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
by takin a dump September 15, 2005
Top Definition
The happiest, livliest ska band ever. Great music, make syou want to dance with every song.
"Theres a ska band,
on my street.
A little ska band.
Everybody thinks their sooooo f**king neat."

(Everything Sucks, Reel Big Fish)
by Tris November 02, 2003
Best ska band EVER. Go DL them right now. :@
RBF 0wnz
by RBF 0wnz August 30, 2003
Best. Ska Band. Ev-er
by Anonymous August 13, 2003
The most skatanic band alive. Rivaling Catch 22 and unbelievably happy. THE BEST SKA BAND IN THE WORLD
"Reel Big Fish is hella happy"
by Antwanie August 11, 2003
Skawesome upbeat ska band, who just released their newest album, "We're Not Happy 'Til You're Not Happy".
Go to www.reel-big-fish.com, and then buy all their albums, and give them the rest of your money
by ChillyGod March 21, 2005
The three best words in the english dictionary.
Reel Big Fish is love. You know this logic to be true. <3
by Duskalts August 24, 2005
A fantastic ska-pop band from southern California. Great music to dance to and just makes you happy when you hear it. Usualy has cynical lyrics with upbeat melodies that add up into a near-perfect combo.
I sure do love all of Reel Big Fish's work, including "Cheer Up!"
by SgtSalad October 01, 2005

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