Bands/Musicians 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 are a Welsh heavy metal band from Bridgend, formed in 1998. The band is composed of Matthew Tuck, Michael Paget, and Michael Thomas. Former members include Nick Crandle ...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 Amie Ann Duffy, known as Duffy, is a Welsh singer-songwriter and occasional actress. Born in Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales, her career began when she recorded and released her debut EP, Aimée ...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 is a Welsh singer-songwriter, actress and television presenter. She rose to fame in childhood as a classical singer before branching into pop music in 2005. By 2007, she ...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 is a British bassist, songwriter, and record producer. Glover is best known as the bassist for hard rock bands, Deep Purple and Rainbow. Glover wrote the guitar riff on ...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 "Dave" Edmunds is a Welsh singer, guitarist and record producer. Although he is mainly associated with pub rock and new wave, and had many hits in the 1970s and early ...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 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 band Manic Street

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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 Feeder are a British rock band based in Newport, Wales. The band was formed in 1992 under the name of "Reel" by Grant Nicholas, Jon Lee, and Simon Blight of group Raindancer, after the ...more

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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 who lean towards psychedelic rock and electronic experimentation. Since their formation in Cardiff, Wales in 1993, the band has consisted of Gruff Rhys, ...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, MBE is a Welsh singer/songwriter, author and broadcaster, a founding member of Welsh rock band Catatonia. Matthews programmes and hosts a weekly music show on BBC Radio ...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 is a Welsh musician, composer, singer-songwriter and record producer who was a founding member of the experimental rock band the Velvet Underground. Though best known for ...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 rock band formed in Newport, South Wales in 1998. Skindred's musical style mixes heavy metal, alternative rock, reggae and punk. The band also integrate elements of ...more

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Gruff Rhys is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Wales
Gruffydd Maredudd Bowen Rhys is a Welsh musician, composer, producer, filmmaker and author. He performs solo and with several bands, including Super Furry Animals who obtained mainstream success ...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 "Andy" Bell is a British musician who plays guitar in the band Ride. He is a songwriter, singer, producer, DJ and former member of the band Hurricane #1. He is also well ...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 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 progressive rock bands, such as The Gravediggers, ...more

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Taint is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Bands from Wales
Heavy metal, Stoner rock, Sludge metal Taint were a three-piece metal band from Swansea, Wales. The band formed in 1994 while still teenagers, releasing a string of demos, compilation features and split records over eleven years ...more

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Hondo Maclean is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Bands from Wales
Deathcore, Melodic death metal, Black metal Hondo Maclean was a post-hardcore/metalcore outfit from Bridgend, Wales.

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Mark Parry is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Bands from Wales
Rock music, Neo-psychedelia, Rock and roll Mark Parry is the former lead guitarist and for the Canadian based indie rock group The Manvils and Vancouver based band Red Vienna. He Currently resides in Vancouver, Canada. Mark was born in ...more

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Blue Weaver is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Bands from Wales
Disco, Rock music, Folk music Derek John "Blue" Weaver is a British keyboard player, session musician, songwriter and record producer.

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Aled Jones is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Bands from Wales
Christian music Aled Jones MBE is a Welsh singer best known for his television work with BBC and ITV as well as his radio work, mainly for BBC Radio 2. In September 2012, Jones joined ITV Breakfast to present ...more

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Mary Hopkin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Bands from Wales
Folk music Mary Hopkin, credited on some recordings as Mary Visconti, is a Welsh folk singer best known for her 1968 UK number one single "Those Were The Days". She was one of the first musicians ...more

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Andy Fairweather Low is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Bands from Wales
Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music Andrew Fairweather Low is a Welsh guitarist, songwriter, producer and vocalist. He was a founding member of 1960s British pop band Amen Corner, and in recent years has toured extensively with ...more

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Future of the Left is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Bands from Wales
Noise rock, Rock music, Alternative rock Future of the Left are an alternative rock band based in Cardiff, Wales.

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James Fox is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Bands from Wales
Pop music, Rock music James Fox is a Welsh pop singer, songwriter, pianist and guitarist. He represented the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest 2004 in Istanbul. In 2008 he wrote and recorded the Cardiff ...more

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K-Klass is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Bands from Wales
Electronic music, Dance music K-Klass are a Welsh/English electronic music group who originally recorded in Wrexham, North Wales, and are now based in Manchester, England. Its original members were Andy Williams, Carl ...more

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Eos Chater is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Bands from Wales
Eos Counsell, sometimes credited as Eos, is the second violinist of the all-female classical crossover string quartet Bond. Counsell has an honours degree from the Royal College of Music in ...more

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Amen Corner is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Bands from Wales
Pop music, Pop rock, Jazz Amen Corner were a successful Welsh rock group, formed in late 1966 in Cardiff, Wales.

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Goldie Lookin Chain is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Bands from Wales
Hip hop music, Pop music, Pop rap Goldie Lookin Chain are a Welsh comedic rap music group from Newport, Wales. The group produces humorous, controversial and often explicit songs that satirise hip hop, today's consumer society, ...more

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Eugene Francis Jnr is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Bands from Wales
Rock music, Folk music, Electronic music Eugene Francis Jnr is a British musician, formerly of the alternative rock bands The Fantastic Super Foofs, Kaptain Black and Dirty Perfect

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Dub War is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Bands from Wales
Ragga, Reggae, Heavy metal Dub War were a four piece metal band from Newport, South Wales, UK. Formed in 1993, the band offered an innovative mix of metal, punk, and ragga influenced by bands like The Clash and Bad ...more

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Dave Evans is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Bands from Wales
Rock music, Glam rock, Hard rock Dave Evans is an Australian singer of Welsh origin, who briefly sang for Australian hard rock band AC/DC in 1974.

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Demented Are Go! is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Bands from Wales
Psychobilly, Shock rock, Punk rock Demented Are Go are a Welsh psychobilly band that was formed around 1982 in Cardiff. They were one of the earliest in the initial wave of bands to mix punk rock with rockabilly, and as a result, ...more

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The Automatic is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Bands from Wales
Pop punk, Dance-punk, Rock music The Automatic, are a Welsh rock band. The band is composed of Robin Hawkins on vocals, bass and synthesisers, James Frost on guitar, synthesisers, backing vocals and occasional bass, Iwan ...more

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The Darling Buds is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Bands from Wales
Indie pop, Indie, Alternative rock The Darling Buds are an alternative rock band from Newport, South Wales. The band formed in 1986 and were named after the H. E. Bates novel The Darling Buds of May – a title taken in turn, from ...more

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Acrimony is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Bands from Wales
Doom metal, Stoner rock Acrimony was a British stoner metal band who were active during the 1990s. Releasing their debut album in 1994, they are regarded as the pioneers of stoner metal in the United Kingdom, and an ...more

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Rebecca Onslow is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Bands from Wales
Pop music, Dance music Rebecca 'Beki' Onslow nicknamed Boo Boo by her friends is a Welsh singer song writer dancer who is most famous as a lead singer and a member of the 1990s English Girlband Solid HarmoniE. Onslow ...more

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Thighpaulsandra is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Bands from Wales
Dark ambient, Space rock, Electronic music Thighpaulsandra is a Welsh experimental musician and multi-instrumentalist known mostly for performing on synthesizers and keyboards. As Tim Lewis, he began his career working with Julian Cope. ...more

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Ectogram is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Bands from Wales
Space rock, Experimental rock, Post-rock Ectogram are a Welsh band from Bangor, United Kingdom. Ann Matthews and Alan Holmes were previously members of Welsh language post-punk band Fflaps between 1987 and 1993, touring Europe, ...more

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Freur is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Bands from Wales
New Wave, Electronic music Freur was a new wave-synthpop band featuring Karl Hyde and Rick Smith, who went on to form the successful electronic act Underworld. It was their second band, following their art school ...more

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60ft Dolls is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Bands from Wales
Britpop, Hard rock 60 Ft. Dolls were a British rock trio active in the 1990s.