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Reel Big Fish is an American ska punk band from Huntington Beach, California. After many line-up changes throughout the years, front man Aaron Barrett remains the only founding member in the band.

Reel Big Fish's 1995 self-released debut album, “Everything Sucks,” was successful and became an underground hit spread by word-of-mouth, which led to the band signing a deal with Mojo Records. In August 1996, the band released the album “Turn the Radio Off” on the new label, which appealed to fans of ska punk style, and the band began touring throughout the United States. After the single “Sell Out” became well known in mainstream venues, including MTV, the album peaked at #57 on the Billboard charts.

However, the ska revival was short-lived, and their 1998 album “Why Do They Rock So Hard?” failed to match the sales of the band's previous record. In 1998, the band appeared in the movie “BASEketball,” performing in the stands to rouse the crowd. The band also collaborated on the soundtrack with a cover of a-ha's “Take on Me.”

“Why Do They Rock So Hard?” was the last album for three members of the band. Trombonist Grant Barry took leave and trumpet player Tavis Werts was fired. Drummer Andrew Gonzales left the team to spend more time with his family. Reel Big Fish then had a changing cast of drummers and trumpeters over the next six years.

In 2002 the band fared much better on the rock charts, particularly because of the single “Where Have You Been?,” which did not prominently feature the horn section. It appeared on their 2002 album, “Cheer Up!” The album showed Reel Big Fish expanding their musical styles past the pop-rock sound, as it contains an a cappella cover of Frank Sinatra's classic “New York, New York” as well as a cover of Sublime's “Boss DJ.”

In 2005, Reel Big Fish released their fourth album on Mojo, “We're Not Happy 'Til You're Not Happy.” Barrett has stated that “We're Not Happy 'Til You're Not Happy” was the third record in a trilogy that began with “Turn the Radio Off.”

While on tour in early 2006, Reel Big Fish were dropped from the Jive Records label. The band formed their own label and released a 3-disc live performance CD/DVD set, “Our Live Album Is Better Than Your Live Album.” Jive later released a Reel Big Fish greatest hits album, “Greatest Hit...And More,” because they owned the rights to all previous songs. The band did not approve of, or make any money from the album, and have spoken out against it.

Reel Big Fish released their first studio album since leaving Jive Records, “Monkeys for Nothin' and the Chimps For Free” in 2007, on the Rock Ridge Music record label. They released a new studio album in 2009. The album, “Fame, Fortune and Fornication,” consisted of ten cover songs. Another album, “A Best of Us for the Rest of Us,” featuring a 22-track collection of re-recorded songs and a 14-track collection of “Skacoustic” versions produced by Barrett, was released in 2010. An extended version of the album, “A Best of Us for the Rest of Us (Bigger Better Bonus Deluxe Version),” was released in 2011.

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American ska punk band

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Reel Big Fish Biography

Reel Big Fish is an American ska punk band from Huntington Beach, California. After many line-up changes throughout the years, front man Aaron Barrett remains the only founding member in the band.

Reel Big Fish's 1995 self-released debut album, “Everything Sucks,” was successful and became an underground hit spread by word-of-mouth, which led to the band signing a deal with Mojo Records. In August 1996, the band released the album “Turn the Radio Off” on the new label, which appealed to fans of ska punk style, and the band began touring throughout the United States. After the single “Sell Out” became well known in mainstream venues, including MTV, the album peaked at #57 on the Billboard charts.

However, the ska revival was short-lived, and their 1998 album “Why Do They Rock So Hard?” failed to match the sales of the band's previous record. In 1998, the band appeared in the movie “BASEketball,” performing in the stands to rouse the crowd. The band also collaborated on the soundtrack with a cover of a-ha's “Take on Me.”

“Why Do They Rock So Hard?” was the last album for three members of the band. Trombonist Grant Barry took leave and trumpet player Tavis Werts was fired. Drummer Andrew Gonzales left the team to spend more time with his family. Reel Big Fish then had a changing cast of drummers and trumpeters over the next six years.

In 2002 the band fared much better on the rock charts, particularly because of the single “Where Have You Been?,” which did not prominently feature the horn section. It appeared on their 2002 album, “Cheer Up!” The album showed Reel Big Fish expanding their musical styles past the pop-rock sound, as it contains an a cappella cover of Frank Sinatra's classic “New York, New York” as well as a cover of Sublime's “Boss DJ.”

In 2005, Reel Big Fish released their fourth album on Mojo, “We're Not Happy 'Til You're Not Happy.” Barrett has stated that “We're Not Happy 'Til You're Not Happy” was the third record in a trilogy that began with “Turn the Radio Off.”

While on tour in early 2006, Reel Big Fish were dropped from the Jive Records label. The band formed their own label and released a 3-disc live performance CD/DVD set, “Our Live Album Is Better Than Your Live Album.” Jive later released a Reel Big Fish greatest hits album, “Greatest Hit...And More,” because they owned the rights to all previous songs. The band did not approve of, or make any money from the album, and have spoken out against it.

Reel Big Fish released their first studio album since leaving Jive Records, “Monkeys for Nothin' and the Chimps For Free” in 2007, on the Rock Ridge Music record label. They released a new studio album in 2009. The album, “Fame, Fortune and Fornication,” consisted of ten cover songs. Another album, “A Best of Us for the Rest of Us,” featuring a 22-track collection of re-recorded songs and a 14-track collection of “Skacoustic” versions produced by Barrett, was released in 2010. An extended version of the album, “A Best of Us for the Rest of Us (Bigger Better Bonus Deluxe Version),” was released in 2011.

Reel Big Fish Videos

  • Reel Big Fish - Take on me, live @ Arena - YouTube
  • Reel Big Fish "Beer" Don't Stop Skankin Tour 2014 - YouTube
  • 15:01 SKAspot Interviews Reel Big Fish at Jannus Live (Nov. 2, 2013)

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  • How to book Reel Big Fish?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Reel Big Fish for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Reel Big Fish, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Reel Big Fish or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Reel Big Fish?

    Booking fees for Reel Big Fish, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Reel Big Fish, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Reel Big Fish?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Reel Big Fish for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Reel Big Fish for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Reel Big Fish or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Reel Big Fish or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Reel Big Fish is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Reel Big Fish for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Reel Big Fish generally travels from Orange County, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Aaron Lewis of Staind, Relient K, Jesse McCartney, Pepper and Lights. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Reel Big Fish for an upcoming event.

Reel Big Fish Speaker Videos

  • Reel Big Fish - Take on me, live @ Arena - YouTube
    Reel Big Fish "Beer" Don't Stop Skankin Tour 2014 - YouTube
  • 15:01 SKAspot Interviews Reel Big Fish at Jannus Live (Nov. 2, 2013)

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