With a career spanning over two decades Jerry Fish has spent much of his life on the road, a constantly evolving artist who has always favoured innovation over orthodoxy. Throughout the 1990’s he was the main creative force and front-man of the alternative rock bandAn Emotional Fish, giving us the anthem ‘Celebrate’. Once he left the constraints of the four-piece rock format however, he found a whole universe of music suddenly become a tangible and touchable prospect: New Orleans funk, Noir Soundtracks, Punk Latino, all manner of Odd Mondo Scenes and Broken Mambo Jive. His widely adored upbeat music includes the hit ‘True Friends’ and two platinum selling albums ‘Be Yourself’ and ‘The Beautiful Untrue’.
Now, Mr Fish is currently touring The Jerry Fish Electric Sideshow, a spectacular carnival sideshow party. It was launched at Ireland’s premier music and arts festival Electric Picnic in 2013 and was deemed by many to be the highlight of the festival. Consequently The Electric Sideshow returned to the Picnic in 2014 to a new, even bigger arena, achieving even greater success. The Jerry Fish Electric Sideshow is confirmed to return to Electric Picnic in 2015.
“I have formed a brand new collective of artists and musicians for my live show. We have recently recorded sessions with Rarely Seen Above Ground who will also be joining forces with us at our future live shows.”
So, now in cahoots with drummer Jeremy Hickey aka R.S.A.G. with a new sound and music collective, Jerry Fish’s love of carnival street theatre has bore fruit in the shape of The Electric Sideshow.