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Reel Big Fish
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Reel Big Fish performing at The Catalyst in Santa Cruz, California on March 27, 2008.
Background information
Origin Huntington Beach, California, United States
Genres Ska punk, alternative rock, third wave ska
Years active 1992–present
Labels Mojo, Jive, Rock Ridge Music
Associated acts The Littlest Man Band, The Forces of Evil, The Scholars, Jeffries Fan Club, Spring Heeled Jack USA, Suburban Rhythm, Nuckle Brothers, Zebrahead, Goldfinger
Members Aaron Barrett
Matt Appleton
Derek Gibbs
Dan Regan
Ryland Steen
John Christianson
Past members Ben Guzman
Zach Gilltrap
Lisa Smith
Robert Quimby
Adam Polakoff
Andrew Gonzales
Grant Barry
Tavis Werts
Carlos de la Garza
Tyler Jones
Justin Ferreira
Matt Wong
Scott Klopfenstein

Reel Big Fish is a ska punk band that started in 1992 in California. They have only ever played ska/rock music but moved more to a pop sound during the album "Cheer Up!" They have had many different members since the start of the band, including two different singers and over 10 different horn players. They mainly got successful from the album Turn The Radio Off, which had the single "Sell Out," in 1997, their most famous song.


Current Members

  • Aaron Barrett - guitar, lead vocals (1992–present)
  • Dan Regan - trombone, backing vocals (1994–present)
  • Matt Appleton - saxophone (2011–present)
  • John Christianson - trumpet, backing vocals (2004–present)
  • Ryland Steen - drums (2005–present)
  • Derek Gibbs - bass guitar (2007–present)

Former Members

  • Ben Guzman - vocals (1992–1994)
  • Zach Gilltrap - keyboards/synthesizers (1992–1994)
  • Lisa Smith - guitar (1992–1994)
  • Eric Vismantes - trumpet (1994)
  • Stephan Reed - saxophone (1994)
  • Robert Quimby - trombone (1994–1995)
  • Adam Polakoff - saxophone (1994–1995)
  • Grant Barry - trombone (1995–1998)
  • Andrew Gonzales - drums (1992–1998)
  • Tavis Werts - trumpet (1994–2002)
  • Carlos de la Garza - drums (1999–2003)
  • Tyler Jones - trumpet (2002–2004)
  • Justin Ferreira - drums (2003–2005)
  • Matt Wong - bass, backing vocals (1992–2007)
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