The Bruce Lee Band

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Bruce Lee Band
Origin California, United States
Genres Ska, Acoustic, Pop-Punk
Years active 1995–2005 2013-Present[1]
Labels Asian Man Records
Website http://www.mikeparkmusic.com/
Members Mike Park
Past members Less Than Jake
Rx Bandits

The Bruce Lee Band (or B. Lee Band) is the name given to the releases of Mike Park and his backing band which has so far included Less Than Jake and the Rx Bandits.

The music played by Bruce Lee Band spans nearly all sub-genres of ska music. The most recent release, Beautiful World, showcased a heavily two-tone influenced sound, using exclusively clean guitar and unusual song structure. In contrast, the debut release features more third-wave qualities, and a sound that was very typical of 1995 - the year in which it was released.

Officially, the band is known as B. Lee Band to avoid legal complications with the estate of the late Bruce Lee. In an interview, Park stated that after the first album had been released under the "Bruce Lee Band" name, Lee's brother Robert happened to work in the CD manufacturing plant responsible for pressing the album. Robert Lee contacted Park to give him a friendly word of caution that Mike should probably change the name.

Their new EP entitled 'Support Group' was released January 28, 2014 on Really Records. The new EP introduces a new lineup that includes Jeff Rosenstock, Mike Huguenor, and Keven Higuchi.[2]

Releases[edit]

Year Title Label
1995 The Bruce Lee Band Asian Man
2005 Beautiful World EP Asian Man
2014 Communtiy Support Group EP Really Records[1]

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