Santa Barbara Bands2022-07-09T19:26:50+00:00

A place to remember Santa Barbara bands. Mainly the Eighties, but spreads into the Seventies and Nineties too. Look around and reminisce, if you have info on a band, or see something that’s incorrect, send it to info@santabarbarabands.com

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Pat Milliken

Pat Milliken: Guitarist 1961-2010 By Cyrus Clarke Fri Apr 16, 2010 | 6:00am Pat Milliken I met Pat Milliken when he was 18 or 19 years old, just starting out as a solo guitarist and singer in the burgeoning acoustic scene of the early 1970s. There was an ease to the scene [...]

In Memoriam | Joe Mock: 1957-2022

Credit: Courtesy In Memoriam | Joe Mock: 1957-2022  By Paul Vercammen | Wed Jun 22, 2022 | 9:37am Joe Mock often worshiped the sun, sitting on a beach towel, wearing faded gym shorts and puka shells. He laughed, smiled, and got a tan while listening to a dented transistor radio. Joe was usually [...]

Marc Membreno Remembers…

Some observations from an SB eighties drummer's perspective, and I don't profess to be an arbiter of the scene or a pop historian – "plumbing the depths of the new wave experience in Santa Barbara to uncover the definitive zeitgeist of the time".  However...one of my bands, Norman Allan, was formed by [...]

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