Wholesome Fish


""the greatest live band I ever saw!"
Stu from Ecofest, Lincoln

"one of the best nights we've ever done"
Cabaret Heaven, Leeds & Hebden Bridge

"wicked sound, loads of energy and wonderful fid

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“Acid Folk-Punk Anarcho-Funsters”

“The Velvet Underground gone Cajun”

“The lunatics have gone and taken over the asylum!” NME

With a raucous blend of traditional instruments (fiddle, banjo, harmonica, guitar) underpinned by a cooking rhythm section, Wholesome Fish create music which ranges from a full-on wall of sound through to exquisite ballads. Their influences are whatever takes their fancy – from Celtic and gypsy-rooted folk through to punk – the sound once being described as “a jumble sale of world music”.

With a feel good, get-up-and-dance spirit, the band have played festivals and venues, big and small, in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Holland and Czech Republic, supporting the likes of the Pogues, Transglobal Underground and Jah Wobble along the way - Rory McLeod once joined them on trombone and John Peel broadcast one of our knees-ups live at 4am!

For mailing list, gigs and more info visit www.wholesomefish.co.uk