Fishboy (band)

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Fishboy
Origin Denton, Texas, United States
Genres indie pop / twee, indie rock
Years active 2000–present
Labels Business Deal Records,
HHBTM
Website Official website
Members Eric Michener
Adam Avramescu
Scarlett Wright
Grahm Robinson

Fishboy is a four-piece indie pop band from Denton, Texas that began as the solo project of Eric Michener. He was given the nickname on a middle-school field trip after a dare to pluck and swallow a fish at the Dallas World Aquarium. The band is signed to Happy Happy Birthday To Me Records in Athens, Georgia and associated with the Austin, Texas music collective Business Deal Records.

Their fourth album, Little D, was acclaimed by the Dallas Observer [1] and Austin Chronicle [2] and voted Best Local of 2005 by the Dallas Morning News.[3]

The band's 2007 release, Albatross: How We Failed to Save the Lone Star State with the Power of Rock and Roll, is a record that Michener calls "a rock opera about how myself, the band, and the ghost of Buddy Holly attempt to save Texas by going on a tour/crime spree in order to perform all 8,030 of the songs I've written in my sleep since I was in the womb."[4]

In 2011, the band released Classic Creeps, described as "the first in an ongoing series of Fishboy records featuring characters whose lives interconnect to form a bigger story." Each track is listed in alphabetical order, and each character's name begins with the letter A. [5]

Band members[edit]

  • Eric "Fishboy" Michener - Vocals, guitar
  • Adam "Sweatpants" Avramescu - Keyboard, horns, percussion
  • Scarlett Wright - Bass, Backup Vocals
  • Grahm Robinson - Drums

Prior members[edit]

  • Tommy "Medicine Ball" Garcia - Drums
  • Ryan "Secret Crystal" Williams of The Baptist Generals - Bass
  • Justin "Sixlets" Lloyd - Bass
  • John ""Christakis" Clardy of Tera Melos - Drums
  • Winston Reed "Slapbracelet" Chapman of Bosque Brown and The Baptist Generals - Drums
  • Brady "The Bear" Goodwin - Bass, tuba
  • Drew "Albatross" Erickson of Roy G and the Biv - Drums, keys

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • Split 7" with Baby Calendar, Happy Happy Birthday To Me Records (2007)

Compilations[edit]

External links[edit]

Official websites[edit]

Label websites[edit]

Web bios[edit]

Notes and references[edit]