"Phish" was an American rock band noted for jamming and improvisation. The band's four members performed together for the better part of 21 years, until their breakup in August 2004. Their music has elements of a wide variety of genres, including rock, jazz, bluegrass, heavy metal, folk, blues, progressive rock, acoustic, and classical. Each Phish concert was original in terms of the songs included, the order in which they appeared, and the way in which they were performed: most of their songs were never played the same way twice. Although the group received little radio play or MTV exposure, Phish developed a large following by word of mouth and the exchange of live recordings.
Phish was formed in 1983 at the University of Vermont by guitarists Trey Anastasio and Jeff Holdsworth, bassist Mike Gordon, and drummer Jon Fishman. Before they were known as Phish, they were billed as Blackwood Convention (an advanced maneuver in Bridge) and played a Halloween dance in the basement of the ROTC dormitory. Their second gig — and their first billed as Phish — was November 3 in the basement of Slade Hall at UVM. The band was joined by percussionist Marc Daubert in the fal...
|years active||1983-2000, 2002-2004|
|origin||Burlington, Vermont, USA|
|music genre||Rock music|
|current members|| Trey Anastasio (1983-2004)|
Mike Gordon (1983-2004)
Jon Fishman (1983-2004)
Page McConnell (1985-2004)
|past members||Jeff Holdsworth (1983-1986)Marc Daubert (1984-1985)|