Gary Alexander (guitar)
John Ashley (bass)
Mike Poliwada (drums)
Dave McKay (harmonica, vocals)
Joel Birnboum (saxophone)
Toronto band Fish In The Attic was formed in early 1984 by John Ashley, Gary Alexander and Dale Codlings.
The band played extensively around Toronto in all the usual indie clubs like Silver Dollar, Rivoli, The Edge, Cabana Room and Cameron House and was occasionally joined by other musicians, primarily percussionists, who worked quite well within their groove based new wave sound.
They recorded one LP in 1985 and the title track, 'Don’t Fish In My Attic' received moderate airplay on CFNY.
By late 1987, Poliwada left the band to join Groovy Religion (as Glenn Milchem's replacement) and Alexander left to join Vital Sines; McKay was killed in a tragic accident in 1989; Ashley moved from Toronto to pursue other interests; Poliwada now lives in Ottawa; Codling has continued performing and recording around Toronto including work with The Celestial Harp Band.