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Aylesbury, England (1979 – present)

Marillion are a rock band formed in Aylesbury, England . Their 30-year career is marked by two distinctive phases; the early years fronted by Fish which saw their greatest commercial success, and much longer period fronted by Steve Hogarth in which the band have constantly re-invented themselves so as to continue to be relevant into the 21st century.

The Fish era is often categorized as . They originally started as “Silmarillion” (from Tolkien’s book) with heavy influences from classic Genesis but went on to develop their own distinctive sound. The band was formed in 1979 by Mick Pointer (drums), Steve Rothery (guitar), Doug ‘Rastus’ Irvine (bass), and others, soon adding vocalist Fish (real name Derek W. Dick), Diz Minitt (bass), and Brian Jelliman. By the time of their first album, 1983’s Script For A Jester’s Tear, the bass position had been taken over by Pete Trewavas and keyboards by Mark Kelly.

The studio albums Fugazi (1984), Misplaced Childhood (1985), and Clutching At Straws (1987), as well as the 1984 live album Real to Reel all sold respectably, and the band scored a hit single in Britain with Kayleigh in 1985.

When Fish left the band in 1988 after four albums he was replaced by Steve Hogarth. A former member of The Europeans and some-time collaborator with The The and Julian Cope, Hogarth brought a new energy to the band.

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  • Davie_UCF

    Whats happened to the charts? Mostly 100 listens and less? Something odd is going on.

    6 Oct 10:37pm Reply
  • MutambaBrazil

    Hogarth is one of the best frontman i've ever seen.

    31 Jul 9:56pm Reply
  • menswear2112

    Fish: Juggernaut, Jester and (sometimes) Jerk.

    13 Jul 6:09pm Reply
  • IronPenguin

    Why does it matter which singer you prefer? Personally I prefer Fish, but Brave may be my favourite Marillion album of them all.

    22 Jun 2:45pm Reply
  • AniRockAniMetal

    Bezapelacyjnie największy szkodnik rocka progresywnego w historii gatunku. Dzięki niemu wielu prog-fanów, których raczej należałoby nazwać "neo-progresami" uważa, że istotą rocka progresywnego jest połączenie kilku popowych sentymentalnych piosenek w rockową suitę albo zrobienie z popu koncept albumu. Porównanie Marillionu do co lepszych zespołów, które wypłynęły na nowej fali wypada dla niego miażdżąco. Gdzie temu np. do Dead Can Dance, czy Cocteau Twins? Nawet w porównaniu z This Mortal Coil, z którym Marillion dzieli pomysł na piosenkowe koncept albumy przeplatane klimatycznymi wstawkami instrumentalnymi, wypada blado. Nie jestem w stanie za Chiny zrozumieć, skąd się wzięła tak ogromna popularność tego zespołu. Jedyna dobra rzecz, która mi przychodzi do głowy, to fakt, że Fish był dobrym wokalistą. Ale to za mało, aby uznać kapelę za wybitną...

    28 May 9:02pm Reply
  • Davie_UCF

    "Still laughing at anyone who can be bothered to say they prefer the band with a singer who left more than 25 years ago" Well look at the charts, mostly Misplaced Childhood.

    21 May 6:42pm Reply
  • skiesrblue

    Still laughing at anyone who can be bothered to say they prefer the band with a singer who left more than 25 years ago......lol....

    18 May 5:52pm Reply
  • gildegarde

    je suis fan de marillion moi aussi j'adore.

    16 May 9:09pm Reply
  • arthur_r_souza

    H is the man!

    16 May 3:50pm Reply
  • Nacho_F

    I'm a Marillion fan and I'm not trolling when I say I tend to prefer H to Fish. [9]

    16 May 2:46pm Reply
  • ddisgustipated

    I'm a Marillion fan and I'm not trolling when I say I tend to prefer H to Fish. [8]

    16 May 2:26am Reply
  • MusicMagic77

    I'm a Marillion fan and I'm not trolling when I say listen to >>>>>>>

    5 May 10:55am Reply
  • mk741

    Both?

    5 Apr 7:53pm Reply
  • Abomination317

    The band with Fish made Grendel. The band with H made Neverland. I think it's obvious which I'd prefer to listen to.

    30 Mar 5:32pm Reply
  • Aldencia

    For me only with Fish :)

    29 Mar 10:07am Reply
  • Killerdwarf

    FISH

    25 Mar 8:54pm Reply
  • Violetdusk

    And what do you call assassins who accuse assassins anyway?.....my friend.

    20 Mar 10:56pm Reply
  • PatrickGI

    Fish > all

    20 Mar 10:01am Reply
  • MonserratFM

    I'm a Marillion fan and I'm not trolling when I say that I love H's era, he's the best. Also, Neverland is one of the must beautiful songs ever written. :)

    17 Mar 6:27am Reply
  • AlienElen

    Волшебная,неземная музыка!I like it.

    7 Mar 10:17am Reply
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