American rock band

Phish is an American rock band. They formed in Vermont in 1983, broke up in 2004, and reformed in 2009. Their lead singer is Trey Anastasio. Phish was often compared to the Grateful Dead, and had a similar following of "Phish Heads" following the band on tour. They went on a 5-year-long hiatus from 2004 to 2009. Their hiatus ended when they played shows on March 6, 7 and 8 at the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, VA. The band surprised the audience with longer sets than usual.

Phish performing at American Airlines Arena in Miami, FL on December 30, 2009. Left to right: Page McConnell, Trey Anastasio, Mike Gordon
Background information
OriginBurlington, Vermont, USA
GenresRock, alternative rock, jazz fusion, neo-psychedelia, progressive rock[1] folk rock, avant-garde, funk rock, experimental rock
Years active1983–2004
Hiatus: 2000-2002
LabelsElektra, Rhino/WMG, JEMP
MembersTrey Anastasio
Jon Fishman
Mike Gordon
Page McConnell
Past member(s)Jeff Holdsworth
Marc Daubert

Their music has a lot of improvisation, so when they play live, their songs are sometimes a lot longer. They use elements from many genres, including rock, jazz, funk, progressive rock, bluegrass, country, reggae, blues, Latin, and psychedelic rock.


Studio albums


  1. "Phish". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-01-28.
  2. "Phish Release New Song Oblivion From Forthcoming Studio Album 'Evolve'". ATO RECORDS. 2024-05-21. Retrieved 2024-05-23.