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Klopfenstein performing with Reel Big Fish on the 2010 Warped Tour
|Origin||Garden Grove, California, United States|
|Genres||Ska-punk, indie rock|
|Instruments||Vocals, trumpet, guitar, keyboard|
|Labels||Mojo, Jive, At the Helm|
|Associated acts||Reel Big Fish, The Littlest Man Band, PAL, The Scholars, Nuckle Brothers, Less Than Jake|
Before joining Reel Big Fish, Klopfenstein played trumpet in Nuckle Brothers and trumpet and vocals in The Scholars. He briefly headed a side project called Pal with fellow former Scholars member Jesse Wilder, but then started The Littlest Man Band, which featured Dan Regan from Reel Big Fish, Vincent Walker from Suburban Legends, and three members of The Scholars. Reel Big Fish and The Littlest Man Band have performed at the same venues.
In 2005, Klopfenstein moved to New York City to live with his fiancée. In September, he was diagnosed with Guillain–Barré syndrome while touring New Zealand with Reel Big Fish. Klopfenstein was hospitalized immediately, and sent home to New York to recover. He rejoined the band for a New Year's Eve concert that year. Shortly afterward, while touring in Europe, Klopfenstein had a relapse and was flown home from Amsterdam, unable to finish the rest of the tour. He subsequently returned to the band's lineup.
Klopfenstein retired from Reel Big Fish at the end of 2011, before the birth of his first child.
In concert, Klopfenstein spoke to the audience frequently and participated in banter with Barrett.
With Reel Big Fish
- Turn the Radio Off (1996)
- Why Do They Rock So Hard? (1998)
- Cheer Up! (2002)
- We're Not Happy 'til You're Not Happy (2005)
- Our Live Album Is Better than Your Live Album (2006)
- Duet All Night Long (2007)
- Monkeys for Nothin' and the Chimps for Free (2007)
- Fame, Fortune and Fornication (2009)
- A Best of Us for the Rest of Us (2010)
With The Littlest Man Band
- Better Book Ends (2004)
- Welcome to New York/The Hilarious (2019)
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