List of Famous Bands from Providence

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

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  • Sage Francis
    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop
    • Albums: Personal Journals, A Healthy Distrust, Dead Poet Live Album, Human the Death Dance, Sickly Business
    Paul William "Sage" Francis (born November 18, 1976) is an American independent underground rapper from Providence, Rhode Island. He is the founder and CEO of Strange Famous Records.
  • Lightning Bolt
    Noise rock, New Prog, Experimental rock
    • Albums: Wonderful Rainbow, Hypermagic Mountain, Ride the Skies, Lightning Bolt, Earthly Delights
    Lightning Bolt is an American noise rock duo from Providence, Rhode Island, composed of Brian Chippendale on drums and vocals and Brian Gibson on bass guitar. The band met and formed in 1994, when ...more
  • Velvet Crush
    Rock music, Power pop
    • Albums: In the Presence of Greatness, Free Expression, Melody Freaks, Stereo Blues, Rock Concert
    Velvet Crush is a power pop band from Rhode Island that achieved prominence in indie-rock circles in the early- and mid-1990s. The band broke up in 1996 but re-formed in 1998 and have continued to ...more
    • Albums: Late Night Christmas Eve, Swing Brothers, Just You, Just Me, No Bass Hit
    Scott Hamilton (born September 12, 1954) is an American jazz tenor saxophonist associated with swing and mainstream jazz.
  • Vital Remains
    Black metal, Blackened death metal, Brutal death metal
    • Albums: Dawn of the Apocalypse, Dechristianize, Let Us Pray, Icons of Evil, Forever Underground
    Vital Remains is an American death metal band from Providence, Rhode Island, formed in 1988.
  • Jeffrey Osborne
    Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues, Funk
    • Albums: Stay with Me Tonight, Emotional, Don't Stop, Music Is Life, Jeffrey Osborne
    Jeffrey Linton Osborne (born March 9, 1948) is an American Grammy–nominated singer–songwriter, musician and lyricist. Osborne is the former drummer and lead singer of the American R&B/Soul group ...more