Category:Musicians from Fullerton, California
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The following 13 pages are in this category, out of 13 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 13 pages are in this category, out of 13 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Jared Gomes – Paulo Sergio Jared Gomes, also known as Jahred and M. C. U. D. is a Brazilian American rapper and singer best known as the lead vocalist of the band Hed PE and The Clue. Born Paulo Sergio Gomes to a mother of Brazilian descent and his father of Afro-Brazilian descent, Gomes got his start in the 80s new wave band The Clue, which was active until 1990. He later met guitarist Wes Geer amidst the Orange County hardcore punk scene, vaught and DJ Product ©1969. They named the group Hed, which stands for higher education, the band built a following based on energetic performances at local venues such as Club 369, and released the self-financed extended play, Church of Realities. Legal issues forced Hed to change their name, adding PE, the album, the band found themselves unable to repay the cash advances given to them by Jive. Gomes is quoted as saying We had these visions of the music industry. So we fulfilled that dream, but it was probably the worst thing that could have happened. Weve had offers from Sony and others that we cant take because we owe Jive so much money, on October 27,2000, Gomes was arrested for possession of marijuana while the band was performing in Waterbury, Connecticut. He was released on a US$1,500 bail, after recording two more albums for the label, the band left Jive to release albums independently, eventually signing with Suburban Noize Records. Gomes has expressed interest in recording an album in the hip hop genre, stating I would like to. I just need to get my discipline down and use my time more wisely than watching South Park for eight hours straight, in 2007, Gomes appeared on Twiztids sixth studio album, Independents Day, contributing to the track Weak Shitz Out. According to Gomes, he had previously discussed appearances on albums by System of a Down bassist Shavo Odadjian and Korn guitarist James Shaffer. Gomes vocal style ranges from singing to rapping and death growls. His influences include Bob Marley, Black Sabbath, Rage Against The Machine, Sublime, Sex Pistols, The Clash, the Ramones, Beastie Boys, N. W. A, Tupac Shakur, along with various punk rock, reggae, ska, and heavy metal bands. Gomes is a supporter of the 9/11 Truth movement, and social liberal politicians such as Nancy Pelosi, Hed PE Broke Blackout Only in Amerika Back 2 Base X Insomnia The D. I. Y. Guys New World Orphans Truth Rising Evolution ForeverJared Gomes – Jahred Gomes performing live with Hed PE.
2. Erin Mackey – Erin Ashley Mackey is an American stage actress and singer, known for playing the role of Glinda in the Chicago, Los Angeles, and Broadway productions of Wicked. Mackey was born in Fullerton, California and she was spotted by a manager at Fullerton Childrens Repertory Theater, and offered the opportunity to audition professionally for film and TV. Her first was for Disneys The Parent Trap, music Center Spotlight Award for Non-Classical Voice. In 2004, after graduating from Fullerton Union High School, she decided to continue to pursue her passion for theater, from 2006 until 2010, she played the role of Glinda in various productions of the musical Wicked. After Wicked, she starred in the new Broadway musical Sondheim on Sondheim, the show ended its limited engagement on June 27,2010. She was also seen in the York Theatre production of I Remember Mama, in June 2011, Mackey played the role of Lucy Steele in the reading of a new musical based on Jane Austens Sense & Sensibility. Mackey succeeded Laura Osnes as Hope Harcourt in the Broadway revival of Anything Goes on September 13,2011, Mackey originated the role of Oona ONeill in the 2012 Broadway production of Chaplin. She played the role of Christine in the 2013 Pittsburgh CLO production of Phantom and she starred as Mary Catlett in the world premiere of the musical, Amazing Grace from October to November 2014 playing a role she would later reprise on Broadway. Beginning on November 10,2016, Mackey stars on Broadway in the acapella musical In Transit, after her freshman year of college, Mackey auditioned for the musical Wicked and was offered a role as a swing on the national touring production. After appearing on tour for months, she was offered a role in the Chicago company as an ensemble member. After six months, she succeeded Stacie Morgain Lewis in the role of Glinda on October 24,2006. She starred opposite Kristy Cates and later, Dee Roscioli in the role of Elphaba. She left the Chicago production on April 13,2008 at the end of her contract and she then transferred to the Los Angeles production, replacing Megan Hilty as Glinda from May 20,2008, and starred opposite Teal Wicks in that role, through September 28,2008. In 2009, she married former co-star Stanton Nash, who starred alongside her as Boq in Chicago, then, making her Broadway debut, she reprised the role of Glinda in New York, beginning August 11,2009, replacing Alli Mauzey. She starred alongside former co-star Dee Roscioli as Elphaba and she played her final performance as Glinda, to date, on January 10,2010. She was succeeded by Katie Rose Clarke, Erin Mackey at the Internet Movie Database Erin Mackey at the Internet Broadway DatabaseErin Mackey – In Los Angeles during August 2008
3. Mike Ness – Michael James Mike Ness is an American guitarist, vocalist, and chief songwriter for the punk rock band Social Distortion, which was formed in 1978. Mike Ness songs are represented by Downtown Music Publishing, michael Ness was raised in Orange County, California. He was kicked out of his fathers home in Fullerton at 15, during his early years, he was raised on the blues, country and early rock n roll. As he drifted around Orange County, Ness became involved in the rock scene. In the 1980s, Ness was the renter of the one-bedroom apartment described in The Adolescents song Kids of the Black Hole. The punk house is located in Fullerton, California and still exists today, inspired by The Sex Pistols, Ness founded Social Distortion in 1978 with Casey Royer, releasing the Mainliner/Playpen 7 record on Robbie Fields indie label Posh Boy Records in 1981. Two years later, they released the album Mommys Little Monster on 13th Floor Records, Ness was featured in the independent film Another State of Mind, which chronicled Social Distortions first cross-country tour with Youth Brigade. It was on the DVD commentary where he claimed to have never had anything to do with the forces or religion. This prompted many fans to him an atheist, though some of his lyrics seem to indicate otherwise. Five years passed before Social Distortion released their album, 1988s Prison Bound. Ness has been sober and clean from heroin since 1985, furthermore, in the mid-1980s, he briefly was employed as a house painter and assistant speech therapist in an elementary school. Ness performed in the band Easter from 1986–1988 and appeared in the video for the songs Slipping Away. In 1989, Social Distortion signed a deal with Epic Records and released three albums with that label, Social Distortion, Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell and White Light, White Heat, White Trash. Ness married his wife, Christine Marie, in the late 1990s, as of 2012, Julian Ness plays rhythm guitar in the Duane Peters band, Die Hunns. In 1999, Mike Ness acted in the film, Frezno Smooth, in 1999, Ness released his first solo album, Cheating at Solitaire. Although some of Social Distortions songs paid homage to music artists. Solitaire included guest appearances by Bruce Springsteen, Brian Setzer, Billy Zoom and Josh Freese, Springsteen had touted Social Distortions Heaven and Hell as his favorite record of the year in a Rolling Stone interview in 1992. Ness continued in this vein, releasing a compilation of covers entitled Under the Influences that same yearMike Ness – Mike Ness live in 2012
4. Jory Prum – Jory Prum, also known as Jory K. Prum, was an American audio engineer, best known for his work in film and video games. He was the owner of a studio located in the San Francisco Bay Area. While studying at CalArts, Prum worked on student films, some of which were screened at festivals, such as Spike. One such film, a parody of Schoolhouse Rock, titled Political Correction, was a collaboration between Prum and fellow student Steven Fonti. Another was Adam Lanes Sea Slugs, an animation about pirate slugs on the open seas. After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, Prum worked as an Electron at Jim Hensons Creature Shop, after being let go, he inquired during a CalArts job fair about employment opportunities in the sound department of LucasArts Entertainment Company. Prum departed LucasArts at the start of 2001 and has continued to work in game sound. Prum and his production team have been nominated nine times for Best Voice Acting Aggie Awards and have won three times. In addition to games, Prum has worked in post production audio for feature films. He created the voice of the big bird, Leo, in Pixar Animation Studios animated short film For the Birds, Prum also worked as the foley recordist on Focus Features Lost in Translation, and Sony Pictures Adaptation. In 2004 Prum set up a studio near his home in Fairfax. In August 2014, Prum recovered the aging audio archives of the classic adventure game Grim Fandango as part of Double Fine Productions restoration. He also worked with composer Peter McConnell to record and mix the new orchestral score, Jory died on April 22,2016 after suffering severe injuries in a motorcycle accidentJory Prum – Photo of Jory Prum in 2005.
5. Kid Ramos – Kid Ramos is an American electric blues and blues rock guitarist, singer and songwriter. Ramos has released four albums since 1995 on Black Top. He has worked with James Harman, Roomful of Blues, the Big Rhythm Combo, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, The Mannish Boys, Bobby Jones, david Ramos was born in Fullerton, California, United States, with both of his parents being professional opera singers. After playing at the parties of friends and at nightclubs in his teenage years. He stayed playing his guitar for Harman until 1988, when he helped out with Roomful of Blues. However, at point, Ramos took a break from music to raise a family. In 1994, Ramos joined forces with Lynwood Slim to form the Big Rhythm Combo, Ramos debut solo album, Two Hands One Heart, was released the following year. Ramos had joined The Fabulous Thunderbirds in 1993, following an invitation from their singer, as well as regularly recording and appearing with them up to 2002, Ramos also continued to release his own albums, with Greasy Kid Stuff being his most recent. Ramos appeared at the 2005 Edmontons Labatt Blues Festival, playing along with the Mannish Boys and he also formed the roots quartet, Los Fabulocos, who released their debut album in 2008. In 2009, Ramos backed Bobby Jones at the Notodden Blues Festival, in August 2012, Ramos was diagnosed with Ewings sarcoma, a rare form of cancer, and underwent chemotherapy treatment the following month. He was expected to require radiotherapy, surgery and further chemotherapy during the course of the twelve months a medical appeal was launched to assist with the costs of his treatment. Kid Ramos received the Orange County Music Awards Lifetime Achievement Award on March 7,2014, at the event he announced that he had completed his treatment and recovered from the cancerKid Ramos – Kid Ramos performing at the 2008 San Francisco Blues Festival. Photo by Mike Shea/Tritone Photography
6. Gwen Stefani – Gwen Renée Stefani is an American singer, songwriter, and fashion designer. During the bands hiatus, Stefani embarked on a pop career in 2004 by releasing her debut studio album Love. Inspired by pop music from the 1980s, the album was met both critical and commercial success. It spawned three successful singles, What You Waiting For. Rich Girl, and Hollaback Girl, the reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 while also becoming the first US download to sell one million copies. In 2006 Stefani released her studio album The Sweet Escape. The album produced two singles, Wind It Up and the albums title track The Sweet Escape. Her third solo album This Is What the Truth Feels Like was released in March 2016, Stefani has won three Grammy Awards. As a solo artist she has received accolades, including an American Music Award, Brit Award, World Music Award. In 2003, she debuted her clothing line L. A. M. B. and expanded her collection with the 2005 Harajuku Lovers line, drawing inspiration from Japanese culture, Stefani performs and makes public appearances with four back-up dancers known as the Harajuku Girls. She was married to British musician Gavin Rossdale from 2002 to 2015, Billboard magazine ranked Stefani the 54th most successful artist and 37th most successful Hot 100 artist of the 2000–09 decade. VH1 ranked her 13th on their 100 Greatest Women in Music list in 2012, including her work with No Doubt, Stefani has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide. Stefani was born on October 3,1969, in Fullerton, California and she was named after a stewardess in the 1968 novel Airport, and her middle name, Renée, comes from The Four Tops 1968 cover of The Left Bankes 1966 song Walk Away Renée. Her father, Dennis Stefani, is Italian American and worked as a Yamaha marketing executive and her mother, Patti, worked as an accountant before becoming a housewife. Gwens parents were fans of music and exposed her to music by artists like Bob Dylan. She has two siblings, Jill and Todd, and an older brother named Eric. Eric was the keyboardist for No Doubt before leaving the band to pursue a career in animation on The Simpsons. Her brother Eric introduced Gwen to 2 Tone music by Madness and The Selecter and, in 1986, he invited her to provide vocals for No Doubt, finally, in 1991, the band was signed to Interscope RecordsGwen Stefani – Stefani at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival