It's Bucks Fizz and they're back! The 1981 Eurovision Song Contest winners haven't released anything for a good many years so now they have a new single and a brand new album. They have a slightly different name due to a bitter legal battle with ex band member Bobby G who apparently owns the legal rights to the name 'Bucks Fizz' and as I'm aware still performs under that name. So the other guys have broken away and made their comeback as 'The Fizz' with new member Bobby McVay.
I was listening to the new single on the radio and when the legend that is Ken Bruce on Radio 2 announced that these 80's stars were returning under a different name I did say out loud 'oh what as? The Fizz?' and then two seconds later Ken confirmed it, 'The Fizz'. I laughed a little to myself but I suppose the name has to still have some relevance otherwise all their hard work would have gone to waste.
So the new single 'Dancing in the Rain' is a good little pop tune, sounds very like Steps who are also back on the scene so I may well get very confused (nothing new there). The Fizz's new album 'The F-Z of Pop' is produced by Mike Stock from Stock Aitken and Waterman fame so that's why they have that pop sound similar to other tunes. It's good though and I will always appreciate them for one of those very rare wins in Eurovision. The UK will always have thanks for The Fizz. So well done Cheryl Baker, Jay Ashton, Mike Nolan and the new Bobby and hope things go well for them.
Cheryl did really well from the Bucks Fizz fame, she became a popular presenter on TV and quite a household name. I always use to think Mike Nolan was a Nolan brother but not to be, I was convinced the other musical sensation, singing sisters 'The Nolans' may have had a musical brother in the mix and he had gone and set his own band up. The disappointment was immense. I got over it.
If you're not over a certain age and born way after 1981 you are probably wondering who? Well you may need to go do some You Tubing. Let me tell you that skirt ripping off thing at the Eurovision was saucy at the time and we held our breath on the night incase there was a huge wardrobe malfunction. Some may have celebrated a faulty piece of velcro but it was tense times and could have affected the result massively, I feel it did anyway.
The Fizz were performing at Glasgow Pride over the weekend with all their classics and even wowed the crowds with the lovely soft heart melting Land of Make Believe'. You're going to love or hate them but they are great for a party and let's wish them luck with their comeback. They are amongst a lot of 80's artists to make that return, showing kids these days what real music is.....errrr well maybe showing kids what entertained us in the old days.
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