Petrol pump attendant, forestry worker, unemployment benefit office counter clerk and water sprinklers quality inspector – Edinburgh-born Derek Dick has had a varied career, but he will always be best known as Fish, the frontman of Eighties prog rockers Marillion and hit singles like Kayleigh, Lavender and Incommunicado.
Solo since 1988, Fish has just released his new single, Blind to the Beautiful, which is accompanied by a striking video featuring breathtaking imagery from Greenpeace that shines a light upon the huge ecological disasters that climate change is already bringing to the world.
The single from Fish's new album, A Feast of Consequences, which is being hailed as one of the best in a career spanning four decades. The album was produced by Calum Malcolm, who previously worked with The Blue Nile and Prefab Sprout.
More used to performing larger concert halls, Fish is appearing at the Fleece, in Bristol on Thursday May 15.