Eric Herbst of Milford, leader of the Connecticut band DizzyFish, has written a new song called “Silver Sands.”

The band will be performing Silver Sands live in public for the first time Friday, Feb. 12, at Bar 3 Thirty 3 on the Boston Post Road in Milford. The show starts at 9 p.m.

Silver Sands is the first single off DizzyFish’s new album DizzyFish — Swimming Up Stream.

Click here to hear the song

Herbst, who has written over 100 songs, including two recorded by B.B. King and Johnny Cash, said, “I have done a lot of cool things in my music career but this new record is the best thing I have ever done.”

Herbst has a long history of writing songs on the beach, but he said this song about Silver Sands Beach is his first about a beach. Herbst said the song’s chorus, “Silver Sands in my hands” is a metaphor for finding happiness here in Milford.

Herbst said he wanted to share his joy with others so he wrote the song.

“The song is fun and upbeat so it will appeal to a large audience, but especially to my fellow residents of Milford.” In the third verse there is even a reference to Charles Island.

DizzyFish released the song on Feb. 6, Herbst’s, birthday. It will be available on CDBaby.com. You can also hear the song by going to www.CDBaby.com/Artist/DizzyFish

DizzyFish band members include: Eric Herbst, guitar and vocals (Milford); Scott Guberman, piano and organ (San Francisco); Mike Nunno, bass (Milford) and Tom Nagy, drums (Wallingford). Nunno and Nagy teach music in Milford at Route One Guitars.

DizzyFish performed their new song for the first time last week on WTNH Channel 8’s CT Style.

To see the live DizzyFish performance of Silver Sands Click here