A Fish In The Lemon Tree is free to air this Friday
1 December 2020
Fish will present an audio recording from his only show of 2020 as a free stream from Friday 4 December 2020. The show can be heard via Soundcloud and YouTube alongside a JustGiving page raising money for his band and crew members.
Recorded 13 March at The Lemon Tree in Aberdeen, the set was built around his first solo album ‘Vigil in a Wilderness of Mirrors’ which was celebrating it’s 30th anniversary and also includes tracks from his final album ‘Weltschmerz’ as well as ‘Script For A Jester’s Tear’.
Fish told us: “On Friday March 13th I performed my one and only show this year at The Lemon Tree in Aberdeen.
“Two days later my musicians and crew were disbanded and soon after in lockdown in their respective homes across the UK and beyond. None of us has set foot on a stage since and are unlikely to do so again for quite a while.
“Losing all our concert touring in 2020 has been both a huge emotional and financial hit for everyone concerned, however I was lucky that, although I didn’t qualify for government support, my wife and I had the record company mail order business to get us through the year.
“My musicians and crew have not been as fortunate and most of them being self employed qualified for only basic support, others getting nothing at all.
“The show on March 13th at the Lemon Tree in Aberdeen was essentially a warm up gig for a tour that was booked with around 50 shows throughout the year and across Europe. We would not normally record these shows, but luckily it was captured by my sound engineer Steve Kent and with a touch of studio magic from Steve Vantsis, my bass player and Weltschmerz album co-writer and co-producer, we have managed to get together an hour and 30 minutes of the only show performed in 2020.
“It is a very special memory and means a lot to us all.
“I decided that I did not want to release it as an official live album but to use it in a very different way.
“This Lemon Tree gig is available to stream free of charge on Soundcloud and YouTube and all I ask is that if you are moved enough by the show, that you make a small donation.
“I personally am taking nothing from anything raised here and funds will be dispersed directly to associated band and crew members who have been struggling financially this year, with little or no work outside the live music industry.
“Should funds raised exceed expectations then I will pass the remainder on to a similar charity that is supporting the live music industry.”
The live set will appear on Soundcloud
Here is the Just Giving link: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/fishycircus
Vigil In A Wilderness Of Mirrors
Rose Of Damascus
He Knows You Know
This Party’s Over
View From The Hill
A Gentleman’s Excuse Me
Script For A Jester’s Tear