latest news


Better late than never!!

The new Wholesome Fish Album is near completion

and will be with you soon. Sounding great!!!



Happy new year!!! and Happy 30th anniversary to WHOLESOME FISH!!

Yes indeed, 30 years ago the mighty Fish formed. Look out for a special gig

to celebrate this remarkable event. On another note we are booking gigs for

the year so check out the gigs page to find out more. We have also finished

most of the recording for our LP and will be looking to release this in the

next few months!!



We will be heading back into the studio at the end of the month to start on another EP.

Keep a look out for a release towards the end of the year!!.



We will be performing at this years Nottingham Riverside Festival on Sat 1st.

August at 4pm come and check us out!!



The new 5 song EP CD 'Goodbye Miss Liza' is now on sale at the tiny price of just £5 pounds. Drop us a line on the contact page or better still, come along and see us live.


New CD on the way!

Wholesome Fish have been very busy over the past few months recording a new EP with 4 of the usual suspects (Gordy, Spoony, Tricky and Joel) 1 old suspect (top fiddler Jim Walker) and 1 new (Mike Wynne of Skinny Sumo and Royal Gala fame)

It's sounding fantastic so far, with a great mix of Fish energy and irreverance, and sounds from South Africa to Nova Scotia

And read that right, Jim is back in the fold and cracking out some class fiddling


Wholesome Fish to play at the Rescue Rooms, Nottingham for a St. Patricks Special

Click here for more info


Wholesome Fish announce release of their latest CD, BENDIGO BACKWARDS. The 12 track release is available from gigs or online from BANDCAMP, where you can listen before buying at -

In other news there are a few line-up changes with Mark, Chris and Pat feeling its time for pastures new. You’ll be sorely missed but thanks for all of the great tunes and gigs.

Back into the shoal comes Beth Noble, the ace fiddler returns temporarily to steer us through choppy waters while we search for some new melody player/s. Drop us a line if you think you’re what we’re looking for!!

We’ve got gigs coming at the LION, a Greenpeace benefit at the MAZE and st Patricks knees up at the RESCUE ROOMS. SEE THE GIGS SECTION FOR DETAILS!


As usual lots of fishy business gooin’ on: January and February has seen lots of gigs, with a performance at the Market Square as part of the Light Night event being the last, where we did a grand job of raising body temperatures on a chill evening.

The end of February sees us guesting for the first time at the Balkan-gipsy beats night, Muzika! at The Maze on Mansfield Rd.(Fri 26th). Always an excellent party night, this will be their 2nd birthday bash, fancy dress on the gipsy-pirate theme maybe getting you a discount on the door if it’s good enough.

Two days before that, we’re taking a few chances with new material at The Lion in Basford, as we always do on the last Wednesday of the month, free in as usual.

The Sat. 27th sees us back at The Malt Cross, and the Satdee after as it happens, 6th March, £3 to get in this ever – popular city centre venue.

Finally, the last week of March will be back at The Lion (24th) and at the Robin Hood in Sherwood (27th). As always, bring your dancing shoes!

Oh, and plenty of new youtube footage of the Fish up there on the web if you want to see us in action...


Some good news and bad news this month. First the good news: our last Wednesday of the month residence at The Lion in Basford continues on the 28th, last month’s kick-off having been successful. The bad news is that we have had to cancel the Halloween gig at The Guitar Bar on the 31st due to Tricky, our bass player, being taken on a surprise holiday by his dad! Not to worry too much though; we are hopeful a Christmas party at Rob’s fine Guitar Bar venue will be able to be sorted in the near future. Watch this space... Further good news is that we have a new fiddle player, Patrick, who is possibly the youngest (and best looking) member of the Fish yet! The move was forced upon us by the untimely departure out westwards (Hereford) of Nick, our last fiddle player (though you may well see him play with us again when he occasionally drops by). Also, much fun was had last Saturday at the Veggies 25th Anniversary party at The Sumac Centre where we entertained the Forest Fields massive and many of the Radcliffe power station Climate swoopers. A big-up to the Patricks – veggies Patrick and fiddle Patrick!


It has just come to our attention that the Sheffield Folk Train now runs on a Tuesday rather than a Thursday, so if you were thinking of joining us on that fine excursion from Sheffield to Edale and back, it's now Tuesdat the 22nd, 7.14pm departure from Sheffield to Manchester train!

Also, big news is that we now have a (hopefully) regular residency at The Lion Inn in Basford, every last Wednesday of the month startimg 30th September, where we will be playing unplugged. Expect some new material and lots of other stuff we normally never get the chance to play, such as Lee's ballads, Gordy's epic folk adventures and Joel's harmonica leading the band off into various worldly excursions! Strange and beautiful things will happen!

JULY 2009

The main news at the moment is the return of Lee to the Fish fold with his consumate stage presence, which means we are now a nine-piece! Check Gigs page to see where you can catch us over the summer months as there are plenty of opportunities, including a few festivals.

The other news is that, due to circumstances beyond our control (a major hack into the software provider's database), this website has lost a lot of its content, which we are now in the process of rebuilding, so please bear with us while this happens. Unfortunately, one thing we have lost is our mailing list, so if you were on the list (or want to be on the list) e-mail to the address on Contact Us page (using @ instead of [at]).