From San Diego, Charlie Recksieck writes/performs solo and with The Bigfellas known for "smartass rock". Piano-based, but aggressively eclectic.

Best known for their more humorous tunes such as "I Wish That I Were Gay", "4:20" and the world's only golf rap, "On The Green," all of which are on their 2008 schizophrenic CD, Chubbed Up. The album's subject matter continues the Bigfellas traditional of mixing up silliness and seriousness; the record was nominated in 2009 LA Music Awards for "Album Of The Year".

In 2011 the 'Fellas appear in & made 2 new songs for a documentary about suicide called "Don't Change The Subject", and Recksieck did the full music score, released in 2012 as a soundtrack CD.

At times The Bigfellas & Charlie can be identified as piano-based music drawing comparisons to Ben Folds or Warren Zevon. In practice, they're all over the stylistic map with Beck-style jams, 1920 French accordion jazz and straight up rock guitars.

Latest News

We just heard that we won the Broadjam "Song Of The Month" contest here for "Wish You Knew". We're really pleased, even though it might be fundamentally silly for one to "win" over another. But thanks, everybody! It's a sensitive one which is a departure from our normal brand of wackiness.

In 2012, Charlie also had music in the Bravo series LOLwork & The Bigfellas had a song featured in the documentary Suds County USA.

Bigfellas Bio

From San Diego, The Bigfellas write and perform "smartass rock". Piano-based, but aggressively eclectic.

They're best known for their more humorous tunes such as "I Wish That I Were Gay", "4:20" and the world's only golf rap, "On The Green," all of which are on their October 2008 schizophrenic CD, Chubbed Up. The album's subject matter continues the Bigfellas traditional of mixing up humor and seriousness, giving both halves more bite.

At times The Bigfellas can be identified as piano-based music drawing comparisons to early Ben Folds Five or Warren Zevon. In practice, they're all over the stylistic map with Beck-style jams, 1920 French accordion jazz and straight up rock guitars.

Prior even to their first full-length album, the band has been voted 2006 -AND- 2007 "Best Local Band in San Diego" in the San Diego Union-Tribune Readers Poll. Also nominated in 2009 LA Music Awards for "Album Of The Year".

  • Member Since: 2010
  • Last Login: over 30 days ago

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Tony DiPofi
over 30 days ago to Charlie Recksieck

Hey Charlie Great stuff !!! Clever lyrics - meaningful with great expression and music - congrats and cheers Tony DiPofi



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Jeff Rauschl
over 30 days ago to Charlie Recksieck

Gotta tell you ... I love this tune. The backing vocals the mix. Fantastic stuff. Best I've heard all day today!



Hey Charlie, I like your style. Sending a friend request, from a fellow San Diego resident who's worked with Andy at Bigrock. Anthony



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