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 & leader of The Groove Collective (NYC-USA), & 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 & Fire in 1998 in Switzerland, for Chuck Berry & Willy DeVille at the Pistoia Blues festival in 2005, & they have performed at the Blue Note Club in Milan in the same year.
The live show brings the band & their audience together & 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 & afrobeat.
The new album by Live Tropical Fish is very much an international project & 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 & 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' & the Sun Circle project.
Laurnea (Los Angeles, USA). An artist with five albums of her own and a period with the Bobby McFerrin Ensemble & Arrested Development.
Alison Crockett (New York City, USA). Alison has worked with Roy Ayers, King Britt, Greg Osby & 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 & musician who has worked with James Moody, Roy Hargrove, Angela Johnson & 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 & Bob Sinclar.
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. There are several very accomplished musicians on the album apart from the core band, artists such as
Fabio Morgera, a trumpet player who is well known on the New York scene and, for years, a member of the Groove Collective, Stefano Serafini, trumpet player with Mario Biondi & Daniele Giardina, trumpet
player with Fiorello's orchestra. Fiorello is one of the most famous comics in Italy.
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) & Salvo Pignanelli (Guitar).
All of the special guests are available to take to the stage with the band for their new tour.