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The Bigfellas

The Bigfellas

Rock / Pop/Rock / College San Diego, CA  US


  • Fri

    Apr 22

    Los Angeles, CA, US | 8:30pm
  • 2015

    Jul 18

    San Diego, CA, US | 7:30pm


  • 2015

    May 28

    Portland, OR, US | 4:00pm

    The Bigfellas The BigfellasWhite Eagle Saloon | Thursday, May 28, 2015 The BigfellasWhite Eagle Saloon | Thursday, May 28, 2015 8 p.m. | Free | 21 and overAbout The Bigfellas The ?Zevonesque? Bigfellas just released their first full-length album, ?Chubbed Up? which was nominated for 2009 Los Angeles Music Awards as ?Record Of The Year.? They?re often described as ?Steely Dan for the Pabst Blue Ribbon set.? A humorous band with their golf rap ?On The Green,? the Gershwin-Wainwright fueled ?I Wish That I Were Gay? and their often-absurd live shows, The Bigfellas love to display their playfulness, Faganesque irony, Police/Stones live energy, Ben Foldsian piano and Randy Newman-inspired songwriting throughout Chubbed Up?s 14-song, 62-minute schizophrenic fest, which includes '20s French pop, waltz and sonic noise. Their fans include Bruce Hornsby, Van Dyke Parks and Robert Christgau, but this KPFK public radio review maybe says it best: "I love how the melodies are so beautiful, but the content is a complete left turn from what you would expect to hear lyrically (with those particular melodies). It's like hearing Stevie Wonder playing keys and singing about "slappin' a bitch".. but it's still amazing!!" http://www.bigfellas.netwebsite:http://www.bigfellas.netMap & Directions Tags for this Event:Property > White Eagle

  • 2015

    Apr 25

    Guemes Island, WA, US | 5:00pm

    Bigfellas are returning to Guemes Island! Shay and Charlie aren't just blowing smoke up your dress, it's truly their favorite road gig anywhere. Hopefully weather will cooperate and we can all play and eat and drink outside. Even so, upstairs will be rocking too. Playing 5-8pm, come spend Saturday night with us!

  • 2015

    Apr 23

    Portland, OR, US | 8:00pm

    Bigfellas coming back to Portland to play a great evening at McMeniman's White Eagle Saloon along with locals (and Bigfellas friends) Jokers & Jacks. If you aren't aware of the Bigfellas silliness with songs such as "I Wish That I Were Gay", try this: www.bigfellas.net


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  • Thought Experimentalist (Artist)
    Thought Experimentalist
    Your intro in "Mr Blue Sky" happened to me after a night of Ambien. I called it "Your So Pitiful". Like your imagination lyrically. Very well written! Interested in all your work :)
  • 2 Bit Radio (Artist)
    2 Bit Radio
    I love everything California! (we have a few ca related songs also) Man I really enjoyed the music, melodies and harmonies! REALLY great work guys!! ---ted
  • See Jay Run (Artist)
    See Jay Run
    enjoying IWTIWG, just stopping by to listen and say hi, hoping you do the same. best wishes until next time. See Jay Run
  • Haze (Artist)
    Nice style guys.
  • See Jay Run (Artist)
    See Jay Run
    this time Mr. Blue Sky, really cool lyrics, always great to tune in! thanks once again
  • MusicXray (Label)
    Thanks for being part of Music Xray and keep the music coming. Good luck with the opportunities available for your music we hope there is a match. Let us know if you need any help!


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  • Don't Change The Subject CD cover


Sounds Like: Ben Folds, The Police, Randy Newman, They Might Be Giants, Steely Dan

Label: self-released

Bio: From San Diego, The Bigfellas write and perform “smartass rock". Piano-based, but aggressively eclectic. Best known for their funnyish stuff like “I Wish That I Were Gay”, “4:20” and the world’s only golf rap, “On The Green,” all of which are on their late 2008 schizophrenic CD, Chubbed Up.

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