Live Tropical Fish
Live Tropical Fish were formed in Bologna (Italy) in 1992 when the so-called 'Acid Jazz' was at the peak of it's popularity. Their first album, “Shape Your Life”, released through Irma Records/Sony in 1997 saw them working together with Jay Rodriguez, saxophonist and leader of The Groove Collective (NYC-USA), and their songs have appeared on numerous international compilations. The band has many years experience of playing live both in Italy and abroad. They have opened for concerts by Earth, Wind and Fire in 1998 in Switzerland, for Chuck Berry and Willy DeVille at the Pistoia Blues festival in 2005, and they have performed at the Blue Note Club in Milan in the same year. The live show brings the band and their audience together and the hypnotic beats of some tracks and the soul of others are based on compositions from the new album “The Day Is Too Short To Be Selfish”. The album contains an explosive mix of soul, r&b, funk, jazz, latin and afrobeat. The new album by Live Tropical Fish is very much an international project and it has, as guest performers, some of the most important names from the world of contemporary soul:
- Omar LyeFook (London, UK). One of the greatest soul singers of his generation. He worked with Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, Angie Stone, Leon Ware and Carleen Anderson.
- Deborah Jordan (London, UK). Leading voice in Robert Mitchell Panacea project, Silhouette Brown, Emanative. She has recently been involved in her own album 'The Light' and the Sun Circle project.
- Laurnea (Los Angeles, USA). An artist with five albums of her own and a period with the Bobby McFerrin Ensemble and Arrested Development.
- Alison Crockett (New York City, USA). Alison has worked with Roy Ayers, King Britt, Greg Osby and US3 (she is the lead vocalist on the album “An Ordinary Day in an Unusual Place” from 2001).
- Nick Rolfe (New York City, USA). An extremely respected singer and musician who has worked with James Moody, Roy Hargrove, Angela Johnson and Lizz Wright.
- Maya Azucena (New York City, USA). A singer with one of the most beautiful voices of the last generation who has worked with Stephen Marley and Bob Sinclair.
- April Hill (New York City, USA). A very promising young singer and part of the nu soul scene in America, her first album was produced by Marlon Saunders. The new Live Tropical Fish live show brings nine artists onto the stage including the core members Fabrizio “Doc Bix” Poli (Percussion), Antonio “Lurpak” Fernè (Bass) and Salvo “Sal” Pignanelli (Guitar). All of the special guests are available to take to the stage with the band for their new tour.