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List of Famous Bands from Ottawa

Updated June 8, 2017 18.4k views30 items

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. {#nodes}
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    Alanis Morissette

    Pop music, Rock music
    Alanis Nadine Morissette (; born June 1, 1974) is a Canadian-American singer, songwriter,...  more

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    Paul Anka

    Doo-wop, Pop music
    Paul Albert Anka, (born July 30, 1941) is a Canadian-American singer, songwriter and actor....  more

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    Thrash metal, Progressive metal
    Annihilator is a Canadian heavy metal band founded in 1984 by vocalist, guitarist, bassist,...  more
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    Bruce Cockburn

    Rock music, Folk music
    Bruce Douglas Cockburn (; born May 27, 1945) is a Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist....  more

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    Kathleen Edwards

    Folk music, Alternative country
    Kathleen Edwards (born July 11, 1978) is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician. Her 2003...  more

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    #130 of 160 The Top Female Country Singers#175 of 329 The Best Americana Bands & Artists of All Time

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    Thrash metal, Heavy metal
    Exciter is a Canadian speed metal band from Ottawa, Ontario. They are widely considered to be...  more
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    Hip hop music
    Eternia (born Silk-Anne Semiramis Dawn Craig Kaya) is a Canadian rapper....  more

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    Glen Drover

    Thrash metal, Progressive metal
    Glen Drover (born May 25, 1969) is a Canadian heavy metal guitarist from Ontario, Canada....  more
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    Spookey Ruben

    Progressive metal, Industrial music
    Spookey Ruben (born Alan Deil) is a Canadian musician, producer, songwriter, composer, and...  more
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    Canadian rock, Power pop
    Hollerado is a Canadian indie rock band from Ottawa, Canada. Formed in 2007, The band consists...  more

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    Sue Foley (born March 29, 1968) is a Canadian blues singer and guitarist....  more
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    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap
    Ahmad Balshe (Arabic: أحمد بلشي‎) (born April 7, 1984), better known by his stage name Belly,...  more
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    Family Brown was a Canadian country music band founded in 1967 by Joe Brown, along with his...  more
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    Eva Avila

    Pop music, Rhythm and blues
    Eva Avila (born Eva Gougeon-Ávila on 25 February 1987 in Gatineau, Quebec) is a Canadian...  more
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    Terrance Victor Carisse (July 11, 1942 – May 22, 2005) known as Terry Carisse, was one of...  more
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    Derek R. Audette

    Rock music, Experimental music
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    The Acorn

    Folk music, Indie rock
    The Acorn is a Canadian indie folk band from Ottawa, Ontario, formed in 2003. Their songs have...  more
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    Jim Bryson

    Folk music, Indie rock
    Jim Bryson is a Canadian singer-songwriter. Briefly a founding member of the band Punchbuggy,...  more
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    One to One

    Adult contemporary music, Pop music
    One to One was a Canadian pop music group formed in 1984 in Ottawa. They later changed their...  more
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    Alexy Guerer

    Indie, Alternative rock
    Ottawa based singer/songwriter Alexy has been a recurring face within Ottawa. Having been a...  more
  • 21 the Poets affirm

    Instrumental rock, Post-rock
    As The Poets Affirm was a Canadian independent rock band formed in 2001 in Ottawa, Ontario....  more
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    Richard Parry

    Chamber music, Alternative rock
    Richard Reed Parry (born October 4, 1977) is a Canadian multi-instrumentalist, composer,...  more
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    Shoegazing, Space rock
    Southpacific was a Canadian space rock band with prominent dream pop/post-rock leanings,...  more
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    Les Emmerson

    Robert Leslie "Les" Emmerson (born 17 September 1944 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) is the lead...  more
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    John Carl David Wilson (February 10, 1955 – June 22, 2006), known as Back Alley John, was a...  more