The Bigfellas

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The Bigfellas
The Bigfellas, House of Blues, 2011.jpg
Background information
OriginSan Diego, California, United States
GenresIndie pop, rock
Years active2004–present
MembersShay Bell, Charlie Recksieck

The Bigfellas is an indie rock band from San Diego, California. They're known for humorous songs such as "On The Green" (a rap song about golf) and somewhat controversial "I Wish That I Were Gay"[1] in addition to tuneful[2] "California King" and "Wish You Knew". The band often cooks grilled cheese sandwiches or hot dogs onstage for the audience during shows.

Their music provides the theme song for two successful podcasts: "On The Green" is the music for The Super 70s Sports Podcast while "California King" opens the Silicon Valley focused podcast Something Ventured

Drummer Shay Bell and keyboardist/singer Charlie Recksieck have been with the band for its duration.

Film & TV[edit]

They appear in and have their music featured in the 2012 documentary Don't Change The Subject, and the movie's score was composed by Recksieck. The Bigfellas music also appears in the 2012 documentary Suds County, USA. Charlie Recksieck also provided some musical cues for the Bravo tv series, LOLwork.



  • Clap! - (2003)
  • Chubbed Up - (2008)
  • I Wish That I Were Gay [EP] - (2009)
  • Don't Change The Subject Soundtrack - (2012)
  • Hiya (Chuck Charles) - (2020)


  1. ^ Ken Leighton (2006-10-05). "Not-So-Serious Bigfellas". San Diego Reader. Retrieved 2012-04-22.
  2. ^ Robert Christgau (2009-03-15). "March 2009". Robert Christgau Consumer Guide. Retrieved 2012-04-22.

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