Bands/Musicians 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

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Hoodoo Gurus is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sydney
New Wave, Rock music, College rock Hoodoo Gurus are an Australian rock band, formed in Sydney in 1981, by the mainstay Dave Faulkner and later joined by Richard Grossman, Mark Kingsmill, and Brad Shepherd. Their popularity peaked ...more

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Rebecca St. James is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sydney
Christian music, Contemporary Christian music, Christian rock Rebecca Jean Fink, known professionally as Rebecca Jean or Rebecca St. James is an Australian Christian pop rock singer, songwriter, musician, author, and actress. She began performing in ...more

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Peter Andre is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sydney
Urban contemporary, Progressive metal, Pop music Peter James Andrea, mostly known as Peter Andre, is an English-born Australian singer, songwriter, businessman, presenter and television personality best known for his successful chart-topping ...more

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Sherrié Austin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sydney
Country Sherrie Veronica Krenn, known professionally as Sherrié Austin, is an Australian actress and singer. Active as a singer since her teenage years, Austin initially recorded as one half of ...more

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Darlene Zschech is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sydney
Christian music, Contemporary Christian music Darlene Joyce Zschech is an Australian Pentecostal Christian worship leader and singer-songwriter who primarily writes praise and worship songs. Described as a "pioneer of the modern ...more

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Human Nature is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sydney
Doo-wop, Pop music, Boy band Human Nature is an Australian pop vocal group. They formed in 1989, originally as a doo-wop group called The 4 Trax, while the members were schoolmates in Sydney. After signing with Sony Music ...more

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Alex K is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sydney
Pop music, House music, Hard dance Alex Karbouris, known professionally as Alex K, is an Australian music producer, singer, songwriter and DJ. He is known for being one of the pioneers of the music genre 'NRG', and his Ultimate ...more

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Bliss n Eso is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sydney
Hip hop music, Australian hip hop Bliss n Eso are a Multi Platinum ARIA Award-winning Australian hip hop band based in Sydney, and were originally known as Bliss N' Esoterikizm for their debut EP The Arrival. Bliss N Eso are ...more

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Rolf Harris is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sydney
Folk music, Dance music, Comedy music Rolf Harris is an Australian entertainer. His career has encompassed work as a musician, singer-songwriter, composer, comedian, actor, painter and television personality. Harris lived in Bray, ...more

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Rose Tattoo is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sydney
Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal Rose Tattoo is an Australian rock and roll band, now led by Angry Anderson, that was formed in Sydney in 1976. Their sound is hard rock mixed with blues rock influences, with songs including ...more

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Bob Daisley is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sydney
Blues-rock, Folk rock, Heavy metal Robert John "Bob" Daisley is an Australian musician and author. A bassist and songwriter, he has performed with numerous acts since the 1970s, most notably Black Sabbath, Rainbow, Ozzy ...more

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Sneaky Sound System is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sydney
Synthpop, Pop music, Dance-punk Sneaky Sound System are an Australian dance music group formed in late 2001 by Black Angus on guitar, MC Double D on vocoder and vocals, Damien Hesse and Nick Broadhurst on saxophone. They were ...more

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Ryan Griffiths is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sydney
Garage rock, Neo-psychedelia, Post-grunge Ryan Griffiths is an Australian musician. From March 2002 to December 2011 he was a member of garage rock band, The Vines. Craig Nicholls, who founded the group, realised while touring for the ...more

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Crime and the City Solution is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sydney
Art rock, Art punk, Post-punk Crime & the City Solution are an Australian rock music band, which formed in late 1977 by singer-songwriter and mainstay, Simon Bonney. They disbanded in 1979 without any recordings. In late ...more

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Severed Heads is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sydney
Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music Severed Heads were an Australian electronic music group founded in 1979 as Mr. and Mrs. No Smoking Sign. The original members were Richard Fielding and Andrew Wright, who were soon joined by Tom ...more

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The Amenta is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sydney
Industrial metal, Black metal, Industrial music The Amenta are an Australian metal band formed in 1997 as Crucible of Agony. By 2002 the line-up was Cessium 137 on lead vocals, Diazanon on drums, Ethion on guitar, Endrin on bass guitar and ...more

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Sunnyboys is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sydney
Power pop, Alternative rock, Punk rock Sunnyboys are an Australian post-punk, power pop band formed in Sydney in 1980. Fronted by singer-songwriter, guitarist Jeremy Oxley, the band "breathed some freshness and vitality into the ...more

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Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sydney
Heavy metal, Acid rock, Progressive rock Buffalo were an Australian rock band formed in August 1971 by founding mainstay Dave Tice on lead vocals. Fellow founders, also from Head, were Paul Balbi on drums, John Baxter on guitar, and ...more

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Nazxul is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sydney
Black metal, Heavy metal Nazxul is a black metal band from Sydney, Australia. Nazxul has released two albums, an EP and several split releases with other bands.

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The Trilobites is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sydney
Rock music, Power pop The Trilobites were an Australian power pop/rock band formed in Sydney in June, 1984. Original Trilobites were: Mike Dalton on vocals, Scott Leighton on bass guitar, Martin Martini & Paul ...more

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Sadistik Exekution is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sydney
Black metal, Heavy metal, Death metal Sadistik Exekution is a death metal band from Sydney, Australia. The band formed in 1985 and has existed somewhat sporadically ever since. While last playing live in 1999, the band recorded two ...more

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Sound Unlimited Posse is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sydney
Sound Unlimited Posse Hip hop music Sound Unlimited, formerly known as Sound Unlimited Posse and Westside Posse, was an Australian hip hop group from Sydney, New South Wales and the first Australian hip hop act signed to a major ...more

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Art vs. Science is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sydney
Pop music, Dance-punk, Rock music Art vs. Science are an Australian electronic dance band based in Sydney, New South Wales. Formed in February 2008, the three-piece consists of James Finn on vocals and keyboards; Daniel McNamee ...more

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Skunkhour is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sydney
Hip hop music, Acid jazz, Alternative rock Skunkhour are an Australian funk rock band that were formed in Lismore in 1991. They released four studio albums, Skunkhour, Feed, Chin Chin and The Go before disbanding in November 2001. Feed ...more

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kid confucius is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sydney
Hip hop music, Rock music, Soul music Kid Confucius were an eight-piece Australian band from Sydney, Australia. They formed in 2001 and have since played well over 400 live shows around the country, including major festivals as well ...more