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List of Famous Bands from Newcastle Upon Tyne

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List of Newcastle upon Tyne bands, listed by their level of fame. This Newcastle upon Tyne musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Newcastle upon Tyne bands are included, as well as many Newcastle upon Tyne musicians of underground status. This list of Newcastle upon Tyne 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 Newcastle upon Tyne 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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Dire Straits is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Newcastle Upon Tyne

Albums: Brothers in Arms, Dire Straits, Making Movies, Love Over Gold, Sultans of Swing: The Very Best of Dire Straits, + more

Dire Straits were a British rock band formed in London in 1977 by Mark Knopfler (lead vocals and lead guitar), David Knopfler (rhythm guitar and backing vocals), John Illsley (bass guitar and ...more

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Eric Burdon & the An... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Newcastle Upon Tyne

Albums: The Greatest Hits of Eric Burdon and The Animals, House of the Rising Sun, The Best of The Animals, The Best of the Animals, The Singles Plus, + more

The Animals are an English rhythm and blues and rock band, formed in Newcastle upon Tyne in the early 1960s. The band moved to London upon finding fame in 1964. The Animals were known for their ...more

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Mark Knopfler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Newcastle Upon Tyne
Genre: Celtic rock, Blues-rock & Rock music; Nationality: Scotland

Albums: Private Investigations: The Best of Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler, Shangri-La, Sailing to Philadelphia, Golden Heart, The Ragpicker's Dream, + more

Mark Freuder Knopfler ( NOP-flər; born 12 August 1949) is a British singer-songwriter, guitarist, record producer, and film score composer. He was the lead guitarist, lead singer, and songwriter ...more

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Cheryl Cole is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Newcastle Upon Tyne
Genre: Pop music, Dance-pop & Contemporary R&B; Nationality: England

Albums: 3 Words, A Million Lights, Messy Little Raindrops, Promise This, Fight for This Love, + more

Cheryl Ann Tweedy (born 30 June 1983) is an English singer and television personality. Born and raised in Newcastle upon Tyne, she rose to fame in late 2002 upon winning a place in Girls Aloud, ...more

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Venom is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Newcastle Upon Tyne

Albums: Black Metal, At War With Satan, Welcome to Hell, Hell, Resurrection, + more

Venom are an English extreme metal band formed in 1978 in Newcastle upon Tyne. Coming to prominence towards the end of the new wave of British heavy metal, Venom's first two albums—Welcome to ...more

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Raven is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Newcastle Upon Tyne

Albums: Wiped Out, Rock Until You Drop, Walk Through Fire, All for One, Stay Hard, + more

Raven are an English heavy metal band associated with the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement. They had a hit with the single "On and On", and refer to their music as

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David Knopfler is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Newcastle Upon Tyne
Genre: Rock music and Jazz; Nationality: England

Albums: Ship of Dreams, Behind the Lines, Small Mercies, Release, Wishbones, + more

David Knopfler (born 27 December 1952) is a British singer-songwriter, guitarist, pianist, record producer, poet, and author. He is the younger brother of guitarist Mark Knopfler. He is a ...more
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Bruce Welch is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Newcastle Upon Tyne
Bruce Welch (born 2 November 1941 as Bruce Cripps) is an English guitarist, songwriter, producer, singer and businessman best known as a member of the Shadows.
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John Harle is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Newcastle Upon Tyne

Albums: John Harle's Saxophone Song Book, Sax Drive, The Imagined Sound of Sun on Stone, Terror & Magnificence, The Shadow of the Duke, + more

John Harle (born 20 September 1956) is an English saxophonist, composer, educator and record producer. He is an Ivor Novello Award winner and has been the recipient of two Royal Television ...more
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The Wildhearts is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Newcastle Upon Tyne

Albums: Endless, Nameless, Fishing for Luckies, Earth vs. the Wildhearts, P.H.U.Q., + more

The Wildhearts are an English rock group, formed in 1989 in Newcastle upon Tyne. The band's sound is a mixture of hard rock and melodic pop music, often described in the music press as combining ...more
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Ian McCallum is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Newcastle Upon Tyne
Genre: Rock music and Punk rock; Nationality: Scotland

Albums: Take Me as I Am

Ian McCallum (born September 1965) is an English guitarist and songwriter.
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Avenger is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Newcastle Upon Tyne

Albums: Too Wild to Tame: The Anthology, Killer Elite

Avenger are a heavy metal band from Newcastle, England. Associated with the New Wave of British Heavy Metal scene, they released two albums in the 1980s before splitting up. The band reunited in
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:zoviet*france: is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Newcastle Upon Tyne

Albums: Untitled album by :$OVIET:FRANCE:, Loh Land, Just an Illusion, The Decriminalisation of Country Music, Look Into Me, + more

Zoviet France (also known as :$OVIET:FRANCE:, Soviet France, :Zoviet-France: and latterly usually written as :zoviet*france:) is a music group from Newcastle upon Tyne in north east England. ...more
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Battleaxe is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Newcastle Upon Tyne
Battleaxe

Albums: Power From the Universe, Burn This Town

Battleaxe is a heavy metal band from Sunderland, England. As one of the notable bands of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal scene, they started out with the name Warrior and morphed into ...more
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John Armatage is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Newcastle Upon Tyne
Genre: Jazz; Nationality: United Kingdom
John Armatage (born 5 August 1929, Newcastle upon Tyne, England) is an English jazz swing drummer and arranger. Armatage began professional work in 1957 when he gigged with John Chilton and then ...more
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Geordie is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Newcastle Upon Tyne

Albums: Save the World, Hope You Like It, Don't Be Fooled by the Name, No Sweat, Keep on Rocking!, + more

Geordie were a British rock band from Newcastle upon Tyne, England, most notably active in the 1970s.

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Lindisfarne is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Newcastle Upon Tyne

Albums: Nicely Out of Tune, Fog on the Tyne, Back and Fourth, Dingly Dell, Caught In The Act, + more

Lindisfarne are an English folk rock band from Newcastle upon Tyne established in 1968 (originally called Brethren). The original line-up comprised Alan Hull (vocals, guitar, piano), Ray Jackson ...more

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Dubstar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Newcastle Upon Tyne

Albums: Stars, Goodbye, I Will Be Your Girlfriend (disc 1), Cathedral Park (CD 2), Elevator Song (The Dance Mixes), + more

Dubstar are an English band, performing mostly dream pop and indie dance music, as well as occasional pop ballads and, on later releases, guitar-heavy rock with an industrial influence. The ...more
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Drill is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Newcastle Upon Tyne

Albums: Skin Down, White Finger, Paroxysm

Drill are a band from North East England. They were formed in early 1989 and released albums on the Abstract Sounds, Retribution Records and Muza Muza labels. After splitting in 1994 they ...more
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The Hafler Trio is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Newcastle Upon Tyne

Albums: A Thirsty Fish, æo³ & ³hæ, æ³o & h³æ, A Pressed on Sandwich, "Bang!" - An Open Letter, + more

The Hafler Trio is a conceptual, performance and sound art collaborative between Andrew M. McKenzie, the only permanent member, and guest sound artists, performers, and/or musicians. The project ...more
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Maxïmo Park is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Newcastle Upon Tyne

Albums: A Certain Trigger, Our Earthly Pleasures, The National Health, Quicken the Heart, I Want You to Stay, + more

Maxïmo Park are a British alternative rock band, formed in 2000. They are signed to Warp Records. The band consists of Paul Smith, Duncan Lloyd, Archis Tiku, Lukas Wooller and Tom English. ...more
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Ken Lockie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Newcastle Upon Tyne
Ken Lockie Genre: Synthpop, New Wave & Post-punk; Nationality: England

Albums: The Impossible

Ken Lockie (born 1956) is an English singer-songwriter and producer, best known as the creative force behind English new wave band Cowboys International and as a sometime collaborator with John ...more
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Lee Jackson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Newcastle Upon Tyne
Lee Jackson
Lee Jackson (born 8 January 1943) is an English bass guitarist and singer-songwriter, known for his work in the Nice, an English progressive-rock band as well as his own band formed after the ...more
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Miss Laura Mac is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Newcastle Upon Tyne
Miss Laura Mac

Albums: Still Unsigned

Miss Laura Mac (Laura Jane McKenzie)from Gateshead close to Newcastle Upon Tyne in the UK. has been singing since she was a small child entering and winning talent Competitions. Since the age of ...more
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Last Orders is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Newcastle Upon Tyne
Last Orders

Albums: Last Orders

Last Orders is a four piece folk band originating from Newcastle upon Tyne and Cumbria. The four members of the band met when they were all members of Folkestra, a youth folk ensemble at the ...more