Bands/Musicians List of Famous Bands from Orange County

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List of Orange County bands, listed by their level of fame. This Orange County musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Orange County bands are included, as well as many Orange County musicians of underground status. This list of Orange County 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 Orange County 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.

List bands include Gwen Stefani, Jeff Buckley and many more.

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Gwen Stefani is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Orange County
Hip Pop R&B, Synthpop, New Wave Gwen Renée Stefani is an American singer, songwriter, fashion designer, and actress. She is the co-founder and lead vocalist of the rock band No Doubt. During the band's hiatus, Stefani ...more

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Jeff Buckley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Orange County
Rock music, Folk music, Folk rock Jeffrey Scott "Jeff" Buckley, raised as Scott "Scottie" Moorhead, was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. After a decade as a session guitarist in Los Angeles, ...more

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Avenged Sevenfold is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Orange County
Thrash metal, Deathcore, Rock music Avenged Sevenfold is an American heavy metal band from Huntington Beach, California, formed in 1999. The band's members are lead vocalist M. Shadows, rhythm guitarist and backing vocalist Zacky ...more

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James Taylor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Orange County
Blues-rock, Disco, Pop music James Vernon Taylor is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. A five-time Grammy Award winner, Taylor was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. Taylor achieved his ...more

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Backstreet Boys is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Orange County
Adult contemporary music, Bubblegum pop, Pop music The Backstreet Boys are an American vocal group, formed in Orlando, Florida in 1993. The group consists of A. J. McLean, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson, and Brian Littrell. The ...more

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The Offspring is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Orange County
Pop punk, Ska punk, Rock music The Offspring is an American rock band formed in Huntington Beach, California in 1984. Since its formation, the band's line-up has included Dexter Holland (lead vocals, guitar), Noodles (lead ...more

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No Doubt is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Orange County
Pop punk, New Wave, Pop music No Doubt is an American rock band from Anaheim, California, that formed in 1986. Since 1995, the group has consisted of vocalist Gwen Stefani, guitarist and keyboardist Tom Dumont, bassist and ...more

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Social Distortion is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Orange County
Pop punk, Blues-rock, Rockabilly Social Distortion (sometimes referred to simply as Social D or SxDx) is an American punk rock band formed in 1978 in Fullerton, California. The band currently consists of Mike Ness (vocals, ...more

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Matchbox Twenty is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Orange County
Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock Matchbox Twenty (originally spelled officially, and still sometimes known, as Matchbox 20) is an American rock band, formed in Orlando, Florida in 1995. The group currently comprises Rob Thomas ...more

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Mandy Moore is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Orange County
Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Rock music Amanda Leigh "Mandy" Moore is an American singer-songwriter, actress, and fashion designer. Raised in Florida, Moore first came to prominence with her 1999 debut single, ...more

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Stryper is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Orange County
Glam metal, Nu metal, Rock music Stryper is a Christian glam metal band from Orange County, California. The group's lineup consists of Michael Sweet, Oz Fox, Tim Gaines, and Robert Sweet. In 2004, Gaines left the band and was ...more

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Velvet Revolver is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Orange County
Rock music, Heavy metal, Alternative rock Velvet Revolver is an American hard rock supergroup consisting of former Guns N' Roses members Slash, Duff McKagan, and Matt Sorum, alongside Dave Kushner formerly of punk band Wasted Youth and ...more

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Alter Bridge is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Orange County
Progressive metal, Rock music, Heavy metal Alter Bridge is an American rock band from Orlando, Florida, formed in 2004. The band consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Myles Kennedy, lead guitarist and backing vocalist Mark Tremonti, ...more

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Death is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Orange County
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Technical death metal Death was an American metal band from Orlando, Florida, founded in 1983 by guitarist and vocalist Chuck Schuldiner. Death is considered to be one of the most influential bands in heavy metal and ...more

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O-Town is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Orange County
Pop music, Boy band O-Town is an American boy band formed from the first season of the MTV-produced reality television series Making The Band in 2000, consisting of Erik-Michael Estrada, Trevor Penick, Jacob ...more

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Trivium is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Orange County
Thrash metal, Rock music, Melodic death metal Trivium are an American heavy metal band from Orlando, Florida, formed in 2000. After getting signed to Roadrunner Records in 2004, the band has released six studio albums and eighteen singles. ...more

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Atreyu is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Orange County
Emo, Metalcore, Screamo Atreyu is an American metalcore band from Orange County, California formed in 1998. The band consists of vocalist Alex Varkatzas, lead guitarist Dan Jacobs, rhythm guitarist Travis Miguel, ...more

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Sugar Ray is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Orange County
Hip hop music, Nu metal, Rock music Sugar Ray is an American alternative rock band formed in 1986. The band, starting off more as a funk metal band, first gained fame in 1997 with their release of the song "Fly". This ...more

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Aloe Blacc is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Orange County
Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues Egbert Nathaniel Dawkins III, better known as Aloe Blacc, is an American rapper, songwriter, singer, actor, record producer, businessman and musician. He is best known for his singles "I ...more

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John Anderson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Orange County
Country John David Anderson is an American country musician with a successful career that has lasted more than 30 years. Starting in 1977 with the release of his first single, "I've Got a ...more

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Squirrel Nut Zippers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Orange County
The Squirrel Nut Zippers are an American band formed in 1993 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States, by James "Jimbo" Mathus, Katharine Whalen, Chris Phillips on drums, Don ...more

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The Vandals is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Orange County
Pop punk, Punk rock The Vandals is a punk rock band from the United States established in 1980 in Huntington Beach, California. They have released ten full-length studio albums and two live albums and have toured ...more

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Reel Big Fish is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Orange County
Ska punk, Third-wave of ska, Ska Reel Big Fish is an American ska punk band from Huntington Beach, California, best known for the 1997 hit "Sell Out". The band gained mainstream recognition in the mid-to-late 1990s, ...more

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Jennette McCurdy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Orange County
Country pop, Country Jennette Michelle Faye McCurdy is an American actress, singer, songwriter, and screenwriter. She is known for her role as Sam Puckett on the Nickelodeon sitcom iCarly and its spin-off series Sam ...more

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Mark McGrath is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Orange County
Pop punk, Ska, Pop rock Mark Sayers McGrath is an American singer of the rock band Sugar Ray. McGrath is also known for his work as a co-host of Extra, and he was the host of Don't Forget the Lyrics! in 2010. Mark is ...more

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Scott Stapp is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Bands from Orange County
Rock music, Heavy metal, Pop rock Scott Alan Stapp is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and multi-instrumentalist known as the lead vocalist and lyricist of the post-grunge band Creed, of which he is a founding member. ...more

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Ben Folds Five is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Bands from Orange County
Pop music, Piano rock, Power pop Ben Folds Five are an alternative rock trio formed in 1993 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The group's members are Ben Folds, Robert Sledge, and Darren Jessee. The group achieved mainstream ...more

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Lit is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Bands from Orange County
Pop punk, Glam metal, Ska punk Lit is an American rock band, formed in 1988 in Fullerton, California. They released several singles in the late 1990s and early 2000s including their hits "My Own Worst Enemy, Miserable, ...more

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Fireflight is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Bands from Orange County
Post-metal, Rock music, Post-grunge Fireflight is an American Christian rock band formed in Eustis, Florida in 1999. The band is signed by Flicker Records. They have played in ShoutFest, Revelation Generation, and have been ...more

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Matt Heafy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Bands from Orange County
Thrash metal, Melodic death metal, Technical death metal Matthew "Matt" Kiichi Heafy is a Japanese-American musician, best known as the lead vocalist and guitarist for the American heavy metal band Trivium. Heafy is also the vocalist for the ...more

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Drake Bell is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Bands from Orange County
Pop punk, Rock music, Pop rock Jared Drake Bell, is an American actor and singer-songwriter. He began his career as an actor in the early 1990s, with an appearance on Home Improvement. Bell also appeared in several ...more

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Joey Fatone is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Bands from Orange County
Pop music Joseph Anthony "Joey" Fatone, Jr. is a U.S. singer, dancer, actor and television personality. He is best known as a member of the boyband NSYNC, in which he sang baritone. In 2007, he ...more

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Hellogoodbye is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Bands from Orange County
Pop punk, Synthpunk, Indie pop Hellogoodbye is a pop band that was formed in Huntington Beach, California in 2001 by singer Forrest Kline. They were signed to Drive-Thru Records and released their first full-length album ...more

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Sawyer Brown is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Bands from Orange County
Country Sawyer Brown is an American country music band founded in 1981 in Apopka, Florida, by five members of country pop singer Don King's road band: Bobby Randall and Jim Scholten, both from Midland, ...more

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Josh Freese is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Bands from Orange County
Pop punk, Industrial metal, Rock music Josh Freese is an American drummer and songwriter. He is a permanent member of the Vandals and Devo, having formerly played drums for Nine Inch Nails from late 2005 until late 2008, A Perfect ...more

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Zebrahead is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Bands from Orange County
Pop punk, Ska punk, Rock music Zebrahead is an American rock band from Orange County, California. Formed in 1996, the band has released ten studio albums to date and is known for their eclectic musical style that incorporates ...more

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Archers of Loaf is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Bands from Orange County
Noise rock, Noise pop, Punk rock Archers of Loaf is an American indie rock band originally formed in Chapel Hill, North Carolina in 1991. The group toured extensively and released four studio albums, a collection album, ...more

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Warren Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Bands from Orange County
Pop punk, New Wave, Pop music Warren Fitzgerald is an American punk rock musician, guitarist, songwriter, and record label owner.

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Stacey Q is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Bands from Orange County
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music Stacey Lynn Swain, known by her stage name Stacey Q, is an American pop singer, songwriter, dancer and actress. Her best-known single, "Two of Hearts", released in 1986, reached number ...more

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Horse the Band is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Bands from Orange County
Nu metal, Nintendocore, Mathcore Horse the Band is a band from Lake Forest, California who are best known for their 8-bit Nintendo-influenced sound combined with metalcore. Frontman Nathan Winneke once jokingly described their ...more

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Adolescents is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Bands from Orange County
Skate punk, Punk rock, Hardcore punk The Adolescents are an American punk rock band formed in 1980 in Fullerton, California. From its earliest days, the band has functioned as a kind of SoCal punk supergroup, being formed ...more

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Rob Affuso is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Bands from Orange County
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock Rob Affuso is an American heavy metal drummer, best known as the drummer of the band Skid Row from 1987 to 1998. Affuso is currently the band leader and drummer for Soulsystem, a band he formed ...more

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Livingston Taylor is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Bands from Orange County
Folk rock, Soft rock, Jazz Livingston Taylor is an American singer-songwriter, born in Boston, Massachusetts, and raised in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He attended the Westtown School in Pennsylvania. He is the brother ...more

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The Choir is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Bands from Orange County
Christian alternative rock, Rock music, Alternative rock The Choir is an atmospheric Christian alternative rock band, led by Derri Daugherty on guitar and vocals, Steve Hindalong on drums—who also writes most of the band's lyrics—along with Tim ...more

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There for Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Bands from Orange County
Pop punk, Rock music, Emo There for Tomorrow was an alternative rock band formed in Orlando, Florida in 2003. The group consists of four members and is influenced by bands such as Jimmy Eat World, Blink-182, Third Eye ...more

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Lou Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Bands from Orange County
Hard bop, Jazz blues, Bebop Lou Donaldson is a jazz alto saxophonist. He is best known for his soulful, bluesy approach to playing the alto saxophone, although in his formative years he was, as many were of the bebop era, ...more

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Scott Klopfenstein is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Bands from Orange County
Ska punk, Indie rock Scott Allen "Scotty" Klopfenstein is an American musician and a former member of the band Reel Big Fish. He sings and plays trumpet, guitar, and keyboard. Before joining Reel Big Fish, ...more

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Hirax is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Bands from Orange County
Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Heavy metal Hirax is an American thrash metal band from Cypress, California. Starting in 1984 under the leadership of vocalist Katon W. De Pena, the band played in Los Angeles and San Francisco with the ...more

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Mêlée is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Bands from Orange County
Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music Mêlée is an American rock band from Orange County in California. Formed in 2000, the band consists of Ricky Sans, Chris Cron, Ryan Malloy and Derek Lee Rock. The group released ...more

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Suburban Legends is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Bands from Orange County
Disco, Pop music, Third-wave of ska Suburban Legends are an American third wave ska band that formed in Huntington Beach, California, in 1998 and later based themselves in Santa Ana, California. The band started out as a third ...more