Marillion are a British rock group, formed in Aylesbury,
Buckinghamshire, England in 1979. Their recorded studio output comprises
fifteen albums and is generally regarded as comprising two distinct
eras, delineated by the departure of original vocalist & frontman
Fish in late 1988 after their first four albums, and the subsequent
arrival of replacement Steve Hogarth ("h") in early 1989. Marillion has
thus far released eleven albums with Hogarth.
The core lineup of
Steve Rothery (Lead Guitar and the sole 'pre-Fish' original member),
Pete Trewavas (Bass), Mark Kelly (Keyboards) and Ian Mosley (Drums) is
unchanged since 1984. The band has enjoyed critical and commercial
success with a string of UK Top Ten hits spanning their career, an
estimated fifteen million total worldwide album sales and even an
entry into the Guinness Book of World Records.