The Fizz

NEWS: The Fizz Prepare To Release New Album “Smoke And Mirrors”!

The Fizz release brand new track “The World We Left Behind”

And release brand new album “Smoke And Mirrors” on 6th March!

The unmistakable sound of Bucks Fizz – known now as The Fizz – returns in 2020 with their brand-new album “Smoke And Mirrors”. After the success of their triumphant return on 2017’s album “The F- Z Of Pop”, which bridged the classic Bucks Fizz sound with modern pop by mixing old favorites with new material, the band now have written another chapter into their incredible story.

“Smoke And Mirrors” sees pop royalty The Fizz – Mike Nolan, Cheryl Baker, Jay Aston – once more teaming up with Mike Stock, of legendary hitmaking trio Stock Aitken Waterman, on a collection of original songs written and produced for The Fizz, that are as effervescent as ever. The album was recorded at Mike Stock’s studio in Surrey. Commenting on the new album, the band said “We’re thrilled to announce our new album, especially so because the release was delayed giving our Jay time to recover. But, with no Reservation you can tell she is back to winning ways! There’s such a lot of our story in the album and we hope you love it as much as we do. See you on tour!”.

Each song on the album was written specifically with The Fizz in mind, helping to create a deeper, layered sound littered with auto biographical references to the band’s lives and career. Cheryl’s daughter Kyla Stroud also contributes as does Jay herself. Mike comments, “It’s so great to complete another album with The Fizz. Always a joy and a privilege. Can’t wait to do it all again…”. One notable composition is the song “From Here To Eternity”, co-written in the 1990’s with fellow Stock Aitken Waterman founder Matt Aitken, and reimagined for the album. The song has a particular resonance for the band as Jay’s lead vocals were recorded on the day she got her cancer diagnosis. Now, happily fully recovered. Still sounding as energetic as they did in the 80’s, The Fizz continue to reach out to their ever-increasing circle of fans, constantly expanding their live shows and delighting audiences worldwide with the timeless sound of The Fizz.

A history of pop music would be incomplete without The Fizz. The band were formed in the early 1980s and went on to represent the United Kingdom at the 1981 Eurovision Song Contest in Ireland. It is part of pop music folklore that they won it in spectacular fashion. Bucks Fizz were launched to become a global phenomenon. They have collected countless music industry awards including, in 1982, Best Group at BPI Rock and Pop Awards (now known as the Brits), and an Ivor Novello Award, cementing their place in 80’s music history and a highly successful recording career: their albums and singles combined have earned sales of more than 50 million records worldwide.

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!
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