Today we’d like to introduce you to Adam Jacey.
Adam, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
Fish House was a unit long before it was a band. Since grade school, the three of us have stumbled through life’s trials together. With Mystic, CT as our backdrop, we spent our early teenage years playing for friends in local venues, bringing music to the forefront of the friendship.
Fast forward through a few terribly misguided genre flips, from reggae to pop-punk, stoner-metal to whatever the hell we are now, and the discontinuity actually comes to reveal a greater consistency. The state of this band has always been a mirror-representation of where its members are as individuals. It turns out adolescence is a pretty dodgy ride, and our evolution from 12 to 22 didn’t exactly lend itself to a prim and proper PR package… but that’s kind of what we like about it. Fish House is us.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
I’d say we’ve definitely hit a few potholes… but we’re better for it.
When we were about 17 years old, we were being managed by an agency that worked with some bands we looked up to at the time. They had a plan to develop us and break us into the Warped Tour scene, which began with a forced departure from our band name. In some respects, this was very good for us; we played on some cool shows and were given a taste of what it’s like to pursue music alongside people that had made it their lives. On the other hand, it sent us in a musical direction that was less our own, and more succumbing to a mold. Gimmicks and Tumblr reblog galore.
Then it seemed as if one day we all woke up and were hit on the head with the same revelation: pop punk is dead bruh. We had a good run with it, and are incredibly appreciative of the lessons we learned, as well as a few mentor-like figures that still mean a lot to us today. We stopped playing shows and spent the next couple of years honing in on what it was we wanted to do.
To cut this ramble short – no it has not been a smooth road, but through our detours, we’ve developed a trust for each other as musicians and as a family. Jake and Kyle recently made the move up to Boston, where we’re sharing an apartment and really getting after it. We’re excited about the second-coming of Fish House.
So, as you know, we’re impressed with Fish House – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
Fish House is a cruise ship jam band. The group consists of Jake Benavidez on guitar/bass, Kyle Torr-Brown on the drums, and myself on guitar/bass. Each of us sings a bit.
We recently put out our debut single, “Young People,” and play shows regularly in Boston and beyond. We are most proud of our commitment to helping you find your step for the night. We hope you come out and have an evening with us, we’re here to dance the pain away.
So, what’s next? Any big plans?
We’ve been sitting on some recordings for a while and will be putting out a single in February and an EP in the Spring. This will be followed by several strings of shows around the Northeast.
We hope you give us a listen and come say hi at a show!
- Music: Free.99
- Shows: $5-10, sometimes free
- Shirts: up for barter
- Website: https://open.spotify.com/track/3UEdmGLAOSEnCJzuNzxQCZ?si=N1ooT4T0R6iQJS0cDZmkOg
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: fishhouse.cruises
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fishhouseband
- Twitter: @fishhoes
- Other: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sICpRupRV4
Carter Howe, Jameson Johnson, Kyle Torr-Brown, Odessa Glaza