Bands/Musicians List of Famous Bands from Santa Monica

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

Examples of bands on this list include Traveling Wilburys and Charlotte Caffey.

If you're wondering, "What bands are from Santa Monica?" or "What is a list of Santa Monica bands?" then this list will answer your questions. (13 items)

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Traveling Wilburys is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Santa Monica
Heartland rock, Rock music, Folk rock The Traveling Wilburys were a British-American supergroup consisting of Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, and Tom Petty. The band recorded two albums in 1988 and 1990, though ...more

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Charlotte Caffey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Santa Monica
Punk rock Charlotte Irene Caffey is an American rock and roll guitarist and songwriter, best known for her work in the Go-Go's in the 1980s, including writing "We Got the Beat." Caffey began her ...more

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Teena Marie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Santa Monica
Blue-eyed soul, Disco, Rock music Mary Christine Brockert, better known by her stage name Teena Marie, was an American singer, songwriter, and producer. She was known by her childhood nickname Tina before taking the stage name ...more

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Blake Schwarzenbach is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Santa Monica
Indie, Emo, Alternative rock Alexander Blake Schwarzenbach is an American musician. He was the singer and guitarist of Jawbreaker, Jets to Brazil, The Thorns of Life, and Forgetters. Although experiencing little mainstream ...more

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The Hues Corporation is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Santa Monica
Pop music, Soul music The Hues Corporation was an American pop and soul trio, formed in Santa Monica, California in 1969. They are best known for their 1974 single "Rock the Boat", which sold over 2 million

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Alfred Weisberg-Roberts is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Santa Monica
Hip hop music, Electronic music, Experimental music Alfred Darlington, better known by his stage name Daedelus, is a producer based in Los Angeles, California. He is a part of the groups The Long Lost and Adventure Time. He is affiliated with the ...more

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Cryptic Slaughter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Santa Monica
Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Heavy metal Cryptic Slaughter was a Santa Monica, California-based crossover thrash band.

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Gaelic Storm is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Santa Monica
Celtic rock, Celtic music Gaelic Storm is a Celtic band. Their musical output includes pieces from traditional Irish music, Scottish music, and original tunes in both the Celtic and Celtic rock genres. Their most recent ...more

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Lazlo Bane is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Santa Monica
Pop music, Power pop, Alternative rock Lazlo Bane is an alternative rock band from Santa Monica, California, United States. They are well known for collaborating with former Men at Work member Colin Hay, and providing the song ...more

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Apollonia Kotero is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Santa Monica
Rhythm and blues, Minneapolis sound, Freestyle music Apollonia Kotero is an actress, singer, former model and talent manager of Mexican heritage. She is perhaps best known for co-starring in Prince's 1984 film Purple Rain and for having been the ...more

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Phranc is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Santa Monica
Phranc is the stage name of Susan Gottlieb, an American singer-songwriter whose career has spanned several decades. She is also known for her cardboard and craft paper fine art.

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Laurie Z. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Santa Monica
Laurie Z. Classical music, Jazz Laurie Zeluck Carter was an American pianist and electronic musician who recorded under the name Laurie Z. Her music is described as a blend of classical, jazz and contemporary instrumental.

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Novacaine is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Santa Monica
Rock music, Grunge, Surf rock Novacaine is an American rock music group, formed in 1996 in Santa Monica, California. In the late '80s, David Hallyday had some success with his first solo records, but was unhappy. He decided ...more