Tom Tom Club & The Fixx

Wed Jan 25, 2012
8:00pm - 2:00am
Music, New Wave/80s Music
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The Fixx is a British new wave band formed in 1980. The group was formed by college friends Cy Curnin (vocals) and Adam Woods (drums). The pair placed an ad for additional members. Jamie West-Oram (guitar), Rupert Greenall (keyboards) and Charlie Barret (bass) joined the band as a result. Barret left after the first album and was replaced by Dan K. Brown.

They are perhaps best remembered for their song “One Thing Leads To Another”, from their most successful album, the 1983 Reach The Beach. Other hits include, “Red Skies”, “Stand or Fall”, “Saved by Zero” and “Are We Ourselves?”.

The Fixx regularly tour the U.S., and recently celebrated 25 years of making music together. Curnin, West-Oram, Greenall and Woods are now joined by bassist Gary Tibbs (formerly of Roxy Music, The Vibrators, Adam & The Ants). Cy Curnin can often be found on stage with a glass of wine in his right hand and an egg shaker in the left.

The group is one of the few to have enjoyed significant success outside their country of origin, yet remain almost unknown in their home land.

England’s the Fixx has always been heralded as one of the most innovative and unique bands to come out of the MTV era. The group’s lyrics and melodies are artistic statements of darkness and light, painting aural soundscapes that are cerebral, yet touch the heart. The Fixx’s themes are complex, often introspective and thought-provoking, and yet the band’s musical legacy has appealed to the masses with three No.


The Tom Tom Club was created by Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth in 1981. Graduates from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1974, they moved to New York City where they founded Talking Heads as a trio with David Byrne in 1975. Chris played drums, Tina played bass and David sang and played guitar. In November of 1976 they signed to Sire Records and released their first singles. In 1977 they were joined by Jerry Harrison (of the original Modern Lovers) from Boston. Jerry played guitar and keyboards. It was in early 1981, after five years of touring internationally and four studio albums they wrote and recorded with Talking Heads-- Talking Heads: 77 (1977); More Songs About Buildings And Food (1978); Fear Of Music (1979); and Remain In Light (1980)--that Chris and Tina were encouraged by Jerry and David, who had each left the group to make solo albums, to do likewise. So they signed with Island Records, then owned by industry legend Chris Blackwell, one of the first people to fully appreciate the value of a great rhythm section in and of itself. In March 1981 they flew down to Compass Point Studios, Bahamas, to record.

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