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List of Famous Bands from Wigan

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

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    The Verve

    Noise rock, Shoegazing

    AlbumsUrban Hymns, A Northern Soul, Bitter Sweet Symphony, A Storm in Heaven, This Is Music: The Singles 92-98

    The Verve were an English rock band formed in Wigan in 1990 by lead vocalist Richard Ashcroft, guitarist Nick McCabe, bass guitarist Simon Jones and drummer Peter Salisbury. The guitarist and...  more

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    Richard Ashcroft

    Shoegazing, Space rock

    AlbumsAlone With Everybody, Keys to the World, Human Conditions, United Nations of Sound, A Song for the Lovers

    Richard Paul Ashcroft (born 11 September 1971) is an English singer and songwriter. He was the lead singer and occasional rhythm guitarist of the alternative rock band the Verve from their formation...  more

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    Synthpop, New Wave

    AlbumsLimahl's Greatest Hits, The Best Of, Never Ending Story, Limahl, 2 Shy - The Best of

    Christopher Hamill (born 19 December 1958), better known by his stage name Limahl (an anagram of Hamill), is an English pop singer. He rose to fame as the lead singer of the 1980s pop group...  more


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    Americana, Alternative rock

    AlbumsBefore the Calm, Here's One For You, Audition, Under a Sun, Quarantine

    Witness were a British alternative rock band formed in Wigan, Greater Manchester in 1997. The band released two albums via Island Records between 1999 and 2001, before splitting up in 2004....  more
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    The Tansads were an English band from Wigan, Greater Manchester who were active during the 1990s. Playing a mix of folk, punk and indie music they developed a strong following on the festival circuit...  more
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    Jailcell Recipes

    Hardcore punk