List of Famous Bands from San Jose

List of San Jose bands, listed by their level of fame. This San Jose musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous San Jose bands are included, as well as many San Jose musicians of underground status. This list of San Jose 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 San Jose 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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  • The Doobie Brothers are an American rock band from San Jose, California. The group has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide. They have been active for nearly five decades, with their greatest ...more
  • Nikki Sixx (born Frank Carlton Serafino Feranna, Jr.; December 11, 1958) is an American musician, songwriter, radio host, and photographer, best known as the co-founder, bassist, and primary ...more
  • Larry David Norman (April 8, 1947 – February 24, 2008) was an American musician, singer, songwriter, record label owner, and record producer. He is considered to be one of the pioneers of Christian ...more
  • Smash Mouth is an American rock band from San Jose, California. The band was formed in 1994, and was originally composed of Steve Harwell (lead vocals), Kevin Coleman (drums), Greg Camp (guitar), and ...more
  • Xiu Xiu () is an American experimental band, formed in 2002 by singer-songwriter Jamie Stewart in San Jose, California. Currently, the line-up consists of Stewart (the only constant member since ...more
  • Sleep is a stoner doom metal band from San Jose, California. Active during the 1990s, Sleep earned critical and record label attention early in their career. Critic Eduardo Rivadavia describes them ...more
  • Christopher George Manak, better known by his stage name Peanut Butter Wolf, is an American disc jockey and record producer from San Jose, California. He is based in Los Angeles, where he moved to ...more
  • No Use for a Name was a punk rock band from San Jose, California, United States formed in 1987 by Chris Dodge, Steve Papoutsis, Rory Koff and John Meyer. The band's sound evolved considerably through ...more
  • Charles Edward Hicks Jr. (July 6, 1973 – December 16, 1993), also known by his stage name Charizma, was an MC from Milpitas, California, United States. He is best known for his work with Peanut ...more
  • Heavy Heavy Low Low was an experimental thrash band from San Jose, California.
  • Nick 13 (Kearney Nick Jones) is the lead vocalist, guitarist and main songwriter of psychobilly band Tiger Army as well as a solo artist in the Americana/country genre.
  • Asbestosdeath was an American sludge/doom metal band from San Jose, California, and the precursor to the highly influential Sleep.
  • Alan Peijei Chang (born December 4, 1979) is an American pianist and songwriter, best known for his work with Michael Bublé. Originally from San Jose, California, he graduated from the University of ...more
  • 5cero6 are an Costa Rican pop group, which formed in San José. The 5cero6 signed to Universal Records and released their debut single, "Le Pido a Dios", in 2002. The song went on to spend seven weeks ...more
  • Thomas Harvey "Sean" Bonniwell (August 16, 1940 – December 20, 2011) was an American singer-songwriter/guitarist, who was known as the creative force behind the 1960s garage rock band, The Music ...more
  • Highcyde was an American alternative rock band from San Jose, California that formed in 2002. The band today consists of Jay Castillo, Tony Thompson, Kristopher Duarte, and Evan "Schlick" Von ...more
  • Abel Guier is the bass guitarist for the Costa Rican music group Gandhi and Mimayato. Abel joined Gandhi in 1996, before the recording of their first album El Jardín del Corazón. He knew the rest of ...more
  • Malpaís is a band from Costa Rica. The music of Malpaís is part of the Costa Rica-contemporary compositions work, called by the band "Costarican new song". The musicians are trying to relate the ...more
  • Evolución, a band that hails from San José, Costa Rica, started out in 1997. Their members originated in the underground alternative rock movement that struck the country in the early 90's. They ...more
  • Systematic were an American hard rock band from Oakland, California. They were one of the first signings to Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich's record label, The Music Company, via Elektra Records. The ...more
  • Gandhi is a Costa Rican rock band, formed in 1993, characterized for mixing diverse influences ranging from hard rock to Latin rhythms. Playing to audiences in Central America, Mexico, USA and the ...more
  • The Sad Bastard Book Club, described by as the Skinny Puppy of Folk Music, and by their own members as "a doom metal band playing gothic-americana in Mexico", is a band based in the ...more