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List of Famous Bands from Vancouver

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

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    Pop music, Rock music

    AlbumsDreamboat Annie, Little Queen, Heart, These Dreams: Greatest Hits, Bebe Le Strange

    Heart is a rock band that first found success in Canada and later in the United States and worldwide. Over the group's history, it has had three primary lineups, with the constant center of the group...  more

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    #2 of 151 The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever#86 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

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    Neko Case

    Americana, Folk rock

    AlbumsMiddle Cyclone, Fox Confessor Brings the Flood, Blacklisted, The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight

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    #200 of 230 The Greatest Living Rock Songwriters#132 of 161 The Top Female Country Singers

  • 3

    The New Pornographers

    Jangle pop, Indie pop

    AlbumsTwin Cinema, Electric Version, Mass Romantic, Challengers, Together

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    #230 of 543 The Best Indie Bands & Artists#70 of 204 The Best Power Pop Bands/Artists

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    Theory of a Deadman

    Country rock, Acoustic music

    AlbumsScars & Souvenirs, Gasoline, Theory of a Deadman, The Truth Is..., Savages

    Theory of a Deadman is a Canadian hard rock band from Delta, British Columbia, formed in 2001. The band is currently signed to Roadrunner Records as well as 604 Records. The band also includes traits...  more

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    #450 of 1,019 The Worst Bands & Musicians of All Time#125 of 180 The Best Country Rock Bands and Artists

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    Skinny Puppy

    Dark ambient, Synthpop

    AlbumsThe Process, Remission, Bites, Last Rights, Mind: The Perpetual Intercourse

    Skinny Puppy is a Canadian industrial music group formed in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1982. The group is widely considered to be one of the founders of the electro-industrial genre. Initially...  more
  • 6

    Front Line Assembly

    Electro-industrial, Electronic body music

    AlbumsMillennium, Colombian Necktie, Artificial Soldier, Gashed Senses & Crossfire, FLAvour of the Weak

    Front Line Assembly is a Canadian electro-industrial band formed by Bill Leeb in 1986 after leaving Skinny Puppy. Influenced by early electronic and industrial acts such as Cabaret Voltaire, Portion...  more
  • 7

    3 Inches of Blood

    Thrash metal, Viking metal

    AlbumsHere Waits Thy Doom, Battlecry Under a Winter Sun, Advance and Vanquish, Fire Up the Blades, 3 Inches of Blood

    3 Inches of Blood is a Canadian heavy metal band formed in 1999 in Victoria, British Columbia, currently consisting of Cam Pipes, Justin Hagberg, Shane Clark, and Ash Pearson, none of whom are...  more
  • 8

    Strapping Young Lad

    Thrash metal, Progressive metal

    AlbumsCity, 1994 - 2006 Chaos Years, The New Black, No Sleep 'till Bedtime: Live in Australia, Alien

    Strapping Young Lad was a Canadian extreme metal band formed by Devin Townsend in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1994. The band started as a one-man studio project; Townsend played most of the...  more
  • 9

    A.C. Newman

    Power pop

    AlbumsThe Slow Wonder, Shut Down the Streets, Souvenir of Canada - EP, iTunes Live from Montreal, Get Guilty

    Allan Carl Newman (born April 14, 1968)[2] is a Canadian musician and singer–songwriter. He was a member of the indie rock bands Superconductor and Zumpano in the 1990s. Following the breakup of...  more
  • 10

    Art of Dying

    Post-grunge, Alternative rock

    AlbumsVices and Virtues, Art of Dying, Let the Fire Burn

    Art of Dying is a Canadian rock band fronted by Jonny Hetherington. The band is currently signed to Better Noise Records....  more
  • 11

    Swollen Members

    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

    AlbumsBalance, Black Magic, Monsters in the Closet, Bad Dreams, Armed to the Teeth

    Swollen Members is a Canadian hip hop group from Vancouver, British Columbia, consisting mainly of the duo Madchild and Prevail. Frequent collaborators include vocalist Moka Only along with the other...  more

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    The Best Swollen Members Albums of All Time#90 of 200 The Best Underground Rappers

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    Keith Scott

    Adult contemporary music, Rock music
    Keith Scott may refer to: Keith Lamont Scott (1973–2016), an African-American fatally shot by police in 2016 in North Carolina Keith Scott, character from the American TV series One Tree Hill Keith...  more
  • 13

    Kid Koala


    AlbumsCarpal Tunnel Syndrome, Some of My Best Friends Are DJs, Your Mom's Favorite DJ, Nufonia Must Fall, Scratchappyland

    Eric San (born December 5, 1974), aka Kid Koala, is a world-renowned scratch DJ, music producer, film composer, video game composer, multimedia-performer and award winning graphic novelist. He has...  more
  • 14


    Rock music, Pop rock

    AlbumsHot Shots, Two for the Show, Flying Colors, Trooper, Knock 'Em Dead Kid

    Trooper is a Canadian rock band that developed from a group formed by vocalist Ramon McGuire and guitarist Brian Smith in 1975. The group is best known for its Canadian hits: "Raise a Little Hell",...  more
  • 15


    Dark ambient, Pop music

    AlbumsKarma, Poem, Semantic Spaces, Fauxliage, Chimera

    Delerium is a Canadian new-age ambient electronic musical duo that formed in 1987, originally as a side project of the influential industrial music act Front Line Assembly. Throughout the band’s...  more
  • 16

    Pointed Sticks

    Pop punk, New Wave

    AlbumsPart of the Noise, Three Lefts Make a Right, Pointed Sticks, Perfect Youth, Out of Luck

    Pointed Sticks are a Canadian punk rock band from Vancouver. Originally active from 1978 to 1981, they reunited to perform in July 2006 and remained together until November 2012. They were the first...  more
  • 17

    Matthew Good

    Rock music, Acoustic music

    AlbumsBeautiful Midnight, Underdogs, The Audio of Being, Avalanche, White Light Rock & Roll Review

    Matthew Frederick Robert Good (born June 29, 1971) is a Canadian musician and writer. He was the lead singer and songwriter for the Matthew Good Band, one of the most successful alternative rock...  more
  • 18

    Marianas Trench

    Pop punk, Pop music

    AlbumsFix Me, Masterpiece Theatre, Marianas Trench EP, Ever After, Masterpiece Theatre: Director's Cut

    Marianas Trench is a Canadian rock band from Vancouver, British Columbia, formed in 2001. The band consists of members Josh Ramsay Matt Webb, Mike Ayley, and Ian Casselman. The band has released...  more
  • 19


    Pop punk, Pop music

    AlbumsHedley, Famous Last Words, Go with the Show, The Show Must Go, Storms

    Hedley is a Canadian pop-rock group originating in Abbotsford, British Columbia that formed in 2003. They were named after the unincorporated community of Hedley, British Columbia, a name chosen...  more
  • 20

    Tal Bachman

    Pop music, Rock music

    AlbumsTal Bachman, She's So High, Staring Down the Sun, One Starry Spirit

    Talmage Charles Robert "Tal" Bachman (born August 13, 1968) is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician. He is best known for his late 1999 hit, "She's So High", a pop rock tune from his self-titled...  more
  • 21


    Power pop, Alternative rock

    AlbumsGood Weird Feeling, Neopolitan, Bedbugs, Nest, Singles: Individually Wrapped

    Odds are a Canadian alternative rock band. The band's power pop style has been frequently compared to that of contemporaries such as Squeeze, Elvis Costello, Weezer, Tom Petty, Sloan, The Clash, XTC,...  more
  • 22


    Electronic music, Post-industrial music

    AlbumsInception: The Subconscious Jams 1994 - 1995, Furnace, The Eyes of Stanley Pain, III, Effector

    Download is a Canadian electronic music group formed by Dwayne Goettel and cEvin Key of Skinny Puppy in 1994. The initial lineup also included Off & Gone's Phil Western and Mark Spybey of Dead Voices...  more
  • 23


    Heavy metal, Punk rock

    AlbumsWar on 45, Something Better Change, 13 Flavours of Doom, The Black Spot, Hardcore '81

    D.O.A. is a Canadian punk rock band from Vancouver, British Columbia. They are often referred to as the "founders" of hardcore punk along with Black Flag, Bad Brains, Angry Samoans, the Germs,...  more
  • 24

    Carolyn Arends

    Contemporary Christian music

    AlbumsI Can Hear You, This Much I Understand, Seize The Day, Travelers, Feel Free

    Carolyn Arends is a Canadian contemporary Christian musician, songwriter, and author. She is based in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada....  more
  • 25


    Rock music, Pop rock

    AlbumsPrism, Over 60 minutes with..., Armageddon, Big Black Sky, See Forever Eyes

    Prism are a Canadian rock band originally from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada that formed in 1977. They were originally active from 1977 to 1984 and have been active again from 1988 to present....  more