Phish is a rock jam band that came to fruition between 1983 and 1985 by a group of four students at the University of Vermont in Burlington. The group is headed by lead singer, guitarist and successful solo artist Trey Anastasio, accompanied by a stand-alone, all-star cast of individually respected and talented musicians. The band is well known for their diverse musical style, blending and infusing a touch of almost every genre into their songs. Phish will frequently improvise or 'jam' on stage for any given amount of time, and each of their live performances are well known for being as unique as unpredictable. While their music is far from a staple of mainstream radio, likely due to the spontaneous and experimental nature of their songs, the band has an extremely dedicated cult following and continues to perform to eager, often sell-out audiences.