Pointfest 2022

Papa Roach – Pointfest Artist Profile

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Welcome back POINTFEST 2022’s headlining act… PAPA ROACH! The Pointfest veterans have played Pointfest five times going all the way back to 2004.

Papa Roach’s formation began in January 1993, when lead singer Jacoby Shaddix and drummer Dave Buckner met on the Vacaville High School football field. They were later joined by lead guitarist Jerry Horton from nearby Vanden High School, trombonist Ben Luther and bassist Will James. They decided to enter the school’s talent show, performing a version of Jimi Hendrix’s song “Fire”. They ultimately ended up losing the talent show. In March 1993, Ben Luther left the band. At this point, Papa Roach was practicing every day and touring, playing every gig they could get. Their first tour van was called Moby Dick, where Shaddix was inspired to come up with his first stage name “Coby Dick”. The band chose the name Papa Roach from the nickname of Shaddix’s step-grandfather, Howard William Roatch.