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List of Famous Bands from Orange County

Updated June 8, 2017 28.7k views212 items

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.

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    Gwen Stefani

    Hip Pop R&B, Synthpop

    AlbumsLove. Angel. Music. Baby., The Sweet Escape, The Sweet Escape, The Singles Collection, Now That You Got It

    Gwen Renée Stefani (; born October 3, 1969) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer. She is a co-founder and the lead vocalist of the band No Doubt, whose singles include...  more

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  • 2

    Jeff Buckley

    Rock music, Folk music

    AlbumsGrace, Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk, Songs to No One 1991-1992, Live at Sin-é, So Real: Songs from Jeff Buckley

    Jeffrey Scott Buckley (November 17, 1966 – May 29, 1997), raised as Scott Moorhead, was an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. After a decade as a session guitarist in Los Angeles, Buckley...  more

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  • 3

    Avenged Sevenfold

    Thrash metal, Deathcore

    AlbumsCity of Evil, Waking the Fallen, Avenged Sevenfold, Hail to the King, Sounding the Seventh Trumpet

    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

    Blues-rock, Disco

    AlbumsSweet Baby James, A Christmas Album, James Taylor at Christmas, Never Die Young, Hourglass

    James Vernon Taylor (born March 12, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. A five-time Grammy Award winner, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. He is one of...  more

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  • 5

    Backstreet Boys

    Adult contemporary music, Bubblegum pop

    AlbumsNever Gone, Backstreet Boys, I Want It That Way, Black & Blue, Backstreet's Back

    Backstreet Boys (often abbreviated as BSB) is an American vocal group, formed in Orlando, Florida in 1993. The group consists of AJ McLean, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson, and Brian...  more

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  • 6

    The Offspring

    Pop punk, Ska punk

    AlbumsSmash, Americana, The Offspring, Hit That, Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)

    The Offspring is an American rock band from Garden Grove, California, formed in 1984. Originally formed under the name Manic Subsidal, the band has consisted of lead vocalist and guitarist Bryan...  more

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  • 7

    No Doubt

    Pop punk, New Wave

    AlbumsTragic Kingdom, Rock Steady, Icon, Don't Speak, Everything in Time (B-Sides

    No Doubt is an American rock band from Anaheim, California, formed in 1986. Since 1989, the band has consisted of lead vocalist Gwen Stefani, bassist and keyboardist Tony Kanal, guitarist and...  more

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  • 8

    Social Distortion

    Pop punk, Blues-rock

    AlbumsSocial Distortion, White Light White Heat White Trash, Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell, Mommy’s Little Monster, Prison Bound

    Social Distortion is an American punk rock band formed in 1978 in Fullerton, California. The band currently consists of Mike Ness (lead vocals, lead guitar), Jonny Wickersham (rhythm guitar, backing...  more

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  • 9

    Matchbox Twenty

    Pop music, Rock music

    AlbumsYourself or Someone Like You, More Than You Think You Are, Mad Season, North, Exile on Mainstream

    Matchbox Twenty is an American rock band, formed in Orlando, Florida, in 1995. The group currently consists of Rob Thomas (lead vocals, guitar, keyboards), Brian Yale (bass guitar), Paul Doucette...  more

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  • 10

    Mandy Moore

    Bubblegum pop, Pop music

    AlbumsWild Hope, Coverage, Mandy Moore, Candy, I Wanna Be With You

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  • 11

    Stryper

    Glam metal, Nu metal

    AlbumsTo Hell With the Devil, Soldiers Under Command, Against the Law, In God We Trust, Can't Stop the Rock: The Stryper Collection 1984-1991

    Stryper is an American Christian metal band from Orange County, California. The group's lineup consists of Michael Sweet (lead vocals, guitar), Oz Fox (guitar), Perry Richardson (bass guitar), and...  more

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  • 12

    Velvet Revolver

    Rock music, Heavy metal

    AlbumsContraband, Libertad, Melody and the Tyranny, Fall to Pieces, Slither

    Velvet Revolver was an American hard rock supergroup consisting of Guns N' Roses members Slash (lead guitar), Duff McKagan (bass, backing vocals), and former member Matt Sorum (drums, backing...  more

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  • 13

    Alter Bridge

    Progressive metal, Rock music

    AlbumsAB III, Blackbird, Live at Minneapolis, One Day Remains, Fortress

    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, bassist...  more

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  • 14

    Death

    Thrash metal, Progressive metal

    AlbumsSymbolic, Human, Individual Thought Patterns, Scream Bloody Gore, The Sound of Perseverance

    Death was an American death metal band from Orlando, Florida, founded in 1983 by guitarist and vocalist Chuck Schuldiner. Death is considered to be among the most influential bands in heavy metal and...  more
  • 15

    O-Town

    Pop music, Boy band

    AlbumsO2, O-Town, All or Nothing, Love Should Be a Crime, Liquid Dreams

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    Trivium

    Thrash metal, Rock music

    AlbumsShogun, Ascendancy, In Waves, The Crusade, Trivium

    Trivium is an American heavy metal band from Orlando, Florida, formed in 1999. After getting signed to Roadrunner Records in 2004, the band has released eight studio albums and over twenty singles....  more

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  • 17

    Atreyu

    Emo, Metalcore

    AlbumsLead Sails Paper Anchor, Congregation of the Damned, A Death-Grip on Yesterday, The Curse, The Best Of... Atreyu

    Atreyu is an American metalcore band from Yorba Linda, California, formed in 1998. The band consists of unclean vocalist Alex Varkatzas, guitarists Dan Jacobs and Travis Miguel, bassist Marc "Porter"...  more

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  • 18

    Sugar Ray

    Hip hop music, Nu metal

    AlbumsLemonade & Brownies, Music for Cougars, 14:59, Floored, Sugar Ray

    Sugar Ray is an American rock band from Newport Beach, California. Originally forming in 1986 and playing heavier nu metal style music, the band achieved mainstream popularity in 1997 with their more...  more

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  • 19

    Aloe Blacc

    Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B

    AlbumsShine Through, Lift Your Spirit, Femme Fatale, Where Does the Time Go?, Good Things

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  • 20

    AlbumsSeminole Wind, Paradise, Country 'til I Die, Takin' the Country Back, Nobody's Got It All

    John David Anderson (born December 13, 1954 in Apopka, Florida) is an American country musician with a successful career that has lasted more than 30 years. Starting in 1977 with the release of his...  more

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  • 22

    The Vandals

    Pop punk, Punk rock

    AlbumsChristmas With The Vandals: Oi to the World!, Hitler Bad, Vandals Good, When in Rome Do as the Vandals, The Vandals Play Really Bad Original Country Tunes

    The Vandals are a punk rock band from the United States established in 1980 in Orange County, California. They have released ten full-length studio albums, two live albums, and have toured the world...  more

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  • 23

    Reel Big Fish

    Ska punk, Third-wave of ska

    AlbumsEverything Sucks, Cheer Up!, Turn the Radio Off, Why Do They Rock So Hard?, Teen Beef

    Reel Big Fish is an American ska punk band from Orange County, California, best known for the 1997 hit "Sell Out". The band gained mainstream recognition in the mid-to-late 1990s, during the third...  more

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  • 24

    Jennette McCurdy

    Country pop, Country

    AlbumsJennette McCurdy, So Close, Jennette McCurdy, Not That Far Away, Homeless Heart

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    Mark McGrath

    Pop punk, Ska

    AlbumsParty for Two

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