Category:Musicians from Anaheim, California
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The following 27 pages are in this category, out of 27 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 27 pages are in this category, out of 27 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Tairrie B – Tairrie B is an American singer and rapper. Tairrie B started her career as part of the female dance group Bardeux. After the release of their single, Three-Time Lover, in 1987. Under the tutelage of Eazy-E, she was signed to his label Ruthless Records and released her first album, The Power Of A Woman. Tairrie B alleges she was assaulted by Dr. Dre at the 1990 Grammy Awards for not collaborating with him on her first album, Everyone with NWA - like Above The Law, - whenever they do an album, all of the guys appear on the last track. So they were going to do that with me at one point and she refused, and rewrote the track as a diatribe against her labelmates. When Dr. Dre heard the track, he turned up at the awards ceremony party and he hit me like Tyson, but I took it - I dont know how. It turned out to be the only Comptown Records album release, Tairrie B later began working on her second full-length album Single White Female, but before releasing it decided to change her musical direction away from rap. After being released from her contract by Eazy-E, just a few weeks before his 1995 death, she then formed Manhole, My Ruin, in December 2008, Tairrie B married her long-time partner and guitarist of My Ruin Mick Murphy. She stated in the bands Myspace blog that she had changed her last name to Murphy, in August 2015 Tairrie B returned to her rap roots with her 3rd studio rap album Vintage Curses
2. Patrick Bonfrisco – Patrick Bonfrisco is a musician and podcaster based out of Orange County, CA. He has recorded and performed with bands, most notably enewetak. He remained a member until enewetak disbanded in 2004. Bonfrisco launched Ramshackle Records in 1995, and organized the Novemberfest music festival from 1992 through 2004 and he can currently be heard on the radio show / podcast KPFK Geek Radio as well as the Thats Life podcast on the Ratt Haus podcast network. Bonfrisco played drums in the bands, Disturbing the Peace Bobwolf Jackie Paper enewetak The Touching Game Run. Bonfrisco played drums on the releases, Bobwolf - The Vinyl Gift Jackie Paper - Things Like This enewetak - enewetak enewetak -. He is first cousin to east coast heavy metal drummer John Offreda, Patrick Bonfrisco on Band To Band Patrick Bonfrisco on Discogs Bobwolf on Discogs Jackie Paper on Discogs enewetak on Discogs enewetak on Facebook Run. Sprint. on Facebook King of the Monsters Records KPFK Geek Radio on Facebook Thats Life podcast on Facebook
3. Jeff Buckley – Jeffrey Scott Jeff Buckley, raised as Scott Moorhead, was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. In 2004, Rolling Stone listed him at number 39 on their list of greatest singers of all time, over the following three years, the band toured widely to promote the album, including concerts in the U. S. Europe, Japan, and Australia. In 1996, they stopped touring and made attempts to record Buckleys second album in New York City with Tom Verlaine as producer. In 1997, Buckley moved to Memphis, Tennessee, to work on the album, to be titled My Sweetheart the Drunk. Buckley and his work remain popular and are featured in greatest lists in the music press. Born in Orange, California, Buckley was the son of Mary Guibert. His mother was a Zonian of mixed Greek, French, American and Panamanian descent, while his father was the son of an Irish American father, Buckley was raised by his mother and stepfather, Ron Moorhead, in Southern California, and had a half-brother, Corey Moorhead. Buckley moved many times in and around Orange County while growing up, as a child, Buckley was known as Scott Scottie Moorhead based on his middle name and his stepfathers surname. After his biological father died of an overdose in 1975, he chose to go by Buckley and his real first name. To members of his family he remained Scottie, Buckley was brought up around music. His mother was a trained pianist and cellist. His stepfather introduced him to Led Zeppelin, Queen, Jimi Hendrix, the Who, Buckley grew up singing around the house and in harmony with his mother, later noting that all his family sang. He began playing guitar at the age of five after discovering an acoustic guitar in his grandmothers closet, Led Zeppelins Physical Graffiti was the first album he ever owned, the hard rock band Kiss was also an early favorite. At the age of 12, he decided to become a musician and he attended Loara High School, and played in the schools jazz band. During this time, he developed an affinity for rock bands such as Rush, Genesis. After graduating from school, he moved north to Hollywood to attend the Musicians Institute. Buckley spent the six years working in a hotel and playing guitar in various struggling bands playing in styles from jazz, reggae. He toured with the reggae artist Shinehead and also played the occasional funk and R&B studio session
4. Tim Buckley – Timothy Charles Buckley III was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. Though he did not find commercial success during his lifetime, Buckley is admired by generations for his innovation as a musician. He died at the age of 28 from an overdose, leaving behind his sons Taylor and Jeff Buckley. Buckleys musical life began in earnest after his family moved to Bell Gardens in southern California in 1956. His grandmother introduced him to the work of Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday, his mother to Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland and his father to the music of Hank Williams. During his initial high school years, Buckley was a popular and engaged student, he was elected to offices, played on the baseball team. During a football game he broke the first two fingers on his hand, permanently damaging them. He later said that the injury prevented him from playing barre chords and this disability may have led to his use of extended chords, many of which dont require barres. Buckley attended Loara High School in Anaheim, California and he quit football and cut classes regularly, focusing most of his attention on music instead. In 1965, during French class, Buckley met Mary Guibert and their relationship inspired some of Buckleys music, and provided him time away from his turbulent home life. His father had become unstable, angry and occasionally violent in his later years and he had suffered a serious head injury during the war, that, along with a severe work-related injury, was said to have affected his mental balance. Buckley and Guibert married on October 25,1965, as Guibert believed she was pregnant, the marriage angered Marys father and he did not attend the wedding, Buckleys father attended, but joked to the priest, I give it six months. Shortly after the wedding Mary realized that she was not pregnant after all, the marriage was tumultuous, and Buckley quickly moved out, but Mary soon became pregnant. After several months, Buckley found himself neither willing nor able to cope with marriage, from then on, he and Mary saw each other only sporadically. They divorced in October 1966, about a month before their son Jeffrey Scott was born, by then, Buckley and lyricist/friend Beckett had written dozens of songs, several were to appear on Tims debut album, Tim Buckley. Buzzin Fly, was written during this period, and was featured on Happy Sad. Buckleys ill-conceived college career at Fullerton College lasted only two weeks in 1965, Buckley dropped out and dedicated himself fully to his music and to playing L. A. folk clubs, during the summer of 1965 he played regularly at a club co-founded by Dan Gordon. Later in the year he played various Orange County coffeehouses, such as the White Room in Buena Park, and that year Cheetah Magazine deemed Buckley an up-and-comer, one of The Orange County Three, along with Steve Noonan and Jackson Browne
5. Austin Butler – Austin Robert Butler is an American actor and singer. He currently portrays Wil Ohmsford in The Shannara Chronicles, Austin Butler was born on August 17,1991, in Anaheim, California, the son of Lori Anne, an aesthetician, and David Butler. He has an older sister Ashley, who worked as a background-actor alongside him on Neds Declassified School Survival Guide, when Butler was thirteen, he was approached by a representative from a background-acting management company at the Orange County Fair who helped him get started in the entertainment industry. He found that he enjoyed it and soon began taking acting classes and his friend on the show, Lindsey Shaw, introduced him to her manager, Pat Cutler who immediately offered to represent him, and from that point on, Butler began taking acting seriously as a career. In the movie, his character, along with his family, battles to save their vacation home, Butler portrayed the cousin of Alexas character Ruby, whom he has a crush on, reasoning that it was because he never grew up with her. In June of that year, Butler appeared in two consecutive Jonas episodes where he played Stone Stevens, and in December of that year, Butlers guest-starred on CSI, Miami and The Defenders. In the film, Butler played Peyton Leverette, a student filmmaker who finds Sharpay nearly as fascinating as she finds herself. So, I went and met with the director, and it went really well, the film wrapped production in July 2010 and was released direct-to-DVD on April 19,2011. In the year 2011, he booked the role of Wilke on the ABC Family series Switched at Birth and it follows a group of young burglars as they target the homes of some of Hollywoods celebrities. Jennifer Grey of Dirty Dancing plays Iris Garvey, the mother of Butlers character Zack, the movie also stars Yin Chang, Renee Olstead and Spencer Locke. The movie was released on September 26,2011, the Carrie Diaries is based on Candace Bushnells novel by the same name and follows Bradshaws life in the 1980s as a teenager in New York City. The show was cancelled on May 8,2014 after two seasons, in April 2014, it was announced that Butler had joined the cast of the play Death of the Author at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. He played the role of Bradley, a student with a double major in political science and math. The play is directed by Bart DeLorenzo and written by Steven Drukman, following previews on May 20,2014, the play ran from May 28 to June 29. In August 2014, The Hollywood Reporter, announced that Butler has been cast in a movie called Yoga Hosers, the film is about 15-year-old yoga nuts, Colleen Collette and Collete McKenzie, who get themselves jobs after school. When an evil threatens them, they join forces with a man-hunter named Guy Lapointe, the films also stars Johnny Depp, Lily-Rose Depp, Harley Quinn Smith and Haley Joel Osment. In September 2014, it was announced that Butler had joined the cast of Arrow as the role of Chase. His character will be playing the DJ and the love interest of Willa Hollands character Thea Queen and he also co-starred with Miranda Cosgrove and Tom Sizemore in the thriller film The Intruders
6. Tom Dumont – Thomas Martin Tom Dumont is an American guitarist and producer. Dumont is a member of third wave ska band No Doubt, born in Los Angeles, California, the Dumont family lived in Irvine, California. Tom was the adopted child in his family and has two siblings. Dumonts father, who played the piano, gave his son a guitar at age twelve, Dumont practiced by strumming folk songs by the likes of James Taylor. Dumont was influenced by metal bands such as Iron Maiden, Judas Priest. He joined his older sisters heavy metal band Rising, but left in 1988 for third wave ska band No Doubt and he has one sister named Gina and a brother named John. Dumont studied music theory for five semesters at Orange Coast College, when the band moved into a house on Beacon Avenue in Anaheim, he wrote a poem about being addicted to television. He took the poem to Eric Stefani, who put the poem to music, the song was recorded for the bands self-titled debut album and was the albums only single. The band later self-released The Beacon Street Collection in March 1995, the same month, Dumont left his job as a file clerk at a mortgage company. He had a feeling about having finished recording Tragic Kingdom. Tragic Kingdom became a success, certified diamond in the United States. When Eric left the band, Tom took leadership in writing and composing responsibilities, after the Tragic Kingdom tour, Tom returned to his home in Long Beach, California and started surfing in 1997. Dumont is a member of The Surfrider Foundation, an organization to preserve coastal life. Since Eric Stefani left, Tom Dumont, Tony Kanal and Gwen Stefani became No Doubts primary songwriters, during No Doubts hiatus, Dumont produced Matt Costas 2005 debut album, titled Songs We Sing, after hearing a demo tape by Costa. With Stefani promoting her solo album, No Doubt began initial work on a new album without her. In March 2008, the band started making posts concerning the progression of the album on their official fan forum. Stefani made a post on March 28,2008 stating that songwriting had commenced but was slow on her end because she was, at the time, manager Jim Guerinot said the yet-untitled album is being produced by Mark Spike Stent, who helped produce and mix Rock Steady. Between Stefanis pregnancy and recording, No Doubt did not tour in 2008, No Doubt announced on their official website that they will tour in the summer of 2009 with Paramore, The Sounds, Janelle Monáe, Bedouin Soundclash, Katy Perry, and Panic. at the Disco
7. Eden Espinosa – Eden Erica Espinosa is an American singer and stage actress who is best known for her performances as Elphaba for the Broadway, Los Angeles, and San Francisco productions of the musical Wicked. Of Mexican descent, Eden Espinosa began singing at the age of three, performing at age five, and recording at the age of ten, at Canyon High School, she played the role of Maria in West Side Story. After graduating, Espinosa worked at local parks such as Disneyland. She was also part of the performing group The Young Americans. Espinosa made her Broadway debut as a member of the Original Broadway Cast of Stephen Schwartzs musical Wicked and she started the production as standby for Idina Menzel in the lead role of Elphaba. She was also an understudy for the role of Nessarose, Espinosa performed the lead role of Elphaba for a month continuously during the Summer of 2004, while Menzel was filming Ask the Dust. When going on for Elphaba, Espinosa performed alongside opposite Kristin Chenoweth, Espinosa left Wicked on September 5,2004, to originate the lead for the Broadway debut of Brooklyn. Following the closing of Brooklyn The Musical, Espinosa performed the role of Elphaba for the Wicked First National Tour during the entire San Francisco run from August 5 to September 11,2005. She replaced Stephanie J. Block while she recovered from an injury, Espinosa performed for the Wicked celebration of its 1, 000th performance on Broadway, on March 21,2006. Espinosa played opposite both Megan Hilty and Kate Reinders as Glinda on Broadway and she left the Broadway production on October 8,2006, and was replaced by Ana Gasteyer. Espinosa received the 2006 Broadway. com Audience Award for Favorite Female Replacement, Espinosa was chosen to originate the role of Elphaba for the third U. S. production of Wicked in Los Angeles, which opened on February 21,2007 at the Pantages Theatre. She opened the show with former Broadway co-star Megan Hilty as Glinda and she received broad critical acclaim for the role. Espinosa left the Los Angeles company on December 30,2007 and was replaced by Caissie Levy, Wicked Los Angeles was one of the most financially successful musicals in Los Angeles theatre history. On March 2,2010, Espinosa took over the role of Elphaba from Teal Wicks for the San Francisco production of Wicked and she performed opposite Kendra Kassebaum as Glinda, whom she had previously performed with on the Wicked First National Tour when it stopped in San Francisco. Espinosa left on June 26,2010 and was replaced by Marcie Dodd, Espinosa originated and workshopped the title role in Brooklyn The Musical over the course of two years. Its world premiere was on April 30,2003 and it ran until June 15,2003 at the Denver Civic Center and she stayed for the entire Broadway run till it closed on June 26,2005, it played 27 previews and 284 regular performances. Espinosa was nominated for a 2005 Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance for her performance, Espinosa is featured on the original Broadway cast recording of Brooklyn the Musical. On May 30th,2008, Espinosa replaced Nicolette Hart as Maureen Johnson in the closing cast of the original Broadway production of Rent at the Nederlander Theatre
8. Tony Kanal – Tony Ashwin Kanal is a British-American musician, record producer and songwriter. Kanal is the bassist for the American rock band No Doubt and his musical work outside of the band includes producing and songwriting with artists such as reggae singer Elan Atias and No Doubt bandmate Gwen Stefani, among others. Kanals father Gulab and his mother Lajwanti Lajju are from India and are Hindus and his parents emigrated from India to London, England, where Kanal was born. While most of his years were spent in London, Kanal and his family also spent brief periods living in Toronto, Canada. At age eleven, he was taken by his once again to the United States. There, his parents opened a store named Kanals Gifts and Fashion, Kanals father suggested that Kanal learn to play the saxophone since it was the formers favorite instrument, so he bought one for Kanal. Kanal later learned how to play the bass from his schoolmate Dave Carpenter, after seeing one of third wave ska band No Doubts early shows, he joined the band as its bassist. Kanal enrolled at California State University, Fullerton to major in psychology, in October 1991, No Doubt began recording with producer Dito Godwin. When Interscope Records began turning songs down, No Doubt did it on their own, over two years they recorded ten songs and released it independently. When No Doubt went on hiatus, Kanal began a career behind the mixing console, in 2004, Kanal produced three songs for the soundtrack to 50 First Dates. Also in 2004, Kanal produced and co-wrote three tracks on Gwen Stefanis first solo album Love, Kanal then produced Elan Atiass debut album, Together as One, which was released in June 2006. Kanal again worked with Gwen Stefani for her solo album The Sweet Escape. He has created several remixes, including ones of Stefanis Hollaback Girl, Kanal produced the song Rent for the ska punk band Peppers 2006 album No Shame. In 2008, he collaborated on two songs titled Sober and Funhouse with Pink for her album Funhouse and also sang back-up on Crystal Ball, in late 2009, Kanal co-wrote and played bass for a song of former Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatts debut solo album. Kanal also contributed on track seven of Weezers 2010 album Hurley and he received co-writing credit for the song Smart Girls. In 2010, Kanal co-wrote, produced, and performed bass on the track Kiss You Up, recorded by Barbadian artist Shontelle for her second album, No Gravity. With Stefani promoting her solo album, No Doubt began initial work on a new album without her. In March 2008, the band started making posts concerning the progression of the album on their official fan forum
9. Marcus Mumford – Marcus Oliver Johnstone Mumford is an American-born English singer, songwriter, musician and producer best known as the lead singer of the band Mumford & Sons. He also plays a number of instruments with the group, including guitar, drums, Marcus was born on 31 January 1987, in Orange County, California, to English parents. As a result, he has held both British and US citizenship from birth, Mumford has an older brother, James. His aunt is an academic in law at the University of Bristol, mumfords family moved back to their native England when Marcus was six months old. He grew up in Wimbledon Chase, southwest London, and attended Kings College School in Wimbledon, there he met future fellow band member Ben Lovett. He returned to London to focus on his career after his first year of study at the University of Edinburgh. Whilst in Edinburgh he wrote most of Mumford & Sons debut album and he began his musical career playing drums for Laura Marling on tour, along with the other current members of Mumford & Sons. It was through touring with Marling and gaining experience playing gigs, Mumford was included in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list of music stars in December 2012 for his achievements with Mumford & Sons. Forbes commented of the list which included acts such as Adele and Rihanna, In sum they represent the entrepreneurial, creative. Individually, they are engaging, surprising and incredibly hardworking, Mumford sang a cover of Dinks Song with Oscar Isaac for the 2013 Coen brothers film Inside Llewyn Davis. Although Mumford is not seen in the film, he voices the protagonists partner, Mike. Mumford takes co-writing credits on tracks, Kansas City, When I Get My Hands on You, The Whistle Is Blowing, Stranger, on 23 September 2014, the video for When I Get My Hands on You was released and features Mumford on lead vocals. Mumford and Sons third album, Wilder Mind, was released on 4 May 2015, in 2014 Mumford produced Hold Fast by Christian Letts, released February 2015. Mumford co-wrote 4 tracks from the record - Copper Bells, La Mer, Emeralds, Mumford produced the album Gamble for a Rose by King Charles, released January 2016. Mumfords parents, John and Eleanor, are former national leaders of the Vineyard Church in the UK, Mumford formerly dated Laura Marling from whom he separated in late 2010. In April 2012 Mumford married actress Carey Mulligan in Somerset and they were childhood pen pals who lost touch and reconnected as adults. They married a few weeks after wrapping production on the Coen brothers film Inside Llewyn Davis and they had a daughter, named Evelyn Grace Mumford, in September 2015. Marcus Mumford at the Internet Movie Database
10. 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 Records
11. Lisa Tucker (singer) – Lisa Gabrielle Tucker is an American singer, musical theater actress, and television actress who was the tenth-place finalist on the fifth season of American Idol. Tucker was born in Anaheim, California to Stanley and Eleanor Tucker, both of her brothers were backup singers and choreographers for Tuckers concert in 2002. Tucker is also a songwriter, guitarist, pianist, and is learning to play the drums, Tucker attended La Palmas John F. Kennedy High School. She was a Senior during Idol and returned to John F. Kennedy High after she was voted off, Tucker was encouraged by her parents to audition for a production of The Little Princess at Orange County Childrens Theater. Despite the fact it was her first audition, she landed the lead role, at the age of ten, Tucker was referred by OCCT to Walt Disney Productions, who cast her as young Nala for the musical production of The Lion King. It was her first paying job and Tucker said, I would have done it for free, Tucker played Nala for 11 months but had to stop due to child labor laws and contract limitations for minors. When Tucker was 13, she auditioned for Star Search and eventually made it to the finals and she was the runner-up to Tiffany Evans. At the age of 16, she auditioned for the season of American Idol in Denver, Colorado with a song she also sang on Star Search. Simon Cowell said she was the best 16-year-old to ever audition for the show, later, the judges made a unanimous decision to put her through to the seasons final 24. America voted her through to the top 12, while she was on American Idol she attended high-school classes with former Idol finalists Paris Bennett and Kevin Covais. She was eliminated and was given 10th place on March 29,2006 and she has performed at numerous city events in Anaheim such as the Mayors Prayer Breakfast, Flag Day events, a Mighty Ducks Game, and an Anaheim Angels baseball game. Tucker sang on the city of Anaheim float in the 118th Tournament of Roses and she made a guest appearance on The O. C. playing herself in the prom episode. She can also seen on season 3 of the teen Nickelodeon network show Zoey 101, her first appearance was in an episode in the episode Michael Loves Lisa. In August 2007, Tucker was featured on the reality TV show Dr.90210 as the instructor for Dr. Reys children. She is signed to join the cast for the pilot of the new FOX series Born in the USA and she, also, had a recurring role on the CW series, The Game, where she played Pucci Wright in the third season. Tucker sang at Gulf Middle School, in Cape Coral, Florida, the students saw her perform and participated in a question and answer session with her. The other school was in North America and it too had an American Idol finalist sing. Lisa Tucker on Myspace Lisa Tucker at the Internet Movie Database