Mad Caddies

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Mad Caddies
Mad Caddies Rheinkultur 2006.jpg
The Mad Caddies in 2006
Background information
Also known asThe Ivy League
the Caddies
OriginSolvang, California, United States
GenresSka punk, reggae, punk rock, pop punk
Years active1995–present
LabelsFat Wreck Chords
Associated actsEllwood
MembersChuck Robertson
Todd Rosenberg
Sascha Lazor
Graham Palmer
Eduardo Hernandez
Mark Bush
Past membersBoz Rivera
Derrick Plourde
Keith Douglas
Carter Benson
Mark Iversen
Brian Flenniken

The Mad Caddies (or the Caddies) are a ska punk band from Solvang, California. The band formed in 1995 and has released seven full-length albums, one live album, and two EPs.

The Mad Caddies sound has influences from broad ranging genres including ska (especially ska 3rd wave), punk rock, hardcore punk, reggae, dixieland jazz, Latin music, polka, even cowpunk ("Crew Cut Chuck") and sea shanties ("Weird Beard").


Founding members Chuck Robertson, Sascha Lazor, Todd Rosenberg, and Carter Benson started the group while attending Santa Ynez Valley Union High School. Robertson, Lazor, and Rosenberg are still current members, joined by Graham Palmer on bass, Eduardo Hernandez on trombone, and Mark Bush on trumpet. Former members include Keith Douglas, Brian Flenniken, Boz Rivera and Derrick Plourde.

In the band's early beginnings in the mid-1990s, they performed as Cracked Macaroni at Santa Ynez Valley Union High School. Shortly thereafter, the band played under the name The Ivy League, but in 1996 they changed their name after signing to the Honest Don's Records label to avoid confusion (and potential litigation) with two prior bands that went by the same moniker. The band's debut album, Quality Soft Core, was released the following year. After the release of the album, the band was signed to Fat Mike's label Fat Wreck Chords, through which the Mad Caddies have released 6 studio albums, 2 EPs and a live album. The Caddies have toured extensively throughout their career including tours across the USA, Europe, Japan, Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and South America. Their recent release, Punk Rocksteady, was released on June 15th 2018 and was produced by Fat Mike.


Studio albums
Live albums
  • Songs in the Key of Eh! (Live from Toronto) (2004)
  • Live @ Munich Backstage Germany 2007 (only 300 copies of this live DVD were made worldwide)
Music Videos
  • Road Rash (1998)
  • Leavin' (2003)
  • State of Mind (2007)



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