Fish to host the Classic Rock awards
Fish has been confirmed to host The Classic Rock Awards, Presented by Orange Amplification and in association with Currencies.co.uk at London’s Roundhouse on November 14.
The former Marillion frontman will oversee the ninth annual proceedings as the year’s greatest achievements in rock and metal are celebrated. A winner will be named in each of these categories:
Living Legend sponsored by Orange Amps
VIP sponsored by Currencies.co.uk
MU Maestro Award sponsored by Musicians’ Union
Best Reissue sponsored by Alchemy Cartel
Film of the Year
Metal Guru Award sponsored by Mascot Label Group
Band Of The Yea sponsored by Investec
Album Of The Year sponsored by Live Nation
Tommy Vance Inspiration sponsored by Spinefarm
Outstanding Contribution sponsored by Monitor Audio
Best New Band sponsored by Kraken Rum
Classic Album Award sponsored by Eagle Rock
Spirit of Prog sponsored by USM / UMC
Songwriter sponsored by TeamRock Radio
Event Of The Year sponsored by Roadrunner
Fish says: “I’ve been to the Classic Rock Awards in the past and I always had a magnificent time. But when they asked me to host it this year I must confess to having a wobbly-kneed moment that took me back to being asked to sing Flower Of Scotland before the Scotland-England Euro championship game at Wembley.
“However, I shall be donning my finest suit and looking forward to addressing the assembled great and good – preferably with a wee dram in my hand. It promises to be a fine night.”
Fish is also gearing up to perform as Mott The Hoople’s guest at the O2, London, on November 18, with Thunder also playing.
Before the show he’ll take part in a Q&A at the British Music Experience within the O2 complex, answering questions about his latest album, A Feast Of Consequences. Joining him will be long-term collaborator Mark Wilkinson, who’s created artwork for Fish since his Marillion days.
The singer, actor and broadcaster says: “It was important for us both to deliver something very special, and this entire project has been close to our hearts for a long time now. We still believe in the old-fashioned relationship between music and artwork, where they combine to create something quite magical. This is the closest we have ever got to that heady gatefold sleeve experience when we bought albums as teenagers.”
Tickets for the Mott show are on sale at the usual outlets. Tickets for the Q&A are available at www.britishmusicexperience.com/fish/ and A Feast of Consequences can be purchased via www.fishheadsclub.com.