WESTPORT BOUND Jerry Fish will bring his latest show to Westport in April. Pic: Richie-Tyndall
He’s one of Ireland’s most enigmatic and entertaining performers. If proof were needed, Ireland’s biggest music and arts festival, Electric Picnic, has for the past six years afforded him his very own stage. In fact, in 2018, The Jerry Fish Electric Sideshow, doubled in size and has become one of the main attractions at the Picnic.
In 2018 Jerry also reformed his 90s alt rock band An Emotional Fish to deliver a mischievous and magnificent set at Féile Classical, causing a pitch invasion! The busy Mr Fish has also just returned from a sell-out show in France.
An indie legend and ringmaster of exceptional renown, Jerry Fish has evolved into a showman extraordinaire, capturing the hearts and minds of audiences all over with his now-legendary live shows, a unique live theatrical experience that dissolves all boundaries between performer and audience.
For those who don’t know the back story, Jerry Fish blasted onto the music scene in the 1990s touring the globe as front-man of alternative rock outfit An Emotional Fish, the band who gave us the indie rock anthem ‘Celebrate’.
These days the name Jerry Fish is synonymous with festivals, carnival sideshow, circus and theatre. Mr Fish’s genre bending and idiosyncratic style of entertainment has made him a household name within the Irish music industry. With two platinum-selling solo albums, an MTV award and IRMA Music Award, he has a solid reputation as a supreme and spectacular showman.
In 2017 Jerry took his stranger-than-fiction life story, ‘The Songs & Tall Tales of Jerry Fish’, to theatre audiences for the first time at the Dublin Fringe Festival. He is currently thrilling audiences around the country with an intimate piano show, performing his favourite songs, old, new, borrowed and blue, from a career spanning over two decades, as well as excerpts from his sell-out fringe theatre show. Westport will be treated to once of these intimate performances on Saturday, April 6, when he plays in Westport Town Hall Theatre.
A highly charismatic performer who refuses to countenance audiences having anything but a good time, he accentuates the positive and brings smiles to troubled faces with his swaggering vocal, generous and infectious smile and that fantastic vaudeville moustache.
Willow Jacks in support
Supporting Jerry for his Westport gig are The Willow Jacks. Since reforming late last year, the popular local band have played a number of times around the town, delighting fans and winning new audiences with their beautiful harmonies and beguiling acoustic set.
Comprised of Tara Clarke, David O’Regan and Triona Moogan, the trio will add an exciting dash of local spice to the evening’s main dish, Fish. A full menu of food for the soul.
For tickets (€25 each) to ‘Jerry Fish – Piano Show’ in Westport Town Hall Theatre on Saturday night, April 6, contact the theatre box office on 098 28459 or visit www.westporttheatre.com.