After studying singing, piano and oboe at The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama for 4 years, Adrienne joined Scottish Opera. She has always enjoyed teaching and performing so has run the two careers side by side. She taught at Dunblane High School, moved to Primary Education, became Head of Performing Arts at The Royal High School, after moving from Scotland to Wiltshire and now teaches singing at King Edward’s School in Bath. Adrienne performs on the classical stage, appears with a Big Band, is one half of a duo but she has always harboured a particular desire to sing Rock. In her spare time she also runs a very successful Rock choir called Steeple Rocks. She calls on her many years of experience to give a stunning performance every gig.
The Cod Father,(Mark Smallman - Guitarist/Vocalist) has many years musical experience including several as “Mick Jogger” fronting Rolling Stones tribute bands The Rolling Clones and then The Rolling Zones ! Mark has performed in many amazing venues both at home and on tour abroad.
With guitar as his first musical love he has played in a number of bands but has really found his “home” with Purple Fish. A huge fan of both Classic and Prog rock, Mark’s favourite band is Dream Theater with their guitarist, John Petrucci, one of his main influences alongside such great players as Steve Lukather, Jan Akkerman, David Gilmour and Gary Moore.
As a composer his debut CD ‘Who Cares?’ contained 12 original songs and was first released in 1997. He has also written a dynamic concept album, “One Step To Eden”, half instrumental, half with vocals, which follows Mankind’s fall from grace and charts his attempts to recapture that idyllic state of “Eden”. Written and recorded over a five year period the album combines different flavours of music from anthemic to ballad, ethereal to driving rock.
One of his aims now is to join with the other members of Purple Fish to produce some new original material ready to rock the world !
Paul N Hale a composer, producer and recording engineer with over 30 years experience in the music industry.
Has a huge collection of keyboards and is now using the latest software synths and recording software as well as lots of great hardware synths.
Paul has produced many cds and played for over 30 different bands in a long and varied career, loves all music and was classically trained on piano from the age of 5!
Also session keyboards a speciality !
Kevin first picked up a pair of drum sticks at school; his first ever band was formed soon after, and he has had a real passion for drumming ever since! Musical influences come from wide ranging genres, and include : The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Blues Brothers, Otis Redding, as well as session drummers such as Tommy Igoe, Steve Jordan and Simon Phillips. Previous experience comes from playing with many numerous and various cover bands, including a ‘Blues Brothers’ style Soul band, ‘Big Band’, ‘Rolling Stones’ Tribute, ‘War of The Worlds’ – Touring Theatre show; playing at Festivals, Theatres, Weddings and Functions. Now with over 30 years’ experience behind the drum kit, Kevin very much drives the band from the back, underpinning the ever present groove from our rhythm section, along with Boggy on Bass.
Roger "Boggy" Marsh
Roger is an experienced bassist and has played everything from Soul to Folk with some Heavy Metal and Country along the way! He joined his first band at 13 playing local gigs around his home town of Bath. His main influences are Jack Bruce and John Entwhistle.
In addition to laying down the bottom end for Purple Fish Roger, or "Boggy" to his friends is keen to compose original music and has so far written a trio of songs with his friend and author Matthew Harffy.
Roger is never short of an amusing anecdote to entertain the rest of the band and has found his idea of heaven swapping jokes with Mark!