Chad Larson

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Chad Larson
Larson performing with The Aquabats in 2012.
Background information
Also known as Crash McLarson
Born (1965-10-27) October 27, 1965 (age 48)
Genres Rock, pop punk, punk rock, new wave, ska
Occupations Musician, electrician
Instruments Bass guitar, trombone
Years active 1994–present
Associated acts The Aquabats, B.H.R.

Chad Albert Larson (born October 27, 1965) is an American musician, best known as the co-founder and bass guitarist for the Orange County rock band The Aquabats, in which he performs under the stage name and persona of Crash McLarson. As of 2012, Larson also portrays Crash McLarson on The Hub original series The Aquabats! Super Show!


Larson has been a member of The Aquabats since the group's inception, having co-founded the band alongside Christian Jacobs and Boyd Terry in 1994.[1] In the earliest days of the band, Larson played trombone before switching to bass guitar.[2] Since then, he's acted as one of The Aquabats' most prominent songwriters, writing or co-writing a majority of the band's material.[3] For The Aquabats! Super Show!, Larson serves as a main actor and occasional composer alongside his other bandmates, as well as contributing screenwriting credits, most prominently on the 2013 episode "The Shark Fighter!".

In the early 1990s and up until their break-up in 1997, Larson was also the bassist for the hardcore punk band B.H.R., an acronym whose meaning regularly changed.

Outside of The Aquabats, Larson made a career as a professional electrician, up until the network acquisition of The Aquabats! Super Show! enabled him and the rest of the band to work on the series full-time.[4] He currently lives in Huntington Beach, California with his wife and four children, and, like bandmates Jacobs and Ian Fowles, is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.[5]


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