Official Statement

We wish to announce that sadly, Strangefish have decided to call it a day.


The COVID-19 pandemic has been a huge challenge for everyone and we are no exception. It’s also been an opportunity to reevaluate priorities. A result of this it is no longer possible for Strangefish to function as a band. This decision has been taken in a mutual and amicable manner.


Future gigs will be cancelled and ticket sales refunded.
We would like to thank everyone who has supported us over the last 32 years.


Steve, Bob, Kris, Jo, Dave and Paul

Rehearsing again

Another rehearsal at Redwall on Sunday. Not the thing you feel like doing when three members of the band were playing with other acts the night before; Kris in Burton-upon-Trent and Paul & Bob in Wales.

A 3am bedtime because of the clocks changing made for some excessive yawning!

Finally, Steve was laid up I’ll, and thus the scene was set. 5 members of the band, 3 excessively tired.

Amazingly, we managed to play the whole set, with repeat runs through the Spotlight Effect material. It’s sounding very tight. Definitely ready for the gig in May!

New Album – The Spotlight Effect

Strangefish announce third studio album, ‘The Spotlight Effect,’ on 18th June.

We’ve never been blessed with a great sense of urgency, so two years on from deciding we had enough in the bag for the album and kick-started the recordings, here we are finally with a new collection of songs, of which we all feel immensely proud.

‘The Spotlight Effect’ 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. This perfectly summed up the general mood of all the songs, with aspects of the human condition as the overriding theme.

We really do hope you enjoy the fruits of our labours.