Fish is a Scottish progressive rock singer, lyricist and occasional actor, best known as the original lead singer of British rock group Marillion.
Fish first came to the public's attention in 1981 with Marillion. The band achieved chart success in the UK, attaining top-ten hits in 1985 with 'Kayleigh' and 'Lavender', and again in 1987 with 'Incommunicado'.
In 1988, Fish left Marillion in order to pursue his solo career. Many of Fish's later works contain lengthy spoken word lyrics, shorter examples of which can be heard on earlier Marillion albums. Vocally, Fish has sometimes been compared to Peter Gabriel, lead singer of Genesis in the 1970s. Music journalist David Hepworth described his voice as a 'conflation of Roger Daltrey and Peter Gabriel'.