Brett's Bass Fund was established in the memory of renowned bass player and garlic lover Brett Rothfeld. Brett played a range of music and played in bands such as Napalm, Fuzzbubble, The Plums, Brown Sabbath and Cousin Junebug. He worked with artists such as Mike Clink, Susannah Hoffs, Jimmy Page, Mike DiNuzio and Puff Daddy.
Brett’s passion for music was deep and wide and encompassed all genres, from heavy metal and rock to jazz and funk and everything in between. He was also passionate about food, cooking, animals, nature, biking and travel. With his band Fuzzbubble, he earned a Platinum Album and an MTV Video award (“All about the Benjamins”). He performed on Saturday Night Live with Jimmy Page.
In Brett’s own words, “As to my taste in music – that’s an endless question that I could espouse on in many, many pages – but in short, I love discovering music from around the world, exploring the various decades and centuries – looking at history through the lens of music – for instance – pre-Khmer Rouge Cambodian pop to French pop music from the 60s and 70s – to attending hardcore matinees at CBGBs in the 80s; seeing hard rock bands like AC/DC and Rush; to attending improv music festivals, world music....
My mind is a steel trap when describing and explaining music – that I can do until the wee hours of the night and into the morning if there is a willing audience! My interest and deep knowledge of music spans many years - growing up in NYC in the 70s, 80s and 90s, I watched many music milestones happen first hand.”
In addition to music Brett's cooking ability was off the chain. He loved to cook for his friends and family and had a heavy hand when it came to garlic - his favorite ingredient. His love of garlic in addition to music is known far and wide.
Brett died by suicide in August, 2021. We have provided a page of resources related to suicide awareness. Please click here.
Here is a link to the Fuzzbubble tribute to Brett, The Paramount, Huntington NY November 19, 2022.
Released June 12, 2020
written by Jim Bacchi ©2020
Produced by Cult Stars From Mars
Mark DiCarlo Lead Vocals, Guitars
Jim Bacchi - Guitars, Background Vocals
Jason Camiolo - Keyboards, Background Vocals
Mike Portnoy - Drums
Brett Rothfeld - Bass Guitar
Recorded live in may '09
Released September 6, 2009
Michael Feldman - Keys
David Hurlin - Drums
John Lugo - Trombone
Brett Rothfeld - Bass
Steve Selvaggio - Trumpet
Aran Tanchum - Alto Sax
Jeremy Zuckerman - Guitar
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Cousin Junebug
Fuzzbubble was a 1990s rock/power pop band from Long Island, New York. The band included Jim Bacchi, guitarist, vocalist Mark DiCarlo, drummer Jason Camiolo and bassist Brett Rothfeld. They were signed by Sean "Puffy" Combs' Bad Boy Records. Their track Out There appeared on the Godzilla soundtrack, they perfor
Fuzzbubble was a 1990s rock/power pop band from Long Island, New York. The band included Jim Bacchi, guitarist, vocalist Mark DiCarlo, drummer Jason Camiolo and bassist Brett Rothfeld. They were signed by Sean "Puffy" Combs' Bad Boy Records. Their track Out There appeared on the Godzilla soundtrack, they performed on Chef Aid: The South Park Album, and they contributed to a rock remix of Puff Daddy's All About The Benjamins before leaving Bad Boy Records. They released two albums: Fuzzbubble (2000) and Demos, Outtakes and Rarities (2002). Their Fuzzbubble album was produced by Mike Clink and featured guest appearances from The Bangles' Susanna Hoffs (vocals on When It Stops Raining and Ordinary), and Roger Joseph Manning Jr. from Jellyfish on keyboards.
In 2020, they released a 20th Anniversary edition of Fuzzbubble and the band are active once more as Cult Stars From Mars (the title of a track from Demos, Outtakes and Rarities) and record an occasional podcasts titled Podcast From Mars.
Brett LOVED garlic and was an incredible cook - we wanted to share a few of his go to recipes - more to come but these are some starters so to speak.
Brett made this often. and ate it often! Click here for recipe.
Super garlicky and lemony hummus - Brett's was an award winner. This recipe is pretty close to Brett's method - but he would add more garlic.
He was known for his gauc and it was on point. Here is a recipe that matches his gauc aesthetic.
Here is a link to an awesome radio piece he did with one of his besties Alicia Zuckerman - it also includes Brett's Latke recipe. Have a listen and fry away!