Reel Big Fish

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Intro

A Ska Punk band, formed out of Huntington Beach, California, probably best known for the 1997 hit "Sell Out", and their cover of the Ah-Ha classic "Take On Me".

Info

The band gained mainstream recognition in the mid-to-late 1990s, during what was perceived as the third wave of Ska with the release of the gold certified album Turn the Radio Off. Soon after this, they lost their mainstream recognition, but gained an underground cult following.

As of 2006, the band is no longer signed to a major record label, and has since been independent.

After many line-up changes throughout the years, front man Aaron Barrett remains the only founding member in the band.

Albums List

1) Everything Sucks (1995)

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2) Turn the Radio Off (1996)

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3) Why Do They Rock So Hard? (1998)

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4) Cheer Up! (2002)

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5) We're Not Happy 'Til You're Not Happy (2005)

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6) Monkeys for Nothin' and the Chimps for Free (2007)

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7) Fame, Fortune and Fornication (2009)

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8) Skacoustic (2011)

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9) Candy Coated Fury (2012)

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Members Name Check

  • Aaron Barrett – lead vocals and guitar (1992–present)
  • John Christianson (a.k.a. Johnny Christmas) – trumpet and backing vocals (2004–present)
  • Derek Gibbs – bass and backing vocals (2007–present)
  • Matt Appleton (a.k.a. Saxel Rose) – saxophone and backing vocals (2011–present)
  • Billy Kottage - trombone and backing vocals (2013–present)
  • Edward Larsen - drums and backing vocals (2014–present)
  • Ben Guzman – vocals (1992–1994)
  • Zach Gilltrap – keys/synthesizers (1992–1994)
  • Lisa Smith – guitar (1992–1994)
  • Matt Wong – bass, backing vocals (1992–2007)
  • Eric Vismantas – trumpet (1994)
  • Tavis Werts – trumpet (1994–2001)
  • Tyler Jones – trumpet (2001–2004)
  • Scott Klopfenstein – trumpet, guitar, keys, lead & backing vocals (1995–2011) (Local Shows Only)
  • Stephan Reed – saxophone (1994)
  • Adam Polakoff – saxophone (1994–1995)
  • Dan Regan – trombone, backing vocals (1994–2013)
  • Robert Quimby – trombone (1994–1995)
  • Grant Barry – trombone (1995–1999)
  • Andrew Gonzales – drums (1992–1998)
  • Carlos de la Garza – drums (1999–2003)
  • Justin Ferreira – drums (2003–2005)
  • Ryland Steen (a.k.a. The Rabbit) – drums (2005–2014)

External Links

www.reel-big-fish.com