Bands/Musicians 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.

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Neil Young is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Winnipeg
Rock music, Experimental rock, Grunge Neil Young is a singer-songwriter, Musician,film score composer, film producer, film director, actor and screenwriter.

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The Guess Who is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Winnipeg
Blues-rock, Classic rock, Pop music The Guess Who are a Canadian rock band from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Initially gaining recognition in Canada, the group also found international success from the late 1960s through the mid-1970s with ...more

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Bachman–Turner Overdrive is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Winnipeg
Boogie rock, Rock music, Hard rock Bachman–Turner Overdrive is a Canadian rock group from Winnipeg, Manitoba, that had a series of hit albums and singles in the 1970s, selling over 7 million albums in that decade alone. Their ...more

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Bif Naked is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Winnipeg
Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music Bif Naked is a Canadian singer-songwriter, actress and motivational speaker.

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Crash Test Dummies is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Winnipeg
Rock music, Folk rock, Alternative rock The Crash Test Dummies are a Canadian folk rock/alternative rock band from Winnipeg, Manitoba, widely known for their 1993 single "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm". The band is most identifiable ...more

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Venetian Snares is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Winnipeg
Dark ambient, Orchestra, Glitch Venetian Snares is the main performing alias of Canadian electronic musician Aaron Funk. Known for making electronic music often in odd numbered time signatures, up until 2007, Funk was ...more

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Comeback Kid is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Winnipeg
Crossover thrash, Metalcore, Melodic hardcore Comeback Kid is a Canadian hardcore punk band from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Their name comes from a headline in a newspaper about hockey player Mario Lemieux coming back to the NHL. The band was ...more

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Burton Cummings is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Winnipeg
Rock music Burton Lorne Cummings, OC OM is a Canadian musician and songwriter. He was the former lead singer and frequent keyboardist for the Canadian rock band The Guess Who. During his 10 years in band, ...more

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The Watchmen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Winnipeg
Alternative rock The Watchmen are a Canadian rock band. They were one of the most commercially successful Canadian alternative rock groups of the mid to late 1990s. During their peak years the band had three ...more

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The Duhks is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Winnipeg
Pop music, Folk music, Folk rock The Duhks are a folk fusion band, formed in 2002 in Winnipeg, Canada. Featuring banjo, fiddle, guitar, percussion, and vocals, The Duhks blend folk music together with various Canadian and ...more

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The Weakerthans is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Winnipeg
Anarcho-punk, Folk rock, Punk rock The Weakerthans are a four-piece Canadian indie rock band.

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Bob Nolan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Winnipeg
Western music, Country Bob Nolan was a Canadian-born American singer, songwriter, and actor. He was a founding member of the Sons of the Pioneers, and composer of numerous Country music and Western music songs, ...more

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Bob Rock is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Winnipeg
New Wave, Pop music, Rock music Robert Jens "Bob" Rock, is a Canadian musician, sound engineer, and record producer best known for producing bands and artists such as Simple Plan, Aerosmith, The Cult, Bon Jovi, ...more

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Econoline Crush is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Winnipeg
Industrial metal, Industrial rock, Post-grunge Econoline Crush is a rock band from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada formed in 1992. They have released four studio albums as well as singles such as "Wicked", "Home", ...more

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Brad Roberts is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Winnipeg
Rock music Bradley Kenneth "Brad" Roberts is the lead singer and guitarist for the Canadian folk-rock band Crash Test Dummies. He sings in the bass-baritone range.

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Chantal Kreviazuk is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Winnipeg
Adult contemporary music, Pop music Chantal Jennifer Kreviazuk CM is a Canadian singer-songwriter of the adult contemporary music genre. She is also a classically trained pianist, and can play the guitar.

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John K. Samson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Winnipeg
Folk punk, Indie rock, Hardcore punk John Kristjan Samson is a musician from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He is a singer-songwriter and currently the frontman of the Canadian indie folk/rock band The Weakerthans. He also played bass ...more

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Dan Roberts is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Winnipeg
Rock music Dan Roberts is the bassist for the Canadian rock band, Crash Test Dummies, and brother of their lead singer, Brad Roberts.

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Ash Koley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Winnipeg
Indie pop, New Wave, Pop music Ash Koley is a Canadian new wave/alternative pop band from Winnipeg, Manitoba. The band consists of Ashley Michelle Koley, after whom the band is named, and Phil Deschambault.

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Domenica is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Winnipeg
Rock music, Heavy metal Domenica refers to the music of songwriter/guitarist/vocalist Bekki Friesen. The Canadian band is based out of Los Angeles, California. Domenica can be classified as grunge/metal/pop, and is ...more

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Ellen Reid is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Winnipeg
Rock music Ellen Lorraine Reid is a Canadian musician. She provides backing vocals, piano, keyboards and accordion for the Canadian rock band Crash Test Dummies. On the band's fourth album, Reid sang lead ...more

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Christine Fellows is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Winnipeg
Folk rock Christine Fellows is a Canadian folk-pop singer-songwriter from Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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Tin Foil Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Winnipeg
Post-grunge, Alternative rock Tin Foil Phoenix is a Canadian post-grunge band from Winnipeg. The band formed from the ashes of a previous incarnation under the moniker of Sonic Bloom with core members Michael Allen Zirk and ...more

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Steve Bell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Winnipeg
Folk music Steve Bell is a Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He is among the best-known Christian musicians in Canada and is an accomplished songwriter and ...more

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Joey Gregorash is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Winnipeg
Rock music, Rock and roll Joey Gregorash is a musician from Winnipeg, Manitoba who became the first solo Manitoba act to win a Juno Award in 1972 for Outstanding Performance-Male. He started his career with local ...more

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The Wailin' Jennys is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Bands from Winnipeg
Traditional music, Folk music, Folk rock The Wailin' Jennys are a Canadian music group. They have released several albums and received a Juno Award. The group has been featured on the American Public Media program, A Prairie Home ...more

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Harlequin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Bands from Winnipeg
Harlequin Rock music Harlequin is a Canadian rock band that formed in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1975. The band is best known for their hit singles "I Did It For Love," "Thinking of You," ...more

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Ruth Moody is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Bands from Winnipeg
Folk music Ruth Moody is an Australian-born soprano singer-songwriter and member of the Canadian folk trio The Wailin' Jennys.

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Sick City is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Bands from Winnipeg
Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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KEN mode is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Bands from Winnipeg
Noise rock, Mathcore, Sludge metal KEN mode is a Canadian metallic hardcore-influenced noise rock band from Winnipeg, Manitoba, that was formed in September 1999.

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Kittens is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Bands from Winnipeg
Noise rock The Kittens were a Canadian three piece noise rock band, with some country influences, from Winnipeg. Shawn Fedorchuk, Russ Desjardine and Steve Kellis started Kittens together after they ...more

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Duotang is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Bands from Winnipeg
Duotang Pop music, Indie rock Duotang was a two piece power pop band from Winnipeg, Manitoba composed of Rod Slaughter and Sean Allum.

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Fresh I.E. is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Bands from Winnipeg
Christian hip hop Rob Wilson better known by his stage name Fresh I.E. is a Christian rap artist from Winnipeg, Manitoba. His albums Red Letterz and Truth is Fallin' in tha Streetz were both nominated for Grammy ...more

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Jon Buller is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Bands from Winnipeg
Jon Buller Contemporary Christian music Jon Buller is a Contemporary Christian artist from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He now resides in Vernon, British Columbia, where he works as Pastor of Worship and the Arts at Vernon Alliance ...more

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Nathan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Bands from Winnipeg
Alternative country Nathan are a Canadian alternative country band formed in 2001 in Winnipeg. After their debut independent album Stranger won a Prairie Music Award for Outstanding Independent Album, the band ...more

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The Waking Eyes is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Bands from Winnipeg
Rock music, Emo, Indie rock The Waking Eyes was a Canadian rock band from Winnipeg and Steinbach, Manitoba.

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Kerri Woelke is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Bands from Winnipeg
Folk music, Alternative country Kerri Woelke is a Folk/Roots/Alt-Country singer–songwriter from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She is currently represented by Signpost Music.

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Damian Marshall is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Bands from Winnipeg
Country Damian Marshall is a Canadian country music singer/songwriter from Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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The Wyrd Sisters is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Bands from Winnipeg
The Wyrd Sisters Folk music The Wyrd Sisters are a Canadian folk music group formed in 1990 in Winnipeg by founding members Kim Baryluk, Nancy Reinhold and Kim Segal. The band chose the name "the Wyrd Sisters" to ...more

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Electro quarterstaff is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Bands from Winnipeg
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Mathcore Electro Quarterstaff is an instrumental metal band hailing from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. They play a form of progressive/technical heavy metal and employ three lead guitarists. Initially ...more

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Paper Moon is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Bands from Winnipeg
Pop music, Rock music, Indie rock Paper Moon is a Canadian indie rock band formed in 2000 in Winnipeg, that has released three albums and an EP.

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David Guillas is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Bands from Winnipeg
David Guillas Thrash metal, Roots rock, Hardcore punk David "Space Beaver" Guillas is a Canadian guitarist. Formerly of Giant Sons and Rough Music, he is currently a member of hardcore punk band Propagandhi.

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Novillero is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Bands from Winnipeg
Novillero Pop music, Rock music, Indie rock Novillero is a Canadian indie pop band formed in 1999 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Their musical style has been dubbed "mod-pop". Novillero formed in 1999 out of the ashes of Winnipeg lounge ...more

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Ten Too Many is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Bands from Winnipeg
Ten Too Many Ska, Punk rock

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The Paperbacks is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Bands from Winnipeg
Pop music, Rock music, Indie rock The Paperbacks are a Canadian indie rock band from Winnipeg. The band formed in 2000 after the disbanding of popular local Winnipeg punk-rock act The Bonaduces. The band is heavily involved with ...more

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Jet Set Satellite is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Bands from Winnipeg
Rock music Jet Set Satellite is a rock band founded in 1998 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, by singer/guitarist Trevor Tuminski and multi-instrumentalist/producer Dave Swiecicki, which released its debut album ...more

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Sights & Sounds is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Bands from Winnipeg
Sights & Sounds

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The Consumer Goods is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Bands from Winnipeg
The Consumer Goods Pop music, Indie rock The Consumer Goods was a Canadian indie rock/pop band originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Their politically charged music earned both praise and contempt, and made them controversial figures in ...more

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The Details is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Bands from Winnipeg
The Details Indie rock The Details are an indie rock band formed in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The band, formed in late 2005, features vocalist and guitarist Jon Plett, bassist Keli Martin, guitarist Sean Vidal and ...more

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The Perpetrators is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Bands from Winnipeg
The Perpetrators Indie rock, Blues The Perpetrators are a Canadian rock / blues band formed in 1999 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The band was nominated for a 2006 Juno Award in the Blues Album of the Year category for The Gas ...more