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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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AC/DC is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sydney
Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music
AC/DC are an Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who continued as members until Malcolm's illness and departure in 2014. Commonly referred to ...more
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Keith Urban is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sydney
Country pop, Contemporary Country, Country rock
Keith Lionel Urban is a New Zealand-born Australian country music singer, songwriter, guitarist, entrepreneur and music competition judge. In 1991, he released a self-titled debut album, and ...more
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Michael Hutchence is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sydney
New Wave, Rock music, Alternative rock
Michael Kelland John Hutchence was an Australian musician and actor. He was a founding member, lead singer and lyricist of rock band INXS from 1977 until his death in 1997. Hutchence was a ...more
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INXS is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sydney
New Wave, Rock music, Dance-rock
INXS was an Australian rock band, formed as The Farriss Brothers in 1977 in Sydney, New South Wales. They began playing covers in Western Australian pubs and clubs occasionally mixed with some ...more
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Rick Springfield is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sydney
Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock
Rick Springfield is an Australian musician, singer-songwriter, actor and author. He was a member of the pop rock group Zoot from 1969 to 1971, then started his solo career with his début ...more
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Icehouse is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sydney
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music
Icehouse is an Australian rock band, formed as Flowers in 1977 in Sydney. Initially known in Australia for their pub rock style, they later achieved mainstream success playing new wave and ...more
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Midnight Oil is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sydney
Rock music, Alternative rock, Progressive rock
Midnight Oil were an Australian rock band originally performing as Farm from 1972 with drummer Rob Hirst, bass guitarist Andrew James and keyboard player/lead guitarist Jim Moginie. While ...more
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Delta Goodrem is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sydney
Adult contemporary music, Ballad, Pop music
Delta Lea Goodrem is an Australian singer-songwriter and actress. Born and raised in Sydney, New South Wales, she enrolled in dancing, acting, singing and piano classes at a young age. She began ...more
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Men at Work is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sydney
New Wave, Pop music, Rock music
Men at Work was an Australian rock band, which formed in 1978. Their founding mainstay was Colin Hay on lead vocals; he formed the group with Jerry Speiser on drums and Ron Strykert on lead ...more
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Sick Puppies is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sydney
Nu metal, Rock music, Emo
Sick Puppies is an Australian rock band, formed in 1997. Sick Puppies rose to prominence in 2006 when their song "All the Same" was uploaded along with a video to YouTube. The video ...more
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The Presets is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sydney
Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic body music
The Presets are an electronic music duo consisting of Australian musicians Julian Hamilton and Kim Moyes. The Presets were the first electronic act to win "Album of The Year" at the ...more
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The Vines is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sydney
Rock music, Garage punk, Garage rock
The Vines are an Australian rock band formed in 1994 in Sydney. Their sound has been described as a musical hybrid of 1960s garage rock and 1990s alternative rock. The band's current line-up ...more
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Hillsong Music is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sydney
Hillsong Music is Christian music produced by Hillsong Church in Sydney, Australia as well as offshoot churches, Hillsong London and Hillsong Kiev. Hillsong albums are released and distributed ...more
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Emma Anzai is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sydney
Rock music, Emo, Post-grunge
Emma Anzai is a musical artist.
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SPK is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sydney
Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music
SPK were an Australian industrial music and noise music group formed in 1978. They were fronted by mainstay member, Graeme Revell on keyboards and percussion. In 1980 the group travelled to the ...more
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Angelspit is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sydney
Synthpunk, Synthpop, Electro-industrial
Angelspit is an electronic music band originally from Sydney, Australia and currently based in the United States. The band was formed in 2004 by vocalists/synthesists Destroyx and ZooG. The ...more
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Sam Sparro is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sydney
Synthpop, Electro, House music
Samuel Falson, better known by his stage name Sam Sparro, is an Australian singer-songwriter and music producer. His stage name was derived from a family nickname, which in turn was inspired by ...more
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The Easybeats is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sydney
Rock music, Pop rock, Rock and roll
The Easybeats were an Australian rock band. They formed in Sydney in late 1964 and disbanded at the end of 1969. They are regarded as the greatest Australian pop band of the 1960s, echoing the ...more
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Jamie O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sydney
Country
Jamie O'Neal is an Australian country singer and songwriter. In 2000, O'Neal released her first studio album, Shiver. The album included the back-to-back number one singles "There Is No ...more
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Spy Vs Spy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sydney
Pub rock, Ska
Spy vs Spy, also known as v. Spy v. Spy, The Drug Grannies and The Spies, are an Australian ska/pub rock band from Sydney formed in 1981. They became known for tackling political issues through ...more
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Mortal Sin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sydney
Thrash metal, Heavy metal
Mortal Sin are an Australian thrash metal band that formed in 1985, and arguably the first band in Australia to play purely thrash metal. The band have split up and reformed numerous times.
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The Potbelleez is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sydney
Synthpop, Electro, Electronic music
The Potbelleez are a three piece Irish-Australian electro-house and dance music group, which formed in 2003 as a duo by DJs Dave Goode and Jonny Sonic. In 2005 they were joined by rapper Blue MC ...more
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Craig Nicholls is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sydney
Garage punk, Garage rock, Grunge
Craig Robert Nicholls, is an Australian musician, best known as the lead singer, songwriter and guitarist of the Australian alternative rock band The Vines, of which he is the only mainstay ...more
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Macromantics is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sydney
Hip hop music
Romy Hoffman, is a song writer and musician, who has performed under the name Macromantics, 'Romy' and 'AGENDER'. She used to be based in Melbourne and now lives in Los Angeles .
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Radio Birdman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sydney
Garage rock, Protopunk, Punk rock
Radio Birdman were one of the first Australian punk bands, along with The Saints. They were formed by Deniz Tek and Rob Younger in Sydney in 1974. The group influenced the work of many ...more