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List of Famous Bands from Sheffield

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List of Sheffield bands, listed by their level of fame. This Sheffield musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Sheffield bands are included, as well as many Sheffield musicians of underground status. This list of Sheffield 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 Sheffield 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 bands range from Def Leppard to Joe Cocker.

If you're wondering, "What bands are from Sheffield?" or "What is a list of Sheffield bands?" then this list will answer your questions. (50 items)
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Def Leppard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sheffield

Albums: Hysteria, Pyromania, On Through the Night, Pour Some Sugar on Me, Adrenalize, + more

Def Leppard are an English rock band formed in 1977 in Sheffield as part of the new wave of British heavy metal movement. Since 1992, the band has consisted of Joe Elliott (lead vocals), Rick ...more

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Joe Cocker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sheffield
Genre: Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul & Rock music; Nationality: England

Albums: Joe Cocker, Mad Dogs & Englishmen, Night Calls, Sheffield Steel, Best Ballads, + more

John Robert Cocker (20 May 1944 – 22 December 2014), better known as Joe Cocker, was an English singer. He was known for his gritty voice, spasmodic body movement in performance, and distinctive ...more

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Arctic Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sheffield

Albums: Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not, Favourite Worst Nightmare, Humbug, Suck It and See, + more

Arctic Monkeys is an English rock band formed in Sheffield in 2002. The group consists of Alex Turner (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Matt Helders (drums, vocals), Jamie Cook (guitar, keyboards) ...more

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The Human League is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sheffield

Albums: Dare, Greatest Hits, Hysteria, Love and Dancing, Octopus, + more

The Human League are an English synth-pop band formed in Sheffield in 1977. Initially an experimental electronic outfit, the group signed to Virgin Records in 1979 and later attained widespread ...more

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Bring Me The Horizon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sheffield

Albums: Count Your Blessings, Suicide Season, There Is a Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It. There Is a Heaven, Let's Keep It a Secret, + more

Bring Me the Horizon are a British metalcore band from Sheffield, Yorkshire. Formed in 2003, the group currently consists of lead vocalist Oliver Sykes, lead guitarist Lee Malia, bassist Matt ...more

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Pulp is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sheffield

Albums: Different Class, This Is Hardcore, His 'n' Hers, We Love Life, Razzmatazz, + more

Pulp were an English rock band formed in Sheffield in 1978. Their best-known line-up from their heyday (1992–1997) consisted of Jarvis Cocker (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Candida Doyle ...more

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ABC is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sheffield

Albums: The Lexicon of Love, How to Be a Zillionaire, Alphabet City, Traffic, Up, + more

ABC are an English pop band that formed in Sheffield in 1980. Their classic line-up consisted of lead singer Martin Fry, guitarist and keyboardist Mark White, saxophonist Stephen Singleton and ...more

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Cabaret Voltaire is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sheffield

Albums: The Arm of the Lord, Micro-Phonies, Mix-Up, Radiation, Body and Soul, + more

Cabaret Voltaire are an English music group formed in Sheffield in 1973 and initially composed of Stephen Mallinder, Richard H. Kirk, and Chris Watson. The group was named after the Cabaret ...more

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LFO is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sheffield

Albums: We Are Back, LFO, LFO (remix), AFX / LFO, Frequencies, + more

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Moloko is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sheffield

Albums: Things to Make and Do, Do You Like My Tight Sweater?, I Am Not a Doctor, Statues, All Back to the Mine, + more

Moloko were an English-Irish electronic music duo formed in Sheffield, England, consisting of vocalist Róisín Murphy and producer Mark Brydon. Blending elements of trip hop, ...more

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The Pigeon Detectives is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sheffield

Albums: Take Her Back, Romantic Type, Everybody Wants Me, Emergency, Wait for Me, + more

The Pigeon Detectives are an English indie rock band from Rothwell in Leeds, West Yorkshire, who formed in 2004. They performed at the Reading and Leeds Festivals in 2006, where they were tagged ...more
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Philip Oakey is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sheffield
Genre: Synthpop, Electronic dance music & Electronica; Nationality: England

Albums: Philip Oakey & Giorgio Moroder, Be My Lover Now, Good-Bye Bad Times, Together in Electric Dreams

Philip Oakey (born 2 October 1955) is an English singer, songwriter and record producer. He is best known as the lead singer, songwriter, and co-founder of English synth-pop band the Human ...more

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Derek Bailey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sheffield

Albums: Music and Dance, The Topography of the Lungs, Harras, Yankees, Fairly Early With Postscripts, + more

Derek Bailey may refer to: Derek Bailey (guitarist) (1930–2005), English avant-garde guitarist Derek Bailey (tribal chairman) (born 1972), Native American tribal chairman and US Congressional ...more
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65daysofstatic is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sheffield

Albums: The Fall of Math, The Destruction of Small Ideas, One Time for All Time, Silent Running, Hole, + more

65daysofstatic (often abbreviated as 65dos, 65days, or simply 65) are an experimental band from Sheffield, England. Formed in 2001, the band is composed of instrumentalists Paul Wolinski, Joe ...more
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Reverend and The Makers ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sheffield

Albums: The State of Things, Heavyweight Champion of the World, A French Kiss in the Chaos, Reverend and the Makers: Live in the UK, Thirty Two, + more

Reverend and The Makers are a band based in Sheffield, Yorkshire. They are signed to Wall of Sound. The band is fronted by Jon McClure, nicknamed "The Reverend". The band's debut album ...more

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Paul Carrack is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sheffield
Genre: Blue-eyed soul, Pop rock & Soft rock; Nationality: England

Albums: Satisfy My Soul, Groovin', Collected, Rewired, One Good Reason, + more

Paul Melvyn Carrack (born 22 April 1951) is an English singer, songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist who has recorded as both a solo artist and as a member of several popular bands. The ...more

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Comsat Angels is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sheffield

Albums: Fiction, Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-Precious Stones – The BBC Sessions 1979–1984, Waiting for a Miracle, 7 Day Weekend, Fire on the Moon, + more

The Comsat Angels were an English post-punk band from Sheffield and Doncaster, England, initially active from 1978 to 1995. Their music has been described as "abstract pop songs with spare ...more
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Joanne Catherall is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sheffield
Genre: Synthpop; Nationality: England
Joanne Catherall (born 18 September 1962) is an English singer who is one of two female vocalists in the English synth-pop band the Human League. In October 1980, Catherall was an unknown ...more
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Martyn Ware is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sheffield
Genre: Electronic dance music and Electronica; Nationality: United Kingdom

Albums: Spectrum Pursuit Vehicle

Martyn Ware (born 19 May 1956) is an English musician, composer, arranger, record producer, and music programmer. As a founding member of both The Human League and Heaven 17, Ware was partly ...more
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Ian Burden is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sheffield
Ian Charles Burden (born 24 December 1957) is an English musician who played keyboards and bass guitar with The Human League, initially as a session musician, and later full-time, between 1981 ...more
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Arthur Alexander is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sheffield
Genre: Soul music and Country; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Greatest Hits, You Better Move On, Story of Rock n Roll, The Ultimate Arthur Alexander, Rainbow Road: The Warner Bros Recordings, + more

Arthur Alexander (May 10, 1940 – June 9, 1993) was an American country songwriter and soul singer. Jason Ankeny, music critic for Allmusic, said Alexander was a "country-soul pioneer" ...more
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Ian Craig Marsh is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sheffield
Genre: Synthpop; Nationality: England
Ian Craig Marsh (born 11 November 1956) is an English musician and composer. He was a founding member of the electronic band the Human League, writing and playing on their first two albums and ...more
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Susan Ann Sulley is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sheffield
Genre: Synthpop; Nationality: England
Susan Ann Sulley (born 22 March 1963), formerly known as Susanne Sulley and Susan Ann Gayle, is an English singer who is one of the two female vocalists in the synth-pop band the Human League. ...more
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Mark White is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sheffield
Genre: New Wave and Rock music; Nationality: United Kingdom
Mark Andrew White (born 1 April 1961) is an English singer, songwriter, composer, musician and record producer. Born in Sheffield, England, White first entered the music industry in the late ...more
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Bromheads Jacket is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sheffield

Albums: Dits From the Commuter Belt, On the Brain, When You Wasn't Famous, What If's + Maybe's, Lesley Parlafitt, + more

Bromheads are a two-piece English garage rock band originating from Sheffield, England.