Artist info

Genre

Punk, Roots


Sounds like

reel big fish, Less Than Jake, Suburban Legends


band members

Craig Collins - Vocals/Sax, Dan Schmidt - Guitar, Trent Bartlett - Bass, Matt Devitt - Drums, Brendan Hill - Trumpet, Matt Bald - Trombone


Influences

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Mad Caddies, The Planet Smashers


Bio

Son of Dad appeared on the Adelaide music scene in 2005, exhibiting their own unique display of what they interpreted as "third-wave ska"; mincing together incriminating sound grabs from interviews with members of Reel Big Fish, and laying them over stolen dub beats. Unfortunately, the band encountered several lawsuits from Reel Big Fish's label, hence deciding that creating music more "traditionally" fitting with the ska-reggae-punk ideology, would be entirely more profitable, legal, and fun. How wrong they were. Since this little mishap however, the boys have established quite a rabid fanbase, often filling to the rafters some of Adelaide's best live venues... with drunks looking for any way out of the cold and people who think there's a Resignators cover band playing inside... oh, and those who genuinely enjoy Son of Dad's fun, offbeat and very danceable style of music - which Richard Wilkins once described as "...the musical equivalent of Richard Wilkins." Since releasing their debut EP Just Another Ska Band (a title entirely befitting of the music) in 2006, Son of Dad have released a split EP with psychobilly hunks The Hoodoo Voodoo Dolls, as well as a live EP entitled Straight Outta Brompton. 2010 saw the Dad traveling to Sydney, Newcastle, Melbourne and Perth (and they might even have played a gig there too) as well as winning the SA state final of the National Campus Band Competition. The band has also had the pleasure of sharing the stage with such bands as Streetlight Manifesto, The Real Deal, Dan Potthast, Chris Murray, Area 7, The Porkers, Chris Duke and the Royals, King Cannons, Casino Rumblers, The Resignators and Superman Is Dead. They also played across the road from Carlos Santana one night! Currently planning for a Extended EP in 2011, Son of Dad are firmly cementing their role as yet another Adelaide band that is more than overstaying their welcome. Yes indeed, Son of Dad are the ska band that simply everyone.

Review

Review by theresignator theresignator

21 Mar 2017

25

start playing live again... Australia misses you!

start playing live again... Australia misses you!

Review

Perthsworst

07 May 2013

40

Man, I like this song better than the one you guys played on the radio. This is that quirky style of two tone jazz ska I am into. It's good gear!

Man, I like this song better than the one you guys played on the radio. This is that quirky style of two tone jazz ska I am into. It's good gear!

Review

stephpants

05 May 2009

50

Love the start, bass riff is fricken sweet! Great song guys...

Love the start, bass riff is fricken sweet! Great song guys...