Bands/Musicians 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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Heart is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Vancouver
Pop music, Rock music, Folk rock Heart is an American rock band that first found success in Canada and later in the United States and worldwide. Over the group's four-decade history, the band has had three primary lineups, with ...more

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Neko Case is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Vancouver
Americana, Folk rock, Alternative country Neko Richelle Case is an American singer-songwriter, best known for her solo career and her contributions as a member of the Canadian indie rock group The New Pornographers.

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The New Pornographers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Vancouver
Jangle pop, Indie pop, Pop rock The New Pornographers is a Canadian indie rock band formed in 1999 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Theory of a Deadman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Vancouver
Country rock, Acoustic music, Pop rock 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 ...more

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Skinny Puppy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Vancouver
Dark ambient, Synthpop, Industrial rock 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. ...more

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Front Line Assembly is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Vancouver
Electro-industrial, Electronic body music, Industrial metal 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, ...more

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3 Inches of Blood is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Vancouver
Thrash metal, Viking metal, Black metal 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

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Strapping Young Lad is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Vancouver
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Industrial metal 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

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A.C. Newman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Vancouver
Power pop Allan Carl Newman 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 those bands, he ...more

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Art of Dying is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Vancouver
Post-grunge, Alternative rock, Alternative metal Art of Dying is a Canadian rock band fronted by Jonny Hetherington. The band is currently signed to Better Noise Records.

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Swollen Members is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Vancouver
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Gangsta rap 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 ...more

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Keith Scott is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Vancouver
Adult contemporary music, Rock music, Pop rock Keith Douglas Scott is a Canadian guitar player. He is best known for his long-term collaboration with the singer-songwriter Bryan Adams. He has also worked with Cher, Tina Turner, Bryan Ferry, ...more

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Kid Koala is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Vancouver
Turntablism Eric San, who records under the name Kid Koala, is a Canadian DJ, turntablist, musician and an author of graphic novels. He is signed to the British record label Ninja Tune, is a member of ...more

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Trooper is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Vancouver
Rock music, Pop rock, Hard rock 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 ...more

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Delerium is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Vancouver
Dark ambient, Pop music, Worldbeat Delerium is a Canadian 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 history, their ...more

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Pointed Sticks is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Vancouver
Pop punk, New Wave, Power pop 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 ...more

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Matthew Good is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Vancouver
Rock music, Acoustic music, Alternative rock Matthew Frederick Robert Good is a Canadian rock musician. He was the lead singer for the Matthew Good Band, one of Canada's most successful alternative rock bands in the 1990s, before ...more

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Marianas Trench is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Vancouver
Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music 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

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Hedley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Vancouver
Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music 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

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Tal Bachman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Vancouver
Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock Talmage Charles Robert "Tal" Bachman 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 ...more

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Odds is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Vancouver
Power pop, Alternative rock, Post-punk 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, ...more

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Download is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Vancouver
Electronic music, Post-industrial music, Industrial music 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 ...more

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D.O.A. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Vancouver
Heavy metal, Punk rock, Hardcore punk D.O.A. is a hardcore punk band from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. They are often referred to as the "founders" of hardcore punk, along with Black Flag, The Germs, Negative ...more

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Carolyn Arends is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Vancouver
Contemporary Christian music Carolyn Arends is a Contemporary Christian musician, songwriter, and author based in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada.

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Prism is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Vancouver
Rock music, Pop rock, Hard rock 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 ...more

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Craig Wood is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Bands from Vancouver
Pop punk, Pop rock, Alternative rock David Craig Wood was rhythm guitarist for Avril Lavigne. He was previously a member of the Vancouver punk pop band Gob, where he played bass guitar. In 2003 Jesse Colburn left Lavigne's band; in ...more

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Images in Vogue is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Bands from Vancouver
Synthpop, New Wave Images in Vogue was a Canadian new wave group in the 1980s. The band was formed in 1981 in Vancouver, and originally consisted of vocalist Dale Martindale, guitarist Don Gordon, synth players ...more

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Pride Tiger is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Bands from Vancouver
Rock music, Alternative rock, Hard rock Pride Tiger was a Canadian hard rock music group formed in 2005 in Vancouver. Consisting of vocalist and drummer Matt Wood, guitarists Bob Froese and Sunny Dhak, and bassist Mike Payette, the ...more

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Cheech & Chong is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Bands from Vancouver
Comedy Cheech & Chong are a Grammy Award–winning comedy duo consisting of Richard "Cheech" Marin and Tommy Chong who found a wide audience in the 1970s and 1980s for their films and ...more

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Craig Northey is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Bands from Vancouver
Power pop, Alternative rock, Post-punk Craig Northey is a Canadian musician and film and TV composer. He's one of the founding members of the band Odds. Odds released four albums between 1991 and 1996. They were best known for the ...more

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Zumpano is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Bands from Vancouver
Power pop, Indie rock Zumpano was a Canadian indie rock group in the 1990s. The band, whose power pop style resembled such contemporaries as Sloan and The Super Friendz, consisted of vocalist/guitarist Carl Newman, ...more

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Conjure One is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Bands from Vancouver
Pop music, Trip hop, Electronic music Conjure One is a Canadian electronic music project, headed by Rhys Fulber, better known as a member of Front Line Assembly and Delerium.

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Lloyd Arntzen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Bands from Vancouver
Dixieland Lloyd Arntzen is a jazz clarinetist, folk singer, and soprano saxophonist from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Arntzen has been an active participant on the New Orleans jazz scene, forming ...more

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Dandi Wind is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Bands from Vancouver
Synthpunk, Electro-industrial, Post-industrial music Dandi Wind was a post-industrial band created in Vancouver, Canada in 2003. The band consisted of duo Dandilion Wind Opaine and Szam Findlay. Opaine went on to form the disco band Fan Death. ...more

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Thor is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Bands from Vancouver
Power metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock Thor is a heavy metal band from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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Geoff Berner is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Bands from Vancouver
Klezmer, Folk music Geoff Berner is a Canadian singer-songwriter and accordion player from Vancouver, British Columbia. Due to his insightful humour, politically inflammatory compositions and showmanship, Berner ...more

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Chilliwack is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Bands from Vancouver
Rock music, Pop rock, Progressive rock Chilliwack are a Canadian rock band that had their heyday during the 1970s and 1980s. They are perhaps best remembered for their five biggest songs "My Girl", "I Believe", ...more

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Phil Western is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Bands from Vancouver
Industrial music, Experimental music Phil Western is a Vancouver-based musician who is a founding member of the bands Download, PlatEAU, Frozen Rabbit, and Off And Gone. Having started his career as a drummer and eventually as a ...more

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Nomeansno is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Bands from Vancouver
Rock music, Punk jazz, Punk rock Nomeansno is a Canadian punk rock band originally from Victoria, British Columbia and now located in Vancouver. The band has never had, nor have they seemed to pursue, strong mainstream success, ...more

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Econoline Crush is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Bands from Vancouver
Industrial metal, Industrial rock, Post-grunge Econoline Crush is a rock band from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada formed in 1992. They have released four studio albums as well as singles such as "Wicked", "Home", ...more

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Aaron Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Bands from Vancouver
Country Aaron Pritchett is a Canadian country music singer.

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Payolas is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Bands from Vancouver
New Wave, Rock music The Payolas were part of Vancouver's new wave of bands and active in the Canadian music scene for a decade from the late 1970s, recording several albums and singles that were Canadian chart ...more

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Madchild is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Bands from Vancouver
Hip hop music Shane Bunting, better known by his stage name Madchild, is a Canadian rapper. He is part of the Vancouver-based hip hop group Swollen Members. In 2009, he released a solo EP entitled The ...more

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Spirit of the West is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Bands from Vancouver
Celtic rock, Folk rock Spirit of the West are a Canadian folk rock band from Vancouver. They were popular on the Canadian folk music scene in the 1980s before evolving a blend of hard rock, Britpop, and Celtic folk ...more

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Default is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Bands from Vancouver
Post-grunge, Alternative rock, Alternative metal Default is a Canadian hard rock/post-grunge band from Vancouver, British Columbia. Since forming in 1999 they have released four albums, and have sold more than a million records. The majority ...more

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PlatEAU is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Bands from Vancouver
Electronic music, Intelligent dance music PlatEAU is an electronic music project featuring cEvin Key and Phil Western. The project resembles a very loose approach to the Download project featuring the same members. The song names and ...more

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Stephen Fearing is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Bands from Vancouver
Folk music Stephen Fearing is a Canadian folk singer-songwriter. In addition to his solo career, Fearing was one of the founding members of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings along with Colin Linden and Tom ...more

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Doubting Thomas is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Bands from Vancouver
Industrial music Doubting Thomas is an industrial band formed by two members of Skinny Puppy: cEvin Key and the late Dwayne Goettel. It is considered a Skinny Puppy side project. The band shares its name with an ...more

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Imaad Wasif is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Bands from Vancouver
Rock music, Experimental rock, Folk rock Imaad Wasif is a singer, guitarist and songwriter whose music combines elements of psychedelic folk and rock. Wasif’s music has been described as “unbelievably intense with sparkling, ...more

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Luke Doucet is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Bands from Vancouver
Folk rock, Alternative country, Indie rock Luke Doucet is a Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist. He has written and performed as a solo artist and as a member of the indie rock band Veal and the folk rock band Whitehorse. In 2006 ...more