Phish is an American rock band known for musical improvisation, extended jams, the exploration of music across genres and devoted fan base. Educated at the University of Vermont in 1983 (with the current line to the solidification in 1985), the band’s four members – Trey Anastasio, Mike Gordon, Jon Fishman and Page McConnell – performed together for over 20 years before splitting in August 2004. March 2009 met in the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia, and has since resumed performing regularly.
Phish’s music combines elements of a wide variety of genres,  including rock, jazz, progressive rock, psychedelic rock, hard rock, funk, folk, bluegrass, reggae, country, blues, avant-garde barbershop quartet classic. Each of their concerts is original about the songs performed, the order they appear in, and how they are made.
Although the band has received little radio play or exposure to the mainstream, Phish-like band is most often compared to the Grateful Dead – has developed a comprehensive and specialized, by word of mouth, sharing live recordings trading tapes with other fans and selling more than 8 million albums and DVDs in the U.S. . Rolling Stone said the band helped to “… generate a new wave of bands oriented around group improvisation and grooves outstretched