Combining upbeat surreal pop imagery with glitchy beats, The Fish Police have created their own unique blend of electronic glitsch pop. Made up of Dean Rodney Jr. (singer, rapper, songwriter), Matthew Howe (guitar), Charles Stuart (bass, co-songwriter, background vocals) and Andrew Mclean (live drums), they mix their love of computer games, cartoons, fast food and Japanese culture to create sounds that set them apart on the UK urban music scene.
The group got to know each other when Charles trained Dean and Matthew as part of our old young people’s group, Heart n Soul Youth. Since then they have been working on developing the band’s sound, style and performances.
Charles is the musical director for Grace Jones live gigs. Andrew, who also works with Grace Jones, joined the band in 2014 and his live drumming has brought a new energy to their performances.
In 2010 they made Heart n Soul history by becoming our first act to perform in America when they appeared at the Lincoln Center in New York City. In 2011 they released their second music EP The Big Big World of Electronics. In 2012, the group were involved in some of Heart n Soul’s biggest projects and events including the Dean Rodney Singers and The Beautiful Octopus Club at London’s Royal Festival Hall. They also performed at the London Paralympic Games opening ceremony.
Their album The Marzipan Transformations, packs in references from everything from 80’s computer games to Japanese anime. The LP takes the audience on a journey into The Fish Police World, evoking everything from MF Doom to Kraftwerk along the way. The band completed their first ever UK tour in April 2014 and have been performing gigs around the UK ever since including performances at Tate Modern's Turbine Festival, the Wysing Arts Festival, Oddbox Weekender and Cafe Oto.
For more information about the band & upcoming gig dates visit their website www.thefishpolice.com
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