Weʼre raising £50,000 to support my associated band and crew who've been unable to work in 2020 due to the cancellation of all concert touring
- 22 days to go
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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 haven't 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 wouldn't 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, ‘Weltschmerz' album co-writer and co-producer, we've managed to get together an hour and 30 minutes of the only show performed in 2020. It's a very special memory and means a lot to us all.
I decided that I didn't want to release it as an official live album but to use it in a very different way. This Lemon Tree gig will be available to stream free of charge on Soundcloud from Friday 4th December 2020 and all I ask is that if you're moved enough by the show that you make a small donation here .
Soundcloud stream: https://soundcloud.com/fish-scot
YouTube stream: YouTube
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.
You can read the extensive 'sleeve notes' that tell the full story of the rehearsals and the gig itself and the dramas behind it all here Fish Sleeve Notes
Vigil in a Wilderness of Mirrors
Rose of Damascus
He Knows you Know
This Party's Over
View from the Hill
Gentleman's Excuse Me
Script for a Jesters Tear
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Mar 3, 2021
Feb 25, 2021
Glad to support the crew in desperate times.
Feb 24, 2021
Glad I can give a little help. Thanks Fish for years of wonderful music. Peace to you and your family.
Feb 20, 2021
Thank you for al your fantastic music over the years. Hope to see you “so here you are once more...” in the Netherlands for your Weltschmerz tour. I wish you all the best!
Steve Harris (mo not that one)
Feb 19, 2021
Finally found time to sit down and have a good listen to this recording....loved it...hope we can get to see you soon.. thanks for all the music so far Fish and your amazing musical ensemble...
Feb 18, 2021
I hope you and the crew are safe and well.
Feb 16, 2021
What a tremendously generous idea, hope this helps the guys n girls who are the 'team' that allow you to perform live for our listening pleasure.Roll on the days we can join you singing live again.