2017 In Review: Jerry Fish

The tone was well and truly set for Jerry Fish’s 2017 as he kicked of the year in true cinematic style with an amazing NYE Party in The Bowery, with an incredibly busy year to follow. Viva Le France was the theme of March as Jerry took to French soil with the incredible "The Songs & Tall Tales of Jerry Fish” show in the MA scène nationale in the beautiful Montbéliard. April was an incredibly busy month for Jerry. He performed at The Olympia Theatre Dublin at A Night For Pieta House, which saw a wealth of amazing artists perform. A great night was had by all and most importantly lots of money was raised for a very worthy cause. He also performed at the RTE Cruinniu na Casca Stephen's Green easter Monday celebrations and took to the stage at University Limerick with special guests MayKay, Stomptown Brass, Colm Mac Con Iomaire and The Blizzards in support of The Student Financial Aid Fund.

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May saw Jerry kick of an Irish tour that saw him take to the road for the summer months, performing in various guises from his beautiful Piano Show to his wonderfully eclectic Jerry Fish Electric Sideshow. May also say Jerry perform “Lemuel Gulliver Adventurer Extraordinaire" with Dave Rudden at Smock Alley Theatre for the International Literature Festival Dublin, which celebrated 350 years of Jonathan Swift. June was a particularly special month for Jerry Fish as he had the honour of entertaining president Michael D Higgins at Aras an Uachtarain, an absolute honor to be asked to perform, it was an incredibly special day that will not be forgotten.

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One of the most beautiful Irish musical collaborations this year dropped in July as Jerry teamed up with MayKay and released the single Blue, making waves around the country the pair performed a beautiful duet on RTE’s Miriam Show.. Make sure to check out the gorgeous video by Crooked Gentlemen featuring Foxy Cox below.

September saw one of our favourite annual events of the year the Jerry Fish Electric Sideshow at Electric Picnic return once more. Of course, the carnival ringmaster himself performed but he was also joined by special guest headliner Ash and some of our acts including KORMAC, THE BLIZZARDS, and R.S.A.G.

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Late September also saw him step things up a level and make his debut into theatre bringing his stranger-than- fiction life story to the Dublin Fringe Festival. The show gave the audience the opportunity to learn more about Jerry Fish, the descendant of pirates that once swung from the gallows on Misery Hill. Born-hard to a mermaiden mother, swaddled in a baggywrinkle by the Liffey and raised on the banks of the Thames. Chockablock full of vaudevillian fun and games, voyage to the artist’s ancestral self with never-before-told stories, half-truths, half-fictions and brand new songs.

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You would think after a year as hectic as this Jerry would slow down towards the end of the year but not so. This December sees him take to the road one more. Jerry is currently touring an intimate piano show, performing his favourite songs, old and new from a career spanning over two decades as well as excerpts from his sell-out fringe theatre show. A highly charismatic performer who refuses to countenance audiences having anything but a good time, accentuating the positive and bringing smiles to troubled faces with his swaggering vocal, generous and infectious smile and that fantastic vaudeville moustache. A guaranteed up-lifting night out for all, it’s the perfect show to see over the Christmas period.

FULL TOUR DATES

1st December, Christ Church, Mayo. http://bit.ly/JerryFishCastlebar17

28th December, The Bowery, Dublin. http://bit.ly/JerryFishBowery17

29th December, Live at St Luke, Cork. http://bit.ly/JerryFishStLukes17

6th January, The Mermaid Theatre, Wicklow. http://bit.ly/JerryFishMermaid17