Music

List of Famous Bands from Vancouver

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.

If you're wondering, "What bands are from Vancouver?" or "What is a list of Vancouver bands?" then this list will answer your questions. {#nodes}
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Art of Dying is a Canadian rock band fronted by Jonny Hetherington. The band is currently signed to Better Noise Records.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Carolyn Arends is a Canadian contemporary Christian musician, songwriter, and author. She is based in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada.
  • 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
  • David Craig Wood (born September 28, 1978 in Toronto) 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 ...more