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Encyclopedia > Fish (singer)
Fish
Background information
Birth name Derek William Dick
Also known as Fish
Born 25 April 1958
Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland
Genre(s) Progressive Rock
Years active 1981–present
Label(s) Snapper Music

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Career

After a patchy career as a gardener and forestry worker, he came to public attention in 1981 with the British group Marillion, which he left in 1988 following top ten hits in 1985 with Kayleigh and Lavender and in 1987 with Incommunicado. It is widely believed that the name Fish arose from his drinking habits, however, according to Fish himself, the name originates from the amount of time he spent reading in the bath. There is also a conflicting story - that he picked the name up because of a strange fish-shaped ear-ring he once had. Fish has one daughter, Tara. A gardener is any person involved in the growing and maintenance of plants, notably in a garden. ... A decidous beech forest in Slovenia. ... British rock was born out of the influence of rock and roll and rhythm and blues from the United States, but added a new drive and urgency, exporting the music back and widening the audience for black R & B in the U.S. as well as spreading the gospel world... Marillion is a British Rock group. ... For the country dance style with pronunciation kayleigh, see Céilidh. ... An expecting couple with their daughter A daughter is a female offspring; a girl, woman, or female animal in relation to her parents. ...


He is sometimes compared to Peter Gabriel, lead singer of Genesis in the 1970s. In terms of his lyrics and vocal delivery comparisons have also been made to Peter Hammill, as Fish was a big fan of Hammill's "A Black Box" at the time the band Marillion released "Script for a Jester's Tear", and Hammill supported the band on the promotional tour for this album.[citation needed] Peter Brian Gabriel (born 13 February 1950, in Chobham, Surrey, England) is an English musician. ... Genesis are an English rock band formed in 1967. ... Peter Joseph Andrew Hammill (born 5 November 1948) is an English singer-songwriter, and a founding member of progressive rock band Van der Graaf Generator. ...


Fish's introspective lyrics, often dealing with his own personal problems and addictions, have often been said to be able to stand on their own as poetry without music [citation needed]. Many of his later works contain lengthy spoken word passages with the music simply acting as background. Shorter examples of such passages can be found in his Marillion works. The Chinese poem Quatrain on Heavenly Mountain by Emperor Gaozong (Song Dynasty) Poetry (from the Greek , poiesis, a making or creating) is a form of art in which language is used for its aesthetic and evocative qualities in addition to, or in lieu of, its ostensible meaning. ...


Following a legal dispute with EMI and an unsuccessful contract with Polydor, Fish established the Dick Bros Record Company in 1993. He released a number of 'official bootleg' albums to finance the company. After selling the company to Roadrunner Records, another unsuccessful period followed before he re-established his own Chocolate Frog record label in 2001. In 2005 Fish signed with Snapper. He has a small but loyal fan base, commonly referred to as Fishheads, many of whom contribute to several online fan forums and travel from all over the world to attend his bi-annual fan club conventions. The EMI Group (LSE: EMI) is a British music company comprising of the major record company EMI Music which operates several labels, based in Kensington in London, England, and EMI Music Publishing, based in New York. ... Polydor Records is a record label once headquartered in Germany. ... The Dick Brothers Record Company was an independent record label formed by the singer Fish. ... Roadrunner Records is a major record label that concentrates on metal bands. ... Chocolate Frog is an independent record label formed in 2001 by the singer Fish. ...


Fish has also contributed to Arjen Anthony Lucassen's Ayreon project, singing the part of the Highlander in Into the Electric Castle. Arjen Anthony Lucassen Arjen Anthony Lucassen (born April 3, 1960) is a composer and musician from the Netherlands. ... Ayreon ( ) is a project by Dutch composer and musician Arjen Anthony Lucassen. ... Lowland-Highland divide Highland Sign with welcome in English and Gaelic The Scottish Highlands (A Ghàidhealtachd in Gaelic) include the rugged and mountainous regions of Scotland north and west of the Highland Boundary Fault. ... Into The Electric Castle is an Ayreon album released in 1998 by Transmission Records and re-released in 2004 by InsideOut Music. ...


Recently Fish has been presenting a Friday evening radio show "Fish on Friday" for digital radio station Planet Rock. Planet Rock is a digital radio station in the United Kingdom. ...


On August 26, 2007, Fish performed a show in Aylesbury UK at the infamous Market Square. He was accompanied onstage by Marillion, the band he used to sing with, with whom he has not performed with in nearly two decades. This was considered a historic performance by both Fish fans and Marillion fans. In a press interview following the event, Fish denied this would lead to a full reunion, claiming that "Hogarth does a great job with the band... We forged different paths over the 19 years" The Market square (or sometimes the market place) is a feature of many British and other European towns. ... Marillion is a British Rock group. ...


Fish is not to be confused with Phish, Chris Squire (whose nickname is "The Fish"), or Bradley Fish. This article is about the band. ... Christopher Russell Edward Squire (born 4 March 1948), better known as Chris Squire is an English musician and the bassist and backing vocalist for the progressive rock group Yes, and is the only member of the group to appear on every album (co-founder Jon Anderson appeared on all but... Bradley Fish (b. ...


Solo discography

Studio albums

Vigil in a Wilderness of Mirrors is Fishs (born Derek W. Dick) first solo album since departing Marillion in 1988. ... Internal Exile (A Collection of a Boys Own Stories) was Fishs second solo album after leaving Marillion in 1988. ... Songs from the Mirror is the third solo album by singer Fish. ...

Live albums

  • 1993 Pigpen's Birthday
  • 1993 Derek Dick and his Amazing Electric Bear
  • 1993 Uncle Fish and the Crypt Creepers
  • 1993 For Whom the Bells Toll
  • 1993 Toiling in the Reeperbahn
  • 1994 Sushi
  • 1996 Fish Head Curry (limited edition live album, 5000 copies only)
  • 1996 Krakow
  • 1998 Tales from the Big Bus
  • 1999 The Complete BBC Sessions
  • 2000 Candlelight in Fog (limited edition live album, 3000 copies only)
  • 2001 Sashimi
  • 2002 Fellini Nights
  • 2002 Mixed Company
  • 2005 Scattering Crows
  • 2006 Return to Childhood
  • 2007 Communion

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Compilations

Track listing Disc One: Balladeer Just Good Friends (Dick/Usher/Boult/Simmonds) – 4:02 Features Sam Brown. ...

Other Collaborations

Soundtracks is a collection of soundtrack pieces from the films Quicksilver and Lorca and the outlaws with music composed by Genesis keyboardist Tony Banks. ... (L–R) Mike Rutherford, Phil Collins, Tony Banks in November 2006, promoting the upcoming Turn It On Again tour Anthony George Tony Banks (born March 27, 1950) is an English songwriter, pianist/keyboard player, and guitarist. ... Richard James Burgess Richard James Burgess [1], has been successful as a studio session drummer, music computer-programmer, major label artist, record producer, published author and manager. ... Still was a solo album released by Genesis keyboardist Tony Banks in 1992 on Giant Records. ... (L–R) Mike Rutherford, Phil Collins, Tony Banks in November 2006, promoting the upcoming Turn It On Again tour Anthony George Tony Banks (born March 27, 1950) is an English songwriter, pianist/keyboard player, and guitarist. ... Jeff Waynes Musical Version of Spartacus was a 1992 concept album by Jeff Wayne and others, telling the story of Roman gladiator, Spartacus. ... Into The Electric Castle is an Ayreon album released in 1998 by Transmission Records and re-released in 2004 by InsideOut Music. ... Ayreon ( ) is a project by Dutch composer and musician Arjen Anthony Lucassen. ...

External links

Persondata
NAME Dick, Derek William
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Fish
SHORT DESCRIPTION Singer, Songwriter, Actor
DATE OF BIRTH April 25, 1958
PLACE OF BIRTH Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH

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