Sublime was arguably the most energetic, original, and uniquely eclectic band to emerge from any scene anywhere, but it ended with the untimely death of lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter Brad Nowell in 1996. Encompassing the sense of place and purpose long associated with Sublime's music, Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime has continued to channel the spirit of Sublime with a fury not felt for quite some time. What separates Badfish from other tribute bands is that it has replicated Sublime's essence, developing a dedicated following most commonly reserved for label-driven mainstream acts.
Formed in 2001, Badfish has become one of the biggest club and theater acts in the Northeast and Midwest. Consistently selling out shows at some of the most prominent venues throughout the country, the band perpetually inspires awe in promoters who are stunned that a tribute band has to turn several hundred fans away from the doors each night. The band rivals the biggest tributes in the music business, including Dark Star Orchestra and Super Diamond. Over the last few years, Badfish has sold out Boston's Avalon, the House of Blues in Chicago, Atlantic City, and Las Vegas, Raleigh's Lincoln Theater, Toronto's Opera House, New Jersey's Starland Ballroom, and many more.
Badfish makes its mark on the audience by playing with the spirit of Sublime. The band performs not as Sublime would have, or did, but as Badfish does. The attitude of Sublime cannot be faked, so Badfish doesn't try - its own tribute is one that works. What hits everyone the most is the heart that these four musicians pour into their show. These technically skilled players sound just like Sublime, and some fans say that seeing Badfish live is the most fun they've ever had at a show.
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