A lot of people would love to know how Norwood Fisher and Fishbone paved the way for ska music back in the day. The truth is they are like any other band that has gone through a lot of changes in their band members. Some of them would just call it quits out of nowhere and they would suddenly be left scrambling for replacements even if they are in the middle of the tour. Recently, Norwood admits it was all part of being the only ska-punk band in the world and he knows that the band is pretty strong right now compared to when it was first formed. It is evident there are a lot of fans who came to Fisher’s concerts and he would want to entertain each and every one of them. His passion for Ska music would inspire a lot of other bands to come up with their own ska music. In a recent interview, he stated that he would love to pave the way for other people to get into the music scene using their music as some sort of a catapult. He knew how the touring scene of playing their brands of music all over the country had a ton of rowdy fans. He grew up expecting a lot of riots to happen. There is a documentary about the band and that helped them get back to the scene. It is always a nice feeling to have some kind of rebirth in your career. They would not even mind competing with some of today’s hottest bands as they know they have their own brand of ska music and the new ones have theirs too.
They played at different venues from the Playboy mansion up to the Disney theater and they would not mind as long as they would send their fans home pretty happy. With all the changes, Norwood says that his band stuck long enough at a time when other bands decide to call it quits. He knows that despite all the other changes, Fishbone has a special love for music that they can’t seem to get rid of and he would not have it any other way. Fisher admits that there are a lot of changes he needs to get used to and he knows there will be a lot more in the future. Norwood can even recall how his cousin gave him some musical inspiration to start his own band and he started rehearsing in his own apartment. It was not long before they got discovered but not before angering a few of his neighbors. After that, the rest as they say is history. Their music became a mixture of a lot of things but it mainly became what is known today as ska music. Back in the early days, they got their inspiration from a host of artists from different genres. Thus, they were able to mix in their inspirations to come up with the songs that all their fans love them for.
Gary Battle plays as a lead guitarist in the band that he formed with his friends. They had performed in a lot of gigs including some festivals. They also write some of their own songs and record it at his home studio.