Starfish64 was established in 2006 by German singer-songwriter Dieter Hoffmann. Originally intended to be a vehicle for his solo-work after years as a singer in various bands, starfish64 began recording and publishing in the singer-songwriter genre at first. Over the years, however, sound and compositions shifted more and more towards progressive and new art rock. The albums Refugees and An Altered State Of Joy both received great reviews by DPRP, Betreutes Proggen, Progradar, Progcritique and many more.
Henrik Kropp (Drums and Design), followed by Dominik Suhl (Guitars & Basses) became full members of starfish64 in 2015. With Martin Pownall (Basses & Guitars) completing the line-up for The Future In Reverse, the former solo-project finally turned into a fully-fledged band.