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List of Famous Bands from Wales

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

This list has everything from Bullet for My Valentine to Duffy.

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Bullet for My Valentine ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Wales
Thrash metal, Emo, Metalcore
Bullet for My Valentine, often abbreviated as BFMV, are a Welsh heavy metal band from Bridgend, Wales, formed in 1998. The band is currently composed of Matthew Tuck (lead vocals, rhythm ...more

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Duffy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Wales
Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Neo soul
Aimee Anne Duffy (born 23 June 1984), known professionally as Duffy, is a Welsh singer, songwriter and actress. Born in Bangor, Wales, she was introduced to Jeannette Lee of Rough Trade Records, ...more

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Charlotte Church is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Wales
Indie pop, Pop music, Operatic pop
Charlotte Maria Church (born Charlotte Maria Reed, 21 February 1986) is a Welsh singer-songwriter, actress, television presenter and political activist. She rose to fame in childhood as a ...more

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Budgie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Wales
Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal
Budgie are a Welsh hard rock/heavy metal band from Cardiff. They are described by author Gary Sharpe-Young as one of the earliest heavy metal bands and a seminal influence to many acts of that ...more
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Roger Glover is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Wales
Blues-rock, New Wave, Heavy metal
Roger David Glover (born 30 November 1945) is a British bassist, songwriter, and record producer. He is best known as the bassist for hard rock bands Deep Purple and Rainbow. Glover wrote the ...more

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Dave Edmunds is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Wales
Blues-rock, New Wave, Pop music
David William Edmunds (born 15 April 1944) is a Welsh singer/songwriter, guitarist, actor and record producer. Although he is mainly associated with pub rock and new wave, having many hits in ...more

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Funeral for a Friend is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Wales
Rock music, Emo, Metalcore
Funeral for a Friend are a Welsh post-hardcore band from Bridgend who formed in 2001. The band's line-up comprises lead vocalist Matthew Davies-Kreye, guitarist Kris Coombs-Roberts, guitarist ...more
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Badfinger is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Wales
Synthpop, Classic rock, Pop music
Badfinger were a British rock band that originally consisted of Pete Ham, Mike Gibbins, Tom Evans and Ron Griffiths. The band evolved from an earlier group called The Iveys that was formed in ...more

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James Dean Bradfield is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Wales
Alternative rock, Glam punk, Hard rock
James Dean Bradfield (born 21 February 1969) is a Welsh singer-songwriter, musician and record producer. He is known for being the lead guitarist and lead vocalist for the Welsh alternative rock ...more

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Feeder is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Wales
Pop punk, Rock music, New Prog
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Super Furry Animals is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Wales
Experimental rock, Post-Britpop, Neo-psychedelia
Super Furry Animals are a Welsh rock band formed in Cardiff in 1993. Since their formation, the band has consisted of Gruff Rhys (lead vocals, guitar), Huw Bunford (lead guitar, vocals), Guto ...more
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Tigertailz is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Wales
Glam metal, Hard rock
Tigertailz are a glam metal band hailing from Cardiff, Wales. They are most famous for their 1990 album, Bezerk which made the Top 40 in the UK Albums Chart and spawned the hit singles ...more
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Cerys Matthews is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Wales
Folk rock, Pop rock, Britpop
Cerys Elizabeth Matthews (; born 11 April 1969) is a Welsh singer, songwriter, author, and broadcaster. She was a founding member of Welsh rock band Catatonia and a leading figure in the ...more

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Gorky's Zygotic Mynci is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Wales
Neo-progressive rock, Psychedelic folk, Pop music
Gorky's Zygotic Mynci were a Welsh alternative rock band, formed in Carmarthen, west Wales in 1991. They sang in both Welsh and English. They split up in May 2006.
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John Cale is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Wales
Spoken word, Experimental rock, Folk rock
John Davies Cale, OBE (born 9 March 1942) is a Welsh musician, composer, singer, songwriter and record producer who was a founding member of the American rock band the Velvet Underground. Over ...more

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Kids In Glass Houses is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Wales
Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music
Kids in Glass Houses were a Welsh rock band from Pontycymmer. The band's name is inspired by the lyrics "not throwing stones at you anymore" from the Glassjaw song "Tip Your ...more
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The Blackout is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Wales
Pop punk, Emo, Metalcore
The Blackout were a post-hardcore band from Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, formed in 2003. After some time backing Lostprophets on their Liberation Transmission Tour, along with Dopamine, Covergirl, ...more
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Los Campesinos! is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Wales
Pop punk, Indie pop, Pop music
Los Campesinos! are a six piece indie pop band from Cardiff, Wales, formed in early 2006 at Cardiff University. Although the band formed in Wales, none of its members are Welsh. They released ...more
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Skindred is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Wales
Ragga, Nu metal, Dancehall
Skindred is a Welsh heavy metal band formed in Newport, Wales, in 1998. Their musical style mixes heavy metal, alternative rock, and reggae, also known as hard reggae. The band also integrate ...more
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Gruff Rhys is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Wales
Gruffudd Maredudd Bowen Rhys (Welsh pronunciation: [ˈɡrɨ̞fɨ̞ð maˈrɛdɨ̞ð ˈbowɛn ˈr̥ɨːs]; born 18 July 1970) is a Welsh musician, composer, producer, filmmaker and author. He performs solo ...more

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Andy Bell is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Wales
Shoegazing, Rock music, Heavy metal
Andrew Piran Bell (born 11 August 1970) is an English musician who plays guitar in the band Ride. He is a songwriter, singer, producer, DJ and former member of the band Hurricane #1. He was also ...more

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Hybrid is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Wales
Electronic music, Electronic dance music, Symphonic techno
Hybrid are a British electronic music group based in Swansea, comprising Mike Truman and Chris Healings, with the addition of Charlotte James completing their 2010 lineup. They are primarily ...more
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Catatonia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Wales
Post-Britpop, Britpop, Alternative rock
Catatonia were an alternative rock band from Wales who gained popularity in the mid to late 1990s. The band's classic line-up consisted of Cerys Matthews on vocals, Mark Roberts on guitar, Paul ...more
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Desecration is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Wales
Black metal, Blackened death metal, Brutal death metal
Desecration is a British death metal band formed in Newport, south Wales in 1992.
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Brian Godding is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Wales
Pop music, Jazz fusion
Brian Godding (born 19 August 1945, Monmouth, South Wales) is a pop, rock and jazz guitarist. He was brought up, and has mostly lived, in London. He has been a member of many rock, jazz and ...more