The Littlest Man Band
|The Littlest Man Band|
|Origin||Long Beach, USA|
|Labels||At The Helm|
|Associated acts||The Scholars
Reel Big Fish
|Past members||Scott Klopfenstein
Tony Ortega[disambiguation needed]
The Littlest Man Band was started by Scott Klopfenstein of Orange County, California. Scott was a long-time member of Reel Big Fish, a popular ska punk band. Scott had written a number of songs over the years that did not conform to the usual style of Reel Big Fish. He performed some of these by himself under the pseudonym "The Littlest Man" before being joined by several musicians well known to him from the Long Beach music scene, the majority of whom are fellow ex-members of the band The Scholars.
This differs from the music he and the fellow Reel Big Fish member Dan Regan had been performing previously, but the new piano-bar style was well received by fans. Often, both bands would play at the same venue.
LMB has not performed since May 25, 2005, and rumors have circulated regarding the band's break-up. Scott has commented that due to his move to the East Coast, he will no longer be performing with these musicians.
- Scott Klopfenstein - Vocals, Guitar, Keys
- Jake Berrey - Bass
- Jesse Wilder - Keys, Guitar, Vocals
- Greg Parkin - Drums
- Dan Regan - Trombone
- Tony Ortega[disambiguation needed] - Trumpet
- Vince Walker - Trumpet (left to further pursue his education after the recording of "Better Book Ends", then returned to Suburban Legends)
- Better Book Ends (September 23, 2004)
- Demos and Practices (early 2004)
- Rare Doo-Dee - Live recordings and demos, including the infamous "doo-dee" incident on the first KUCI show. (2008)
- Live on KUCI (April 2, 2005)