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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
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal
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 Rick Savage, Joe Elliott, Rick ...more
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Joe Cocker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sheffield
Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music
John Robert "Joe" Cocker, OBE was an English rock, blues and soul singer and musician who came to popularity in the 1960s. He was known for his gritty voice, spasmodic body movement in ...more
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Arctic Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sheffield
Trip hop, Dance-punk, Garage rock
Arctic Monkeys are an English rock band formed in 2002 in High Green, a suburb of Sheffield. The band consists of Alex Turner, Jamie Cook, Nick O'Malley, and Matt Helders. Former band member ...more
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The Human League is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sheffield
Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music
The Human League is an English electronic new wave band formed in Sheffield in 1977. Dare, the band's most popular album, yielded the single "Don't You Want Me", a No. 1 hit in the pop ...more
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Bring Me The Horizon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sheffield
Deathcore, Metalcore, Heavy metal
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
Indie pop, Britpop, Alternative rock
Pulp are an English alternative rock band who formed in Sheffield in 1978. Their best-known line-up from their heyday consisted of Jarvis Cocker, Candida Doyle, Russell Senior, Mark Webber, ...more
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ABC is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sheffield
Synthpop, New Wave, Disco
ABC are an English new wave group that first came to prominence in the early 1980s. Their 1982 debut album, The Lexicon of Love, was a UK number one and they achieved ten UK and five US Top 40 ...more
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Cabaret Voltaire is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sheffield
Acid house, Synthpop, New Wave
Cabaret Voltaire are an English music group from Sheffield. Initially composed of Stephen Mallinder, Richard H. Kirk, and Chris Watson the group was named after Cabaret Voltaire, a nightclub in ...more
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LFO is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sheffield
Acid house, Electronic music, Intelligent dance music
LFO was a British electronic music act on the Warp Records label. LFO were pioneers of the bass-heavy techno, IDM, and acid house music of the late 1980s to mid-1990s. Originally, the group was ...more
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Moloko is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sheffield
Nu jazz, Downtempo, Trip hop
Moloko were an English-Irish music duo from Sheffield, England. The duo consisted of Róisín Murphy from Arklow, Ireland and Mark Brydon, from Sunderland, England.
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The Pigeon Detectives is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sheffield
New Wave, Garage rock, Alternative rock
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
Synthpop, Electronic dance music, Electronica
Philip "Phil" Oakey is an English composer, singer, songwriter and producer. He is best known as the lead singer, lead songwriter, frontman and co-founder of the English synthpop band ...more
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Derek Bailey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sheffield
Avant-garde jazz, Free funk, Free jazz
Derek Bailey was an English avant-garde guitarist and leading figure in the free improvisation movement.
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65daysofstatic is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sheffield
Electronic music, Experimental rock, Instrumental rock
65daysofstatic are an instrumental electronic post/math rock band. Formed in Sheffield, England, in 2001, the band is composed of Paul Wolinski, Joe Shrewsbury, Rob Jones and Simon Wright. The ...more
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Reverend and The Makers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sheffield
Synthpop, Rock music, Electro
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
Blue-eyed soul, Pop rock, Soft rock
Paul Melvyn Carrack is an English singer, songwriter and musician who has recorded as both a solo artist and as a member of several popular bands. The BBC dubbed Carrack "The Man with the ...more
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Comsat Angels is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sheffield
New Wave, Post-punk
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
Synthpop
Joanne Catherall is one of the two female vocalists of the English synthpop band The Human League. In October 1980, Catherall was an unknown 18-year old school girl when she and her best friend ...more
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Martyn Ware is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sheffield
Electronic dance music, Electronica
Martyn Ware is a British musician and music producer. As a founder member of both The Human League and Heaven 17, he was partly responsible for hit records such as "Being Boiled" and ...more
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Ian Burden is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sheffield
Synthpop
Ian Charles Burden is an English musician who played keyboards and bass guitar with synthpop band The Human League, between 1981 and 1989. He attended The King's School in Peterborough, as a ...more
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Arthur Alexander is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sheffield
Soul music, Country
Arthur Alexander was an American country songwriter and soul singer. Jason Ankeny, music critic for Allmusic, said Alexander was a "country-soul pioneer" and that, though largely ...more
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Ian Craig Marsh is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sheffield
Synthpop
Ian Craig Marsh is an English musician. He was a founding member of the electronic band The Human League, writing and playing on their first two albums and several singles, until leaving in 1980 ...more
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Susan Ann Sulley is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sheffield
Synthpop
Susan Ann Sulley, formerly known as Susanne Sulley and Susan Ann Gayle, is a British singer and one of the two female vocalists of the synthpop group The Human League. Born and raised in ...more
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Mark White is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sheffield
New Wave, Rock music
Mark Andrew White is an English musician, best known for being part of the pop band ABC, from 1980 to 1992. His last contribution to the band was their 1991 album, Abracadabara.
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Bromheads Jacket is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sheffield
Garage rock, Indie rock
Bromheads are a two-piece English garage rock band originating from Sheffield, England.