The Catfish Club Band
Background information
Feature films The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning
Television programs
Video games
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Voice Ray-Ray: Kevin Michael Richardson
Cheeks: Kevin Michael Richardson
Ink Spot: Rob Paulsen
Shelbow: Jim Cummings
Performance model
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names Ray-Ray, Cheeks, Ink Spot and Shelbow
Personality carefree, nice
Appearance Ray-Ray: plump, sky-blue body, manta ray

Ink Spot: slender, violet colored body octopus
Shelbow: slender, teal colored body sea turtle
Cheeks: slender, green blowfish

Affiliations Good
Allies Ariel, Sebastian, Flounder, King Triton, Ariel's sisters, sea creatures
Enemies Marina Del Rey, Electric eels, Benjamin, King Triton (formerly), Swardfish gaurds
Powers and abilities
Weapons tentacles (Ink Spot)

The Catfish Club Band are a quartet of characters who appear only in The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning. They are the house band of the Catfish Club, the underground music club in Atlantica that existed in opposition to King Triton's ban on music. Their band leader and vocalist is Sebastian, who also plays maracas. While these specific characters make their debut in Ariel's Beginning, similar characters did appear in the "Under the Sea" sequence in the first movie.


  • Ray-Ray, is a sky-blue manta ray, who plays a bass. He is resident womanizer in the band. He is voiced by Kevin Micheal Richardson with a deep voice.
  • Cheeks, is a green blowfish, who plays a saxophone. He has a deep raspy voice. He is voiced by Kevin Micheal Richardson.
  • Ink Spot, is a violet octopus, who plays a piano. He releases black ink when scared and he's the most cowardly member. He has the highest voice and is voiced by Rob Paulsen.
  • Shelbow, is a teal sea turtle, who plays drums (including his own shell). He is the calmest member. He is voiced by Jim Cummings.

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