Saturday 15th September
Progressive rock band Strangefish introduce their latest album, ‘The Spotlight Effect,’ with a live performance at BED @ TriBeCa in their hometown of Manchester.
Originally founded in 1989, Manchester progressive rock band Strangefish showcase their latest album ‘The Spotlight Effect’ with a live performance at BED @ TriBeCa, in their hometown of Manchester.
Having a harder and at times darker feel to its 2006 predecessor ‘Fortune Telling’, ‘The Spotlight Effect’ has the different aspects of the human condition as its overriding theme. It focuses on the media-driven world we find ourselves in today, where every move we make is analysed then picked to pieces. There’s nothing sacred anymore; all things are considered fair game for an ‘entertain-me’ hungry audience.
‘Fortune Telling,’ Strangefish’s second album was released in Feb 2006. Dealing with the concepts of materialism, marketing, greed, trust and the search for what is important in life, it tells an ‘everyman’ story of someone who believes he has won a fortune, only to be happy to accept in the end that wellbeing matters far more. The album was critically acclaimed around the world and won a handful of awards, including Best Album at the Classic Rock Society, and Best Song for ‘Ignorance Of Bliss.’
The band released their debut album ‘Full Scale’ in 2003.
Strangefish are known for their energetic live performances, delivering often complex compositions with their trademark humour. Expect inflatables!
Joining original founder members Steve Taylor on vocals, Paul O’Neill on keys, Bob on guitar, and Dave Whittaker on drums are additional vocalist Jo Whittaker, and Carl Howard on bass.