Stuckfish: Songwriting duo makes its mark

Stuckfish is the 2017 collaboration of two musician friends; singer-songwriter, Philip Stuckey, (Judas Rising, VOTV, Black Sedan, Overk...

Stuckfish is the 2017 collaboration of two musician friends; singer-songwriter, Philip Stuckey, (Judas Rising, VOTV, Black Sedan, Overkill) and guitarist/composer/producer, Adrian Fisher, (Heavy Load, VOTV, Tony Liddle Band, Thrust, Overkill).

Phil and Ade met in a NWOBHM band together in the 1980’s (that’s New Wave of British Heavy Metal) called Overkill. They went to the same school in Wallsend on Tyne and for some reason a lot of great rock bands emerged from the general ‘Newcastle’ area at around about the same time as Overkill, such as Tygers of Pan Tang, Raven, Blitzkrieg, Venom, and so on.

But they were also listening to UFO (Ade later became Michael Schenker’s tour manager), Judas Priest, Deep Purple, Budgie, Nazareth, Uriah Heep, Black Sabbath, Magnum and Jethro Tull. Phil and Ade went their musical separate ways and yet came back together over 30 years later with a desire to create something different.

‘I have always been influenced by strong melody, harmony and storytelling lyrics and I know Ade is heavily influenced by guitar solos that become part of the story and are not just there to fill a space or to show how fast he can play.’ Phil Stuckey

‘We wanted the album to be dramatic, cinematic, and take the listener on a journey.’  Ade Fisher

Ade (the producer as well as composer) creates powerful music, worthy of film score and so interesting and complex that the songs are presented like a ‘sonic portrait’, which is where their record label name came from.

These song writing friends have been joined by guests ex Judas Rising bass man Danny Stephenson and experienced keyboardist Alan Gibson and work has already begun on the second album.

Band Line-Up: Phil Stuckey: Vocals Ade Fisher: Guitars and synth Danny Stephenson: Bass Alan Gibson: Keyboards TBA: Drums (auditioning)

CD Track Listing: 1. Calling 2. Overwhelmed 3. Brave Man 4. Wall Of Silence 5. Into The Fire 6. The Man That I’ve Become 7. Breathe 8. Leaving 9. Better To Run 10. Something To Believe In

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Band/artist: Stuckfish Album Title: Calling Label: Sonic Portrait Release Date: 2nd Feb, 2018 Genre: Melodic Rock / Prog

This is a debut album of 10 melodic rock songs with a progressive twist. ‘Calling’ is a combination of storytelling lyrics and fascinating, multi-layered musical journeys of the unexpected, with soaring guitars and dramatic vocal harmonies.

‘’These are the songs we’ve dreamed of writing and recording, definitely our best work so far.’’ Phil Stuckey (vocals)

‘’The final song on the album ‘Something to believe in’ still sends a tingle down my spine.’’ Ade Fisher (guitars and synth).


"Fantastic melodic prog rock" Dave Ling, Classic Rock Magazine

“Combines Power and Passion…” Mike Ainscoe, PowerPlay Magazine

"Breathtaking...stunning stunning stunning!!!" Brian Mear, Mearfest

"I love this!" Indie Sound Music

 "Music to fit any Fantasy world" Scififantasy Network

"Two thumbs up!" 0DAYROXX

"...decidedly different with progressive tracks"

"Stuckfish have set out not just to make an album, but to do something interesting in a genre in much need of new ideas, and they’ve done a great job. DOWNLOAD, take a look at them." Damian Robinson, NEVolume

"...the best album I've heard in 2018." Alan Cawthrone, Al's Music Room

Track Suggestions: Prog stations: Calling Overwhelmed Breathe Wall of Silence

General Radio: Better to Run, Something to Believe In, Wall of Silence, The Man That I’ve Become, Into the Fire, Leaving



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Urban Craft Magazine: Stuckfish: Songwriting duo makes its mark
Stuckfish: Songwriting duo makes its mark
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