Jerry Fish celebrates late bandmate with new song and video

To prove that true friends never part, singer and performer Jerry Fish has released a new version of one of his oldest songs to pay homage to his late friend and bandmate Martin Murphy, who he performed with in nineties band An Emotional Fish.

Martin, who played drums in the Dublin band, passed away last January and now Jerry, who currently performs as The Jerry Fish Electric Sideshow, has released a new interpretation of Blue, a song from An Emotional Fish’s debut album, which went on to be the band’s biggest hit after their most famous track Celebrate.

It’s been re-imagined as an elegy and tribute to Martin with strings by pianist Cian Boylan and harmonies from former Fight Like Apes singer MayKay. It also comes with an atmospheric video directed by Crooked Gentlemen, featuring a performance by Electric Sideshow regular Foxy P Cox of Beauté de cirque.

Speaking to RTÉ Entertainment, Jerry said: "Martin was a big softie, a bit of an angel really. He never had a bad word to say about anyone.

"He really was a gent and within the band, he was the guy who would often dissipate the friction and the guy who when we were arguing over a mix, he’d pick the right one. Now that he’s gone the music has become a little more important and special."