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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