Band Info
Band Name: Papafish
Official Website: Band Website
Origin: Northridge, California, USA
Year Formed: 2009
Band Members: Nancy Rae- VOX, Sam Sobo- Drums, Greg Menjivar- GEETAR, Dante
Genres: Ska
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Papafish Background Info

What happens when a handful of strangers begin nightly jam sessions on the college dorm balcony? A lot of disgruntled staff and the reggae/rock/ska/funk/punk/metal contrivance that is PapaFish.

PFish was born December 2009 when members from totally different walks of life Nancy Rae, Greg Menjivar, Dante Chocano, and Sam Sobo began hosting music jam nights on the Cal State University dorm balcony. After a few months the four began building chemistry and decided to form what is now called PapaFish and have not looked back. (via Papafish Facebook Page)

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Papafish has been compared to a lot of different bands such as No Doubt and Sublime, which is pretty obvious when you listen to their music.  And while those comparisons seem mostly valid in terms of the actual music, the vocals of  Nancy Rae remind me of a mix of Cassanda Ford, the original front woman of The Vincent Black Shadowand Gwen Stefani.  

Papafish is super fun Ska music laced with Rock.  If you don’t know what Ska is, shame on you!  The music has a wonderful beat to it, and many of their songs have fantastic vocal harmony.  And while I am hesitant to compare Papafish to No Doubt (because Gwen went all crazy, sell-out, gangsta’ on everyone), I see a lot of similarities (baselines, vocals, etc.) between Papafish and the good No Doubt (see: Tragic Kingdom).  Honestly, at times, if I didn’t know any better, I’d swear that I was listening to Gwen Stefani singing.  It’s pretty awesome.

Nancy Rae has one of those voices that oozes attitude.  And that attitude, combined with the exceptional talents of the rest of the band, and the amazing music Papafish makes, will propel this band into big time success.  You heard it hear first, folks.  Also, be sure to check out their Facebook Page, as you’ll find more songs there that I couldn’t find videos for on YouTube.

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Other Songs to Check Out

  • Rat Race
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  • The Siren

Where They Are From

Northridge, Los Angeles, CA, USA

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