Slightly Stoopid is a California based fusion band that mixes punk, reggae, rock, and hip hop. Their sound is unique and they are known for their energetic live performances. They have been around for over two decades, playing over 100 shows a year and touring with other famous groups like Snoop Dogg and Dave Matthews Band.
Founded by Miles Doughty and Kyle McDonald in 1995, Slightly Stoopid is a San Diego, CA based jam band that fuses reggae, hip hop, folk, and blues. The band has toured with Dave Matthews Band, G. Love & Special Sauce, the Marley Brothers, and more.
Since its inception, the band has accumulated a vast musical catalogue of records and has become well-known for their eclectic musical style. They were the first group to headline Chula Vista’s Sleep Train Amphitheatre.
Originally a four-piece, the band expanded when drummer Adam Bausch left. It was in this line-up that the band recorded their first studio record. On this album, the band intermixed dub and reggae influences with light hip-hop sounds. This record became a hit, selling more than 185,000 copies.
Later in 2003, the band changed their sound again and began performing as a psychedelic jam band. They added a percussionist, Oguer Ocon, as well as saxophonist Dela. They were a popular choice at music festivals, such as Lollapalooza and Coachella. As a result, they racked up over 300,000 miles on the road. In addition to their creative output, they also support a variety of causes, such as the Global Brightlight Foundation, which installs solar systems in villages across the Third World. Similarly, they have also hosted families affected by pediatric cancer.
Slightly Stoopid released their ninth studio album Everyday Life, Everyday People in July 2018. This album features guest appearances by Alborosie, Don Carlos, and Yellowman. Additionally, the band raised funds through an online auction for the Global Brightlight Foundation. All proceeds went towards a charity dedicated to providing solar power to villages in need.
The members of Slightly Stoopid have a history of honoring their mentors and peers. They have played with legendary musicians such as Bob Weir, Damien Marley, and Karl Denson. One of the band’s most popular songs, “One Bright Day,” was the subject of a charitable auction that netted $130,000. Also, they have partnered with Danny Way for a limited edition custom skate deck.
While most bands have changed over the years, Slightly Stoopid remains a genre-defying act. Not only do they have an expansive catalogue of records, they continue to tour consistently. For example, they have been playing their annual Closer to the Sun festival for the past five years. These concerts raise funds for the Global BrightLight Foundation, which helps villages in need of solar energy.
Slightly Stoopid has also released a live CD/DVD and a DVD of their live shows. And in 2017, the band released an animated video featuring singer Angela Hunte. Each of these records has sold over 100,000 copies.