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Happy Campers

Happy Campers

Genre: Punk rock
Web site: http://www.happycampers.org/

Happy Campers have been paying their dues and laying the foundation to what has become a strong force in the indie music scene. It can be hard for a band to gain recognition amidst the glitz and glamour of their hometown of Las Vegas. Happy Campers were forced to either fade away into obscurity or apply some heavy DIY tactics and make it to the next level on there own. Choosing the latter, Happy Campers self-released three full-length albums, took the reigns on designing an elaborate merchandise catalog (thongs, belts and lighters included) and toured continuously through out the U.S. building a strong grass roots following. They pull hundreds of kids in over a dozen states including over 800 people at the Huntridge Theater in Las Vegas for their annual Christmas benefit show.

The Campers have enjoyed a lot of success recently since being the featured band in the "Bumfights" videos. With both volumes selling over a million copies the Campers have had an influx of fans from all over the world. They've rocked Warped Tour, Tony Hawk's big skate park tour, Rock the Vote with Pennywise, Snowcore Tour with Alien Ant Farm, The Hard Rock Hotel with The Offspring, Red White and Boom with The Vandals and MC Hammer, in addition to shows with the AFI, Unwritten Law and The Atari's just to name a few. Happy Campers music has appeared on MTV, Nickelodeon, Fox Sports Net, Adrenaline TV and VH1.

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Free MP3s:
Drowning in the Sea of Me
Last Breath
You Were A Lion
Musicians:
MeanGene – Bass, Vocals
Master Jay – Drums, Vocals
Isaac Campa – Guitar, Vocals
Formed:
1996, Las Vegas, NV
Influences
Bad Religion, Green Day, Lagwagon, Pennywise, NOFX, AFI, No Use For A Name, Operation Ivy
Current status
Playing local shows.
Discography:
No Album ArtCampfire Songs
Label: Monkey Ass Records
Released: 1996
No Album ArtS'morecore
Label: Monkey Ass Records
Released: 2000
No Album ArtHappy Campers
Label: Monkey Ass Records
Released: 2003
No Album ArtDeath and Mourning in Las Vegas
Released: 2007