Marillion were the biggest
thing out of Aylesbury for years and by the mid eighties were filling huge
arenas. Fish left the band in 1988 and has since released a considerable
number of solo albums and is still touring. Marillion employed Steve
Hogarth as their new singer and nearly 20 years on, retain a loyal and big
fanbase which paid for one album to be made in return for credit on the
sleeve. Their style has changed with only an occasional nod back to the Fish era
In 2007, Fish headlined
Aylesbury's Hobble on the Cobble annual event, finally being able to sing
Market Square Heroes in the Market Square. What made this particularly
noteworthy and indeed very newsworthy was that he replaced his band for
this song with Messrs Kelly, Rothery, Trewavas and Mosley making this the
first 'classic' Marillion performance in nearly 20 years.
Marillion came back and played one of the most sensational concerts in
Friars history attracting an audience from all over the world.
solo, and with Barrett continues to gig as 2015 with his special brand of
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continues to record and play live.