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Phish performing at American Airlines Arena in Miami, FL on December 30, 2009. Left to right: Page McConnell, Trey Anastasio, Mike Gordon
Background information
Origin Burlington, Vermont, USA
Genres Rock, alternative rock, jazz fusion, neo-psychedelia, progressive rock folk rock, avant-garde, funk rock, experimental rock
Years active 1983–2004
Hiatus: 2000-2002
Labels Elektra, Rhino/WMG, JEMP
Associated acts Phil Lesh and Friends, Oysterhead, 70 Volt Parade, Amfibian, Benevento/Russo Duo, Jazz Mandolin Project, Pork Tornado, Ramble Dove, Rhythm Devils, SerialPod, Surrender to the Air, Trey Anastasio, Trey Anastasio Band, Vida Blue
Members Trey Anastasio
Jon Fishman
Mike Gordon
Page McConnell
Past members Jeff Holdsworth
Marc Daubert

Phish is an American rock band. They formed in Vermont in 1983, broke up in 2004, and reformed in 2009. Their lead singer is Trey Anastasio. Phish was often compared to the Grateful Dead, and had a similar following of "Phish Heads" following the band on tour. They went on a 5-year-long hiatus from 2004 to 2009. Their hiatus ended when they played shows on March 6, 7 and 8 at the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, VA. The band surprised the audience with longer sets than usual.

Their music has a lot of improvisation, so when they play live, their songs are sometimes a lot longer. They use elements from many genres, including rock, jazz, funk, progressive rock, bluegrass, country, reggae, blues, Latin, and psychedelic rock.


Studio albums
  • The White Tape (1986)
  • The Man Who Stepped into Yesterday (1987)
  • Junta (1989)
  • Lawn Boy (1990)
  • A Picture of Nectar (1992)
  • Rift (1993)
  • Hoist (1994)
  • Billy Breathes (1996)
  • The Story of the Ghost (1998)
  • The Siket Disc (1999)
  • Farmhouse (2000)
  • Round Room (2002)
  • Undermind (2004)
  • Joy (2009)
  • Fuego (2014)

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