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List of Famous Bands from Oxford

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

List is made up of bands like Foals and R. L. Burnside.

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  • Foals1


    Dance-punk, New Prog

    AlbumsAntidotes, Holy Fire, Cassius, iTunes Live: London Festival '08, Total Life Forever

    Foals are a rock band from Oxford, England formed in 2005, consisting of lead vocalist and...  more

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  • R. L. Burnside2

    R. L. Burnside

    Punk blues, Juke joint blues

    AlbumsHeritage of the Blues: No Monkeys on This Train, A Ass Pocket of Whiskey, Burnside on Burnside, Well ... Well ... Well, Mississippi Hill Country Blues

    R. L. Burnside (November 23, 1926 – September 1, 2005) was an American blues singer,...  more

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  • Ed O'Brien3

    Ed O'Brien

    Electronic music, Experimental rock
    Edward John O'Brien (born 15 April 1968) is an English guitarist and member of the alternative...  more
  • Supergrass4


    Britpop, Alternative rock

    AlbumsIn It for the Money, I Should Coco, Supergrass, Life on Other Planets, Road to Rouen

    Supergrass were an English alternative rock band from Oxford. The band consisted of brothers...  more

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  • Swervedriver5


    Shoegazing, Dream pop

    AlbumsEjector Seat Reservation, Raise, 99th Dream, Juggernaut Rides '89-'98, Mezcal Head

    Swervedriver are an English alternative rock band formed in Oxford in 1989 around core members...  more
  • Ride6


    Shoegazing, Space rock

    AlbumsNowhere, Brixton Academy (27/03/92), Carnival of Light, Tarantula, Waves

    Ride are a British rock band that formed in 1988 in Oxford, England, consisting of Andy Bell,...  more

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  • G Samra7

    G Samra

    Hip hop music, Asian Underground
    Gurdeep Samra (known as G Samra) is a British Asian music producer and DJ from Bicester,...  more
  • 12 Rods8
    12 Rods was an indie rock band formed in Oxford, Ohio, United States in 1992. The group went...  more
  • Colour Revolt9

    Colour Revolt

    Alternative rock, Indie rock

    AlbumsPlunder, Beg, and Curse, The Cradle, Colour Revolt

    Colour Revolt is an American rock band from Oxford, Mississippi....  more
  • 10

    The Bridges

    The Bridges is an American folk rock band that formed in Oxford, Alabama in 2005 consisting of...  more
  • Mark Gardener11

    Mark Gardener

    Shoegazing, Britpop

    AlbumsLive @ The Knitting Factory, New York City, These Beautiful Ghosts, Magdalen Sky, The Story of the Eye

    Mark Stephen Gardener (born 6 December 1969, in Oxford, England) is an English rock musician,...  more
  • Dee D. Jackson12

    AlbumsThunder and Lightning, Automatic Lover, Cosmic Curves, Il meglio

    Dee D. Jackson (born Deirdre Elaine Cozier, 15 July 1954, Oxford, England) is an English...  more
  • Colin Greenwood13

    Colin Greenwood

    Electronic music, Alternative rock
    Colin Charles Greenwood (born 26 June 1969) is an English musician and the bassist for the...  more
  • Nik Turner14

    Nik Turner

    Space rock, Jazz fusion

    AlbumsPast Or Future, Prophets Of Time, Xitintoday, Sphynx, Future Cities of the Past

    Nicholas "Nik" Turner (born 26 August 1940) is an English musician, best known as a former...  more
  • 15

    Hurricane No. 1

    Rock music, Britpop

    AlbumsStep into My World, Only The Strongest Will Survive Remixes, Only the Strongest Will Survive, Step Into My World EP, Hurricane #1

    Hurricane #1 were a British indie rock band, formed in Oxford in 1996. The band were formed by...  more
  • Goldrush16


    Americana, Alternative rock

    AlbumsThe Heart Is the Place, Don't Bring Me Down, Ozona EP, Extended Play, Same Picture

    Goldrush are a rock band from Oxfordshire, England. Their music has been compared to Nick...  more
  • 17

    Andy Yorke

    Acoustic music


    Andy Yorke (born 10 January 1972) is an English musician and former lead singer and guitarist...  more
  • Hyper18


    Electronic music, House music

    AlbumsWe Control, THE PANIC, Rewired, Wired, Bedrock Breaks: DJ Hyper

    DJ Hyper is a British DJ, producer and remixer known for his liberal use of live bass, guitars...  more
  • Talulah Gosh19

    Talulah Gosh

    Indie pop

    AlbumsBackwash, Was It Just a Dream?, They've Scoffed the Lot, Rock Legends: Volume 69, Where's the Cougar

    Talulah Gosh were a guitar-pop group from Oxford, England and one of the leading bands of the...  more
  • 20

    City Lights Just Burn

    Rock music

    AlbumsThe Third Man

  • The Candyskins21

    AlbumsSunday Morning Fever, Fun?, Space I'm In, Death of a Minor TV Celebrity, Live at the Zodiac

    The Candyskins are a rock band formed in 1989 in Oxfordshire, England. Though early members of...  more
  • The Jennifers22

    The Jennifers

    Britpop, Alternative rock

    AlbumsJust Got Back Today

    The Jennifers were a short-lived British rock group formed at Wheatley Park School and...  more
  • The Lemon Pipers23

    The Lemon Pipers

    Bubblegum pop, Pop music

    AlbumsBest of the Lemon Pipers, Green Tambourine, Golden Classics, Jungle Marmalade

    The Lemon Pipers were a 1960s psychedelic pop band from Oxford, Ohio, known chiefly for their...  more

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  • HashTag Alice24

    HashTag Alice

    Pop punk, Rock music

    AlbumsIt Is What It Is, Evolved, Welcome To Our Tea Party

    HashTag Alice was formed in Oxford in 2011, and is best-described as somewhere between...  more
  • Youthmovies25


    Pop music, Rock music

    AlbumsGood Nature, Homeless Musics, Hurrah! Another Year, Surely This One Will Be Better Than the Last; The Inexorable March of Progress Will Lead Us All to Happiness, Ores

    Youthmovies were an English rock quintet active from 2002 to 2010. They comprised Andrew...  more