Making their minds up

The Fizz have announced a new tour for 2020 entitled ‘Up Close & Personal’ that takes in 11 dates across the UK, reaching The Palace Theatre in Southend on March 15, 2020.

“The Fizz story has so many ups and downs – winning The Eurovision, travelling the world, that terrible coach crash and so much more,” said Cheryl Baker.

“This will be a show full of music, stories, laughter and your opportunity to ask us a question you have always wanted to know the answer to!   We can’t wait.”

The original band, Cheryl Baker, Jay Aston & Mike Nolan, as Bucks Fizz won the 1981 Eurovision Song Contest. They became household names thanks to their iconic skirt ripping routine to their No 1 hit ‘Making Your Mind Up’ which sold more than 15 million worldwide.

They have had numerous other hits that include the No.1’s  ‘Land Of Make Believe’ and ‘My Camera Never Lies’ alongside ‘Piece of The Action’, ‘Now Those Days Are Gone’, ‘If You Can’t Stand The Heat’, ‘Run For Your Life’, ‘When We Were Young’ and ‘New Beginning’.

The band have won countless music industry awards including, in 1982, Best Group at the BPI Rock & Pop awards (now the Brits), and an Ivor Novella Award, giving them their place in 80’s music history and a highly successful recording career. 

Cheryl, Mike and Jay are fizzing more than ever before! 2017 saw the release of the much-acclaimed album, “The F-Z of Pop”, a collaboration with the genius that is Mike Stock, followed by their festive release in 2018, “Christmas With The Fizz”.

This year saw the band gigging as usual, plus recording yet another album, “Smoke & Mirrors”, due for release in 2020.


Mick Ferris

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