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List of Famous Bands from Vancouver

Updated June 8, 2017 80.1k views134 items

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}
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    Pop music, Rock music
    Heart is a rock band that first found success in Canada and later in the United States and...  more

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

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    Neko Case

    Americana, Folk rock

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    #200 of 227 The Greatest Living Rock Songwriters#143 of 198 The Greatest New Female Vocalists of the Past 10 Years

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    The New Pornographers

    Jangle pop, Indie pop

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    #101 of 232 The Best Canadian Rock Bands#225 of 543 The Best Indie Bands & Artists

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    Theory of a Deadman

    Country rock, Acoustic music
    Theory of a Deadman is a Canadian hard rock band from Delta, British Columbia, formed in 2001....  more

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    #428 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
    Skinny Puppy is a Canadian industrial music group formed in Vancouver, British Columbia in...  more
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    Front Line Assembly

    Electro-industrial, Electronic body music
    Front Line Assembly is a Canadian electro-industrial band formed by Bill Leeb in 1986 after...  more
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    3 Inches of Blood

    Thrash metal, Viking metal
    3 Inches of Blood is a Canadian heavy metal band formed in 1999 in Victoria, British Columbia,...  more
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    Strapping Young Lad

    Thrash metal, Progressive metal
    Strapping Young Lad was a Canadian extreme metal band formed by Devin Townsend in Vancouver,...  more
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    A.C. Newman

    Power pop
    Allan Carl Newman (born April 14, 1968)[2] is a Canadian musician and singer–songwriter. He...  more
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    Art of Dying

    Post-grunge, Alternative rock
    Art of Dying is a Canadian rock band fronted by Jonny Hetherington. The band is currently...  more
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    Swollen Members

    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop
    Swollen Members is a Canadian hip hop group from Vancouver, British Columbia, consisting...  more

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    The Best Swollen Members Albums of All Time#85 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...  more
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    Kid Koala

    Eric San (born December 5, 1974), aka Kid Koala, is a world-renowned scratch DJ, music...  more
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    Rock music, Pop rock
    Trooper is a Canadian rock band that developed from a group formed by vocalist Ramon McGuire...  more
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    Dark ambient, Pop music
    Delerium is a Canadian new-age ambient electronic musical duo that formed in 1987, originally...  more
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    Pointed Sticks

    Pop punk, New Wave
    Pointed Sticks are a Canadian punk rock band from Vancouver. Originally active from 1978 to...  more
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    Matthew Good

    Rock music, Acoustic music
    Matthew Frederick Robert Good (born June 29, 1971) is a Canadian musician and writer. He was...  more
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    Marianas Trench

    Pop punk, Pop music
    Marianas Trench is a Canadian rock band from Vancouver, British Columbia, formed in 2001. The...  more
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    Pop punk, Pop music
    Hedley is a Canadian pop-rock group originating in Abbotsford, British Columbia that formed in...  more
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    Tal Bachman

    Pop music, Rock music
    Talmage Charles Robert "Tal" Bachman (born August 13, 1968) is a Canadian singer-songwriter...  more
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    Power pop, Alternative rock
    Odds are a Canadian alternative rock band. The band's power pop style has been frequently...  more
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    Electronic music, Post-industrial music
    Download is a Canadian electronic music group formed by Dwayne Goettel and cEvin Key of Skinny...  more
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    Heavy metal, Punk rock
    D.O.A. is a Canadian punk rock band from Vancouver, British Columbia. They are often referred...  more
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    Carolyn Arends

    Contemporary Christian music
    Carolyn Arends is a Canadian contemporary Christian musician, songwriter, and author. She is...  more
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    Rock music, Pop rock
    Prism are a Canadian rock band originally from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada that formed...  more