Bands/Musicians List of Famous Bands from Ottawa

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

Alanis Morissette and Paul Anka are included on this list along with many more.

If you're wondering, "What bands are from Ottawa?" or "What is a list of Ottawa bands?" then this list will answer your questions. (30 items)

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Alanis Morissette is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Ottawa
Alanis Morissette Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock Alanis Nadine Morissette is a Canadian-American alternative rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, record producer, and actress. She has won 16 Juno Awards and seven Grammy Awards, was nominated for ...more

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Paul Anka is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Ottawa
Paul Anka Doo-wop, Pop music, Rock music Paul Albert Anka, OC is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and actor. Anka became famous in the late 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s with hit songs like "Diana", "Lonely Boy", "Put ...more

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Annihilator is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Ottawa
Annihilator Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Groove metal Annihilator is a Canadian heavy metal band founded in 1984 by vocalist, guitarist, bassist, songwriter, engineer, producer, mixer, mastering engineer Jeff Waters and vocalist John Bates. They ...more

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Bruce Cockburn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Ottawa
Bruce Cockburn Rock music, Folk music, Jazz Bruce Douglas Cockburn OC is a Canadian guitarist and singer-songwriter whose career spans over 40 years. His song styles range from folk to jazz-influenced rock and his lyrics cover a broad ...more

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Kathleen Edwards is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Ottawa
Kathleen Edwards Folk music, Alternative country, Country Kathleen Edwards is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician. Her 2003 debut album, Failer, contained the singles "Six O'Clock News" and "Hockey Skates". Her next two albums ...more

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Exciter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Ottawa
Exciter Thrash metal, Heavy metal, Speed metal Exciter is a Canadian speed metal band from Ottawa, Ontario. They are widely considered to be one of the first speed metal bands and a seminal influence of the thrash metal genre. Exciter have ...more

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Eternia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Ottawa
Eternia Hip hop music Eternia is a Canadian rapper.

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Glen Drover is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Ottawa
Glen Drover Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Power metal Glen Drover is a heavy metal guitarist from Missisauga, Ontario, Canada, where he currently resides. Drover is best known as the former lead guitarist in Megadeth and King Diamond, as well as ...more

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Spookey Ruben is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Ottawa
Spookey Ruben Progressive metal, Industrial music, Power pop Spookey Ruben is a Canadian musician and experimental filmmaker. Best known for his song and music video "These days are old", Spookey's adventurous songwriting and eccentric ...more

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Hollerado is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Ottawa
Hollerado Canadian rock, Power pop, Indie rock Hollerado is a Canadian indie rock band from Ottawa, Canada. Formed in 2007, The band consists of Menno Versteeg, Nixon Boyd, Dean Baxter and Jake Boyd. The band has toured extensively, ...more

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Sue Foley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Ottawa
Sue Foley Blues Sue Foley is a Canadian blues singer and guitarist.

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Belly is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Ottawa
Belly Hip hop music, Gangsta rap Ahmad Balshe, better known by his stage name Belly, is a Palestinian Canadian Juno Award-winning rapper. Born in Jenin, Palestine, his musical career has been based in Ottawa, Ontario. In ...more

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Family Brown is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Ottawa
Family Brown Country Family Brown was a Canadian country music band founded in 1967 by Joe Brown, along with his son Barry and daughters Lawanda and Tracey, as well as Dave Dennison and Ron Sparling. Between 1967 ...more

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Eva Avila is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Ottawa
Eva Avila Pop music, Rhythm and blues Eva Avila is a Canadian singer and songwriter. She won the fourth season of the CTV reality show Canadian Idol in 2006.

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Terry Carisse is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Ottawa
Terry Carisse Country Terrance Victor Carisse known as Terry Carisse, was one of Canadian Country Music's most awarded, decorated and popular singer-songwriters. His awards include the Canadian Country Music ...more

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Derek R. Audette is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Ottawa
Derek R. Audette Rock music, Experimental music, Jazz

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The Acorn is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Ottawa
The Acorn Folk music, Indie rock The Acorn is a Canadian indie folk band from Ottawa, Ontario, formed in 2003. Their songs have charted on Canadian campus charts and have been in rotation on CBC Radio 3 and The Verge.

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Jim Bryson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Ottawa
Jim Bryson Folk music, Indie rock Jim Bryson is a Canadian singer-songwriter. Briefly a founding member of the band Punchbuggy, he moved to a musical life under his own name with the release of his debut album, The Occasionals, ...more

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One to One is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Ottawa
One to One Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Dance music One to One was a Canadian pop music group formed in 1984 in Ottawa. They later changed their name to One 2 One. The duo released three albums and scored ten hits across Canada between 1985 and

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Alexy Guerer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Ottawa
Alexy Guerer Indie, Alternative rock Ottawa based singer/songwriter Alexy has been a recurring face within Ottawa. Having been a part of local acts such as Discoveries and Believers, Chasing Curiosity and more recently, his solo ...more

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...as the Poets affirm is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Ottawa
...as the Poets affirm Instrumental rock, Post-rock, Indie rock As The Poets Affirm was a Canadian independent rock band formed in 2001 in Ottawa, Ontario. The band began as a three-piece acoustic project, and later evolved into a seven-member line-up ...more

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Richard Parry is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Ottawa
Richard Parry Chamber music, Alternative rock, Post-rock Richard Reed Parry is a Canadian multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, best known as a core member of the Grammy Award-winning indie rock band Arcade Fire, where he plays a wide variety of ...more

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Southpacific is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Ottawa
Southpacific Shoegazing, Space rock, Instrumental rock Southpacific was a Canadian space rock band with prominent dream pop/post-rock leanings, originally based in Ottawa.

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Les Emmerson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Ottawa
Les Emmerson Robert Leslie "Les" Emmerson is the lead vocalist and guitarist for the band Five Man Electrical Band, and their predecessor band The Staccatos. He also recorded as a solo artist, ...more

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Back Alley John is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Ottawa
Back Alley John Blues Back Alley John, was a Canadian blues singer, songwriter and harmonica player.

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Jeremy Gara is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Bands from Ottawa
Jeremy Gara Alternative rock, Indie rock Jeremy Gara is a Canadian drummer from Ottawa, Ontario.

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Siobhan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Bands from Ottawa
Siobhan Celtic punk, Punk rock

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Daiquiri is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Bands from Ottawa
Daiquiri Electro

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Ivory Knight is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Bands from Ottawa
Ivory Knight Heavy metal

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Jesus and the Lizards is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Bands from Ottawa
Jesus and the Lizards Acid rock