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Dan K. Brown left the band in 1994. He was not officially replaced, and the band used session musicians on bass in his stead, with Chris Tait playing bass on most recordings and live shows from 1995 through the early 2000s. The four man line-up (with contributions from Tait and other sessioneers) recorded 1998's Elemental and the 1999 album 1011 Woodland on which they re-recorded a selection of previous hits and album tracks.

In 2002, The Fixx performed Nancy Sinatra's 1960s classic "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" for an album of cover versions of songs from the 1960s to 1990s called When Pigs Fly".

In 2003, the band released their ninth studio album, Want That Life. Gary Tibbs, formerly a member of Roxy Music, The Vibrators and Adam and the Ants was installed as an official member on bass for this album.

Long-time bassist Dan K. Brown re-joined the band in 2008, replacing Tibbs. They celebrated 25 years of making music together, with the release of the 2-CD Twentyfifth Anniversary Anthology compilation.

With the classic lineup back intact, The Fixx released their 10th studio album Beautiful Friction on July 17, 2012. The Fixx regularly tour the US.


A London-based new wave group that managed to sustain a successful career in America for several years in the mid-'80s, the Fixx always flirted with the mainstream with their catchy, keyboard-driven pop. Formed by college friends vocalist/keyboardist Cy Curnin and drummer Adam Woods in the early '80s, the pair advertised in the music press for additional members; the remaining members of the group — guitarist Jamie West-Oram, keyboardist Rupert Greenall, and bassist Charlie Barret — all responded to the ad. Taking the name the Portraits, the band recorded a single for Ariola Records, "Hazards in the Home," which failed to gather much attention. Within a year, the band had changed its name to the Fixx and recorded "Lost Planes," the single that led to a record contract with MCA.

The Fixx released their debut album, the Rupert Hine-produced Shuttered Room, in 1982. The record spawned two minor U.K. hits, "Stand or Fall" and "Red Skies," and spent a short time in the charts. In America, none of the singles were hits, yet the album stayed on the charts for nearly a year. After Shuttered Room, Barret left the group and was replaced by Dan K. Brown. Reach the Beach, released in 1983, established them as a hitmaking force in the U.S. The terse, pulsating "One Thing Leads to Another" became a number four hit, sending the album into the Top Ten. Reach the Beach would go platinum by the end of the year, launching two more Top 40 singles — "Saved by Zero" and "Sign of Fire." Despite all of their American success, the Fixx failed to break back into the British charts with Reach the Beach; in fact, they never had another British hit in their career.

The Fixx returned in 1984 with Phantoms. While it performed well — it peaked at number 19 and went gold — it didn't match the success of Reach the Beach; after it launched the number 15 single "Are We Ourselves?" the record fell off the charts. Although their audience was shrinking, the Fixx kept their basic, synth-driven sound intact for 1986's Walkabout, which featured the hit "Secret Separation." After Walkabout, the band stopped working with producer Rupert Hine, which resulted in a harder, more guitar-oriented sound for 1988's Calm Animals. The album charted at number 72, but it spawned no hit singles. Ink (1991), their next album, didn't reverse their declining fortunes, even though they tried to update their sound with an emphasis on guitars and slick, dance-ready beats.

After the record failed to recapture their mainstream audience, the Fixx seemed to fade away before resurfacing in 1998 with Elemental, an album that found Brown replaced by bassist Chris Tate. A year later, they returned with 1011 Woodland, a collection of re-recordings of their greatest hits. Former Roxy Music and Adam & the Ants bassist Gary Tibbs would join the band for 2003's Want That Life. Five years later, Brown returned for a world tour and remained with group for the 2012 release Beautiful Friction.


The Fixx are an English new wave band. They are one of the few bands to have enjoyed significant success outside their country of origin, notably in the United States and Canada, yet remain almost unknown in their home land.
The Fixx were formed in 1980 in London by college friends Cy Curnin on vocals and Adam Woods on drums, originally under the name "The Portraits". The pair placed an ad for additional members. As a result, guitarist Jamie West-Oram, keyboardist Rupert Greenall, and bassist Charlie Barret joined, and the band changed their name to "The Fixx".
In 2002 The Fixx performed a cover version of Nancy Sinatra's 1960s classic "These Boots Are Made for Walking" for a special album called When Pigs Fly, which featured unique remakes of songs from the 1960s through the 1990s. The song was also included as a bonus track on the group's Anniversary Anthology CD.
The band regularly tour the U.S., and recently celebrated 25 years of making music together, accompanied by the release of the 2 CD set Twentyfifth Anniversary Anthology compilation. Cy Curnin can often be found on stage with a glass of wine in his right hand and an egg shaker in the left.

 

80's Hits

One Thing Leads To Another
Red Skies
Secret Separation

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