House Blend | Episode 45: Papafish
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Nancy Rae – VOX
With influences in reggae, ska, and rock and being one of the only female lead bands in the California Reggae-Rock scene PapaFish is unique in more than one way. Since its formation, PapaFish continuously goes full throttle, playing countless events and shows throughout Southern California. Their high energy shows and perseverance earned them appearances with notable acts such as Iration, The Voodoo Glow Skulls, Tomorrow’s Bad Seeds, Unwritten Law, P-Nut from 311, Seedless, Pacific Dub, Mod Sun, Stephen Perkins from Jane’s Addiction and more. Bringing an undeniable stage presence and a ridiculous amount of fun and energy, PapaFish looks to combine a fresh and engaging live show to a brand of music that they can confidently call their own.
PapaFish came together in early 2010 when guitarist Greg Menjivar and Vocalist Nancy Rae began hosting weekly jam sessions on the Cal State University Northridge dorm balcony. Hearing the live music above, students from the community would come and join the jam session. After a few months of experimenting a regular group formed and became what is now PapaFish.
ABOUT THE HOST
“House Blend” host, writer and co-producer Stephen K. Peeples is a Grammy-nominated record producer (“Monterey International Pop Festival,” 1992), award-winning radio writer-producer (“The Lost Lennon Tapes,” 1988-1990) and veteran record company executive (Capitol, Elektra/Asylum, Rhino). A Canyon Country resident since early 1988, Peeples wrote about the SCV music scene for The Signal newspaper in 2004-2006 and was Managing Editor of the My Santa Clarita community website in 2006-2007. He was The Signal’s Online Editor and social media manager from October 2007 to May 2011. In 2009 he was honored when The-Signal.com was named “Best Website” by the California Newspaper Publishers Association. A jazz and rock drummer since he was 12, Peeples was a member of the underground West L.A. garage band Peaking Duck from 1977-2008. In 2010, he co-founded the SCV-based jazz quartet RainTree.©2013 SCVTV