Southern California's original Badfish now known as CAL1FA. Their debut album "Soundbwoy Killas" was released nationally to wide acclaim in 2002 before the Rhode Island cover band "Badfish - A Tribute to Sublime" had surfaced, and that they write their own music. Repeat: This ain't no cover band! But recently rebranded themselves as CAL1FA due to the confusion...
April 2009 marked CAL1FA breakout return at the newly re-opened Galaxy Concert Theatre in the band's hometown of Santa Ana, CA. The show featured Badfish alongside The Dirty Heads, Mishka with special guests Rome and Eric Wilson from Sublime as well as reggae stalwart Eek-A-Mouse. Fans dubbed it the show of the year and it proved a springboard for all artists. CAL1FA then rattled off shows with Rome from Sublime, The Untouchables, Voodoo Glow Skulls, and The Wailing Souls before being invited to play Long Beach's Irie Festival. Southern California's largest two-day outdoor event paired them with reggae's best including Tippa Irie, Half Pint, Mr. Vegas, Beres Hammond, Inner Circle and many more.
2011 was crazy for CAL1FA, kicking off the year with a monumental, sold-out show with Bob Marley's Wailers on their "Uprising Tour", then headlining the House of Blues Hollywood's 4/20 party where they rolled up in two 60-person party buses and straight took over the venue. From there Badfish was asked to headline South Central LA's Million Marijuana March. On the heels of earning respect from the hiphop heavy crowd, they played direct support for longtime favorite and reggae legend Don Carlos. "Badfish's two vocalists delivered a high-energy performance which encouraged the fans to raise their glasses and dance. Together, their positive electricity was contagious," noted Amy Heish of OC Music Magazine.
VH1's Save the Music show with rap veterans Redman and Fat Joe was a definite highlight, and CAL1FA rode that momentum into October where they shared the stage with reggae standouts past and present. Rocking with the father of dancehall King Yellowman, as well as buzzworthy new schooler Collie Buddz once again solidified CAL1FA as Southern California reggae force.
With well over an album's worth of new songs thoroughly road-tested and crowd approved, CAL1FA is excited to be in the studio finishing up their long-awaited "Strictly Original" EP. Featuring the singles "Strictly Original", "Rob U Blind" and "Drinkin' Problem", the record displays CAL1FA seamlessly blending the gamut of reggae styles with golden-era hiphop. The band plans to quickly follow up this release with a full-length album to give fans a hearty helping of the CAL1FA they have tasted so far.
Source: *Orange County Music Magazine http://ocmusicmagazine.com/the-badasses-of-badfish/
-Strictly Original EP 2012 Release
-Soundbwoy Killas (Import) 2006 / Surfrock International
-Soundbwoy Killas 2002 / Resin Music
-Funky Dividends Compilation Vol. 1 – 2009 / Funky Dividends
-Surf Roots (Import) 2006 / Pony Canyon
-Surfrock Style (Import) 2006 / Surfrock International
-Hen House Anthology 4 – 2004 / Hen House
-Reggae Nation: The Real Spring Break DVD 2004 / Resin Music
-Reggae Nation Island Movement (Soundtrack) 2002 / Resin Music
-Music To Get Undressed Vol. 1 (MTV Undressed Soundtrack) 2000 / MTV