Fish Out Of Water.. Come Join The Party!

Feb 1, 2012

By: Krista Doran

index~~element42For the last couple of years Fish Out Of Water has been rocking some of the best venues for music in the area.  Playing a great mix of Classic and Modern Rock, R&B and Dance tunes, these 5 guys get the party started and keep it going until closing time! I spoke with Lead Guitarist, Brian Kelly who told me, “Our shows are like one huge party with LOTS of dancing and doing shots.  It’s a memorable experience, every single time, for everyone that sees our show!”

Fish Out Of Water band started out about 10 years ago as a not-so-serious jam session among friends.  Over some time, they saw the potential and things have been spiraling upwards ever since. This band has worked really hard to cover all aspects of the songs they perform in order to keep the sound true to the original.  But Brian explained that since all of the members have experience writing music and Music Theory backgrounds, they “like to add their own personal twist to many songs or jam and improv a song if the crowd is enjoying it.”  To me, this is one of the most FUN things a cover band can do while performing.  In my experience as a musician, it is important to keep the song familiar, but when you can add your own personal touches to a song, or jam out on it in a way to show off your own originality and strengths, that is what makes a cover band unique.

When you go to see Fish Out Of Water, expect to see a band with lots of energy.  They will typically start the night off with some more “mellow” yet, great tunes.  As people start to loosen up they will rock things up a bit and then by the third set everyone is singing, dancing and have a great time.  I asked Brian what type of music they liked playing the most and he told me, “we like to play just about everything, but especially the “dancey” stuff is really fun to us – it drives the crowd crazy and everyone is has fun!”  They even play some originals when they can fit them in, which also shows the musical versatility of this band.

You can “catch” Fish Out Of Water at some great live venues, including
Currans Irish Inn, Bensalem, PA, Kenny’s Spirited Eatery in Southampton, PA, Bailey’s in Levittown, PA and Flukes, Sweeney’s and Daly’s all in NE Philly.  If you want to be part of a huge crazy party, go check these guys out!

Fish Out of Water is Gary Smith (lead vocals, guitar), Brian Kelly (lead guitar, vocals), Ray Palmer (keys, vocals), Santiago Cannon (bass, vocals), Jack Fireno (drums) and you can book the band by calling Brian at 215-480-1656 and be sure to check out their website to see pics and view the band’s full schedule at!

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