Scott Klopfenstein

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Scott Klopfenstein
Scott Klopfenstein at Warped Tour 2010-08-10 01.jpg
Klopfenstein performing with Reel Big Fish on the 2010 Warped Tour
Background information
OriginGarden Grove, California, United States
GenresSka-punk, indie rock
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, trumpet, guitar, keyboard
Years active1993–present
LabelsMojo, Jive, At the Helm
Associated actsReel Big Fish, The Littlest Man Band, PAL, The Scholars, Nuckle Brothers, Less Than Jake

Scott Allen "Scotty" Klopfenstein is an American musician and a former member of the band Reel Big Fish. He sings and plays trumpet, guitar, and keyboard.

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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

In September 2006, Klopfenstein married his fiancée, whom he has known since high school. In 2008, he played trumpet on the Less Than Jake album GNV FLA.[citation needed]

Klopfenstein retired from Reel Big Fish at the end of 2011, before the birth of his first child.[1]

In concert, Klopfenstein spoke to the audience frequently and participated in banter with Barrett.[2]

Klopfenstein is a cousin of former professional football player Joe Klopfenstein.[citation needed]


With Reel Big Fish[edit]

With The Littlest Man Band[edit]


  • Welcome to New York/The Hilarious (2019)


  1. ^ "Scott Klopfenstein leaves Reel Big Fish". Retrieved 2011-11-06.
  2. ^ Sink Hole ‘Zine Interviews Page-Reel Big Fish

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