List of bands from Merseyside

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This is a list of notable bands from Merseyside, North West England. For at least fifty years the area has had a thriving pop and rock music scene, and particularly since The Beatles popularised Merseybeat.

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The Hexmen: 1981 to present day. Amphetemine fuelled Punk blues. Original line up: George Wickstead ( aka George Hexman) Vocals & Harmonica, Sam Brew on Guitar (Afraid of Mice), Gary Mac Drums ( Malchix) Pete Well Bass ( Azania )



  • Holly Johnson: Former lead singer of Frankie Goes to Hollywood, had solo hits in the late 80s.
  • Joker - late 1970s band featuring Ozzie Yue on guitar


  • Kling Klang : Experimental rock band using lots of monophonic synthesisers, drums and guitars.
  • Billy J. Kramer and The Dakotas: Performed as Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas and billed as a Merseybeat band when under Brian Epstein's management in the 1960s.



  • George Melly: Jazz musician, writer and expert on surrealist art.
  • The Merseybeats
  • Metro Manila Aide Founders of the genre life-metal.
  • The Mojos
  • Miles Kane (born 17 March 1986) is an English musician originally from the Wirral , best known as the co-frontman of The Last Shadow Puppets and former frontman of The Rascals. He was formerly the vocalist and lead guitarist for The Rascals, but announced the band's break-up in August 2009.He is currently pursuing a solo career, and continues to be a part of his side-project The Last Shadow Puppets. His debut solo album, Colour of the Trap, was released on 9 May 2011.
  • The Maybes?- 2001–present
  • Marseille - 1970s Heavy Metal band from Liverpool, featuring television celebrity Neil Buchanan
  • The Mastersounds 1961-1964
  • Matchstickmen- 2005–present
  • Mojo Pin- 2010–present
  • Marsha Ambrosius is a singer/songwriter. A former member of the English Soul/R&B duo Floetry, she released her first solo album Late Nights & Early Mornings on March 1, 2011.Her debut album topped the Billboard's R&B chart and she has been nominated for Grammy Awards for her work.


  • Nutz : 1970s heavy rock band who released four albums and supported Black Sabbath and Budgie on tour.[2]
  • The Nashpool Four - Mal Jefferson, Paul Eker, Sid & Eddie Edwards 1964-66





  • The Scaffold. 60s group featuring Mike McGear, Roger McGough and John Gorman. Had a Number 1 with "Lily the Pink", and other hits with "Thank You Very Much", "Do You Remember?", and "Gin Gan Goolie" in the 1960s and "Liverpool Lou" in the 70s.
  • The Seal Cub Clubbing Club: Current post-punk band often compared to the likes of The Fall and Radiohead.
  • The Searchers: 60s Merseybeat group. No. 1 Hits include "Sweets For My Sweet", "Needles And Pins" and "Don't Throw Your Love Away".
  • Shack: Cult band led by Mick Head, formerly of The Pale Fountains. Highly influential on Britpop bands such as Oasis. Noel Gallagher repaid the debt by signing them to his record label.
  • The Stairs- fronted by Edgar Jones (Summertyme)
  • Short Sharp Shock: Crossover thrash band from Liverpool.
  • Sonia: Pop singer from the PWL stable. Born in Skem but mostly associated with Liverpool.
  • Space: 1990s indie-rock band best known for "Female of the Species" and their 6 other Top 20 hit singles.
  • The Stands: 2000s rock'n'roll band led by songwriter Howie Payne. Split in 2006.
  • Stig Noise ( Sound System ): heavily influential DIY - World Noise - No Wave - Wonkstep - Grunge project from 1998–present day.
  • Rory Storm and the Hurricanes: Merseybeat group.
  • Supercharge: 1970s funk/rock band, led by Albie Donnelly and featuring Ozzie Yue
  • The Swinging Blue Jeans: 60s Merseybeat group. Top 3 Hits include "Hippy Hippy Shake" and "You're No Good".




  • Wah!: Pete Wylie vehicle, variously known as Wah! Heat and The Mighty Wah!
  • Wave Machines: indie band (2007–present).
  • The Wild Swans: Post-punk band.
  • The Wombats: Pop punk/Powerpop 3 piece consisting of Matthew Murphy, Tord Overland Knudsen and Daniel Haggis from the famed Paul McCartney LIPA academy