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An Emotional Fish (1989 Session)

Posted in dan hegarty, Fanning, radio, session with tags on February 26, 2021 by Fanning Sessions


Formed in 1988, An Emotional Fish were Ger Whelan (vocals), Enda Wyatt (bass, keyboards), David Frew (guitars) and Martin Murphy (drums). Martin Murphy sadly passed away in 2017. The band released 3 albums, ‘An Emotional Fish’, Junk Puppets’ and ‘Sloper’. Ger Whelan continues to perform as Jerry Fish & The Mudbug Club. A big thank you to Dan Hegarty & Ian Wilson for digging out this 1989 session for Dave Fanning. Be sure to tune to Dan’s show this Sunday at 11pm on 2fm when he talks to Steve Murray on the 25th anniversary of the release of Rollerskate Skinny’s opus ‘Horsedrawn Wishes’.

Anyway (1989)
All Night Long (1989)
Hallelujah, Love & Stuff (1989)
Strange Things (1989)

Twix Rocks – Into ’91 With Fanning’s Choice

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 25, 2019 by Fanning Sessions

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This is a nice promotional cassette produced in conjunction with Twix, featuring 10 of Dave Fanning’s favourite Irish tracks of 1990. Each one is introduced by Dave, with De Confidence receiving a particularly nice mention. Thanks to Eoin Fegan for sharing.

An Emotional Fish – Move On
The Dixons – Here Comes The Love Machine
The Stunning – Brewing Up A Storm
No Sweat – Waters Flow
The Honey Thieves – Drive
Into Paradise – Bring Me Closer
The Prayer Boat – Stopping the World
De Confidence – Dropout
Toasted Heretic – They Didn’t Teach Music in My School
A House – Bugaboo

An Emotional Fish – Interview & Session (1989)

Posted in Music with tags , , on January 28, 2015 by Fanning Sessions
March 1993 (C) Shane McCarthy Photography

March 1993 (C) Shane McCarthy Photography

An Emotional Fish were Ger Whelan (vocals), Martin Murphy (drums), David Frew (guitar), and Enda Wyatt (bass). They did this interview and session for Jim O’Neill on Century Radio in 1989. Since 2002 Ger has been active as Jerry Fish and has gone from success to success. The photo is courtesy Shane McCarthy from a movie inspired photo shoot in March 1993, check out his facebook gallery for more impressive shots.

Century Radio Interview & Session (1989)

An Emotional Fish

Posted in Music with tags , , , on November 18, 2009 by Fanning Sessions


An Emotional Fish were formed in February 1988 by Ger Whelan (vocals), Martin Murphy (drums), David Frew (guitar), and Enda Wyatt (bass) but it would be a year before they played their first gig. They released two singles on Mother Records before signing deals with majors East West and Atlantic where they released their debut album. This track is from the first single ‘Grey Matter’ / ‘Cry Like A Baby’ released in June 1989. Their follow-up single ‘Celebrate’ (1990) would go top 10 in Ireland and there would be no stopping them. I saw them on a ill-fated trip to the big smoke and it was an impressive performance indeed.

Cry Like A Baby (1989)