Fish started making records under the name of the Jazz Butcher in 1983 and nobody has quite succeeded in putting a stop to this yet. He has recorded for Glass Records, Creation Records, ROIR of New York and Vinyl Japan of Tokyo. Overall he has written and released fifteen albums of original music, three live albums and innumerable singles and compilations.
The thing about Pat Fish is that he is not tribal about music. Some people know him from his friendship with Spacemen 3, others for his fondness for Nikki Sudden and Dave Kusworth; some know him because he has worked with members of Bauhaus, others regard him as a “classic” independent songwriter in the vein of Pete Astor or Dan Treacy. Fishy just fetches his acoustic guitar and his notebook and heads for the railway station.
His current inspirations: as always, the Velvet Underground, Alex Chilton, Peter Laughner, Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, Kevin Ayers, John Martyn, Davy Graham and many, many more.
Bush & Fey
Steve Bush and Fran Fey, have been writing, recording and gigging together for well over a decade now. Their first album, ‘Row of Ashes', was released in November 2008, with the follow up, ´Earl Grey and Leather´ released in November 2016. Steve Bush first stepped out in Bristol with Essential Bop - one of the city´s seminal new wave bands. His reputation for intense stage performances and acerbic lyrics has not diminished since. In 2001, after many years in London, Steve – having just returned to Bristol - released the acclaimed ´Blossom Freak´ album. Fran hails from Wales. Proficient on guitar, mandolin, zither and ukulele, Fran has played all over the world, including jamming with Arab Musicians in Kuwait and playing echoing space music atop the Himalayas. Drummer, Ben Wallis (The Herb Garden) has recently joined the duo, adding an extra dimension to their live gigs.
"Formerly lead singer with Witness, 1990’s contenders from Wigan, a kind of The Verve meets the Waterboys, Starkie is a low-profile cult hero making crafted country-rock that deserves a wider audience. If he was American he’d be being raved about."
Ged Babey - Louder Than War
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Thunderbolt Bristol, 124 Bath Road, BS4 3ED Bristol, UK, Bristol, United Kingdom