Roster / Marc Smeesters
Fishbone is a band. Fishbone is a Familyhood. Fishbone is Red Hot.
Starting in Junior High School as part of the bussing program transporting students to schools within or outside their local school districts as a means of rectifying racial segregation, Fishbone were breaking stereotypes.
This essentially was the spark that started the bands creative and influential drive that would lay the foundation that other bands would follow for decades to follow.
Born out of the punk rock scene of Los Angeles, CA, Fishbone came out as a force of songs and live energy leaving bands not wanting to follow them. A feeling that continues today.
Signed to Columbia Records in 1984, Fishbone released 4 albums and 3 ep’s and toured the world headlining shows, festivals and leaving people stunned and still one of the best shows ever seen. A constant statement that still is used today from fans to artists that shared the stage with them.
After years of touring and rotating members, Fishbone in 2023 is back to their most solid line up which includes original members, Angelo Moore (vocals/Saxophone), Chris Dowd (Keys/Vocals), Dirty Walt (Trumpet/Vocals), Norwood Fisher (Bass), rounding it out with veteran Fishbone drummer, John Steward, and Mark Phillips.
With a new EP recorded produced by Fat Mike of NOFX and coming out on Fat Wreck Chords later in 2023, Fishbone is getting ready to reclaim their live touring throne, leave the audience wanting more, thinking more, influencing younger bands, and paving the foundation and legacy they have been laying for decades. #FuckRacism