Kingfish Kingfish is a San Francisco-influenced band which originally featured the Grateful Dead's Bob Weir, singer/harpist Matthew Kelly, bassist Dave Torbert, guitarist Robby Hoddinott, and drummer Chris Herolo. Debuting in 1976 with a self-titled LP, Kingfish resurfaced a year later with Live N Kickin; by 1978's Trident, Weir had exited, as had Hoddinot and Herolo -- over the years to follow Kelly assumed full leadership, and after a series of live releases the group released Sundown on the Forest, its first studio effort in two decades, in 1999.