Punk Rock Reggae Misfits
We are not looking for a title or genre to fit neatly into, but what the hell, here goes it:
PS: It is always cool to have the words “post”, “-abilly” and “core” in your genre description.
The band really did start out in a little ol’ bar in 1997, with guitars and no brass, but that later changed and brass became a feature around 1999.
Necessity bred a strong independent ‘punk’ scene with bands and friends such as Leek &The Bouncing Uptones, Crossing Point, 340ml, Tidal Waves, Pet Flyz, Hog Hoggidy Hog, Sibling Rivalry& The Vendetta Cartel. The list goes on.
Most the bands from this early scene can be found on the CD “Family Business” released through [R]evolution. Don’t forget Croakroom Records and their earlier release, “Taking Over The World”.
Croakroom also licensed our first CD and helped spread the word. There were many others who helped and built. We drank & smoked in parking lots, skated lonely city streets and ran around in mad circles on the dance floors. We were the outsiders. We were the ‘lonely skankers.
So what are the Fuzigish facts and were does the name come from?
- Fuzigish is the word used to describe our style of music
- We play punk. We play ska
- Some people call us a ska-punk band, and some call us a party band
- We throw in swing, reggae, soul & rock n’ roll
- We play music with people in mind. Other people outside the band
- We believe in the D.I.Y Ethic
- We started our own record label Red Ambulance
- We own all our music
- We released all our albums DIY
- Fuzigish established Punk Safari and played alongside bands such as NOFX, The Exploited, LagWagon&TheMad Caddies to South Africa.
- Fuzigish toured around Europe twice and Australia once (with Frenzal Rhomb)
- Donalbain and Pyscho Delight were also considered as band names.
More than music?
Music has the power and ability to activate & spread free thought, educate & influence awareness of our surroundings and of ourselves.
Music can make us question everything. We want to help people find their own voices. We hope to give them strength with their own creative ambitions and be a positive influence, just like the bands and people that influenced us and gave us hope. This is the punk we believe in.
Albums and E.Ps
- Skankers Union (2000)
- Southern Ska Stomper (2002)
- The Unwanted Traveller – (Split E.P. w/ Frenzal Rhomb) (2003)
- Exploited & Distorted (2004)
- Roll With The Punches (2007)
- Setlist – (2011)
- Crazy Friends – New album due for release, Sept 2013
Guitars and Vocals – Jay Bones
Bass and Backing Vocals – Rockwell
Trombone and beer funnel – Big Willy
Drums- Tom Hughes