Papafish is the Marley’s Mellow Mood – Marley’s Music Uprising winner! They will be on their way to Tuff Gong Studio in Jamaica to work with Stephen Marley. Follow them on their journey: twitter.com/papafishband
Bringing an undeniable stage presence and a ridiculous amount of fun and energy, PapaFish looks to combine a fresh and engaging live show to a brand of music that they can confidently call their own. With influences in reggae, ska, and rock and being one of the only female lead bands in the California Reggae-Rock scene PapaFish is unique in more than one way. Since its formation, PapaFish continuously goes full throttle, playing countless events and shows throughout Southern California. Their high energy shows and perseverance earned them placements with notable acts such as Matisyahu, Slightly Stoopid, Rebelution, Iration, The Dirty Heads, Sublime W/ Rome, Tomorrow’s Bad Seeds, Unwritten Law, Voodoo Glow Skulls, P-Nut from 311, Seedless, Pacific Dub, Mod Sun, Stephen Perkins from Jane’s Addiction and many more.
In early 2013, PapaFish was the winner of the Marley’s Mellow Mood contest to play the California Roots Festival in Monterey. After the band’s tenacious fans requested PapaFishnonstop, the a band was eventually selected as the winner out of 100+ submissions.
In March 2013, PapaFish released it’s debut 6 song EP titled ‘The Lab’ which has received rave reviews amongst the reggae/rock community, especially in Southern California. The EP was recorded at 17th Street Recording Studio under the guidance of renowned music producer Lewis Richards (credits: Sting, Mary J. Blige, The Dirty Heads, Sublime w/ Rome, Slightly Stoopid and more)
PapaFish was founded in 2010 after guitarist Greg Menjivar and singer Nancy Rae found a group of musicians after hosting weekly jam sessions on the college dorm balcony at Cal State University Northridge. What started as just a bunch of friends coming together to make noise and play cover songs, quickly turned into something much more substantial and PaapFish was born.
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