Bud Gaugh started playing music at the age of eight. He studied music in school and privately, immersing himself so that his whole life revolved around it. In 1989, Gaugh started a band called Sublime with two friends. Since then, he has played with many different bands and recorded with some of his favorite influences, including Long Beach Dub Allstars and Eyes Adrift.
Gaugh is currently a freelance musician who loves to play and record all types of music. He enjoys many diverse styles, including jazz, blues, rock, surf, zydeco, gypsy, and punk. Gaugh and his family also have a band called Del Mar, which is high-energy surf rock.