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List of Famous Bands from Winnipeg

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List of Winnipeg bands, listed by their level of fame. This Winnipeg musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Winnipeg bands are included, as well as many Winnipeg musicians of underground status. This list of Winnipeg 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 Winnipeg 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 features bands like Neil Young and The Guess Who.

If you're wondering, "What bands are from Winnipeg?" or "What is a list of Winnipeg bands?" then this list will answer your questions. {#nodes}
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    Neil Young

    Rock music, Experimental rock
    Neil Percival Young (born November 12, 1945) is a Canadian singer-songwriter. After embarking...  more

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    The Guess Who

    Blues-rock, Classic rock
    The Guess Who are a Canadian rock band from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Initially gaining recognition...  more

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    Bachman–Turner Overdrive

    Boogie rock, Rock music
    Bachman–Turner Overdrive, often abbreviated as BTO, is a Canadian rock group from Winnipeg,...  more

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    Bif Naked

    Pop punk, Pop music
    Beth Torbert (born June 15, 1971) is an Indo-Canadian singer-songwriter, actress, and...  more

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    Crash Test Dummies

    Rock music, Folk rock
    The Crash Test Dummies are a Canadian folk rock/alternative rock band from Winnipeg, Manitoba,...  more

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    Venetian Snares

    Dark ambient, Orchestra
    Aaron Funk (born January 11, 1975), known as Venetian Snares, is a Canadian electronic...  more

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    Comeback Kid

    Crossover thrash, Metalcore
    Comeback Kid may refer to:...  more

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    Burton Cummings

    Rock music
    Burton Lorne Cummings, (born December 31, 1947) is a Canadian musician, singer and...  more


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    The Watchmen

    Alternative rock
    The Watchmen are a Canadian rock band. They were one of the most commercially successful...  more
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    The Duhks

    Pop music, Folk music
    The Duhks are a folk fusion band, formed in 2002 in Winnipeg, Canada. Featuring banjo, fiddle,...  more
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    The Weakerthans

    Anarcho-punk, Folk rock
    The Weakerthans are a four-piece Canadian indie rock band....  more
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    Bob Nolan

    Western music, Country
    Bob Nolan (born Robert Clarence Nobles, April 13, 1908 – June 16, 1980) was a Canadian-born...  more
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    Bob Rock

    New Wave, Pop music
    Robert Jenns Rock (born April 19, 1954) is a Canadian musician, sound engineer, and record...  more
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    Econoline Crush

    Industrial metal, Industrial rock
    Econoline Crush is a Canadian rock band from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada formed in...  more

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    Brad Roberts

    Rock music
    Bradley Kenneth Roberts (born January 10, 1964) is the lead singer and guitarist for the...  more

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    Chantal Kreviazuk

    Adult contemporary music, Pop music
    Chantal Jennifer Kreviazuk (; born May 18, 1974) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, composer,...  more
  • 17

    John K. Samson

    Folk punk, Indie rock
    John Kristjan Samson (born 1973) is a Canadian musician from Winnipeg, Manitoba. He is a...  more
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    Dan Roberts

    Rock music
    Daniel or Dan Roberts may refer to: Daniel Roberts (Royal Navy officer) (1789–1869) Daniel...  more
  • 19

    Ash Koley

    Indie pop, New Wave
    Ash Koley is a Canadian new wave/alternative pop band from Winnipeg, Manitoba. The band...  more
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    Rock music, Heavy metal
    Domenica refers to the music of songwriter/guitarist/vocalist Bekki Friesen. The Canadian band...  more
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    Ellen Reid

    Rock music
    Ellen Lorraine Reid (born 14 July 1966) is a Canadian musician. She provides backing vocals,...  more
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    Christine Fellows (born 1968) is a Canadian folk-pop singer-songwriter from Winnipeg, Manitoba....  more
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    Tin Foil Phoenix

    Post-grunge, Alternative rock
    Tin Foil Phoenix is a Canadian post-grunge band from Winnipeg. The band formed from the ashes...  more
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    Steve Bell

    Folk music
    Steve Bell (born November 17, 1960) is a Canadian singer/songwriter and guitarist based in...  more
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    Joey Gregorash

    Rock music, Rock and roll
    Joey Gregorash is a vocalist/ musician from Winnipeg, Manitoba who became the first solo...  more