Mr Kyps, Poole

Fish Out Of Water

Fish Out Of Water are a fusion of some exciting talents brought together via music and friendship, some of the members have featured in other local bands before such as “ASP” and “The Blues Machine”. The band have been gigging for a couple of years now as an acoustic three piece performing gigs at local venues like the Bournemouth Folk Club, Thomas Trip in Christchurch and Chaplin’s Bar in Boscombe, they have recently bought in some new members including a bass player, drummer and percussionist to add to their 60’s folk inspired sound.

Tonight at Mr Kyps they have been invited to open for a tribute to The Doors “Strange Doors”, a gig that was sadly cancelled a few weeks ago due to rare snow fall around these parts making transportation difficult. They take to the stage and seem a little nervous of this large venue to start with but soon find their confidence.

The band’s music seems to be all about contrasts, there is a nice contrast between Jenny and Adam’s very different vocals. Jenny’s vocals can be described as sounding a little like 60’s stars Mary Travers of “Peter, Paul & Mary” and with a bit of early Marianne Faithful, although a little shy or nervous between songs her confidence can only grow with each gig. There is also another stark contrast between the bluesy electric guitar of Ashley and the simple but effective acoustic guitar of Adam altogether making for one bright original sound. The band play their way through a well chosen set of covers including Fleetwood Mac’s “Black Magic Woman” and an awesome reworking of Jimi Hendrix’s “Hey Joe” with included some truly simple tingling electric guitar work from Ashley.

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It was disappointing that they did not perform any of their own original material but given time I am sure this will come. The band finished their short set after just five songs the appreciative Kyps audience were calling out for more but due to venue time constraints it wasn’t to be. Fish Out Of Water are a potentially a great band that would be well suited to some of the Summer’s Folk festivals, given time and a little more confidence who knows what sort of journey this extraordinary band could take.

Matty Groves (Fairport Convention)
Black Magic Woman (Fleetwood Mac)
You Stay Here (Richard Shindle)
Wade In The Water
Hey Joe (Jimi Hendrix)



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