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List of Famous Bands from Sydney

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

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    Blues-rock, Boogie rock
    AC/DC are an Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus...  more

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    Keith Urban

    Country pop, Contemporary Country
    Keith Lionel Urban (born 26 October 1967) is a New Zealand singer, songwriter and record...  more

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    Michael Hutchence

    New Wave, Rock music
    Michael Kelland John Hutchence (22 January 1960 – 22 November 1997) was an Australian...  more

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    #116 of 489 The Best Rock Vocalists#83 of 739 The Best Singers Of All Time

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    New Wave, Rock music
    INXS (pronounced "in excess") were an Australian rock band, formed as The Farriss Brothers in...  more

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    #119 of 263 The Greatest Classic Rock Bands#140 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

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    Rick Springfield

    Pop music, Rock music
    Richard Lewis Springthorpe (born 23 August 1949) is an Australian-American musician and actor,...  more

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    Synthpop, New Wave
    Icehouse is an Australian rock band, formed as Flowers in 1977 in Sydney. Initially known in...  more

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    Midnight Oil

    Rock music, Alternative rock
    Midnight Oil (known informally as "The Oils") are an Australian rock band composed of Peter...  more

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    Delta Goodrem

    Adult contemporary music, Ballad
    Delta Lea Goodrem (born 9 November 1984) is an Australian singer, songwriter, and actress....  more

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    Men at Work

    New Wave, Pop music
    Men at Work was an Australian rock band, which formed in 1978. Their founding mainstay was...  more

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    Sick Puppies

    Nu metal, Rock music
    Sick Puppies are an Australian rock band, formed in 1997. Sick Puppies rose to prominence in...  more

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    The Presets

    Synthpop, New Wave
    The Presets are an electronic music duo consisting of Australian musicians Julian Hamilton and...  more

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    The Vines

    Rock music, Garage punk
    The Vines may refer to: The Vines, Oxford, a historic house in Oxford, England The Vines,...  more


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    Hillsong Music is Christian music produced by Hillsong Church in Sydney, Australia as well as...  more
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    Emma Anzai

    Rock music, Emo
    Emma Anzai is a musical artist....  more
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    Synthpop, New Wave
    SPK were an Australian industrial music and noise music group formed in 1978. They were...  more

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    #180 of 320 The Best New Wave Bands#85 of 200 The Best Darkwave Bands/Artists

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    Synthpunk, Synthpop
    Angelspit is an electronic music band originally from Sydney, Australia and currently based in...  more

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    #78 of 224 The Best Industrial Bands#92 of 274 The Best Industrial Metal Bands

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    Sam Sparro

    Synthpop, Electro
    Samuel Falson (born 8 November 1982), better known by his stage name Sam Sparro, is an...  more
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    The Easybeats

    Rock music, Pop rock
    The Easybeats were an Australian rock band. They formed in Sydney in late 1964 and disbanded...  more

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    #299 of 416 The Best Pop Rock Bands & Artists#29 of 146 The Best Ever Garage Rock Bands

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    Jamie O'Neal (born 3 June 1966) is an Australian country singer and songwriter. In 2000,...  more

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    #140 of 160 The Top Female Country Singers#21 of 34 The Best Country Singers Who Weren't Born in America

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    Spy Vs Spy

    Pub rock, Ska
    Spy vs Spy, also known as v. Spy v. Spy, The Drug Grannies and The Spies, are an Australian...  more

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    Mortal Sin

    Thrash metal, Heavy metal
    Mortal Sin are an Australian thrash metal band that formed in 1985, and arguably the first...  more
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    The Potbelleez

    Synthpop, Electro
    The Potbelleez are a three piece Irish-Australian electro-house and dance music group, which...  more
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    Craig Nicholls

    Garage punk, Garage rock
    Craig Robert Nicholls (born 31 August 1977) is an Australian musician, best known as the lead...  more

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    Hip hop music
    Romy Hoffman, (born ca. 1980) is an Australian-born song writer and musician, who has...  more
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    Radio Birdman

    Garage rock, Protopunk
    Radio Birdman was one of the first Australian independent bands to carry the punk label, along...  more

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