Bands/Musicians 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

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Ian Burden is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Bands from Yorkshire
Synthpop Ian Charles Burden is an English musician who played keyboards and bass guitar with synthpop band The Human League, between 1981 and 1989. He attended The King's School in Peterborough, as a ...more

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Ian Craig Marsh is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Bands from Yorkshire
Synthpop Ian Craig Marsh is an English musician. He was a founding member of the electronic band The Human League, writing and playing on their first two albums and several singles, until leaving in 1980 ...more

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Susan Ann Sulley is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Bands from Yorkshire
Synthpop Susan Ann Sulley, formerly known as Susanne Sulley and Susan Ann Gayle, is a British singer and one of the two female vocalists of the synthpop group The Human League. Born and raised in ...more

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Tasmin Archer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Bands from Yorkshire
Pop music, Rock music Tasmin Archer is an English pop singer. Her first album, Great Expectations, spawned the hit "Sleeping Satellite" which reached number one in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

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Beachbuggy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Bands from Yorkshire
Alternative rock, Rock and roll, Punk rock Beachbuggy were a rock group formed in early 1992 in Doncaster by Jack Straker, Jim VeVee and A.D. The band's name reflected singer and main songwriter Jack's obsession with classic cars, drag ...more

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Mark White is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Bands from Yorkshire
New Wave, Rock music Mark Andrew White is an English musician, best known for being part of the pop band ABC, from 1980 to 1992. His last contribution to the band was their 1991 album, Abracadabara.

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Bromheads Jacket is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Bands from Yorkshire
Garage rock, Indie rock Bromheads are a two-piece English garage rock band originating from Sheffield, England.

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Gavin Bryars is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Bands from Yorkshire
Minimal music Richard Gavin Bryars is an English composer and double bassist. He has been active in, or has produced works in, a variety of styles of music, including jazz, free improvisation, minimalism, ...more

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Gay-Yee Westerhoff is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Bands from Yorkshire
Gay-Yee Westerhoff, is the Chinese-English cellist of the all female string quartet, Bond. She studied A-level music at Wyke College in Hull and holds an Honours Degree in music from Trinity ...more

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Little Man Tate is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Bands from Yorkshire
Indie rock Little Man Tate were a four-piece indie rock band from Sheffield, England who formed in 2005. They broke up in 2009. The band quickly began attracting interest from several record labels and in ...more

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Milburn is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Bands from Yorkshire
Indie rock Milburn were an indie rock band from Sheffield, England that consisted of Joe Carnall, Louis Carnall, Tom Rowley, and Joe Green. They announced they would split on 28 March 2008, with the band ...more

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Helen Boulding is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Bands from Yorkshire
Pop music, Rock music Helen Boulding is a London-based singer-songwriter originally from Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK. Her first album, New Red Dress, was released in February 2008.

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Living in a Box is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Bands from Yorkshire
Blue-eyed soul, Synthpop, New Wave Living in a Box were a British band from the late 1980s. They are best known for their eponymous debut single, produced by Richard James Burgess. They were composed by singer Richard Darbyshire, ...more

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Billy Currie is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Bands from Yorkshire
Synthpop, New Wave, Glam rock William Lee "Billy" Currie is an English violist, violinist, pianist, keyboardist, and songwriter. He is best known for his work with new wave band Ultravox, who achieved their ...more

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Existend is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Bands from Yorkshire
Thrash metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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BabyPinkStar is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Bands from Yorkshire
Electronic music BabyPinkStar are an Electro glam punk band from Sheffield, England, formed in 2004 with original members Tom, Ben, Alice, and Bleepy.

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Back Door is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Bands from Yorkshire
Jazz fusion Back Door was a jazz-rock trio, formed in 1971.

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Dig Vis Drill is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Bands from Yorkshire
Dig Vis Drill industrial electro pop rock Their early beginnings were formed around a tin of biscuits (custard creams were never mentioned as to being the catalyst of the beginnings of this group but then again they were never denied ...more

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Gas Club is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Bands from Yorkshire
Indie rock Gas Club were a four-piece indie band from Sheffield, England and formed in 2005. Taking their name from Malin Bridge Sports and Social Club at the bottom of Stannington Road. The vast majority ...more

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RDB is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Bands from Yorkshire
Hip hop music, UK Garage, Bhangra RDB is a band initially formed by three British Sikh brothers in 1997, whose style blends western genres with traditional Punjabi beats and vocals. The group is now led by its sole remaining ...more

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Avida Dollars is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Bands from Yorkshire
Rock music

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The Long Blondes is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Bands from Yorkshire
Indie pop, Indie rock, Post-punk revival The Long Blondes were a five-piece English indie rock band formed in Sheffield, United Kingdom in 2003 by Dorian Cox, Reenie Hollis, Emma Chaplin, Kate Jackson and Screech Louder. After several ...more

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I Monster is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Bands from Yorkshire
Synthpop, Trip hop, Electronic music I Monster is an English electronic music group, composed of the Sheffield based record producers Dean Honer and Jarrod Gosling. I Monster and its label Twins of Evil are both named after horror

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J.S.T.A.R.S. is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Bands from Yorkshire
Electro, Electronic music, Electronic dance music J*S*T*A*R*S is an electronica collaboration from Kingston upon Hull and Sheffield, Yorkshire, formed by Steve Cobby and Sim Lister in 2002. Their debut release was a 12" vinyl, ...more

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Nightmares on Wax is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Bands from Yorkshire
Downtempo, Acid house, Trip hop George Evelyn, is a DJ and electronic music composer from Leeds, England. His music is released on Warp Records and was one of the first releases on the label. Evelyn got his start in the music ...more