Marillion and Fish team up onstage for first time in 19 years

The band and their old singer reunite for one song

The classic line-up of rock band Marillion have performed together on stage for the first time in 19 years.

Singer Fish, who went solo in 1988, was joined by his former bandmates for a version of their 1982 debut single ‘Market Square Heroes’ at the Hobble On The Cobbles event in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire on Sunday (August 26).

Fish’s time in the group saw them score 11 Top 40 UK hits, including a Number Two for ‘Kayleigh’ in 1985.


The Scotsman described the event to the BBC as “just five guys doing a one-off and having a brilliant time together”, and stressed that it would not lead to a full reunion.

He added: “It was great. It was just a load of fun. But nothing should be read into it. I think it just proves that we’re actually friends.

“There’s always been these rumours that there’s some sort of animosity between us but that went a long, long time ago.”

Guitarist Steve Rothery, bassist Pete Trewavas, keyboardist Mark Kelly and drummer Ian Mosley all took part in the surprise performance.

The band kept going after Fish left, with Steve Hogarth replacing him on vocals.

Although they never recaptured the commercial success they enjoyed with Fish, they have retained a loyal support and have regularly appeared in the UK Top 40.