OK..... here in the UK, we are deprived of most small bands from the US. Reel Big Fish were formed in California (I think) in the early-mid nineties (I think).
They are a highly skilled ensemble band, ska, rock and a totally wicked horn section. Aaron Barrett fronts and writes most with Scot Klopfstein, or something like that (trumpet, vocals & guitar)... Matt Wong, Bass, is God, apparently!
Surprised by the other definitions about them being really happy. Not my take on it... After slogging away and having relative success before MTV hit 'Sell Out' they appear to be rueing the past (unless this is really clever ironic self-parody). 'Cheer Up & 'We're Not Happy'.... definitely have dark edges to them about not making it and hating No Doubt (here; here) I think Aarondated the lovely Gwen Stefani - well you would be miserable wouldn't you...
Nevertheless I would pay to see them again, 3rd time. They are exceptionally entertaining.
Have you got a spare ticket to Reel Big Fish?
Nah man, they totally sold out again....(?) Kidding!
Who are better than Voodoo Glowskulls, Goldfinger & Less Than Jake (sorry guys) combined?
Reel Big Fish, of course