Bands/Musicians List of Famous Bands from Santa Barbara

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

This is a list that includes bands like Katy Perry and Jack Johnson.

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Katy Perry is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Santa Barbara
Katy Perry Christian music, Synthpop, Rock music Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, better known by her stage name Katy Perry, is an American singer, songwriter and occasional actress. She had limited exposure to secular music during her childhood and ...more

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Jack Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Santa Barbara
Jack Johnson Indie pop, Tropical rock, Pop music Jack Johnson is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and former professional surfer. Johnson is known primarily for his work in the folk rock, soft rock, and ...more

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Toad the Wet Sprocket is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Santa Barbara
Toad the Wet Sprocket Rock music, Folk rock, Alternative rock Toad the Wet Sprocket is an American alternative rock band formed in 1986. The band consists of vocalist and guitarist Glen Phillips, guitarist Todd Nichols, bassist Dean Dinning, and drummer ...more

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DevilDriver is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Santa Barbara
DevilDriver Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal DevilDriver is an American metal band from Santa Barbara, California, formed in 2002, consisting of vocalist Dez Fafara, guitarist Mike Spreitzer, bassist Chris Towning and drummer Austin ...more

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Sugarcult is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Santa Barbara
Sugarcult Pop punk, Rock music, Emo Sugarcult is an American rock band from Santa Barbara, California formed in 1998. The band currently consists of Tim Pagnotta, Airin Older, Marko DeSantis, and Kenny Livingston.

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Primitive Radio Gods is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Santa Barbara
Primitive Radio Gods Shoegazing, Dream pop, Alternative rock Primitive Radio Gods is an American alternative rock band from Southern California. Current members consist of frontman Chris O'Connor, who performs vocals and bass; percussionist Tim Lauterio; ...more

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Jeff Kendrick is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Santa Barbara
Jeff Kendrick Groove metal, Speed metal

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Motograter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Santa Barbara
Motograter Nu metal, Industrial metal, Heavy metal Motograter is an American nu metal band formed in 1995. They are best known for their homemade instrument, the "Motograter", designed with industrial cable and guitar pieces that ...more

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Nerf Herder is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Santa Barbara
Nerf Herder Pop punk, Rock music, Emo Nerf Herder is a pop punk band from Santa Barbara formed in 1994 by Parry Gripp, Charlie Dennis and Steve Sherlock. They describe themselves as a "geek rock" band, and are known for ...more

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Tripdavon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Santa Barbara
Tripdavon Rock music, Alternative rock, College rock Tripdavon is an American rock band from Santa Barbara, California. The group formed in early 2004 while students at UCSB by vocalist Justin Fox, guitarist Greg Doscher, drummer Russ Cummings, ...more

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Mike Spreitzer is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Santa Barbara
Mike Spreitzer Industrial music, Classical music, Heavy metal Michael Colin Spreitzer is one of the guitarists of the American heavy metal band DevilDriver. He replaced guitarist Evan Pitts in 2004. Michael co-wrote and performed on DevilDriver's albums ...more

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Bradley Fafara is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Santa Barbara
Bradley Fafara Nu metal, Groove metal, Melodic death metal Bradley James 'Dez' Fafara is an American metal vocalist who performs in the bands DevilDriver and Coal Chamber.

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Snot is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Santa Barbara
Snot Noise rock, Nu metal, Garage punk Snot is an American Hardcore punk band from Santa Barbara, California. Formed in 1995, the band released their debut studio album Get Some with founding vocalist Lynn Strait in 1997 and ...more

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Carah Faye Charnow is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Santa Barbara
Carah Faye Charnow Carah Faye Charnow is an American singer and songwriter. She is currently the female vocalist of the band Shiny Toy Guns, with whom she scored a Grammy nomination, and is also currently the ...more

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Bad Astronaut is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Santa Barbara
Bad Astronaut Indie, Punk rock Bad Astronaut is an American indie/alternative rock band founded in 2000 by Joey Cape, singer from Lagwagon. In Bad Astronaut, Joey Cape explores a new style of pop, with lyrics often about deep ...more

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The Black Watch is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Santa Barbara
The Black Watch Indie rock The Black Watch is an independent rock band from Santa Barbara, California whose only constant member has been singer, guitarist, and primary songwriter, John Andrew Fredrick. Through their ...more

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Madison Cross is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Santa Barbara
Madison Cross Pop music

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Uphill Battle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Santa Barbara
Uphill Battle Metalcore, Heavy metal, Grindcore Uphill Battle was an American metalcore band with elements of grindcore. The group was based out of Santa Barbara, California, USA.

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Shane McFee is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Santa Barbara
Shane McFee Progressive metal, Melodic death metal, Classical music Shane Robert McFee is the CEO of Kazrog LLC, a software company specializing in pro audio and gaming. He is also a musician and audio engineer.

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Versus The World is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Santa Barbara
Versus The World Pop punk, Punk rock, Post-hardcore Versus the World is a punk rock band from Santa Barbara, CA, formed by Donald Spence and Mike Davenport. The band combines post-hardcore with pop punk and is currently signed to Viking Funeral ...more

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The Coral Sea is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Santa Barbara
The Coral Sea Indie, Rock music, Art rock The Coral Sea a California-based indie rock band led by Rey Villalobos. Their music is atmospheric and ambient. Their songs have been used on American TV shows Grey's Anatomy, Sleeper Cell and ...more

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This Ascension is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Santa Barbara
This Ascension Gothic rock, Ethereal wave This Ascension is a gothic/ethereal band from Santa Barbara, Southern California that formed in 1988. They have released four albums on their own label Tess Records from 1989 to 1999. This ...more

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Black Eyed Sceva is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Santa Barbara
Black Eyed Sceva Model Engine was an alternative rock band based in Santa Barbara, California. Prior to 1997 the trio, consisting of Jeremy Post, Brad McCarter and Brent Nims were known as Black Eyed Sceva. ...more