist Sam Totman and Drummer Steve Francis. They later moved to ...more

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Dawn Raid All Stars is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Zealand
Dawn Raid All Stars Hip hop music Dawn Raid All-Stars are a musical collaboration between Dawn Raid Entertainment and Boost Mobile which brought together all the artists of Dawn Raid as a collective group in 2004.

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Concord Dawn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Zealand
Drum and bass Concord Dawn, is a New Zealand drum and bass group, active since mid-1999. It consists of Matt Harvey and Evan Short. They were courted by local electronic music label Kog Transmissions and ...more

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Nesian Mystik is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Zealand
Nesian Mystik Hip hop music, Rhythm and blues Nesian Mystik was a New Zealand Hip-Hop/R&B group which formed in 1999. The cultural backgrounds of its members united a remarkable diversity of Polynesia by bringing together Cook Island, ...more

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The Rabble is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Zealand
Pop punk, Punk rock, Hardcore punk The Rabble are a Punk Rock band from Auckland, New Zealand, that formed in the NZ summer of 2000/2001 while still attending Orewa College. Their official myspace page went live on 29 February ...more

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Deceptikonz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Zealand
Deceptikonz Hip hop music The Deceptikonz are a New Zealand Hip hop group formed in the South Auckland suburb of Manurewa in 1996 and consists of Savage, Devolo, Alphrisk and Mareko. Their debut album was Elimination ...more

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Dawn of Azazel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Zealand
Black metal, Blackened death metal, Death metal Dawn of Azazel is a death metal band from New Zealand. They have played around the world in countries such as U.S., Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Czech Republic, Denmark, the United ...more

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Dam Native is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Zealand
Dam Native Hip hop music Dam Native is a New Zealand hip hop group formed in 1992.

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Sisters Underground is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Zealand
Sisters Underground Hip hop music, Rhythm and blues Sisters Underground was a New Zealand hip hop and R&B duo, best known for their 1994 single "In The Neighbourhood".

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Jenny Morris is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Zealand
Pop music Jennifer "Jenny" Patricia Morris OAM is a New Zealand-born Australian pop, rock singer-songwriter. Her first success came with New Zealand band The Crocodiles, who had a top 20 hit ...more