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List of Famous Bands from Yorkshire

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List of Yorkshire bands, listed by their level of fame. This Yorkshire musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Yorkshire bands are included, as well as many Yorkshire musicians of underground status. This list of Yorkshire 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 Yorkshire 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 a variety of bands in it, from Joe Cocker to Arctic Monkeys.

If you're wondering, "What bands are from Yorkshire?" or "What is a list of Yorkshire bands?" then this list will answer your questions. (71 items)
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Joe Cocker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Yorkshire
Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music
John Robert "Joe" Cocker, OBE was an English rock, blues and soul singer and musician who came to popularity in the 1960s. He was known for his gritty voice, spasmodic body movement in ...more
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Arctic Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Yorkshire
Trip hop, Dance-punk, Garage rock
Arctic Monkeys are an English rock band formed in 2002 in High Green, a suburb of Sheffield. The band consists of Alex Turner, Jamie Cook, Nick O'Malley, and Matt Helders. Former band member ...more
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The Cult is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Yorkshire
Gothic rock, Rock music, Heavy metal
The Cult are a British hard rock band formed in 1983. They gained a dedicated following in the United Kingdom in the mid-1980s as a post-punk/gothic rock band with singles such as "She ...more
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The Human League is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Yorkshire
Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music
The Human League is an English electronic new wave band formed in Sheffield in 1977. Dare, the band's most popular album, yielded the single "Don't You Want Me", a No. 1 hit in the pop ...more
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Bring Me The Horizon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Yorkshire
Deathcore, Metalcore, Heavy metal
Bring Me the Horizon are a British metalcore band from Sheffield, Yorkshire. Formed in 2003, the group currently consists of lead vocalist Oliver Sykes, lead guitarist Lee Malia, bassist Matt ...more
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Pulp is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Yorkshire
Indie pop, Britpop, Alternative rock
Pulp are an English alternative rock band who formed in Sheffield in 1978. Their best-known line-up from their heyday consisted of Jarvis Cocker, Candida Doyle, Russell Senior, Mark Webber, ...more
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Allan Holdsworth is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Yorkshire
Instrumental rock, Jazz fusion, Jazz
Allan Holdsworth is an English guitarist and composer. He has released twelve studio albums as a solo artist and played a variety of musical styles spanning a period of more than four decades, ...more
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ABC is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Yorkshire
Synthpop, New Wave, Disco
ABC are an English new wave group that first came to prominence in the early 1980s. Their 1982 debut album, The Lexicon of Love, was a UK number one and they achieved ten UK and five US Top 40 ...more
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Smokie is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Yorkshire
Rock music, Country rock, Pop rock
Smokie are an English rock band from Bradford, Yorkshire. The band found success at home as well as the rest of the world after teaming up with Mike Chapman and Nicky Chinn. Along the way they ...more
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Cabaret Voltaire is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Yorkshire
Acid house, Synthpop, New Wave
Cabaret Voltaire are an English music group from Sheffield. Initially composed of Stephen Mallinder, Richard H. Kirk, and Chris Watson the group was named after Cabaret Voltaire, a nightclub in ...more
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LFO is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Yorkshire
Acid house, Electronic music, Intelligent dance music
LFO was a British electronic music act on the Warp Records label. LFO were pioneers of the bass-heavy techno, IDM, and acid house music of the late 1980s to mid-1990s. Originally, the group was ...more
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Moloko is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Yorkshire
Nu jazz, Downtempo, Trip hop
Moloko were an English-Irish music duo from Sheffield, England. The duo consisted of Róisín Murphy from Arklow, Ireland and Mark Brydon, from Sunderland, England.
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Evile is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Yorkshire
Thrash metal, Heavy metal
Evile are an English thrash metal band from Huddersfield, formed in 2004. The band's debut album, Enter the Grave, was produced by Flemming Rasmussen at Sweet Silence Studios in Copenhagen, ...more
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Philip Oakey is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Yorkshire
Synthpop, Electronic dance music, Electronica
Philip "Phil" Oakey is an English composer, singer, songwriter and producer. He is best known as the lead singer, lead songwriter, frontman and co-founder of the English synthpop band ...more
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Derek Bailey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Yorkshire
Avant-garde jazz, Free funk, Free jazz
Derek Bailey was an English avant-garde guitarist and leading figure in the free improvisation movement.
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65daysofstatic is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Yorkshire
Electronic music, Experimental rock, Instrumental rock
65daysofstatic are an instrumental electronic post/math rock band. Formed in Sheffield, England, in 2001, the band is composed of Paul Wolinski, Joe Shrewsbury, Rob Jones and Simon Wright. The ...more
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Reverend and The Makers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Yorkshire
Synthpop, Rock music, Electro
Reverend and The Makers are a band based in Sheffield, Yorkshire. They are signed to Wall of Sound. The band is fronted by Jon McClure, nicknamed "The Reverend". The band's debut album ...more
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Bal-Sagoth is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Yorkshire
Symphonic black metal, Black metal, Power metal
Bal-Sagoth is a symphonic black metal band from Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, formed in 1989. Originally formed as an epic/symphonic black metal band with strong death metal elements, ...more
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Gareth Gates is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Yorkshire
Pop music, Soul music
Gareth Paul Gates is an English singer-songwriter. He was the runner-up in the first series of the ITV talent show Pop Idol. Gates has sold over 3.5 million records in the UK. He is also known ...more
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Paul Carrack is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Yorkshire
Blue-eyed soul, Pop rock, Soft rock
Paul Melvyn Carrack is an English singer, songwriter and musician who has recorded as both a solo artist and as a member of several popular bands. The BBC dubbed Carrack "The Man with the ...more
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Comsat Angels is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Yorkshire
New Wave, Post-punk
The Comsat Angels were an English post-punk band from Sheffield and Doncaster, England, initially active from 1978 to 1995. Their music has been described as "abstract pop songs with spare ...more
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Joanne Catherall is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Yorkshire
Synthpop
Joanne Catherall is one of the two female vocalists of the English synthpop band The Human League. In October 1980, Catherall was an unknown 18-year old school girl when she and her best friend ...more
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Kimberley Walsh is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Yorkshire
Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues
Kimberley Jane Walsh is an English singer-songwriter, model, television presenter, actress and dancer. She rose to fame in late 2002 when she auditioned for the reality television show Popstars: ...more
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Justin Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Yorkshire
Rock music
Justin Edward Sullivan is an English singer and songwriter, born to Quaker parents. He is also the frontman and lyricist of the British rock band New Model Army, which he formed in 1980 together ...more
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Martyn Ware is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Yorkshire
Electronic dance music, Electronica
Martyn Ware is a British musician and music producer. As a founder member of both The Human League and Heaven 17, he was partly responsible for hit records such as "Being Boiled" and ...more