Bands/Musicians List of Famous Bands from Richmond

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

Examples of bands on this list include Lamb of God and Gwar.

If you're wondering, "What bands are from Richmond?" or "What is a list of Richmond bands?" then this list will answer your questions. (56 items)

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Lamb of God is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Richmond
Thrash metal, Groove metal, Melodic death metal Lamb of God is an American groove metal band from Richmond, Virginia. Formed in 1994, the group consists of vocalist Randy Blythe, guitarists Mark Morton and Willie Adler, bassist John Campbell, ...more

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Gwar is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Richmond
Horror punk, Crossover thrash, Thrash metal Gwar, often styled as GWAR, is an American heavy metal band formed in Richmond, Virginia in 1984, composed of and operated by a frequently rotating line-up of musicians, artists and filmmakers ...more

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Aimee Mann is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Richmond
Rock music, Folk music Aimee Mann is an American rock singer, singer-songwriter, bassist and guitarist.

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Sparklehorse is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Richmond
Dream pop, Alternative rock, Indie rock Sparklehorse was an American indie rock band led by the singer and multi-instrumentalist Mark Linkous.

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Rich Mullins is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Richmond
Christian music, Contemporary Christian music Richard Wayne "Rich" Mullins was an American contemporary Christian music singer and songwriter born in Richmond, Indiana. Mullins was best known for his worship songs "Awesome ...more

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Municipal Waste is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Richmond
Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Crust punk Municipal Waste is a crossover thrash band from Richmond, Virginia. They performed at the UK's Download Festival on June 15, 2008. They also joined At the Gates on their "Suicidal Final ...more

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Pat McGee Band is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Richmond
Rock music, Folk music The Pat McGee Band is a rock band from Richmond, Virginia. Formed by frontman Pat McGee, who attended Longwood University in Farmville, VA. On the heels of his solo release From the Wood in ...more

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Randy Blythe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Richmond
Thrash metal, Groove metal, Melodic death metal David Randall "Randy" Blythe is the vocalist and lyricist of American groove metal band Lamb of God and side-project band Halo of Locusts. He also performed guest vocals for Cannabis ...more

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Elliott Yamin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Richmond
Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Contemporary R&B Efraym Elliott Yamin is an American singer known for his hit single "Wait for You" and placing third on the fifth season of American Idol. His self-titled album, released March 20, ...more

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Arto Lindsay is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Richmond
Experimental music Arthur Morgan "Arto" Lindsay is an American guitarist, singer, record producer and experimental composer. He is a 1974 graduate of Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. He has a ...more

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Brian Fechino is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Richmond
Brian Fechino is an American guitarist most known for being a member of the Pat McGee Band; for his own instrumental music, being a studio musician and for being a music producer.

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Strike Anywhere is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Richmond
Melodic hardcore, Punk rock, Post-hardcore Strike Anywhere is a punk rock band from Richmond, Virginia. Formed in 1999 after the demise of frontman Thomas Barnett's previous band, Inquisition, they took their name from the Inquisition ...more

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Keeley Davis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Richmond
Alternative rock, Post-hardcore Keeley Davis is an American alternative rock musician, singer-songwriter and graphic designer from Richmond, Virginia.

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Christopher Williams is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Richmond
Contemporary R&B, New jack swing Christopher Williams born Troy Christopher Williams on August 22, 1967, in The Bronx, New York, U.S. is an American R&B singer and actor.

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Donnie Lewis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Richmond
Hip hop music Shaquan Ian Lewis, also known as Skillz, is an American rapper known for his acclaimed 1996 album From Where???, a reference to his origins in Virginia, not the stereotypical New York City or ...more

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Levi Seacer, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Richmond
Levi Seacer, Jr. is an American musician. He was an early associate of Sheila E. when he was tapped by Prince to form a new touring band after the demise of The Revolution in 1986. Seacer became ...more

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Ann Savoy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Richmond
Adult contemporary music, Folk music, Cajun music Ann Savoy is a musician, author, and record producer.

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Alabama Thunderpussy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Richmond
Heavy metal, Stoner rock, Southern rock Alabama Thunderpussy, originally known as Alabama Thunder Pussy were a stoner metal band from Richmond, Virginia. It was founded by Bryan Cox, Erik Larson and Asechiah Bogdan in 1996.

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Charlotte Diamond is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Richmond
Children's music Charlotte Diamond is a Canadian children’s singer. She has recorded 12 albums including the Juno Award winning 10 Carrot Diamond. Some of her most popular songs include "4 Hugs a Day", ...more

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Engine Down is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Richmond
Emo, Alternative rock, Indie rock Engine Down was an American post-hardcore/emo band from Richmond, Virginia, active from 1996 to 2005. They were a part of the Washington, D.C. area post-hardcore movement, along with bands like ...more

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Savage Resurrection is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Richmond
Savage Resurrection Garage rock, Acid rock, Psychedelic rock The Savage Resurrection were an American psychedelic rock band from the San Francisco Bay area, and were active in between 1967 and 1968. The band were known as one of the youngest psychedelic ...more

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Smoke or Fire is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Richmond
Punk rock Smoke or Fire is an American punk rock band from Boston, Massachusetts. The band originally formed in 1998, when western Massachusetts native Joe McMahon got together with Chris Brand, Bill ...more

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Carbon Leaf is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Richmond
Folk rock, Pop rock, Bluegrass Carbon Leaf is a five-piece band from Richmond, Virginia known for their alt-country, Celtic, and folk-infused Indie Rock.

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Danielle Kimmey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Richmond
Christian music, Pop music, Contemporary Christian music Joy Danielle Kimmey is a singer in the genre of contemporary Christian music who, with her sisters Lisa Kimmey & Andrea Kimmey-Baca, performed for twelve years in the Grammy-nominated group ...more

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VCR is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Richmond
Dance-punk, Synth rock VCR is a punk rock band from Toronto, Ontario. VCR released a self distributed, self titled cassette EP in 2013. In 2014, the band released their "Greatest Hits", a 7" vinyl EP ...more

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Thomas Barnett is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Bands from Richmond
Melodic hardcore, Hardcore punk Thomas Barnett is an American singer-songwriter born in Richmond, Virginia. He is best known for being the singer for the melodic hardcore band Strike Anywhere. Barnett has been the vocalist and ...more

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Lisa Kimmey is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Bands from Richmond
Christian music, Pop music, Contemporary Christian music

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Andrea Kimmey-Baca is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Bands from Richmond
Christian music, Pop music, Contemporary Christian music

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Flattus Maximus is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Bands from Richmond
Thrash metal, Shock rock, Punk rock Flattus Maximus is a fictional character from the 1994 film Skulhedface.

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Unjust is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Bands from Richmond
Groove metal, New Prog, Alternative rock

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Denali is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Bands from Richmond
Denali Indie rock Denali was an American indie band formed in April 2000 in Richmond, Virginia. The group disbanded in 2004, but reunited in 2008 for several performances.

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Rah Bras is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Bands from Richmond
New Wave, Pop music, Rock music Rah Bras is a rock band originally out of Richmond, VA. The band consists of Isabellarah Rubella on synth, Boo Rah on keytar, and Jean Rah on drums, with all three providing vocals. The band has ...more

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Inquisition is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Bands from Richmond
Punk rock, Folk punk, Hardcore punk Inquisition was a punk rock band from Richmond, Virginia, United States. They influenced the local scene, and several members went on to form other bands such as Strike Anywhere, River City ...more

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Dave Brockie Experience is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Bands from Richmond
Dave Brockie Experience Heavy metal, Punk rock The Dave Brockie Experience or DBX was formed of three of the then-current members of Heavy metal band Gwar. The band was composed of David "Oderus Urungus" Brockie, Brad "Jizmak ...more

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Scarlet is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Bands from Richmond
Mathcore, Metalcore Scarlet is a metalcore band from Richmond, Virginia currently on a long term hiatus.

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Birds of Prey is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Bands from Richmond
Birds of Prey Death metal, Southern rock Birds of Prey is a Southern influenced death metal supergroup, hailing from Richmond, Virginia, they released their third full length, The Hellpreacher, through Relapse Records.

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The Ernies is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Bands from Richmond
Ska, Alternative rock The Ernies were a popular American Alternative rock band from Richmond, Virginia. They released two albums on an independent label before signing to Mojo Records and releasing their third album ...more

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Putney Dandridge is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Bands from Richmond
Jazz Louis "Putney" Dandridge was an American bandleader, jazz pianist and vocalist. Born in Richmond, Virginia, Dandridge began performing in 1918 as a pianist in the a revue entitled the ...more

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City of Caterpillar is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Bands from Richmond
Post-rock, Screamo, Punk rock City of Caterpillar was an American band, from Richmond, Virginia. They released a split with pg. 99, a full length album, and an album-length compilation of their demo and some live tracks. The ...more

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Old School Freight Train is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Bands from Richmond
Americana, Folk music, Old-time music Old School Freight Train is a Charlottesville, Virginia-based band that combines bluegrass, jazz, Latin, and Celtic sounds to create their music.

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Four Hundred Years is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Bands from Richmond
Emo, Indie rock, Hardcore punk Four Hundred Years was a melodic screamo band.

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Down to Nothing is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Bands from Richmond
Youth crew, Positive hardcore, Punk rock Down to Nothing are an American straight edge hardcore punk band from Richmond, Virginia. Since their inception in 2000, Down to Nothing have toured all over the world. Their most recent studio ...more

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Kenny Bishop is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Bands from Richmond
Southern Gospel For nearly twenty years Kenny traveled with his dad and his brother in one of Christian music's most popular Southern Gospel trios. The Bishops garnered several industry and fan awards including ...more

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Gregor Samsa is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Bands from Richmond
Gregor Samsa Rock music, Post-rock Gregor Samsa is a band from Virginia formed in 2000 and fronted by Champ Bennett. It takes its name from the main character of Franz Kafka's short story The Metamorphosis. The band's sound, ...more

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Labradford is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Bands from Richmond
Drone music, Post-rock, Ambient music Labradford is a U.S. post-rock musical group from Richmond, Virginia, founded in 1991. They have released six full albums from 1993 to 2001. Though not officially disbanded, its members have ...more

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Count Me Out is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Bands from Richmond
Count Me Out Melodic hardcore, Hardcore punk Count Me Out was an American straight edge hardcore punk band formed in 1997 in Richmond, Virginia. They released one album on Ambassador Records and two on Indecision Records. The band toured ...more

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River City High is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Bands from Richmond
Rock music, Punk rock, Hard rock River City High is a rock band from Richmond, Virginia. Like many Richmond punk bands, they incorporate other influences into their music, specifically classic rock. They formed out of the bands ...more

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One Ring Zero is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Bands from Richmond
World, Art rock, Indie rock One Ring Zero is a modern music group led by Joshua Camp and Michael Hearst that melds many genres and sounds to create a unique type of music.

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The Gaskets is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Bands from Richmond
The Gaskets Synthpop, Rock music, Indie rock The Gaskets was an American synth-pop/rock duo formed in Richmond, Virginia in 2001 by Teddy Blanks and Ross Harman. Known for their frenetic stage presence and high-energy songs, Gaskets ...more

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Four Walls Falling is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Bands from Richmond
Hardcore punk Greta Brinkman Dewey Rowell Bo Steele Taylor Steele vocals Kyle Walker on drums Fed Up! Cliff Farrarr replaced Greta on bass Brett Winletter replaced Dewey on guitar Caine Rose bass Matt Rankin ...more