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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.

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    Def Leppard

    Glam metal, Rock music
    Def Leppard are an English rock band formed in 1977 in Sheffield as part of the new wave of...  more

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    Joe Cocker

    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul
    John Robert Cocker (20 May 1944 – 22 December 2014), better known as Joe Cocker, was an...  more

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    Arctic Monkeys

    Trip hop, Dance-punk
    Arctic Monkeys is an English rock band formed in Sheffield in 2002. The group consists of Alex...  more

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    The Human League

    Synthpop, New Wave
    The Human League are an English synth-pop band formed in Sheffield in 1977. Initially an...  more

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    Bring Me The Horizon

    Deathcore, Metalcore
    Bring Me the Horizon are a British metalcore band from Sheffield, Yorkshire. Formed in 2003,...  more

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    Indie pop, Britpop
    Pulp were an English rock band formed in Sheffield in 1978. Their best-known line-up from...  more

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    Synthpop, New Wave
    ABC are an English pop band that formed in Sheffield in 1980. Their classic line-up consisted...  more

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    Cabaret Voltaire

    Acid house, Synthpop
    Cabaret Voltaire are an English music group formed in Sheffield in 1973 and initially composed...  more
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    Acid house, Electronic music
    LFO may refer to: Low-frequency oscillation, an electronic signal, which is usually below 20...  more
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    Nu jazz, Downtempo
    Moloko were an English-Irish electronic music duo formed in Sheffield, England, consisting of...  more

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    The Pigeon Detectives

    New Wave, Garage rock
    The Pigeon Detectives are an English indie rock band from Rothwell in Leeds, West Yorkshire,...  more

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    Philip Oakey

    Synthpop, Electronic dance music
    Philip Oakey (born 2 October 1955) is an English singer, songwriter and record producer. He is...  more

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    Derek Bailey

    Avant-garde jazz, Free funk
    Derek Bailey may refer to: Derek Bailey (guitarist) (1930–2005), English avant-garde...  more
  • 14


    Electronic music, Experimental rock
    65daysofstatic (often abbreviated as 65dos, 65days, or simply 65) are an experimental band...  more
  • 15

    Reverend and The Makers

    Synthpop, Rock music
    Reverend and The Makers are a band based in Sheffield, Yorkshire. They are signed to Wall of...  more
  • 16

    Paul Carrack

    Blue-eyed soul, Pop rock
    Paul Melvyn Carrack (born 22 April 1951) is an English singer, songwriter, composer and...  more
  • 17

    Comsat Angels

    New Wave, Post-punk
    The Comsat Angels were an English post-punk band from Sheffield and Doncaster, England,...  more
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    Joanne Catherall (born 18 September 1962) is an English singer who is one of two female...  more
  • 19

    Martyn Ware

    Electronic dance music, Electronica
    Martyn Ware (born 19 May 1956) is an English musician, composer, arranger, record producer,...  more
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    Ian Burden

    Ian Charles Burden (born 24 December 1957) is an English musician who played keyboards and...  more
  • 21

    Arthur Alexander

    Soul music, Country
    Arthur Alexander (May 10, 1940 – June 9, 1993) was an American country songwriter and soul...  more
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    Ian Craig Marsh (born 11 November 1956) is an English musician and composer. He was a founding...  more
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    Susan Ann Sulley (born 22 March 1963), formerly known as Susanne Sulley and Susan Ann Gayle,...  more
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    Mark White

    New Wave, Rock music
    Mark Andrew White (born 1 April 1961) is an English singer, songwriter, composer, musician and...  more
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    Bromheads Jacket

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