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Welcome to the official site of Big Eyed Phish!

We thank you for your continuous support and patronage. Check out our scheduled gig near your place, and come jam with us!

We are a band who came together to pay tribute to one of the best bands that came to be – the Dave Matthews Band. We bring forth only the best cover music to you.

Currently, we have been working on our latest album. Please expect the release by mid of April. We are recording straight from our contemporary garage in Kansas City.

We decided to make it our permanent headquarters. As proof, just last week, we had it renovated together with the installation of our new garage door. Visit us there, and let’s share good music together!

MEET THE MEMBERS

Big Eyed Phish is basically a band that pays tribute to the Dave Matthews Band. Get to know the official members of the group through this site.

  • Brandon DePaul

He is known to be the founder of this band Big Eyed Phish. He was the one who religiously created everything from scratch and hunted the members that would soon be renowned for their talents and skills in providing entertainment. He is also plays the guitar and the lead vocals of the group.

DePaul studied it all from the voice, up to the gestures and acts that make him the Dave Matthews of the group. Prior to Big Eyed Phish, DePaul played for several bands including the Tripping Billies, The Confusion, and Naked J.

  • Karl Thomas

Karl Thomas is the genius of the drums in Big Eyed Phish. He taught himself at 14, back when video tutorials and YouTube was not even in existence yet. He had his mind set to be a professional drummer someday, and to say that he achieved it with flying colors is an understatement. He made his name by playing with bands like Tinted Image w/ Zahiyah, Let’s Meet Charlie, and Soul Purpose, among others.

  • Brian Dudiak

Brian Dudiak was playing the piano almost all his life. He was started at the age of 5, and since then had taken the liking of the particular instrument. He tried guitar shortly, yet that did not appeal to him, thus, the choice to go back. He was playing for a band as early as high school and thought to pursue it together with his work as a computer programmer. Brian also enjoys outdoor sports together with his inclination to music.

  • Dan Merkey

Dan is a good musician who plays the saxophone in the band Big Eyed Phish. Aside from this favored instrument, he was skilled in playing other instruments too like the clarinet. He has a degree in music and never failed to use tis to his advantage when performing with the band.

  • Mike Hoeschele

Mike’s music was greatly influenced by his idol Boyd Tinsley, Joe Henderson, and Cannonball Adderly. He was a great player of fiddle, but his talents extend to playing other instruments such as the violin, mandolin, and the blue harp. On his free time, you’ll hear him play jazz alone or with his favorite people.

  • Chris Brodhecker

Brodhecker is a bassist from New Jersey. As a teenager, he already played with his favorite instruments as a member of the bands MROTA, and Phone Number. As a part of the Big Eyed Phish, he uses Lakland 55-02 to produce his own distinct music that blends perfectly to that of his bandmates. Aside from being a musician, Chris practice his skills as a player of Ultimate Frisbee.

All of them share the common interest of loving anything and everything that has to do with the Dave Matthews Band. Check out their music by attending their regular sessions at the venues near you.

Excited on our upcoming shows

May Gig

Excited on our upcoming shows? Check out the dates below! Buy your tickets now so you won’t miss a night of fun and excitement as you jam with us with good David Matthews songs. See you there!

Upcoming Shows:

09 May at 10:00 PM
Irondequoit Ale House – 18 and over

14 May at 09:00 PM
Dreaming Tree (Acoustic duo) @ Lovin Cup

30 May at 10:00 PM
@ A-Pub Live

Big Eyed Phish Jammin’ at High Fidelity

Excited? Then save the date for a night of jammin’ with the Big Eyed Phish on April 27! Be the first to hear the songs we’ve been working on this past few month. All of which are originals and made with our fans in mind. So prepare your outfits now, and jam with us. You’ll surely enjoy it with a relaxing ambiance and a drink at hand.

Entrance fee is exclusive of 2 servings of your choice of drinks – either hand crafted beers, or cocktails. There are also many amazing food to enjoy. Whether you are alone, or with friends, you’ll be sure to enjoy the surprise we have for you!

Winter is Coming at Big Eyed Phish

We’re a little bit off the track in the past few months due to the busy schedules and things we have been working on off-cam. And yes, finally, FINALLY, we are done with our latest project!

We’re just done recording 4 new songs for everyone and we are looking forward to the BIG REVEAL! We have not established any date yet for our debut, but rest assured that we’d be posting it here soon.

As we make this more perfect for you, join us with our show schedules for March. See you there! (Hint: you may be getting hints during these shows.)