Wishes Were Fishes

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BAND15 Wishes Were Fishes, a band based out of both Fresno and Monterey, CA, has created a style all their own. Mixing rock, reggae, and a touch of ska, Wishes' fresh alternative style has been enthusiastically accepted by audiences all over California for over TWENTY-ONE YEARS!.
"Wishes" is a group of musicians who have given their hearts and their talents to the Lord and are using those talents to present the Gospel to young adults around California. The band has been blessed with the ability to attract professional players and has a tremendous amount of collective musical experience represented by the members.

In the "major metropolis" of Fresno, CA, Wishes Were Fishes was formed in August of 1993 by founding members, Chris Bohrman and Jim Belt. Drummer, Steve McDowell joined the band soon after. After a few personnel changes, Wishes locked in with lead guitarist, Dave King in April of '96.

Up to the Winter of 1996, Wishes played mainly in the Fresno and surrounding areas. In January '97, however, God began opening doors for the band in the Bay Area including the very first Spirit Westcoast Christian Music Festival. Consequently, Wishes has found a great number of friends & fans in the Bay Area and affectionately calls it their home away from home! (Chris and family re-located to Monterey in 1997 and the band played on...)

In January, 1999, Gary Price became the newest member of the band, taking over Dave King's position as lead/rhythm guitar and b.u. vocals. Gary left Wishes in 2000 to start a new project, Visitor, with long-time pal, Steve McDowell.

2001 brought in a new flavor for Wishes Were Fishes. Stan Flaming who Co-Produced "HumbleBee" joined on keyboards and in 2002 Steve returned on drums, making up Wishes Were Fishes, Version 10.0!

2009 and then there were three... Wishes is back to the "Power Trio" format with original members, Jim, Chris and new recruit Jason Field, a bunch of new songs and a streamlined power pop sound.

Newest member Jason Field!

Jason has been playing drums for the Lord since he was knee-high to a grasshopper. Since he's now 6'8" tall, that's been a long time! He has been touring with Wishes since Sept. 2009. Jason has shared his rhythmic gifts with children of varying ages as a Drum Instructor for the Selma School District. Jas and his family reside in Selma, CA.

*Historic Trivia footnote! Scott Nielsen-(also a Wishes drummer) was Jason's Jr. High Math teacher!


Drum Guy, Jason Field pounds Gretsch

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Photo Album | Chris Bohrman | Jim Belt | Jason Field
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