Comprising Trey Anastasio (Ernest Joseph Anastasio III, 30 September 1964, Fort Worth, Texas, USA; vocals/guitar), Page McConnell (b. 17 May 1963, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; keyboards/vocals), Mike Gordon (b. Michael Gordon, 3 June 1965, Sudbury, Massachusetts, USA; bass/vocals) and Jon Fishman (b. 19 February 1965, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; drums/vocals), Phish was founded in 1983 at the University of Vermont in New England, USA. Anastasio had posted flyers around the campus looking for like-minded musicians. Fishman, Gordon and original second guitarist Jeff Holdsworth responded, but the band only really took shape after the recruitment of McConnell in 1985 and Holdsworths departure the following year. A regular venue was found at Burlingtons Nectars, before Phish expanded their activities to tours of venues and halls nationwide. The bands avowedly eclectic music - drawing from jazz, funk, bluegrass, country, punk and pop -...
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