When is a ‘Fish’ not a ‘Fish’


You may have noticed there are dates going up for another artist who is calling himself ‘Fish’ on the fishmusic.scot website. It’s being fed onto my website by #Bandsintown amongst other sites. Today an Antwerp gig was announced and last week it was Moscow. I have tried contacting this artist and have contacted #bandsintown to get him to cease and desist and change his name to something other than just ‘Fish’.

Obviously I have been using this name since 1982 and it’s well registered over the years. I am also registered on Equity and the MU as Fish. Even ‘Phish’ in America were respectful and acknowledged I was using this name professionally and changed theirs.

I have sent e mails to venues, to Bandsintown and others to no avail and don’t have a contact for this artist. If anyone can help please send me details of either the person or his management so I can take appropriate action.

So far #Bandsintown haven’t shown any interest and they say it’s my problem not theirs. They seem happy to let this confusion to continue and although this particular ‘Fish’ doesn’t register many gigs the ones that do are irrittating.