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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.

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    Lamb of God

    Thrash metal, Groove metal

    AlbumsSacrament, Ashes of the Wake, As the Palaces Burn, Burn the Priest, New American Gospel

    Lamb of God (sometimes abbreviated as LoG) is an American heavy metal band from Richmond, Virginia. Formed in 1994 as Burn the Priest, the group consists of bassist John Campbell, vocalist Randy...  more

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    Horror punk, Crossover thrash

    AlbumsScumdogs of the Universe, Beyond Hell, Lust in Space, RagNaRok, Blood Drive 2002

    Gwar, often stylized 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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  • 3

    Aimee Mann

    Rock music, Folk music

    AlbumsI'm With Stupid, Bachelor No. 2, Lost in Space, @&*! Smilers, Live at St. Ann's Warehouse

    Aimee Mann (born September 8, 1960) is an American singer-songwriter. Mann began her career in the 1980s as the bassist and a vocalist for 'Til Tuesday, and wrote their top-ten single "Voices Carry"....  more

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  • 4


    Dream pop, Alternative rock

    AlbumsIt's a Wonderful Life, Dark Night of the Soul, Good Morning Spider, Dreamt for Light Years in the Belly of a Mountain, Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot

    Sparklehorse was an American indie rock band led by the singer and multi-instrumentalist Mark Linkous....  more
  • 5

    Rich Mullins

    Christian music, Contemporary Christian music

    AlbumsA Liturgy, a Legacy & a Ragamuffin Band, Never Picture Perfect, Songs, Pictures in the Sky

    Richard Wayne Mullins (October 21, 1955 – September 19, 1997) was an American contemporary Christian music singer and songwriter best known for his worship songs "Awesome God" and "Step by Step"....  more

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  • 6

    Municipal Waste

    Crossover thrash, Thrash metal

    AlbumsHazardous Mutation, Massive Aggressive, The Art of Partying, Waste ’Em All, The Fatal Feast

    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 Tour" along...  more
  • 7

    Pat McGee Band

    Rock music, Folk music

    AlbumsShine, Vintage Stages Live, Revel, Save Me, General Admission

    The Pat McGee Band is a rock band from Richmond, Virginia. Formed by frontman Pat McGee, who attended Longwood College in Farmville, VA. On the heels of his solo release From the Wood in 1995, the...  more
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    Randy Blythe

    Thrash metal, Groove metal
    David Randall "Randy" Blythe (born February 21, 1971) is an American singer, best known as the lead vocalist and lyricist of American heavy metal band Lamb of God. He has also performed guest vocals...  more
  • 9

    Elliott Yamin

    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

    AlbumsElliott Yamin, Fight for Love, Let's Get to What's Real, My Kind of Holiday, The Elliott Yamin Holiday Collection

    Efraym Elliott Yamin (Arabic: افرايم إليوت يامين‎; Hebrew: אפרים אליוט ימין‎; born July 20, 1978) is an American singer known for his hit single "Wait for You" and for placing third on the fifth...  more
  • 10

    Arto Lindsay

    Experimental music

    AlbumsNoon Chill, Hyper Civilizado, O Corpo Sutil (The Subtle Body), Mundo Civilizado, Invoke

    Arthur Morgan "Arto" Lindsay (born May 28, 1953) is an American guitarist, singer, record producer and experimental composer. He first achieved recognition as part of New York no wave group DNA in...  more
  • 11
    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....  more
  • 12

    Strike Anywhere

    Melodic hardcore, Punk rock

    AlbumsDead FM, Exit English, Change Is a Sound, Chorus of One, In Defiance of Empty Times

    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 song...  more
  • 13

    Keeley Davis

    Alternative rock, Post-hardcore
    Keeley Davis (born January 4, 1976) is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter and graphic designer. He is best known as a member of the post-hardcore band At the Drive-In, with whom he has...  more
  • 14

    Christopher Williams

    Contemporary R&B, New jack swing

    AlbumsAdventures in Paradise, Changes, Not a Perfect Man, Real Men Do

    Troy Christopher Williams (born August 22, 1967) is an American singer–songwriter and actor. Williams, who emerged during the late 1980s as a recording artist for Geffen Records, has scored many R&B...  more
  • 15

    Donnie Lewis

    Hip hop music

    AlbumsFrom Where???, Confessions of a Ghostwriter, I Ain't Mad No More, The Million Dollar Backpack, Thoughts Become Things

    Shaqwan Donnie Lewis, (born June 2, 1974) also known as Skillz, or Mad Skillz is an American rapper known for his acclaimed 1996 album From Where???, a reference to his origins in Virginia, not a...  more
  • 16
    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 the...  more
  • 17

    Ann Savoy

    Adult contemporary music, Folk music

    AlbumsAdieu False Heart, If Dreams Come True, Black Coffee, Walk Away Renée

    Ann Savoy (; born Ann Allen on January 20, 1952) is a musician, author, and record producer....  more
  • 18

    Alabama Thunderpussy

    Heavy metal, Stoner rock

    AlbumsRiver City Revival, Open Fire, Constellation, Staring at the Divine, Fulton Hill

    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....  more

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  • 19

    Charlotte Diamond

    Children's music

    Albums10 Carrot Diamond, Diamond in the Rough, The Christmas Gift, Diamonds & Daydreams, My Bear Gruff

    Charlotte Diamond, (born 31 July 1945) 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...  more
  • 20

    Engine Down

    Emo, Alternative rock

    AlbumsEngine Down, Demure, To Bury Within the Sound, Under the Pretense of Present Tense, A Sign of Breath

    Engine Down was an American rock 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 The Dismemberment...  more
  • 21

    Savage Resurrection

    Garage rock, Acid rock

    AlbumsThe Savage Resurrection

    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 rock...  more
  • 22

    Smoke or Fire

    Punk rock

    AlbumsThe Speakeasy, This Sinking Ship, Prehistoric Knife Fight, Above the City, Worker's Union

    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
  • 23

    Carbon Leaf

    Folk rock, Pop rock

    AlbumsEcho Echo, Meander, Ghost Dragon Attacks Castle, Indian Summer, Nothing Rhymes With Woman

    Carbon Leaf is a five-piece band from Richmond, Virginia known for their alt-country, Celtic, and folk-infused Indie Rock....  more

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    Danielle Kimmey

    Christian music, Pop music
    Joy Danielle Kimmey (born October 20, 1982) 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...  more
  • 25


    Dance-punk, Synth rock

    AlbumsPower Destiny, VCR EP

    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 with credit to Barfbag...  more