SUMMER'S END XII PROGRESSIVE ROCK FESTIVAL
We're delighted to be able to announce that we will be appearing
at this year's Summer's End XII festival at The Drill Hall, Lower
Church St, Chepstow, Friday 30th September - Sunday 2nd October.
The full line-up over the three days includes: IQ, Magic Pie,
Knight Area, Seven Steps to the Green Door, Sylvium, Ghost Community,
Tiger Moth Tales. Our slot will be on Sunday 2nd October along
with RPWL, Karnataka, Damarek feat. Guy Manning, and Firefly Burning.
STOP PRESS: Summer's End XII tickets
for the weekend and Saturday/Sunday only sessions have now sold
Hope to see you there!
DECEMBER 2015 UPDATE - CRS MALTBY GIG
Well, we did say
we might go quiet for a while! :-)
Hello all! It’s been quite a few months since our last update
and you could be forgiven for thinking things had gone a bit silent.
But rest assured, a lot has been going on quietly behind the scenes.
We’ve spent the summer months locked down writing and demoing
songs for our new album. We don’t want to say too much at this
stage because we’re still kicking stuff around, but we’ll keep
you posted about how things are progressing and give you an update
in the New Year.
What we can say is that we’re all very excited about the way this
album is taking shape. Some of the songs are quite a departure
for us. We love them and we think you will too, but we don’t want
to rush things, so we hope you’ll bear with us a little longer.
In the meantime, we can announce our first gig of 2016. This will
be for the CRS at The Wesley Centre in Maltby on Saturday 9th
April, joined by very special guests PsiPhi. We’ll be debuting
more songs from the new album there. And we have some interesting
things lined up for later in the year – more on that as soon as
we can. So we’ll catch up with you all again soon and we hope
you can all join us at Maltby.
Tickets are on sale now through the usual outlets. Catch you later!
Steve, Jo, Bob, Paul, Carl & Dave
APRIL 2015 THE CITADEL, ST HELENS - WHAT'S NEXT
Didn't we have a
lovely time at The Citadel! We hope you enjoyed the show as much
as we did and that our taster of things to come - 'The Delicate
Art Of Falling Apart' and 'Progress In Reverse' has whetted your
appetites for more things Fishy. Thanks to Haze for opening the
night; to all of you who came along to show your support (you
were awesome, as always, especially during the 'Holiday' mayhem!);
to The Citadel St Helens for making us feel most welcome (great
venue you have there); the sound and lighting guys who did an
amazing job; and of course to the Classic Rock Society, without
who's continuing support, bands like us would have a much harder
time finding a platform for our music.
So what's next? Well, we're all really keen to get this new album
sorted. We're probably just under half way there in writing it,
so the plan now is to get our heads down and produce a piece of
work of which we can be proud, and that you can enjoy. So we might
go quiet for a bit, but as they say, no news is good news! Watch
out for updates here.
See you soon!
Steve, Jo, Bob, Carl, Paul & Dave.
MARCH 2015 NEW MATERIAL & THE CITADEL GIG, ST HELENS
Time for a quick update. We've been busy working on new material
for the last few weeks. One of the songs that has come out of
those sessions has turned into perhaps our most ambitious to date
- "The Delicate Art Of Falling Apart." Weighing in around 18 minutes,
it's a piece in three movements: I. Now Is Not The Time, II. Half
The Battle, III. The Light At The End. We're working hard behind
the scenes to get this song ready in time to debut at our show
in April at The Citadel, St Helens. We're all psyched by the direction
our music is taking and we can't wait to share it with you.
Meanwhile, we've also been demoing "Progress In Reverse." Those
of you who saw our show at Maltby and our appearance at Danfest4
in Leicester will have seen us perform this new song live. The
demo should be finished soon, and when it is, we'll give you a
sneak preview. Until then, if you haven't got your tickets for
The Citadel, do snap one up from The Classic Rock Society as they're
cheaper in advance. Don't forget we'll also be joined by Sheffield
proggers Haze for this gig, so not only do you get to see 2 great
bands for you money, you also help support the Classic Rock Society
and ensure live progressive music continues to have a platform.
See you there!
NOVEMBER 2014 'FORTUNE TELLING' ALBUM NOW AVAILABLE ON
A huge thank-you to all involved in organising this year's Danfest4
festival: to the other bands Also Eden, The Room, The Tirith,
Primitive Instinct, Konchordat, Jump and Haze (see you in April!);
to the staff of The Musician; to the audience who made us feel
most welcome; and of course to promoter Danny Mayo for making
it all happen. We had a blast!
Now that Danfest is behind us, we're planning on knuckling down
to writing some new Strangefish material over the winter months.
In the meantime, we're delighted to announce that our second album
'Fortune Telling' is now available to buy on iTunes, Amazon and
the other major retailers, and to stream via Spotify. Released
early in 2006, 'Fortune Telling' bagged a string of awards at
the Classic Rock Society including Best Album and Best Song (Ignorance
So if you haven't got a copy, now's your chance - and why not
check out our debut album 'Full Scale' as well. :-)
OCTOBER 2014 DANFEST 4, LEICESTER & THE CITADEL, ST HELENS
Here at Strangefish HQ we're busy gearing up for our appearance
at this year's Danfest 4 festival at The Musician in Leicester
on Saturday 15th November. ALSO EDEN, THE ROOM and THE TIRITH
kick things off on Friday 14 after doors open at 18:30. Saturday
evening will see headliners HAZE supported by ourselves, with
the afternoon headline JUMP, KONCHORDAT and PRIMITIVE INSTINCT.
Doors open at 12:30 for the Saturday. Ticket sales have been strong
for this year's event, so don't miss out! Tickets are priced at
weekend £35, Saturday only £22 and Friday only £14, these are
all advance prices and available from the venue and www.wegottickets.com.
You can also buy a Saturday evening only ticket to see ourselves
and Haze, priced at just £12 on the door.
We're also pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for
our Classic Rock Society show at The Citadel, St Helens, on Friday
April 10 2015. For this show we will be joined by special guests
HAZE. You can get hold of your tickets either directly from the
CRS here, from SeeTickets, Aloud.com and TicketWeb