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List of Famous Bands from Reading

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List of Reading bands, listed by their level of fame. This Reading musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Reading bands are included, as well as many Reading musicians of underground status. This list of Reading 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 Reading 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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Taylor Swift is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Reading
Genre: Country, Pop & Rock; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Fearless, Speak Now, Red, Taylor Swift, Sounds of the Season: The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection, + more

Taylor Alison Swift (born December 13, 1989) is an American singer-songwriter. She is known for narrative songs about her personal life, which have received widespread media coverage. Born and ...more

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Mike Oldfield is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Reading
Genre: Synthpop, Rock music & World music; Nationality: England

Albums: Tubular Bells, Ommadawn, Tubular Bells 2, Tr3s Lunas, QE2, + more

Michael Gordon Oldfield (born 15 May 1953) is an English multi-instrumentalist and composer. His work blends progressive rock with world, folk, classical, electronic, ambient, and new-age music. ...more

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Laura Marling is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Reading
Genre: Folk music, Folk rock & Alternative rock; Nationality: England

Albums: Once I Was an Eagle, A Creature I Don't Know, Alas I Cannot Swim, iTunes Festival: London 2010, I Speak Because I Can, + more

Laura Beatrice Marling (born 1 February 1990) is a British folk singer-songwriter. She won the Brit Award for Best British Female Solo Artist at the 2011 Brit Awards, and was nominated for the ...more

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Does It Offend You, Yeah... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Reading

Albums: Lights in the Sky: Over North America 2008 Tour Sampler, You Have No Idea What You're Getting Yourself Into..., We Are Rockstars, Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You, Live @ The Fez, + more

Does It Offend You, Yeah? are a British dance-punk band from Reading, Berkshire.

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Slowdive is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Reading

Albums: Souvlaki, Outside Your Room, Catch the Breeze, Original Album Classics, Pygmalion, + more

Slowdive are an English rock band that formed in Reading, Berkshire in 1989. The band consists of Rachel Goswell on vocals and guitar, Simon Scott on drums, Neil Halstead on vocals and guitar, ...more

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Louise Setara is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Reading
Genre: Popular music and Soul music; Nationality: England

Albums: Still Waters, Love Me Still

Louise Setara (born Louise Smith, 21 August 1988 in Reading, Berkshire, England) is an English singer-songwriter. Her first album, Still Waters, was released by Manhattan Records/EMI in February ...more
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Sneaker Pimps is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Reading

Albums: Becoming X, Bloodsport, Splinter (instrumental album), Sick, 6 Underground, + more

Sneaker Pimps are a British electronic music band formed in Hartlepool, England, in 1994. They are best known for their first album, Becoming X (1996), and the singles "6 Underground" ...more
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Bennet is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Reading

Albums: Super Natural, I Like Rock, Street vs. Science, Mum's Gone to Iceland, Someone Always Gets There First, + more

Bennet were a British alternative rock band formed in 1993. They released two albums on Roadrunner Records, achieving mild success on the independent circuit in the UK. They were best known for ...more
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Sally Oldfield is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Reading
Genre: Pop music and Folk music; Nationality: Republic of Ireland

Albums: Star of Heaven, Water Bearer, Natasha, Silver Dagger, Easy / Celebration, + more

Sally Patricia Oldfield (born 3 August 1947) is a singer-songwriter, sister of composers Mike and Terry Oldfield.
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Chapterhouse is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Reading

Albums: Blood Music, Rownderbowt, Whirlpool: The Original Recordings, The Best of Chapterhouse, Mesmerise, + more

Chapterhouse was a British shoegazing/alternative rock band from Reading, Berkshire, England. Formed in 1987 by Andrew Sherriff and Stephen Patman, the band began performing alongside Spacemen ...more
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Exit Ten is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Reading

Albums: This World They'll Drown, Remember the Day, Exit Ten EP, Give Me Infinity

Exit Ten is a post-hardcore/rock band with metal influences. Their debut full-length album, Remember The Day, was released in 2008. Their second studio album, Give Me Infinity, was released in ...more
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Mike Cooper is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Reading
Genre: Blues; Nationality: England

Albums: White Shadows on the South Seas, Places I Know, Island Songs, The Continuous Preaching Blues, Rayon Hula, + more

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Kieran Mahon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Reading
Kieran Mahon Genre: Alternative rock; Nationality: United Kingdom
Kieran Mahon is a musician.
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Morning Runner is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Reading
Morning Runner

Albums: Wilderness Is Paradise Now, Drawing Shapes, Burning Benches, Gone Up in Flames, The Great Escape, + more

Morning Runner were an English alternative rock band from Reading. They released one album, Wilderness Is Paradise Now, following top 20 single "Burning Benches", before their split in ...more
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Jack Cade is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Reading

Albums: This Fiery Road, Blood Red Lips, The River, Dead Weight Walkin', Lord of the empty Manor

Jack Cade has been walking the fiery road as a singer for the last 5 years. Born and raised during the 70’s in the Medway Delta, he grew up at a time when music, art, politics and creative ...more
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Saloon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Reading
Saloon

Albums: Lo-Fi Sounds, Hi-Fi Heart, If We Meet in the Future, Girls Are the New Boys, (This Is) What We Call Progress

Saloon was an English indie musical group from Reading, who formed in 1997 and disbanded in 2004.
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Mr Fogg is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Reading
Genre: Synthpop, Indie & Pop music; Nationality: England

Albums: Keep Your Teeth Sharp EP

Mr Fogg is an electronic musician from Reading, Berkshire, England. He is the grandson of an opera singer and the great grandson of two 19th Century music-hall performers.
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Zoe Rixon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Reading
Genre: Pop music and Trip hop; Nationality: United Kingdom
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National Forest is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Reading
National Forest

Albums: National Forest, One Million, Reflex the Tempo, Soda Lake, Kerrang, + more

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Tripwires is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Reading

Albums: Spacehopper

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No Connection is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Reading

Albums: Love to Hate to Love, Feed the Machine, Deal With It, Justified, Tal es la vida, + more

No Connection are an English classic rock music group based in Reading, Berkshire.