British band Tinyfish have recently shot their first DVD during their appearance at the first edition of the progressive rock festival, Progrock 2009, which took place in Katowice, Poland on 16-17 February. The fantastic stage at the Wyspianski Theatre has witnessed live shows of many important bands like Pendragon, Credo, Final Conflict, SBB, Satellite, Arena, Landmarq, Galahad, Caamora to name a few. The shows at the theatre are acquiring a cult status among the fans of progressive rock, but also among the Artists themselves – the Wyspianski Theatre turned out to be not only a convenient place for such shows but also a very atmospheric, magical place.
Tinyfish is a four piece band based in South London with a deep and abiding interest in all forms of progressive music. The group formed in 2005 as part of an informal collective of musicians who enjoyed playing the acoustic open mic spots of London. Although profoundly influenced by the UK progressive scene, the band were keen to break from as many of the traditional prog clichÃ©s as possible. â€œI would die of boredom if I thought we were just recycling the songs and sound of the 70â€™sâ€ said lead singer and songwriter Simon Godfrey. To that end, Tinyfish chose to write and perform without the aid of a keyboard player, using guitar synths, electronic percussion and a myriad of special effects to obtain their distinctively melodic sound. â€˜It forces us to think differently and keep away from musical comfort zonesâ€™ adds lyricist Robert Ramsay. The bandâ€™s self-titled debut album from 2006 received enthusiastic reviews from worldwide media and brought them many devoted fansâ€¦
2008 saw the band sign to respected UK progressive label F2 Records. Their first release for the label was a rarities mini-album called â€œCurious Thingsâ€. The band have also begun work upon on their new album â€œThe Big Red Sparkâ€.
2009 appears to be a busy time for the band, with a live album and â€œThe Big Red Sparkâ€ to be released this year as also a DVD having been filmed in Poland by Metal Mind Productions. The footage documenting Tinyfishâ€™s great concert at the WyspiaÅ„ski Theater will feature a selection of the bandâ€™s best songs taken from their previous releases as well as of the tracks which will appear on their forthcoming album.
You can see additional photos on MMPâ€™s official website: http://www.metalmind.com.pl/index.php?dzial=artysci&id=598
The release of the as yet untitled DVD is scheduled for early July. More details will be revealed as the work on the DVD progress.